Hints and Tips

            We have developed useful hints and tips to help ensure your next move is as stress free, cost effective and as easy as possible. OUR TRUCKS ARE TEN METRES LONG AND FOUR HIGH. Please insure path ways to and from your home and the lorry are free of slippery moss and such like substances during the winter months.                                                                                                                                              

       Give yourself enough time to prepair for your move. Organization is  paramount  for a succesful relocation.The more effort you put in the less time it will take to relocate you. Small cartons for heavy gear such as books and glass ware and large carton for bulky ligther gear such as tupperware pots and pans linen clothes, toys, games....

        Engage the movers two weeks before your schedualed moving day, contact  them a day or two before moving day to confirm everything is on track. Don,t hesitate to ask  questions.   Ensure the cartons you use are double corrugated for extra strength, single walled cartons like the ones Bunnings sell just do no stand up to the rigers of moving [MOST MOVERS SELL CARTONS]. Remember to totally fill all cartons also mark the destination on top for quick placement. 

       Go through and cull everything you will not need in your new home. The more effort you put into the preparation the less it will cost you at the end of the day.Have a plan as to where furniture is to be placed..Have the children and your pets visit their grand parents on D, DAY. Most importantly take the time to have a good breakfast and RELAX. Allow the movers to do what they are being paid to do.   

 

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

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Check furniture for weakness that can be easily fixed. Moving could cause further damage.

Some Furniture ( some IKEA lines) are designed to be transported disassembled. We can help disassemble for you however you may wish to do this before moving day to save time (and money).

Are there special procedures recommended by the manufactures?

Front loading washing machines are often supplied with special rods for the bowl.

Ice maker fridges and dishwashers may need to be disconnected by a plumber but we are happy to do this.

We can provide advice on the best way to ensure your appliances stay safe.

Plants generally do not travel well. They can not be stacked so take a lot of volume in the truck. This can add to the expense of your move if it results in an extra trip. Ceramic pots become brittle with age and exposure to the elements. Extra care is required in packing however there will always be some risk.

Can the way be cleared for close truck access? Are pathways free of obstructions and slippery mildew? Could branched or shrubs be trimmed to facilitate removals? Can the truck park? Generally speaking, time spend making the access easier and safer will result in a faster (cheaper ) move.

Your possessions will be safer if packed in the appropriate boxes with appropriate materials eg Books in Book boxes and only light items in tea chests. This will ensure the boxes will provide the correct level of protection. It will also minimise the range in sizes of boxes making it quicker (cheaper) to pack your moving truck so money spent on packing material can save you on moving time.

Well before your moving day take an inventory of your valuables and consult your insurance company about any changes required to your policies.  It is also wise to SELL or give away anything you don’t want to take with you .  This could save hundreds on moving day.

Remember, moving your posessions is only part of the story, organising internet, utilities etc can take a number of weeks.  It is wise to start these activities a few weeks ahead when you book

  1. Pack an overnight bag with essential personal items, for every household member
  2. Pack valuables and legal papers such as passports
  3. Pack a box of other essential items for the first night, such as kitchen supplies, TV remote controls and so on
  4. Defrost the fridge and freezer and dispose of perishable food
  5. Ensure electricity, gas and water meters have been recorded and bills finalised

If you would like to save on labour costs, disassembling any bedheads, tables or other bulky furniture, and packing them together with screws and any parts.  Our  teams will happily do this if you would prefer.

Relax, you are in good hands

Take a final walk through with the team leader to check everything is loaded and check the utilities