House Moving Tips

Planning

You are hiring our equipment, expertise and labour. Use it where you have to. Take into consideration your physical capabilities and the amount of time you can spare. Good planning and preparation will save you money!

Pack in good boxes

Lots of small open boxes (that cannot be stacked) take a lot longer to move than goods packed in the right sizes boxes. On the other hand, using boxes so large that they become overweight can dramatically slow down the moving process. Using proper removal boxes will not only help ensure a safe no damage move, but it also speeds up your move.

Reduce the number of items

Moving your small items yourself will reduce moving time. However, doing many trips in a car will end up costing you more than it would to have us move it, especially if you loaded the small items while the crew loaded the larger items. The number of items can also be reduced by tying loose items such as brooms and mops in bundles. Leave drawers in dressers.

Reduce the distance

Every trip to the truck takes time. If you have pre-packed your small items, try and have them near where the truck will park. Blocking entrances means we waste time when we arrive. Clear access ensures quick moving. Keeping small children and pets away during the move also helps.

Dismantling

Dismantle beds, mirrors from dressers, and other furniture items (those which had to be assembled when purchased) before your crew arrives. Losing small items, especially keys, is common when moving and is very frustrating. Keep all screws and bolts in bags, and remember where you put them. Put the hose off the washing machine inside the machine..

Fridges/Freezers

Do not defrost less than one week before moving. Water in the trays causes problems. On your moving day, near the end of loading, we will indicate when the fridge should be emptied. We will then load the fridge last, and unload it first. This minimises the time your goods are out of refrigeration.

Very heavy items

Leave heavy items (such as pianos, pool tables, large safes, etc) to the experts. When booking, please let us know about these items.

lat glass items

This includes plate glass, paintings, prints, table tops, and wall unit shelves. Simply leave them bare for us to handle. Never pack plate glass or glass front paintings in boxes.

Pot plants

Do not water them for a few days prior to the move.

Water beds.

If possible, siphon out. There is an easy way to do this – check with us. If your bed has baffles, carefully fold the mattress or leave it to us. If the bed has a timber frame, you may only need to loosen the screws to disassemble.