Moving with professional removalists Brisbane doesn’t have to be expensive. It also doesn’t have to be incredibly time consuming and with our tips you can save some serious frustration. So worry not! You can do it without going broke and/or insane. Here are the moving tips that will save you money:
1. The Garbage Bag Rule. It’s simple — when you are packing your boxes, have a trash bag ready. Steel your heart as you look through the closets, shelves and drawers and toss anything you can do without. And if you have a garage — well, you probably need some of those industrial-sized garbage bags. In a large city like Brisbane, you can find those bags cheaply at your local hardware store. As most people, you probably have your garage stock full of things you REALLY don’t need. Or perhaps you didn’t even know you had them. If that’s the case — trash them! Later, if anybody asks, just say those things got misplaced during the move…
2. Try to be at least a little bit organised. Most likely, you have some good organisational skills. If not, now would be a good time to figure it out. Start with simple things, like organising your packing boxes in a few different ways. The team at Flex Removals have professional removalists guidelines for a stress-free packing experience. The two most common methods are:
Whichever way you choose, it will work. It really is a matter of your personal preference. If you are not on the receiving end to unpack the boxes, you might want to go with the first method, the one that tells where things should go — it will save you some headaches later on.
3. What are friends for? Let’s say you are short on both money and time and you have on your hands a box packing emergency. For doing some serious packing, calling in favors from friends and family is always a good idea. Don’t forget to feed the troops! Some pizza and a few cans of beer is an acceptable currency for getting your work done for free. If you are not there to supervise closely, make lists — in what room what items need to be packed separately, together or trashed. Please don’t assume the people will know what to do when you’re asking them to help; also, there could be some personal items you wouldn’t want to trust even to your close friends. Think about the underwear drawer and the things that you hide there, you don’t really want your friends or the furniture removalists packing that!
4. Assist the Removalists – Hiring Additional Cheap Labor. In a pinch, annoying teenagers are excellent and willing part-time workers. Even better, in cities such as Brisbane, they are just as plentiful as packing boxes (you remembered to get those, right?) Same rules as above apply. However, do remember to double the supervision and provide simple, easy to follow instructions. Most teenagers won’t care if that priceless vase you treasure is an easily breakable object and it shouldn’t be packed under a microwave. Oh yes, and skip on the beer.
5. Labels Enable!
While it takes time to label everything properly, it will pay off when you are unpacking those boxes. Pay special attention to things that break or spill easily, to tools that you might need at your new place, to the clothing and bedding that you would want to unpack the first thing when you arrive. Try to think ahead — what would you need first? What can wait to be unpacked? Put labels on several sides of the packing boxes — when you are tired after a whole day of unpacking, it’s easy to miss that box that has your toothbrushes in it even though you’ve looked at it ten times already.
In short — if you plan ahead a little, you will find that moving can be much less stressful than you have thought or even experienced before, whether you move around Brisbane or are planning to move across the country.