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How To Save Money Moving (With Backloading)

How To Save Money Moving (With Backloading)

Moving interstate across the country is often a costly process. There are so many expenses involved with relocating – and that’s before even considering the cost of moving.

There is a solution to help slash your moving costs, yet most people aren’t even aware it exists, or how it works.

It’s called backloading, and it can seriously save you a lot of hard earned money, without compromising on service.

What is backloading, and how can it save you money moving?

What is Backloading?

Backloading is used when a removalist truck is driving back to base after a successful move. Instead of having an empty truck making the return trip, homeowners can rent out space in the empty truck. It’s possible to move anything from a single piece of furniture to an entire house.

How Does Backloading Work?

You will also be sharing space in the truck with other people who are also transporting their belongings by using backloading. Every item is clearly labelled and separated so that there is no chance of belongings being mixed up or delivered to the wrong location.

Movers also keep a detailed checklist of every item which is loaded and unloaded during backloading.

How Does Backloading Save You Money?

Best of all, you only pay for the actual space you use in the truck – slashing the price of a regular move, where you need to rent out an entire truck.

How Frequently Is Backloading Available?

We have many trucks on the road, completing deliveries every day, meaning you won’t have to wait a long time.

After you have your removal date, contact us, and we can organise backloading for you. You may need some flexibility in regards to the date and time, but we can accommodate all requests.

Where is Backloading available?

At Next Level Removals, we offer backloading services to the following interstate between Sydney and:

  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra
  • Cairns

Our backloading country locations include between Sydney and:

  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong
  • Orange
  • Dubbo
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Lismore
  • Port Macquarie
  • Broken Hill
  • Albury
  • Goulburn
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Tamworth

We also provide services to all areas in-between.

If you need backloading to another destination, please contact us for a quote. Availability depends upon if we have any other moves scheduled around your date and location.

Benefits of Backloading

Backloading is an environmentally friendly way to move interstate or to the country. By using backloading, it directly means there are fewer vehicles on the road, which saves fuel as well as reduces carbon emissions.

Our professional and experienced removalists carefully will load and unload your belongings. You still receive the full Next Level Removals experience, without missing out on our quality service.

We ensure that you arrive at your new home according to schedule, with your belongings safe and sound.

Move Only Necessary Items

To save even more money moving interstate, consider getting rid of the items you no longer want or need. Either sell them, give them to friends or family, or donate them to charity. This will reduce the cost of moving by meaning you won’t need to pay for as much space when backloading.

For more information on backloading, or to book your move, contact Next Level Removals today via phone 1300 005 400 or online.

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. Check Simplymaid prices for more info. 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 a 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.