Moving interstate can be a daunting task. It involves more than just packing up your belongings and heading off on the road. We know from experience that it can be nerve-wracking if you don’t plan correctly. Connecting with interstate removalist experts (like AtoB) who know how to navigate any challenges will make the whole experience much more stress-free
We’re here to help you make moving easier, more manageable, and less stressful. Here we’ve put together a guide on how to make moving interstate easier.
Get your new home ready for moving in:
If you’re building a new home, consider getting a pre-approval on your loan before construction begins so you know exactly how much money you have to spend on things like furniture and appliances. This can also help speed up the building process because it means your loan is ready to go when construction is finished.
If you’re purchasing an existing home that needs work, ask a friend or family member who’s handy around the house to accompany you during the inspection so they can look at it from an owner’s perspective and point out any potential problems that might come up later on.
Plan for the move:
Planning is the first step towards making moving interstate easier. This includes asking yourself some important questions. For example: How much time and money will you need to get ready for moving day? What utilities and services will you need at your new home? Once you know the answer to these questions, write them down and get ready to action them.
Update the utility bills and mails:
Make sure to update any regular payments or monthly bills as soon as possible. This includes mobile phone bills, utility bills, internet bills, direct debits for gym memberships and any other membership fees that may be charged on an ongoing basis. You will also need to transfer your vehicle registration and driver’s license when moving interstate.
You should also make sure the utilities are connected to your new home prior to moving day. To avoid potentially having no power on your first night in the house, organised connection of utilities well before moving day.
Insure your new home and belongings:
If you’re renting, you’ll need to get contents insurance. If you’re buying, we recommend getting home and contents insurance too. It’s better to be safe than sorry in case anything happens to your property or belongings during or after the move.
Being a family run business, we care about doing the job right. We are fully insured with up to $100,000 minimum cover included free of charge* and we deliver a personalized, elite service every time. We are environmentally friendly and always recycle, preserve to be mindful of our surroundings.
Divide your belongings to a “Sell or donate” pile and “Keep” pile:
Let’s be real, we always have items that is stored away never to see the light of the day again. Sorting these items 6 weeks or so before you’re move will help you take only the essentials with you.
Work through each room of your house and divide your belongings to a “Sell or donate” pile and “Keep” pile. This will give you a better idea of what you need to pack and leave more space in the house to work. If you have items that are in good condition but no longer needed, consider donating them to local charities or selling them online.
Get professional packers and unpackers:
Packing your belongings into boxes can be tough, especially if you have fragile items like china or glassware. Professional packers will know how to pack your things safely and efficiently so that they arrive in one piece at the other end.
AtoB Furniture Removals are a professional removalists and storage company. We offer additional services, including storage solutions, quality packing materials and a pre-pack service to take the stress out of moving.
Pack essentials in the end:
When moving interstate, it is best to pack the items that you need in the end. For example, if you have medications that you take often, keep those separate from all other items so that you do not need to search for it at the last minute. Another example would be toiletries such as toothpaste and toothbrush – make sure these items are packed in the end.
This way, when you pack your belongings, you can put all these essentials in a separate bag or box so that they are easily accessible from the last minute till the time you leave your home with all packed items.
Fridge and foods from your old home to your new home:
Empty the fridge a week before the move and do online shopping of the groceries before you get to your new place. Throw out any food that has passed its expiry date or won’t survive the journey. Remember to keep some snacks handy for when you arrive at your destination.
Get professional removalists:
One of the most important things you need to do when moving is finding a professional removalist that will offer interstate move, pre-packing and storage services for your move.
Professional movers can handle every aspect of your relocation including packing, loading and unloading your belongings. With their experience and knowledge in the industry, it can make your move easier and stress-free.
At AtoB Furniture Removals, we provide regular services locally and regionally within SA, however we also specialize in interstate services between SA, VIC, NSW and QLD. We are also fully insured, and we deliver a personalized, elite service every time. With our professional moving equipment and experience, we can move your most fragile sensitive cargo with maximum protection and care that you deserve.
Moving house from one place to another is not an easy task but having the right movers by your side makes it possible for you to move into your new home with ease.
Contact us today at 0417 808 927 or here for a free quote and receive $100 off your next interstate move for April and June 2022!