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Harcourts Wantirna Moving Guide

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Get Organised

  • Obtain packing boxes
  • Obtain packaging tape and marker pens
  • Arrange a furniture removal van
  • Arrange transit insurance
  • Arrange home and contents insurance for your new home
  • Organise a moving time for after settlement
  • See your solicitor to sign transfer documents/mortgage discharge documents


  • Newspaper delivery
  • Milk/grocery delivery
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Foxtel
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water


Update Address

  • Bank
  • Credit Cards
  • Post Office for mail re-direction
  • Australian Electoral Role
  • Car Registration & Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Hire Purchase or Finance Company
  • Investment Company
  • Local Council
  • Shops with charge or rewards cards
  • Clubs & Organisations
  • Police (If you own or store firearms)
  • Friends & Family
  • Publication Subscriptions
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Church
  • Accountant
  • Schools


Remember to

  • Clean the stove
  • Defrost fridge/freezer
  • Tidy the yard
  • Ensure that chattels included in the sale are not packed away
  • Disconnect appliances
  • Disconnect TV aerial
  • Organise hard rubbish for unwanted items
  • Advise removal company of any hazardous goods
  • Securely pack expensive items and important documents (i.e. passports)
  • Set aside items you may need throughout the move (i.e. cleaning products)
  • Label boxes by room to make unpacking easier
  • Ensure boxes with fragile items inside are labelled ‘FRAGILE’



  • Put breakables or liquid filled containers in drawers
  • Overload drawers or make furniture too heavy
  • Store perishable goods where they might be overlooked


1 Week Prior to Moving Day

  • Confirm dates and times for furniture removal
  • Confirm settlement date/time and key collection time with Harcourts
  • Say goodbye to neighbours

Final Checks

  • Nothing left behind?
  • No clothes at dry cleaners?
  • Gas & electricity turned off?
  • Telephone disconnected?
  • Water turned off?
  • Lights off?
  • Windows & doors locked?


After the Move

  • Have spare keys cut
  • Check no damage has occurred during the move
  • Familiarise children with how to get to and from school if necessary
  • Enjoy your new home
  • Keep in touch with your Harcourts consultant. We’d love to hear how you’re going!

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