Following on from part one and two of our professional furniture removalist tips to make your moving day easy is our third installment of moving tips to make your move in Brisbane, Logan and South East Queensland easier. Some are common reminders like double check the smoke alarms at your new residence through to ideas on planning ahead and ensure your furniture fits your new residence.
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Tip#25 – Packing and Unpacking Services
With the busy lifestyles people live these days, it is sometimes difficult to find the time to pack and unpack all your belongings. Good removalist companies will provide a great packing and unpacking service, that will not only save you time, but will ensure that your items are safe and secure in their boxes.
Tip#26 – Ensure Your Pet Is Looked After During Your Move
Moving companies will not move pets. Ensure that you have arranged the necessary transportation if you are unable to transport your pets yourself. Also for animals like dogs, don’t forget to check that your new home has sufficient fencing to stop your pets from straying.
Tip#27 – Self Storage
If your new home will not be available for a few weeks or even months after leaving your previous premises. It is worth investigating self storage options. These can be hired for as little as a couple of weeks through to months or even years if required. Good moving companies will be able to help recommend reliable storage facilities that will still be around when you want to retrieve your valuable household items.
Tip#28 – Obtain Medical Records
If moving outside your current locality, it is a good idea to gather any medical records from your doctors and dentists. Your local GP might even know a great local doctor in your new area.
Tip#29 – Money Saver
Most private health insurance companies will have preferred providers for services such as dental, physio and chiropractors. If you have private health insurance, then moving to a new location is a great time to check these out and see if they will meet your needs. This might save some money on your next dental appointment.
Tip#30 – Ensure Smoke Alarms Are Working
One of the first things you should do when moving into your new home is to ensure the safety of yourself and your family. Check that all smoke alarms are working, and possibly even replace the batteries straight away to ensure they continue to function over the near future.
Tip#31 – Remove Batteries If Storing Items
Batteries that are used in remotes, toys and other household items tend to rupture and leak if not used for an extended period of time, which can damage your items. Remove all batteries and store in a container for easy finding later. If you have small children, don’t forget to store these batteries in a safe place, as they may look like fun play toys to younger children.
Tip#32 – Use Old Blankets To Pack
Instead of filling up boxes with old blankets, they can be used to wrap your furniture for protection during transit. This is only advisable on older blankets, as they may become dirty or stained during the move.
Tip#33 – Rental Properties
Ensure that you create a checklist of any damage to the property before you move in. A good idea is to take photos of each room, garage and yard. This will ensure that you know exactly the state of the premises when you moved in and that you will not receive any nasty surprises from your landlord when you move out.
Tip#34 – Make Sure Your Furniture Fits
Large items like fridges, cabinets and even TVs may not fit in your new home. Before your move, take a tape measure and measure your large household items and ensure they fit in their allocated spaces in your new home. This is especially important if downsizing your residence.
Tip#35 – Pack TVs Upright
TVs are getting larger and larger and are not designed to be laid horizontally. Ensure that TVs are packed upright as they are designed. Your furniture removalist will be able to help with advise on packing TVs.
Tip#36 – Pathways Clear At New Residence
Ensure all pathways are clear for the removalists to have easy access to your house. This will save you time and money, ensure that no injury occurs to the removalist and will provide an all-round pleasant experience for everyone.
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