How to keep your moving costs low for interstate moves
When you are moving interstate or over a long distance a backloading removals company will allow you to reduce your costs even further than an interstate removals company by allowing you to help keep your overall charges as low as possible
When pricing backloads, or any removal, we have to consider access to the property and include fees to cover the extra time and human resources it may consist of to move you
All removals are based on the amount of furniture to be transferred, however also part of the cost is allocated if everything is not at easily accessible ground floor access, or within a 50m walk of where the truck is parked
When you complete your form for your backload quote, we ask for some information regarding accessing the properties at each end.
- Do you live in a high-rise unit that has lift access?
- Are you moving somewhere with a 1km driveway?
- Any access problems?
- How close can a truck get to your home?
All these sorts of things impact your price, so tell us in advance so you can know the costs involved.
Be aware that if you do not advise your removalist of this information in advance, you might be looking at additional costs on top of the standard rate for the access.
This is because usually, removalists follow a tight schedule, and if you surprise us and we take longer, which causes delays, and angry customers, and we might run into issues with log book hours, etc.
You wouldn't like us being late for your removal, keep us informed, so we're not running behind for the next customer.
What Impacts on the costs of a removalist when organising a backload removal?
- When do you want to move to your new home?
- Did you want any storage?.
- Did you want any packing done?
We all hear about the stories of people having removalists turn up on the day and then trying to charge extra for A, B, C etc.
Nobody likes this happening, not the customer, nor the removalists. However the customer never actually tells you the real reason behind why this happens most of the time.
It is either the fact that the inventory is not as it should be or the information provided about the house is incorrect.
Things like using a lift to access your furniture, may not seem a big deal to you, but consider this. The guys carry your furniture into the elevator, they then put it down, then they travel down in the lift, pick items back up and walk to the truck.
In general, this takes a lot longer than just walking out your front door with an item, and admittedly if you only have one thing to move, then the time difference is minimal, but for a whole unit a lot of time ticks away, and time wages etc.
The best way forward is to tell them everything in advance, and even send through the address for delivery/uplift so we can view it on Google maps, to be sure.
If you answer all the questions correctly and have created an accurate inventory, then there will be no nasty surprises for anyone to come moving day.
Once you have completed our backloading quote form we will send you your price, on this quote will be listed any surcharges added to your quote that if you desire can be removed to keep the costs down
The cheapest way to move interstate
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When relocating the household to a new home, it seems that costs can escalate right in front of your eyes.
Employing backloading professionals is not an all or absolutely nothing scenario, where you have to pay for every solution supplied, you can always help us to help you save money on your move
A number of ways to cut professional relocating company prices but still have the heavy lifting and also relocating aid you need:
Prepare for the move ahead of time by seriously clearing out all unwanted items, donate them to charity or dump them
Have a big yard sale or give things to get rid of things that do not need to relocate to the brand-new home. This will certainly lighten the professional moving companies' load and also, therefore, make the total costs less expensive for you, the customer. If items no longer work or are not even fit for donation, then toss them. It is far better to do this procedure just before getting your moving quote done, save some costs and also start fresh in your brand-new house.
Dismantle what furniture you could in prep work-- this is called flat packing and also will certainly conserve cash on moving expenses.
Decide what needs moving
It may seem an obvious point, but are you sure you want to pay out your hard-earned cash to send that old wardrobe thousands of kilometers, when the house you may end up renting or buying may have built-ins?
Over the years we have seen far too many customer pay for space on a truck that is not needed, the larger and bulkier the item, the more you pay.
While I am not suggesting that you dump all your furniture, be thorough, and be sure that you still want items that you are moving, when you decide what needs transporting by the removalist.
If you no longer need or want these items, now is the perfect time for a clear out.
While if you were moving say Sydney to Brisbane, a medium-sized wardrobe may only add $150.00 to your moving costs.
If you were moving Brisbane to Perth, it would more likely be $300.00 ( prices based on Moving Again moving you that is, not some overpriced company :-))
Larger items aside, it is a great time to go and sort out drawers, cupboards and sheds, to maybe sell or donate, throw away unwanted items.
Once you have done this, either physically or mentally to start with, its time to work out how many boxes you may require.
What To Throw Away When Moving Home
Deciding what to keep and what to throw away when moving is one of the most challenging decisions especially when there is limited space at your new home which means you can't take everything.
It's natural to have a collection of things everywhere in the house from the basement to garage, attic and bedroom. Some of the items are essential to your life while others are dear to your heart and others you are just accustomed to seeing them around. Sometimes it is hard to let these things go, but when they become a factor in your moving cost, it becomes a requirement to let go of the unnecessary.
The cost of moving interstate depends on the size of your things and the distance. Therefore, you must first understand the scope of the things that you need to know what you must throw away. Decreasing the size enables you to lower your moving costs. The easiest way to address what you need to throw away during your interstate move should be discussed by first determining what is necessary to take to your new home.
In your packing, you should start with the essential things. These are things that you cannot live without or the ones that make your life comfortable. Once you have a must-carry list for your move, the next stage is to find out what else is needs transporting. There are two ways that you can effectively use to find out what other things you should carry as you move.
By determining how emotionally attached you are to the item and how much you use it.
If the thing in question is one of your favourite pieces, you should take it unless it is bulky or significant and thus, more expensive to move. If you no longer use the item in question, you should not be transporting it irrespective of the attachment.
At this point, we recommend you start creating your inventory so that you can keep track of what you are and are not taking. Complete an inventory quote with everything except what you already decided is not going. Then as time goes on, and you reach a verdict on more items, we can adjust it bit by bit until we have your final inventory list. You can get started by heading to our online quotation form
Now you need to start making decisions on what you're going to get rid. You should start with the things that are broken, worn out or just no longer useful to you and any other member of your family and thus, can be categorised as garbage.
The next category of things that you should not include as you move comprises items that are not broken or worn out, but you no longer use them. You do not have to throw away these things; instead, you can sell them through eBay or any other website, or possibly having a garage sale if you are getting rid of enough to warrant it or give them away to friends, family or needy institutions.
The other category comprises things that have outlived their timelines such as expired paint, food and medications. Old newspapers and magazines belong to this category as they are bulky to move and thus, will likely affect the moving cost.
The other type of things that you should not carry as you move is things that are heavy but cheap to buy. If you have any questions regarding the price it would cost to remove specific items, I recommend that you either give us a call or send us a quick message via our contact form. Our staff will be able to provide you with a price guide on a specific piece of furniture which can help sway your mind in regards to what you want to do with it.
If the cost of moving the item is higher than the cost of buying the thing, it does not make any sense to transport it.