Interstate Relocation Advice For Moving


If you are moving within your current town or city or even relocating to another part of your state, there are many things to remember on moving day. When you are relocating to another part of the country, however, there are even more factors to bear in mind. It is not like you can pop back to deal with something you have forgotten when you are already hundreds of miles away from your old address. This is why it is always best to hire an interstate removal service. It is better to have a knowledgeable team behind you to help with all the details. Good interstate removal service provision is much more than simply loading a truck up with your belongings and taking them to your new address. What are the key things to bear in mind?

Prepare Beforehand

You must face facts — your moving day will be stressful no matter how calm you normally are. The way to overcome the majority of the hassles and rushed tasks that people face on their moving day is to get as many of them done in advance as possible. To begin with, anything that you won't need in the weeks running up to your move should be packed away in robust storage crates already. These are better than cardboard boxes because you can stack them which means they take up less space in your home. Some interstate removal service firms will provide these for you in advance.

Deal With Bulky Items First

When loading up your truck ready for departure, it is best to get those big-ticket items on board first. Smaller things can be packed around them. Heavy appliances, such as your washing machine, may need to be drained and disconnected before you can move them. Equally, it is best to disassemble furniture — if it comes apart — so that it is easier to transport. Bedsteads will often come apart but bulky divan beds may not. Most furniture transport services you can book for interstate removals will do this job for you and even reassemble your furniture for you on arrival, but you may need to pay extra for this to be done on your behalf, so check beforehand.

Consult Your Removals Professional

Before you start your journey to your new home, it is best to run through a checklist to make sure everything that needs to be done has been completed. Typically, people forget to hand their keys over or take a meter reading so they can finalise their utility bills. Most interstate removal services companies will have such checklists prepared that include all the common jobs you need to tick off on moving day. Just ask for one.


20 May 2020

Storing my family heirlooms

After my parents passed away I inherited a lot of bulky furniture items that have been in my family for many generations. My current inner city flat is nowhere near big enough for it so I rented out a storage unit. Sometimes I head out to the storage lot just to look through it and remember them. Luckily the furniture has stayed in great condition and one day when I finally get a big family home, I'll be able to have it all on display. I spent a lot of time researching the best way to store vintage furniture long term, and it's all on my site. Enjoy!