helping the residents of Port Washington and many surrounding areas move around
for nearly 100 years, we at Hyde Realty think we’ve perfected
the moving process to a fine art! Below is a comprehensive “movers checklist” we
as a team have come up with, drawing on our many years of experience in real
estate. Hopefully this
list makes your transition as smooth as possible whether you’re a vendor,
purchaser or tenant.
In the month before you move:
- Scout around for tape, marking pens and sturdy boxes.
- Confirm your date
- Have a thorough clean out. Organize a garage sale, or donate unwanted
goods to charity.
- Ensure all your furniture and appliances will fit into
your new address.
- Start using all the frozen and canned foods you’ve
- Prepare an inventory of boxes, and a list of essential items
need on moving day
- Organize a furniture remover company if necessary.
In the final days:
- Contact utilities and organize final gas, electricity and water meter
- Organize utilities those you will require at your new address
- Organize to discontinue telephone services lines (remember international
lines you may have more than one), T.V. connections and your internet
- Redirect your mail to your new address.
- Cancel local arrangements such
as lawn-mowing services, newspaper, snow clearing service etc.
- Return library
books and videos, collect any outstanding items such as dry cleaning etc.
- Have a final clean out, defrost and clean your fridge and freezer.
your new address and organize any necessary repairs or maintenance e.g.
ON THE DAY:
- Ensure valuables remain safe or with you at all times.
- Check all cupboards
and storage areas.
- Mark boxes of essential items.
- Turn off gas at the meter and electricity
at the switchboard.
- Say your final goodbyes lock all doors and move on.
Tips For Getting Organized
- Ask local liquor store retailers or supermarkets for smaller spare boxes.
- Consider using clear plastic storage tubs, as they are cheap, the contents
are easily identifiable, and they are waterproof.
- Hire a trolley for
moving heavier items to save time, and your back!
- Wear some garden gloves
to protect your hands
- Place dissembled furniture parts in a bag and tape
to item (e.g. wheels)
- Remove the plate from your microwave and tape the door
- Pack frozen foods in some ice in a cooler.
- Park sharp tools and utensils
carefully with plenty of padding
- Tape paper, bubble wrap over shiny surfaces
to prevent marking.
- Try to pack heavy things in smaller boxes and lighter
items in larger boxes
- Tighten the lids on jars and bottles of food and toiletries
books out evenly amongst boxes as these are the heaviest
- Move boxes to the
room closest to the exit before the day.
- Mark each box with the room it is
intended, and mark boxes of storage items.
Spread The Word
Remember to ensure everyone can still contact you once you’ve moved on.
Below are some of those you may need to advise of your change in address.
- Friends and relatives, of course,
- Sporting clubs and community groups,
- Your employer and/or education facility
- Banks and credit card companies
- Department of social security
- Electoral commission
- Insurance companies
- Department of motor vehicles
- Keep a record of your mail to ensure you haven't