Moving House Checklist

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5 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DATE

  • Book your rental vehicle with Hireace by calling 0800 001122 or online at www.hireace.co.nz
  • Notify your landlord about your moving date
  • If relocating to a new town give notice to your employer, club and school
  • Start considering what you would like to get rid of. Moving time is the best time to check for unwanted items that are only taking up space. Do a garage sale, donate or send to recycle


4 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DATE
 

  • Buy or collect packing boxes. Hireace has special prices for boxes. Enquire today
  • If you need to leave some of your belongings in a storage facility now is the time to book
  • Notify your facility providers, internet, TV, bank and NZ Post about your new address. An easy way to do this is to use www.moovme.co.nz 
  • If you are moving long distance get your vehicle serviced to avoid any surprises on the way. You can book a service with www.glenparkmotors.co.nz


3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DATE
 

  • Notify your insurance company about your moving date and new address. Check with them if your belongings will be insured during the move
  • If moving long distance book accommodation for the  night if necessary
  • Hire a babysitter or ask a friend to look after your kids on the moving day
  • Start reducing the quantity of food you buy
  • Contact your electricity provider to book new house power connection
  • Contact phone/internet company to book new house connection
  • Book a cleaning company to clean the house you are leaving
  • Start packing. Write on each box the content inside for easy unpacking


2 WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DATE
 

  • Organize mail redirect with NZ Post
  • Organize PO Box and safety deposit box to be transferred to nearby location
  • Return library books
  • Book final house inspection with agent  or landlord
  • Cancel or transfer your gym membership
  • Invite friends for a farewell party
  • Ask friends to help with move

1 WEEK BEFORE MOVING DATE
 

  • Start using frozen food and defrost freezer
  • Collect the new house keys and garage remotes. Check with landlord about alarm code and special instructions
  • Start disassembling furniture items and beds
  • Organize dishwasher to be disconnected
  • Organize for special documents to be kept in a specific  place including phones, car and house keys
  • Do the final laundry and disconnect washing machine


ON THE MOVING DAY

  • Pick up your vehicle from Hireace depot
  • Start loading vehicle with your belongings
  • Finish any cleaning needed and remove all rubbish
  • Do a final check to see that everything  that belongs to you is packed in your Hireace vehicle
  • When using a cleaning company make sure a key is left for them if you are not there
  • Do a final meter reading for your electricity/gas. Take a photo for future reference
  • Make sure all the lights are switched off and windows and doors are locked before you leave
  • When moving long distance make sure you take breaks, rest, eat and drink

AT YOUR NEW PLACE

  • Before you start unloading, inspect your new house. Take photos and if there is anything out of order, broken or damaged contact your landlord or agency
  • Make sure electricity, gas and hot water cylinder are turned on
  • Start unloading your belongings
  • If you are concerned about your door locks request they be replaced by your landlord or agency
  • Take your time and start unpacking
  • Before returning the vehicle to the Hireace depot make sure all of your belongings have been removed from the Hireace vehicle
  • Take a walk around the block to get familiar with your new neighbourhood
  • Introduce yourself to neighbours
  • Ensure all mail correspondence has been directed to your new address


Give Hireace a call on 0800 00 11 22 and the staff will be happy to assist you

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