moving checklist

Moving Checklist

In the weeks before your move

  • Finalise moving date
  • Visit or call Preston Storage to reserve your storage unit
  • Book local removalist or rental van (information on moving solutions available upon request)
  • Arrange insurance either with removalist or insurance company for goods in transit
  • Buy packing supplies from Preston Storage and start packing boxes as soon as possible
  • Sell or donate unneeded items. Try a garage sale or market stall
  • Notify the old school of the move and enroll children in their new school
  • Start to use and finish the food in your freezer and pantry
  • Have clothing dry cleaned. Check items in repair shops
  • Notify gas, electricity and phone companies of your cancellation and set date for reconnection at new address
  • Advise the Electoral Role of your new address
  • Change license and vehicle registration details
  • Arrange to have mail forwarded to your new address
  • Make an inventory of your household contents
  • Organise house insurance to be transferred from old house to new and make any adjustments for coverage
  • Send change of address cards to memberships, magazines, friends and relatives
  • Return borrowed items and pick up things you have lent to others
  • Arrange for pets to be transported

Day before the move

  • Empty, clean and defrost the fridge and freezer
  • Disconnect washing machine and let hoses drain. Prepare other appliances for removal
  • Arrange for the collection of keys for your new home, have spares cut if needed
  • Drain garden hoses and store them in garbage bins
  • Have everything packed and ready to load besides bedding

Moving day

  • Strip beds. Cover mattresses with mattress bags
  • If you have engaged a removalist company, assist them with moving and packing your items for storage
  • Check inside the house and garden so that nothing is left behind
  • Turn off water and lights. Lock windows and doors

Still got a question? Contact Preston Storage here.