Removalist Checklist to Make Life Easier and Less Stressful

A Week Before The Move

  1. Collect or return all items that have been loaned out, borrowed or being repaired.
  2. Dispose of any items that you’re not taking with you.
  3. Check your garage, shed, in ceiling and under the house areas to select items you wish to take. Dispose of poison and flammable liquids.
  4. Finalise all accounts.
  5. Cancel all home deliveries e.g. paper, milk, Avon.
  6. Contact utilities for final readings, e.g. Electricity, Telephone.
  7. We can do the disconnection / reconnection of all these services as a free service.
  8. 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.
  9. 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

  1. Organise other transportation for personal documents (e.g. birth certificates, deeds), jewellery, money, etc. as you may be need them prior to delivery.
  2. Arrange for your electrician to disconnect or replace any light fittings you are taking with you.
  3. Remove curtains or blinds you intend to take with you.
  4. Empty lawn mower, whipper snipper, chain saw or other machinery which are being taken, of fuel.
  5. Check all containers of non-flammable liquids are tightly sealed and placed in waterproof containers or plastic bags.
  6. Empty food from your refrigerator and freezer and defrost, whip dry and leave to air. Secure shelving and crispers and motors if necessary.

One Day Before The Move

  1. Organise items you wish packed together for the removalists for ease of packing.
  2. Remove breakables, liquids and heavy items from drawers.
  3. Empty washing machine and disconnect hoses and place inside machine ready for removals.
  4. Thoroughly drain and dismantle waterbeds.
  5. Check with removalists regarding start time and make sure that someone is on hand when they arrive and someone is present until the completion of the loading.
  6. Organise someone to be on hand when the removal team arrive.
  7. Make sure someone can be at your premises until everything has been packed and loaded.
  8. For safety reasons, make arrangements for children and pets to be cared for on the day of the move.
  9. Empty cupboards and pack items ready for loading.