Carry all important documents with you
Make sure all taps, gas, electrical switches and lights are turned off
Lock doors and windows and collect all keys
Double check that nothing has been left behind
Foodstuff and liquids: Discard any open and unsealed goods
Clean down garbage bins, lawn mowers, tools and other outdoor items
Refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for guidance on preparing electronic items for transport
Donate any plants when moving long distances
Appliances: Disconnect appliances from power and water supply Washing machines: Drain out all the water and dry the interior of the machine
When placing goods into storage, ensure that any personal documents are packed together and correctly labelled
Be present when your goods are delivered to correctly direct furniture and cartons to their new locations
Swimming pool treatments
Remove any fuel or gas from lawn mowers, LPG Cylinders, fire extinguishers, scuba tanks, welding gas tanks, heaters and lamps. Remove batteries from appliances.
Use removalist quality cartons
Wrap items individually, placing heaviest items on the bottom and lightest items on the top
Pack similar items and sets in the same carton
Seal the carton with 5cm packing tape, ensuring that both the base and top of the carton are securely sealed
Mark each carton with a content description, the room it belongs to and your name
Pack books in small cartons so that they aren’t too heavy to handle
To ensure nothing is left behind it is essential that at the completion of loading you do a final check of your home.
Favourite toys for young children
These items should be packed in a separate carton, appropriately marked and placed at the rear of the load to ensure that it is one of the first items unloaded.