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Why Moving Can Be A Good Thing

Moving to a new houseMost people dread moving day – all the effort in packing everything up, the timing involved in being out by one date and in the next place by another, and coordinating removalists, utilities changes, phone plans and the like. It can be a logistical nightmare.

While we’ve talked previously about how to pack efficiently and enjoy a stress-free move, we’d also like to talk about how moving house can be a good thing. (more…)

Decluttering Before a Move

Declutter Your HomeThings are usually pretty hectic in the lead up to a move, packing everything, sorting out the removalists, changing utilities, forwarding your mail etc. It’s only once you start to unpack in the weeks after the move that you start throwing out and selling all the things you realise you don’t need anymore.

While it’s great to declutter after the move, it also means you paid to move all the things you’re no longer going to keep. If you can do it before you move, decluttering will save you time and money in the long run. (more…)

Moving to Storage

Storage facilitiesThere are plenty of reasons for moving everything from your home into a storage facility.

We often get calls from people who will be travelling or working overseas for an extended time. As well as people temporarily downsizing as they build their own home or wait for settlement to go through.

While this usually gets treated like a regular move, there are a number of things you should consider and do differently if you’re moving your furniture and possessions into storage. (more…)

Commercial Removals – How to Minimise Disruption

office moveAll commercial removals require a savvy strategy and a lot of pre-planning to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. If you’ve been tasked with coordinating the move of a business to a new premises and the thought of moving all those documents, equipment, and furniture safely and efficiently is making you break out in a panic-infused sweat – don’t worry!

We’ve been doing commercial removals for years and now we’re giving you the stress-free formula for moving your business with minimal disruption. (more…)

10 Reasons to Hire Removalists for Big Moves

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Whether you’re moving a long or short distance, hiring First Choice Removals as your moving company is a great idea, and here are just a few reasons why we think so…

Why use a Removalist?

1. First Choice Removals company is just that – Professional! They move people like you every day and they know exactly what they’re doing. This means your move should go as smoothly as possible. (more…)

HOW TO GET READY FOR A BIG MOVE

Whether you are going across town or across the country, moving an entire household can bring on meltdowns, even among the best of us. But by beginning the planning process as soon as you know you will be moving, you can minimise stress and increase the likelihood that everything will go smoothly on moving day and afterward.

HOUSEPicture how you want your new home to feel. The best thing you can do to prepare for any move is to let go of excess belongings. Get motivated to clear clutter by viewing this as an opportunity to streamline your belongings and let go of stuff you have been wishing you could get rid of. Now is your chance.

When you are considering whether to keep an item, imagine packing it, physically carrying it from your old house to the new one and unpacking it. Is it worth the effort? How would it make you feel to see this item in your new home — if the answer is “weighted down,” let that be your cue to let it go.
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Life Hacks for Packing

Making moving simplerThere are plenty of life hacks out there for storage within your home, but clever storage often means you have more to pack than you first thought when it comes to moving time.

Make the most of these packing hacks when you move house to save on storage space, protect your breakables, and result in a smoother, stress free move.

Hacking Packing

Before you unplug the TV, entertainment system, computer or anything with complicated cables, snap a picture of where everything goes. (more…)

Moving House in the Rain

Rain on the truck windowYou can plan for just about everything when you’re moving house, everything except the weather.

When it comes down to moving day if you have the truck booked, your lease is up or settlement has gone through you have to move no matter what the weather is doing.

At First Choice Removals a little rain doesn’t stop us, we’ll still turn up at your door ready to go.

If the weather does take a turn for the worst on moving day these are some tips to protect your things and make everything run smoothly rather than slippery. (more…)

Stress-free Moving Tips

Image by Nick RiceHere it is – the first article of our new removalist blog. This is where we’ll be offering all kinds of hints, tips and advice to make your move easier. There are plenty of subject areas we could get really in depth with, but for now we thought we’d start with a basic list of things you can do in the lead up to moving day to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. (more…)

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