Looking for a removalist to help you move from Melbourne to interstate? No doubt you have many questions about the process, including how to choose the best removalist for the job. To help you out, we’ve written this guide, where we answer the most frequently asked questions about interstate removals. Let’s go!
How to choose the best removalists Melbourne-interstate?
There are certain things you should consider beyond costs, when choosing a removalist for any house move – including experience, reputation and level of service. These things become even more important when you are moving interstate, because there are added complexities to be managed.
While cost will no doubt be a consideration in your choice, you also need to think about the following.
- Does your removalist have experience with interstate removals?
- Do they have an established, reliable team or network of service providers, across the whole move? This might include interstate truck drivers, shipping container freighters, packers and unpackers.
- Does their service include packing your goods safely for extended transport?
- Can they provide furniture storage if your moving timeline requires it?
- Can they deliver your goods within your desired timeframe?
- Will they list and track all your belongings?
- Do they provide a good level of customer service, and take time to answer all your questions?
Interstate moves require extra coordination of packing, storage, transport, along with your own moving timetable, and can involve several parties. Because of this, you should always choose a removalist that has interstate removals experience, along with an established network of service providers.
You should also feel confident that your chosen provider will carefully track your items, take the time to answer all your questions, and keep in contact with you throughout the moving process.
How will my furniture be transported interstate?
There are a couple of ways your goods can be moved, depending upon your service provider and your destination. Many moves will be conducted by truck, in the same way as a local move occurs. This is common with moves from Melbourne to New South Wales, or Melbourne to South Australia.
In other cases, and often for longer distance moves such as Melbourne to Queensland, your goods will be packed into a container and freighted by truck or rail to your destination.
What is the cost of moving from Melbourne to an interstate location?
The cost of moving house interstate from Melbourne will depend on several factors, such as the distance, the size of the load, and any additional services you require, such as packing and storage. There can also be a difference in cost depending upon how quickly you need things moved. You will need to obtain a detailed quote from a reputable Melbourne removalist to determine the costs involved.
How long does it take to move from Melbourne to an interstate location?
The time it takes to move your belongings interstate from Melbourne will depend on several factors, including distance, availability of transport, and whether you are paying for immediate removal or have gone for a service that relies on waiting for backloading or combining loads with other customers. An interstate move can take as little as 2-4 days, but you should get a firm quote from your chosen removalist and book early to ensure your time-frame can be met.
How do I ensure the safety of my belongings during an interstate move?
For an interstate move, it’s essential that your belongings are properly packed within quality moving boxes, and that they are safely secured within the truck or container. They need to be packed to withstand long travel times, and possibly being transferred from truck to rail.
You should take time to pack your belongings carefully using proper packing materials and techniques. Using professional quality moving boxes is highly recommended, as they can be stacked easily and can withstand bumps and scrapes. If you need help, it can be a good idea to engage a professional packing service.
It’s also important to choose a reputable removalist that knows how to properly stack and secure your items within the truck or container. There should be minimal gaps between boxes, and everything should be firmly strapped in to ensure that nothing moves about in transit.
There can be a benefit to choosing a removalist who will use the same team packing and unpacking your boxes, as they will know exactly what is contained and where to be extra careful. Pinder Tower Movers do this for interstate removals where they are able to drive their own truck (such as from Melbourne to Sydney).
Got more questions about removalists Melbourne – interstate? Give Pinder Tower Movers a call! As well as being highly experienced interstate removalists, they are only too happy to talk you through the process, and provide an obligation free quote. Get in contact today.