Your Essential Guide For Moving Day

Planning on moving soon? Do you know how your moving day is going to work? If not, you are most likely very stressed and scared of being under-prepared. In the days leading up to moving day that stress is only going to continue to build. This is why we have put together your essential guide for moving day. Are you ready to learn how moving day works so you can be prepared for your relocation? At Cheapest Removalists we have got your back. With over ten years in the removals business, we know exactly what needs to be done to ensure your moving day is a success. Here is your essential guide for moving day:

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Create a moving checklist and stick to it!
First thing’s first! Get a pen and paper, or use your phone or computer to write out every task that needs to be taken care of in the lead up to your move. Initially, the order in which you organise the tasks does not really matter; however, task customisation should be your next goal. Here you should break down your list into very specific tasks. For example, ‘packing’ could be broken down into ‘pack clothes’, ‘pack kitchen’, etc. Now you can prioritise your specific list of tasks in order of high priority and urgency to low urgency. If you are tech savvy, you may like to download a moving app for your phone.

What to do on moving day
It will creep up quickly on you, so you’d better have followed your moving checklist! The day is here, moving day! While you will already have your comprehensive moving day checklist to follow, there are a few extra things that you need to do on moving day. These include:

Setting an alarm- Even if your removalists aren’t arriving until later in the day, we recommend setting an alarm and waking up early. This way you’ll have plenty of time to get prepared for the moving experts.

Triple-check your home- Have you checked that every item has been safely packed and moved from your old home? Are you sure? Check again! Once the removalists have packed everything into the truck, walk through every room in your house, checking that nothing has been left behind. For peace of mind, it’s worth doing it at least twice!

Put safety first- This should be obvious, but often amid the hustle and bustle of moving it can be forgotten. Make safety your priority to ensure that everyone involved in moving day is protected. This includes yourself, children, and pets!

Hold onto your valuables- For safety, privacy, convenience, and your own peace of mind, you should consider keeping your valuables with you on moving day. Valuables might include important documents, cash, credit cards, medication, and jewellery.

Now you know how to do it, it’s time to start preparing. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Give the friendly staff at Cheapest Removalists a call today to talk about all of your removals needs. Or, click here for a quick and accurate quote for your big move!

Top reasons to move closer to your family

Thinking of moving closer to your family? Perhaps you have moved away, had your adventures, but now its time to settle back down in your home town. Or perhaps you are following your children and grandchildren across the country? Whatever the situation, there are many reasons you may have decided to move closer to your family. Do you need a hand with your move? You’ve come to the right place. Cheapest Removalists are here to help. With over ten years in the business, our team of professional removalists can get you moved safely and efficiently. Wherever you are in Australia, we can help! From Melbourne, to Sydney, to the Gold Coast, to Tasmania, and even Perth! We are willing to go the distance! Here are our top reasons for moving closer to your family:
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As mentioned above, there are numerous reasons to move closer to your family and they will vary between each case; however, in our experience, we have found there are a few major reasons for wanting to live closer to your family. These include:

1. You miss your family
Perhaps you’re feeling nostalgic, these feelings may resurface when you least expect them to. If you’ve moved around a lot, you will know how difficult it can be to rearrange your life and get back into a familiar routine. Every time you move you will lose old, and make new friends, work mates, and neighbours. This can be extremely draining emotionally and often the only remaining constant for you will be family, whether it’s siblings, parents, and members of your extended family.

2. You need support raising a child
A huge bonus to moving closer to family is that they will help give you the support you need when raising a child. If you are expecting a baby, or already have one, you may be feeling particularly vulnerable and wonder if you can manage it all alone. Experience matters, which is why having your own parents nearby can be a huge help. If you move back to the city your family lives in, you will be able to rely on the assistance of your family for babysitting, support and advice, and emergency situations.

3. You need a fresh start
Life doesn’t always go as planned. Perhaps a major life event is negatively effecting, whether it be a divorce, a break up, or you’ve lost your job, you may need some time and space to clear your head. Moving closer to your family can be a great source of support. It will not only allow you to get back on your feet, it will also allow you to spend time with those you love and who love you.

Ready for some quality family time? Time to get moving! Cheapest Removalists are awaiting your call. Call 1300 299 969 today and talk to our fantastic staff about how we can help you. Or, click here for a quick and accurate quote for your big day.

Top reasons to move closer to your family

Thinking of moving closer to your family? Perhaps you have moved away, had your adventures, but now its time to settle back down in your home town. Or perhaps you are following your children and grandchildren across the country? Whatever the situation, there are many reasons you may have decided to move closer to your family. Do you need a hand with your move? You’ve come to the right place. Cheapest Removalists are here to help. With over ten years in the business, our team of professional removalists can get you moved safely and efficiently. Wherever you are in Australia, we can help! From Melbourne, to Sydney, to the Gold Coast, to Tasmania, and even Perth! We are willing to go the distance! Here are our top reasons for moving closer to your family:

As mentioned above, there are numerous reasons to move closer to your family and they will vary between each case; however, in our experience, we have found there are a few major reasons for wanting to live closer to your family. These include:

1. You miss your family
Perhaps you’re feeling nostalgic, these feelings may resurface when you least expect them to. If you’ve moved around a lot, you will know how difficult it can be to rearrange your life and get back into a familiar routine. Every time you move you will lose old, and make new friends, work mates, and neighbours. This can be extremely draining emotionally and often the only remaining constant for you will be family, whether it’s siblings, parents, and members of your extended family.

2. You need support raising a child
A huge bonus to moving closer to family is that they will help give you the support you need when raising a child. If you are expecting a baby, or already have one, you may be feeling particularly vulnerable and wonder if you can manage it all alone. Experience matters, which is why having your own parents nearby can be a huge help. If you move back to the city your family lives in, you will be able to rely on the assistance of your family for babysitting, support and advice, and emergency situations.

3. You need a fresh start
Life doesn’t always go as planned. Perhaps a major life event is negatively effecting, whether it be a divorce, a break up, or you’ve lost your job, you may need some time and space to clear your head. Moving closer to your family can be a great source of support. It will not only allow you to get back on your feet, it will also allow you to spend time with those you love and who love you.

Ready for some quality family time? Time to get moving! Cheapest Removalists are awaiting your call. Call 1300 299 969 today and talk to our fantastic staff about how we can help you. Or, click here for a quick and accurate quote for your big day.

Your essential guide for moving day

Planning on moving soon? Do you know how your moving day is going to work? If not, you are most likely very stressed and scared of being under-prepared. In the days leading up to moving day that stress is only going to continue to build. This is why we have put together your essential guide for moving day. Are you ready to learn how moving day works so you can be prepared for your relocation? At Cheapest Removalists we have got your back. With over ten years in the removals business, we know exactly what needs to be done to ensure your moving day is a success. Here is your essential guide for moving day:

Create a moving checklist and stick to it!

First thing’s first! Get a pen and paper, or use your phone or computer to write out every task that needs to be taken care of in the lead up to your move. Initially, the order in which you organise the tasks does not really matter; however, task customisation should be your next goal. Here you should break down your list into very specific tasks. For example, ‘packing’ could be broken down into ‘pack clothes’, ‘pack kitchen’, etc. Now you can prioritise your specific list of tasks in order of high priority and urgency to low urgency. If you are tech savvy, you may like to download a moving app for your phone.

What to do on moving day
It will creep up quickly on you, so you’d better have followed your moving checklist! The day is here, moving day! While you will already have your comprehensive moving day checklist to follow, there are a few extra things that you need to do on moving day. These include:

Setting an alarm – Even if your removalists aren’t arriving until later in the day, we recommend setting an alarm and waking up early. This way you’ll have plenty of time to get prepared for the moving experts.

Triple-check your home– Have you checked that every item has been safely packed and moved from your old home? Are you sure? Check again! Once the removalists have packed everything into the truck, walk through every room in your house, checking that nothing has been left behind. For peace of mind, it’s worth doing it at least twice!

Put safety first– This should be obvious, but often amid the hustle and bustle of moving it can be forgotten. Make safety your priority to ensure that everyone involved in moving day is protected. This includes yourself, children, and pets!

Hold onto your valuables– For safety, privacy, convenience, and your own peace of mind, you should consider keeping your valuables with you on moving day. Valuables might include important documents, cash, credit cards, medication, and jewellery.

Now you know how to do it, it’s time to start preparing. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Give the friendly staff at Cheapest Removalists a call today to talk about all of your removals needs. Or, click here for a quick and accurate quote for your big move!

3 Packing hacks to save you time and trouble

Moving can be tough and time consuming! In today’s day and age it’s hard for most people to find the time to find time to read a book or watch a movie between work, socializing, and taking care of a family, let alone find the time to move; however, it is simply something that must be done! Need to find interstate removalists Melbourne? Bingo! You’ve come to the right place. Here at Cheapest Removalists we understand just how important moving quickly can be, which is why our team of excellent removalists are professional and efficient. In other words, we know how to get the job done quickly! We have even compiled a list of 3 packing hacks to help you save even more time and trouble! Here it is:

1. Bathroom
The bathroom is a good place to start with your packing hacks, just make sure you don’t pack anything you will need before or during the move! To begin with, remove the lids from all creams, sprays, gels, and lotions, placing a layer of cling wrap over the opening before placing the lid back on. Next, put a binder clip on your razors, this will prevent any injuries while packing and unpacking, which in turn will save time. Also, if you are filling a box with a large number of small items, use a garbage bag to line the box. This way, if the box breaks you won’t have to spend time crawling around picking up each item.

2. Bedrooms
Starting with your clothes on coat-hangers, use a zip tie to group together coat-hangers with clothes still on them then wrap them in plastic bags before packing. This will make the set up of your wardrobe at your new place quick and easy! Use pillows and blankets as padding for your fragile items and keep your mattress clean by placing a fitted sheet on both sides of it before it is moved! Linen and towels are also great for wrapping fragile items!

3. Kitchen
Save yourself some time and trouble with protecting plates. Instead of wrapping them in newspaper, place foam plates between each instead! On top of the additional measures used for protecting glasses, putting socks inside glasses also provides great padding! Use pots and pans to store cutlery and finally, ensure you’ve packed everything by leaving each drawer and cupboard open after your have emptied it!

Ready to make the big move and need to do it quickly? Wherever it is you are moving, we can help you organise interstate removalists Melbourne for the cheapest price around! Call Cheapest Removalists today on 1300 299 969, or click here for a quick quote! There’s no time like the present, use these packing hacks and get moving!

Creative moving tips!

Moving is not always fun or exciting, but you can do your very best to make it bearable! Moving doesn’t have to be all work and no play, it can be both! Need to organise interstate furniture removal? Cheapest Removalists are here to help! We are the best in the business and we take pride in getting our customers moved with as little fuss as possible for the lowest prices. We specialise in all sorts of moves, from full truck loads, to small moves, to backloading. We do it all! Here are our creative moving tips that are sure to make your move stress-free and maybe even fun:

Use beer and wine boxes!

You read it correctly! While it’s likely you will need to buy or borrow some boxes for moving, there is another great option! Ask your local bottle store or pub if you can have the boxes from their next order! Or, if you drink beer yourself, save up the the boxes after you’ve drunk the beer! Beer boxes are very sturdy and wine boxes are excellent for glasses and similar items because they have dividers!

Put your suitcases to good use

Don’t waste your suitcase space on light items like clothing. Clothes can be packed nearly anywhere and suitcases are built to carry heavy items and usually have wheels, which means you can roll them wherever you need. Instead of packing clothes in there, pack heavier items like books, DVDs, or video games.

Don’t fold your clothes

Before you spend hours on end folding and packing your entire wardrobe, ask whether there is a better way they can be put to use. Instead of buying bubble wrap, plates, bowls, glasses, and other breakables can be wrapped in clothing, just ensure you don’t use clothing with zips or buttons! Socks can also be balled up and used to fill gaps in boxes to prevent items moving around and breaking.

Ask a friend

Don’t be afraid of asking for help. That’s what friends are for. Having a few extra sets of hands to help with packing will save you time and stress. Try enticing them with pizza and beer!

We bet you didn’t think of these! Stop stressing about your move, make fun! Ready to get moving but need to organise interstate furniture removal? Give Cheapest Removalists a call today on 1300 299 969, or click here for a fast, free quote! Time to get creative about your move!

Guide to moving during Autumn!

The weather is cooling down and the leaves on the trees are turning lovely shades of red, yellow, and orange. Autumn sure is a beautiful season, but is it a good time to be moving? It’s as good a time as any and Cheapest Removalists are here to help! Need a furniture removalist Melbourne? You’ve come to the right spot! We move all year round, in rain, hail, or shine! Our excellent team of professionals have the know-how and the equipment to move furniture in all conditions. With a reputation of being the best in the business, we truly are experts at moving in all sorts of weather. Now that Autumn is rolling in, we have compiled a guide to help you during your Autumn move:

Make sure you have your utilities connected in your new home
First things first! Well before your moving date, ensure you have contacted your utilities companies to set up utilities in your new home. With the weather becoming chilly, you are going to want to be able to turn on the lights, heating, and take a warm shower upon arrival at your new place. If possible, visit the residence the day before you move to ensure everything has been connected.

Clear the leaves from paths and gutters at your old home
If you are moving out during Autumn and you have trees around your place, you are going to have to do a little extra tidying around the yard. A quick rake of the the paths and driveway just before you leave will ensure everything looks spick and span for the new residents, landlord, or real estate agent. When you arrive at your new place, check the gutters, dry leaves can be a serious fire hazard! If your gutters aren’t in order, let your landlord know!

Get your car serviced
If you are planning on driving your car to your new home, it is important that it is in excellent condition, particularly if you are moving interstate. Have your car serviced by a professional! Don’t risk breaking down in cold weather late at night, make sure your car is in the best condition possible! Also, ensure you always carry an emergency kit in the car. We also recommend signing up for roadside assistance.

It’s Autumn and it’s time to move! Ready to get moving but need to organise a furniture removalist Melbourne? Give Cheapest Removalists a call today on 1300 299 969, or click here for a fast, free quote!

Guide to moving long distances on a budget

Planning a big move? Time to start preparing! Moving long distance can be stressful. It can also be very expensive! Not to fear, it is possible to move long distance on a budget as long as you plan carefully well ahead of time and make use of every possible cheap long distance moving solution. Do you need to organise fast furniture removals? Cheapest Removalists are here to help with all of your removals needs. With over ten years in the business, Cheapest Removalists are dedicated to getting our customers moved safely, quickly, and cheaply! Our professional team of staff move things all around the country from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and everywhere in between. We are willing to go the distance for you! Take a look at our guide to moving long distances on a budget:

Hire the best removalists for the cheapest price

This one is a no brainer and we guarantee it will save you money in the long run! Whatever you do, don’t do it yourself! It is just not worth it, especially if you are moving long distance. Moving yourself interstate or long distance within one state is likely to equal or add up to even more than the price you will pay an efficient team of professionals to do it for you. Not only will hiring Cheapest Removalists save you time and money, it will also lessen the risk of accidents common to self relocations. Doing it yourself may be a cheaper option moving locally, but it is not the case for long distance moves.

Time it well

To get through a long distance move safely and smoothly, it is essential that you plan timing and budget very carefully. To begin with, choose the right time to move. If possible avoid public holidays, busy holiday seasons, and even weekends. Basically, if you are flexible, you will save money by moving during quiet times on the road.

Packing it!

Packing supplies may seem cheap, but if you are using lots of them, the price will add up extremely quickly! Before you head out and buy all new packing materials, have a look around to see what you already own, or what you can get from friends and family! For example, you’re bound to have plenty of materials like blankets and cloths that you can use to help protect your things!

Ready to make the big move? Wherever it is you are moving, we can make fast furniture removals work for the cheapest price around! Call Cheapest Removalists today on 1300 299 969, or click here for a quick quote! Don’t put your move off any longer, time to get planning!

What NOT to do when you’re moving

Moving can be a stressful, long, and tedious process, but if planned correctly, you’ll save yourself some time and money. Searching for furniture removalists interstate Melbourne? Look no further, Cheapest Removalists are here to help. Here is our list of common moving mistakes:

Overpacking boxes and packing heavy things in large boxes

Don’t overpack your boxes, not only will they be heavier and more difficult to transport, they’ll also be more likely to break. Try to pack heavy items in small boxes, with heavier items on the bottom and smaller items on top.

Forgetting to measure the space in your new home

Before you even begin packing, or buying new furniture or appliances, ensure you go into your new place and take some measurements. Invest in a tape measure and take down measurements of doorways, fridge nooks, and any spaces where you plan on placing furniture.

Not labelling boxes appropriately

Always ensure you label your boxes correctly. This may include marking boxes as ‘FRAGILE’, ‘THIS WAY UP’, handling instructions, and the types of items within the boxes. Labelling boxes appropriately will not only help your removalists handle your items with care, it will also make things easier for you when you’re unpacking.

Not hiring professional removalists

Many people are tempted to go DIY when it comes to moving. Don’t risk damaging your precious belongings and cause yourself unnecessary stress. If you find yourself a great removalist, they’ll get the job done quickly and efficiently. Cheapest Removalists are experts at what they do and will cater to your needs and arrange a contract that will suit your budget.

Bringing unnecessary or unwanted items

Don’t waste your money moving items you no longer want or need. Before moving day, ensure you go through your belongings and separate them into items you want to bring with you and things you don’t. Donating to charity, having a garage sale, or selling things online are all potential options for finding homes for your unwanted items.

Ready to get moving? Don’t put it off any longer! Give Cheapest Removalists a call today on 1300 299 969.

Guide to moving your dining room

Dining rooms are often full of fragile, valuable, and sentimental items like china, glass, and your favourite pieces of furniture. This is why care must be taken when packing up your dining room. Looking for interstate removals Melbourne? Cheapest Removalists are ready to help you with all of your moving needs. Here is our guide to moving your dining room:

China, glassware, and cups

China and glass are generally very fragile. Ensure you wrap each piece individually, using several sheets of clean tissue paper, as well as bubble wrap. Pack larger items like platters and plates at the bottom of boxes. Cardboard dividers should be used for extra padding between flat items. Try to use cellular dividers for cups, but first ensure they are wrapped in two layers of paper. Don’t overpack boxes, but also ensure there is sufficient cushioning to prevent items from moving around during transit. Always label boxes containing china and glassware as ‘FRAGILE’.

Silverware

Silver can also be damaged easily. To protect your silverware from being marked, scratched, or dented, ensure you wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap. Use scrunched paper to fill any gaps in boxes. For very large pieces, use cloths or old towels for additional protection.

Lamps

Remove all lamp shades and light-bulbs from lamps and wrap the bases in newspaper. Do NOT wrap your lamp shades in newspaper, as the ink will cause damage and marking. Instead, wrap lamp shades in several sheets of tissue paper and cover with a cloth or towel. Never pack other items in the same box as lamp shades and ensure you mark their boxes appropriately.

Rugs and furniture

Leave rugs on the floor and let your moving company take care of them! The same applies to furniture! Removalists are experts at handling all types of furniture. Whether it be a delicate coffee table, or a heavy antique mantelpiece. Leave the hard work to the professionals!

Need to organise interstate removals melbourne? Give Cheapest Removalists a call on 1300 299 969 and have a chat to our friendly staff about how we can help you.