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Moving in Ipswich? Seven Steps To Get It Right From The Removalists

6-8 weeks prior 

– research and book your removalist

– purchase boxes & packing supplies

– go through bedrooms & linen cupboards, pack items rarely used – books, games, DVDs, toys

– clean gutters and house exterior including windows


4-6 weeks prior

– start packing non-essential & infrequently used items

– secure all valuables / personal documents to be included in Moving Day Kit

– clean garage interior and if possible clear space to store packed boxes


3 weeks prior

– pack paintings, photos, etc. and all non-essential items from bedrooms / living areas 

– organise professional carpet cleaning (for within 5 days after move) 

– organise professional bond cleaning (for within 5 days after move) or start DIY cleaning

– start preparing clothes and bed linen for Moving Day Kit


2 weeks prior

– finish packing all non-essential items

– (clean if DIY)

– confirm booking with removalist

– disassemble kids outdoor play equipment


5-7 days prior

notify post office, school, doctor, dentist, insurance company of change of address (as of date)

– organise disconnection of phone & utilities and connection at new address (as of date)

– confirm booking for carpet cleaning & bond cleaning and notify Real Estate

– pack all non-essential kitchen items (clean if DIY)

– stop watering any plants you are taking with you (pack small plants in boxes or plastic tubs)

at least 8 hours prior

– defrost freezer / fridge


On Moving Day

– pack remaining items for Moving Day Kit –  phone & device chargers, medication, etc.

– finish packing kitchen

– move large items into garage / front access point if possible

– unplug washing machine / dryer

– strip & disassemble beds

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