- Use the services of a recommended removalist.
- Draw up a plan of your new home so that you know before the move which rooms the various pieces of furniture, linen and clothing are going to be placed in. Give each room a number and mark the number on the boxes and furniture that is to go in that particular room. Have multiple copies of the plan and give a copy to the removalist.
- Plan your moving day and remember that someone will have to be available to carry out an inspection of the property you are purchasing by no later than, say, 10.30am to ensure there are no problems with the place you are buying.
- After the inspection, you must telephone us without delay to inform us if everything is okay or whether there are problems.
- Before you start dismantling all your electronic equipment, take photos of the cords and connections so that you can refer to these when reconnecting your electronic appliances at the new home.
- Put all your important smaller items such as remotes, phone chargers and the like in one box – and clearly mark it as a ‘special’ box.
- Have another special box for bedding, linen and towels so these can be readily available and easily accessible after you arrive at your new home.
- It is a good idea to have your sleepwear and the next day’s clothing separately packed and identified for easy access.
- Moving and unpacking can be tiring and take longer than you think so you should pack your kettle and supplies of snacks, tea and coffee with cups and spoons so that you can refresh and refuel during the day.
- Arrange in advance for your mail redirection and the transfer of your service connections such as electricity, gas, internet and telephone and for any meter readings that may be required.
- Contact your insurance company to advise of moving date.
- Leading up to the moving date use the last of the food in your fridge, freezer and pantry to lighten the load you will have to move.
- As you are packing, clean as you go – if you are selling or moving out of leased accommodation you have an obligation to leave your home clean and tidy.
- If you have motorised equipment such as lawn mowers, make sure you drain the petrol and oil from them.
- If you are taking indoor plants, lightly water them and wrap them in glad wrap and/or pack them into plastic lined boxes.
Pritchard Law Group, located in the Sutherland Shire can help if you have any issues during this time. If you have any questions about anything concerning the buying and selling of property please contact Nadine Betts on (02) 9543 1818.