Modern Australian Magazine

Local Moving Checklist

  • Written by News Company



Moving locally can be a stressful process as there is a lot to organise and generally not much time to do it in. To save yourself from forgetting anything for your move, make sure you start planning early and use this handy checklist as a guide to ensure your next move runs smoothly and seamlessly.

Before your move


There is a lot to do before the big day if you want to be as prepared as possible. Getting organised early will help you stay on top of everything and will make moving day much easier for everyone, including your removalists if you aren't planning on moving by yourself.

Find a removalist to help you move your belongings.

Contact your service providers to change your address.

Decide which belongings you want to keep and which you don't.

Have a garage sale to get rid of unused items.

Organise to have your utilities reconnected at your new home.

Visit your new home to scope out the area.

Back up all your computer files.

If you live in a rental make sure you give notice that you intend to vacate.

During your move


By the time moving day arrives you might be very overwhelmed by the whole moving process. While hiring removalists will help you to stay organised on the day it's a good idea to be prepared so you don't forget anything.

Carry any valuable items and important documents with you.

Pack essential items in your car such as sanitary products, snacks, water, and spare clothes.

Give your removalists a tour of your home so they know what they're moving.

Make sure all your utilities have been disconnected and turned off.

Ensure your old home is secured before you leave.

Do a final sweep of your home to make sure you haven't left anything behind.

After your move


Once you've moved in there is still a lot to do before you can get your life back to normal. Depending on how much you had to move it may take a while to unpack everything, and working out where it all fits can be stressful. Take your time with this as there is no point causing yourself more stress.

Check that all your utilities are connected and you have internet access.

Assemble your beds first then move onto the kitchen and bathroom.

Check the condition of your goods before your removalists leave.

Unpack the most used items first and leave everything else until later.

Leave your fridge upright for at least 3 hours before turning it on again.

Pay any final bills for your old home.

Buy any new furniture that you need to fill your home.

Organise to have your old home cleaned for renting or selling.


Moving doesn't have to be stressful if you're prepared and ready for the big day. If you hire removalists to help you move then this will help to make your job easier. Keep this checklist handy for your next move and you're sure to have an easy, stress-free moving experience!

Australia Today

Eat Your Way to a Healthier and Happier You

News Company

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time, so it is important that you promote a healthy lifestyle to help alleviate the symptoms of mental health. There are many ways you can do this, for example, you can choose to eat a healthy diet, full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. You can ...

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

News Company

The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around Europe as many are of Dutch descent. Nowadays, a lot of Australians use it as a base to live, work and study than...

5 Italian Designers That Every Australian Should Have in Their Closet

News Company

Fashion is an integral part of our lives and Italy is probably one of the most stylish countries on earth, home to big-name brands such as Versace, Valentino, Moschino, Prada and Fendi. Here are 5 Italian designers that deserve a spot in every Aussie woman’s closet. Chiara Ferragni I love blo...

9 Effective Ways to Support your Mitochondria and Boost Energy

Alex Witt

Optimizing energy requires a multi-faceted methodology. Looking beyond the shortsighted thought that energy 'in' naturally implies energy 'out', and that essentially placing in micronutrients is the thing that energizes us. Rather, we have to take a gander at advancing the indispensable micronutri...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the government's drought policy

Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Michelle Grattan says the announcement of extra money for drought-stricken farmers "won't be enough" to alleviate pressure on the government on the issue of drought. ShutterstockUniversity of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan discusses the week in politics with Michelle Gratta...

Holidays & Travel

5 Reasons For Visiting the Netherlands in Spring

The Netherlands is a stunning part of Europe and according to Markus De Jong, travel expert at adviesjagers.nl Australians love to visit the Netherlands as part of their travels around...

Winter fun in Colorado

Colorado is one of the most visited states in the United States due to the numerous beautiful places evenly distributed in every part of the State. There are lots of...

Essential Personal Hygiene Tips for Traveling

Staying healthy and maintaining good personal hygiene are two of the most important aspects of traveling, but it might not always be easy to achieve. As crucial it is to...

Top 3 Affordable Activities To Do In Los Angeles

When we hear about Los Angeles, we immediately thought of Hollywood. It is because it is the country’s film and television industry. It is where most studios are situated. Located in...

Best Paradise Islands You Should Visit in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its thousands-strong assembly of beautiful paradise islands. Each of the continent’s islands has its own wonderful...

Most Popular Mexican Destinations for Australian Visitors

While this may come as a surprise to many, Australians are one of the three nationalities that spend the most money during their trips to Mexico. According to Sofia De...

Most popular Latin American destinations for Australians

Australians are born travellers. Despite our remote location, we love to hop on a jet and take off for an indulgent adventure in an exotic location. As such, it shouldn’t...

Go on vacation without letting yourself go

Going on a holiday is great, especially when you deserve a vacation. But there are two things that are annoying to deal with when you come home: the fact that...

What to Do When Traveling From Australia to USA

Planning a trip to USA with your friends for the first time? Well, then you have miraculously landed at the right page. We have done all the homework to prepare...

Fashion & Beauty

5 Italian Designers That Every Australian Should Have in Their Closet

Fashion is an integral part of our lives and Italy is probably one of the most stylish countries on earth, home to big-name brands such as Versace, Valentino, Moschino, Prada...

Top 5 Designer Sunglasses That Celebrities Are Wearing

Celebrities live such a public life that sometimes they need to be able to move around without being easily recognized. And what helps them is a little disguise using sunglasses...

Guys, Are You Making These 5 Critical Skincare Mistakes?

According to a survey carried out by Mintel, half of all UK men use facial skincare products as part of their daily routine. Once a taboo, an increasing amount of...

How to Dress for Work: Chic 9-5 Style

Do you want to look professional and put-together yet stay true to your personal style? Is it even possible to make your work outfits look chic and interesting and not...

What Men Like in Women’s Fashion

Men are great admirers of women’s fashion. When a woman walks down the street while wearing an attractive piece of clothing, men are always going to notice it. Of course...

5 ways to hydrate your hair and skin while you travel

Holidays are one of the most exciting and looked forward to times of the year, especially around the winter months where many people shoot off across the world to enjoy...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

5 Italian Designers That Every Australian Should Have in Their Closet9 Effective Ways to Support your Mitochondria and Boost EnergyImportance of Skincare and Skin ChecksHow to Save Money on Heating in AustraliaBest Out of Waste in New South WalesGlamorous Gifts - 5 Luxe Giving Options When Only the Best Will DoFood for collagenIs Rhinoplasty Right for You?Winter fun in ColoradoSlots SecretsEssential Personal Hygiene Tips for TravelingTop 3 Affordable Activities To Do In Los AngelesTop 4 Reasons Why a Gas Fireplace Is an Ideal SolutionAdvantages of Using an Insulin PumpMaths – when it’s time to break free of your misbeliefs