Local Removals Darwin: 5 Steps to a Stress Free MovePosted on 14 April, 2015 in
When you're moving home there are no miracle shortcuts at hand – which is probably why moving can be one of the most stressful ordeals you'll go through. Even local removals in Darwin and Palmerston can put your stress meter into overdrive. Still, you don't need a miracle to reduce the stress of moving, you just need to master the planning process (or, at the very least, take advantage of these five stress-busting tips).
Make your inventory bulletproof
Still undecided on what you're taking with you and what you're leaving behind? Well, now's the time to buckle up and get organised. There's no tip-toeing around this task and our advice is to be as ruthless as you can. Your inner hoarder may scream at you but at least your wallet will be smiling.
Preparing a bulletproof inventory of everything you intend to take will help removalists provide you with an accurate quote. And if you take our advice and be ruthless, you'll even save yourself a few bucks by not transporting any items that will just gather dust or end up in the trash anyway.
Map out the blueprint for your new home
A lot of people get so absorbed with moving out they actually forget that they're also moving in! If you don't map out where everything will go in your new home then you could have a recipe for chaos on your hands.
Make sure you take all the measurements you need. Check that all your furniture will fit through doorways and stairways, and draw a floorplan for your removalist, so they know where to put all your stuff. Disaster averted! Plus, you'll have the peace of mind that your favourite sofa will make it through the front door.
Arrange a home inspection and get a written quote
For a removalist to do their job properly they need to know exactly what they're moving and how they're going to go about moving it. For that to happen, you're going to need to arrange a home inspection so your removalist knows what they're up against.
If you choose a local removal company based in Darwin or Palmerston then they will be able to travel to your home with ease. Once your removalist is fully aware of the task at hand you should ask for a written quote. Any reputable removal company will give you a quote in writing well in advance of your moving date.
Book early and avoid peak periods if you can
People are busy moving home every day and most need the help of a local removalist to transport their belongings across town. Keep that in mind when planning your move and make sure you book your removalist as early as you possibly can, preferably as soon as you have a confirmed moving date.
It's also worth knowing that holidays and the last week of the month tend to be the busiest time for removal companies. If you can, try to avoid moving during these periods. If you really have to move during peak times then be smart and book early!
Stay in touch with your removal company
Choosing a local removal company in Darwin or Palmerston doesn't always mean you'll stay in touch. However, maintaining an open line of communication with your removal company is important to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Notify your removalist of any changes (even small changes can make a big difference on moving day) and make sure you fully understand what the plan is before moving day. Communication is a two way street and you and your removal company should both be aware of exactly what you're moving, when you're moving it, and how long it will take.
Enjoy the bliss of a stress free move
We've given you the tips now it's just up to you to act on them! But trust us, we know the difference between a poorly organised move and one planned to perfection, and you really don't want to endure the former! The only final tip we have is to make sure your present on moving day to oversee everything. The last thing you want is to walk into your new home to find out the bedroom you mapped out is now your living room!
Need a hand with it all? Well, you're in the right place. We've been doing local removals in Darwin and Palmerston for years! Get a full quote today or give us a call on 08 8931 1133 and find out how we can help you enjoy the bliss of a stress free move!