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Moving In

Moving into your new home is as exciting as it is stressful. There are lots of things to think about and manage to make sure it all goes smoothly. Use these tips to help you get everything in order.

Get ready to move in

You’ve made it! You’ve reached the final hurdle of the home buying journey. But before you step over that threshold, these handy services can help take away the headaches of moving in, so you can just enjoy that first step.

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Remember to hold or redirect your mail

If you’re moving, redirect or hold your mail with Australia Post so it moves with you. You can also notify providers of your changed address to ease the hassle of the move process.

hipages handy home services

Australia’s number 1 site for trades is hipages^. They have a huge range of helpful home services that will save you a lot of energy and time, so you can spend those things just enjoying your clean and fully set-up new home.

Carpet Cleaning

If you’re new home has carpet, you might want to consider getting it steamed or dry cleaned before you start moving in furniture.

House Cleaning

It’s not normally a job we like to do under any circumstances, so why not get someone else to clean your new home from top to bottom before you step through the door.


When you put out the call to help you move, you can often get back stark silence. Save yourself the hassle and hire professional removalists to help you shift and set up your new home.


Although we like to think we can, sometimes we just can’t do everything ourselves. Stay safe and get a professional handyman to help you with the tricky stuff.

Secure your new home with insurance

You’re almost ready to step through the front door of your new home and you’re likely not wanting to think about anything else than that first night under your new roof, but these tips should be considered to help make sure should anything happen, your new home stays yours.

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Suncorp Insurance has protected Australian family homes for more than a century. Our Home Insurance covers you for loss or damage to your property and its contents from an insured event, such as flooding or fire. By knowing what kinds of Home Insurance we offer, you’re able to get a Home Insurance quote for the level of cover that best meets your needs.

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Insurance – When might you need this and what might you need?

You’ve just bought a house. Congrats! You probably have some idea of what to expect now; maybe a back-straining moving day followed by a few years of cleaning crayon off the walls.

But if the unexpected happens, you’ll want to make sure that you and your new home are covered.

Life Insurance & Income Protection – What do I need to know?

If you’ve entered into a home loan alongside someone else, you both need to consider what happens to the loan if one of you passes away, or through illness or injury becomes unable to earn an income.

It’s a horrible thing to think about, we know, but one awkward conversation now can prevent something truly disastrous later.

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