Moving to a new place can be a pretty daunting experience. Even the thought of moving to an unfamiliar place can be quite scary. New faces, new places.
But moving can also be quite exciting. The new location allows you to explore and experience new things. You can establish new relationships and put down new roots. You can also look forward to having a renewed perspective and vigour for life.
Start fresh on your next move
When you are thinking of moving to a new place in Australia, whether to a nearby suburb or interstate countryside, we at Adams & Rofe can be your trusty helper. With over 40 years of experience in removals and storage, you are assured that you have a team of highly skilled and trustworthy interstate removalists by your side, every step of the way.
Let us share with you some helpful solutions to make your interstate move as painless and smooth as possible:
1. Plan well
You have to start with the right footing.
Do your homework and research on the place that you are moving to. Knowing the weather, the topography, and even the cultural quirks of a new place can help you decide on what to pack and prepare for.
Will you need that heavy parka? Do you need to bring your bulky surfboard? Is your existing furniture the right size for the new floor area of your house? You need to check these things out so you can make more informed decisions. There is no use lugging around your piano when you only have enough space for the bare necessities.
Start to think about these things early on so you won’t need to cram. It is better to get a head start so you can be more strategic in your packing.
2. Pack smart
It is not enough to just throw all your belongings in one box, get up, and go. Well, maybe, that is, if you actually only have just a boxful of things!
However, if you are not one of those people who move to a new place with only a handful of their prized possessions with them, then you need to use your smarts when packing. You don’t just need brawn when packing. Using your brains is equally important as that will help you decide what to pack, when to pack, and how to pack.
Make use of what is readily available. You can also use large-lidded containers in addition to the moving boxes you already have. Or instead of using bubble wrap, you can also opt to use thick towels to wrap fragile items or act as fillers inside the boxes.
Safety considerations: For safety and security, do not pack flammable or explosive items in cartons. Remove batteries from devices. Separate heavy items from light ones and store them in heavy-duty containers. More importantly, label each box (e.g. John’s bedroom or kitchen utensils) so it will be easier for you and the removalists to know where to put them in the new place.
Pack according to a system, whether by person or by room or in the most convenient order that makes sense to you. While going through the items, you can also sort them. Some items you will bring with you, some you can give away, and maybe some can be thrown into the rubbish bin.
3. Secure storage
You can also opt to store your seasonal items or those that you have no use for in your new place. At Adams & Rofe, we can also arrange for storage of your items in our safe and secure storage facilities.
Storage units like ours can be rented for the short term or long term. Our modern and spacious units will keep your belongings in the same condition, as they were, when you handed them to us.
Accredited by the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA), you can be sure that we are committed to excellence and adhere to stringent standards when caring for your material possessions.
Delicate items like white-coloured furniture are given the special attention they need. Everything that you leave in our care is wrapped in furniture felts, and is kept safe from dust, dirt, and pests through our regular inspections.
A full list of your stored items is also given to you for your reference.
4. Be systematic
When preparing for a move, you also have to make sure that the place you are moving into is clean and ready.
This is important so you and the removalist team can just plug and play all your items into their proper places. You won’t need to waste time scrubbing walls and wiping dusty surfaces.
When you have properly labelled your boxes during the packing stage, then you can easily organise them while you unpack.
5. Ask for assistance
Moving will require more than just a pair of hands. It will be good if you have friends or family who can help you with moving your home items. However, not everyone is well-versed in the intricacies of proper moving.
The best route to take is to enlist the help of professional removalists. At Adams & Rofe, you are assured that only the best trained staff will handle your items with exquisite care. At the same time, we also offer complementary services that will make your move even smoother and stress-free.
From packaging materials, packing, piano removals, pet and car transport, to insurance matters, you can be sure that you are covered. We can even take care of cleaning the house you vacated, so you can confidently turn over the keys to the new tenants or owners.
Similarly, you can also sigh with relief with our valet unpacking service. If you do not have the time nor the inclination to attend to the nitty gritty of unboxing your belongings, let us do the work for you. Our team of trustworthy members will organise and set up your new home for you. All you need to do is step into a clean and functioning house.
Make the right move
Change is constant. Moving to a new place will bring about a change in you, the people around you, and even the lifestyle that you lead.
Going through change can be challenging. But moving into a new home need not be painful and stressful. There are solutions that will help you make the transition as smooth as can be.
The help of professional interstate removalists, for one, can make the load of moving a lot lighter. Knowing that your possessions are in good hands, you can look forward to a brighter beginning. With years of experience and expertise, you can be sure that at Adams & Rofe, you just made the right move.
Start now, and contact our Smeaton Grange office for a free initial quote!