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Harcourts Moving Checklist

Harcourts Moving Check-List


  • Newspaper and/or milk delivery
  • Telephone, internet and cable TV
  • Gas, water and electricity (arrange a final meter reading)



  • Obtain supply of boxes (the supermarket can be one supplier)
  • Get packaging tape and heavy marker pens
  • Arrange for furniture removal (get quote, confirm time)
  • Arrange care of your children on moving day
  • Make suitable arrangements for any pets
  • Arrange transit insurance and contents and fire insurance for your new home
  • Organise shifting times with the purchaser of your old property and the previous owner of your new one



  • Bank, credit card and charge card campanies
  • Post offce for redirection of mail
  • Elections registrar
  • Registrar of moto vehicles and drivers license
  • Tax department
  • Insurance companies
  • Hire purchase or finance companies
  • Investment companies
  • Local council
  • Clubs and organisations
  • Police (if you own and store firearms)
  • Friends and relatives
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Doctor, dentist, accountant, lawyer



  • Clean the stove and defrost the fridge/freezer
  • Tidy the yard
  • Ensure that the chattels that have been sold with the property aren’t accidentally packed
  • Disconnect all appliances
  • Disconnect the TV aerial
  • Return any borrowed items
  • Throw out items that you don’t intend taking with you
  • List valuable items for special care when moving
  • Advise removal company of dangerous goods being moved (i.e. ammunition, petrol, spirits, chemicals)
  • Securely pack all jewellery, money, special documents and papers (i.e. legal, tax, insurance etc.)
  • Set aside items you will need on the day of the move so you can take them with you (i.e.  food, drinks, cleaning products)
  • Pack each room leaving the boxes stacked and labelled with the room they are to be moved to.  It is a good idea to write on each box a list of its general content
  • Clearly label boxes containing breakables as ‘fragile’ and identify these items to the removal people
  • Pot and pack away the plants and cuttings you’re taking
  • Explain your packing procedure to the removal people and be at your new home when they arrive



  • Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers
  • Overload drawers and make furniture too heavy to move (too much weight can damage furniture)
  • Move netting, barbed wire, timber, wood, coal etc without special arrangements being made
  • Store perishable goods where they might be overlooked



  • See your solicitor to sign transfer documents/mortgage discharge documents
  • Enrol children in new school
  • Co-ordinate the forwarding of any files from the children’s previous school to their new one



  • Contact Harcourts Complete to connect your gas, electricity and telephone.  Ask your sales consultant for details
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Telephone
  • Internet and cable TV connection
  • Gas, electricity and water



  • Remind and confirm dates, times and locations for furniture removal company
  • Confirm moving in/moving out details and key exchange with your Harcourts consultant
  • Say goodbye to neighbours


Once last check

  • Nothing left behind?
  • No clothes at the dry cleaners?
  • No gear stored away from your property?
  • Electricity, gas and telephone disconnected?
  • Water turned off and no taps left running?
  • Window and door latched?
  • Keys with solicitor (if appropriate)?


After it’s all over

  • Have spare keys cut
  • Make an insurance claim if any damage has occurred during the move
  • Tech children how to get to their new school
  • Enjoy your new home and keep in tough.  We’d love to hear how you’re going


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