A Moving House ‘To Do’ List

Every now and then I get sent an ‘infographic’; basically these things are big pictures with lots of information on them. I am then invited by the sender to use their infographic on my website if I feel it is relevant to my audience, providing I include a link to their website as a credit.

Last week an infographic turned up which, similar to the one I used recently about burglaries, I did feel was fully relevant. It was called ‘The Ultimate Guide To Moving Home

Moving home

Moving Home

Any of you considering a move to Australia from another country would, I’m sure, find this list useful at some point. Indeed, anybody already in Australia and coming to this website to look for information on other cities or states with a view to moving soon will also find this list useful too.

I’ve had a look through, I think they have pretty much covered everything, although I probably disagree with some of the timings in their plan.

For example, I wouldn’t advise packing all of your cleaning products into a box 2 months before you move, that’s a long time to go without putting bleach down the toilet.

Also, if you are moving internationally you will probably want to start researching which removal company you’ll be using a lot sooner than six weeks before your move. You would probably want them all booked up by then at the latest.

Those things aside though, I think the list is solid and a great foundation from which to plan your house move from beginning to end. For that reason I have decided to use this infographic on my website and also include it at the tail end of my series How to Move to Australia.

So, without further ado, here’s that picture with lots of information on it:

Moving Home listCredit: jarrimber.com.au

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  • Kim Godbold January 7, 2017, 8:34 pm | Link

    Moving can be a stressful time. We have all heard the horror stories about movers losing photo albums, damaging TVs, and leaving things behind. Some movers will provide you with packing materials as part of the cost of the move. Ask if the packing material will be included in the whole package before buying yards of bubble wrap. Many movers like moving companies NYC(http://www.movingrightalong.com/moving_overseas.html) are happy to deliver boxes before the day of your move. Plus, the cost of moving is usually less, and if you are moving cross-country with a lot of things, then it is better to take professional movers help.

  • Kelly December 12, 2016, 9:06 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, since we don’t know our address in Melbourne yet…(still need to find a place to rent) Do you know if the Australian post office have a poste restante service? and if there is a limit to how much you can send for that service. Thanks again for all the tips and info 🙂

    • BobinOz December 13, 2016, 7:41 pm | Link

      Good question, I don’t really know the answer but I think they do. How many hoops you have to jump through to get one though, and how it works, I really don’t know. I think this is one where you will have to contact them direct to find out about it. Good luck with your move though, I do hope it all works out 🙂

      • Kelly December 13, 2016, 11:47 pm | Link

        It turns out they do! They just have to get back to me with regards to how many boxes the post office can store at the same time… But usually items are kept for 10 business days. (in case anyone else is wondering 🙂 )

        • BobinOz December 14, 2016, 8:04 pm | Link

          Excellent, and thanks for letting us know Kelly, it’s useful information to have. Enjoy Melbourne, Bob

  • Shilpa September 21, 2016, 7:51 pm | Link

    Hi Bob

    Wonderful work! Very useful information on lots of things.
    We are moving to Sydney from England by the end of this year.

    Could you please help me with the removal companies for moving furniture etc.


    • BobinOz September 22, 2016, 6:40 pm | Link

      Just phone around and get a few quotes from local companies, and also click on the banner towards the top right-hand side of every page here to Britannia Movers and get a quote from them as well.

      They are a major international shipper so I’m sure they will be able to help you. Good luck, Bob

  • Duncan Pattinson September 20, 2016, 5:09 am | Link

    If you are going to move house then use a moving house checklist and cost each stage. get to grips with what it is going to cost. Try and get fixed fee quotes from your partner professionals.
    Keep control of your costs – It really helps to reduce the stress

  • Damian Ryan September 4, 2016, 10:38 am | Link

    Super handy information, thanks for sharing. Also be sure to ask around a few moving companies for quotes, and read testimonials from previous customers. Here’s a few tips on how you can find a reliable removalist: http://www.johnryan.com.au/blog/hiring-a-reliable-interstate-transport-company-in-melbourne

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