3 Reasons you should move into an apartment

by Troy Said on September 20, 2016

Moving from a house to an apartment may seem like a step down in terms of space and privacy, but while you may lose some things in the process, you will actually gain much more in terms of your overall lifestyle. While you might lose out on that large yard, spacious rooms, and the freedom to change your environment, you will gain a simpler, safer, more stress-free, and enjoyable life! Downsizing doesn’t have to be a downer and you should stop thinking of it that way! Are you looking for reliable and professional interstate removalists Sydney? Look no further! Interstate Removals are here to lend a helping hand…or three! With over a decade in the removals business, Interstate Removals have built a reputation as the best, the fastest, and the cheapest removals company in Australia. Here are three great reasons why you should move into an apartment:
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Cheaper lifestyle

Cheaper living is by far the greatest benefit of moving from a house to an apartment. Downsizing will without a doubt allow you to save on living costs. Owning a house involves a huge amount of costs including a mortage, insurance, property tax, and maintenance costs. By moving into an aprtment, many of these expenses will become considerably lower including your monthly mortage, your utilities bills, and your maintenance expenses. Home improvement costs will also be more affordable as your space will be smaller and thus easier to renovate.

Easy living
Compared to living in a house, your life in an apartment will be a breeze. Apartment living will require much less time and effort than living in a house will. Cleaning will be a faster and easier, household chores will be ten times simpler, and you can forget about the hassle of mowing your lawn, trimming hedges, and taking care of weeds. By cutting down on the time you are spending on the up-keep of your home, you will give yourself more time to spend with friends and family.

Convenience
If you are looking for a place to live that is close to work, schools, and amenities, chances are you will have an easier time finding an apartment than you will finding a house. Finding an apartment that is conveniently located and affordably priced will be much simpler than finding a house in the same area. Living in an apartment in your dream suburb will not only save you money, but will also save you time by cutting out long commutes.

Ready to get your move into gear and organise interstate removalists Sydney?Way to go! Interstate Removals specialise in all sorts of moves, from large moves, to small moves, to backloading. Give our friendly team a call on 1300 299 969 today. Too busy to call right now? No problem! Just click here for a fast and accurate quote for your Sydney move.

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Tips for moving commonly damaged items safely: part 2

by Troy Said on September 12, 2016

After ten years in the removals business, Interstate Removals are experts at moving our customer’s belongings from A to B safely and efficiently. Worried about moving your fragile items? Don’t fret, we take great pride in being the best in the business. Our team of excellent staff are trained and experienced at moving the most fragile of items, which is why you can trust us with your precious belongings. Need to sort out cheap furniture removals? Interstate Removals have got your back! Here are our top tips for moving commonly damaged items safely:

Furniture
Furniture is one of the most commonly damaged items during moves. The reason for this is usually the result of not having enough assistance and experience with moving awkwardly shaped, heavy, and bulky furniture. The solution to these problems? Hire a team of removalists! Removalists are experts at packing, carrying, and maneuvering furniture through awkward spaces and around corners. Leave the heavy lifting to them!

Sports equipment
Sporting equipment is often overlooked as something that may be easily damaged during a move. While it may look sturdy, it can be just as fragile as glassware, not to mention the fact that it is often quite valuable and difficult to replace. To avoid damage to your sports equipment, ensure equipment is packed and protected well. To begin, pack the equipment in its original packaging. If you still have the manuals for larger equipment, check if there are recommended precautions that need to be taken when moving the equipment. Also, take extra care when packing delicate sports gear including bikes, tennis racquets, and golf clubs.

Plants
If you’re a green thumb, it’s highly likely you will want to bring your favourite plants with you when you move. The good news is, you can! It will just take some special care as plants can be difficult to move safely as they are extremely vulnerable. A few days before your move, stop watering your plants, this will make them easier to move and cause less of a mess. Use ties and bags to protect branches and to separate each plant. If you are packing your plants in boxes, ensure there are holes for breathing. Don’t forget, always pack your plants last and unpack them first!

Ready to get going, but need a helping hand organising cheap furniture removals? Interstate Removals are ready to help get you moved quickly and easily for the lowest price around! Call 1300 299 969 today to talk to our helpful staff about all of your removals needs. Or, click here for a fast and accurate quote for your move. Quick! The clock is ticking!

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Do you need help sourcing furniture removalists interstate? Interstate Removals have the ideal solution! With over ten years in the removals business, our team of experienced and professional staff know everything there is to know about moving the most fragile of items. We take great care of our customer’s belongings because if it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Want to learn which mistakes to avoid when moving fragile items? Here are our top tips for moving commonly damaged items safely:

Glasses
Glasses are likely to be the most fragile item in any move, which is why you will need to take great care when packing all glassware. To begin, get some good quality, appropriately sized boxes. Next, wrap each item separately in packing materials before placing in the box. Ensure there is adequate padding and layering between each item, as well as between the items and the box. Once you have packed and sealed the box, clearly mark the boxes as ‘fragile glassware’ and ‘this way up’. This will allow your removalists to pack glassware safely within the moving vehicle.

Artwork
Pieces of art are often very fragile, expensive, and irreplaceable. Unfortunately, they also happen to be quite awkward to move. This is why we highly recommend having any valuable pieces insured before your move. To pack artworks for moving, they should be placed in specially made customised containers like travelling frames. Ensure pieces fit cosily in a box and that they are unable to move around inside it. Mark boxes as ‘fragile art’ and ensure your removalist knows what they are moving.

Pottery and ceramics
Pottery is extremely delicate, so, as with all of your fragile items, the more protection you can provide, the more likely it is to survive the move. This means you will need to set aside adequate time for packing and labelling carefully. Pottery needs to be wrapped in lots of padding, bubble wrap and packing tape are your safest bet. You can also add an extra layer of old clothing to be extra safe. Whatever you do, DO NOT pack your pottery too tightly, as this can lead to breakage. Also, take care when unpacking items on the other end!

Ready to make the big move, but need to find furniture removalists interstate who are experienced in moving fragile items? Don’t put it off any longer! Interstate Removals are ready for your call. Call 1300 299 969 today and talk to our friendly staff about how we can help you. Or, click here for a fast and accurate quote for your big, or small move! Don’t forget to ask about the range of insurance options we have on offer!

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Guide to moving with teenagers

by Troy Said on June 27, 2016

Are you looking for reliable and professional interstate movers? Look no further! Interstate Removals are here to help! With over a decade in the removals business, Interstate Removals have built a reputation as the best, the fastest, and the cheapest in the industry! We understand all of the ins-and-outs of the removals process and just how tough it can be on our customers. This is why we are willing to do whatever it takes to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. We even know how difficult it can be moving with teenagers, which is why we have compiled a guide for doing just that! Here is our guide to moving with teenagers:

Communication is key!
Keeping communication between you and your teen regarding the move is essential from the time you begin to even think about moving until you have settled into your new place. The sooner you tell your daughter or son about the move, the more time they will have to process and become comfortable with the idea. Keeping the move a secret until the last minute is a recipe for disaster. Teenagers generally hate being treated like children, so try to talk openly with them about why the move is necessary. Encourage conversation regarding the move, including questions and discussion about your new location, schools, and any extracurricular activities your child may be interested in. This process will allow your teenager to express any concerns out loud, rather than bottling them up inside.

Get everyone involved
Prepare for the move as a family. From choosing a moving date, to researching schools, neighbourhoods, and a home, teenagers will appreciate being a part of the decision making process. Take them to house inspections and school open days and encourage them to become excited about this big change. Once it’s time to start packing up your house, make sure you do it together. This can be an emotional process and it is an important step for your teenager to say ‘good-bye’ to their old home.

Allow them to say their ‘good-byes’

While it is important to encourage your teenager to become excited about the move, it is also important that you give them the opportunity to say good-bye to their old home, school, and friends. Go to all of their favourite places together and encourage them to take part in their favourite activities for a final time in the lead up to the move. Ask if they want to have a going away party and if they do organise a small get together with their closest friends and family. Encourage them to give their friends any new contact details and assure them that you’ll be back to visit.

Are you and the family finally packed and ready to move? Are you looking for reliable interstate movers? You’ve come to the right place! Interstate Removals specialise in all sorts of moves, from large moves, to small moves, to backloading. Give our friendly team a call on 1300 299 969 today. Too busy to call right now? No problem! Just click here for a fast and accurate quote for your move.

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4 Life hacks for getting organised for a move

by Troy Said on June 13, 2016

Moving house can cause huge amounts of stress, even amongst the best of us! Do you need help organising moving services Sydney to Melbourne? Interstate Removals have the ideal solution! With over ten years in the removals business, our brilliant team know how to get you moved quickly, safely, and cheaply! We specialise in large moves, full truck moves, small moves, 4 bedroom moves, and backloading! No move is too big or too small for us, in fact, we love a challenge! Whether you are moving from Sydney to Melbourne, Brisbane to Adelaide, or Hobart to Perth, we can get you there. We care about our customers, which is why we have put together a list of life hacks that will ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. Here are 4 life hacks for getting organised for a move:

1. Imagine your new home
This may sound a little silly, but before you begin packing up your old house, you need to picture how you want your new home to look and feel. Think about the size of your new home and the size of your belongings, measuring furniture if necessary. When you picture your new home, do you picture it cluttered with old worn out items? No? We didn’t think so. Moving is a great opportunity to de-clutter and get rid of things you have been meaning to let go of. Stick to the rule: if you can’t picture it in your new home, get rid of it!

2. Begin with a digital move!
That’s right, before you even touch a moving box, ensure you have organised and backed up all of your digital data! If you don’t already own one, purchase a good external hard-drive or upload your data to a cloud service online. Computers can be temperamental objects, having your digital data backed up elsewhere is extremely important!

3. Label and organise device cords
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to figure out which cord goes with which device, especially if you have lots of devices. Quickly labelling cords with their device name and plug hole will save you hours of confusion at the other end of your move!

4. Organise important paper documents
If possible, purchase a fireproof, lockable box to file your important paper documents in. In fact, we recommend having one of these whether you are moving or not! Birth certificates, passports, and any sensitive documentation should be filed within the box. Whatever you do, don’t lose the key!

Ready to get going, but need to find moving services Sydney to Melbourne? Call 1300 299 969 today and talk to our excellent staff about all of your removals needs. Alternatively, click here for a speedy and accurate quote!

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Moving interstate? How exciting! Moving to another state is a huge step for anyone and will likely bring with it a lifestyle change. This can be overwhelming at first, but there are a few ways to ensure you settle into your new city quickly and naturally. Are you stressing out about finding quality cheap movers Brisbane to Melbourne? Stop stressing right away! Interstate Removals have a solution! With over ten years in the business, we have perfected the art of removals! We specialise in full truck loads, 4 bedroom moves, large moves, small moves, and even backloading! From Brisbane, to Melbourne, Sydney to Hobart, Perth to the Adelaide, and everywhere in between. Our staff are experts at what they do and they are willing to go the distance to get your things moved! Here is our guide to settling in after your move:

Look for employment or begin studying!
An important part of settling into your new home is having something to do when you’re not at home. Whether it is work, study, play, or another professional venture, having something to do every day will allow everything else to settle in around your routine and give you a sense of emotional stability. Finding employment will also give you a sense of financial stability.

Make some new friends!
Moving interstate will most likely mean leaving good friends behind. Try to keep in touch with them whether it be via phone or online, but also make an effort to make some new friends! There are lots of ways to meet new people, whether it be at work, university, in your neighbourhood, yoga class, the local park, or at the kids’ school events. Keep your options open and try to make some meaningful new connections. Making new friends will help you feel less isolated and build your sense of community.

Get to know your area
If you have the money, become familiar with your local cafes and restaurants. If you are on a strict budget, pack a picnic and go to your local park. Take your dog for a walk around neighbourhood every day. The sooner you become familiar with your new neighbourhood, the less you’ll be staring at your iPhone GPS!

Find a good GP, dentist, and vet
For your peace of mind, know who to call during difficult situations! Find a GP, dentist, and vet that you trust! If you don’t know where to begin, ask your neighbours or workmates for recommendations!

Ready for your big interstate move, but need help organising cheap movers Brisbane to Melbourne? Interstate Removals are awaiting your call. Call 1300 299 969 today and talk to our fantastic staff about how we can help you. Or, click here for quick and accurate quote for your huge, or small move!

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Why DIY is a bad idea

by Troy Said on May 28, 2016

Moving is stressful at the best of times, but there are ways to make it less so. Moving may seem pretty straight forward, but there really are so many things that can go wrong. Many people aren’t aware of how complex moving can be, which is why DIY moving has become increasingly popular in the last few years. While doing it yourself is admirably ambitious and may seem like the cheapest way to move, in reality it is often wrought with problems and is in fact not the most cost effective way to get your things moved. DIY moving takes lots of time, energy, and money and is likely to involve obstacles that you do not have the skills, strength, or equipment to deal with. This is why hiring professionals is a much safer bet. Not only will hiring removals experts save you energy and time, believe it or not, it will also most likely save you money!Looking for movers interstate? Interstate Removals have got you back! Here are a few reasons we have found that DIY moving is a bad idea:

It is a waste of time and is inconvenient

Hiring professional removalists will save you a huge amount of time and allow you to avoid the inconvenience that accompanies much of the moving process. On moving day, the removalists will take care of the difficult labour-heavy tasks such as lifting and carrying your heavy belongings, as well as carefully and safely packing any fragile items. This will allow you time to focus on any other important moving issues.

You will most likely not have appropriate moving equipment
Moving requires a lot of equipment, from packing supplies, to a moving vehicle, to specialty moving tools and equipment. Unless you are a removalist yourself, chances are you won’t have these things laying around at home. While boxes and packaging supplies are easy enough to come by, a suitable moving vehicle is not.

If you are doing it yourself, you are either going to have to hire a moving truck, or borrow a friend of family’s vehicle. Hiring or borrowing the wrong sized vehicle could lead to the loss of your precious time due to having to fit your belongings into a tight space Why not leave it to the removalists? They are experts at providing you with an appropriate vehicle as well as at moving and arranging awkwardly shaped items space efficiently into any space provided! They will also be equipped with specialty moving tools such as moving pads and hoists! These not only save time, but are essential in preventing injury.

DIY can be very unsafe as well as inefficient!
Professional removalists are trained and experienced in moving heavy and awkward items safely and efficiently. Not only is hiring removalists a safer option for your belongings, it is also safer for you! Moving heavy furniture can lead to a range of injuries. Injury is the last thing you want during moving day!

As well risking you safety, moving yourself is likely to be much more inefficient than having professionals do it. A team of experienced removalists will work as quickly as possible to transport and pack your items. They will also ensure space is used wisely. By working quickly and efficiently, removalists will save you both time and money!

Don’t DIY! It’s not worth the stress! Instead, leave it to those who do it best! Ready to get going and move interstate, but need a helping hand organising movers interstate? Interstate Removals are ready to help get you moved quickly and easily for a low, low price! Call 1300 299 969 today to talk to our friendly staff about all of your removals needs. Or, click here for a fast and accurate quote for your move. Time to get going. Ready, steady, move!

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Top 3 packing hacks

by Troy Said on May 20, 2016

These days we have a DIY approach to more things than ever before, from putting together IKEA furniture to home renovations, and even moving. Whilst hiring a professional removalist is always going to be the fastest, cheapest, and most efficient way to move, you can still do your own packing! Are you having trouble finding interstate furniture removalists Melbourne? Say goodbye to your troubles! Interstate Removals are here to help! With over ten years in the business, we have built a reputation as the best in the removals industry! Just ask our clients! We are here to help you every step of the way. Here are our top 3 packing hacks to get you moving:

Quit procrastinating

This can be a problem area for a lot of people. While in theory you are going to get straight into packing on the weekend, you may go out on Friday evening for afternoon drinks, meet up with friends on Saturday, watch movies on Sunday, and before you know it your weekend is over and your precious packing time is wasted! Devoting an entire weekend to packing may seem like a lot, but believe us, it’s worth it. To make things more fun, set challenges for yourself. For example pack five boxes then have a 15 minute break, use a half hour timer, or pack up the living room then order takeout dinner. Before you know it, it’ll all be done!

Make a party of it!

Well, not exactly a party, but invite your friends around to help! A few extra sets of hands will get the job done a lot more quickly than you could have done yourself. Entice them with the idea of after-packing drinks and the promise that you’ll help them with the same tasks next time they move. If you are moving interstate, this will be a great way of spending some quality time with your mates before the big day!

Label EVERYTHING

Ever noticed that cardboard moving boxes all look uncannily similar? This is exactly why a clear and effective labelling system is absolutely necessary. To begin with label the room each box belongs to, then underneath add the names of items specific items. If you are extremely organised, you may consider also using a colour coding system. For example, use different colour packing tape on the boxes depending on the room they are from. For example, red for kitchen and blue for bathroom!

Ready to pack smart and find interstate furniture removalists Melbourne? Give the friendly staff at Interstate Removals a call today on 1300 299 969, or click here for a fast and accurate quote for your move!

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Packing is arguably the most tedious and stressful aspect of moving. How should things be packed? Do I need to buy packing materials? How do I ensure all my belongings are packed safely? Where do I begin? These are all questions you may be asking yourself before your big move, particularly if you have fragile and or valuable items to move. Are you looking for reliable and professional cheap movers Brisbane to Melbourne? Look no further! Interstate Removals are here to help! With over a decade in the removals business, the Interstate Removals team are experts at moving items across the country safely, even musical instruments! To ensure yours will be moved safely there are safe packing measures that should be followed. Here is our guide to packing musical instruments for your move:

Pianos, keyboards, and organs
The professional team at Interstate Removals are experts at moving all sorts of heavy items, including pianos, keyboards, and organs, but there are still a few things you can do before the move to ensure the safe transport of you instrument. To begin with, close the lid and if possible, lock it. Take off any removable parts such as the music stand. Finally wrap the instrument in bubble wrap, secured with packing tape and then add an additional padding layer of blankets and towels. If possible, use extra padding on the legs.

Strings!
Classical stringed instruments such as cello, violin, and viola are the most fragile of all instruments, which means they can be difficult to move. Their delicate nature means that even slight bumps on the road could damage bows, bridges, and necks and changing weather may warp and crack the wood. To protect your instrument, loosen its strings to ensure temperature won’t put any strain on them. Also ensure you loosen your bow’s hair. If you don’t own a good quality travel hard case for your instrument, it’s time to purchase one. For extra protection, wrap your instrument in cloth before placing it in it’s case. Don’t use packing peanuts or shredded paper though, these materials may get stuck inside your instrument.

Brass and woodwind
While brass and woodwind instruments are generally sturdier than stringed instruments, any small damage can still destroy the instrument’s sound. To prevent any dents and scratches, take the entire instrument apart and wrap each piece in bubble wrap. Again, if you don’t own a hard case, it’s time to purchase one.

Piano? Strings? Woodwinds? Brass? We are ready to help you move it! Need to find cheap movers Brisbane to Melbourne? Give our friendly team a call on 1300 299 969 today. Too busy to call right now? No problem! Just click here for a fast and accurate quote for your move.

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Moving Interstate to Brisbane

by Troy Said on July 9, 2015

Moving Interstate to Brisbane? Find Local Removalists

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Welcome to Brisbane! The city basks under a superb sub-tropical climate matched only by its lively local culture. It is a wonderful place to enjoy life as well as follow your dreams. You can enjoy living in the metropolis sooner by hiring the service of a professional removalist, Brisbane who will help you with your first move to the city with your belongings.

Pre-packing guide

Use Butcher Paper instead of old newspapers when you wrap your valuables. It prevents ink transfer. It is also preferable to use removal cartons as they are designed for this purpose. You can find them in two standard sizes: the bigger tea chest (65cm x 45cm x 40cm) and the smaller wine or book cartons (40cm x 40cm x 30cm). When you use these boxes your packing will be much easier. Remember to tape the cartons all across the bottom as well as at the top.

Sourcing reliable furniture removalists

It takes a lot of mental and physical organisation when you take away the contents of your old home and transfer them to a new one. When selecting reliable Removalists in Brsbane, consider the following:

Get as many quotes as you can: Review the service and price of removalists in your area. Also ask when they could begin with the process. Bigger removalist companies offer packing service too.
Have adequate time: Relocating is a lengthy affair so plan ahead
Negotiate costs: Note that opting for the service over a weekend could be expensive than doing it on a weekday. You can request your removalists in Brisbane to offer you a discount, many companies offer discounts to new customers.

Preparing to leave your old home

Preparation can take a lot of time so it makes sense to begin early and pack as much as you can. The stress-free method is to pack two or three boxes every day to banish the panicking session. Do keep boxes and cartons from blocking the doors. If possible, use the garage to store packed cartons. Pack mirrors and pictures together (remove the headboards though). Clean as you proceed to pack up. Empty every cupboard as you go along with your packing. Save essentials like tea sets for the end.

Relocation process of your furniture to Brisbane from Interstate

Any reputable removalist in Brisbane will offer you a hassle-free service. Your individual moving requirements and needs will be understood and taken into consideration. If you are removing the furniture yourself, use your legs for support, instead of your back. Furniture and furnishing will be treated with the care they deserve and the vehicles transporting your furniture will have all the needed sleeves and protective covers. If you are arriving to Brisbane from further away, you can track your furniture in real time through tracking equipment while the vehicle is being driven to your new home.

Settling into your new home and neighbourhood

The first thing to do after your belongings reach you, is to unpack and you should do it at your own pace. The rule of thumb in this respect is to concentrate one room at one time. Settle one room before you begin with the next. Start with bedrooms and then move to kitchen and the bathroom. Since the kitchen is the epicentre of every family, it should be furnished carefully, beginning from the stove, and cutlery last. Bathrooms are the simplest rooms to furnish. Once your house is in some shape, walk around your new neighbourhood and introduce yourself to the nearby residents.

Helping kids adjust to their new home and school

Moving into your new home can be an exciting affair for your children. Conversely it can also be sad or stressful for them. Your child could be afraid of joining a new school. To look into it, gather information about the new school and neighbourhood and share it with your child. Give your kids brochures and postcards about Brisbane or take them through a quick tour of the place over the internet. If possible, take him or her to the city before relocating. Do make sure that the child’s old school sends all applicable information to the new school. Obtain all the medical records of your child. Have easy access to your child’s essentials like pillows, games and other items which give him or her comfort.

Social communities for meeting new people.

You can easily make new friends after you relocate to your new Brisbane address. The people in the city are naturally warm and welcoming. If you love pets, and want to accelerate the friendship process, get a dog. Friendships will start easily and become more deep with the passage of time. You can also make friends with people who share your interests.

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