Moving house locally can be a stressful time, but relocating interstate can be much worse. Trying to fit a house-load of furniture into a truck can be seemingly impossible, and when moving hours away you might not have the option to take multiple truck loads of furniture and boxes. So what to do with all your furniture?
Have A Garage Sale
Do you have more furniture than you really need? Or is it time to update your old lounge suite? Perhaps you have an extra toaster hiding in the back of your kitchen cupboard or a spare television that never gets switched on. Reduce the amount of furniture and other household items that need to be moved by holding a garage sale. If you have valuable items that you no longer need, consider advertising them elsewhere so you can sell them for a higher price. Not only will holding a garage sale give you extra funds to assist with the costs of moving (or to buy new furniture once you have moved into your new home), but this could also save some of the moving costs.
Preparing Your Furniture For Transport
Before you move, you will want to prepare your furniture so the chances of damage are minimal during the removal. If you have furniture that can be dismantled (such as beds or outdoor playsets), dismantling will save space in the truck. When dismantling furniture, if there are small pieces like nuts and bolts, place them into a labelled plastic bag and either tape the bag to the furniture or place in a box that has items from the same room. Check how heavy your cabinets and drawers are; if they weigh over 50 kilograms, you should empty the contents to make them lighter (and safer) to move. If they weigh less than 50 kilograms, keep the items inside the cabinets/drawers, as this will space space on the truck.
If you are hiring removalists, they may be able to do all the packing and dismantling for you.
Hiring a truck and moving your furniture yourself (with the help of some mates) can be a cheaper option of moving if you have a few days to spare. If you have a lot of furniture, it may be tricky to fit it all into the truck along with boxes of clothes, appliances and other items–this is particularly important if you are moving a fair distance away and want to move everything in one go. If the idea of how to fit all your belongings into a removal truck stresses you out, you may decide to seek the help of professional interstate removalists instead.
Hiring Interstate Removalists
Professional removalists can help your moving day be as less stressful as possible. Although they are more expensive than doing all the work yourself, professional furniture removalists are efficient and know how to make your moving day less stressful. Many removalists will do all the packing for you, and they know how to pack a truck efficiently to fit as much of your belongings on there as possible. They may also have access to larger trucks, if you have a lot of furniture and want to make the move in one trip.
To save on moving costs when preparing for interstate removals, the best strategy is to reduce the amount of belongings you have to move. If you still have a lot of furniture, consider the services of interstate removalists, like Aussiemove International Movers SA Pty Ltd, who will be able to efficiently pack the removalist truck so you can move house quickly and without stress.