Moving House – Top Tips for a Smooth Transition

Relocating can be a very stressful time, we can all agree on that and if you are planning to sell your home and relocate, there is a lot to prepare. Of course, a lot depends on the scope of the move; a single person moving into an apartment is one thing while moving a large family is something else altogether.

Here are a few tips to help you handle the relocation.

  • Choosing a removalist – The key to a smooth move is choosing a good removal contractor. One that handles the packing and supplies packing materials, while having experience with inter-state removals is essential. Check out the online reviews when looking at removalists, as this gives you an insight into their services while making sure they have adequate resources to carry out the operation. The best way forward is to ask 3 contractors to quote for the move, then you can make an informed decision.
  • Leaving the old home – If you have been renting the property, you need to call in a professional cleaning company for an end-of-tenancy clean, which should see your deposit returned. If you have sold the property, make sure everything is as agreed when you hand over the keys. It can be an emotional moment as you leave the house for the very last time, leaving behind many great memories.
  • Preparing the new dwelling – Contact the best window cleaning in Adelaide and ask them to add your new home to their list of customers, while you can also ask a professional cleaning company to give the new abode the once over, so it is ready for occupation. It goes without saying that the utilities need to be connected up and running, ready for your arrival.
  • Create a ‘to go’ inventory – Moving house is the perfect time to declutter and prior to contacting the removal company, create a list of items to go and items that are to be sold or donated to charity. This is the list that the removal company require, as without it, they cannot quote for the operation. 
  • Packing – We recommend you allow the removals team to handle the packing, as they have the experience and know how to safely pack delicate items. A good removal company would supply all packing materials while using their own system of labelling to ensure the crates end up in the right rooms. 
  • Pre-packing – If at all possible, it is always a good idea to pack items ahead of time; if you work through all your possessions and decide what can be pre-packed, these items can be prepared and possibly stored at the removal contractor’s premises, waiting for the big day.

Once you have found an established Australian removal company, the rest should be easy and with their expertise, the move will be a smooth operation and you and your family can move on to the next exciting chapter of your lives.