Moving House Kits & Checklists
Many professional removal companies will offer handy checklists and moving kits that make planning and organising your move much easier. Having a checklist to refer to can make it easier to know when you need to make arrangements for connections, what to pack separately and what to remember when things start to really get busy.
Download and print out a checklist from your removalist’s website to work from. Check off each item as you complete it so that you don’t forget anything.
Most people believe they’re saving a few dollars by trying to source free boxes and packing materials. It’s true, some supermarkets and hardware stores keep empty boxes aside for their customers to use. While these are handy for lugging your groceries around in, they’re not always the best boxes to use for packing personal items during a major house move.
Moving boxes should be sturdy enough to hold your belongings without falling apart at the bottom. You should also be able to close the box lid to protect items you’ve already packed. Some items may need to be wrapped and boxed separately, such as paintings or mirrors.
You also want to be sure you have adequate packing material to cushion any fragile belongings. Some items can be wrapped in newspaper to reduce the risk of damage. Other items are much more fragile and need to be wrapped properly to prevent breakage during the move.
If you don’t have access to good quality packing materials and boxes, ask your removal company if they can provide what you need. A good removal company will have access to all the right materials to make your move as smooth as possible.
Trying to juggle a house move between work, kids and other responsibilities can be a nightmare for most families. If you’re running short on time, why not ask your removal company if they offer packing services?
You should still take control of packing any personal documents or important items yourself. However, you can leave the rest of the packing to the professionals and know the job is getting done.
Not everyone wants to move all of their belongings into a new home right away. Some people require temporary storage services for a period of time. Others may need to store furniture and other belongings until a new home under construction is complete.
Whatever the reason, a professional removal company should have access to secure short-term and long-term storage options. Ask your removalist what options are available to suit your needs.
A professional removalist company should be able to offer specific Transit Insurance cover to protect your possessions during the move. Your current insurance company may already have your items covered under your existing contents policy. However, it pays to check whether your contents policy extends to coverage during transit.
If your own insurance company doesn’t provide the level of coverage you need, your removal company should offer the right policy to protect your goods. Take advantage of their experience and ask them what level of coverage is suitable for your moving needs.
All good removal companies should offer a range of resources designed to make your moving day as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Take a moment to check what resources are available and then use them to your advantage. Your move will be much easier in the end.