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The Best Interstate Moving Tips

Tips from Australia’s Leading Interstate Removlaists

tips for moving interstate

It can be stressful working out how to move interstate. With so many things to think about you don’t want to get overwhelmed! To prepare you for your move, and so you don’t forget anything, we’ve got some interstate moving tips from some of our best removalists here at WridgWays.

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Moving interstate
couple online researching interstate moving tips

It’s a big process to move interstate, and it can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Make sure you allow plenty of time for the moving process and don’t leave everything until the day before you move. Get an accurate quote from your removalists and get them to give you an idea of how long it will take so you can start preparing.

Interstate moving tips:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute to get your driver’s licence and car registration changed over, as different states have different time limits for you to do this in.
  • The best way to keep all your belongings safe is to let the removalists pack them for you.
  • It’s better to overestimate with your budget and assume the worst case scenario so you are prepared for anything.
  • Sort through all your belongings before you start packing and get rid of anything you don’t need.
  • Defrost your fridge and freezer ahead of time so it doesn’t leak or smell on moving day.
  • If you’re not driving to your new home, arrange vehicle transportation early and book all your accommodation and travel in advance.
  • Organise mail redirection so you will still receive any important mail.
  • Sort our your utilities so they’re connected when you arrive.


A lot of people might not think that they need insurance for an interstate move. It’s extra money for you to spend and generally, you’ll never need it. But what if something does go wrong? Any professional interstate removalists will tell you that you need to get insurance. It will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your goods are protected should anything happen.

Interstate moving tips:

  • Work out how much your belongings are worth before getting insurance.
  • Get an accurate quote for moving insurance.
  • Find out if the insurance covers your belongings from when the removalists to collect them to when they drop them off, or just during transit.
  • Take photos of all your goods before the removalists collect them so you can prove if any damage does occur.
  • Make sure you’re there when the removalists drop off your goods so you can check what condition they’re in.

Moving into your new home

happy family moving into new interstate home

Once you arrive at your new home, it can be overwhelming to see all your belongings in boxes. Take your time with unpacking as you don’t want to rush through it and hurt yourself. If you organise everything properly, it should be easy to find what you need. Make sure you research your new home before you arrive so you know where supermarkets and other important facilities are.

Interstate moving tips:

  • Keep a bag of essential items handy so you don’t have to search through all the boxes to find toothpaste or bandaids.
  • Unpack the most important items first, such as kitchenware and bedding.
  • If you’re renting your home, take photos of the entire house before you unpack anything so you can get your bond back later on.
  • Make sure you plan to arrive before the removalists so you can let them in on time.
  • Be present when the removalists are unpacking your belongings so you can tell them where the boxes need to go.
  • If your fridge has been on its side for more than a day, leave it standing for 24 hours before using it again.
  • Take photos of any damage to your belongings for insurance purposes.

General tips

The most important thing to remember is that you should never be afraid to ask questions. If you’re not sure about a part of the process or need help with something, ask your removalist if they can help you. Remember, they’re experts in this field and will be more than happy to help reassure you about any of your concerns.

Interstate moving tips:

  • Keep the contact number of your removalist handy at all times, and research the closest branch to your new home so you can easily get help if you need it.
  • Make sure you have all your important documents with you.
  • If you’re driving interstate, take plenty of food and water on your journey, and always remember to stop for breaks.
  • Some moving expenses are tax deductible, so keep track of all your moving expenses.

We know that moving interstate can be tricky, but with these helpful tips for moving interstate your move should be easier. With the help of WridgWays, your next move could be stress-free! Our expert team of removalists and relocation consultants will be on hand to help you every step of your move. From start to finish, they will be there to make your journey enjoyable.

Still not sure what to do? Contact WridgWays today for a removalist quote!