How to prepare for a removalists Perth
Removalists Perth and Moving – whether you are going just across the street or across the country can be an exciting as well as a physically tiring and emotionally traumatic experience. From moving the big and heavy items like furniture in your home to packing all the little bits of china – the frustrating and time-consuming task often takes out the worst of some couples.
With help from a reputable and reliable removalist of Perth, the moving process can be a smooth ride. They can coordinate and walk with you through the moving process and ensure that your furniture and other possessions are relocated with minimum disruption.
Set the date for moving:
Once you have finalised the day of your move, contact removalists Perth and take quotation by informing them about the quantity of your furniture and other belongings that require moving. It is important, to be honest about the items that will be relocated to determine the size of the moving truck allocated to your move.
Most companies also offer their services for dismantling furniture. If this is something that you require them to do, mention it at the time of booking. Some items and pieces of furniture also require special tools and equipment as well as extra manpower to be dismantled and removed. Informing the company accurately about these items ensures that your move takes off without any delay.
Moving is a great time to spring clean your home. A thorough pre-move clean up will brighten the new start in your new home. Browse through all your cupboards, drawers, and wardrobes and decide what is worth keeping, recycling, donating, or simply throwing. Furniture that might not appeal to the aesthetics of your new home or fit there can also be sold or auctioned.
Pack like a pro:
It is wise to start packing at least a week before the actual move. Make sure that you have different sizes of boxes, bubble wraps, markers, tapes, and newspaper to get you started. Removalists companies also supply packing materials on rent and sale. Contact your removalists and inquire about the packing materials they will provide.
Take the time out and pack all fragile items carefully. Tape all boxes from the top and the bottom. Label all the boxes accurately. This will make it easier for you to unpack once you reach your new home. It is also a good idea to mark the boxes with the room they belong to. This way the removalists can easily place the boxes in their relevant room without troubling you and save you from carting once they are gone.
Keep valuables with you:
Items that are valuable such as jewellery, passports, cash, and other important documents should be packed separately and securely and not included with the moving truck. These items should remain with you and personally transported by you to the new destination.
Notify utility companies and services:
Before making the big move, make sure you have contacted your utility services provider and other important correspondence about your move and provided them with your new address. You can also arrange for the utility service provider to take a final reading of the service meters installed in your almost ex-home. Keep a note of these readings so you can confirm it when you receive the final bill in your new home.
It is also a good idea to contact the Australian Post Office and arrange for a change of address service so they can re-direct all posts to your new location. Let your gardener, domestic service staff, and cleaner know that you will be moving your home and if appropriate – re-book their service for your new residence.
Pack an overnight bag:
For each member of the family, pack an overnight bag so you don’t have to search through numerous boxes for towels, toothbrushes, and clean clothes once you reach your new home. Make sure the bag contains everything you require for the big day and night of your moves such as pyjamas, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, hairbrush and medications. Keep the bag away from other moving boxes to make sure that the removalists Perth don’t take it away with them in the moving truck. You can also keep it in your car the first thing on the moving day so you don’t forget it during the hustle bustle.
A first-aid box will also come handy on the BIG move to be prepared for any unforeseen accidents.
The Day of the Move:
Before the removalists come, it is important to ensure that you are all packed and organised to go. Since most removalists charge by the hour, make sure that the boxes and other items are ready to go so they can get to work promptly.
Clean out your fridge:
At least two hours before the removalists Perth are due to arrive, empty out your fridge completely. Switch it off and even clean out the ice trays. If you have any food left over, have a long drive, and you are concerned about its spoilage – consider investing in a car ice cooler to store the items. The food storage will also come in handy if you or other members of the family want something to eat or drink during the ride to your new home.
Tape down all swinging doors:
Use a masking tape to seal all moving doors of the house. It is also a wise move to tape down the swinging fridge doors and drawers of furniture to prevent any potential disaster occurring from them.
Keep children and pets away:
There is nothing worse than kids and pets running around during the moving day. Sometimes they can get hurt in the midst of the havoc. If possible arrange for a sitter for your children and pets especially during the time the removalists are doing their work. This ensures that the work is conducted without any disruption and prevents them from any potential injury.
Hire a professional cleaner:
A professional cleaner may seem like an added financial burden but on top of all the things you are stressing over, cleaning is the last thing you may want to do. Thorough cleaning is especially important if you are a renter and the final inspection of your rented place can determine the return of your bond.
In the end, make sure all windows are shut completely and close down all the water, gas, and electric lines. Keep an extra set of keys of your new and old home ready and you are ready to go.
With these tips in mind, the moving day will go as smooth as a cake. Now leave everything to the removalists and enjoy the journey to your new home.
If you are looking for a professional and reliable removalists Perth, contact us at Emmanuel Transport. We at Emmanuel Transport aim to take the stress out of your move and can customise our service to fit your budgets and requirements. Having been in the industry for many years, we can make the move easy for you. Contact us for a quote and we will be happy to be of service for you!