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The Ultimate Moving Checklist for Families

Moving can be an overwhelming experience, especially for families. From packing up an entire household to settling into a new home, there’s a lot of things that need attention and management.

At Robina Removals, your trusted Gold Coast removalist, we understand the varied challenges families face during a move. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate moving checklist designed to help you in this journey.

Whether you’re moving locally within the Gold Coast or embarking on an interstate relocation, our comprehensive checklist can help ease your worries during the moving process.

1. Start Early and Plan Ahead

  • Start the moving process as early as possible to minimise stress.
  • Create a detailed schedule to keep track of important tasks.
  • Research and book a reliable removalist, like Robina Removals, in advance. Read reviews to ensure you book a removalist that is trustworthy and transparent. (We are proud of our excellent service, as you can appreciate in our 4.7 out of 5 stars in Google reviews.)

2. Declutter and Organise

  • Sort through your belongings and donate or sell items you no longer need. Discard only what you do not need anymore and cannot be recycled or upcycled. In a way, this can be an environmentally friendly step that you take through this moving process.
  • Organise your things into categories to make packing and unpacking more efficient.
  • Label boxes clearly with the contents and the room they belong to.

3. Notify Relevant Parties

  • Inform your utility providers, including electricity, gas, water, and internet, about your move.
  • Update your address with Australia Post for mail redirection.
  • Notify schools, healthcare providers, government bodies, and any subscriptions or memberships about your new address.

4. Pack Efficiently and Carefully

  • Use high-quality packing materials such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape. We offer these items for sale, in case you need more of them.
  • Pack fragile items with care and use appropriate padding or stuffing to prevent damage.
  • Pack essential items separately and keep them easily accessible for your first few days in your new place.
  • Disassemble large furniture if necessary and keep their assembly or set-up instructions in labeled bags.
  • Measure your new home’s doorways and hallways to ensure your furniture can fit through them.
  • Safeguard important documents such as passports, birth certificates, financial records, and other legal documents.
  • Keep valuable items like jewelry and electronics with you during the move.
  • Make digital copies of essential documents as a backup.
  • Consider getting professional packers to help you with the process.
  • Enquire about this service we offer, to see how we can best help you.

5. Arrange Child and Pet Care

  • If possible, arrange childcare or pet care on moving day to minimise distractions.
  • Create a safe space for your children or pets away from the stress of moving.
  • Pack a separate bag with essential items for your child and pet, including toys, food, and medication.

6. Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Clean your old home thoroughly before leaving, ensuring it’s in good condition for the next occupants.
  • Schedule any necessary maintenance or repairs for your new home before moving in.
  • Consider professional cleaning services to save time and energy.
  • Review your insurance policies and update them to reflect your new address.
  • Ensure your belongings are adequately insured during the move and at your new location. We offer a Goods In Transit Insurance should you want extra peace of mind.

Moving is undoubtedly a daunting undertaking, especially for families with children. However, with the right planning and assistance from a reputable removalist like Robina Removals, the experience can be smoother and less stressful.

Our comprehensive moving checklist covers all the essential steps, ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks. As a family-owned business serving Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, and surrounding areas, we understand the unique needs of families, and our friendly team is always ready to provide professional and caring removals services.

Call us today at (07) 55 200 488 to receive a personalised quote, and let us take the stress out of your family’s next move. We do house removals, Gold Coast and beyond.

Remember, at Robina Removals, we’re here to make your Gold Coast removals, Tweed Head removals, etc. an experience that is positive from beginning to end.

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Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

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