Moving house can be a very stressful time. There is so much to organise and coordinate in between the transfer from the old house to your new home. It seems like the ‘to-do’ list for your Brisbane removals just gets longer by the day. To make life easier, the important thing is to plan for the move well ahead of time. Leaving everything until the last minute is just going to create headaches and increase the chances of mistakes being made or items getting damaged.
Here are some handy tips and advice from your local removals Brisbane experts, Ready Movers. Follow these five key points to make the entire relocation process a smooth and seamless process.
1. Strategic Packing
Brisbane removalists recommend packing strategically in readiness for your moving day. One thing you should seriously consider doing is starting your packing early. Now, while you won’t be able to pack up everything in the home well ahead of time when you have a good look around each room, you’ll discover that there are many items you won’t need to use between now and your moving date.
To start with, you could go from room to room and list everything that could be packed well in advance. Taking stock of all your household items and possessions will also give you a better idea of how many moving boxes you’re going to need and what sizes they need to be. You can also contact Ready Movers, your removals Brisbane specialists, for advice when it comes to packing and also to arrange packing materials to get the job done efficiently.
Along with getting the right boxes, you’ll need a good supply of packing tape, marker pens, notepads, bubble wrap, scissors and perhaps even some sturdy string. Collect newspaper, plain paper or even clean rags to wrap around fragile items so they don’t get damaged. Along with boxes supplied by Brisbane removalists, your local Bunnings or supermarket are also good places to source smaller boxes that you might need.
When packing boxes, whether early on or closer to your moving date, either try and pack contents from the same room or contents that are similar. Make a note of every item you pack in each box for easy reference and retrieval later on.
When you choose Ready Movers for removals in Brisbane, on your moving day, you have the choice of packing your items yourself, or you can take advantage of our Pre-Pack Service. Our staff will professionally pack your items securely so they are ready for transportation, saving you the hassle.
2. Dismantle/Secure Furniture
If any of your furniture items can be disassembled, it will make moving those items that much easier and will also save space in the Brisbane removalist’s truck as well. For example, if you have slat beds, these can be completely pulled apart. This allows for easy carrying and transport, lighter weights to move about and space savings all at the same time.
Other items of furniture that cannot be disassembled will need to be protected while in transport. Of course, when you arrange for professional removals in Brisbane, the Brisbane removalists will have blankets, cardboard and padding to protect items of furniture from being damaged. Things will also be stowed in such a way that items won’t move about while the truck is in motion. Some items will be strapped securely so they cannot move at all.
Be extra prepared for moving day, dismantling bigger furniture items and flat packing everything you can. Source sheets of corrugated cardboard, as these can be used to wrap around the furniture to protect it in transit with removals Brisbane.
3. Label Everything
It was mentioned earlier to make a note of the items you’re packing into each box. Taking things a step further in the organisational process, you also need to clearly label each box. This makes the Brisbane removals process that much more efficient, and when you are searching for items to unpack at your new home, you’ll know just what boxes to find them in. Labelling just makes everything so much easier and more efficient.
There are a number of ways you can label your boxes. You could simply mark them with a number that corresponds to the number you allocated on your notepad when you packed the boxes. Alternatively, you could potentially list the main items contained in the box on the outside of the carton. Another method people use is to label their boxes by room, such as “Master Bedroom”, “Kitchen”, and so on. Do whatever works for you, but always label the boxes in some manner.
The important thing is to be organised, as you’ll avoid a lot of stress and headaches if you make lists and clearly label your boxes on the top and on each side.
For more handy tips for removals in Brisbane, get in touch with Ready Movers. We’re always here to help.
4. Sell Unwanted Items
This is a step you’ll probably want to take very early on in the process and possibly something you’ll do in stages. As you browse around the home deciding on what items can be packed early, this is a good time to also list anything you either want to discard as trash, might want to give away to someone, or items that you can sell to make some extra cash to help cover the costs associated with moving house.
It’s always a great idea to declutter in the lead-up to your allocated Brisbane removals date, and the less clutter and junk you have lying about, the easier it is to pack up and get organised for the big day.
Separate items into junk, giveaways and saleable items. You might be able to offload many of those items of value by holding one or two garage sales on the weekend. For larger items, such as unwanted furniture pieces, you could advertise these on Gumtree or eBay or sell them to a dealer. Local pawnbrokers can offer a quick and easy solution for offloading smaller items. That is, if you don’t mind the low prices they’ll offer you.
5. Check the Weather
Moving house is never much fun to start with, but it’s even less pleasant having to move in bad weather. That’s why it’s always a wise idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast. This will give you the chance to change the moving date (if possible) if poor weather conditions are predicted. You’ll also want to keep in touch with your chosen Brisbane removals company, such as Ready Movers, so that alternative plans can be arranged last minute if absolutely necessary.
Moving in the rain means things are going to get wet and become more treacherous. It’s still doable but certainly presents more challenges and requires additional layers of preparation. Bad weather also slows down the moving process as more care needs to be taken.
Easy Home Removals in Brisbane with Ready Movers
Home removals in Brisbane don’t have to be a stressful time if you’ve got the right Brisbane removalists on your team. If you’re planning on moving house in the near future, get in touch with Ready Movers for a quote. Our prices are fair, and we treat your furniture and possessions as if they were our own.
You’ll have complete peace of mind when you choose our team for removals in Brisbane.