The Ultimate Pre-Settlement Checklist

The most important things to do after selling your home


If you’re like the majority of the population, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that moving home is stressful. Moving after selling your home? Hello, potential nightmare!


While some of that stress is unavoidable and you’ll just need to roll with it, there are a whole lot of things you can do to protect yourself from the unnecessary stress. Yes, it involves checklists and proactivity (booooriiiing!) but let’s be honest… how many people do you hear saying, “if only I didn’t prepare for this <situation>”, hmm?


1. Organise mail redirection (and tell your loved ones where you’re going)


2. Update your contact details with places like:

  • Your workplace
  • Your bank(s)
  • Medicare
  • QLD Transport
  • Any memberships that send your mail


3. Organise disconnection and reconnection of the following services:

  • Home phone
  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Gas
  • Electricity


4. If you have a regular cleaner, gardener or pool service, let them know


5. Contact your insurance provider(s) to update your various policies


6. Cancel any auto-payments related to your current home


7. Track down all copies of keys ready for settlement


8. Try to find warranty and instruction manuals for home fixtures


9. Book your exit clean in advance to avoid availability issues


10. Purchase moving boxes, butchers paper, bubble wrap and tape


11. Book your removalist (and packers if you know you’ll be too busy to do it alone)


12. Designate a “moving mess” room so you maintain some order while packing


13. Label your boxes clearly – even keep an inventory to make things easier


14. Prepare a “moving suitcase” full of the essentials you’ll need the first night in your new home in case you’re too tired to unpack. Things like…

  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper & tissues
  • Towels
  • One set of clothes and pyjamas per person
  • Snacks & essential crockery or kitchen utensils


15. Buy yourself a bottle of bubbly (or anything that tickles your fancy) and allow yourself a moment to celebrate once you’ve survived. You deserve it! 🙂



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