Moving Interstate Tips
Even though moving is our normal we understand for most it is a daunting task, so we have put together a few helpful tips:
Start Now – Preparation is key. Make a list of what you wish to move and sell or give away the rest. Do you need your car relocated too? We can look after your furry friends too. Ask us for a quote.
Packing – Don’t go hunting at the local supermarket for boxes to try and save money, it really is a false saving. Our cartons are sturdy and specifically designed for removals. Call us and let us know how many you need: 07 5618 5021
Labeling – When using our backloading service, depending on the size of your requirements, you may be sharing a truck or container with other customers. Therefore, it is imperative you label all your furniture and boxes clearly and on at least two sides. To be extra safe we suggest you list the contents of each box, name the room it is from and which way store it. For example, an up arrow works well. If it is FRAGILE then please mark it very clearly and let us know when we arrive.
Insurance – Having an insurance policy in place can give you the peace of mind and protect you against unforeseen accidents. We suggest Transit Cover with each and every move.
Furniture – Please dismantle furniture ie flat-pack furniture that was not designed to be transported when assembled, this will help with negotiating stairs, doorways, lifts and side access. It will also save you money if you have it done before we get there.
Electrical Goods – Arrange electrical equipment like computers and stereo components are packed for removal as per manufacturer’s instructions. Washing machines may need the drum secured.
Weather – We all know Melbourne has four seasons in one day but it is not the only city. Please be a little flexible when moving in storm or cyclone season. Please have a Plan B and make alternate plans in case your delivery may be delayed.
Quarantine – Different states have different rules so please contact us about quarantine rules for your plants.
On the day – Make arrangements for your children to be looked after by family or friends to make it less stressful on you. Also borrow a vacuum cleaner and cleaning goodies for those last minute touch-ups.
Contact – Please be available or give us an alternative contact, traffic may have been in our favor and we are early.