Relocating and moving can be simultaneously exciting and surprisingly stressful. If you’re moving from one home to another within the same city, or even to an adjoining suburb, the entire process from start to finish can take anything from days to weeks.
Many people don’t initially realise just how complicated moving can be. Of course there are big items in your home, like furniture and white good appliances, that need to be physically moved, but there’s also almost always a surprising amount of additional stuff that needs to be packed properly and moved carefully. Not to mention the truck hire, parking, and unpacking!
Then there’s interstate relocation. Once you start crossing state borders and moving long distances, the complications increase and you’d be forgiven for feeling the beginnings of a migraine forming in your head.
Luckily there are specialist interstate removalists Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne or any other city in Australia, like our professional team at Packers and Movers Brisbane. If you are, however, still only in the planning stages of your interstate move, make sure to familiarise yourself with our important checklist of things you need to know about interstate removals.
There’s plenty to be excited about when moving cities and states, but that excitement can often be lost in the tumult and stress of actually moving. Why not take the opportunity while you’re travelling from state to state to take a little break? Organise a holiday on the way. Stop over at a relative or friends house, or just check into a resort or hotel for a few days. Seeing as you’re packing up anyway, why not load the car and go on a mini road trip? You can design your specific holiday any way that suits you.
There’s a ton of stuff to organise before, during and after your interstate move. That’s why we strongly recommend you take some time, while you’re in a familiar environment to get to know the city that you’re moving to. Thanks to the ever-wonderful internet, Google street view, online eatery registries, and attraction reviews there’s not much you can look into before moving to a place. Nothing, of course, will replace the need to explore once you’re actually on the ground in your new home, but it will be invaluable to help your acclimatisation to gain as strong an understanding and accurate an expectation beforehand.
Some brave souls might choose to pack, move and unpack themselves, but for most people the thought it understandably terrifying. The right removalist company will ensure that your experience is as stress free as possible. So, how do you evaluate which company is the right choice for you? Try answering these questions:
Take the time to do your due diligence with any interstate removalist company you’re considering. Check out their website, view their services and have a chat with them on the phone. The best companies will offer free quotes and project appraisals so you have some idea of what they can and can’t do and what price they can do it at.
A lot goes into packing, removalist services and moving. We’ve found that the customers who ask lots of questions and are able then to put their concerns at ease find the entire moving experience a lot less stressful and more enjoyable. The more questions you can ask upfront to clarify exactly how everything is going to work, the quicker and more efficient the actual process of moving will be.
Asking questions isn’t just about helping yourself with more knowledge and a greater understanding. It also means your removalist company will be able to understand your needs and expectations better and adjust their approach or plan for the job accordingly. While there may always be questions during the process of interstate moving, questions being asked late in the day could cause preventable delays.
Moving homes and changing lifestyles, especially if it’s from one state to another, can be difficult for children. Change is hard and children often don’t have the maturity their parents do to deal with the anxiety that change causes to their lives. Try involving them in the process of moving. Let them understand and take part in the inventory cataloguing and packing. By using a professional interstate removalist company to do the hard work for you, you can focus more on providing support for your children. Make it fun and an adventure and don’t forget to keep a couple of their favourite toys out so that they can play with them on the move while everything else is packed up.
By the same token, pets can also need readjusting to changes in environments and home, not to mention the stress of the actual journey. We recommend, depending on your type of pet and their natural disposition, checking in with your local vet for tips and advice for moving and travelling with your pet.
Yes, moving can be stressful. Yes, it can be exhausting. But it can also be exciting.
Remember to breathe deeply and just take one small step at a time. Everything will fall into place–especially if you choose a professional team to help you. Don’t obsess about the enormity of the task, just break it down into little jobs to do and you’ll see that it’s not actually such a big deal. Thousands and thousands of people move interstate every year, and you can do it too!
Ready to get started on your adventure? Contact the experts in interstate removalists Brisbane to Sydney today on 0411 182 208. We’ll do all the work, so you can enjoy the journey!
Our team are committed to being the Stress Free Brisbane Removalists. Research has shown that moving house is one of the most stressful situations we have to deal with in life so it makes sense to look at ways for taking the stress out of moving. With moving there are so many areas involved i.e. finding a new home, packing, moving, finding a removalist, disconnecting and reconnecting services, new neighbourhood and more and juggling all of that as well as day to day life adds immense stress.
Whether it’s packing up all of your belongings, loading the removal truck or figuring out where everything should go in your new home, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a completely overwhelming experience. That’s where Packers & Movers Brisbane come in! We are professional pre packers and removalists in Brisbane that deliver a first-class service every time to our customers.
Here are 6 reasons why you should work with us as your stress free Brisbane Removalists.
With over 18 years of experience and over 3,000 customers, we know how to get the job done. We are efficient and careful with your belongings, and will take excellent care of your household items. Throughout our years in this business we have developed an efficient, smooth pre packing method to help relieve your stress. We will come in the day before your removal to pre pack your belongings and arrange your furniture so it’s ready to be uplifted the following day. On the day of your removal, we will load everything onto our truck and when we arrive at your new home, we will unload and place your furniture where required and we can also unpack for you on the same day.
At Packers & Movers Brisbane , we are fully insured, including loading and unloading insurance (this is not standard in the industry). We also offer an “If We Break It or Damage it, We Will Fix It” guarantee. This all comes at no cost to you, which is yet another way we remove all possible stress from your big day!
Our teams of 2-3 professional pre packers will arrive at the agreed time, and will pre pack according to your requirements.
On the day of your removal you can be guaranteed we will turn up at the agreed time with either 2-4 removalists, load the truck in an efficient manner. Our removalists share a passion and have pride to deliver an excellent service.
Our teams provide local removals on an hourly rate basis, and interstate removals are by fixed quote. We believe that hourly rates are often less expensive than quoted rates for local moves, and this helps us maintain our guarantee that there will be no hidden charges. You only pay for the hours worked. All our prices include GST. Weekends and public holidays may attract additional or extra charges.
All pre packing, unpacking and removal services have a minimum charge of three hours. Travel and tolls are an additional charge. We accept payment by cash EFTPOS, or credit card. A bank surcharge of 2.5% is payable for all card transactions. Payments will be made at the completion of the job.
Many companies will have you sign contracts that include fine print and extra fees. Not here at Packers & Movers Brisbane ! There are no hidden costs for our services even if your new home has stairs or if you have particularly heavy items. We embrace the stairs and could always use a good workout!
Because we are an owner-operated business, we are highly connected to our clients. Unlike large companies, we get to spend time learning about our client’s specific needs and desires and can deliver exactly what is required. Thanks to our talented, professional & experienced pre packers and removalists, we can offer small to large trucks, to better suit your removal needs and offer a stress free removal experience.
Interested in our services? Get in touch today!
Are you moving to a new house? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Packers & Movers Brisbane can remove the overwhelm and create a stress free moving and packing experience.
Moving to a new house is high on the stress levels. To maintain your composure you need a plan.
Here are some practical tips for your pre-planning:
1. Book your removalist. They are hard to employ on short notice.
2. Estimate the number of boxes you will need. Use quality boxes to save damage to your items and remove the issue of boxes falling apart during the move. Ask us about our cheap rate for quality moving boxes.
3. Work out a colour code system for each room. For example, a box with a yellow square of A4 coloured paper pasted on it will belong in the kitchen. You can show the removalists which room each box belongs in. This will save heaps of time and make unpacking and storing easy.
4. Have a container that can be carried from room to room. In it place, packing tape, ruler, coloured paper ( use to label boxes) scissors, Stanley knife, small stickers, stapler , black marking pens, Sellotape, pens. Train yourself to keep the contents in the box.
5. Sort belongings in each room and have neat piles for packing. Get rid of items you no longer need. Charity shops welcome goods and may come and collect them. This includes furniture. You could sell some goods on eBay and receive some cash for them.
6. Label each box with the type of content. A running sheet with box number, colour and contents will make it easy to find anything needed in a hurry. You can rate the importance of each box using stars. For example three stars for important, two for unpack soon. One star means the box can wait. Don’t mark the boxes with valuables in them and keep them as close to you as possible.
7. Make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy. Save your back and keep the bottom of the box intact.
8. The best rooms to begin with are the bedrooms.
9. Kitchen boxes can hold one heavy item and some lighter ones.
10. Use paper and old sox to ensure glasses won’t break.
11. Pillows and stuffed animals will protect precious items in a box.
12. If you have displays, you want to re-create in the new house take photos of the ones you have. Taking photos of electronic cords in place. Label each cord to prevent a lot of frustration and stress.
13. Put screws and small items in a zip lock bag and stick to the furniture they came from.
14. Empty drawer contents into one plastic bag and label the drawer they were in.
15. You can leave clothes on hangers and wrap in a bin liner. Label with small stickers.
16. Pack books can into a portable case with wheels. This makes them easy to move and to unpack.
17. If possible, draw a plan of the furniture for each room for the removalists. This means they can go ahead without you.
18. If possible, go to your new home and spring clean. Do this with the house empty.
19. Check the electric connections.
20. Prepare a snack box.
The best way to handle the stress of moving is to have help. Employ someone who can show you the shortcuts. A pre-packer is the person who can do that. Someone who will support you as you sort your belongings. An experienced pre-packer will help you organise your move. They will have checklists based on their experience. Our friendly Brisbane PrePackers are here to help you prepare and move with the least amount of stress possible.
As more and more home owners use our house packing services in Brisbane, we tend to hear of problems they have gone through when organising their move. One of the most common problems is moving with pets, particularly when you have children and pets!
For example, if you are renting and you have pets, it is important that you make sure that the landlord lets you have pets at your rental accommodation, particularly if you are moving to a unit or a gated community. As Brisbane Removalists, we come across many families who have to give up their pets because their new landlords won’t let them keep pets.
This is only one of the problems pet owners can face when they don’t think ahead. So if you are ready to book your packing services in Brisbane, here are 3 more tips to help you have a trouble free move with your pets.
House packing can become a chore, so it is important that you don’t get so wrapped up in your packing that you forget about the essentials for your pets when you move. If you are looking for Brisbane Removalists and house packing specialists, why not get a quote online today?
Most people hire furniture removalists when they move house, but not many consider hiring a firm that also provides packing services in Brisbane. It seems that not many people know that you can actually hire a removalist company to come in early and pack all of your belongings for you. This makes a huge difference to the logistics of your move and is definitely something to consider for your next house move.
If you are on the fence and not sure whether it is worth hiring a removalist company that also offers packing services in Brisbane, here are 5 real world benefits that will put you in a happy place.
1. Save time: If you have ever moved house before then you know how long it can take to pack for the move. It can seriously take weeks of packing to have everything ready for the removalist’s truck on the day and during all of this time you could be doing something better with your time.
2. Reduce stress: Packing up an entire household, a job that can take weeks, can be very stressful on the entire family. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and leave all of this worry to the removalist company that offers packing services in Brisbane and look forward to your move, rather than dread the weeks of packing.
3. No heavy lifting: Moving furniture around, filling and carrying boxes through the house and onto a truck are not jobs that most people look forward to when they move. Removalist’s companies that offer packing services in Brisbane know how to lift heavy loads correctly and they can bend and lift all day long without injuring themselves.
4. Family time: When you don’t have to spend weeks packing up all of your belongings, you can spend quality time with your family without becoming stressed, tired and cranky.
5. Enjoy your move: Wouldn’t it be nice to look forward to your move, rather than worrying about all of the logistics? Just imagine on moving day that everything has already been packed by someone else, is then loaded onto the trucks, and then unloaded and unpacked at your new home. How good is that?
It is always best to arrange movers and packers in Brisbane well in advance of the date that you will need them, as this way you can be pretty sure of booking your preferred date. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and you forget to book your furniture removalists until the last minute.
Then of course, it is a mad panic to try and hire someone in time for your move. With this in mind, here are 3 tips for quickly locating professional and experienced movers and packers in Brisbane.
1.Ask around your network: Just about everybody has moved at one time or another, and has usually needed to hire removalists. You are sure to come up with at least three or four names if you ask around your friends, relatives, neighbours and co-workers. Having recommendations from people you trust is a great way to find movers and packers in Brisbane.
2.Search online: This is a quick way to find furniture removalists in your local area and combined with any recommendations that you have already collected from your network, you should have a list of at least 3 or 4 that might seem suitable. At this stage it is important to check their websites to make sure that they offer all of the services you require, for example pre-packing, piano moving, local and interstate removals, and packing box hire.
3.Contact them: Talking on the phone is one of the best ways to judge a company and even if you are short on time, you don’t want to hire movers and packers in Brisbane that don’t come across as professional on the phone. The way they talk to you over the phone is a good indication of how they will treat you and your belongings, so don’t miss this step in your need to book someone quickly.
With these three steps you should be able to locate the best movers and packers in Brisbane for your move, and hopefully you will be able to book them for your desired date. At Packers & Movers Brisbane & Removals, we would love to hear from you, even if time is short. Call us on 04 1118 2208 today and find out if we have an available slot.
When you are trying to find piano movers in Brisbane, you want to make sure that you find the best movers, so you can relax and not worry about the move. Hiring a reliable removalist company to move your piano is always the best solution when you need to move such a heavy, cumbersome and delicate instrument, so you have made the right decision.
All you have left to do now is to locate experienced piano movers in Brisbane and you are good to go. To help you with your search, here are four easy tips that will make the whole operations run smoothly.
1.Ask around your network: Ask your friends, work mates and relatives for recommendations. We always respect the opinion of people we trust, so this is an easy first step in your search for a piano mover. You might come up empty, if no-one you know has needed to move a piano, so if this is the case, then you can search online.
2.Searching online: Put in your keywords “piano movers in Brisbane” and you should be able to find a few likely candidates straight away. Add these to your list and hopefully you will have at least three or four by the end of your search.
3.Check out their website: Just generally look around their website and decide whether it looks professional and whether they have taken the time to give you additional information that answers all of your questions. Piano movers in Brisbane who go out of their way to provide you with information, are the type of people who care about their customers, so this is a very positive move forward in selecting the right movers for your piano.
4.Call them on the phone: At this point you can make an online enquiry or even a booking with your chosen company, but if you are still on the fence then calling them on the phone and talking to them, usually gives you a push one way or another.
Finding the right piano movers in Brisbane can be time consuming, but with these four easy steps you should have the problem solved quickly and your piano safely in its new home.
Moving your family from one home to another can be a stressful time, so it is important to find the right furniture movers in Brisbane, and avoid leaving it to the last minute. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make when they are moving, and that is to keep putting off booking furniture removalists and then there is a mad dash at the end to find someone with an empty slot.
Hopefully, you will be able to find honest and reliable furniture movers in Brisbane at such short notice, but if you left it too late, they might not be able to fit in with your preferred time frame. So the first tip when you are moving house is to always arrange your removalists early.
To make your move run smoothly and to help you save as much money as possible, make sure that you avoid the following four mistakes commonly made by people who are moving house.
1.Packing everything: Without a doubt, there are going to be items of furniture, appliances and personal belongings that have seen better days and that you will most probably replace very soon anyway. These are the items that you can give away, sell or take to the tip, saving yourself money in transportation and removals costs.
2.Packing everything yourself: Packing and unpacking must be one of the most stressful parts of moving house and why bother putting yourself through the extra work and worry, when you can find furniture movers in Brisbane to do all of this for you?
3.Not marking your boxes: If you are going to pack everything yourself then you need to mark every single box, so you know which room it belongs in and also what is in the box.
4.Not checking insurances: When you hire furniture removalists, you need to make sure that they are insured for damages or losses during both transit and loading and unloading. Most moves will have transit cover, but not many advertise the fact that they don’t have cover for breakages during loading and unloading as well.
Avoiding these four common mistakes, when you are looking for furniture movers in Brisbane, will make your moving day stress free and wickedly simple.
When you are searching for moving services in Brisbane, you want to make sure that you hire a reputable company, because you are entrusting them with all of your furniture and belongings. As we all know, moving home can be a very exciting time in your life, so you want to make sure that everything runs smoothly and the only way you can do that is by hiring a first class furniture removalist company.
This is why Packers & Movers Brisbane are one of the leading moving services in Brisbane, because they have a solid reputation for taking great care with their customer’s furniture, for going above and beyond in the services they offer and for being fully insured in case of any unforeseen eventualities.
1.Experience and reputation: Of course you want to hire moving services in Brisbane with a lot of experience, but experience alone doesn’t equate with a good reputation. Packers & Movers Brisbane however, are renowned for their extensive experience as furniture removalists and have also built up a formidable reputation for being hardworking, honest and good at their job.
2.Extra services: One of the worst jobs when you are moving house is all of the packing you have to do. Packers & Movers Brisbane understand this problem, so they offer prepacking services to their customers and they come into your home and prepack everything for you.
This means that you don’t have to do a thing, except make sure that your personal items are safe and you have enough food for the moving day. Prepacking is one of the reasons why this company are one of the most popular moving services in Brisbane. They can also move heavy items of furniture as well, so if you have a piano or pool table that needs to be moved, you have everything covered with this company.
3.Insurance guaranteed: All good moving services in Brisbane should be insured against breakages or damage to your furniture and belongings during transit from your home to your new residence. Packers & Movers Brisbane however, go one step further and insure their loading and unloading services as well. No other furniture removalist gives you this type of complete insurance cover in Brisbane.
As you can see, Packers & Movers Brisbane have easily earned their place as one of the best moving services in Brisbane.
The majority of furniture removalists only load and unload your furniture and belongings, not many of them offer house packing services as well. This is a real shame because once you have experienced the full house packing and removalist’s service, you will always wonder how you ever moved home without this extra help.
What is house packing?
What normally happens when you hire a furniture removalist is that you have all of your furniture and other belongings ready to be loaded onto the truck. This can take days for you to have all of this ready, and you need to have it all completed so when the furniture removalists arrive they can load it all onto their truck.
At your new home, the furniture removalists then simply unload all of your furniture and boxes, hopefully placing the right furniture in the right rooms and you are left to unpack everything yourself. Again, this can take days for you to do and in the end, the packing and unpacking can add a lot of stress on your house move.
On the other hand, when you organise a furniture removalist who also offers house packing, then all of this additional stress goes away. A few days before your moving day, the furniture removalists come in and pack up everything for you, so you don’t have to lift a finger. Then they load all of your furniture and packed boxes onto their truck for transport to your new home.
At the other end, their house packing services mean that they not only unload all of your furniture, but they also unpack your belongings as well. How good is that? The amount of time this will save you is huge and instead of racing around trying to pack and unpack everything yourself, you can just wait for the removalists and then spend more time with your family.
In Brisbane, one of the best furniture removalists is Packers & Movers Brisbane and by their name you can already see that they offer house packing services, as well as furniture removals. So the next time you are moving house, make sure to call Packers & Movers Brisbane on 0411 182 208 and ask them about their house packing services.
Thelma Anderson is the owner and director of Packers & Movers Brisbane & Removals. She has extensive knowledge of the pre packing and the removal industry with over 14 years’ experience.
Thelma successfully operated removal companies previously for many years before venturing out and starting her own business.
Brisbane Pre-Packers offers a fully insured service throughout Brisbane and Interstate Australia which cannot be matched in personalised service or workmanship. 90% of Packers & Movers Brisbane & Removals work is supplied from repeat or referral clients.
On arriving in Brisbane July 1999, Thelma and her husband started a removal company based in Cleveland. This business achieved high standards with a fleet of trucks and in this time Thelma learnt to pre pack.
Over the years she kept her hand in pre packing as well as starting and operating other small businesses.
Thelma decided to return to pre packing fulltime back in 2006 obtained her own clientele and also contracted to Local and Interstate removal companies.
Three things in which you can expect when Packers & Movers Brisbane are contracted to do a Toll Pre Pack or Unpack.
It is these three core components which Thelma prides herself and her staff on offering every time they are hired to complete a pre pack or unpack. You will know that the packers will arrive on the day at the time required. Knowa professional team will pack your belongings with respect and care and know that Thelma’s standards required for this job will be carried out.
Packers & Movers Brisbane & Removals guarantees these three components are adhered to every time.
Thelma Anderson believes that this service and attitude can provide a client peace of mind knowing that their household items will be looked after and packed efficiently, professionally and you can rely on a owner/operator who believes the success of her company rests solely on being able to give the best possible service it can.