Top tips for avoiding moving mistakes

by Troy Said on December 23, 2016

Moving can be extremely stressful, but there are some things you can do, and more importantly, things you can avoid doing to make the process easier! By keeping in mind a few of the most common moving mistakes, you can save yourself anxiety, time, and money! Are you looking for interstate furniture removalists Melbourne? Interstate Removals are here to help! Our professional team of staff are experts at moving things safely and efficiently! We move customers all over Australia, from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Hobart, and the Sunshine Coast, we are willing to go the distance to get you moved quickly, safely, and cheaply. In fact, we are the cheapest and best in the business and will match any written quote! We value our customers! So, if it’s important to you, it’s important to us! Here are our top tips for avoiding moving mistakes:

Don’t leave it until the last minute!
Moving is stressful, which is why many people make the mistake of putting moving tasks off until the last minute. This is a huge mistake and will only make your move even more stressful and rushed. Make a list of things to do and aim to start packing as soon as possible. Packing an average sized house will generally take at least two weeks if you are packing at a relaxed pace. Packing too quickly will lead to carelessness, panic, and potential breakage of your items.

Don’t do it yourself!
No matter how big or small your move is, doing it yourself is going to be incredibly stressful. Professional removalists have years of experience in moving items such as heavy furniture and fragile items. You may think you will save money doing it yourself, but in most cases this is not the case. Professionals will do it more efficiently, quickly, and safely than you are likely to. Don’t risk putting your back out carrying that vintage couch up and down 7 flights of stairs, leave it to the experts!

Don’t choose a removalist without prior research
Once you’ve decided to hire a removalist, you are going to need to do a little research. Don’t make the mistake of hiring the first mover you contact. Look into the reputation of each removals company, get quotes, and talk to staff personally. Ask friends about their experiences with removals companies and only book a reputable company like Interstate Removals!

Ready to get going and move interstate, but need a helping hand finding interstate furniture removalists Melbourne? Interstate Removals are ready to help get you moved quickly, easily, and best of all, cheaply! Call 1300 299 969 today to talk to our brilliant staff about all of your relocation needs. Or, click here for a speedy and accurate quote for your move. Don’t put it off any longer! We’ll make your move as easy as A, B, C!

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4 Home furnishings for people on the move

by Troy Said on December 6, 2016

If you’re someone who moves around a lot, it can be difficult to create a sense of home in the places you are living. Thankfully, even if you know you won’t be staying in your current home long-term, there are some things you can do to give it more of a sense of permanence with pieces that you can pack up and move with you when it’s time to move on! Are you interested in finding removalists Sydney interstate? Interstate Removals are here to help! Here are 4 home furnishings for people on the move:

1. A large, detailed piece of furniture
One larger-scale piece of furniture like an antique lounge chair or couch is guaranteed to give any space a sense of permanence. If your space lacks architectural detail, choose a piece that is rich in detail to make up for what the space is missing. The beauty of only having one of these pieces is that you only have one of them to move!

2. Artworks
If you are a fan of original artworks, whether it is paintings, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, or glass art, it is well worth considering purchasing some to make the place you are living in feel like your own. And don’t forget, pieces of art are investments that will hold and even gain value over time!

3. Clever clothing storage
Portable clothing racks are the perfect solution for when you are short of cupboard or closet space. Choose a sturdy and attractive looking clothing rack and show off your best looking items on it! If you do have closet space, but no drawers, find some stand-alone storage boxes that you can tuck inside the closet itself! Remember, if you end up moving to a place with more clothing storage, you can also use these items in the laundry room, or even as a coat rack!

4. Colourful rugs and light furniture
Woven rugs are a cheap and colourful way to lighten up an entire room with very little effort. Use them alone in small rooms or layer them on top of larger rugs in a bigger space! Head to Kmart or Ikea for some trendy and lightweight pieces of furniture. This will make each move a whole lot easier!

Are you ready to make another move? Interstate Removalists are here to help. With over ten years in the business, we have built a reputation as the best in the business!Give our friendly team a call on 1300 299 969 at our North Sunshine office today. Too busy to call right now? No problems! Just click here for a fast and accurate quote for removalists Sydney interstate. Not sure if we’ll travel to your location? Just ask!

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How to spend your first night in your new house

by Troy Said on October 4, 2016

Moving houses is a big deal. Moving interstate is an even bigger deal! Moving is a huge change, not just location-wise, but emotionally too, which is why you should pay some thought to how you are going to settle into your new home on the night of your arrival. Are you thinking about moving house state to state? Need a hand getting there? Look no further! Interstate Removals are here to help! With over a decade in the industry, we have the equipment and the know-how to get your belongings to your destination safely, quickly, and affordably. Just say the word! Here is our guide to spending the first night in your new home:

The first night in your new home can be a strange experience. You may feel a little scared, overwhelmed, or just plain excited. Then, add to the experience a mixture of stress and physical and mental fatigue. After your big day of moving you may be in for a bit of a rough night. This is why it is important to be prepared for your first night. A first night checklist is a great way to ensure you settle in as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Essentials
The first thing to check off you list should be unpacking your ‘essentials’ box. This box should be kept with you at all times during the move and should contain any essentials you will need on the first night in your house. Things included might be medications, toiletries, bottled water, clothing, children’s and pet’s neccessities, and tools for opening boxes and setting up your new place.

Bedroom and bathroom
Once you’ve unpacked your moving survival kit, it’s time to set up your bed. After a long day of moving you are going to need a good rest. Even if all of your bedding hasn’t arrived at your new place, ensure you will at least have a mattress to sleep on. Next, set up any necessary toiletries, towels, and anything you need to have a nice warm shower and brush your teeth.

Be prepared
Be prepared for everything that can go wrong to go wrong! You can’t control everything, but you can be prepared. Children, pets, and relocation anxiety are all things that you should think about before moving night. Children and pets are particularly sensitive when comes to a change in environment and will need constant care and reassurance during the first night in your new home. It is also important to take care of yourself during the first night in your new home as you may begin to experience relocation anxiety and depression.

Are you moving house state to state? Give our friendly team a call on 1300 299 969 at our North Sunshine office today. Or simply click here for a quick and accurate quote for your interstate move.

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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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