THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST FOR THE INITIAL STAGES OF MOVING

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If you’re getting ready to move house, here’s the ultimate moving checklist to make sure you stay on track. The moving process can feel quite stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! To make the process easier, use Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket to store your goods. Here’s a checklist for what to do as soon as you decide you’re moving house.

  • Book a removal company and choose carefully. Ask for referrals, and ask us in the Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket office for recommendations.
  • Establish your budget and obtain a written quotation. Establish moving transit insurance.
  • Organise insurance for your new home.
  • Notify the appropriate people of your new address, including getting a new drivers license, updating your car registration, and notifying the electoral office.
  • Complete a floor plan of your new home for furniture placement and measure the spaces to ensure your furniture will fit. Check larger items will fit through doors.
  • Prepare an inventory of everything you own, noting any scratches or dents.
  • Make a note of any precious items that require special care to move.
  • Dispose of everything you don’t need, including old clothes and broken items.
  • Check any moving instructions for your washing machine with the manufacturer.
  • Clean out your kitchen. Use up opened packets and throw away things past their use-by date. Start to use up all food in the freezer.
  • Clean out the areas you hardly ever think about, like the garage, garden shed, and under the house.
  • If you’re utilising Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket during your move, throw away any flammable liquids, and make sure you empty any gas cylinders or air bottles.
  • Create a dedicated folder for all your moving documents.
  • Arrange to have your mail held or redirected to your new address.
  • If you have children, you need to arrange any necessary school or day-care transfers.
  • Redirect or cancel your newspaper, magazines, and any other subscriptions.
  • If you have excess rubbish from your cleaning, take a trip to the dump or arrange a rubbish pick-up with your local council.
  • Confirm with your lawyers or real estate agents the final key collection time and settlement date as this will determine your moving day.
  • Plan to carry yourself important legal documents and jewellery.
  • Pre-plan and schedule any necessary repairs required in your old or new home.
  • Book your Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket.
  • Obtain family and pet medical records, as well as dental and school records.
  • If leasing, arrange for a property inspection and book some cleaners.
  • Transfer or set up utilities at your new address.
  • Visit the StoreLocal Newmarket box shop to purchase all your packing materials, such as boxes, labels, tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper.

With this checklist and the use of Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket, the moving process is sure to be a lot less stressful for you.