5 Removals Tips


Moving can be challenging. This is especially so when you have to juggle between your 8-5 and packing your items. You also have to look for a reliable mode of transportation. The excerpt below aims to help you avoid these hassles. It discusses how you can ensure a stress-free move. 

Tip 1: Hire A Removalist

Removalists are professionals who handle all aspects of a residential or commercial move. Once you hire these professionals, you do not need to pack, transport, or arrange your items. Below are some tips to guide you as you hire a removalist: 

  • Assess the reputation of the removalist. Remember, you want to work with a professional who is tried and tested in the market.
  • Check the services offered by the removalist. For example, you could require storage space or a tow truck to move your boat.
  • Your preferred removalist should offer removals insurance coverage.
  • Check the terms of the removalist. For example, what items are exempt from the package? When should you make your payments? 

Tip 2: Choose A Suitable Removal Date

Choosing a removals date could seem like an easy task. However, that is not always the case. First, you have to confirm the availability of the removalist. Then, assess if you are available throughout the day. Most removalists will ask you to be available throughout the move. Remember, they could require your help when accessing your premises or when packing some of your items. 

Tip 3: Prepare Your New Home

Visit your new home to assess if it is ready for the move. For instance, you should clean the premises to get rid of dust and paint odours. You might also need to connect water and electricity before the move. Besides, check whether the entrance points are wide enough for bulky items such as furniture. 

Tip 4: Organise Personal Items

You will need to organise personal items such as toiletries, children's diapers, medicines, a change of clothes, your keys, work badges and any other items that you will require before the removalist organises your new home. Besides, you also need to arrange transportation for your pets.

Tip 5: Budget For The Move

Ask your removalist to give a comprehensive quote. Typically, you should compare a few quotes to establish whether the removalist is reasonably priced. Use these quotes to negotiate with your removalist. If you are on a budget, the removalist could opt for cost-effective measures such as backloading to move your items. 

When moving your home, hire a removalist, choose a suitable removals date, prepare your new home, organise personal items and budget for the move. Contact a removals company to learn more.


21 June 2021

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!