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Things to Leave Behind When You Move House

Australia has some of the strictest quarantine laws in the world, and these apply when moving interstate. It’s recommended to leave behind plants, animal products and agricultural equipment, which may contain contaminants. (SBS)

Garden Plants and Fixtures

Although you may have spent a lot of time fixing up your garden and turning it into an outdoor sanctuary, it is much easier to leave behind permanent plants and garden fixtures than trying to r  emove them from the yard and transport them.

Spa or Hot Tub

If you’ve gone to the expense of building a specific location out on the patio or deck for a spa or hot tub, chances are you’ll be expected to leave it behind for the new occupants when you move. However, if your spa or hot tub is portable and isn’t fixed into an outdoor fixture you could take it with you, providing there’s room for it at the new house.

Home Fixtures

Things like chandeliers, customised door handles and light fittings should be left behind. However, if you are really set on taking them with you, you’ll have to remove and replace them before any home inspections. 


If your new kitchen has a dishwasher, it’s a good idea to leave your dishwasher behind for the new occupants. 

The good news is that dishwashers are relatively easy to move, and you can definitely take it with you if your new home doesn’t have a dishwasher.

Over-sized Furniture

If you have heavy, oversized furniture, it can be a great hassle to move and may be better off being left behind for the new homeowners.

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