PLAN YOUR MOVE
Are you getting ready to move house?
Packing up everything you own and moving it someplace else can be an incredibly stressful experience. Just when you’ve finished assembling boxes and finally managed to fit everything into the moving van, you suddenly have to unpack it again.
There’s no denying it, moving houses is overwhelming. However, if you follow our few tips and tricks, you’ll find that the whole experience is a lot more enjoyable than you originally thought.
Our top home moving tips
The following advice may take a bit of extra planning and organisation, but our team will be able to move all your household items much more efficiently if you can find the time to implement these ideas into your moving routine.
- Before you start packing, make sure you have a range of clean boxes in many different sizes. They should be in good condition with flaps on them so they can be sealed with tape to ensure maximum security. Drink boxes are a good way to store cups and cutlery as they have dividers. To easily collect them, ask local shops or supermarkets if they have any left over. Otherwise, your removal company will have them to purchase.
- Buy some felt tip pens and be sure to label every box. You can do this by room, person, and content or with labels such as ‘fragile’ or ‘this side up’ for the more breakable items. You can also colour-code your boxes with dots and, if possible, visit your home before you move to place corresponding colours on doors so the boxes can immediately be placed in certain rooms.
- Be sure to empty all wardrobes and drawers of heavy items so that it is easier to carry. However, certain light, unbreakable items can be left if necessary. Furniture with doors must be emptied and you should never tape doors or drawers shut. Please empty any appliance with a gas or fuel tank—such as a lawn mower—before we move it.
- Prepare for your removal day by ensuring that all your small items are placed near the truck’s parking spot. Don’t block entrances to any doors as this wastes valuable time.
- It is a good idea to have young children taken care of during your removal day, as they naturally need attention and tend to slow down the packing/removing process.
- For any pets, make sure they are placed in a separate room when the movers arrive so they are not in danger of being stood on or harmed as we begin removing items.
- Make sure to disassemble any and all items that must be taken apart before being moved. This includes things such as swing-sets, beds and large desks.
- Have all your electrical appliances unplugged and safely secured, ready to be taken once our team arrive at your house.
- To make the process quicker, place all smaller items into one place, such as a carport or garage. This saves you from running around the house finding them throughout the moving day.
- Be sure to empty, defrost and dry all fridges and freezers before they are due to be packed.
- Gather similar items together to ensure maximum efficiency when loading the vehicle.
- If you do not need certain items or pieces of furniture moved, make sure you separate them from the other items to guarantee that they are not moved by our staff.
For your peace of mind
To ensure that all of our clients are comfortable with the safety of their items while they are in our care, we offer transit insurance that covers the contents of our vans in case of fire, collision and overturn. This gives peace of mind in case our vehicles are involved in any sort of accident.
However, as we are experienced removalists who are committed to delivering your personal items safe and sound, you may decide that you don’t wish to pay for insurance. In this case, we must remind all of our clients that although we do everything in our power to avoid them, accidents do occur from time to time. This is why we do recommend that our clients take out insurance.
Please note, our accidental insurance does not cover the times in which the men are taking your items on and off the truck. If you feel that you require this cover, please visit www.removalinsurance.com.au and independently organise insurance to cover this process.
For detailed information about our insurance requirements, please visit our terms and conditions page.