Interstate moving tips from a WridgWays removalist
The moving tips you need for a smooth move
Whether you’re moving interstate to start a new job or to be closer to family, it’s a big step and can be a complicated process.
At WridgWays, we help people move interstate every day. We can help make the process as simple and painless for you as possible, that way you can focus on the important things.
Keep reading for our moving tips, or find out more about our interstate removalist services. In a hurry? Get an instant interstate removalist quote in just minutes.
Moving tips direct from a WridgWays interstate removalist
Moving interstate is always a busy and stressful time. You need to make sure the move goes well while you’re also planning your life in your new location.
To make it easier for you, here are some moving tips from a WridgWays interstate removalist:
How can I make things easier for the movers on the day?
If you are planning to have your interstate removalist do the packing for you, the best thing you can do is sort through your personal belongings like clothes, small items, and linen. This will give you the chance to throw away, donate, or sell any older items you don’t need anymore.
Getting rid of some things will mean there’s less for your removalist to pack and move, plus you’ll be starting off fresh in your new home.
You should also make sure all your kitchen and bathroom items are clean and ready to go. Your interstate removalist shouldn’t be moving dirty dishes, after all.
What is the best way to protect my belongings so they don’t get damaged in transit?
Let the crew pack everything! Your interstate removalist has done this hundreds of times before, we know exactly how to pack your belongings so they will be safe in transit. This is the best way to ensure everything is packed professionally and has the highest level of protection.
With our professional packing services, it’s extremely unlikely anything will get damaged in transit, but we also recommend you get moving insurance as well. It will give you peace of mind at the very least.
How long does it take to move interstate?
The time it takes to move interstate depends on the amount of belongings you need to move and the distance you’re moving. It takes longer to move from Melbourne to Perth than it does to move from Melbourne to Sydney, after all.
Depending on the amount of belongings you have, we’ll use either LCL (less than container load) or FCL (full container load) shipping options. Your interstate removalist consultant will discuss this with you in more detail, but FCL shipping is generally faster.
Generally speaking, moving interstate takes between 4 and 10 days.
How do you pack and take care of TVs?
We always recommend using a plasma carton for TVs and computer monitors. It’s the best way to ensure your valuable electronics will be safe in transit. Alternatively, you can use the original box the TV came in, although we still recommend having your interstate removalist pack this for you for best results.
We can supply the plasma cartons and pack them for you on the moving day.
What are some of the weirdest items you have moved?
We’ve seen all sorts of weird and wonderful items in our long history. We have seen a number of taxidermy animals, antique furniture, carpenters with homemade cubby houses for their kids, valuable paintings and statues.
There’s—almost—nothing we haven’t seen before, and there’s no challenge that’s too much as us to handle.
Do you have any other moving tips?
It’s always best to overestimate when talking about packing. If we’re prepared for the worst case scenario, then everything should go smoothly, and usually better than expected. By overestimating, you’ll also get the worst case scenario in terms of price, so it can only decrease from there.
When you’re moving interstate, moving your vehicles and pets can add an extra level of complexity. If you don’t feel like a long road trip with the pooches in the back seat, your interstate removalist can handle your vehicle transport and pet transport for you.
Why choose WridgWays as your interstate removalist
We have been helping people move since 1892. That’s a whole lot of expertise. We offer more than just moving tips, we help you through the whole process and provide a premium interstate removalist service.
With WridgWays interstate removalists, you get:
- Unrivalled expertise and experience
- Removalists accredited by the Australian Furniture Removers Association
- Storage facilities all over Australia
- Coordinated services such as vehicle transport and pet transport
If you’re ready to get moving, get an instant quote for your interstate move.