Moving House Soon?
Are you moving house soon? Then these 3 cardinal points for moving house stress-free will be extremely helpful in preparation for your move. Furthermore, they will help you save money.
You are not alone. Millions of people in Australia move house every year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That’s why we have published this article on 3 Cardinal Points for moving House Stress-Free.
The easiest way is to call Brisbane Removalists and our team will certainly look after you.
Moving is an inevitable part of life but unfortunately, it can also be extremely stressful. In fact, some studies have gone as far as placing it right at the top of the stress list with such ordeals as divorce.
Like anything, moving house comes down to approach. With the right approach moving house can be a smooth stress-free event.
Of course, being organised will go a long way to reducing the house move stress. Simply tap the link to read this published article on how to save money and stress by being organised.
Now let’s get right down to it when moving house soon.
Here are 3 cardinal points for moving house stress-free.
1.Pick the Right Removalists.
Moving house soon should be an exciting experience.
Many would say that number 1 of the 3 Cardinal Points For Moving House Stress-Free is picking the right removalists company.
Sounds easy right? Although this may be true, there are now so many removalists companies in Brisbane to choose from. However, the problem is finding the right removalist for the job. Start with a simple vetting process.
Here are some tips for separating the good, the bad and the terrible.
Start with a background check. Thankfully, this is now quite simple with the Internet. These days it is quite difficult to sweep bad performance under the carpet. People will not hesitate to leave a rant or bad review when they have had a bad experience.
A simple Google search will give you an idea of what to expect. You will find many removalist companies try their best to hide these poor reviews. Therefore, there is no way to check their reviews on their website. But a little further research and you will find out why. Usually due to the horror stories
The horror stories
Unfortunately, I hear about them almost every day from prospective clients. From the removalists simply not showing up at all or calling or texting to advise your move is cancelled on the day of the move. To the cases of missing or damaged items with no way of resolution. The Qld Government website has laid down steps you can take in case of a dispute. Of course, sorting out or resolution is always the best method.
Here at Brisbane Removalists, we are extremely proud of our genuine client reviews.
Referrals are also a great way to find a good removalist company. Check with family, friends, relatives or work colleagues for someone they may be able to refer you to.
Then again there is why hiring the cheapest removalist is just plain crazy. And of course, booking the right removalists. I can’t stress enough just how important it is to do your reseach and hire the right removalists for the job. The appropriate sized truck/trucks & team can then be assigned to the move.
Now you have chosen the “right removalists” for your move
Communication and honesty are the keys when booking in the move. Accurate details will allow the appropriate removalist team and truck to be assigned to your move. So many times we receive false or misleading information from clients when booking in their move. As a result, more time, more cost and more stress for everyone. Not what any of us want on moving day.
A fantastic published article will provide more information on this.
2. The Right Packing Practices
If you are moving house soon, then here is the Number 2 of the 3 Cardinal Points For Moving House Stress-Free. That is is to get the packing right.
Many people say that packing is the part they dread most when it comes to moving. Simple solution, use professionals for the job. This way all of your items will be safely and securely packed correctly. And in the appropriate size and type of box. A link on how our professionally trained packers can assist.
Of course, by doing the packing yourself there is $$to be saved if you do it right. But only if you do it right. Otherwise, it may cost you more in the long run and even worse you end up with smashed or broken items.
Here are some hints and tips if you want to do the packing yourself:
Use the right packing materials or supplies. I can’t stress enough how important this is.
Honestly using quality boxes “made for purpose” removalists boxes made from corrugated cardboard will save you time, money & stress when moving. It makes it quicker, safer and easier for the removalists.
So many people think they will save money by using boxes from the supermarket or from Bunnings to save money.
This makes it much harder to load onto a trolley & much harder and certainly more time consuming to pack in the truck. All of the money saved will be eaten up by the extra time it takes the removalist to load and move.
Use the correct box for the job
Frequently our removalists are confronted with large boxes that are stuffed and overflowing with heavy items. Making them extremely difficult to move and if they are bulging at the sides like so many are, extremely difficult to pack & stack in the truck.
Under packing the box is certainly not the best practice either. For example, you risk breaking fragile items if there is room in the box for items to move around.
As a rule of thumb, use large cartons for lightweight bulky items and smaller book type cartons for heavy items such as books or kitchen utensils. Check out this article we posted on Google for more information on this.
Use porta robes for packing clothes. Easy as, simply move your clothing from the wardrobe and hang straight into the porta robe. Less chance of creasing and much quicker than packing into boxes.
Use quality packing tape. Cross tape the bottom of the box so it won’t come open when being moved.
Butchers paper is ideal for wrapping all of your delicate items such as crockery. Wrap items individually and scrunch up the paper in between the items for more protection.
Make sure you clearly mark or label each box. Multi-coloured pens for different areas can certainly assist.
Here is a lot more information to assist you if you are doing the packing your self.
Decluttering will save time and money on moving day.
Why pay to move articles you no longer use or need. Therefore, look around your house and more than likely there are things you can live without.
Start with personal items such as clothes & shoes, old books and magazines that you no longer wear or need. Then the larger items such as couches, rugs etc. that don’t suit the styling in the new house.
Selling these items on gumtree or marketplace can help to pay for their replacement.
3. Change of address and utility connections.
Number 3 of the 3 Cardinal Points For Moving House Stress-Free is to change your address and all of your utility connections. Especially important when moving house soon as you will need to make a list so you don’t forget any.
No doubt you will tell all of your family and friends about your amazing new home. But, just so important and usually something many forget is to notify the relevant companies, institutions and government departments of your upcoming move.
From changing the address on your driver’s licence to your Internet provider. Then there is the bank and electricity provider to be notified. And the list goes on.
You may end up in real strife if you do not notify and book the utility disconnections and reconnections in time. Imagine no power, no hot water or no Internet in the new house when moving in.
This could also be a great time to check you are getting the best deal from your current utility providers. This can easily be done online and you may well be surprised at the savings there are to be made.
Finding the new house
Currently the property market in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast are overheated surprising many clients. Almost on a daily basis now, I have clients wanting to move house soon but have no new address to move to.
For this reason here are some helpful links:
- Homes for sale in Brisbane
- All houses for sale Sunshine Coast
- Houses for sale Gold Coast
- Homes for rent in Brisbane
- Houses for rent Sunshine Coast
- Homes for rent Gold Coast
Moving house certainly needs to be treated like the important event it is. With the right approach, organisation and removalist company the move will be a lot more stress-free than you think. And of course cheaper.
Just to help you out further with this I have enclosed 3 more links to published articles. Honestly, after reading them you will be armed with even more moving information. This will mean less to spend and of course a lot less stress.
Now you have read about the 3 Cardinal Points For Moving House Stress-Free.
You will now have a much better understanding when moving house soon of how to move stress-free and save money as well.
As soon as you know you are moving house soon, give us a call here at Brisbane Removalists during business hours on 0407 164 733. We will put a plan together for a cost-effective stress-free move for you.
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