Get the power connected & mail redirected
Moving costs might seem like an obvious one, but have you thought about getting the power connected and mail redirected?
Houses don’t have power connected unless someone is paying the bills…
And I’ve moved into houses without power, and had to wait 2 days to get it connected… 🌃
It’s pretty hard to keep the housewarming beers cold without any power… It was NOT fun
So remember to plan ahead, and shop around to see what deals you can get on your power.
With the increase in competition in the energy market in Brisbane, I have found you can get any connection costs waived provided you sign up for a 12-month contract. Phone around and see what you can do, but companies like Origin make this pretty easy when moving into a new home.
Redirecting your mail is pretty easy too, Australia post has details but a word of warning – it takes them 3 days to set up the redirection.
So try to do this before settlement!