An Important Check List When Moving into a New Home

When you are moving house there are a few things you need to remember. As well as having your electrical services connected to your new home you will need to have the gas connected and have the water connection put into your name. Even before you buy a new house you should get a few things checked out, like having a builder come through and check that the house is solid and that there is no termites, as well as having an electrician come through to check the wiring.


It is important that you send professionals in to inspect any prospective houses that you might wish to buy. A builder will be able to tell you if a house needs re-stumping or any other major repairs. You don’t want to end up buying a house which is then going to cost you even more money in renovations, unless this is something that you want to undertake. A builder will also be able to let you know if there has been any damage or infestation of pests like termites. It also pays to have a fully qualified electrician look through the house it see whether there is any faulty wiring, which will need to be replaced. Faulty electrical wiring can lead to house fires, so it is for your own safety that you should have this done.

Connect Utilities

You will need to contact the electrical and gas company to have these services connected under your name, and you will also need to get in touch with the water supplier.

Hire a Mover

Get in touch with a few different moving companies to get a few different quotes in regards to the cost of moving. Professional movers will make the whole process a lot easier than trying to move yourself. You can hire a small truck yourself and get friends to help but if you don’t have the time or can’t do any lifting of heavy furniture then a removalist is the way to go. They will also come and pack for you if you wish. You can choose to pack your own belongings and the removalist can supply the boxes.

Change Your Address

You will need to change your address with all the businesses, clubs, organisations and associations that you deal with. Contact the bank, change your address on your driver’s license and with Medicare. You will have insurance companies, sporting clubs and other groups to change your address with, and you will also need to let your children’s school know of your new address, if they are staying at the same school.

Inform Everyone

Don’t forget to let your friends and family know your new address. Having a house warming party is a good way to let everyone know of your new address, and catch up with a few old friends at the same time. It is a good idea to have your mail redirected for a few months, just until you catch up with changing your address at all the various companies and organisations that you belong to. That way you will keep getting your mail.

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