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  • The CommFREE Moving Guide

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    Let’s start ………

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    • Newspaper delivery
    • Telephone
    • Internet
    • Electricity
    • Water
    • Other

    Get organised

    • Obtain a supply of boxes from places like the supermarket
    • Obtain packaging tape and heavy marker pens
    • Arrange for a furniture removal van
    • Arrange transit insurance
    • Arrange for care of your children on moving
    • Make suitable arrangements for any pets
    • Arrange contents and fire insurance for your new home. Talk to your CommFREE consultant regarding this.
    • Organise shifting times with the purchaser of your old property and the previous owner of your new one. Your CommFREE consultant will help co-ordinate this.

    Notify your change of address to

    • Bank
    • Credit card companies, i.e. visa, diners, fuel cards
    • Post office for redirection of mail
    • Registrar of electors (at Post Office)
    • Registrar of motor vehicles & drivers license
    • Tax department
    • Insurance companies (house, contents, car, health etc)
    • Hire purchase or finance company
    • Investment companies
    • Local council
    • Shops where you may have charge cards
    • Clubs and organisations
    • Police (if you own and store firearms)
    • Friends
    • Relatives
    • Publications you subscribe to
    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Church
    • Accountant
    • Who else sends me mail?

    Remember to

    • Clean the stove
    • Defrost the fridge/freezer
    • Tidy the garden
    • Disconnect all left appliances
    • Return any borrowed items
    • Throw out items that you don’t intend taking with you (organise garage sales)
    • 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, e.g. food, drinks, cleaning products
    • Pack each room leaving the boxes stacked and labelled with the room they are to be moved to i.e. kitchen. It is a good idea to write on each box a list of its general content
    • Boxes containing breakables label ‘FRAGILE’ and identify these items to your removal people
    • Pot and pack away plants and cuttings you are taking with you
    • Explain your packing procedure to the removal people and be at your new home when they arrive

    Don’t

    • Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers
    • Overload drawers and make furniture too heavy to shift (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

    Make arrangements

    • See the conveyancing attorney to sign transfer documents/mortgage discharge documents
    • Advise your children’s school that your children are leaving and the name of their new school so that files can be forwarded
    • Enroll children in new school

    Things to organise for new home

    • Newspaper delivery
    • Telephone
    • Internet and cable connection
    • Electricity
    • Water
    • Other

    The week before moving

    • Remind and confirm dates/times/locations for furniture removal company
    • Confirm moving in/moving out details and key exchange with your CommFREE consultant
    • Let children say goodbye to friends and neighbours
    • Say goodbye yourself

    Have one last check

    • Nothing left behind?
    • No clothes at dry cleaners?
    • No gear stored away from your property?
    • Electricity and gas turned off?
    • Telephone disconnected?
    • Water turned off and no taps left running?
    • Light switches off?
    • Windows and doors latched?
    • Keys with your CommFREE agent? (if appropriate)

    After the move

    • Have spare keys cut / copy remotes of new home
    • Make an insurance claim, if any damage has occurred during the move
    • Familiarise children with how to get to and from school
    • Enjoy your new home
    • Keep in touch with your CommFREE consultant. We’d love to hear how you are going
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