Here are our best tips for moving house – getting all your packing materials early is a good idea.
Forster Tuncurry Removals and Storage can provide everything you need, from new and used cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tape and all the other materials you’ll need to pack up your household goods.
Take the opportunity while packing to get rid of items you no longer use. Sell, donate or throw these items away, don’t take unwanted clutter to the new house. If you can’t get rid of the junk before the move label the box ‘to sell or donate’ so you don’t unpack it.
7 Steps to help you move
Step 1. Colour code the boxes to make it easy to identify which room they belong in.
Step 2. Label each box with the room it belongs to along with the contents on the top and side of the box.
Step 3. Get the removalists to put the boxes directly into the room labelled on the box, this will help make the unpacking process more manageable.
Step 4. Don’t make boxes too heavy, it’s easy to fill them up but consider how much they will weigh, you don’t want the bottom to break away.
Step 5. Tape cables to electronics to prevent the confusion of what cable belongs to which electronic item.
Step 6. Wrap breakables – use clothes, tableclothes and towels to wrap around breakables. Wrap artwork and large items in blankets to save space.
Step 7. Take photos of display cabinets so you know how to organise them at the new house and to remember where cables go, take photos of how the electronics cables are connected to easily know how to reconnect them at the new house.
Hot Moving Tip: Don’t take clothes off their hangers – use a bin liner to wrap around clothes to easily transport. Wrapping them from the bottom will help prevent losing any clothes that might slip off the hangers.
Finish it all before moving day – don’t leave any packing for the day of the move. Have everything ready the night before. The removalist team from Forster Tuncurry Removals can pack up an entire house in a few hours if you prepare well.
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Need to move home? Want to use a professional moving company backed by 40 years of local knowledge ? Perhaps you have answered yes but with the current climate the costs might be out of reach for you !
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To get the most from your professional removalists, there are a few things you can do to make the packing and unpacking more efficient and your move less stressful.
One Month To Moving Day:
Give yourself a month or more before moving day for these tasks:
Book your Forster Tuncurry Removalist team and let them know of any special requirements in advance of moving day.
Organise contents and household insurance for your new home.
Notify the electoral office of your new address ad well as Services NSW for change of driver’s licence details and car registration. Contact your energy and internet providers or have yur real estate agent organise these transfers for you.
Complete a floor plan of your new home for furniture placement and measure the spaces to ensure your furniture will fit, particularly the fridge. Make sure your large items will fit through the doors and if in doubt, talk to the team at Forster Tuncurry Removals for advice before moving day.
Prepare an inventory of everything you own, noting any scratches or dents.
Make a note of any precious items that require special care to move.
Dispose of everything that you don’t need. Call your local council to check on street verge pickups, charity shops for unwanted furniture and clothing and your local waste management site for any information about disposing of items, such as car batteries, old paint and electrical goods.
Gas cylinders and air bottles should be empty with valves open, dispose of all flammable liquids such as garden chemicals, paint, paint thinners, cleaning fluids, bleach, fuel and aerosols
Use up all that frozen food and anything in the cupboards that you don’t want to take with you.
Having a folder for all your moving documents is a good idea – it’s easy to lose rack of details when moving day arrives.
Arrange to have your mail redirected to your new address and cancel or redirect subscriptions.
Organise key collection time and settlement date with lawyers or your real estate agents as this will determine your moving day.
If leasing, arrange a property inspection and book cleaners.
Packing and Unpacking: Before Moving Day
Organise your carton and packing materials. Forster Tuncurry Removals has an ample supply of everything you’ll need to pack before moving day.
Label every carton clearly, on the tape, as to contents and its room destination and prepare an inventory list of each carton.
Use ziplock bags for securing little things like screws, nuts and other easily lost items.
Pack lighter items in large cartons, heavier items in small cartons, heavier items on bottom.
Dismantle furniture that comes apart – remember to tape screws in an obvious location or label and place in an essentials carton with TV, sound system remote controls, bed legs, shelf supports, keys to furniture cabinets and manufacturers instructions for reassembly of items.
A great idea is a ‘survival kit’ with everything you’ll need to keep you and your family comfortable on moving day – a kettle, tea and coffee, breakfast foods, special children’s toys, school needs, pet leads and bowls, bathroom necessities, mobile phones, medications, snacks, corkscrew, spare light globes, scissors, tools, toilet paper.
Small valuables and personal items can go with you in the car.
Arrange access and parking for the removalist’s truck.
Defrost and empty out your refrigerator and use a portable esky to keep what you need on the day fresh . Clean the oven and have a vacuum on hand for last minute cleaning.
Unplug and tie up appliance cords.
Keep cash on hand for last minute expenses and make sure you have organised payment for the removalists.
Load kitchen boxes last so they are first off the truck.
Lock all doors and windows, turn off hot water system if required and do a last minute check of all the tops of cupboards, garden area, sheds and garage.
Return all keys to the Real Estate Agent or new tenant. Lock house, turn off power, tighten all taps, check gas and electrical and make sure you have left the remote and any other items required for the new tenants.
Finally, say goodbye to the neighbours!
Give clear directions to your removalist team about where you want items placed and stacked.
Check your inventory and before the removal team leaves, make sure everything has been unloaded and you are happy with the job.
Assemble beds and make up as soon as possible.
Settle children and pets with familiar items for reassurance.
Keep cats inside for a few days.
Check that you have all keys and relevant instructions to your new residence.
Contact your new local council for garbage collection information and then say g’day to your new neighbours!
Here at FTR we are proud to have ability to keep growing our businesses and offering locals the opportunity to work at a well established business.
With that said we would like to welcome aboard 3 more new members to our team (Andrew, Trey and Dave) who are already proving to be assets to our business and see bright future for them all.
On another note we wish to congratulate Troy for recently obtaining his Mr licence and successfully completing his first Solo overnight trip.
All four of the men have the advantage of being trained by some the industries best and join our long established team and crew members – a quick shout to Ray, Dirk, Rhys, Sean, Tom, Heath, Josh and Matt S – Keep up the good work and those glowing Testimonials coming in.
When moving in the Twin Towns of Forster – Tuncurry be sure to call Forster Tuncurry removals and storage, with over 40 Years of Trading in the Forster local area we know how to make your move happen smoothly.