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A well prepared removal is a removal that will cause the least confusion and stress on the day of uplift and delivery. Regardless of whether your furniture and personal effects are being relocated to the other side of town or across state borders, the better that your belongings are prepared, the better they will travel.

 

Furniture, in most cases, is built for one purpose, to take pride of position in your home, and NOT MOVE from that position. However, at some stage of all of our lives we are required to uproot and relocate for one reason or another, and it is in this circumstance that the services of professional removalists are required to ensure that ALL of your belongings arrive at their destination in exactly the same condition as they were when they left your uplift address.

 

 

 

There are a  number of things that you can do in preparedness for your relocation. These will assist in ensuring the damage-free moving of furniture and personal effects, the ease and time efficiency of loading and unloading, and the safe transit of all items packed by both yourself and our qualified pre-packers.

Furniture, in most cases, is built for one purpose, to take pride of position in your home, and NOT MOVE from that position. However, at some stage of all of our lives we are required to uproot and relocate for one reason or another, and it is in this circumstance that the services of professional removalists are required to ensure that ALL of your belongings arrive at their destination in exactly the same condition as they were when they left your uplift address.

 

There are a  number of things that you can do in preparedness for your relocation. These will assist in ensuring the damage-free moving of furniture and personal effects, the ease and time efficiency of loading and unloading, and the safe transit of all items packed by both yourself and our qualified pre-packers.

2. Use Quality Boxes -

3. Reduce Distance -

9. Unwanted Goods -

10. Important Items -

5. Dismantling -

4. Number of Items -

To prepare your washing machine for removal, disconnect from the water supply, drain hoses and check with the manufacturer (or your removalist) for advice on travelling brackets etc.

6. Washing Machine -

7. Fridges/Freezers -

8. Neighbours -

Have an advanced plan for the placement of furniture at your new address and ensure that you have a representative onsite at destination to direct the delivery of the furniture to ensure that it is placed correctly the

first time.

 

This will

expedite the

Delivery

process, and

ensure a stress

free completion to

your removal, whilst also assisting in your unpacking.

11. Furniture Layout -

12. Cleaning Items -

When moving into a premises which has only recently had building work completed, there is often a chance that the site has dirt, mud and debris in the yard, which may present a problem if near to the access to the property.

 

Ensure that if loose dirt is prevalent on site, you have access to, or know where to source, sheets of plywood just in case of rain on the day of your removal.  

13. Brand New Premises -

For those that rent
their premises, be
sure to arrange with
the Real Estate Agent
the handing back of the keys and have the property inspection date arranged, if you are moving interstate this can be awkward and is best done soon after all items are moved by our company. Be pre-
pared therefore
for a carpet cleaner

or cleaning prof-

essionals to take

care of the pro-
perty soon after

the uplift.

14. For Rentals -

15. Plants -

This will ensure that mud will not be tread through your new home. Unfortunately, Workplace Health & Safety prohibits the removal of shoes/boots from
our removalists. The likelihood of injury to
feet increases considerably with the
absence of footwear.

16. Notifications -

Should any questions arise, please, don't hesitate to contact our office. Friendly advice with regard to any part of the removal process is only a phone call away. Chances are we or our clients have already experienced the same circumstances                as you are in your move. Our advice is FREE, and without obligation.                Again this reflects our commitment to customer service. All of our staff              from the Managing Director through to the removalists on the job care                        for your move, and want nothing more than for you to                               recommend our service to everyone that you speak with.

                              We can only be sure of this by exceeding your expectations                             and making this move, your BEST move.

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Taxation office (within 7 days)

 

VicRoads, RTA, QT etc
(within 7 days)

 

Government Departments - Family allowance, Superannuation

 

Pensions and Insurance

 

Insurance companies - life assurance, cars, home and contents, and any other insured items.

 

Employers - Group Certificates,

Superannuation

 

Australia Post - mail can be redirected for up to 12 months

Phone and Internet services

 

Telephone, water, gas and electricity authorities

 

Schools

 

Automobile associations such as RACV, NRMA, RACQ etc.

 

Solicitor/Attorney and Accountant

 

Rental and hire purchase companies

 

Bank and financial institutions - accounts and credit cards

 

Doctor, Dentist and Private Health Funds

 

Electoral Rolls (within 4 weeks)

Some States prohibit the trans-portation of plants and fruits.

If you have household plants and can't
                   take them with you, you                      need to dispose of them.

Some information on Quarantine:

 

QLD List of Significant Pests and Diseases

 

QLD Exotic Plant Pests and Diseases

 

Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone

 

Western Australia and Northern Territory - Kimberley - Quarantine

 

This list is NOT complete, you should contact the local authorities for complete information on your specific location and requirements.

Give them to a friend or relative before the day you are scheduled to move. If you can take plants with you, do not water them just prior to removal day. You may need to contact the DPI (Dep-artment of Primary Industries) to check on the area you are moving from and if
     any special requirements are in
                force, for example such as
                         those for 'Red Fire Ants'
                              in South East
                                Queensland.

 

Ensure that you have cleaned the BBQ, and items such as wheelbarrow, rubbish bins, wheelie bins, and
garden furniture. This will ensure that your

other furniture being loaded with these items
does not become soiled as a result of contact
with dirty items.

 

           It also ensures that dirt, mud and grease is not spread                     throughout the removal truck, only to be walked                           through your home as a result.

removalists will not be wasting time carrying boxes of rubbish.

 

This will also assist with the positioning of furniture and cartons in your new home without the clutter
of unnecessary items/cartons.

Ensure that all of your important items, such as keys, remote controls, wallets, sunglasses, and any other important items that you may require on your person are  placed in a safe place to ensure you know their whereabouts at the delivery location.

"number one" carton which is last loaded and first unloaded, within which you can store the kettle, coffee/tea and other items which may be required earlier than when other cartons are unpacked. Items such as bags of screws, and nuts/bolts, from the dismantling of furniture etc, can easily be located if they are all placed in this one central location.

Dispose of any
unwanted goods
prior to the day
of uplift.
 

This will ensure
that minimal time
is spent completing
your removal, as the removalists will not be wasting time carrying boxes of rubbish. This will also assist with the positioning of furniture and cartons in your new home without the clutter of unnecessary items/cartons.

A good idea is to create a "number
one" carton which is last loaded and first unloaded, within which you can store the kettle, coffee/tea and other items which may be required earlier than when other cartons are unpacked. Items such as bags of screws, and nuts/bolts, from the dismantling of furniture etc, can easily be located if they are all placed in this one central location.

nuts/bolts, from the dismantling
    of furniture etc, can easily be
       located if they are all placed
           in this one central
             location.

cold perishables and freezer contents, and we will load these items onto the truck last of all,
                         and unload them first thing.

Do not defrost your fridges or freezers less than one week before moving. The water that gathers in the 'drip trays' creates problems when it comes to moving those items of furniture. Have ready for the day of moving sufficient eskys for your cold perishables and freezer contents, and we will load these items onto the truck last of all, and unload them first thing. This will ensure that your food spends as little time as possible out of the fridge, and the fridge/freezers will spend as little time as possible unplugged.

This will ensure that your food spends as little time as possible out of the fridge, and the refridg-erators will spend as little time as possible unplugged.

Arrange with your neighbours for sufficient parking space to be allowed at the front of your property for the parking of the removal truck on the day of uplift. Ensure that there are no items belonging to your neighbours which may impede access for the removalists. Most neighbours are understanding and are happy to assist in moving their cars, boats etc.

are no items belonging to your neighbours which may impede access for the removalists. Most neighbours are understanding and are happy to assist in moving their cars, boats etc.

All items which can be dismantled, should be dismantled, the likes of beds, swing sets, mirrors off dressers,

and items of furniture which were assembled after purchase,

such as flat pack desks etc. These are not designed to be moved when assembled, and will most likely result in damage if they are not prepared for moving. We can complete this on your behalf, however this will reflect in the cost of your relocation.  

 

When dismantling furniture, ensure that you

keep all of your bolts, screws and keys in an

easily identifiable place, and remember where

you placed them. They are going to be required almost immediately when you arrive at your destination.

 

Ensure the hoses on your washing machine are disconnected and removed, and placed inside the machine, and all water is drained from them so there are no leaks onto your other furniture and/or cartons during transit.

Ensure accesses are cleared prior to the arrival of our removalists, and where possible to save money have all items packed prior to day of uplift. Each trip to the truck takes time;  the closer to where the vehicle will park, so that you can ready your cartons and smaller items, the less time that the loading will take, and hence the lower the cost of your removal. Please ensure that small children and any pets are controlled at the time of uplift and/or delivery. At times these distractions can present a risk

to all involved, and the last thing

we would want to see is injury to your loved ones, your pets and/or our removalists.

Where possible reduce the number of items to be moved, bundle all small items together, such as mops and brooms, and place all smaller items into cartons. They not only travel better in this state, but also reduce the time required to complete your relocation.

The type and quality of cartons that you use to pack your belongings will reflect directly on how your goods will travel.

 

The use of cartons sourced from your local super-
market, or small open cartons which cannot be stacked for transit, take a lot longer to load and unload than purpose built cartons.

 

Also remember the weight that one or two men can be reasonably expected to lift/move; cartons which are 'oversized' will only dramatically slow the moving
 

 

The struc-
tural integrity of these items will be compromised if the furniture is moved with loose weight inside.

Chests of drawers need to have breakables, loose, and heavy items removed. Light clothing may remain. Never tape drawers shut.

process due to the awkwardness and weight.

 

The use of purpose built removal cartons will speed the removal process and ensure the safe transit

of breakables packed

inside.

1. Furniture to Empty -

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