A Checklist for Moving House
As you are probably aware, moving house can be a very stressful time, what with so much to organise, and most homeowners are more than a little uncomfortable with allowing a team of strangers to manhandle their personal possessions. It takes a relocation to fully comprehend the amount of stuff we all seem to accumulate over the years, and on top of that, there is the removal company to contact and the utilities to arrange, and with all of this in mind, here is a useful checklist to ensure that nothing is forgotten.
- The Removalist – If you are fortunate in your choice of removal contractors, the relocation will pass without incident, and who knows, you might even enjoy the experience. If you are looking for eastern suburbs removals in Sydney, an online search is the best place to start, and with a little browsing, you should be able to settle on a reasonably priced quotation that is all inclusive. With a professional team of removers in your corner, all the packing is taken care of, and with clearly labelled tapeless boxes, there will be no confusion when it comes to unpacking.
- Cleaning – The old property must be handed over in a clean condition, and if you don’t have the time – or the inclination – to roll up your sleeves, there are local companies that specialise in post move cleaning, and in a few hours, the house will be looking good for the new owner. Then, of course, there is the new dwelling, and with an empty building, this is the ideal time for a serious spring clean. You and your family could do this in a day, or you can hire a local cleaner to come in the day before the move. If there is a lot of unwanted stuff at the old house, why not hire a skip? Contact a local skip supplier who can remove and recycle anything you no longer need.
- Essential Services – Some homeowners forget to terminate the essential services they use on a regular basis, which might include a plumber, electrician, and gardener, and by either informing them of your new address, or terminating the service, you will leave no loose ends. These tradespeople might not contact you for a few years, and will assume you are at the same address, so it is always a good idea to notify every service that you regularly use.
- The Keys – You need to have two sets of keys, one for the old property and one for the new dwelling, and don’t forget to hand the keys over when you vacate to either the real estate agent or the new owner.
- The Legal Aspects – One should make sure that all legal documents are signed and exchanged, which is something your property lawyer can handle, and with the utility companies informed of your pending arrival, you will have essential power and lighting when you start to unpack.
Once you have found a good removalist, the rest seems to fall into place, and hopefully, the move will signal an exciting new chapter in your life.