Have You Discontinued or Redirected These Services?
Gas and electricity
Water (rural supply)
Notify Your Change of Address
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/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
Publications to which you subscribe
Has your doctor or dentist recommended someone in the location to which you are moving
Credit card companies
Airline frequent flyer programmes
Cleaners and gardeners
In Preparation for Move Day
Ensure your move is confirmed with The Moving Company as soon as moving dates are known
Complete your transit insurance proposal and return to The Moving Company
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 which are items we cannot carry)
Arrange childcare for day(s) of moving (if applicable)
Dismantle fragile kitset furniture
Have BBQ/heater gas bottles professionally purged
Arrange for a specialist to disconnect plasma TVs
Keep Important Documents Together & With You
Travel Documents, i.e. airline tickets
Passport and visa/frequent flyer cards
Vaccination records for pets
Medical and travel insurance
Paperwork relating to your household goods removal
Extra set of keys for the car
Plan to be available on move day or have an authorised person available
Do You Need To …
Have your car serviced?
Book pet transport/boarding with The Moving Company?
Collect dry cleaning?
Return school or library books?
Empty golf club lockers?
Book your flights or use The Moving Company to arrange
The Day Before
Empty rubbish bins
Drain most fuel from mowers/petrol weedeaters
Thoroughly clean garden tools, mowers, golf clubs, outdoor furniture and bikes for quarantine inspections if moving overseas
Empty vacuum cleaners (export shipments only)
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
Arrange a simple breakfast for move day and empty the dishwasher!
Water plants being moved (for nationwide moves only)
A Few 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/fish etc.
Please 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)
If you are selecting volume based intransit insurance, remember to identify any antique items or special items of value over NZD$10,000.00 on our insurance proposal form
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
"If you are planning to move in the near future please read this before you commit to any moving company apart from these guys. The Moving Company are reliable, efficient, professional and the best people we have dealt with. Their prices are very reasonable and they treat your furniture like it is their own."
"No problem is too big for them to handle and their employees are friendly and extremely hard workers. The van Dyk’s can recommend them because they fulfil our life philosophy which is nothing is impossible and that is the way they operate on a daily basis."