Eight to Four Weeks Ahead

  • Decide on a firm date for moving
  • Visit or call Your Self Store to reserve your self-storage unit
  • Book the Your Self Store move-in van, if required
  • Book removalist or a rental van (information available upon request at Your Self Store)
  • Buy packing supplies from Your Self Store

  • Start packing boxes as soon as possible
  • Sell or donate unneeded items
  • Try a garage sale or market stall
  • Advise children's school/kindergarten of move and get copies of school records
  • Start to use and finish food in freezer and pantry

Four to One Weeks Ahead

  • Organise to redirect mail with Royal Mail
  • Continue packing and remember to label each box with contents and intended location
  • Have clothing dry cleaned
  • Check items in repair shops
  • Notify gas, electricity and phone companies of your cancellation and set date for reconnection at new address
  • Advise the Electoral Role of your new address
  • Change address for drivers licence and motor registration
  • Make an inventory of your household contents
  • Organise house insurance to be transferred from old house to new and make any adjustments for coverage
  • Send change of address cards to memberships, magazines, friends and relatives
  • Return borrowed items and pick up things you have lent to others
  • Ask friends and relatives to help on moving day
  • Arrange for pets to be transported

The Day Before

  • Empty, clean and defrost fridge and freezer
  • Check that water trays are empty
  • Disconnect washing machine and let hoses drain
  • Prepare other appliances for removal
  • Drain Garden hoses and store in clean garbage bins
  • Have everything packed and ready to load except bedding

Moving Day

  • Consider the essential things you will need when you first arrive and carry them with you
  • Remember to also carry valuables and important papers
  • Have children help out (if applicable). Keeping them involved helps them take the move in their stride
  • Strip beds. Cover mattresses with mattress bags
  • Pick up Your Self Store Move-in Van
  • Check inside the house and garden so that nothing is left behind
  • Turn off water and lights
  • Lock windows and doors