Moving interstate often means big life changes. Not only are your belongings moving to a new place, but your entire life will also be shifting.
While anticipating these major changes in our lives can sometimes bring about feelings of stress and uncertainty. But with careful planning and organising, you can have a better chance of ensuring a hassle-free interstate move.
Read our top tips below for a stress-free interstate move.
Book In Your Removalist Team
First thing’s first. Whether you’re working with a professional moving team or getting some help on the day from friends, it’s best to book in your moving team well ahead of time.
By organising your moving team as far ahead as possible, you can tick off this task quickly and easily from your list and set the groundwork for the rest of your moving plans in place.
If you’ve opted to move your belongings without help from a professional, be sure to organise your rental moving vehicle as early as possible.
Reduce Your Belongings
One way of reducing the time it takes to move all of your belongings is to minimise the amount of stuff you have to move. Decluttering your belongings by giving unwanted or unused items away or donating them is the fastest way of doing this.
For more valuable items you no longer want, you can always sell them online or have a garage sale to recoup some cash ahead of your move.
Insure Your Move
There’s nothing worse than getting to your new place and discovering your belongings have been damaged or lost. Find out if your moving package includes moving insurance to protect your belongings from damage or loss so you won’t be out of pocket. Alternatively, you can always consider taking out moving insurance for an additional fee.
Book In Cleaners
Be sure to organise cleaners to come in and clean both your old and new place if possible. Having a cleaner clean up your current place once your belongings have been packed and loaded into the truck will free you up for time allowing you to focus on other areas of your move.
If you can, also organise for a cleaner to arrive at your new place ahead of your arrival so you can easily start unpacking into a clean home as soon as you have arrived.
Be sure to let friends, family and companies you deal with know about your plans to move so your mail can follow you to your new address.
Notify the following organisations of your change of address:
- Utilities – water, gas and electricity
- Phone and internet service providers
- Australia Post
- QLD Transport
- Insurance company
- Private health funds
- Super fund
Use Professional Packers
Hiring a professional packer to carefully pack your belongings is a great way to save yourself some time. Because of their experience, professional packers can quickly and easily get the job done sooner while taking the burden of having to pack all of your belongings off your shoulders.
As an option, you can always choose to have the professionals pack only your most fragile and valuable items so that they are adequately packaged and secure during travel.
Create A Checklist
Number your boxes as you pack and create a list with details of the contents of each of your boxes. This will help with tracking your items and ensuring you know where everything you’ve packed is located for when you arrive at your new destination.
Organise Your New Place
To avoid delays and hassles, try to get your new place in order before you move in. Ensure you have access to the keys and that the utilities (electricity, gas etc.) will be switched on before you arrive.
Take The Stress Out Of Moving Interstate
Moving interstate doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult when you work with a professional team like Giffen Furniture Removals. At Giffen Removals, we specialise in helping people with their interstate moves and know exactly what to do to ensure a smooth, hassle-free service.