There are plenty of reasons why people consider moving to Brisbane, from the super-friendly locals to the barely-there winters. But that’s not all there is to this sunny Australian city located in Queensland, the sunshine state.
If you’ve ever considered moving to Brisbane either from interstate or locally, here are some handy hints and tips for an easy, stress-free transition.
Some Quick Facts About Brisbane
It’s no secret – the fantastic weather in Brisbane is one of the main drawcards for people to this part of the world. With an average of 283 days of glorious sunshine and blue skies every year at an average temp of 25 degrees Celsius, and a fun subtropical climate to boot, it’s definitely an energetic, vibrant city where people can enjoy the great outdoors.
In other words, if you prefer warmer weather all year round, you’ll love Brisbane.
It’s A Big City
While Brisbane certainly doesn’t have as large of a population as other Australian cities like Sydney and Melbourne, it was deemed the third most populated city in Australia with a population of almost 2.5 million people as of 2021. A fairly large city geographically, living in Brisbane gives the feeling of being in wide-open spaces in comparison to some of its counterpart Australian cities.
Often called the “river city”, Brisbane is known for its relaxed, easy-going atmosphere. In Brisbane, there’s always lots to do (especially outdoors), including bushwalking, watersports, and cycling – all while enjoying the natural scenery and landscape.
With Brisbane being located fairly close to some of the best beaches and waterways in Australia, weekends can be spent exploring local waterways located in the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, The Gold Coast, and all along the Brisbane River.
Tips & Tricks For Moving To Brisbane
When it comes to preparing for your move to Brisbane, we’ve outlined some points worth considering and keeping in mind below:
Before you even start packing your belongings for your move, it’s worth thinning out your possessions beforehand. This will save you time and money in the long run when it comes to your moving costs. Needing fewer possessions moved and having less to pack is a definite time-saver and will save on hourly moving costs, or on fuel for a DIY house move due to the lighter load.
Pack Brisbane-Appropriate Clothing
When it comes to deciding what clothing to pack for your Brisbane move, be sure to choose clothing that’s suitable for warmer climates. There’s no point in bringing that thick coat over from Sydney or Melbourne if you plan on moving to Brisbane for good – it simply won’t get much use in the semi-tropical climate.
Redirect Your Mail
Before you move to Brisbane, don’t forget to get in touch with your utility service providers, banks, department of transport etc. That way, you won’t miss out on important notices or bills when at your new place.
Packing can be one of the most time-consuming tasks for people looking to relocate. Be sure to give yourself as much time as you can to pack up your belongings well ahead of moving day. By being proactive with your packing, you can avoid stress and have enough time to wrap up and secure your belongings to avoid potential damage.
If you happen to be short on time or need some help with packing, most moving companies offer prepacking services to make your move that little bit easier and stress-free.
Moving Your Things
Have a think about the most suitable option for moving your belongings from your current place to Brisbane. If you’re moving from interstate and looking to save on costs, you can always consider hiring a moving truck for a DIY move.
Alternatively, you can also save on moving costs with an interstate backload service. With interstate backloading, your belongings will share moving space on the removalist truck with other people’s possessions meaning you’ll be charged at a lower rate, saving you on moving costs.
Need Professional Help With Your Brisbane Move?
When it comes to moving to Brisbane, you’ll want to ensure you hire the right moving professionals to keep your belongings safe and secure on their way to your new place. That’s where Giffen Furniture Removals come in!
With almost 30 years experience in moving furniture and personal effects in and out of Brisbane, you can be sure your valuable possessions will be safe with us. Call our team today and ask about our competitively-priced pre-packing, interstate backloading and other moving services.