Moving Checklist

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Moving Checklist for Moves in Wollongong

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OUR THOROUGH MOVING CHECKLIST

PLEASE NOTE: We do not pack, store or transport, precious jewellery and money and we do not transport firearms or hazardous goods.

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OUR ESSENTIAL MOVING CHECKLIST

  • Prepare an “essentials pack” with items you will need when you arrive at your new home: electric kettle, coffee mugs, tea/coffee, teaspoon, knife, fork, paper plates, can opener, corkscrew, screwdriver, hammer, torch, toilet paper, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, clean clothes and your young children’s favourite toys.
  • Use removalist-quality cartons. Make sure your cartons are packed tightly and then seal the cartons securely with 5 cm packing tape, ensuring that both the base and top of the carton is securely sealed.
  • We don’t recommend using newspaper to wrap your goods. The ink can be messy when unpacking. We recommend using butcher paper for non-fragile goods and bubble wrap for your fragile goods.
  • Place heavy items, such as books, in small cartons so they aren’t too heavy to handle.
  • Mark each box with your name and a content description.
  • Wrap items individually, placing heavy items on the bottom and lightest item on the top. 
  • If placing goods in storage, make sure your personal documents are packed together and the box is clearly marked.
  • Don’t polish furniture the week of your relocation. It makes furniture slippery and difficult to handle.
  • Please note that in the interest of the safety of our staff, we do not put furniture items over balconies above ground floor level.
  • We recommend that you don’t water your pot plants for seven days prior to your local removal. If moving interstate, we recommend you consider giving your plants away to family or friends. If you require your plants to be transported interstate, we suggest you consider varying quarantine regulations between states and obtain the relevant approval from the appropriate department.
  • Discard any open or unsealed food and liquids. This will prevent spoilage and vermin and insects intruding your goods whilst in storage and decrease leakage and consequent damage to other goods in transit whilst in our vehicles.
  • Empty refrigerators and freezers prior to removal. We suggest that you turn off/defrost at least 24 hours prior to removal. Thoroughly clean and dry inside fridges, freezers and dishwashers. Where practical, we suggest that freezers be left to stand 2-4 hours after delivery before being switched on to minimise the risk of damage to the compressor.
  • With white-goods, plasma televisions, hi-fi equipment and printers, we recommend that you refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for guidance in the preparation of these items for transport.
  • Prior to moving to your new address, check that larger furniture pieces will fit into your new home.
  • We are happy to dismantle and reassemble conventional beds and furniture items, but items such as waterbeds and furniture built in that cannot fit through doorways or stairwells must be prepared for transit prior to removal day.
  • Wash out garbage bins and wheels barrows and drain garden hoses.
  • Remove hooks from fishing lines.
  • Drain all fuel out of your lawn keeping equipment.
  • Clean BBQs and ensure grease traps are emptied and clean and that gas bottles are empty. 
  • Hazardous goods that are flammable, such as LPG cylinders, fuel tanks, aerosol cans, flammable fluids, etc. are not suitable to be moved or stored.
  • Dismantle swing sets, trampolines, etc. and ensure you put the nuts and bolts in a safe place.
  • Clean and spray dog kennels, empty and clean fish tanks, bird cages, etc.
  • Have an advanced plan for placement of your furniture in your new home and someone at your new home to direct the removalists where you would like the placement of your goods.

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