MOVING DAY ETIQUETTE

Being well prepared for "D-DAY" is going to lift a huge weight off your shoulders! It's a good idea to make a list of things to do on the day of moving and keep it somewhere you can check off as you prepare, like in your organiser or diary or a whiteboard. Here are some tips for your check list:

  • Be packed and ready for your removal company when they arrive. Have your boxes neatly stacked in one place where possible, and close to their exit route,

  • Take all your paintings and art work off the walls

  • Take your beds down a day or two before, sleep one or two nights on your mattress on the floor if you can.

  • If it's not raining you could even move what furniture you can outside and ready to go.

  • Make sure you have your credit card ready or if mobile credit card or eftpos isn't available, make sure you have gone and taken cash out from the ATM the day before.

  • Get up out of bed a little earlier if your movers are arriving in the morning. This will give you plenty of time to have your breakfast and coffee so you can then pack up your toaster and kettle. Give your breakfast dishes a clean and pop them into a box.

  • Make sure your pets are home and ready to go (I'm talking about cats) if possible, clear out one room (laundry/study/bedroom) and keep your pets in the room. NOTE: put a note on the door to "NOT OPEN:PETS INSIDE", this will prevent your moving guy from unknowingly participating in their escape plan! Don't forget to pop in a litter box, their food and water. It will also help with any anxiety your pets may have with their beds and couches being taken away. Make sure your dog (if it can't be kept inside) is chained up or behind a fence as gates and garage door will need to remain open.