Move In Day and What Comes Next

The best time to organise your new home is when you move in. Organise your home life from day one. Set up certain storage areas for every item and make sure everything is accessible and is in is place. Ask ‘Ave A Good Removals staff to put items where you want them.

Find and use your Survival Kit.

Now is the time to use your survival kit that you packed before your move.  Water, snack food, pyjamas, toothbrush, hairbrush, glasses, medication & change of clothes for each family member should be some of the items on hand.

Essentials needed for first day.

Important items no to forget  are Tissues, tools, torch, toilet roll, towels, soap, first aid box, cleaning supplies, pet food & something for dinner.

On Arrival

Check all services have been connected, be there as removalist arrive, check major appliances, list anything missing or damaged, unpack essential kitchen items, set up bedrooms for sleeping or organise some unpacking assistance prior for that first day. Take the time to plan out each room.  Install large appliances with professional help if necessary.


Safety is important, your removalist with need clear as safe passage to move in your belongings. Child proof if needed including outside areas. Test smoke alarms are working and pool fencing is safely secured.


Ensure you set up a dedicated area for all your technological gadgets. Utilise small, plastic, zip-lock bags for clever storage and use elastic bands to keep leads tidy.

Important Legal Document

Best to utilise a small, portable safe to keep all your important documents together. Scan copies of all important documents and store on a USB. Mortgage Paperscomputer back up hard drive or USB, wills, health records, passports, citizenship papers, banking and credit card details, insurance documents, investment records.


Label each key and store in a simple, accessible key tidy.

Lighting Essentials

Store a replacement supply of correct wattage bulbs with double adaptors, power boards, extension cords and travel plugs.

Instruction Manuals

You need them. Store all instruction manuals and warranties in easily accessible folders.

Kitchen unpacking

Group like food items together. Pots & pans should be close to cooktop. Appliances should be easy to use & plastics stored in graduated sets. China stored near the dishwasher & utensils organised and neat.

Laundry unpacking

Detergents, bleaches & cleaning products should be stored on a high shelf for safety if children are around.

Bathroom unpacking

Keep bathroom clutter to a minimum for easy cleaning around the basin. Organise electrical products like hairdryers, hair tongs & shaves together, arrange dental care items on the same shelf, toilet paper & tissues within easy reach, medicines on high shelves & cleaning products out of children’s reach.

Children’s Area

Sort toys, craft items, board games etc into large boxes. Arrange books on shelves with jigsaw puzzles & electronic games. Organise a stationery & study area for homework & hobbies.

Golden Rule

Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, be organised but make the effort not to over do it. Take out time to explore your new neighbourhood and to meet your new neighbours and enjoy your new home!