Preparing For The Move

Bedding

Strip beds and leave bedding folded on the mattress.

Crockery & Cutlery

Wash up any crockery or cutlery and place them with your glass and china. If you have undertaken to pack yourself, use white paper when packing.

Entertainment equipment

Are best moved in their original packing so it’s worth having them available or getting replacement boxes from your dealer. If not our removalists will modify packing materials for this task. Disconnect cords and leads from stereo, computer, TV etc. Remove Speakers from the wall or disconnect from your stereo.

Furniture hardware

It is generally recommended that inexpensive or self-assembled furniture made of particle (chip) board be disassembled prior to transport. Owners are encouraged to do this before the packing team arrives.

Hardware, remotes and important but small items be placed into plastic bags and then into the Essentials Carton.

Garden equipment

Have moveable sheds dismantled and garden tools cleaned and assembled together. Clean and disinfect dustbins

Kitchen food in-use

Tea, sugar, jam, etc., should be packed together. Remember that only dried foods, tins and spices can be sent for storage, no liquids, oils etcetera are acceptable. Open food items should not be packed and shipped internationally.

Hermetically sealed foods and canned items may be packed however there may be regulations at destination that limit or prohibit this practice. Ask your Move consultant.

Medicines

Check that all caps, tops etc. are secure. Use clear nail varnish to seal where cap meets bottle and/or tape the tops on. Check the instructions, your physician or pharmacist as to safe transport of medicines, particularly prescription items. Also check the foreign regulations as to prescription medications such as sleeping aids, tranquilizers etc.

Money, jewellery, documents

It’s best to take these important items with you personally. Make sure you set aside all passports, birth certificates, car log books and other documents you may require either during the move or before your goods are delivered to your new home. Make up a special carton labeled “DO NOT REMOVE” and ensure that this is kept to one side.

Reminders

  • Is everything on your Take-With-Me list loaded into the transportation vehicle, be it your car or a taxi?
  • Have you left anything behind? Take one last look around.
  • Is the dishwasher emptied?
  • Are all the water taps turned off?
  • Is the electricity turned off at the mains switch?
  • Are all the windows locked?
  • Have you left your forwarding address in a prominent place?
  • Have you locked and tested the back, side and front doors?
  • Have you surrendered the house keys to the new owner, estate agent, solicitor or caretaker?