Moving can be simplified if you plan in advance, even if you're
handling the move yourself instead of hiring relocationists to do
it for you. Start out on the right foot by creating a comprehensive
moving checklist that you can use to organise and plan your
relocation far in advance.
Take into account the following when creating a do it yourself
- Pick your moving date. The first step on
your relocation checklist is to establish a moving date and work
backward from there. You can set small milestones to plan your move
in increments of two weeks leading up to your moving
- Book a moving truck or hire professional
movers. Having an idea what your moving date will likely
be, it's worth researching removalists and moving vehicle rentals
to obtain price quotes from a minimum of three.
- Conduct an inventory of your belongings.
By adding an inventory of your belongings to your moving checklist,
not only will it keep you organised as you move to your new home,
but it's ideal for insurance purposes.
- Plan where things will go. Additionally,
this is the perfect time to consider the floor plan of your new
home and start planning where your furniture and belongings will
- Provide change of address notifications.
Notify all relevant organisation of your change of address.
- Transfer or set up utilities. Transfer
services from your old to new home, such as telephone, internet,
pay TV, electricity, and gas. Remember to leave a buffer when
It's recommended to leave utilities on in your old place, 48 hours
after you move, in case you forget anything and need to return.
Attempt to arrange utilities in your new home to be connected 48
hours in advance to enable you to move in as comfortably as
- Gather packing materials. Include in
your moving checklist the requirement to gather all packing
materials, like boxes, packing tape, labels, and bubble wrap or
butcher paper for padding.
- Day bag. Pack a small bag of clothing
and toiletries to take with you during your relocation so its
easily accessible and not stored away in the moving