Let’s face it, moving interstate is stressful. You have so many things to worry about — finding a home, securing a new job, and relocating your life in general — so getting your belongings from point A to point B shouldn’t be your number one concern.
Best Removalists Newcastle has created the ultimate moving checklist to help you stay on track for your upcoming move. Our moving interstate checklist will help you figure out exactly what needs to be done before, during and even after your move so you can focus on what’s really important.
Choose an interstate moving service
Hiring a professional interstate removals company will save you a lot of time, work, and stress on your move.
Start investigating removals companies in Newcastle that suit your interstate move needs. There are plenty of options out there, so here are a couple of things to consider when deciding which company to choose for your interstate move.
Take a recommendation
Word of mouth recommendations are a great way of finding a trustworthy removals company in Newcastle.
Positive feedback on their service should be a huge factor when making a decision to hire, so when doing your research pay attention to what their customers have said about them.
FYI: You can check out Best Removalist Newcastle’s reviews here.
Get a quote
Don’t be afraid to get multiple quotes from different moving companies. This way you can compare your options and find the best fit for your needs and budget.
Do they offer the services you need?
Don’t just assume that your removals company offers the services you need. Many removal companies in Newcastle only offer the bare minimum when it comes to moving your belongings. Best Removalists Newcastle offer a full range of services including:
Organise your stuff
Go through every room of your house and decide what you would like to keep and what you should get rid of. You should make a note of any items that will require special packing during the move.
Stock up on moving supplies
Removal companies often provide all the packing supplies you need. However, some people prefer to use their own packing materials, especially for packing breakables and those with special meaning. Here are some essential packing supplies that you will need:
- Boxes of various sizes
- Storage bins
- Blankets to protect furniture, mirrors and electronics
- Packing material, such as bubble wrap and packing paper
- Permanent markers for labelling
Despite the common perception, packing doesn’t need to be a painstaking task. With a little planning and preparation, packing can actually become one of the most satisfying parts of your interstate move. Your relocation should be a time to celebrate a new chapter unfolding in your life and not a source of stress.
Start packing the things that you do not use on a daily basis, such as the bread maker or your bookshelf collection. While packing, make sure to label each box with its contents and the room it’s intended for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings and allow you to locate boxes with the essential items that you’ll need right away in your new home.
Make important updates
Even if you have organised to have your mail redirected, it’s a good idea to inform important companies, such as banks and utility companies of your change of address. Make a list of all the businesses and organisations you need to inform, including their contact details and when you should notify them by.
Some of the most obvious companies include:
- Financial institutes
- Utility suppliers
- Insurance providers
- Governmental departments
- Subscription services
It’s finally here: moving day!
You’ve planned, organised, found a great moving company, packed everything, gotten rid of all the things you don’t need and are ready to move. We hate to break it to you, but there’s still lots of work that needs to be done!
Wake up early
No matter what time of the day your move is taking place on, it’s a good idea to get up early to make sure everything is prepared for the move. Even if you feel everything is packed and ready to go, there is a high chance that there are still some last-minute things that need to be taken care of.
Organise your boxes
You should make sure that all of your boxes are grouped together with other items from the same space. This will ensure that the contents of each room stay together as much as possible when it comes time to unload everything at your new home.
Assist your movers
Once your moving team arrives, give them a walkthrough of your property, highlighting any boxes or the furniture items that need special care while moving. It’s always a good idea to tell your movers what your preferences are and not assume they will know how you want everything to be loaded.
Do a final sweep of your home
After the moving truck is loaded, walk through your old house to make sure nothing is left behind. Don’t forget to check the garage, attic, garden shed, wardrobes and outdoor spaces.
After the move
After you have relocated to your new home, there are usually a few loose ends with your new property that need to be tied up as soon as you have moved in. It’s a good idea to get a locksmith to change the locks so your new household has a unique set of keys. You will also need to set up accounts with new utility providers for internet, electricity and television services.
Looking for an interstate removals company in Newcastle?
If you’re looking for a removals company in Newcastle for your interstate move, give Best Removalists Newcastle a call.
We have been serving residents of Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, and other areas in NSW for over 20 years and can tailor our packages to ensure you receive the best service possible. Find out more about our services by contacting us at 0450 229 161 or emailing email@example.com.