"We'd like to express our appreciation for the fantastic fervice from
ab fab. Please pass on to Ged our many thanks and let them know
that the removalists were exceptional. In the face of what became a long tiring job they kept a brilliant attitude and that greatly reduced the stress of the experience for us."
Vanessa Healey, Playground Childcare.
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Moving House Checklists
Removals checklists to help out.
Download a printable version of our checklist:
Moving House Checklists (23 KB)
4 weeks to moving day:
- Book and confirm your move with ab fab The Stress Free Movers.
- Arrange collection of your boxes with ab fab.
- Removal Agreement - check all details on the Removal & Storage Agreement are correct; sign and return the document to ab fab (ensuring that you have paid your deposit to secure the booking)
- Packing – have you considered having ab fab pack for you? We have a professional pre-pack and un-pack service where we offer a ‘no damage guarantee' for anything that we pack
- If you are doing your own packing remember the golden rule, start early. It's often a bigger job than you think. Try not to overload boxes, call us if you need more.
- We offer short or long term storage.
- Arrange insurance for the move.
- Sort through any rarely used items to sell, donate or give away.
- Keep valuables separate and secure using a see through plastic box will help differentiate from all the others.
- Telephone – call your phone supplier and organise a final account and arrange for reconnection at your new address.
- Electricity; Gas & Water – call your suppliers to book a final reading.
- Change of Address – we suggest you notify and complete a Change of Address Application for the following …
- Australia Post.
- Electoral Commission.
- Your bank.
- Your medical practitioners including dentist; doctor, pharmacy.
- Companies who provide delivery services to you (eg.newspapers / magazines / subscriptions.)
- Companies who issue you with six-month or annual accounts (eg. insurance/ car registration).
- Childcare centres and/or schools.
- Workplace/ Government agencies.
- Insurance – update details for your new property.
- Pay TV/Interent – arrange for connection at your new home.
- Holding a garage sale is a good way to have a good clear out of large items of furniture.
14 days to moving day:
- Arrange someone to look after your children and pets on the big day.
- Start packing non essentials, spare rooms are a good place to start.
- Think about where your furniture will go at your new house. Draw a chart to help with distribution at the other end on moving day.
7 days to moving day:
- Reconfirm settlement time with solicitor and advise ab fab.
- Suspend supermarket shopping as a way to reduce the food items in your pantry and freezer.
- Empty gas bottles and dispose of any flammable liquids from lawn mowers. This is a requirement in order for them to be transported on our trucks.
- Borrow a cool box for moving perishable items. Your fridge is loaded last and unloaded first to limit the time out of service.
- Make sure your mobile is fully charged for the big day.
- Have some basic tools and cleaning products to hand.
- Port-a-robes…the Ab Fab team can supply these for your hanging garments
- Go through any checklists with your ab fab team and relax!