Make sure your cartons are packed tightly and securely sealed with tape
Write your surname and any booking reference number on all moving cartons and number them from 1 – 10 etc.
Ensure all items to be dismantled are ready prior to the arrival of the furniture removalist.
Have a checklist with the manufacturer of your ‘white goods’ i.e., fridge, washing machine, dryer etc, and be guided by their advice regarding securing bowls/motors etc
Remove hooks from fishing lines.
Drain fuel and oil from lawn mowers, edger’s, Whipper-snippers etc.
Thoroughly clean and dry inside of fridges, freezers and dishwashers
Seek manufacturers advice regarding computer drive, video drive etc.
Dispose of all un-sealed liquids.
Dispose of all aerosol cans, flammable fluids, matches etc.
Empty gas cylinder from your BBQ, In fact the best thing to do with Gas bottles is to take them to the nearest Swap & Go
Clean BBQ. surface and surrounds of grease etc
Dismantle swing-sets, play-gyms, trampolines etc,(put nuts and bolts in a safe place).
Wash out rubbish bins and wheel barrows.
Drain garden hoses.
Remove pumps, water bottles, batteries etc from bicycles.
Clean and spray dog kennels, empty and clean fish tanks, ird cages etc.
Ensure all loose items are placed in bags or boxes
Empty and defrost fridge/freezer. It is advisable to do this 24 hours prior to the day of your removal
Be on hand the day of removal or authorise someone to act on your behalf to answer any queries from the removalist.
Have an advance plan for the placement of your furniture
Be on hand or have someone authorised for un-loading at your residence, directing the placement of furniture.
You may find this other checklist useful