Whether it’s because of a new job, a change in family life, or just a change of scenery, many Australians are now choosing to move interstate. Moving from Melbourne to Adelaide has become particularly popular for those looking to live in a smaller city that still some liveliness to it and plenty to see and do. Interstate relocation is never an easy task, but with some forward planning and help from prestige removalists, it can become much more doable.
One of the major concerns that many people have when undertaking an interstate relocation is how much it’s going to cost. Shifting furniture across the country when you’ve just bought a new house and all the costs that go with it can be shockingly expensive if you don’t plan well. Follow the 7 helpful tips below to find out how you can save money on your interstate relocation.
1. Carefully Pack Your Boxes
One of the biggest ways you can save yourself from additional costs when moving is to be extra careful when you pack your breakable items. Take the time to individually wrap every plate, vase, mug, and glass with bubble wrap or newspaper. This can prevent damage during the move and mean that you don’t need to replace valuable items later when you find that they broke in the box.
You can also wrap valuable or fragile items in clothing, sheets, and pillowcases. This is a very efficient way of packing as you’re packing the linens you need to take as well as the fragile item, all while adding extra cushioning to prevent breakage.
2. Consider What you Need to Bring
You may not need to bring everything you currently own to your new residence. If you’re moving temporarily, it’s a good idea to put your larger furniture items in storage until you come back. In some instances, this is even cheaper than moving them! Remember that if you are moving temporarily, you won’t just need to pay once to move your items; you’ll also need to bring them back.
Even if you are moving to a new state for good, you will have a new home, and that means it’s a great time to cull out any items or furniture that you won’t use at the new place. If you’re downsizing, you may want to declutter by selling spare beds, drawers, and other furniture before you go. There is no point paying to bring these items with you if you end up finding that they don’t fit into your new bedroom or don’t suit the style you’re going for in the new place.
3. Don’t Make Big Purchases Until You Arrive
It may be tempting to buy some new furniture to celebrate your new home. However, just hold off until you actually arrive! Not only can you then be sure of the measurements of your new place, but you won’t need to transport new items across the country. This can save you plenty of cash and means you might be able to afford more new furniture once you arrive.
4. Take Your Furniture Apart
If you have any kitset furniture, it’s advisable to take it apart prior to the move. That way, you can stack the parts in the van, taking up less space than the made-up piece of furniture would have. Plus, you reduce the risk of damaging the item, as it will be packed flat and cannot catch on anything during the move.
Here at Easymove, we offer convenient reassembling services for furniture like this, so you don’t need to go to the trouble of putting it back together at your new place. Let us take care of it all!
5. Don’t Do it Yourself
The first, most important piece of advice we can offer is: don’t try to move your stuff yourself! An interstate relocation is a massive job, and as you are not an experienced moving professional, it’s reasonably likely that you will break something or make a mistake along the way. When you’re moving that far, even a tiny mistake like not correctly tying down a trailer can have disastrous consequences. Imagine if all your boxes ended up flying off and being left on the side of the road!
Getting mates to help you can be tempting, but you’ll face the same issue. People may want to help, but even the most well-meaning attempts to offer assistance can result in dropped and damaged items. Leave it to the professionals!
6. Select Your Moving Day Carefully
When you’re shopping around for a professional moving company, always check how much they charge on different days. As more people are likely to want to move across the weekend, Friday – Sunday can often incur higher charges from moving companies. Moving on a weekday instead can save you hundreds of dollars. Just make sure to account for any public holidays that are coming up, as moving on these days may also cost you more.
7. Choose Prestige Removalists
When choosing movers, remember that you are really discerning who you can trust to move all of your worldly possessions safely and securely. Choose movers with years of experience from expert teams to get the job done right.
Here at Easymove, we always arrive with all the gear needed to keep your stuff safe for an interstate move. We go the extra mile to make sure that your property does not get damaged. We are the masters of perfectly stacking furniture and boxes so that they won’t tumble or scratch each other in transit. We bring along moving blankets to wrap around any sharp edges of furniture and treat your items as our own when loading them carefully into our van before the big move.
We also offer contactless moving services and take all appropriate precautions to ensure your safety. Leave your belongings with us and relax, knowing that we’ll take care of it all. Contact us today to find out more about we can help you with your interstate relocation.