Removalist Checklist to Make Life Easier and Less Stressful
A Week Before The Move
Collect or return all items that have been loaned out, borrowed or being repaired.
Dispose of any items that you’re not taking with you.
Check your garage, shed, in ceiling and under the house areas to select items you wish to take. Dispose of poison and flammable liquids.
Finalise all accounts.
Cancel all home deliveries e.g. paper, milk, Avon.
Contact utilities for final readings, e.g. Electricity, Telephone.
We can do the disconnection / reconnection of all these services as a free service.
Check access to the property and doorways making sure that there is adequate space for removalist’s vehicle and removal of articles. Be mindful of overhead lines, trees and narrow openings.
If packing for yourself, commence packing cartoons. Clearly label with the room and contence of items, e.g. Lounge- CDs, video tapes etc. use appropriate size cartons book/wine or tea chests. * Remember: we cannot insure owner packed cartons and if you can’t lift them, we may have trouble lifting them.*
Two Days Before The Move
Organise other transportation for personal documents (e.g. birth certificates, deeds), jewellery, money, etc. as you may be need them prior to delivery.
Arrange for your electrician to disconnect or replace any light fittings you are taking with you.
Remove curtains or blinds you intend to take with you.
Empty lawn mower, whipper snipper, chain saw or other machinery which are being taken, of fuel.
Check all containers of non-flammable liquids are tightly sealed and placed in waterproof containers or plastic bags.
Empty food from your refrigerator and freezer and defrost, whip dry and leave to air. Secure shelving and crispers and motors if necessary.