Moving Tips

The key to a successful move is organization; we are as keen as you are to get your move completed as smoothly and quickly as possible. Here are a few tips to help you get organized for the day of the move:

  1. Start packing as early as possible – it usually takes longer than you expect!
  2. When packing your boxes, put heavy items such as books/wine/CDs etc. In smaller boxes and lighter items such as clothing, plastic, toys etc. in bigger boxes.
  3. Use proper moving cartons of just a few varying sizes.  They are stronger and also boxes the same size take less time to stack (as opposed to 50 boxes all different sizes) and create a strong matrix without gaps, thus reducing your removal costs.
  4. Tape all boxes closed top and bottom, folded boxes so often fail. 
  5. Label boxes clearly on top and one side; contents, whether fragile, destination room at drop off etc. 
  6. Put everything that fits in a box, in a box! Small fiddly things are actually what takes up more space and take more time to handle and stack.
  7. We have boxes, paper and tape in stock for you to purchase.  The Box Shop
  8. Crockery - Wrap each plate with butchers paper and then stack on their edge to avoid breakage.
  9. Use butchers paper for crockery and other breakables, be generous and pack well.
  10. When opening boxes cut the tape rather than tear, as we are happy to recycle boxes in good condition.  Just give us a call on 049 888 1727, we are happy to collect them.  Lets keep them out of landfill.
  11. Wrap artwork and pictures appropriately, or consider hiring professional packers.
  12. Clothes on hangers – gather six or eight items together on the rail and slide a strong rubbish bag up and over and tie it off below the hooks and leave in the wardrobe for the removalist to select as required for the pack (great fillers).  On arrival at destination they go straight back into your wardrobe, clean and tiny and you can reuse the rubbish bags.Wrap artwork and pictures appropriately, or consider hiring professional packers.
  13. Bundle up garden tools, bed slats etc with tape
  14. Drain fuel from lawn mowers, clean grease from BBQ and disconnect gas.
  15. Disconnect washing machine and drain; fridge can be left on until the end of the load.
  16. Your fridge/ freezer should be emptied and wiped clean throughout. If it is going into storage, the fridge should be thoroughly cleaned and dry. Wiping the interior with vanilla essence will help keep mildew at bay. Tea bags left in the fridge will also absorb moisture and help combat mildew. Plumbing to fridges should be disconnected.
  17. Make sure any overhead obstructions are cleared from any drive/lane way leading up to your house to at least 3.0m.
  18. Flat pack furniture will generally need to be flattened to avoid damage during the move.
  19. Arrange suitable parking bays for removal truck (if required) prior to the move.
  20. Do not water pot plants at least 24 hours before moving.
  21. Disassemble beds where possible.  OK to leave in the room.
  22.  Before the removalist closes their doors, do a final inspection of all rooms, cupboards, wardrobes and shed/garage to make sure nothing is left behind.

 

 

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