Tips For Moving House
The cheapest way to move a short distance is with an hourly rate system. This system eliminates a lot of the overheads normally incurred with fixed priced moves. Even more savings can be made by reducing the amount your removalist needs to do.
At Swift Delivery & Removals, we give you the total freedom to do as much as you want: the more you do, the lower the cost.
However, our teams are available to help you with any moving need. At your request, we can take care of your entire move: from supplying you with quality moving boxes and packing materials, using our professional packing service, moving all your goods, dismantling and reassembling furniture, disconnecting and reconnecting electrical items and unpacking your goods after the move.
PREPARING FOR YOUR MOVING DAY
A complete moving checklist to keep you on track
Your move might still be a few months away, but you do not want to leave it all to the last minute. Now is the time to start getting organised, making the big decisions, and choosing the services you need to help you along the way.
2 MONTHS TO GO: TIME TO GET PREPARED
Book your removalists – and if travelling interstate, your flights.Do your research to ensure you choose the right removals company. Find out what services are offered, which services you’ll definitely need, and which ones may really help you avoid stress at moving time.Price is important, but do not let it be your only consideration – a cheap move could cost you if it is not done professionally by movers who treat you and your treasures with respect.
Take stock – go through your belongings and dispose of anything you will not be taking
Donate to op shops, charities
Give away to friends, family or colleagues
Sell major appliances and furniture which you do not need
What do you need to throw away or recycle?
Kitchen cleanup time!
Stop buying long-term perishables
Start using up open packets and items in your freezer
Throw away anything past its expiry date
Start keeping track of incoming mail so you can notify the senders of your change of address.
Start looking for a new school or pre-school. If you have kids in school, do some research into the schools in your new area and start thinking about which schools you would like them to transfer to.
1 MONTH TO GO: GET DOWN TO DETAILS
Give notice to your landlord if you’re renting.
Notify all your important contacts about the move. This might include your solicitor, accountant, local council and insurance company.
Maintain a file of all your important documents. Chances are you will have a bit of paperwork to do. Make sure you have all the information you will need to complete it.
If you can, measure the space in your new home to make sure your furniture will fit.
Return any library books or anything you’ve borrowed from friends.
Prepare to pack. If you’re packing yourself, buy cartons and packing material. Make sure you choose the right cartons for the right jobs. You will need a range of packing materials including:
Heavy duty plastic wrap for securing moveable parts
Sturdy cardboard moving boxes in a range of sizes
Bubble wrap for keeping fragile items padded
Packing foam for crushable items.
Make note of any precious, special or fragile belongings that may need special treatment during the move.
Find the moving instructions for your fridge and washing machine
Do you have any collections or fine china, crystal or antiques?
Any large furniture – a piano, a pool table?
Discuss your needs with you removalists. They should be able to provide solutions to most of your needs.
We supply a huge range of specialised packing boxes and materials free of charge. We will deliver packing boxes for free and can do your own packing, or arrange for Swift Delivery & Removals expert removal team to take care of the wrapping and packing for you.
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