Guest post by Hubert Dwight
There is the relentless searching for the right house, and the right block, the waiting, the chasing up and then finally…the move.
There are, however a few things that you can do that might make your life a tiny bit easier and potentially avoid some very frustrating situations.
Handover agreed; you are set to go. . . Hooray!
However a few weeks before the move day, you should have been thinking about a few key things.
Shop around for a good deal on removal company.
If you have personal recommendations from people you know, all the better.
Check if the company is a member of the Australian Furniture Removal Association.
If you have particularly precious items with an emotional value that are priceless insurance wise, then it might be betterr take them yourself.
Tell your internet/phone and other utilities providers you are moving.
They will need a few weeks to change everything over to a new property and may need to make
an engineer appointment (which will probably require you to wait in for at least half a day).
Check, whether by moving, you are entering a new contract and whether there will be any additional moving home fees.
With the recent switch to digital, if you want full access to all the free television and radio that is on offer, make sure that you have the right equipment and it is all tuned in to receive everything that it can.
Now we have gone, or are going, digital you need to be sure you have the correct TV Antenna to minimise obstruction and interference.
Get this wrong and you may not be receiving half the channels that you could be.
Australian antenna companies can give your new property a full assessment.
Cancel And/Or Redirect Any Deliveries
If you have any regular deliveries to your home such as groceries or magazine subscriptions, be sure to cancel or redirect them once you have moved to your new place.
Label all boxes with which room and what is inside.
If you are dismantling furniture, put screws and bolts in labeled freezer bags and attach them to the relevant piece of furniture.
It’s no fun looking for missing screws.
Organize a baby/pet sitter or help for moving day.
Should you need to move while you have small children, or pets it is handy to hire a
It’s not fun to be constantly worried and distracted by one more thing to on a day of stress.
Shop around and get a good deal.
Make sure you are fully covered for the home, contents and mortgage.
Once you are done, unpack, enjoy and say hi to the neighbours!
Hopefully, you would have made the move stress free and reduced the amount of frustration that comes with the move.