The Ultimate Guide to Moving House

Moving house? With our expert knowledge from 40,000+ moves and counting, we've collated all of the information you need to make moving house as smooth and easy as possible.

Chapter 1

Planning your move: How to make it easy

You know you need to move house, but your head is spinning with all of the things you need to think about. It’s an overwhelming experience! To make it that little bit easier, we've complied a comprehensive list of all the things you need to know for your move.

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Chapter 2

How to pack for a move

Did you know 63% of Aussies say that packing is in their top 3 most loathed tasks when moving house? If you’re trying to work out how to pack for a move you’ve come to the right place. Here is a handy guide that includes all of the house packing tips you need to make packing up your home a breeze.

In this chapter you will find:

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Chapter 3

Moving timeline - printable moving house checklist included!

We've broken down everything you need to do in the lead up to your move and popped it into a printable moving checklist with all of the things to do before moving, for you to checkoff as you go!

You'll find:

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Chapter 4

Planning your move: How to make it easy

Now you have completed the major stages of the relocation and you're ready to start the next chapter. How can you make sense of the chaos quickly and begin creating your lifestyle in your new environment? We have the answers!

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Frequently asked questions about moving house

There are so many moving parts to think about when moving house (pun intended). The best piece of advice we can give is to start as early as possible. The moment you know you need to move house, put a move date in place and work back from there. In Chapter 1 we’ve outlined the best place to start when moving house. 

There are a number of things to keep in mind if you want to find a quality removalist you can trust. This includes checking reviews and insurances, and keeping in mind that “you get what you pay for”.  

At Muval our movers are approved through our detailed 7-stage verification process and require a minimum customer rating to retain their place, so you can compare removalists with peace of mind.

As standard, removalists will have their own protections and insurances, but in many cases they don’t automatically extend to customers. This is why we introduced Muval cover, an insurance for moves booked through Muval. You have the option of choosing the items you want to protect during your move for that extra peace of mind. Chat to us today to find out more 1300 168 825.

If you’ve hired removalists, it’s best to check with them to find out which items they won’t move, however with a little common sense and a bunch of experience under our belts, here is a quick reference list of things that you should not pack when moving with removalists: 

  • Flammables and explosives such as turpentine, Ammonia or Fertiliser 
  • Paint or varnish 
  • Car batteries 
  • Perishables. Try your best to eat everything from your fridge before move day. 
  • Important documents and items such as house keys, agreements, birth certificates, etc. (keep these on you on move day)
  • Valuable items such as jewellery 
  • The box of items for the first few weeks in your new home 

A couple of weeks before move day, make sure your connections are set up at your new property – you don’t want to be welcomed to a new house in the dark, with no Wi-Fi! We can help you get connected for your move. Get in touch today and we'll make sure your new home is ready and welcome for its new residents (i.e You!). Give us a bell on 1300 168 825.

This depends on a few factors. If you only need to move a few light items down the road, then your mate’s ute will probably suffice - as long as they’re rewarded at the end of the day ;) However if you have a lot of stuff or need to move interstate then you should consider using a quality removalist. There are so many benefits to moving with a removalist. Check out our range of interstate and local removalists here.

This depends whether you’re moving interstate or moving locally. Local moves are calculated on how many hours your move will take. Interstate moves are calculated by how much space your stuff takes up on the truck. You can save money when using a removalist by following a steps. Check them out here.

This usually starts with planning your move. Chapter 3 of our moving house guide has the full process of moving house from 4 weeks before move day, including when to start packing and when and how to book removalists for your move.