Moving House? We moved house, these are the things we wish we knew! (about moving house - we have a moving house checklist - check it out!)

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We moved house, a few times now, with a kid, and with pets. These are the 'hurdles' we hit each time, and the ways we smashed them!

Pre-Move Planning

Moving house involves pre-move planning, which is essential for a smooth transition.
Prepare for your move well in advance. Let's create a detailed moving checklist that outlines every task you need to complete before, during, and after your move. We can work through things like picking the best moving date, organizing and de-cluttering your belongings, and efficiently planning your packing process. This list provides help with notifying relevant parties such as utility providers, subscription services, and government agencies about your move.

Choosing a Moving Company

A crucial part of moving house requires choosing a reliable moving company. In this subsection, you'll find comprehensive information on how to select a reliable and trustworthy moving company in Australia. It covers essential topics like understanding the different types of moving services available, how to get and compare quotes from various movers, and what to look for in a moving contract. Also included are tips on moving insurance options to protect your belongings during the move.

Packing Tips and Tricks for your Property

The moving process needs effective packing tips and tricks to ensure safe transportation of belongings. This part of the website offers practical advice on packing your belongings efficiently and safely. It includes recommendations on the best packing materials to use, techniques for packing fragile and valuable items, and strategies for labeling and organizing boxes to make unpacking easier. There are also tips on how to maximize space and keep your items secure during transit.

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Home Utilities and Services Setup

Moving house includes setting up utilities and services like electricity, gas, water, internet, and phone in the new home.
This section guides you through the process of setting up or transferring essential services to your new home in Australia. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to handle utilities like electricity, gas, and water, as well as how to set up internet, phone, and pay-TV services. The subsection also provides advice on timing these setups to ensure everything is operational when you move in.

Change of Home Address Notifications

The process entails notifying various institutions and agencies about the change of address. Here, you'll find a comprehensive checklist for updating your address with various institutions and agencies. This includes government bodies like the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Transport, as well as banks, insurance companies, and other entities that need to be informed of your move. This section ensures you don’t overlook any important notifications that need to be made.

Moving Home with Pets

Moving with pets affects their well-being, requiring special attention during the transition. Moving can be stressful for pets, and this subsection offers advice on how to make the transition as smooth as possible for them. It covers topics such as preparing your pet for the move, pet transportation options within Australia, and setting up a pet-friendly space in your new home. There's also information on updating pet identification and registration details in line with your new address.

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Local Area Information

OneMove provides local area information to help new residents settle into their community. This part of the website provides valuable information about your new neighborhood. It includes details on local schools, healthcare facilities, public transportation options, and amenities like parks, shopping centers, and recreational facilities. This subsection is designed to help you and your family settle into your new community more easily.

Post-Move Checklist

After moving, a post-move checklist helps in organizing and settling into the new home. There are still several tasks to complete. This subsection provides a checklist of post-move activities, such as unpacking efficiently, ensuring all utilities are properly connected, and familiarizing yourself with your new neighborhood. It also includes tips on organizing your new home and making any necessary adjustments to make it comfortable and functional.

Legal and Financial Considerations

Moving house involves legal and financial considerations, including lease agreements and budgeting. This final subsection covers the important legal and financial aspects of moving. It provides information on understanding and managing lease agreements or home purchase paperwork, transferring or setting up new insurance policies, and budgeting for various moving expenses. This section aims to help you navigate the financial and legal intricacies of relocating to ensure a smooth transition to your new home.
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Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about moving home.

How do I handle utilities and service setups like EnergyAustralia?

Contact utility providers like AGL, Origin or Energy Australia to transfer or set up new services in your new home - Electricity and Gas are essential services in Australia, so this should be reletively simple.

What are some key communications setups required in a new home?

Set up essential communication services like phone, internet, and mobile broadband.

How can I personalize my new home through DIY projects?

If you own the property, or have secured permission from the property owner, then consider undertaking DIY projects to customize and add personal touches to your new home.

What are some security considerations when moving house?

Ensure your new home is secure, update address details for security services, and consider new security measures.

How do I manage inventory during the moving process?

Keep a detailed inventory of your belongings to track them during packing, moving, and unpacking.

What should I know about conveyancing in property relocation?

Understand the legal process of transferring property ownership, and consider hiring a conveyancer.

Why is updating my phone number important when moving?

Updating your phone number ensures you stay connected and receive important communications.

What is involved in setting up internet in my new home?

Consider options like NBN, broadband, or Wi-Fi 6 for internet setup based on availability and your needs.

How do I update my vehicle registration when I move?

Contact the relevant motor vehicle department to update your registration with your new address.

Where can I find information about my new neighborhood?

Research local area information, including schools, healthcare facilities, shopping and amenities.

How do I ensure my pets are comfortable during the move?

Plan for pet transportation and create a pet-friendly space in your new home. We recommend using a pet sitter on the move day so that your beloved pet doesn't get in the way - or injured.

What insurance options should I consider with a moving company?

Look into moving insurance options to protect your belongings during transit.

How far in advance should I notify utility providers about my move?

Notify utility providers as soon as you have a moving date to ensure a seamless transition. Some utilities have a transition period involved, others need to organise service personel to go out to your property, we recommend at least 30 days prior to the move. It is best to contact each utility and advise of your intentions.

What legal and financial considerations are involved in moving house?

Consider managing lease agreements, budgeting for moving expenses, and updating personal documents.

What should be on my post-move checklist?

Your checklist should include tasks like unpacking, ensuring utilities are connected, and settling into your new home.

Who should I notify about my change of address?

Notify various institutions and agencies, including government bodies and banks.

What utilities need to be set up in my new home?

You'll need to set up essential services like electricity, gas, water, internet, and phone.

What are some effective packing tips for moving?

Use specific packing materials to protect items and organize belongings efficiently for safe transportation.

How do I choose a reliable moving company?

Look for a company with a good reputation, and consider their moving insurance options for added security.

What is the first step in planning a house move?

The first step is pre-move planning, which is essential for a smooth transition.

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