Ten Terrific Things To Do Before Your Removalists Arrive
Ten Terrific Things To Do Before Your Removalists Arrive
Let’s get this show on the road – it’s moving day! Before the main performance, however, there are a few things you can do backstage before removalists arrive to make sure that everything goes smoothly on the big day. Not only do you want to take care of things at your old place, but you also want to set the scene at your new place. We’re going to take you through both, so your relocation gets rave reviews!
At Your Old Place
The first piece of good news is that you’ve made a smart move and engaged the services of furniture removalists to help you vacate your current location. The movers will most likely be hired to remove all items from your house, transport them to your new location, and unpack them. It’s not all as easy as that though, and though movers are amazing people (yes, we’re a little biased!), they can’t do everything. If you give them a bit of help with your preparation, in addition to packing nice and early, they’ll be able to do a better job faster, and your dollar will also stretch further.
#1 Remove All Unwanted Furniture and Rubbish
Before removalists arrive, it’s a good idea to give them as small a task as possible. This means that the fewer things they have to move, the more time they’ll be able to focus on the things you want to take with you. You really don’t want all the unwanted things that filled your old house to clutter your lovely new house. Therefore, with as much time as possible in advance, you need to begin what we call, ‘The Mover’s Mantra’. It’s as simple as: sell, toss, recycle or donate.
Only hold on to the things that you definitely want to take with you, and thoughtfully dispose of the rest.
#2 Disassemble the Big Stuff
Depending on what your inclusions are with your removalists, they may or may not dismantle your furniture for you. If this is not included, it is definitely something you want to do before your removalists arrive – you don’t want to be fumbling with a screwdriver while movers are trying to empty your house. Especially if you’re paying by the hour, you want to avoid anything that holds up progress.
You might need a little help with this, but using a screwdriver, drill and elbow grease, disassemble dining tables, bed frames, desks, and other large items.
#3 Empty The Fridge
This might be a tricky one to do if you only think of it the morning before removalists arrive, so start emptying your fridge and freezer a week before your move. On the day before your move, the most you should have in there is anything you’ll need for breakfast the next day. With a couple of hours before your movers come, switch it off and remove everything, including icetrays.
#4 Tape Down Doors
Your movers will greatly appreciate it if you’ve taken the time to tape down the doors on your furniture, fridge, and anything else with doors and drawers. In addition, you’ll be glad a rogue door on your fridge didn’t swing open and dent your wall or damage the fridge door itself. Everybody wins!
All you’ll need for these multiple benefits is a roll of electric or masking tape. Tape down all doors and drawers before removalists arrive and that will be one less thing for you to worry about.
#5 Remove The Little Ones
Whether it’s fur kids or regular kids, moving day flows better when you don’t have to worry about kids or pets running around, escaping via open front doors, sustaining an injury, or getting bored and running amok. Find a sitter well in advance and give them a happy day elsewhere while you get on with the job at hand.
At Your New Place
You may be lucky and your new place may be in pristine condition – 100% ready to move in. It’s more than likely though that you’ll need to do a little preparation to your movers are able to bring in your belongings and complete your relocation without delays.
#1 Connect Your Utilities
As soon as you have your move in date, contact your utility companies to let them know you’re moving. You want to ensure you won’t be paying for someone else’s services in your old place, and that your water, electricity, gas, telephone, internet, etc. will be turned on the day you arrive at your new place.
#2 Control Pests
It would take the gloss off moving-in day if you were to find your new place was home to unwanted creepy crawlies. Have a pest inspection at least a week before you move in, and be sure you won’t be worrying about pests on moving day.
#3 Test Your Smoke Alarms
Find out the latest about smoke alarms before you move into your new place. The types and placements can be crucial to your safety. Test your smoke alarms in your new place and fix any that are faulty before moving in. It is also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher on each storey of your home and a fire blanket near the kitchen.
#4 Start Clean
It’s too late to clean the corners of your rooms after your furniture has been placed on the floor. Before the removalists arrive to deliver your belongings, give you new place a thorough clean while there are no obstacles to block your way. It may be a while before you can be as thorough with a clean, so take advantage while you can.
#5 Find Your Mains
You will want electricity and water when you’re moving in, and it’s likely your movers will appreciate being able to see where they’re going. Locate where the mains are for these utilities before moving day so your removalists can bring in your possessions without delay or risk.
Prepare For A Great Moving Day
Are you looking for removalists who will look after the extra details, as well as do a fantastic job of professionally moving your belongings from A to B? Get in touch with Optimove, your premium removalists.
We specialise in delivering nothing but exceptional relocations. From our tailored customer service to our free inclusions and unbeatable experience, you will be working with the best removalists in Brisbane.
We also take care of your utilities so you don’t have to. For no extra charge, we will disconnect and re-connect your utilities for all moves, whether they be local or interstate. Our goal is to make sure you’re stress-free during your relocation, so just let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your day better.
You can also feel relaxed knowing you won’t have to worry about surprise fees, after or before removalists arrive. Our fees and quotes are clear and comprehensive, and will not vary throughout your move. Check out our comprehensive, clear removalists costs here.