Guide to packing boxes for a move

by Troy Said on May 25, 2015

You’ve loved living in Brisbane, but it’s time for a change. You’ve had your mail redirected, researched removal services Brisbane to Melbourne, hired a removalist, and set a date. Now all you have left to do is pack your life into boxes. While packing boxes may seem like one of the simplest and stress-free moving tasks, there is a correct way to do it. Follow this guide to ensure you are packing your belongings in a way that will keep them safe during your move:

Leave yourself plenty of time
Don’t leave packing until the last minute. Aim to start packing at least a few weeks before you move. Start with things you won’t need until after the move. If you pack in a rush, you are more likely to forget things and be careless.

Use good quality boxes
We recommend you use new, high quality boxes. If you do use pre-used boxes, make sure you test the strength of each box before you begin packing your valuable belongings in them. If you do decide to use second-hand boxes, it is a good idea to tape the bottom of the box with packing tape. This will ensure nothing falls through the bottom of the box.

Bottom up
Ready to start packing? Begin with your heavy items. Pack heavy items on the bottom and light items at the top. This will prevent damage to items within the boxes.

Don’t pack to much
If you pack your boxes heavier than 20kgs they are more likely to break at the bottom. They will also be more difficult to carry.

Fill the gaps
If your boxes are being transported interstate in a truck, they are likely to move around a little. Try to fill empty box space with bubble wrap or cloths. This is particularly important for boxes filled with fragile items.

Seal and label
Make sure your boxes are not too full to close. When you are ready, seal each box with tape. Ensure each box is labelled, this will make it much easier to unpack in your new home. It will also help the removalists pack your boxes correctly.

Call Interstate Removals today on 1300 299 969 and chat to our friendly staff about how we can help you with removal services Brisbane to Melbourne.


5 signs it’s time to move your business

by Troy Said on May 13, 2015

Do you find yourself tripping over boxes trying to find work files? Are you embarrassed meeting clients at your place of work? Perhaps your business is simply located in an unsuitable area. Whatever the case may be, it is common for businesses to outgrow the spaces they are in. Size, layout, and location all play important roles in the success of a business.  If you’re looking for a new business base and need interstate removalists, Melbourne call Interstate Removals today. Here are our 5 tell-tale signs it is time to upgrade or move your company:

First appearances really do matter. Clients, business associates, and potential employees will judge you based on the appearance of your office, store, or warehouse. A tidy, professional space is much more appealing than a cluttered mess.

Safety issues
An obvious sign that your workplace is overcrowded is that safety has become a major issue. If you notice that employees or clients are bumping into things or each other, it is definitely time to think about moving somewhere more spacious. Injury in the workplace is both traumatic and costly.

Location matters
If your business is in the middle of nowhere, people are less likely to ‘drop in’. This is particularly important for hospitality businesses. Likewise, if your profession or industry is one that clusters into certain areas, it is often beneficial to be close to a cluster. If your business services customers all over the country, it might make sense to move some of your operations interstate. This will cut long-term shipping and transportation costs.

Unhappy staff
If you are growing your business, you may be tempted to pack new employees into your existing space. This is never a smart idea. If your business workspace is overcrowded your staff will become unhappy and uncomfortable, which will lead to conflict and a decrease in productivity. Happy staff are productive staff.

Time for an upgrade
Your business has outgrown your current location. You may be losing business to other companies who are in better areas, or more professional work-spaces. If your business has outgrown its space, it is time to look around for something that might be a better fit.

Moving your business is a big decision, but can be an extremely beneficial one. If you’re looking for interstate removalists, Melbourne, look no further. Call Interstate Removals today on 1300 299 969 and let us help your business grow!


Top reasons to move interstate

by Troy Said on April 30, 2015

Moving interstate can seem daunting and terrifying, but it may just be the best decision you will ever make. Moving interstate is no small feat, it can be stressful and expensive, but once you’ve taken the leap you’ll never look back. Whether you’ve been stuck in the same place too long, or you simply thrive on adventure, moving interstate can be a fantastic choice. If  you’re looking for interstate removals Melbourne, Cheapest Removalists are here to help. Here are 4 reasons moving interstate is the best thing you will ever do:

You will become more independent
When you move interstate you will lose your sense of familiarity. This may be terrifying at first, but once you overcome this fear you will thrive in your new environment. Facing your fear of unfamiliar places will help you build courage and become more independent. Independence is an empowering and important life-skill.

You will become open-minded
When you move to another city you will most likely experience new things. New foods, cultures, people, and even things as simple as road rules. If you are unaccustomed to change, these things may initially come as a shock to you, but eventually you will learn to embrace new experiences. Change is a natural part of life and the sooner you learn to deal with it, the happier you will be in the long run.

You will learn things about yourself
Moving to a new place will give you the freedom to learn who you really are. When you are forced to spend time alone, or even meet new people, you will be surprised by how much you discover about yourself. When you spend time with people outside your immediate family and friendship group, you will discover different perspectives, and possibly reconsider the way you view the world.

You can start fresh
Moving to a different state is the perfect opportunity to start your life fresh. Whether you’re stuck in a relationship rut, or you’re chasing your dream career, moving interstate is a great way to give yourself a kick in the pants and try something new. Moving to a new city will give you the chance to explore your passions and build an exciting new life.

If you’re looking for interstate removals Melbourne give Cheapest Removalists a call today on 1300 299 969. Go on, take the plunge!


Moving can be as stressful on humans as it is for pets. Imagine having your whole world turned upside down with no understanding of what’s happening, causing pets to become distressed and even go walk about. When it comes to removals, interstate companies should prepare clients with tips like these for making relocation easier on four-legged friends:

Dogs thrive on routine, so in the lead up to the move, keep feeding times and walks as normal as possible. If you have a particularly anxious pup, talk to your vet about a mild sedative for long-distance travel. If driving,allow for regular toilet and water breaks, and before settling into your new home, check fences are adequately dog-proofed. Bringing your dog’s unwashed toys, blankets and bedding will also make them feel instantly at home. And remember that after you, routine is a dog’s best friend!

As with dogs, try to keep cats’ schedules as regular as possible before moving. Settling into your new place is bound to be the most challenging step, as cats tend to run away when faced with unfamiliar territory. For this reason, it’s essential to keep cats in a quiet ‘home-room’ until settled. Ensure this room has food, water, a litter-box, bedding and familiar toys. As cats become more relaxed, gradually allow them to explore the rest of the house, but try not to let them outside for at least a week post-move.

Things to remember:

  • Talk to your vet before moving and make sure you have up-to-date copies of veterinary records and vaccination certificates.
  • Make sure your pet has new identification tags if moving interstate. If your pet is micro chipped, have their records changed to your new address.
  • Pack all of your animal’s favourite and familiar things including bedding, toys and treats.
  • If your pet is not adjusting well to its new surroundings and starts driving you barking mad, take a trip to the vet and make sure everything else is ok.

When you and your fur babies are ready for booking the best removals interstate companies, call us on1300 299 969 and we’ll connect you with a professional team of removalists focused on making relocations as relaxing as possible for you and your fur family.


How to turn your new house into your new home

by Troy Said on April 6, 2015

Moving day is lurking and you’re starting to feel sentimental. You know it’s time for a change, but you can’t imagine your new house feeling like home. Interstate Removals can help organise reputable interstate removalists Melbourne to get you moving ASAP,and with these 5 tips to turn your new house into a welcoming home you’ll be settled in no time:

1.  Embrace change
Say goodbye to your old place with a farewell party. This closure will help you come to terms with the fact that change is an exciting and celebratory occasion. Don’t compare your new home to your old home and focus on the all the things it does have,rather than what it doesn’t.

2.  It won’t happen overnight
Give yourself time to settle in and make new friends, but don’t avoid spending time at home. Enjoy your new environment doing the things you love like gardening, reading, cooking and DIY projects.

3.  Make it your own
Get creative with decorating your new home and experiment with belongings in ways they’ve never been displayed before. Whether you’re bringing old furniture and decorations or starting fresh, create a home so cozy it makes it hard to leave on a Friday night.

4.  Mood and ambience
You may not be a Feng Shui follower, but creating a sense of ambience in your home will encourage you to spend more time there, and lighting is an easy way to create this warmth and atmosphere – so get rid of fluorescent lights and invest in lamps. Playing your favourite upbeat music will also help create new memories inspired by your new home.

5.  Friends and family
Don’t be a stranger! Once you’ve settled in, invite friends, family, and neighbours around to inject life into the home. Showing off your new environment is a fantastic way to feel a sense of belonging while creating fresh memories at the same time.

If you needinterstate removalists Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or any other towns and cities on the easy coast,call Interstate Removals today on 1300 299 969. A house without personal effects is no home, so let us move your furniture in your new abode!


Thinking about downsizing? The kids have flown the coop, you’ve tossed out the trinket collection and now you feel there’s too much room. It might be time to move into a smaller, more manageable home, and with Interstate Removals cheap removalist quotes, you can expect to get it done for an unbeatable price you’ll love. Here are 11 ways moving into a smaller home will improve your quality of living:

Less cleaning=more free time
Do you spend your entire weekend cleaning? Smaller homes require less cleaning, which equals more free time for you to get out of the house to catch up with friends or explore a new hobby.

It’s harder to hoard
Is your current home packed to the rafters with stuff you never use? Moving into a smaller home is a great way to eliminate clutter. Whether it’s kids’ high school report cards or Aunt Wanda’s creepy doll collection, downsizing is an excellent way to sort the belongings you need and want, from those you really don’t.

Bothersome bills
If you’re sick of ridiculous electricity bills, a smaller home will be cheaper to heat in winter and more affordable to cool in summer. This means you can also feel good about decreasing your environmental footprint.

Less maintenance
Let go of the shovel, pack up the paint brushes and put your feet up.If you feel like you spend every spare minute maintaining the house, only to find you reach the end of the list for something else to fall apart, a smaller home could be the answer to a considerably smaller to-do list.

Inner-city living
The ‘burbs were a great place to raise the kids, but now the house is practically empty and you’re still driving an hour to and from work in the city. If you move to an inner-city apartment, the kids might even drop by occasionally.

Smaller mortgage payments with less financial risk
Generally speaking, smaller homes cost less to purchase, which means you’ll pay it off faster and can start scheduling an annual holiday sooner. What’ll it be – Thailand or France?

Easier to get around
Walking up and down stairs in a large home can be particularly hazardous as you get older. If there’s nothing tying you to your two-story home, make the move into a smaller dwelling while you’re still able-bodied and well enough to take on the feat of moving house.

If you’ve got downsizing in your sights, call us for a cheap removalist quote on 1300 299 969. With 10+ years experience moving families, elderly, students, couples and individuals, we understand the varying needs of these moves and how to make your transition as smooth and affordable as possible.


The day has finally arrived: you’ve graduated from high school and been working all summer to save for the big move – it’s time to fly the coop! Before you get too excited by the idea of such a momentous occasion, there are some things to consider first. Give us a call at Interstate Removals to source a quote for cheap interstate removalists and refer to these quick tips for leaving home:

Talk to your parents
Your parents are also likely anxious about the big move.Whether they’re crying tears of sadness or joy, it’s bound to be an emotional time. Think about how your parents may be feeling and talk through any worries they have surrounding the move. Likewise, if you have any questions, don’t be too stubborn to ask parents for advice or reach out to community and government organisations like rental authorities and student support groups.

Before moving, ensure you’ve drawn up a realistic budget for living out of home. Don’t forget to include expenses like bond (if you’re moving into a sharehouse/flat) and connection fees for utilities such as gas, electricity and Internet. Creating a weekly budget is a simple and sure way to avoid debt. Also, consider purchasing home and contents insurance if moving into a sharehouse where roomies are lax about leaving windows open and doors unlocked. If you’re heading into full-time study, check out what financial support may be available through Centrelink’s Austudy program by calling 132 490.

Finding the right place
Whether you’re moving into a university dorm, an established sharehouse, setting up a new place with friends or heading out on your own, make sure it’s an environment that suits you and your lifestyle. Ask yourself some serious questions: if you are living alone, will you get lonely? If you are sharing, will you get along with the other tenants? Always be clear about what you’re getting into before signing a lease or tenancy agreement by inspecting the house in person first and meeting all occupants face-to-face.

The big day
Before the big day, make a list of things to take. Whether it’s a big or small move, consider how you are going to transport your furniture. You may think a DIY move is the cheapest option, but this is an easy trap for first-time movers. If it’s a single bedroom of furniture, backloadingis likely to save you time, energy and money, not to mention the stress of attempting it yourself.

If you’re looking for cheap interstate removalists, call 1300 299 969 today and ask how we can get you on the Road to Independence with our cheap, quick, reliable and friendly operators who’ve helped hundreds of firs-time home leavers finally fly the coup.


3 Tips to Home Styling After Moving House

by Troy Said on January 6, 2015

Moving house is the perfect opportunity to overhaul your home decor and start fresh. Think of your new abode as a blank canvas: a chance to reinvent your surroundings while striking a balance between style and practicality. Resist the temptation to return your furniture and decorations to their previous configuration after the furniture removalist Brisbane has unpacked the truck – this is your chance to recreate your living space and step out of your styling comfort zone. Here’s how:

1. Determine each room’s purpose
If you’re moving into a rental, chances are you’ve only seen the place once during inspection, so until you return you might not have a clear idea about which room will be setup for what purpose. Before unpacking, decide how each room will be used. For recreational/living areas, determine if they’ll be used to study, entertain or relax. You can then decide which furniture, accessories and electrical equipment are needed to make the space functional.

2. Inject personality
Don’t feel forced into the confines of styling categories like vintage, contemporary, nautical, oriental or country. Need inspiration? Invest in home styling magazines and take notes on what you do and don’t like. Once you have an idea that reflects your personal style, evaluate how your existing furniture and home wares will serve this theme; do they fit with your proposed design? With the money you save selecting Interstate Removals as your furniture removalist Brisbane, shout yourself some feature pieces for each room that will act as the foundation of your style overhaul.

3. Select colour palette
Choosing to add colour to more permanent features like floors and walls can be problematic and costly down the track if you decide to change décor again in six months. Begin to introduce a unified colour palette after all the furniture has been arranged through less permanent fixtures like lamps, cushions, floor coverings, wall hangings and feature chairs.

Thinking of overhauling your dated or dysfunctional furniture before moving? Call Interstate Removals and inquire about Brisbane backloading for smaller loads, as well as our price beat guarantee for moving larger houses to get you into your new home with a kiddy of saved cash for new DIY styling projects.


Moving from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast

by Troy Said on December 29, 2014

Tired of the unpredictable weather, ice-cold winters and over-priced hipster cafes in Melbourne? Perhaps you’ve decided to start your own family and settle down somewhere a little more peaceful. Or, maybe it’s the opposite; the kids are grown up and you’ve decided to sell the Melbourne house and skip town. Sunshine Coast is a beautiful place, however it’s a long way from Victoria. Interstate Removals offer simple solutions to bridge the geography gap, with removal services between Melbourne and Sunshine Coast. With 10+ years experience, we have a few tips for house removal Melbourne to Sunshine Coast to get you started:

Create a list
Write a checklist by walking through each room in your house and jot down every item you plan to take for your house removal Melbourne to Sunshine Coast. Creating an accurate inventory eliminates the chance of expensive and inconvenient mistakes. If you aren’t careful, you may end up paying for an entire truck, when you could be using leftover space in someone else’s. If you don’t need an entire truck, backloading will save you money while reducing your carbon emissions. Too busy to write a list? Give Interstate Removals a call and we’ll send one of our staff over to do it for you.

Start the packing party
At Interstate Removals we’re here to help you with every step of your house removal Melbourne to Sunshine Coast, and we plan to do it in the fastest, most secure, and affordable way possible. In fact, we will even help with packing. Once you’ve completed your inventory, you are ready to begin packing your items. The good news is that we deliver packaging supplies to your doorstep. Even better, our moving professionals can assist you with itemising and packing belongings. We also offer a range of storage and insurance options, so no matter what you decide to take to the Sunshine Coast, whether it be furniture, boxes of books or your surfboard, we’ll make sure you’re ready for a smooth transition.

Get moving
You’ve packed up your life and you’re ready to head north. From experience, moving can be emotionally and physically taxing work. Even after we’ve taken care of your packing, you still have to clean your home or rental, update details, and organise ‘bon voyage’ drinks with Melbourne friends. After all this, do you really think you’ll have the stamina to drive interstate? It’s no easy feat! Shout yourself a cheap airfare and let us take care of transporting your vehicle to Queensland for you.

Call Interstate Removals today on 1300 299 969 to find out which parts of your moving journey we can help with to get you ready for your exciting new life on the coast.


It’s time for a change of scenery; somewhere your business will explode – Melbourne! The only hurdle is your company is physically rooted to your current QLD address. Fortunately, moving companies Melbourne backload from interstate towns and cities, like Interstate Removals. With an excellent reputation and competitive backloading rates, we’re confident we are the cheapest company for clients moving businesses to and from Melbourne. Here are the top three reasons to move with us:

Affordability with a price beat guarantee
At Interstate Removals we pride ourselves not only on our excellent service, but also our affordable rates. We understand moving or expanding a business can be a challenging and costly endeavour, and our price beat guarantee ensures we’re one of the top business moving companies Melbourne backloading services in Australia. If you need to move a small office of business furniture, backloading is an affordable alternative saving you much-needed bucks to spend on other business-related expenses. Alternatively, if you’re planning on buying new furniture interstate and simply need boxes moved, backloading is the most efficient and cost-effective option – why hire an entire truck when all you have to move is a few boxes?

We cater to your individual business relocation needs
If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Our competent team is dedicated to finding you the best possible removalists. We take into account cost, reliability, and security when selecting a company that will best suit your needs and budget. Confidential business files? No problem. We select from a range of companies we know and trust. Our clients are confident they’re getting the best possible moving companies Melbourne backloading has to offer for the best price. Moving or expanding your business can be a stressful time. We’ve made it our business to ensure it’s as seamless as possible by tailoring packages for your business, no matter what you’re moving; archived files or office furniture – we’ve got you covered.

Fast, efficient and friendly service
You’ve made the decision to move or expand your business and you want to get your new premises set up and running as fast as possible. After all, time is money! With Interstate Removals you can rest assured we are dedicated to getting your business on track as quickly as possible. Interstate Removals offer the lowest rates and fastest transport for getting your new business over the boarder and into operation as quickly, safely and affordably as possible. We understand your time is money!

Don’t let moving or expanding your business to Melbourne become an expensive, time-consuming or risk-ridden exercise. Call the Interstate Removals staff on 1300 299 969 to chat about how we can help move your business interstate to get you making waves in a new market as soon as possible.