Pre-move checklist

Follow these simple steps for a stress free move

 
 

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Carry all important documents with you
Make sure all taps, gas, electrical switches and lights are turned off
Lock doors and windows and collect all keys
Double check that nothing has been left behind

Don't forget

Important considerations when relocating

Kitchen

Foodstuff and liquids: Discard any open and unsealed goods

Lounge room

Refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for guidance on preparing electronic items for transport

Laundry

Appliances: Disconnect appliances from power and water supply

Washing machines: Drain out all the water and dry the interior of the machine

Outdoors

Clean down garbage bins, lawn mowers, tools and other outdoor items

Plants

Donate any plants when moving long distances

Storage

When placing goods into storage, ensure that any personal documents are packed together and correctly labelled

Delivery

Be present when your goods are delivered to correctly direct furniture and cartons to their new locations

Dangerous goods

The following goods cannot be moved:

Cooking oils
Cleaning solvents
Aerosol cans
Matches
Pesticides
Paint
Thinners
Oil
Petrol
Kerosene
Methylated spirits
Turpentine
Weed killers
Photographic chemicals
Swimming pool treatments
Remove any fuel or gas from lawn mowers, LPG Cylinders, fire extinguishers, scuba tanks, welding gas tanks, heaters and lamps. Remove batteries from appliances.

Packing tips

  1. Use removalist quality cartons
  2. Wrap items individually, placing heaviest items on the bottom and lightest items on the top
  3. Pack similar items and sets in the same carton
  1. Seal the carton with 5cm packing tape, ensuring that both the base and top of the carton are securely sealed
  2. Mark each carton with a content description, the room it belongs to and your name
  3. Pack books in small cartons so that they aren’t too heavy to handle
To ensure nothing is left behind it is essential that at the completion of loading you do a final check of your home.

Preparing to leave

Keep a "survival pack" of those items that you may need immediately at your new home:

Electric kettle
Coffee mugs
Coffee/tea
Teaspoons
Toilet paper
Favourite toys for young children
Soap
Corkscrew
Bottle/can opener
Torch
Knife
Cutlery
Paper plates
Tissues
Clean clothes
Screw driver
Hammer
These items should be packed in a separate carton, appropriately marked and placed at the rear of the load to ensure that it is one of the first items unloaded.

Should you require advice or assistance at any time during your move, please contact your nearest Grace Removals office

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