Home Move: Top Things to Do Before You Move

By · September 3 2019
Home Move: Top Things to Do Before You Move

Even thinking about moving is mentally and physically exhausting. The endless drill of de-cluttering, sorting, packing and labelling boxes takes a toll on you. Then, there is the whole process of getting to the new place, unpacking, and then repeating the same drill in reverse.

We bring you the important things you should remember before you move:

  1. You should have some cash in hand for any last-minute emergencies or basic supplies.
  2. Charge your phone battery because a phone battery dying on you would be the last thing that you would want while directing the moving company to your new abode.
  3. Request a list of recommended local services of the area from your agent. These services could include an electrician, plumber, and trained staff that looks over the heating and air-conditioning of the house. Coming across heating/cooling, electric, or plumbing issues right after you move in is a big nuisance.
  4. If you take any regular medicines, get some extra supplies from your doctor until you find a new doctor around your new home.
  5. If you have pets or young children, arrange for a babysitter. If you have children going off to school, they would need a letter. So, it’s better to write it as soon as you can.
  6. See that all concerned utilities are switched off at your current house before you move.
  7. Round up all your house keys from neighbours, relatives, and nannies and then hand them over to your estate agent or solicitor.
  8. List down all important numbers you might need, such as estate agents, Removal Company, insurance people, and utilities, with their respective account numbers.
  9. Inform your doctor, dentist, and optician that you will be registering with new ones now.
  10. Do not forget about your phone number and internet service. Make sure they are timely transferred over and set up at your new place.
  11. Inform your family and friends about the move. A notification for change of address should also be sent to your bank, insurance company, credit card providers, charities, and building societies. Even if you haven’t ordered anything online lately, it would still be better to change your address on online shops such as Amazon, e-bay, Gumtree or any other that you do shopping from.
  12. Get your hands on the solicitor’s contact details of the seller in case any issues arise in the house.
  13. Start preparing early for the move. Order packing materials such as boxes and bubble wrap in advance so you can begin early and efficiently manage your time.

We have tried to cover everything, and we think we have. Keep these things in mind and have a hassle-free move! Happy Moving!

What do our customers say?

1 bedroom flat move
Frankton, Hamilton
Tweed Street
Jessica G.
Reviewed 18 hours ago
They helped us with a house move from Hamilton to Christchurch. On the day of the move the truck arrived well on time and everything was loaded and good to go in pretty much one hour! Matt was a great help and really friendly to deal with. As agreed on, the truck arrived two days later in Christchurch and unloading was done quick and efficiently! Just remember that, as reflected on their price, you can’t expect everything to come out without any scratch if you don't wrap it yourself. We made sure everything was good to go on the day of move and wrapped our more valuable stuff in bubble wrap, plastic wrap or in sturdy boxes. That worked great for us and made their job a lot easier I imagine.
1 bedroom flat move
Brooklyn, Wellington
Thorndon, Wellington
Reviewed 20 hours ago
Fast, easy and professional
Whangārei Heads
One Tree Hill, Auckland
Reviewed 1 day ago
Epic packing! Strong, fast movers and so polite and sweet. Only 2 items with tiny damage. But muddy crap conditions and I'm insured excess so not worth it, as I say nominal. For the price chur chur!!! I feel blessed that's all that happened to be honest! Paid for 3 both ways, 3 showed for pickup, 2 for delivery, don't refund, just buy the two a box. I thought delivery 3 hours?? Maybe?? Done in 1.5. So pleased. Thank you team, thank you, thank you. Moving from Whangarei Heads to Orks is hell stressful, your people did the job above my expectations and I am very very grateful. Highly recommend!!
Milford, Auckland
Saint Albans, Christchurch
Reviewed 1 day ago
Pawan and his team were excellent! We moved across the country, and despite this long distance we miraculously had no breakage of delicate kitchen items, and only a few minor scuffs and scrapes (to be expected) on a few tricky furniture items. They were great with communication, and arrived promptly with a load in and load out well faster than we expected. They were also very understanding and helpful when we had a lot more gear than we’d initially planned, with very reasonable pricing given we had to take extra space, and also scheduling flexibly for us so that we could be there at both ends of the trip. Payment was easy - they just gave us the bank details after the move was complete and were very easy to work with. Super lovely guys too - very friendly and reassuring which is exactly what you want on a high pressured and stressful moving day. Overall would highly recommend and will definitely be giving them a call again next time we have gear to move. Can’t thank them enough!
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