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Got a question about moving house? We have an answer in our long list of Moving House FAQs! We’ve drawn on our 40-plus years of removals experience to provide tips and tricks for all your most frequently asked questions about moving house. Scan the list below for links to blogs detailing everything you need to know for a well-planned, and smoothly executed move!
 

How do I choose the best removalist?


Should I DIY moving house or hire a professional removalist?


How much does it cost to move house?


How do I move interstate?


Do I need removals insurance?


How do I move with a pet dog or cat?


How do I move house with kids?


How many packing boxes do I need, and what type?


How should I pack my boxes so nothing gets broken?


Can I store furniture in between moving house?


How do I move my washing machine, fridge, antiques or pool table?


 

How do I choose the best removalist?

So many things can go wrong on moving day – from your removalist not turning up on time, to damaged belongings or unexpected fees. When choosing a removalist, it’s crucial you compare more than just rates to guide your choice. You should also discuss your requirements, find out more about their experience and check reviews to see what level of customer service you can expect. Read more on how to find the best movers for your job.

Should I DIY moving house or hire a professional removalist?

If you’re looking to save money, DIY-ing your house move might seem like a good idea. There are some occasions when doing it yourself is a good choice – such as moving a room or two of belongings. However, sometimes the loss of efficiency and unexpected costs can negate the savings you might make, especially for a big move. Here’s some things to consider as you decide whether to hire professional movers or do it yourself.

How much does it cost to move house?

The cost of moving house doesn’t just include the cost of hiring removalists – there are all sorts of extras to consider. They can include packing supplies, insurance, pet sitting, utility connection, mail direction and the cost of time off work. Here’s a list of everything you need to include to calculate the total cost of moving house.

How do I move interstate?

Moving interstate adds to the workload and complexity of your move, and it’s important to engage professionals that are experienced in cross-border transport. You’ll also need to make sure your box labelling is up to scratch, and that you bring the things you’ll need immediately with you. Check out our guide on how to make interstate removals a success.

Do I need removals insurance?

A good quality professional mover should carry their own Public liability, Carriers Liability, and Motor Vehicles Third Party Liability insurance. However, these types of insurance don’t cover every possible cause of potential damage or loss of goods. Some of the gaps may be covered – at least partially – by your own home contents insurance. Here’s what you need to know to identify whether you need to take out extra removals insurance.

How do I move with a pet dog or cat?

Moving house can be stressful for the family pet. When you’re planning your move, make sure you consider how your pet will be cared for on the day. Have a plan on how you will transport them comfortably and safely, and know what you can do to help them settle into their new abode. Read our blogs on how to move house with your cat or your dog for our pet-friendly moving tips.

How do I move house with kids?

Juggling children and moving can be quite the challenge! Packing and moving can be anxiety-inducing, and is a big job for parents to do without their help.  Getting the kids involved means the job doesn’t land entirely on your shoulders and it can help give the children a feeling of control over this chaotic period. Here’s our guide to how kids can help when moving house, from kinder aged up to the teenage years.

How do I declutter before moving house?

One of the best ways to reduce the time and cost of moving house is to thoroughly declutter your possessions beforehand, so there’s less stuff to move! If you’re feeling overwhelmed in the face of too many possessions, begin with our blog on where to start decluttering. We also have tips on how to declutter your wardrobe, and what to leave behind if you are downsizing when moving. Plus how to successfully sell your stuff on Facebook Marketplace to make some handy cash from your decluttering.

How many packing boxes do I need, and what type?

There’s nothing worse than getting part way through moving and running out of boxes! Or the bottom falling out of dodgy boxes when you move them. Having the right type and number of boxes ready to go makes the job of packing so much easier. Here’s our go-to guide on what size packing boxes are best for your needs, and how many packing boxes you’ll need to pack up your entire house.

How should I pack my boxes so nothing gets broken?

There’s an art to packing boxes to minimise the chance of things breaking in transit. You’ll need to ensure that you don’t pack your boxes too heavy, and distribute the weight with heavy things on bottom and light on top. Plus, everything should be wedged in well with packing materials. Read our top packing tips for a breakage-free move, including this specific advice on how to pack glasses and plates.

Can I store furniture in between moving house?

If there’s a time-gap between moving out of one home and into another, you may require furniture storage. It makes things a lot easier if your removalist can provide this, but you need to ensure their storage facilities provide a suitably safe and secure environment for your possessions. Here’s what you need to consider to find the best furniture storage and removalist company for your needs.

How do I move my washing machine, fridge, antiques or pool table?

Can you move white goods or heavy possessions like antique furniture or a pool table yourself, or do you need to call the professionals in? If you’re going to try DIY, what’s the best way to go about it? We’ve explored these questions in detail with our individual guides on how to move a washing machine, fridge, antique furniture and pool table.

Looking for more Moving House FAQs? Go straight to the source – have a chat to Pinder Tower Movers about your Melbourne or interstate move today. Our friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions, and will provide you with a no-obligation quote. Contact us for a chat today.