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Start planning early. It is essential that you have a moving plan. The first step, even if you don’t have a moving date, is to arrange for a survey of your home and contents as soon as possible. Our surveyor can assist and advise you on all aspects of your move plan, and find out whether you want to do some or all of the packing yourself, or if you would prefer to leave everything to us. Our surveyor will work closely with your nominated Move Manager to avoid any potential problems and difficulties.

  • Make sure your passports and visas are valid
  • Check your travel documents, tickets, and whether any permits are required at your destination

  • Send out change of address cards to friends and family
  • Arrange for your cooker and any electrical appliances to be professionally disconnected
  • Arrange your travel plans and if appropriate book a hotel
  • When relocating pets we work with a leading specialist company. If you are taking pets with you ask for a quote through your Move Manager
  • Obtain packing materials if you are doing any of the packing yourself. We can supply these

  • Cancel any daily or weekly deliveries and settle any outstanding accounts
  • Collect any dry cleaning or shoe repairs
  • Return any borrowed items such as library books or videos
  • Pack any items you have agreed will be owner-packed
  • Arrange for final accounts for gas, water and electricity

  • Put any personal items such as jewellery, keys, insurance policies, passports, visas, personal documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificate, medical records and so forth in a secure folder or briefcase to take with you
  • Complete any packing you are doing yourself, and let us know if you have any problems and require our assistance
  • Check with neighbours to make sure there is sufficient parking space for the removal vehicle

  • Empty, defrost, clean, dry and disconnect refrigerators and freezers – earlier if you are taking them with you
  • Sort out the food you will need for meals during the move and identify it to stop it being packed
  • Use Atlantic’s labels to identify items that are not to be moved
  • Set aside any items that you want packed at the last moment
  • Get a good night’s rest.

  • Your Taipan Express Movers leader will identify himself on arrival. If you have any instructions he will pass them on to the moving team
  • Show the team leader around your property and tell him about any items of concern you may have
  • Check all rooms, loft, garage and sheds to make sure nothing has been left behind
  • Relax! You are now in the safe hands of Taipan Express Movers


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