A comprehensive guide to making your move to Brisbane easy.
Moving to a new place can be exciting, especially if it is a place like Brisbane, but truth be told, it can also be quite overwhelming. Making decisions on what to take with you and what to get rid of, finalizing the removalist company, packing all your stuff, and unpacking everything in your new place - all of these make moving one of the most stressful activities.
Below are some tips that can help ease out the process a bit. But first things first, though. Start planning for the move early. The last thing you want added to the stress of moving is the stress of not being ready for the move when the date approaches. Having said that, here are some ideas to make it all a bit easier.
What You Need and What You Don't
Before you actually start packing, decide what you want to take along with you, and what you would rather get rid of. Decide this well in advance, so that you can have sufficient time to sell or give away anything that you no longer need or wish to carry.
Then make an inventory of all the things that you are actually going to move to your new home.
Finally, separate items that you would rather carry with you yourself, instead of assigning them to a removalist company. These could include your family photos, home videos and any important documents.
Hiring a Removalist Company
Talk to several Brisbane Removalists and get their quotes before finalizing a company. Get recommendations and referrals from friends and family, as well as read online feedback. Ask for all the charges beforehand, and ensure there are no hidden charges. Make sure the company you choose provides insurance.
Before you begin packing, collect all the packing materials together in one place. These include boxes, packaging tape, markers, wrapping paper and old newspapers. Keep zip lock covers and plastic bags handy. Make sure the boxes are sturdy and strong. Secure their bottoms with tape. If you don't prefer putting your cloths inside regular-sized boxes, get enough of wardrobe boxes with hanger bars as well.
Now to the meat of packing. But first, a small tip - the last things to pack are the items you need for your daily routine. Follow the below tips for rest of the items, one room at a time:
As you pack, label each box clearly. When you finish a box, secure it tightly with tape and set it closer to the front door. Do not pack flammable materials and poisonous household products.