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Buying a home

Tips for moving house: the ultimate guide


Countdown to moving day

They say that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.

Moving homes is one of the most stressful events one can experience. The combination of the packing, the lifting, the shifting, the breaking, the crying and the excitement all rolled together can result in many things being forgotten or left behind.

The best strategy one can employ is to be prepared and not leave everything to the last minute.

This guide is here to help you plan your moving day by not only giving you great tips to move, but when to do them.

Download and print your own checklist here
  • Obtain a floor plan of your new home and plan what furniture will go where
  • Have a garage sale – get rid of the things you don’t want or won’t fit in your new home anymore. If they don’t sell on the day, drop them off at a charity
  • Start collecting boxes of various sizes, this will save you lots of money when you have to buy moving boxes
  • Decide whether you are going to rent a van and move everything yourself, or hire removalists. Consider your physical and mental health before making a decision
  • Make repairs to your current home. If you were renting, this could help you get your bond back
  • If you were renting your old home, inform your landlord or check your lease as to what notice period you must give before moving
  • PRO TIP: If possible, get time off work on the Friday before or Monday after moving day to give you time to get settled

The information is intended to be of a general nature only. We do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.

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