Household Move Planner Checklists
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Household Move Planner Checklists

The process of moving is often under estimated. Thus, we have created this pre-move checklist to assist you to plan the perfect move.


Have You Discontinued or Redirected These Services?

Newspaper delivery

Telephone/Internet lines

Astro/Pay TV

Gas and Electricity


Notify Your Change of Address

The post office for redirection of mail

Your bank (to transfer your account)

The electoral registrar

Hire purchase company

Your insurance company to transfer your household insurance and motor vehicles

Your life insurance company

Your health insurance company

Obtain your children’s school records

Local council for rates

Stores – where you have charge accounts

Relatives, friends and regular correspondents

Club Memberships

Publications to which you subscribe

Has your doctor or dentist recommended someone in the location to which you are moving

Your solicitors and accountants

Your church

Credit card companies

Airline frequent flyer programmes

Do You Need To:

Have your car serviced?

Book pet transport/boarding with UTS Logistic?

Collect any dry-cleaning?

Return school or library books?

Empty golf club lockers?

Book your flights with airlines?

The Day Before

Defrost freezers

Empty rubbish bins

Drain fuel from mowers and petrol weed eaters

Thoroughly clean garden tools, mowers, golf clubs, outdoor furniture and bikes for quarantine inspection

Empty vacuum cleaners

Identify items not to be packed and place in one area

Ensure washing machine taps are turned off

Identify the items for your “Priority Cartons” – those items you want first on delivery or the items for temporary use if going via storage

Water plants being moved (for nationwide moves only)

Disconnect your computer and monitor, server and printer

In Preparation for Move Day

Ensure your move is confirmed with UTS Logistics as soon as moving dates are known

Complete your transit insurance proposal and return to UTS Logistics

Spring clean – discard the things you no longer want, clean out expired medicines

Dispose of inflammables or leave for new owners (i.e. paints, turps, kerosene, petrol etc.)

Arrange childcare for day(s) of moving (if applicable)

Dismantle kitset furniture

Have professionally purged BBQ/heater gas bottles

Arrange a specialist to disconnect plasma TV’s

Keep Important Documents Together and With You

Travel Documents, i.e. Airline tickets

Travellers cheques and cash

Passport, travel visas and frequent flyer cards

Vaccination records

Medical and travel insurance

Drivers license

Paperwork relating to your household goods removal

Extra set of keys for car, luggage and house



Plan to be available on move day or have an authorized person available

Important Points to Know

If we are storing your household goods, the following articles are classified as DANGEROUS GOODS and cannot be stored: ammunition, paint, linseed oil, turpentine, kerosene, petrol, cleaning fluids and aerosols of any kind

Don’t store perishable foods such as cereals, flour, vegetables, meat and fish

Don’t have your furniture French polished just before moving and if you are packing, don’t put breakable items or liquids in drawers (i.e. perfume)

Remember to identify any special or valuable items on our insurance proposal

On Move Day We Need You To:

Ensure your fridge is empty and clean

Check everything to be packed and moved has been loaded and sign and retain a copy of our inventory list for your records

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