Everyone understands that moving house can be incredibly stressful. While you may be excited to move this can be overshadowed with the worry of packing and moving.
There are many ways to avoid the stress of moving and hiring a professional removals company is just one. Our team is here to make it as easy as possible for you.
At John Bull Removals and Storage we are also members of the Australian Furniture Removers Association. AFRA accredits only those furniture removalists that have the necessary equipment, vehicles, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional move.
Have a look at our - move planner checklist
Avoid these mistakes when you move:
Using friends and family - While you friends and family are well meaning, they are generally not professional removalists. They may not look after your items as they pack and carry them or they may accidentally hurt themselves while carrying your items.
Time off work - It can cost you your well deserved annual leave. You annual leave can be better utilised on an actual holiday.
Van or truck hire - Another cost which can be avoided when you hire a professional. Hiring vehicles can be costly, especially if you happen to damage that vehicle.
Not planning - Careful consideration by arranging a removalist early will save you time and money. See our checklist above to follow some tips.
Packing time - If you are packing everything yourself this task in itself can be overwhelming. Did you know that you can arrange to have all or part of your home professionally packed and unpacked?
Not packing correctly - Good packing can save you time and money and avoid damage to your items. Some of the basic items you will need are: strong boxes, packing paper, packing tape, markers, scissors and bubble wrap.
Boxes - If you choose boxes that are not strong enough there will be problems. Your boxes also need to be the right size and not too heavy. For example, when you pack your book collection they should be in small boxes only so that they are able to be carried. Marking boxes clearly will also save you time as you will know exactly what they are when you arrive at your new home.
Cleaning yourself - Trying to clean your property once everything is moved out is essential and it is just one more task you have to add to your list of duties. It can be wise to save both time and money to arrange for a professional cleaner after you move. Note: If you are renting it means you are more likely to get your bond back. If you want to do the clean yourself, it can be the perfect time to get some help from friends and family to keep the costs down.
Not notifying - Forwarding your mail to your new address can be easily forgotten. Make sure you set up a redirect service to your new home or local post office. Depending on where you are moving you can often transfer your utilities to your new home including your internet. The internet is often something can can take time to get connected so it is potentially an item that you need to think of early in the move planning. Don't forget about the kids, there will be a need to notify schools and organise them too.
Help your removalist - By advising your removalist of parking issues, road access, stairs and more you can avoid additional unexpected costs. All these things can be managed by a professional removalist but it is essential to know so we can plan for them too.
So by choosing a professional removalist you can avoid a number of these mistakes and also ensure that you move is less stressful.