Hints and Tips

            We have developed useful hints and tips to help ensure your move is as stress free, cost effective and as easy as possible.                                                                                                                                                 

       Give yourself enough time to prepair for your move. Organization is of paramount importance for a succesful relocation.  

        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 them questions.   Ensure the cartons you use are double corrugated for extra strength, single walled cartons like the ones Bunnings sell just do no work most of the time. Remember to totally fill all cartons,most important. 

       Go through your home 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 in your   new home.Have the children and your pets visit the 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