On The Move

4 – 6 Weeks Before The Move

  • If you plan on using professional movers, book a date for your move and arrange time off work if possible.
  • If friends and relatives are helping, make sure you ask them well in advance.
  • Does your new house allow access for large appliances and pieces of furniture?
  • Is there a lift? How many flights of stairs are there? Consider these things when asking your friends to help – professionals may be a better option if the move is going to be difficult.
  • Do you need to advise Body Corporate of your move – check whether or not there are restrictions for moving on weekends.

2 Weeks Before The Move

  • Arrange for disconnection and reconnection of electricity, gas, telephone and water – you can do this online
  • Cancel your newspaper subscriptions, cleaning, gardening and other local services

Last Minute & Moving Day Hints

  • Make or confirm key collection arrangements
  • Pack a small box of items you’ll need for immediate use in your new home
  • Pack another box with kitchen essentials for the move day such as a kettle, cutlery, mugs, tea, coffee and snacks
  • Do a final check of all storage areas
  • Check off all furniture and cartons against your inventory as they go into the truck
  • Check that the house is securely locked as you leave
  • Be sure to keep your valuables, personal effects and important papers with you
  • Unpack bedding and make up beds as soon as possible

Mail Redirection

  • Arrange for Australia Post to redirect your mail to your new address
  • Advise organisations of your change of address


  • Try to minimise the amount you need to move. Get rid of as many unused items as possible by donating them to charity or through garage sales.
  • Start your packing early – it will take longer than you expect.
  • Make sure you pack your items securely. Many removalists won’t carry items such as televisions or computers unless they are boxed.
  • Complete an inventory of all items packed and label each box clearly so they end up in the room they need to be in.
  • Check your insurance policy – will it cover the move?
  • Make a list of items you’ll need available for the moving day, so that you don’t pack something essential

Cleaning Up

  • Book professional cleaners if necessary
  • If renting, arrange for carpet cleaners to come in after you have moved
  • Clean out your fridge and freezer the day before you move
  • Consider your safety when packing and moving.


Making It Easier

L+S Move Connect can help take some of the hassles out of moving house or business location by organising the connection of your utilities and telecommunication connections for your new place – FREE of charge.

They can also arrange to have the old utility services disconnected as part of their service to you.

And best of all – it’s FREE.  Only standard utility provider charges for connections or disconnections apply.

Services to consumers and business are all catered for and L+S Move Connect is committed to supplying the best of breed services to our most important resource – our agents and customers.