03 Nov


By / Troy Said

Your moving interstate checklist: from 4 weeks out to moving day

Moving interstate with the family but secretly dreading it?

The planning. The hassle. All those things to organise. It’s a big move, right?

Fear not. There are some easy things you can to do make it a seamless experience.

And at Interstate Removals, we have got moving people across Australia down to a fine art over the last 10 years.

Here’s our moving interstate checklist for a hassle-free move from a month out.

4 weeks from moving day

  • Organise a removalist. Ask for one that provides a quality customer service experience at a reasonable price. Not all removal companies are made equal! (Ask us for a quote here).
  • Organise contents and household insurance.
  • Notify your electoral office of your new address, driver’s licence and car registration.
  • Create a list of all your possessions.
  • Create a plan for what you want to get rid of. Using sites like Trash Nothing, eBay or Gumtree are good options.

2 weeks before the move

  • Find packing materials. For a move interstate, most removalists will ask that you pack yourself. Doing this will also save you time and money.
  • Stock up on good quality packing materials and good quality one-sized boxes. Read our guide to packing fragile items here.
  • Organise for a rubbish removal if you have excess junk.
  • Organise storage if you can’t take all your belongings with you.
  • Pay to have mail redirected to your new address.

1 week before the move

  • Empty your refrigerator. Only take the items you will need the last few days before the move.
  • Keep all important documents in a central place for your journey.
  • Clean your old home and organise a carpet cleaner.

On moving day

  • Carry all valuables with you (for example jewellery, cash, medications
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Check lights and taps are turned off
  • Do a walk around each room, open all cupboards and check shelves
  • Leave keys/garage door openers in one place
  • Don’t forget your pets!

We hope this helps with your journey. We’ve love to help create an incredible experience for you – so everything is taking care of when you move interstate and you can just enjoy it!

To enquire about how Interstate Removals can help you plan and create a stress-free move, call us on 1300 299 969 0r send through a fast quote for your upcoming interstate move.

Troy Said

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