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Moving house can be both exciting and daunting –especially if you haven’t done it before. While choosing a power provider is one consideration, there are many other things to think about. Other utilities, moving transport, packing, address changes… it does mount up! Have no fear, as our helpful Powershop team has pulled together this moving home guide just for you!

In this Moving House section, you'll learn things like:

  • The process of connecting power to a new house.
  • How to safely set up electrical equipment in a new home.
  • The moving process in New Zealand, and handy hints to keep in mind.
  • How to move house with Powershop.

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Moving house with Powershop

Moving house with Powershop is a breeze, whether you're a new customer or already have a house signed up with us. Just tell us where you're moving to, and we’ll take care of the rest. Find out more.

Quick tips for moving home in New Zealand

Short on time? Here are some quick tips to get you started:

  • Write out your costs from the start. This includes packaging, removal costs, any double ups of rent/mortgage. Then add some padding into the budget for any surprises!
  • Strongly consider decluttering your current house before moving. Selling items online, a garage sale and of course donations are all a good idea. Less stuff to move, less time, less stress.
  • Do a review of all your current utilities and house related costs. How much are you spending in total? Will this go up or down with the new home? Moving is a great opportunity to look for a better deal.
  • Map out a timeline with specific dates and events. It may seem over the top, but future you will be grateful for good planning. Head over to our Moving House Process guide for help here.
  • Shop around for removal options. Get a number of quotes and make sure you ask about any hidden costs and insurance. If you are going to move yourself, do the same with rental vehicles (trucks, vans) as prices can vary greatly.
  • Do all your address changes in one go if possible. This reduces the chance of leaving a company off your list and missing important correspondence!
  • Have a backup plan for utilities like phone and internet. Sometimes the switch over can be delayed. Plan ahead and make sure you have mobile data if you think you’ll need to be online the first day you move in.

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