The Best Tips for Planning Your Stress Free Move

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As like any move, planning is one of the most important factors to ensuring your furniture and goods are handled, lifted, transported safely. Organizing your furniture before 1800 Interstate Removalists send their furniture moving personnel helps to ensure to minimize the risk of damages to furniture and goods.

Packing your own items into an assortment of appropriate boxes will save you money and possible breakages. While we recommend having 1800 Interstate Removalists provide packing, unpacking, dismantling, and assembling services included with your move. It is not always feasible to do so. Below you will find some handy tips and recommendations before the actual moving process gets underway.

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First, you need to remember that time is not always in your control. Sometimes a move sneaks up on us, forcing us to move last minute, and we have to act fast. If you have planned ahead thats great! If not, then please read on for getting organised as quick as possible for your move. We recommend that you try to allow yourself at least eight weeks.

Give yourself time as no one can plan things in the short term without failing.

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Prepare For Packing: Key Tips for Moving House

So you’re moving house? You’re staring at hours of logistical planning, not to mention the backbreaking physical labour of actually packing up your belongings. It’s a daunting task, even if you’ve moved to a new house a hundred times before. Take a deep breath and don’t worry! Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, provided you think ahead and plan successfully. We’ve put together a list of helpful hints, so that you can rest easy, knowing all your belongings are heading with you to their brand new lives in their brand new home.

STEP ONE: Deciding What to Take

Maybe you’ve lived in one house your entire life, maybe you move once a year. You might be downsizing or moving to your dream location. Whatever the case, the odds are your current house is filled with belongings. Life collects clutter, that’s what it’s all about. Only now, you have a ton of stuff to move.

Before you go about figuring out how to move all your belongings from point A to point B, you first need to decide what to take. Moving house is the perfect opportunity to scale back on the things we own. We all collect vast amounts of things throughout our day to day lives, much of which we don’t actually need. Start your packing process by going through the things you own and asking yourself, do I really need this?

A useful approach is, if you haven’t used it much in the last year, does it need to go with you? Be merciless, clear out the clutter and create space in your new home for new items of worth.

STEP TWO: Getting Rid of the Excess

Once you’ve decided what you’re comfortable parting with, you need to decide what to do with it. Any rubbish that has accumulated (and there’s usually a lot as you empty a house) might need a skip bin or something similar.

It’s also a great idea to donate unwanted, pre-used items to a local charity shop. Clothes, books and random bric-a-brac are always appreciated provided they are still of good, usable quality. Alternatively hold a garage sale and sell anything you don’t need to friends and neighbors.

STEP THREE: Starting To Pack

Once you’re left with the items you’re going to be taking with you, you need to get them packed up for ease of transport. The most important thing you need to do is get yourself some sturdy cardboard packing boxes. These are sold by most removal services, including 1800 Interstate Removalists. You will also need sturdy packing tape to ensure that the boxes don’t give way when filled with heavy items.

While packing, think about the layout of your new home. Organise your belongings based on the room you will house them in when you’re unpacking later. Once the box has been filled, clearly label it with the name of the room and the type of contents within. That way, when you get to your new place, you know which boxes to place in which room to speed up the unpacking process.

Make sure you use adequate padding when filling boxes with delicate items to ensure they do not break. Also, be careful not to overload your boxes as it can make transporting and carrying them difficult. It also increases the risk of the boxes falling apart and your belongings getting damaged.

STEP FOUR: Finding a Removal Service

Now you need to transport your belongings to your new home. Of course, you could move them yourselves with a car, but this can prove a difficult, physically demanding and time-consuming task, especially if you also have furniture you want to transport too.

Hiring a removal company like 1800 Interstate Removalists ensures that your belongings will be safely transported quickly, professionally and with a reduced risk of damage. Highly trained professionals will move your belongings with ease, and are extremely useful especially if moving a long distance. They’re also easy to find on the internet, and easy to communicate with throughout the process.

Pricing varies depending on the length of the journey, and the number and size of the items being transported. So, start by getting a quote and then booking the day for the removalists to collect your furniture and goods. With a small move, these items can then be delivered on the same day, for longer journeys it can take between two-to-ten days so make sure you have properly planned out your moving schedule to ensure you are not left in an empty house for too long.

STEP FIVE: Getting Insurance

We strongly suggest, especially when moving between states or long distances, that you think about getting insurance. 1800 Interstate Removalists highly recommends Carts Insurance for individual Item Insurance on long-distance moves. This gives you peace of mind as damaged goods are one less thing to worry about in the midst of moving.

STEP SIX: Sorting Out Your Old House

Remember to shut off all utilities at the house you’re leaving before you go. Broadband, Water, Electricity providers all need notifying about the move. Plan this strategically, as there can sometimes be a delay in providing services like Broadband to new houses because the providers require access. Arrange well in advance to avoid being left without power.

It is also customary to make sure you are leaving the house in good condition, so consider getting the place cleaned, especially in rented properties. It may be tempting to clean the house yourself, but remember that professional cleaners know how to get the house ready and guarantee their work, meaning that even if the landlord deems the cleaning unsatisfactory, they will return to finish the job and you don’t have to.

STEP SEVEN: Start Your New Life in Your New Home

Safe in the knowledge that your goods and furniture have been safely delivered, now is time to start finding new homes for all your belongings in a brand new home.

Good luck!
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