Moving to Sydney: What to Know Before Hiring a Removalist

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Sydney is one of the best places in the world to work, study, and raise a family, what with its good climate, stunning parks, gorgeous beaches, thriving business centers, and excellent educational system. No wonder countless individuals are interested in making this city their new residence.

If you are planning to make the move (perhaps for better employment opportunities or for a fresh start for your family), it’s best to keep in mind that moving house is a laborious task that involves several important steps.

You might be thinking about going the DIY route, getting as much of the work done yourself and simply asking for assistance from family and friends when time and energy constraints begin to take a toll.

But while there certainly are aspects of the removal process that you can deal with on your own, like canceling subscriptions and closing accounts with utilities providers, there are also tasks that would be much better handled with the expertise of trusted Sydney removalists. These include packing and lifting several boxes of goods and heavy furniture.

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Hiring Removalist

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What removalists do

Removals companies must consider a lot of things, such as the distance to your new home, accessibility, parking, and how much you want to get involved in the removal process. But they will take full responsibility for transporting your items to your new residence. They will stack and organise your possessions safely in their vehicles as well as drop them off in their intended spot at your new abode.

Reputable Sydney removalists will keep an inventory of your things to make sure that everything has arrived safe and sound. This document is also your reassurance in case something gets broken or lost during the transit.

If you invest in professional packing and unpacking services, the removalists will not just unpack your boxes but will also organise your furnishings at your new home. Rest assured that with professional help, you can have a stress-free, successful removal on the same day.

What removalists won’t do

There are tasks or demands that removalists won’t be addressing because these go beyond the scope of their job. For instance, they will not be transporting flammable, hazardous, and explosive items. But if you insist on taking such items with you, talk to them so they can make all the necessary arrangements. They could, for example, refer you to a company specialising in transporting these goods instead.

If you will be taking perishable items, you have to transport them yourself or these must be moved separately, which is also the case for plants and pets.

If you choose to pack your items yourself, the removalist may refuse to transport them if the boxes are damaged or very likely to get worn out during transit. To prevent this, ask the removalists if they can provide you with high-quality packing supplies. Alternatively, you should get packing materials only from trusted suppliers to ensure the safe transport of your possessions.

What to do before the removalists arrive at your home

Below are the things you should do before your hired removalists arrive at your home. This will make the removal process easier and go faster.

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Moving

#1. Sort and organise your things

Go through all your items and sort them out. Take only what you need and get rid of the unnecessary ones. Remember, movers will charge you by the volume of your goods, so the fewer items you have to transport, the lower the costs will be.

#2. Create a list of the items you want to move

List all the items you want to move, especially the heavy and bulky ones. This will save you and your removalists a lot of stress and time. Send them a copy ahead of your moving day, emphasising the number of furnishings that must be disassembled for safe and easy moving. Also, you should take measurements of spaces like hallways, doorways, and entranceway. This will help them come up with a moving strategy, especially if you have lots of huge furniture in your narrow living space.

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Packging

#3. Get your furniture ready

Separate the costly pieces from the other furnishings. Also, get rid of all items inside the cabinets, couch, dining table, drawers, and shelves to save the removalists the energy, stress and time of assisting you in removing these things before packing.

In addition, make sure that every appliance that tends to build up dirt and grime like the refrigerator or oven is clean and ready to use once you arrive at your new home. Also, you should have your carpets or sofa cleaned professionally.

The removal process can be daunting and stressful. But with expert help, this can be made easy and hassle-free. Make sure to choose the right removalists offering flexible and affordable relocation services that match your needs and budget.

About the author:  Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families.

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