For large appliances be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.
Don’t try to get rid of your children’s favorite things before the move – even if it makes it easier. Kids sometimes have a hard time dealing with the change of the move itself.
By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases and other flammables, ammunition and explosives.
Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.
Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.
Remember to get snacks for move day.
Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day — you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone and utilities when you aren’t even there!
Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services about a week before the move.
Mail in your change of address forms about week before your move date.
Clean your stove before you move out.
The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
Make sure to get enough cash to get you through move day.
Take time to say goodbye to friends and neighbors before your busy move day.
If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don’t show.
Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.
Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china.
Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible including: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.
Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes. You never know what little critter is hiding – or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.
Don’t use used boxes. You don’t know if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.
Never use duct tape – use packing tape.
Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.
Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items.
Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.
Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.
Always tape boxes. Don’t interlock the tops.
Don’t use boxes without tops. No tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.
Use custom-designed boxes when packing fine china and clothing.
Urban Removalists is operating in Melbourne and all near suburbs. Find out more about our services across states. We provide the following services: Residential Removals, Office Removals and Furniture Removals.
Urban Removalists is always on the mission to make moving for our customers fun and stress free. We therefore provide Removalists quote service that is a platform for potential movers to compare the moving services of various removalists across Melbourne. This service helps you find the most suitable moving company without a sweat or spending a penny. This is because we provide removalist quotes at no charge.
Moreover, our removalist quote service is fast and easy. How this works can be explained in three easy steps that help us compare various removalist and come up with a number of recommended removalists . First, a customer fills in the type of moving they are making. Urban Removalists offers removalists quote for all types of moving and this includes, furniture removals, interstate removals, residential and office removals. Next, a customer fills out the details of the items they wish to move. For instance, they will state that they are moving furniture or office equipment, pets or electronics. Lastly, we require the details on the amount of items that are set for moving.
Determination of the volume of items may be easy when moving small items. If you are sure of a good estimate volume of the goods, go ahead and fill that in the request home. However, in other situations, more so, when moving bulky items, it may prove impossible to make a correct guess of their estimated volume. We in this regard help you in several ways. One option is for a customer to request us through our contact address to call them back. One of our friendly staff calls back and helps discuss the moving details. Alternatively, a customer may request us to visit their home or office where one of our staff comes in to calculate the volume of the items and discuss other moving details. We operate across various suburbs including Balwyn & Brunswick.