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Interstate Moving Checklist Part 5: More Great Tips

Interstate removalists checklist

No one wants it. What to do with items that aren’t sell-able or donatable.

  • Take it to the dump. Its about half the costs of a miniskip unless you have to hire a trailer, see if you have a friend who has a ute and bribe them.
  • Miniskips are cheap and convenient and save multiple trips to the dump.
  • Hire 1800-Got-Junk to come out and pick it up. More expensive, but easy. You can sit inside with your feet up and enjoy a beverage while everything is done for you – and cleaned up afterwards.
  • Put it out the front of your house and try and give it away. Put a ‘Free’ or ‘Give Away’ sign on it. One person’s trash is another’s treasure, as they say!
  • If you have an unwanted metal such, as a fridge or washing machine, you can sell it at scrap metal yard or even have a metal merchant come out and pick it up for free, either try Gumtree or Yellow Pages.

Consider Eating Your Pantry Soon. Not literally, we suggest consider using up your perishables in your pantry, fridge and freezer. Eat things like your canned foods, pasta’s and rices, bottled drinks and anything else you can finish before you move. Do the same with your frozen meat and vegies, if you don’t this will all be thrown away on moving day.

Your Accommodation and Transport. You can arrange your own transport and accommodation needs for your move. If you didn’t know, we can arrange your accommodation and car transport too.

Kids. Moving can present many dangers to children, particularly heavy items such as fridges and couches.  To be on the safe side, we recommend arranging a friend or family to mind your kids for the day, leaving you and us free to concentrate on finishing the job as safely and efficiently as possible.

Pets. Now is the time to arrange transport for Puss and Rover. Some people are able to move their pets in their own car. We recommend you get a cage for cats as they are hard to contain and if they escape on moving day they will take off. Guess what… we can arrange pet transport for you too!

Time to book us as your Interstate Removalists

Keep in mind, we generally book out a week in advance; so now is time to secure your truck and ensure you align yourself with the best interstate removalists in Australia, get yourself an online quote or call  1300 221 314.

Start Packing & Give yourself enough time.

A safe goal is to have 50 per cent of your house and shed packed a week before your M-Day. This gives you the last week to pack the rest.

Start packing some non-essentials like books, laundry cupboards, photo frames, storage areas and shed paraphernalia.

Remember, if packing your own boxes seems overwhelming, don’t worry, we can provide professional packing service for you and it can work out cheaper than you might think.

Put aside a box or bag with a few screw drivers, allen keys, hammer, short and long nose pliers and some screws nails. This box will be saved for when are ready to start dismantling items.

Flammables and combustibles.

Don’t pack the following items as we cannot legally move them. This includes

  • Aerosols
  • Fuel and diesel (including 2-stroke fuel)
  • Cleaning products
  • Gas Bottles
  • Anything with the red flammable symbol on it

Insurance companies won’t cover fire or explosions caused by these products.

Boxes and Packing Materials

Don’t be tempted to use “FREE” boxes. They will just cost you more by making loading and unloading take longer and are less safe. Plastic tubs are expensive and often break when stacked, nothing is better than new professional moving cartons and we thoroughly recommend you use these for an interstate removal.

Ask a friendly salesman if he can do you a deal on your boxes, sometimes we run great specials!

If you missed it, check out part 4 of our interstate moving checklist to get an entire list of businesses and institutions to notify your moving

If you breezing through this stuff, move on to part 6 of the checklist, it covers:

  • interstate moving insurance
  • moving in or out of an apartment and issues you may face
  • Handing over and receiving keys &
  • Cleaning

Alternatively, you may like to start at part 1 of the interstate moving checklist and work through all 8 parts.

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