Choosing a Removal Firm for Your Interstate Move


Moving house is an exciting prospect, but it can also be a lot of work. From registering your new address to packing up your belongings, there's a lot to do. One way to take some of the stress out of moving is to enlist the help of a removals firm that offers interstate removal services. These three tips will help you find the removalist that's right for you and prepare your home for a painless move. 

Choosing a date

If possible, start shopping for interstate removal services as soon as you have a rough timetable for your move. The earlier you begin, the more choice you'll have when selecting move dates, allowing you to choose a timetable that fits both your schedule and your budget. As your move date approaches, choices may become more restricted and prices could go up. During busy periods, interstate removalists can be booked months in advance, so the earlier you get started the better chance you'll have of getting the dates you want.

Selecting services

Hiring movers makes the process of an interstate move much simpler, but not all removal services are alike. Even a single firm may offer a wide range of different services. Talk to your removalists about what you're going to need from them. For instance, you may decide that you want your removal firm to take care of everything, from packing your belongings to furniture transport services. Alternatively, you may decide to pack up your household yourself and simply have your removal firm collect and transport the container. You may want your removalists to provide you with boxes and other packing supplies, or you may prefer to gather these supplies yourself. If you're not sure what services you'll need, talk to your removals firm; their experience will be one of your most valuable assets during the moving process. 

Preparing for your move

Once you've made arrangements with your removalists and settled on a date, it's time to take care of the tasks a removal services company can't handle for you. These include transferring your driver's license, updating your car registration, notifying the Electoral Commission and more. Although these tasks can seem challenging when you look at them together, each one takes only a short time. Split them up and spread them out over the period leading up to your move. By doing one or two at a time, you'll be able to clear out the vast majority of your paperwork before moving day even arrives. 


18 November 2020

Storing old books

My dad was a huge collector of old books. He had such a beautiful collection when he passed away, and he left it all to me. I don't have enough space to display them yet, but I do want to hold onto them so that when I have enough space I can set up a library at home and really enjoy them. This blog is all about how to store old books for a long period of time, so that they stay in great condition. I hope it will be useful for other people with big collections of vintage books.