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.
NZ Post mail redirected.
Driver Licence/NZ transport.
Place of employment.
Friends & Family.
House cleaning services.
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.
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.
Fully charge mobile phone.
Arrange help for kids or pets on the day.
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.
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.
First aid kit.
Baby supplies (sippy cup/bottle, formula, baby food, spoon, diapers, wipes, pacifier).
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Change of clothes.
Entertainment (crayons, colouring book, books, movies you can play offline).
Dinner (or takeaways).
Coffee machine, coffee filters, mugs.
Corkscrew/bottle opener (Don’t forget to take time out to celebrate).
basic cleaning supplies.
Screwdriver and Philips head.
Pen and paper.
Download first night in new house checklist.
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