Moving can look simple on paper but turn out to be a very stressful experience in its real sense, and that’s why a moving house checklist is very helpful in ensuring a smooth and efficient moving process. This is a timeline-based moving house checklist we encourage you to try out to leave no room for chance or surprises when the D-Day arrives.
You may decide on moving as early as a year ahead of your planned moving date. However, two months to your scheduled date would be a good to start making the necessary arrangements. At this stage, our moving house checklist advises that you:
If you are renting your current apartment, notify your landlord or agent and clear out any withstanding issues. Start packing all relevant documents such as school or medical records.
Start notifying necessary bodies such as your bank or solicitor the pending change of address. If you have anything that will not be going with you, this is the perfect time to do away with it. You can also start talking to pet moving companies about your pets if you have any.
Redirect all your mails to your new address and remember to notify the tax department. If you have not finalised yet with your utility accounts or have not cancelled your subscriptions, this is the right time to do so.
Empty all your trash cans, cancel domestic services, ensure that your new home has electricity, gas and water functioning and defrost your freezer.
Have all important documents with you and double check before leaving that there is nothing left behind. Lock doors and windows of your old home and surrender them at the relevant offices or carry them with you.
After creating and adhering to your moving house checklist, at Metro Transport, we always advise our clients to be on location when delivery is being done at your new home or office.