Some handy tips for your next move

1. SHORT DISTANCE = BIG SAVING

Each trip from your house to the truck takes time. The closer we can park the truck to your house the more money you save! Make sure trees & gardens are trimmed.

2. YOU’RE WELCOME TO HELP

If you can bring your cartons & smaller items close to the truck this will make loading times quicker saving you time & money. 

3. CHILDREN AND PETS

Please ensure that small children and any pets are controlled at the time of uplift and delivery. At times these distractions can present a risk to all involved, and the last thing we would want to see is injury to your loved ones, your pets or our workers.

4. PACKING

Fill boxes to capacity; when stacking in the truck they can collapse if half full. Keep in mind the weight of the packed box. Mark fragile/heavy boxes and mark which rooms the boxes are going into. A good idea is to have a “load last carton” or “essential item carton”. This might contain things you need first at your destination. Things like basic kitchenware, toilet paper, nuts & bolts from dismantled furniture, remote controls and items to make a nice hot cuppa when needed. Reduce the number of items to be moved, sell or donate unwanted items. Bundle items such as mops and brooms and place all smaller items into cartons. They not only travel better but also reduce the time required to complete the move. 

5. USE ONLY PROPER REMOVAL BOXES

The use of good quality removal boxes will speed up the removal because of their strength and ease of stacking. This saves money in the long run. Boxes are available from S&K Removals Australia.

6. EMPTY DRAWERS

Chests of drawers need to have breakables and heavy items removed. The structural integrity can be compromised if moved with extra weight inside. Light clothing may remain. 

7. DISMANTLING

Items such as beds, dressing table mirrors, trampolines, swing sets and furniture which were assembled after purchase should be disassembled. We can do this on your behalf, however this will reflect in the cost of moving. 

8. DISCONNECTIONS

Empty your fridge and freezer then unplug both. Disconnect the washing machine & dryer. Drain the washing machine hoses so water doesn’t spill in the truck onto your belongings. Schedule your utilities to disconnect the day after you move out. Start your utilities at your new house the day before you move, that way it’s on & ready for you. Notify your post office to redirect your mail

9. ELEVATORS & PARKING

Some body corps require people moving to book in a time-frame allowing them time to line the elevator with protective equipment. If this is the case notify the body corp as soon as possible so they can allocate you a time. If parking is a problem outside the building make sure you organise a space early and in the case of prohibited parking please ensure you get your permit to park from the local authorities. Always remember a simple 3 hour move can turn into a 6 hour move if the truck is unable to park reasonably close to the premises