Moving?

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Moving house is exciting but can be stressful if left to the last minute. You don’t want to be that person who leaves a mess behind on the kerbside as you can be caught and fined. We’ve listed our top five mistakes to avoid when moving. Don’t make the same mistakes, view or download our ultimate and essentials moving checklist and make sure you have everything sorted for moving day.

5 mistakes to avoid when moving

A good checklist makes for an organised move. View or download our ultimate checklist and essentials checklist, so that everything is covered.

Pack as much as you can leading up to the move. There’s an art to packing. Work room by room labelling and packing boxes as you go. Use our ultimate checklist to make sure you’re all packed in time and can find everything you need after moving day.

Pack the things you will need for the 48 hours after moving and keep them handy. For a full list of essentials bag basics see our ultimate checklist.

Taking clutter with you costs time, money, and energy. Make a fresh start and let it go - without dumping your junk:

  • Sell any working household items that you don’t need. Make some extra cash by hosting a garage sale or online selling on Facebook marketplace, Gumtree, or eBay.
  • Donate any working household items that you don’t need. Make some extra cash by hosting a garage sale or online selling on Facebook marketplace, Gumtree, or eBay.
  • Gift items to friends or family. This works well for items such as clothing, small appliances and furniture. You can also give stuff away online via local Freecycle groups
  • Recycle e-waste items like your old TV, computer parts and mobile phones, so they can be made into new products. Visit Recycling Near You  for your closest drop-off point.
  • Contact your council to see how they can help. Many councils offer free kerbside collection services for broken, large or non-recyclable items.

Did you know leaving items on the kerb for someone else to take, without Council consent, is illegal?  Leaving your stuff is messy and can attract fines of up to $4000.

Sell, donate, and recycle what you can, then organise a council clean-up for anything that’s left