Moving tips and advice
At Kings International Movers we are committed to providing you with all the
necessary help or advice needed to make your move as hassle-free as possible.
To get you started, we have listed a few helpful tips below that you may like
to follow when preparing for your relocation. Please remember, though, that
we will guide you through the entire moving process and will assist wherever
possible - from providing the required documentation to answering all your
- Choose a reliable mover after comparing the pre-removal surveys of two
or three companies. We recommend that you make sure your mover is a member
- Clear out all your unwanted goods. Most items are cheaper to ship than
to replace though, so it's not a good idea to get rid of everything.
- Safely dispose of flammables such as paint, fuel and gas cylinders.
- Drain the fuel from heaters, lamps and lawn mowers.
- Check all the electrical goods you are planning on taking with and determine
whether they will they work in your new home.
- Inform others of your change of address. Those people and organisations
that should be notified include:
- Post Office - to redirect your mail
- Department of Home Affairs
- Receiver of Revenue
- Motor Licensing Authority
- Insurance companies
- Clubs and societies
- Publications to which you subscribe
- Stores where you have accounts
- Relatives and friends
- Lawyers, accountants, doctors
- Agree on a termination date for household services such as:
- Also ask for bills to be made out in advance.
- Gather up your personal documentation including:
- marriage and birth certificates
- driving licenses
- visas (if required)
- medical records and certificates
- investment documents
- insurance records
- personal travel documents
- Ensure that these documents - as well as jewellery, glasses, watches,
money and firearms - are kept separate so they are not packed with your
- If you have children, also remember to separate cherished toys to travel
with you. It may also be useful to get them involved in the move by letting
them find out about their new home - either through books, magazines,
brochures or the Internet. To help your children feel even more involved,
we at Kings offer them their own little boxes that they can pack with
their own possessions if they wish.
- Check on import regulations and the duty payable if you want to take the
- Make sure vaccinations and documentations are up to date for pets.
- If your new home will not be ready by the time your possessions arrive,
you'll need to arrange temporary storage for them.
- Also arrange your finances, which may include closing or transferring
your various bank accounts.
- Start running down freezer stocks.
- Don't forget to return library books or any items you might have borrowed
- Ensure that you have not left any clothing at the dry cleaner or sporting
equipment in lockers.
- Prior to packing, ensure that you have dealt with your household appliances
- Defrost your fridge
- Anchor the drum of your automatic washing machine by attaching
the shipping brackets
- Disconnect your stove
- When leaving your house for the last time:
- Make sure that the geyser and all taps have been turned off.
- Check that you haven't left anything behind in any of the rooms,
the attic, garden or garage.
- Close all the windows and lock all the doors
- Hand over your house key
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