Moving Plan

Plan Your Move

Welcome to your new home. Now that the sale has been finalised and you’re ready to move in, there are a few things that you can do to make life easier and prevent any hassles later on. BigginScott have been helping people settle into their new homes for over 100 years.

We understand your needs and can provide you with a range of services to ease any transitional difficulties that may arise. When you move into a new home, you may need to contact a range of people and organisations to inform them of your new address.

That way you can close off any existing utility contracts and ensure your mail reaches you immediately.


Moving check list – “get organised”

Here are three checklists created to assist you in getting there. Good Luck!

Before you move

Inform the relevant authority at least 48 hours in advance – meter to be read.


  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water


  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Newspaper


  • Mail – Any post office can give you a form to arrange this
  • Telephones – Cancel and re-connect if moving to a different area


Advise people of your new address

Go through your address book and send out change of address cards.

Your local instant printer or post office should be able to supply these at a low cost.

  • Friends
  • Groups
  • Clubs
  • Doctor
  • Relatives
  • Dentist


  • Banks
  • Accountant
  • RTA (Driver’s license / registration)
  • Solicitor
  • Tax Office
  • Electoral Commission
  • Insurance Companies
  • Credit Card Companies


  • Book Removalist
  • Arrange insurance for goods in transit
  • Dispose of rubbish or unwanted possessions
  • Prepare floor plan of new house and number rooms
  • Pack fragile items yourself
  • Mark items to be handled with special care
  • Pack jewellery and valuables and lodge in a safe deposit box or arrange a special carrier
  • Mark each carton with the room for which it’s intended
  • Carefully dispose of flammable, poisonous or dangerous substances
  • Remove food and defrost freezer/fridge


When Moving

Last Packing

  • Fit and tighten lids and covers to bottles and containers, then pack carefully
  • Pack emergency rations

Turn Off

  • Electricity

Key n’ Things

  • Check all cupboards, storerooms, attics, basements and under the house
  • Lock up securely
  • Give keys to agent or new owner.
  • Clean up – leave it as you’d like to find it

Moving In Think Ahead

  • Clean cupboards especially for food and clothes;
  • Any urgent repairs broken windows, lights, roof leaks?
  • Have the carpet steam cleaned;
  • Plan Where does everything go?

Arrange for things to happen on the day you move in

  • Electricity
  • Change locks?
  • Improve security for insurance requirements?
  • Water
  • Gas
  • House and contents insurance
  • When you’re ready – organise yourself
  • Telephone

Key n’ Things

  • Check all cupboards, storerooms, attics, basements and under the house
  • Give keys to agent or new owner.
  • Lock up securely
  • Clean up – leave it as you’d like to find it

When you arrive

  • Milk delivery
  • Newspaper delivery
  • Clean the whole house thoroughly. After all you’re making a fresh start you want everything to be spotless
  • Bread delivery
  • Say hello to the neighbours