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
"My wife and I have recently arrived in New Zealand from the UK. In the last week your company has handled the delivery of our household goods to our new home here in Northland and we are writing to say how pleased we have been with the service we have received from your company since we arrived. Our goods have been in storage with you for this past two months and we have been liaising with your Import Supervisor Allison Groat who has been extremely helpful and efficient on the many occasions we have spoken to her. She has been fantastic and we just felt that we should relay this fact to you."
"Also, your two delivery guys Rangi and Delmon were equally polite, helpful and efficient and made this often difficult and traumatic experience so much better for us than it sometimes can be. Please accept our thanks for a really positive moving experience and please do convey our genuine gratitude to these members of your staff and thank them for the excellent service they provided."