Things To Consider While Relocating The House

On August 29, 2018 by Preeti

Moving house is something that most of us will do many times, in their lives and it’s important to try to make these occasions as stress-free as possible.

There are a few things that most people tend to leave until the last minute that should really be done well in advance while shifting from one place to another. We’ve put together 6 handy moving ideas for a new house checklist:

Connect The Internet

Connect The Internet
The Internet is the most crucial thing nowadays. This needs to be booked for at least three weeks before you shift. Internet service providers are often booked weeks in advance so you need to do this in advance. Living in a new house without internet can be very frustrating and inconvenient as if may be hard to find emergency services like plumber, doctor or just food nearby. Nowadays mobile plan and Wi-Fi is easily available but if you have broadband on your own you can enjoy hassle-free, whether the mobile network issue occurs.

Connect Your Energy

Connect Your Energy
When you move house, you need to disconnect the energy in the previous tenants’ name and reconnect it in your new home. The process is quite simple, you just call your energy provider, give them your shifting address, your preferred connection dates, contact numbers and identification and concession details if applicable. It’s important to this just before you move so when you move to the new place you would not have to face electricity or water or gas line issues

Plan For Children & Pets

Plan For Children & Pets
If you have small kids or pets make sure you’ve thought about what young children and pets will do on the day. Advance plan for kids and pets will also keep them secure from any influence. Ask a friend or family member to help out so you can focus on organizing the move.

Change Your Address


Inform your office, your bank, your telephone exchange,  your relatives and your daily service (laundry, courier etc.,)  It’s best to do this as early possible, so you don’t have to rely on the new tenants of your old home to forward your mail.

  • Don’t forget to update magazine or box-style subscriptions
  • Contact your car insurance and registration provider about change in address
  • Update your details on the electoral roll
  • Update your details with all superannuation funds

Professionally Cleaned House Before Shifting

Professionally Cleaned House Before Shifting
Theoretically speaking, most properties will be given a professional clean before the previous owners moved out, but in some case, a house will be empty for an extended period of time which means it will need to be clean once again before you move in. Make sure you hire professional cleaners who specialize in house cleans and have them steam the carpets and do a thorough job on the bathrooms and kitchen.

Pack A First Night Box

Pack A First Night Box
The first night box is essential to a successful move just like unpacking box. It should contain a change of clothing, basic toiletries, toilet paper, night suit, towels, bed linen or any other essentials you may require like tea bags or a coffee plunger. It makes such a big difference to the comfort of your first night in the new home so you aren’t frantically searching through boxes at midnight trying to find your toothbrush.

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