When we have been comfortably installed in our house for some time, everything seems to work more or less well in an autonomous way. The water comes out hot from the tap. The Internet seems to work, because Facebook shows us the latest domestic trend and, yes, invoices arrive promptly to our mailbox (although most of the domestic suppliers already send it to you via e-mail if you request it, saving the weight to the forests).
But now it’s time to restart all that. Move your whole life to another direction. An exciting task for some and tremendously stressful for almost everyone. Thus, planning will be key to avoid disappointment, delays and calculation errors. With Adelaide Furniture Removals you can go one step further and secure your belongings will arrive well to your future house.
There is only one alternative: either do it yourself or entrust it to a moving company. Obviously, in this last case you will avoid many problems, although you have to be careful in choosing a company that offers guarantees. In any case, it will require a good organisation, so we will work with lists of tasks that must be completed in order for the move to be a success.
If you want to get a 10 in peace during this next move, sign up for these keys and everything will go great:
- First of all, talk to the companies that provide domestic services
You may be able to move your entire possessions from A to B in just one weekend. But your water, gas, telephone and electric company do not work that fast. Call each one of them a month beforehand to see which paperwork you need to carry out in order to change your address correctly and on time. And once this work is done, repeat it in the form of verification 15 days before and, again, 3 days before the physical move.
The last thing you want is to get to your new residence and not having water to shower after carrying tons of books and furniture pieces. If you are clueless, it is recommendable that you create a small list with the contacts of your providers in a mobile note, and you set alarms on those dates to carry out this task.
- Important documents
From bank papers, deeds, family books, medical records, means of payment, documentation of vehicles, invoices, diplomas and professional or domestic certificates … Collect them all and put them in a folder that you will not lose sight of at any time and not will go with the rest of the move, but always with you.
You can also benefit from this time of reorganising and get rid of useless stuff that has been in your closet forever. But do not commit the mistake of losing sight of important documents that would cost you enormously to request public and private entities again.
- General cleaning
Both the house you leave and the one you land on. Generally, the houses are always delivered clean. But your criteria of cleanliness will never be the same – in an index of “love” – that of the previous tenant.
That is why it is recommended that you commission yourself to tune up your new home before it is invaded by dozens of boxes, furniture and obstructions for work.
Keep in mind that this is a unique opportunity to leave as new some corners that will take aeons to see the sunlight again.
- Are you sure nothing is left behind? Double check every single item in your list
You have double-checked everything that is in sight, and much of what is not. Right. Now, remember and review all your secret places. Hidden places in which you keep money, jewels or pieces of value so that they are not found by any thieves.
If you have been in this house for many years, there may be several of these places scattered among drawers, shelves and hidden holes, and you do not remember them. It’s time to play the spies with your own things and make sure you do not leave anything important in your old house.
- Keys: some arrive, and others leave
Make sure you collect all the copies of keys that the previous landlord left you to return them. In the same way, receive the new ones, make as many copies as necessary (at least one per inhabitant, another security and one more for a friend who lives nearby or a trusted neighbour) and verify that they all work.
Do not skip this last step. You do not want to have to verify it at the last moment and having to call the landlord late at night to rescue you because otherwise you would spend the night outside.
- The refrigerator, unplug it one day before the removal
Remember to disconnect it from the electrical network and empty it completely at least 24 hours before the removal, to be able to move it with guarantees and minimise the risk of damaging it on your way to the next house.
Do not take perishable food with you, consume it the last weeks before the move (including the freezer).
- Choosing well at what time of day you are doing your removal is essential
Remember the long traffic jams that exist in your city when it starts and when the workday ends? Imagine seeing yourself locked in one of them with that huge van with all your life on your back. Or look for parking and places to stop to unload in the middle of that panorama.
Better, escape from the traffic jams from 8 to 10 in the morning and from 5:30 to 7:30 in the afternoon to move vehicles.
Remember that for top removals you can contact us. Adelaide Furniture Removals is your professional services provider in Australia and we will make sure your valuable belongings arrive to your new place in perfect conditions.