Moving Day Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks from Experienced Removal Companies 

couple exhausted from packing
couple exhausted from packing

Let’s face it – moving is a pain. It’s stressful, it’s exhausting, and you quickly find out how much stuff a person (or family) can accumulate. How many snowboards does a Queenslander really need?

However, on the other side of moving day, a new adventure awaits. But you have to get there first. These tips from experienced Brisbane removal company, All Purpose Removals, are designed to make the move as stress-free as possible. Read on to find out how! 

Don’t just search up “removal company near me” 

It seems like a reasonable place to start, but the first listing that pops up in your search is not always the best one. There are too many horror stories about the perils of using careless or unreliable removal companies to simply choose the closest or cheapest one. 

If you want a smooth and stress-free move, do your research! Read the reviews. Gather quotes. Only then can you make an informed decision. 

Box and label with great care 

A great move starts with clever packing. A colour coded labelling system is a great place to start. When you label by room using coloured stickers, your removalists can easily differentiate between boxes and distribute them to the correct rooms. 

Quality boxes and packing supplies are an investment you’ll want to make to avoid flimsy boxes collapsing under the weight of your belongings. A mid-move box blowout could mean valuable items get broken. It could also mean your new neighbours get to see the contents of your underwear drawer lying on the footpath before you’ve had a chance to exchange hellos. Awkward.  

Removal companies can be upsetting for children 

Little people can experience big emotions when moving homes – especially watching their beloved possessions being packed away by strangers. This is completely understandable but not particularly practical on moving day. If it’s an option, have your kids stay with friends or family on the day of the move to shield them from what can be a busy and overwhelming environment. Finding a pet sitter for the day is also a great idea.  

Once the move is done, have your child’s most precious belongings unpacked and easily accessible for them at the new place. The familiarity of their favourite toys and bedtime stories can make the first night in a strange new house much easier.  

The great “last box to go on the removal truck”

Keep one box aside to put the “last minute stuff” in like cups (moving is hot work), leftover bags, packing tape, moving paperwork and anything you need for the drive to the new place (eyeglasses, keys, access codes, etc). You could also keep some toiletries and PJs in there in case you are just too tired to start unpacking!

Need help moving? Brisbane removals company All Purpose Removals take the stress out of moving day! Get a quote today