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Moving house checklist

Moving house checklist

Moving house is stressful enough. So we've created two handy checklists to help! 

If you've left your move to the last minute, checkout our general move checklist to make sure you don't miss a thing. Also, download our 'first night in your new home' checklist to settle in hassle free.

Moving checklist

Moving checklist

For those of us who haven’t planned our move months out, here’s a list with some of the most important items/actions you don’t want to forget.
 

Change of address

NZ Post mail redirected
Doctor
Dentist
Banks/credit cards
Insurance
Driver Licence/NZ transport
IRD
Voter registration
Investments
Place of employment
Kids schools
Friends & Family
Newspaper subscriptions
Magazine subscriptions
Food/beverage subscriptions
Associations

Services to cancel/transfer

Internet
Pay TV
Phone
Electricity
Gas
Water
Lawn services
House cleaning services

Organise

Check insurance to make sure you’re covered for the move
Give landlord sufficient notice
Keep personal and financial documents all in one box
Keep keys, garage openers in one bag for new owners
Keep a folder with warranties and manuals for new owners
Plan meals to use up the food you have left
Tell your employer and book leave if necessary
Notify old/new schools and arrange transfers
Pick up the keys for your new home as soon as possible
Do last-minute laundry a couple of days before you move

Packing & Storage

Purge unused items
Book a truck or movers
Reserve storage is needed
Notify friend for help if needed
Pack infrequently used items ahead of time
Start a family move kit for the ‘first night’ in new home

Moving day

Fully charge mobile phone
Arrange help for kids or pets on the day
Final clean
Dispose of rubbish
Final walk through
Take note of electricity, water and gas meter readings for new/old
Switch off the hot water cylinder
Check smoke alarms

Download move checklist 

First night in your new house

First night in your new house

The first night in a new house can be stressful. You’re tired; boxes are everywhere and somehow there is no toilet paper. Making a ‘first open’ box can help. Here's a list of a few handy things to include.
 

For you

Bedding
Toilet paper
Toiletries
Hand soap
Shower liner
Towels
Pajamas
Work clothes
Medication
First aid kit
Phone charger

For the Kids

Baby supplies (sippy cup/bottle, formula, baby food, spoon, diapers, wipes, pacifier)
Bedding
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Pajamas
Night light
Favourite toy
Change of clothes
School uniform
Entertainment (crayons, colouring book, books, movies you can play offline)

Eat

Cups
Paper plates
Silverware
Paper towels
Dinner (or takeaways)
Breakfast food
Snacks
Coffee machine, coffee filters, mugs
Corkscrew/bottle opener (Don’t forget to take time out to celebrate)
Pet food

Practical

Basic cleaning supplies
Rubber gloves
Rubbish bags
Scissors
Screwdriver and Philips head
Hammer
Flashlight
Pen and paper
Sharpie
Smoke alarms

Download first night in new house checklist.