Getting organised? Here are some great tips!

Getting ready for your move? Here are some great tips!

Everyone can use a helpful list when it comes to moving home. MFinterlogistics have gathered some useful tips to follow before your move. The tips a gathered from reliable movers and though you’ll might want to add something, it’s list to start with.

When changing address, you must remember to inform:

  • Post Office
  • Taxation department
  • Leasing company
  • Insurance company (to transfer or terminate household insurance)
  • Life insurance company
  • Car insurance company
  • Financial institutions (to transfer and close accounts)
  • Shops, stores and fitness center, where you might have charge accounts
  • Relatives, friends and regular correspondents
  • Publications you subscribe to
  • Local memberships – magazines, sports etc.
  • Doctor(s) and dentist (to obtain copies of your records)
  • Internet service (to terminate)
  • Television service (to terminate)
  • Electricity and gas companies (to disconnect any fittings from the supply and terminate)

Remember to:

  • Defrost your refrigerator/freezer and drain all water hoses
  • Disconnect your washing machine and drain water
  • Empty all gas cylinders (Verify first that they may be shipped to your destination)
  • Dispose of items you do not wish to take with you
  • Remove your own fixtures and fittings from walls
  • Place important items – such as passports and tickets in your personal luggage so they are not accidentally packed
  • Washed thoroughly any items that may be of interest to quarantine (i.e, mowers, garden tools, golf equipment, bicycles, etc.).

Dangerous Goods

The following are classified as dangerous goods and cannot be stored or transported:

  • Ammunition
  • New or partially used cans of paint
  • Linseed oil
  • Bleach products
  • Gas cylinders, turpentine (unless emptied)
  • Kerosene
  • Gasoline
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Aerosols (any kinds)
  • Vegetable oils
  • Chemical sets.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t forget to detail any high-value items (e.g. antiques, furs, paintings) — a separate value list is provided from us.
  • Don’t put breakables in drawers
  • Don’t put liquid in drawers (sauce bottles, perfumes, etc.)
  • Don’t overload furniture with too many items (in drawers)
  • Don’t store perishable foods, such as cereals, flours, etc.
  • Don’t polish your furniture prior to your move. Polishing surfaces can cause furniture to condensate when wrapped
  • Don’t store or transport jewelry, money, legal documents, taxation papers, insurance policies or other high-value/irreplaceable articles (keep these items with you)
  • Don’t forget to check your home for any belongings the packing crew may have missed—before they leave.

Check everything one last time

  • Anything left behind in the attic, garden, garage or basement?
  • No clothes at the dry cleaners, shoes at shoe repair shops, sporting goods in lockers at clubs/schools?
  • If possible, turn off air conditioners and use them only when necessary during the packing. Furniture kept in a constantly cooled climate may condensate when suddenly exposed to hot air. Allowing your furniture to adapt to the warm air can be helpful in eliminating moisture problems during transit
  • Dispose of all remaining flammables, dangerous, or hazardous materials. Throw or give away bottles of nail polish, and liquids in glass bottles
  • Are your windows and doors locked? Old house keys surrendered?

All set for the moving? Great! Get a good night’s sleep.