• 3. One Week Before Moving

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    • Don’t box important papers and valuables, such as passports, driving licenses, and jewellery. Always keep them with you when you move. Keep all moving-related documents together, in case there are any disagreements.
    • Finish your packing and make sure all boxes are properly labelled with the room they are going to in your new home. You also want to write their contents so you can unpack in order.
    • Prepared a detailed itinerary, along with emergency numbers, for your moving company.
    • Settle any outstanding bills, particularly with local retailers. Pick up your dry cleaning, and return any library books, videos and DVDs.
    • Take pets to the vet and obtain copies of their records to give to your new vet.
    • Give away or sell plants you aren’t taking with you.
    • Make arrangements with your moving company regarding payment.
    • Clean outdoor equipment and toys (you may wish to rent or borrow a pressure washer), drain fuel from your lawnmower and other machinery and ensure hoses are free of water).
    • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Ensure they are completely dry before moving to prevent mildew build up.
    • Wash and dry all linen and clothing.
    • Prepare your washing machine and dishwasher for moving. Disconnect power and water and check if transit bolts need to be fitted.
    • Check through your medicine cabinet and dispose of any unwanted drugs via your chemist.
    • If you’re planning to transport your clothing via a clothing carton, ensure all garments are securely fastened on the hanger and are facing the same way.