How to Make Moving Day a Breeze

The success of your moving day will be largely down to how much effort you put into preparation and planning. The Ultimate Moving Checklist by Kent Removals will guide you through preparation and planning from two months out from your moving date. If you follow the checklist, you’ll be prepared and will hopefully avoid the stress that can come with moving day.

It’s important to remember that no matter how well prepared you are, moving day is going to be busy. So, to make sure everything goes off without a hitch here’s a rundown of what you should be focusing on when moving day rolls around.

Create Clear Access Points

Your removalists need clear access to your driveway and home. If when they arrive there is nowhere to park the truck and access points are blocked with boxes it will create delays. As soon as you get out of bed on moving day check that all access points are clear and move your own vehicles well away from the front of your property.

Give Clear Instructions

Every house move is different and you may have expectations on what you want packed first and where you want it to go in your new home. To make everything more efficient, walk your removalists through your home and give them clear instructions. If possible provide them with a floor plan of your new address (try downloading one from the online listing at realestate.com.au), with clear diagrams as to where you want everything placed.

Sort Your Boxes

Make sure high-priority boxes are labelled and are the easiest to access. You should also point these out to your removalists; that way they’re the last boxes on the truck and the first ones off.

Keep Your Itinerary

Your itinerary is your most valuable document on moving day. Have it on you at all times and mark things off as they go on and off the truck.

Carry Precious Items Yourself

It’s advisable to carry important and precious items such as heirlooms, jewellery and important documents yourself. They’ll be in good hands with your removalist, but there’s no point taking the risk with anything that is irreplaceable.

Leave a Note

You should always leave a note at your old address with your new contact details just in case you’ve left anything behind or you need any mail forwarded to your new address.

At Your New Home

Here are the first things you should do when you arrive at your new home:

  • Check that all utilities have been connected; you’re going to need a hot shower after a long day.
  • Check the condition of all your items before you sign-off on the inventory.
  • If you’re renting, take photos of everything and make sure you note down any problems in the condition report.
  • Check the house for anything the previous occupants may have left behind. You should also check the house and garden for toxic substances, especially if you have children or pets.
  • Remember to leave your fridge upright for at least three hours. This gives the coolant gas enough time to settle.
  • Setting up beds should be at the top of your priority list; everyone is going to be exhausted at the end of moving day. If you’ve got the beds set up everyone can fall into bed with minimum fuss and get a good night’s sleep allowing them to tackle the remainder of the unpacking the following day.

For more advice and to make moving day a success, download the Ultimate Moving Day Checklist.

Share:

More Posts

June Quarter Market Update

There has been no hibernating for Melbourne’s housing market over the June quarter, with the median house sale price tipping over the million-dollar mark to $1.01 million. While this only represents a 0.2 per cent increase in the last quarter according to recent Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) figures, this follows a record 8.8 per cent growth in the

Sound strategies for winning an auction

You could call watching an auction in Melbourne a much-loved sport. As the preferred selling method, there are a few factors to consider before you let your heart take over and bid above your budget. Unfortunately, bidding at auction isn’t an exact science; there are many methods, and every auction is different. If you are planning on bidding, you’ll stand

Why landlord insurance is a sure-fire win

Taking out insurance is a lot like buying a lottery ticket, with both decisions steeped in possibilities and ‘what-ifs’. However, when it comes to investment properties, landlord insurance is a wise gamble. Landlord insurance is designed to cover the cost of replacement or repair if your residential rental property is damaged as a result of certain events. This type of

Grandmillenial Style – why it’s a trend you need to jump on

A new trend in home decorating has emerged and is quickly gaining momentum. It is called “Grandmillenial” style or “Granny Chic”. This style is full of nostalgia for anything old fashioned or traditional, like something you’d see in your granny’s home, throw in some contemporary artwork or sleek modern furniture and there you have the style in a nutshell. While

Send Us A Message