How To Pack Electronic Devices When Moving Home

How To Pack Electronic Devices When Moving Home

Electronic devices such as TVs, laptops, computers, tablets, video game consoles, and stereo systems, are all vital parts of modern homes. But, they are also usually very fragile and require special care when handling and packing them! Are you wondering how to pack electronic devices when moving home? We’ve got you covered.

While some people tend to worry about transporting their fine china or ornaments, most removalists Sydney to Brisbane understand the importance of moving your electronic items safely.

Besides some being heavy and bulky, it’s not the only thing to worry about. If you don’t pack items correctly, there is a risk mechanical failure may occur, due to a physical shock.

Most people believe that an idea must be dropped to be damaged, but that’s not the only way it can occur. There are other factors like shaking the device too much. Or environmental factors like rain, humidity, and freezing temperatures.

Here is a guide for how to pack electronic devices when moving home the right way.

Buy Packing Materials

The first thing you will need to do is to buy the packing materials so that you can properly pack your device.

It is important not to skimp or try and cut corners on packing materials. Trying to save a few dollars on some bubble wrap, can lead to a device worth thousands of dollars becoming broken or damaged.

You will need to buy:

  • Thick cardboard boxes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts
  • Strong Packaging Tape
  • Sealable Bags
  • Permanent Markers
  • Twist Ties
  • PVC Tape

Disconnect Your Electronic Devices

Make sure to switch off all of your devices and unplug them from the wall. Electronic devices need to be disconnected and sometimes dismantled before packing them. It’s recommended to go through the manufacturer’s manual first to check if there are any special instructions you need to follow before you disconnect, dismantle, and move your device.

If you’ve thrown out the manual (who hasn’t!), don’t worry, you can easily access most of them online now directly on the manufacturer’s website.

Take Photos

Before you start disconnecting all the cables, use your phone to take pictures of exactly how the cords connected to each device. Once you have, then disconnect all the cables, such as video, data, power, keyboards and any other devices.

When it comes time to set up the devices at your new home, you’ll be glad to have taken a few seconds to take the photos, as it makes it much easier to set everything up again!

Keep All The Accessories Together

Keep all the cables and wires for each device neatly together, Use twist ties to tie them, and then put them in sealable plastic bags. Also, be sure to label each bag, so you know which device the cables belong to. Place all the cables and wires into the same box as the electronic device which they belong with.

Don’t forget to remove any external storage devices or media like CDs, DVDs, and external hard drives from the electronic device. Keep them in their cases.
If you have any printers, remove the toners and ink cartridges and keep them in a sealable bag.

Protect Your Electronic Devices

Wrap each device carefully with bubble wrap or packing peanuts. Make sure you only use anti-static materials, and never use anything which can conduct electricity – this could damage your device.

Wrap each device individually. You should make sure that no two devices rub against each other. If they do, it may also lead to causing damage.

On the bottom of each box, place a thick layer or two of bubble wrap. If you no longer have the original box for the device, then instead you can use thick cardboard boxes. But be sure only to put one device into each box.

Carefully put your electronic device into the box. Use bubble wrap or packing peanuts to secure any gaps in the box. You should ensure that there is no empty space anywhere which would allow the device to move in transit.

This is a crucial step, and it’s often the main reason why electronic items get damaged in transit. It’s better to overfill each box not to have enough bubble wrap or packing peanuts.
Electronic Device Packing Tips:

  • Media such as CDs and DVDs are not able to handle hot temperatures. If you are moving during the extreme summer heat, then it’s a good idea to instead transport these items with you in your car
  • So you don’t lose remote controls, pack them with the device they belong to. To be super organised, put them in the plastic envelope which the owners manual came in.

Label Your Electronic Items

Next, make sure to seal the box using packaging tape. If the item is heavy, then reinforce the bottom of the box with a few layers of tape, to stop it breaking while being moved.

Label every box with a permanent marker what is inside, and also write FRAGILE and THIS SIDE UP. Do this on all sides of the box, and make sure also to draw a big arrow pointing upwards.

This will make sure that the removalists take extra special care when handling these boxes.

Moving Electronic Devices

It’s always recommended for professionals to take care of moving your electronics. They have been professionally trained to handle fragile and expensive items, as well any which are bulky and heavy.

Also, if it is raining outside,Removalists Sydney to Newcastle can wrap items such as large-screen TVs to give them protection from the elements.

If you are feeling nervous about packing your electronic devices, there are professional packing and unpacking services available. Next Level Removals have professional packing services at affordable prices. We take care of your items as if they were our own, and ensure they arrive safely at your new home. We also offer an unpacking service and can have them set up for you, without you ever having to worry if they will be damaged.

Electronics quickly become obsolete and upgraded. If you have any electronics you don’t wish to bring to your new home, the City of Sydney has tips for responsible rubbish disposal when moving house.

For packing and moving quotes, contact Next Level Removals today on 1300 005 400 or complete our online form.

7 Tips for Moving Interstate

7 Tips for Moving Interstate

Moving interstate in Australia is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life, and tips for moving interstate can help to put your mind at ease throughout the process. There are a number of different reasons people usually make the move to another state. Whether for a new job opportunity, cheaper house prices, or for a change of lifestyle.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the past 5 years around 43% of Australians have moved home. Whatever the reason for moving, there is a lot which must be carefully considered.

It’s important to first plan whether you can afford to move, and the cost of living in the new state. Also, can you afford the large expense of the moving process interstate?

Packing up your entire life to fit into a truck, can be a rather stressful time. We’ve made the process easier so that you don’t leave everything to the last minute.

Here are 7 Tips for Moving Interstate:

  • Plan Everything

A month before your move, start to make a list of everything you need to do before your move. You should do this before you even pack a single box. Last minute packing and moving is a complete nightmare. Work out how long everything will take you to complete, as well as on which days you will do each task.

Creating a checklist helps to make sure you don’t forget anything before you leave your home for the last time. It is also the best time to work out which tasks you can complete on your own. As well as which you need help from friends or family, or to hire a professional for.

  • Start Early

There is nothing more stressful than last minute moving. Moving is a very time-consuming process. It also requires a lot of patience and often takes longer than most people realize. This leads to frantically trying to do everything at the last minute with moving day fast approaching. Doing so can lead to you forgetting important things or losing or misplacing items. It can also cause damage to occur in transit due to not being correctly packed.

So make sure to avoid unnecessary problems, accidents, and bills. By giving yourself plenty of time, you can have everything done smoothly, and get rid of any time pressure.

  • Look For Help

If they are free and willing to lend a helping hand, friends and family can help make the moving process easier. They can also save a lot of time. If they come over to help pack and clean, buy some pizzas and drinks to thank them. It’s lucky to have friends and family help pack and clean your home. But it’s very unlikely for them to help you with the moving process interstate.

This is where it’s best to hire professional and reliable interstate movers. Be sure to get a few different quotes. But, don’t base your decision on price alone. Cheap removalists are often inexperienced, unreliable, and damage your possessions during moving.

Spending a little bit more money on a removalist who is professional and experienced will help reduce the stress of your move. After all, they will be handling your entire lifetime of possessions, so you need to make sure you can trust them.

  • Smart Packing

Instead of randomly picking things in boxes, it’s advisable to organise everything. This will make it easier to unpack everything when you arrive at your new home. It will also let you find something fast you may need before you leave.

Pack items in boxes together from the same home, and clearly label the boxes. This makes it easy to know where to put them in your new home.

Be sure to place the heaviest items at the bottom of each box, and also that each box is secure so that items can freely move around. Using bubble wrap or newspaper is great for this. Also, ensure that each box is properly sealed.

Also, if possible, disassemble large items, and pack them into smaller boxes. This will help reduce the amount of space you need, and possibly save you money by being able to hire a smaller truck for your interstate removal.

If you don’t have the time or need some extra help packing, removalists provide packing services. Professional packers will safely and securely pack for you before the move.

  • Check the Quarantine Laws

Australia has some of the world’s most strict quarantine laws. They also apply when moving
interstate.

Items such as plants, agricultural equipment, or animal products should not be brought to your
new home interstate. It’s possible they contain things such as soil or contaminants.
The rules and regulations for each state are listed on Australian Interstate Quarantine. Double
check exactly what you can and can’t take with you.

  • What Do You Need?

Moving interstate means you will need to sort through all your belongings. Then you need to
pack your life into boxes. While time-consuming, it provides the perfect opportunity to decide
what you need to bring with you, and also what you no longer want.

By either selling, donating, or throwing out old items, it will allow you to cut down on your
moving costs, as you won’t need to move as many boxes.

Also, with the money you make from selling items you no longer need, it will help reduce the
cost of moving.

  • Keep Your Important Items Separate

It’s a good idea to keep your important items separate to everything else, even if you are using
professional removalists. You should prepare a bag or box of your most essential items and
personally move this yourself. Include things which you will need to access on moving day.
Such as your mobile phone and charger, laptop/tablet, medications, and toiletries.

Also be sure to include all your important documents. Such as birth certificates, and passports.
Don’t forget sensitive information like financial records or medical documents.

It’s also recommended that you keep any sentimental or valuable items with you during the
moving process. This way you know that the most important things are safe at all times.

Be sure to know exactly where these items are at all times. So that you don’t have to go
searching through box after box in case an emergency arises.

By following these tips for moving interstate you will ensure that the moving process is a lot
easier and less stressful.

For professional and affordable interstate removalists, contact Next Level Removals today. Call
1300 005 400 or email info@nextlevelremovals.com.au for a free quote.

Moving House With Pets – Do’s & Don’ts

Moving House With Pets – Do’s & Don’ts

Moving house can be difficult even with just your human family. It’s even more challenging for pets. They don’t understand why everything in their home is suddenly changing and being moved around, which can cause them a lot of stress and anxiety.

In some cases moving home actually causes pets to go missing. They escape and try to return to their previous home. Also, it can cause behavioural problems or even cause them to have health problems.

During moving time, pets need a lot of extra attention to reassure them everything is ok. Cats and Dogs especially become very territorial and find moving house very disorientating and disruptive to their normal behaviour.

Luckily, there are many ways to make moving easier on your beloved pets and family!

These do’s and don’ts will help your pets settle into their new environment, and quickly feel at home.

 

DO’S When Moving With Pets

✔️ DO Ask a friend or relative to look after your pet on moving day. This will allow your pet to be out of the way, and allow you to have space and time needed for a move without worrying your pet will be in the way and a distraction. It also ensures your pet is away from any stressful situations and loud noises while being with someone they are familiar with.

✔️ DO Would you would rather keep your pet with you while you move? Have one room in your old house set aside for your pet. Keep the door shut to help reduce any noise or constant action. To help calm your pet be sure to also have their toys, food, water, and bedding in the room. Regularly check on your pet throughout the process too, and let them know they aren’t being punished.

✔️ DO Pack your pet’s items lastly, right before you move. Being around familiar blankets, bedding, and toys will help provide comfort.

✔️ DO Make sure your pet’s microchip and ID tag have been updated to include your new home address. In case your pet manages to escape your new house and try to make their way back home. It’s critical they can be identified should they become lost, so that they can be returned to you safely.

✔️ DO Give your pet plenty of attention and reassurance throughout the move – on moving day, and immediately after moving to your new home. Make them feel safe and comfortable throughout the process which will help them to adjust quicker.

✔️ DO Unpack all of the essential items first before your pet is introduced to the new house, if possible. Try to place furniture and other items in a similar layout to the old home. Seeing familiar things in a new environment will help your pet feel more comfortable and ease the transition.

✔️ DO make regular water and toilet breaks on the drive to your new home if it’s a long distance. Also, be sure that your pet is secure in the vehicle, and take into consideration the heat. Never leave your pet alone in a parked car, as the temperature can rapidly rise and have tragic consequences.

DON’TS When Moving With Pets

Make sure not to do any of the following when moving with pets or you can make them extra stressed, disoriented and scared.

X DON’T feed your pet right before you put them in the car to move. If they have just eaten, they are more likely to get sick. Pets, just like humans also can suffer from motion sickness.

X DON’T let your pet explore your new backyard before you’ve thoroughly checked it first. There is a chance it may not be secure. Inspect the fencing around the perimeter and walls. Also, check for any gaps in the fence or broken panels. When you let your pet outside for the first time to explore, go outside with them so that they feel more confident venturing out to explore their new surroundings.

X DON’T assume your pet will adjust right away to their new environment. It often may talk a while for them to settle in to feel at home. Pets are creatures of comfort. Give them plenty of time to relax and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. When you first move, try not to leave your pet alone as much as possible until they have comfortably settled in. Otherwise, it can cause a lot of anxiety.

X DON’T tell them off in the first few days if they start to chew on things or have an “accident”. It takes time for pets to adjust to change. In particular, for dogs, it causes them to become very stressed and anxious. At first, be sure to monitor the way your pet behaves, and also keep them in an area which has minimal furniture.

X DON’T change your regular feeding or walking routine if possible. By following your pet’s daily routine both in the days leading up to the move and also once you are in your new home, it will help to ease the transition and make it more manageable. It will also help your pet feel comfortable and more relaxed.

X DON’T wash their bedding until a few weeks after the move. This is so that they have something familiar to smell in the new house to help them settle in and feel at home.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you will help make the move to a new home more comfortable for your pet. For more advice on how to reduce stress for your pet and how to keep them relaxed and calm, it’s advisable to consult your vet.

Moving home is challenging enough on its own. With a pet, even more, planning and preparation are required. Are you looking for a removalist who make it easy to move with pets?

Next Level Removals are professional and experienced removalists, as well as animal lovers!

We have helped thousands of people move to a new home with their family and precious pets. We help to keep your animals as calm as possible during the move to keep the anxiety and stress to a minimum.

Get in touch with us today on 1300 005 400 or via our online contact form for an obligation free quote.

Taking care of valuable items when moving

Taking care of valuable items when moving

When getting ready for a move, your primary concern is to ensure a secure packing for everything. And when you are looking for a good removalist company online, the thought of how you are going to move your valuable items stays topmost in your mind. Packing and moving valuables is distinctly different from packing & moving standard furniture and belongings. Here is a guide that will help ensure that taking care of valuable items when moving doesn’t have to be too much of a stress point.

moving valuable items

Some valuable items that you should move yourself

When moving any valuables with a relocation company, there is a list of things that should ideally be with you, including:

  • Documentation such as employment contracts, stock certificates, contracts with financial institutions, ID’s, chequebooks, credit cards, securities, bonds, doctor & other vital records
  • Jewels and furs
  • Dollars and foreign currencies
  • Stamp or coin collections
  • Soft copies of data on your computer

Hire a professional removalist company with experience

Aside from these valuable items, there could be things like precious china, antique furniture and other valuables such as expensive décor or artwork, pianos and other costly musical instruments that have. Many people also have belongings that have sentimental value, and these too have to be moved securely.

Whether you are moving office or home, the one way to rest assured that all these things are moved safely is to hire the services of an experienced and expert removalist company for the job. These professionals have the training to handle all your valuable items with care. They will pack these items securely and carefully.

They will also affix “fragile” stickers or “this side up” etc. stickers to indicate that these are valuable or delicate items and need special care during the move. It is essential to inform the company that you are transporting these things, so their personnel will handle them with care and mark them accordingly as well.

Have Insurance

If you have some valuables like very expensive artwork, a grand piano or even any antique furniture etc. it’s a good idea to have these insured before the move. While a good removalist company will make sure that it transport these things correctly, its best to have insurance cover just in case something untoward occurs, and these pieces suffer damage.

Hire the experts

If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removalists Sydney or all 1300 005 400. We have been operating in this space for many years and focus on providing customised, cost-effective solutions for our customers. Next Level Removals have highly trained and experienced technicians on our team who can handle even the most complex removals with expertise and care. We are fully licensed and insured, and you can be sure that the experts are handling your furniture move with the utmost care.

Minimize the downtime in your business while moving

Minimize the downtime in your business while moving

An office removal can be very stressful for everyone involved; the entire office workings get topsy-turvy, and things are all out of place. You worry about who is going to field phone calls from customers and clients, deal with emails and manage all the other functions. Besides, there is a lot of work that needs to be done on a  daily basis, and no commercial establishment (office or any other business) can afford to lose working days even if it is for something as important as a move. While most of these things are unavoidable, there are some things that you can do to minimise the downtime in your business while moving. Here are a few useful tips:

  1. Seek out a company that offers weekend /night relocations

This is a straightforward solution that most credible removals companies offer. You can easily plan the move over a weekend or overnight (based on where your new office premises are located). You would only need a couple of staff members to supervise the removal, so your typical work week activities aren’t affected in any way.

Most companies have the equipment & tools to get the job efficiently done during the day; this means they will be even more efficient if they can pack and move everything after office hours when there is no one around, getting in the way of the technicians.

  1. Find a removalist who can offer you additional labour to get the job done quicker

A well-established removal company would be able to accommodate requests for an expedited move and can deploy other technicians on request. While these additional services increase the cost of the overall move, it reduces your downtime significantly, and you can start regular operations within a shorter timeframe. This means the impact on productivity and profitability is minimal. Some removals companies can also assign professional planners/coordinators who can help execute and monitor the process.

  1. Pack right!

Most removal companies provide labels that you can use on the boxes and items you pack. To ensure that every item is placed correctly at the new location, the movers give you numbered colour-coded labels that properly correspond with the floor plan at the new office location. You should encourage your employees to use bold markers to indicate the proper room numbers of everything that needs to be moved including floor mats, chairs, removable shelves, keyboards, glass desktops, and lamps. Place all the labels where they can be easily seen.

  1. Have all your items ready

If you leave all the sorting and packing for the last day, that can lead to chaos and the entire process will take much longer. This also means the technicians won’t be able to work efficiently which will increase the downtime as well. This is why it’s far better to ensure that all the items are packed and ready.

If you want to know more about packing and moving or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.

How to budget for your office or commercial relocation

How to budget for your office or commercial relocation

When moving office, it’s almost impossible to keep track of every little thing that might surface. But you can make the move as seamless as possible if you budget everything right. Here are a few pointers to follow:

  1. Create/download a template

It’s very easy to budget everything well when you use an online template. That will help you keep all your expense in one place, where they can be easily accessed as you would need to consult it often in the days leading up to the move.

  1. Be realistic about the removals cost

Some things you should do include:

  • It’s important to conduct a certain amount of research on different removal companies in your area and get quotes from multiple providers. While it may seem like adding the lowest amount to your budget is the best thing to do, you should add in the highest one so you have some buffer in case there are changes and you need some additional packing material or need to add some more items for removal etc.
  • Factor in extra services such as hiring the removalists for packing and unpacking, disconnecting and connecting PCs etc.
  • Include extra charges such as special transport arrangements (such as temperature-controlled trucks for transporting sensitive materials), on-site custom crating for expensive equipment, accommodating tight schedules, expediting the move or moving over a holiday.
  1. Include packing materials cost

Most removal companies will provide quotes with and without packing materials (as per your requirement) and many providers also include a certain amount of packaging in the quote as part of their standard services. If you plan to complete the entire packing project by yourself, the cost of all the required packing materials isn’t something you can ignore.

An office move involves a variety of packing materials such as bubble wrap, small/medium/large boxes, packing paper, furniture blankets, packing tape and stretch tape etc. All these supplies will cost a significant amount of money; but you might be able to get a very good deal and have them included in the quote and overall packing cost.

  1. Disconnecting and reconnecting your utilities

Aside from this, you need to ensure that all office repairs and cleaning is completed at the older premises; include the expense of disconnecting utilities at the existing office and reconnecting them at the new location.

All of these expenses can amount to a lot; the one way to reduce your stress is to examine your budget beforehand and allocate a little more than the estimated costs. In addition, look for a removal company that gives you packaging materials at the discounted rate. While some unexpected problems may arise, if you focus on budgeting for the move well, you will find that you have enough left over for contingencies and will be able to manage the move well.

If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.

How You Can Donate to Charity When Moving

How You Can Donate to Charity When Moving

When moving home we generally de-clutter and discard a number of items that we no long have any use for. Kitchen items, toys and old clothing are a large percentage of the things we discard while moving. While it’s great to take the opportunity to de-clutter when moving home, we also tend to throw away a large number of perfectly good items in the bin. But it’s possible to put these to better use- why not donate them so someone less-fortunate than you   It’s a great feeling to know that you are helping others.

When you are moving house, you go through the process of sifting through heap loads of belongings. As we grow older and our family size increases, we end up collecting a lot of things and also have multiples of certain items. We often start cleaning our closets and find clothes that haven’t been touched for years; but we don’t throw them away and they just get put back in the closet again.

In addition we also end up collecting a number of things we don’t need such as books, old TV’s, shoes and more. Only when we start packing during a move do we realise that there are so many excessive things that are in perfectly good shape that we have no use for any longer. These are the things you should consider donating to charity when moving.

The charities

Some of the charities many our clients donate their unwanted belongings to  are:

  • Red Cross Australia– Red Cross Shops rely on the local communities to donate items for them to sell. Some of the items you can donate to them include good quality summer and spring clothing and accessories and homewares. You can find a Red Cross Shop, closest to you via their site.
  • St Vincent De Paul Donating to Vinnies as they are called is a great idea. You can donate good-quality books, clothes, music and any other bric-a-brac and it will get a new life, as it helps support Australians that are having a tough time and it helps reduce landfill. Most of these shops don’t accept electrical appliances for safety and legal reasons and they don’t accept mattresses either. You can find more information on their website.
  • Save the children This organisation accepts a variety of items including school supplies, board games and crayons etc. If you have kids, there are bound to be a lot of extra things in a good condition that can be donated to a good cause.
  • Salvos– You can donate your quality used furniture, toys clothing & homewares to the Salvos. You’ll introduce far less waste into the environment and it’s a great way to help raise money for the organisation’s vital community projects. Don’t donate anything that is damaged, stained, ripped, torn or broken or faulty; if there’s something wrong the item, it can’t be sold.

If you want to know which other charities you can donate your old belongings to before moving, check the Give Now site and choose a charity you prefer.

If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.

Use Plastic Boxes

Use Plastic Boxes

Why use Plastic Boxes For your Move? 

Most people use cardboard boxes during a move and they are considered the standard way to transport things; but are they really the safest way? While cardboard boxes are designed to offer some level of impact protection and support, they won’t keep your possessions completely safe. In fact, it’s not uncommon for delicate items to become damaged during the move because cardboard boxes didn’t offer the amount of protection the items needed. That’s one of the reasons why it’s a good idea to consider plastic boxes.

What are the benefits of plastic boxes? 

Plastic boxes offer a number of advantages over cardboard ones and can make the entire moving process easier for you. Here are some reasons why you should consider using them:

  • Resistant to impact – Plastic boxes have higher impact resistance than regular cardboard moving boxes. They can easily withstand the rattling and shaking during the transportation process so you don’t need to worry about the more fragile items that are being transported.
  • Stackable – These boxes are designed to be stackable so you can easily place them on top of one another, which allows you to utilise the space in the transport truck more efficiently.
  • Opening and closing boxes – Most plastic boxes come with a snap lock mechanism that can keep the lip in place. You don’t need to worry about tape and other such items to seal your possessions in. It’s also easier to open or close these boxes as you won’t need to peel away the tape.
  • No risk of falling open – There is no risk of these boxes falling open at the bottom as cardboard boxes are.

We offer plastic boxes on all moves if required. We can also provide advice on the number of boxes you will need in order to transport all of your possessions.  If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.

Tools Handy To Reassemble Items

Tools Handy To Reassemble Items

Have Tools Handy To Reassemble Items

Large pieces of furniture like shelves, beds, and storage units are often disassembled and packed before they are moved. This ensures they’re less likely to become damaged and are easier to move. If you have hired an experienced removalist with a full-service move, they will handle disassembling the furniture and reassembling it at the location. However, if you haven’t engaged a full service, you will need to hire a professional to reassemble or handle the process yourself.

What kind of tools do you need? 

It’s a good idea to keep a number of essentials handy if you need to reassemble furniture at your new home. Make sure all of these tools are stored in a clearly marked box so you don’t need search for them through a large number of packed boxes. Here’s a list of tools you should have:

  • Scissors or a cutter to remove the packaging.
  • Pencil or marker to make notes and mark areas if needed.
  • Allen wrenches or hex keys to drive the screws and nails into the material and ensure they’re not visible from the top.
  • Phillips head screwdriver to drive the screws into the material.
  • A traditional hammer or a rubber mallet.
  • Furniture adhesive if needed.
  • Instruction manuals to reassemble furniture.
  • Spare screws and nails that fit into the furniture pieces to ensure you have something to use if your original screws go missing.
  • Power screwdriver if you need to assemble several pieces of furniture at the same time.

Furniture reassembly is best left to the professionals because you might damage the pieces while attempting to reassemble them. Professionals can also fix any minor scratches and cosmetic problems that might happen during the moving process and restore the appearance of your furniture.

If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.

Start Early

Start Early

Start Early if You Want Your Move to Go Smoothly

Moving from one place to another can be a hectic process, especially if you’re on a tight deadline and need to get everything done quickly. When you rush through the moving process, you’re more likely to make mistakes and experience problems during the move. That’s one of the reasons why you should make sure you start early.

When should you start? 

This usually depends on the amount of personal possessions you have and how much you need to pack. However, as a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to start at least two weeks before you’re scheduled to move. You can start by packing things you won’t need during the two weeks leading up to the move. For example, if you’re moving during summer, you won’t need your winter clothes so you can pack them early.

Just create a list of priorities and start from the bottom so by the time you reach moving day, everything but the essentials you need on that day, will be packed. If you have to pack up a large home or office, it’s a good idea to start a month in advance just to ensure you don’t need to rush through the process.

The benefits of starting early

  • Your packing will be organized and you’ll have an easier time keeping track of everything.
  • You won’t be stressed or tired at the end of the day because you have time to pack at your own pace.
  • You won’t forget to pack something or leave items behind because you’ll have time to double check everything before you leave.
  • You will have ample time to focus on other personal and professional concerns before you need to move.

As you can see, starting to pack early has a number of advantages and can help you carry out a smooth move. If you want to know more about packing and moving, or need to book a service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Next Level Removals or all 1300 005 400.