Your Moving Checklist

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  • Hire or DIY: Do you need a removalist or are family and friends going to help you? Make sure you have it organised one way or the other and booked in for your moving day.
  • Utilities: Do you need to set up an electricity account, phone connection, internet, pay TV account at your new place?
  • Furniture: Do you need to buy furniture or can you source it from other places?
  • Bills: Pay any bills you have now so you don’t have old debt following you to your new place.
  • List things to take: Make a list of all the things you want to take with you. Take the time to think about what you will need for each room in your new home.
  • Research your new area: For instance, where is the closest supermarket, ATM, petrol station, doctor? Are they within walking distance?
  • Insurance: Do you need to organise home and contents insurance? Do you need to notify your change of address with your car insurance company?
  • Dispose of unwanted items: Get rid of any unwanted items by doing a garage sale and raise some extra money to purchase things for the new place.
  • Budget: Do a full budget for your moving expenses, making sure you have enough money to cover the costs.
  • Lease: Sign your lease and pick up the keys to the new place.
  • Loose ends: Return videos, DVDs, and library books and cancel your memberships if necessary.
  • List contents: Make a list of the contents for each box when you pack it. Attach it to the side of the box when you tape it up. This will help you remember what is in each box.
  • Sort items: Pack your belongings into room specific boxes, one for the kitchen, lounge room, bathroom, bedroom, etc. Itemise the boxes so you know where everything is when you are unpacking the new house.
  • Notifications: supply change of address notifications for all important memberships and government offices and consider redirecting your mail to cover anything you might have forgotten. You can go to the Australia Post website to have your mail redirected and to arrange change of address notifications to be sent to organisations you nominate.

Don’t forget:

  • Doctors
  • Private health Insurance
  • Drivers License
  • Car registration/Insurance
  • Electoral roll
  • Banks
  • Work
  • Subscriptions
  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • PayPal


 Here’s a list of things you’ll need quickly

  • Kitchen bin
  • Cleaning supplies (vacuum, broom, dust pan, mop, bucket, Windex, paper towels, anti-bacterial cleaner, scrub brush or sponge, toilet bowl cleaner and brush, duster)
  • Towels (kitchen, bath, hand, washcloths, cleaning cloths, etc.)
  • Toilet brush
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Tool Box (you can buy a basic set just about anywhere. Make sure you have essentials like a hammer, flathead and phillips screwdriver, measuring tape, level, nails and screws, and don’t forget some sticky tape!)
  • A good sized skillet with a lid that you can make just about everything in
  • Saucepan with lid
  • Slow Cooker
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoons, spatula, slotted spoon, ladle, can opener, bottle opener, and tongs.
  • Oven mitts
  • Glass or ceramic baking dishes
  • Baking sheets
  • Cutting boards
  • Knives-a large chef’s knife, a serrated knife, and a small utility knife for everything else
  • Kitchen shears
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Don’t forget toilet paper, either

Here’s a list of things you’ll need in the pantry


  •    Self Raising Flour
  •    Plain Flour
  •    Baking Powder
  •    Bicarbonate of Soda
  •    Beans and Peas (dried)
  •    Black Pepper
  •    Bread Crumbs
  •    Brown Sugar
  •    Canned Tomatoes
  •    Cereal
  •    Chicken and Beef Stock
  •    Coffee
  •    Crackers /Biscuits/Snacks
  •    Dried Herbs and Spices
  •    White Sugar
  •    Honey
  •    Olive Oil
  •    Pasta
  •    Pasta Sauce (e.g. Barilla, Bertolli)
  •    Rice
  •    Salt
  •    Soy Sauce or Tamari Sauce
  •    Tea
  •    Tuna (canned)
  •    Vanilla Extract
  •    Vegetable Oil (Canola)
  •    Vinegar (white wine, Balsamic)



  •    Boneless Chicken Breasts
  •    Bread
  •    Butter
  •    Cheese
  •    Eggs
  •    Fresh Fruits
  •    Fresh Garlic
  •    Fresh Vegetables
  •    Ice Cream
  •    Jam
  •    Ketchup/Sauces
  •    Mayonnaise
  •    Meat
  •    Milk
  •    Mustard
  •    Onions
  •    Potatoes
  •    Salad Dressing


Household Supplies (Consider our cleaner recipes – they’ll save you heaps)

  •    All-Purpose Cleaner
  •    Aluminum Foil
  •    Ammonia
  •    Bathroom Cleaner
  •    Bleach
  •    Dishwasher/Dish Detergent
  •    Fabric Softener
  •    Facial Tissues
  •    Floor Cleaner
  •    Garbage Bags
  •    Glass Cleaner
  •    Laundry Detergent
  •    Paper Towels
  •    Plastic Wrap
  •    Scouring Powder
  •    Sponges and Scrubbing Pads
  •    Stain Remover
  •    Toilet Cleaner
  •    Toilet Tissue
  •    Zip-Lock Bags





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