You’ve stripped out your house and it sold almost immediately; you’ve even been lucky enough to find your perfect home too. It would be easy to believe that the hard part’s over. Think again – your challenges have only just begun.

Research shows that moving house is up there with bereavement and divorce when it comes to stress levels, so 1300 Rubbish has come up with a check list to make sure that you’ve all bases covered before your move.

1. Book your removalists, cleaners and rubbish removal early.

Once you have a moving date set in stone, book any services you may need. That way you can coordinate arrival times to ensure that you don’t end up with a house packed with workers falling over themselves. Removalists should be booked first to remove your belongings, and then you can arrange a rubbish removal company to collect any rubbish that’s left over. At 1300 Rubbish, we book rubbish removal jobs in two hour time slots and will call you 20 minutes prior to arrival so that you don’t have to hang around all day.  Finally, organising cleaners can take a huge load off your mind and make sure that the house is sparkling for its new owners or for the landlord inspection.

2. Contact your utility companies and tell them that you are moving house.

Some internet and phone companies require notice to cancel certain services so make sure you notify them in advance so that you don’t get hit with extra charges. You’ll also want to update your contact details too for your bank and credit cards and organise for your mail to be redirected.

3. Start packing early – you’ll probably find more rubbish to be removed.

Give yourself plenty of time to pack your belongings; we suggest starting at least two weeks before Moving Day. Consider packing as a second chance to clear out all your unwanted rubbish – you’re sure to uncover even more junk that you don’t need when packing up cupboards, drawers and the attic. 1300 Rubbish remove all size loads, so even if you don’t have a huge amount of rubbish we can still help – no job is too small.

4. Look after your pets when moving house – they get stressed too.


Keep pets out of the house on moving day if possible, not only will they be getting in the way of removal men carrying heavy boxes, but they are likely to get spooked by all the commotion. Ask a friend if they can look after your pet for a few days while you move.

5. Defrost your freezer, clear out the fridge and organise your electronic waste.

Whether you are leaving your fridge and freezer for the new occupants or taking them to your new home, make sure they are defrosted and clean. Many people, however, decide that moving house is a good time to upgrade their white goods so you may want to dispose of these items before you move. 1800 Ewaste offers an electronic waste collection service, and will come to your home and collect any ewaste you may want to get rid of – from dishwashers to computers.  It will then be taken to a private recycling facility where it is stripped down to its core components; not only are you getting rid of your electronic waste easily, but you are also helping to divert hazardous waste from landfill.

6. Keep Organised.

As long as you keep on top of situations, your move can be stress-free and easy. Pack a bag of essentials for the last few days before your move, that way you can make sure everything else is packed before the removalists arrive. This will also give you an idea of how much rubbish you have left over, so that you can contact a hands on rubbish Removal Company, such as 1300 Rubbish, to organise a collection.

Don’t let moving house get stressful – 1300 Rubbish can help you.

Rubbish removal is an important part of moving out of a house and running all of your waste down to the tip is a time consuming chore that you can really do without. At 1300 Rubbish we will do this all for you, leaving you to concentrate on more important tasks.

All it takes is one simple phone call and we will send one of our polite and friendly drivers to remove all your household rubbish and take it away there and then. You don’t have to lift a finger and they will even clear up after themselves. Let 1300 Rubbish make moving house easier and call us today for an obligation free quote on 1300 78 22 47.