Professional Removalists Hint



Handy Moving Advice from 1800Backloads The Professional Removalists

Our first handy moving hint is don’t leave your packing preparation’s to the last minute. If you can start early you will finish in a more timely manner especially if you have a large house or apartment, If you are running behind ask us to assist you with your packing. If you have already provided us with your inventory list ask us for our suggested list of packing supplies, We can advise a recommended number of boxes of various sizes so you are not left short and can get everything packed on time. Its best to use proper heavy duty removalist cartons to ensure your goods arrive safely without any damage.

Moving Tips & Advice You Might Need To Know

LEAVE IT BEHIND.
Avoid moving anything you don't really need. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and physically unnecessary to move things you won't be using. If you don't use it now, you most likely won't use it later.

GET RID OF CLUTTER.
Dispose of broken tools, old toys, old clothing and other items that you no longer need before you move. Give usable items to charity or hold a garage sale.

DON’T SKIMP ON YOUR MOVING SERVICE.
Choose an experienced moving firm with an established reputation for good service and reliability such as 1800Backloads. Choosing someone that is unreliable or inexperienced will cause unnecessary stress.

LABEL EVERYTHING.
It is very possible that your goods will not be the only goods on the truck, and sometimes, depending on where you are moving from and to, your furniture might be delivered in a different removalist's truck to the one which picks up your goods. Therefore it is important that you clearly label every box that will be moved. Write your name and delivery suburb on the boxes, and also mark if the goods are fragile.

EMPTY DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS AND FILING CABINETS.
Leaving items in the drawers, cupboards and filing cabinets not only make the item much heavier to move but could damage the drawer's glides. This is because the weight of the drawer will be bounced on its glides within the dresser, etc, by the movement of the truck on the road.

NEVER TRANSPORT HAZARDOUS GOODS.

FRIDGES AND FREEZERS

BOX IT.

USE THE A-B-C SYSTEM.
Everything you pack does not have to be unpacked the first day in your new home. If it contains essential items, mark it PRIORITY A. If the contents are important, but not crucial, mark the box PRIORITY B. If the box contains out of season items, holiday items and other things you won’t need right away, mark the box PRIORITY C. Then, unpack in A, B, C order.

INSURANCE
While all due care is taken towards your moving needs, accidents happen. 1800Backloads provide Transit Insurance, this covers the truck as a whole for fire, theft or involved in an accident. However, you may prefer Accidental Damage Coverage which covers your items if they are scratched or damaged. Some home and contents policies already offer this coverage or have it as an option or you can ask us for a quote.



Moving Planner

Relocating can be an overwhelming task, to relieve the stress we have put together a simple step-by-step timeline guide to help your move be as smooth as possible. Below is a 6 week guide leading to your moving date, to help you get better prepared and for peace of mind.

Four To Six Weeks Before The Big Move / Relocation

Two to Three Weeks before the Move

One Week before the Move

Day before the Move

Day of the Move

Moving in Day

After You Settled


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