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Top Things People Forget To Do When Relocating

There’s so much to think about when moving house and it’s easy to miss things out when you’ve not got a clear plan. Making a list early on of everything that needs to be done can help you avoid forgetting important tasks. If you are looking for an exceptional company to make moving house a breeze try Northern Beaches Removals. Here are the top things people forget to do when relocating.

Redirect Your Mail

When you are faced with the mammoth task of moving all of your belongings to a new place you can forget small but significant responsibilities. One thing that is often forgotten about is redirecting your mail. Not doing so can end up with lost letters, bills or documents which could land you in hot water. It’s really easy to set up mail redirection to your new address with Australia Post.

Taking Care of Your Utilities

You don’t want to fork out for a service that you’re not using so you should make a list of all of the utilities you use to ensure you get in contact. These may include gas, electricity, water, phone and internet companies. You should get in contact to disconnect them from your old home and have them updated at your new place. If you don’t wish to continue with these services you still need to have them disconnected so that you don’t continue to receive bills for them.

Updates with Government Bodies

Some people may not realise they haven’t informed the “Australian Electoral Commission” of their change of address until voting time comes around. It’s really easy to do and can even be done online. The ATO also shouldn’t be overlooked as you don’t want to end up in strife with the tax man. The licensing department also needs to know you’ve changed your details to keep your car registration up to date as well as your driver’s license. This ensures registration renewal documents reach you when they are sent out.


You may have home insurance, contents insurance or a combination of the two. Make sure you let your insurer know about your relocation. Not only will this prevent billing for insurance that you aren’t using but you can also make changes to your insurance to suit your current circumstances.

The main things people forget to do when moving house is redirect their mail; take care of utilities and insurance along with updating details with insurance companies. The best way to combat this is to be organised and plan ahead. A Removal Service can take the stress out of moving leaving you with more time to sort things like these out. Northern Beaches Removalists are exceptional at making the move a smooth process and you can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands.

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