Your Checklist For A Successful Move
So you have decided to finally move in to the beautiful Australian State of Queensland, the second-largest and third-most populous state in the country. You have prepared for this move for years and now you are ready to take the big leap. What could go wrong? Plenty actually, so you better make a checklist to make sure that every detail of your relocation is well taken cared of.
GRC Removals, one of the Australia’s top removal company based in Gold Coast, suggests the following items to be included in your checklist:
Timing and Schedule Issues
Make sure you already have a definite date for the move. Inform your friends, family, and landlord (if you are renting) that you will be relocating to Queensland on the said date. We suggest 60 days of preparation as the best schedule so you can take the appropriate steps to make your relocation a success.
Your checklist should also include inventory of your items. This will help you decide, really, on whether or not to hold a garage sale or give out some of your items to charity. Include the following in your checklist:
- What are the items that you want to bring?
- What are the items that you want to sell?
- What are the items that you will leave behind, if any?
Packing and Unpacking
Make a list of items that will be packed together and items that need extra care and attention. Decide which items will be packed first and which ones should be packed in a later time. Ask your removal firm if it also provides free boxes or free packing.
Is your moving into Queensland already covered by appropriate insurance? Find out from your moving company the different insurance that are included in the moving fees. This is a very important aspect in your checklist because insurance protects your items during the move in.
Ask state authorities for home insurance and other living fees that you will have to pay when you are in Queensland. Inquire also about taxes and other fees.
Rates and Utilities
Make a list of the different utility rates in Queensland to help you with your budget. Arrange to have the basic utilities connected to your new home prior to your moving or you will be living in the dark. The rates and utilities include the following:
- Water Rates
- Electricity & Gas Rates
- Telephone Rates
- Mobile Telephone Rates
- Internet Rates
- Cable and Satellite TV Rates
Spread the Word
Have you already informed your friends and family about your moving to the Gold Coast in Queensland? Make sure you have informed important person and groups about your relocation. These can include the following:
- Family and friends
- Post office and mailing companies
- Newspaper delivery firms
- Car servicing shops
- Health providers
- Clubs and Associations
- Schools and organizations
- Professional contacts
- Bank and credit firms
- Companies and businesses
We know you dream of a stress-free and comfortable relocation to Queensland as you also dream of having a good life in the state. The checklist we provide are just some of the items that you will have to take a closer look when planning your move. Remember that the success of a relocation depends on how well you prepared for the move.
This article has been provided as a guide to help your move a little easier for both you and your removals company.