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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Guide to moving in winter

by Troy Said on July 3, 2015

Decided to make the move from steaming hot Darwin to icy Melbourne in the middle of winter? Brrrr! You’re sure in for a change. Luckily Interstate Removals are here and ready to help with your chilly move. Here is our guide to moving in winter:

1. Organise utilities in your new home
Before moving day, make sure you have the electricity and gas set up in your new home. This is the case for any move, but it’s essential when you are transitioning from long warm days to cold, windy nights. To avoid being stuck in a freezing, dark house call ahead to organise a transfer with your utilities company.

2. Travel safe and warm
Once you have decided how you are travelling, you can start planning your trip. Driving through the night can get quite cold, particularly in the southern states. Does your vehicle have heating? Do you need to bring a blanket for the kids? If you are driving, make sure you have your vehicle serviced no longer than a week beforehand. There is nothing worse than breaking down in the middle of nowhere on a cold, dark night.

3. Pack smart
Before you begin packing, sort your clothes into summer and winter piles. Consider the weather in your new home and decide whether you will need all of your summer clothes. Think about either donating or selling unwanted items. Once you are ready to pack, check the weather for moving day. Ensure you leave your warmer clothing at the top of boxes so they will be easily accessible when you arrive in your new city.

4. Leave out some warm items
Make sure you have enough warm clothing to wear during the move. Check the weather before moving day, but be prepared for any unexpected changes!

Don’t be scared of the cold, just prepare for it! If you’re looking for backloading moving companies interstate, look no further. Interstate Removals will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. Give our friendly staff a call today on 1300 299 969 and let us help you with winter move.

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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.

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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:

Appearance
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!

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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!

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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:

Pooches
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!

Felines
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.

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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!

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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.

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