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Jake Removals Melbourne February Update

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Jake Removals Melbourne February Update

The month of February has been extremely busy and exciting with the final month of Summer coming to an end and hundreds of new and existing customers requesting to move before the colder Autumn months begin in March.

During this unusual time due to Covid-19 we thought Jake removals Melbourne would advise some reminders of steps we are taking and advising customers to take to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time as this is our highest priority.

With the roll out of the vaccine the world will hopefully be back to “normal” within the year but until then we do need to continue our safety measures.

Limiting interaction is encouraged at the moment, so while you can still expect the same high level of customer service from our removalists that Jake removals Melbourne is known for, you can also expect some small changes.

These include our staff refraining from shaking hands and maintaining a safe distance from you and each other throughout the move, in accordance with recommended social distancing practices. Our removalists do travel with and use hand sanitiser throughout each move, in addition to using essential personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves and face masks.

Other steps you can take, though not required, include:

  • Limiting the number of people in the house on move day, ideally to just one responsible person, aside from our removalists.
  • Having your own pen close at hand for any documentation you may need to sign.
  • Providing our removalists with access to a washroom or bathroom, so that they can regularly wash their hands throughout the move, in addition to using the hand sanitiser they all travel with.
  • Either move all boxes into a single room close to the entrance our removalists will use, or moving them into a single space within each room. This helps speed up the actual move, while also limiting unnecessary movement through your home.
  • Provide our removalists with floor plans for each room in your new home, showing where they should place the boxes or specific furniture items when offloading your belongings.

Note that none of the steps listed above are required for house moves taking place during coronavirus restrictions on movement and interaction, but they can make the move a little easier and safer for everyone involved.

If we all play our part we can get through this safely together with the least amount of disruption to our lives and those around us.

We look forward to providing more excellent service and many more moves in the cooler months ahead.

Call Jake Removals Melbourne today at 1300 766 658  or you can get an instant Quote Online.

 

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Jake Removals Melbourne Cares Our Customer’s Stuff Very Much

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Jake Removals Melbourne Cares Our Customer’s Stuff Very Much

Of all the things we are known for, professionalism is at the very top. When we’re doing a move, our team not only arrives at your home on time but we are also very gentle with your belongings. Case in point, although in our latest escapades we had to move a client with a ton of furniture, we were extremely successful.

And this client really did have it all; huge couches, big cabinets, and even a piano to boot. While we would be lying if we said it wasn’t a bit stressful, we handled it all in stride. First of all, Jake Removals Melbourne went over to the client’s home and took a thorough inventory of all that had to be moved. And after fully understanding what we were dealing with, we sent them a detailed quotation.

Once we were in agreement about all logistical aspects of the move, we started our preparations, assigning a team of 4 movers to the case. On the day of the move, the team arrived early in the morning and began loading the vans, starting with the bulky furniture first.

To make things easier, we used dollies, sliders and ramps, especially when moving the piano. Moreover, we used plastic wrap, heavy cloth, bubble wrap, and padding to farther protect the furniture from any sudden shock during the trip. And as if that wasn’t enough, we made sure to carefully store together all parts of the furniture pieces that we did manage to disassemble, especially the screws.

Since we also had to drive very carefully to avoid sudden movements, we were really glad to reach the client’s new home in just over 4 hours. And if his glowing feedback is to be trusted, the customer was really happy too.

Call Jake Removals Melbourne today at 1300 766 658  or you can get an instant Quote Online.

 

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Customer Moved For Doing Home Renovation In Glen Waverley

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Customer moved for doing home renovation in Glen Waverley

In our years in the moving business, we have worked with a variety of clients. Apart from those who simply need to move from one house to another, we have also worked with those who need their belongings moved into storage so that they can renovate. Whatever the case though, we have always risen to the challenge.

In fact, we just recently facilitated a successful renovation move. Our client wanted to do a home renovation in Glen Waverley by 5J Building Group and needed to get their belongings removed beforehand. After thorough consultation between us and the client, we agreed to move the house items to a nearby store location.

Together with the client, we then took inventory of everything that needed to be moved and created a checklist. Afterwards, we presented the client with a detailed price estimate that they promptly approved. As agreed, on the day of the move, we arrived on site early in the morning and helped with packing before we loaded the items into the truck.

To ensure that delicate items were safe and secure while in transit, we wrapped them in bubble wrap and some padding. And when it came to moving large items like couches, we used doilies and sliders. Ultimately, while it was quite a hassle packing the items and loading the truck, it was done quickly and efficiently.

By the time we got to the storage unit, everything was still intact and undamaged, even though the unpacking process. Needless to say, the customer was so pleased that they promised to hire us again once the renovation was complete!

Call Jake Movers Melbourne today at 1300 766 658  or you can get an instant Quote Online.

 

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The Summer month of January has been great for the team here at Jake Removals

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The Summer month of January has been great for the team here at Jake Removals

We have welcomed hundreds of new and existing customers moved through January, through the stormy rainy torrential Summer days to the scorching heat and sometimes the hurricane like winds which for Victoria is standard.

We have also recruited new staff members throughout the month to assist with our moves as the company continues to grow in popularity through word of mouth by our extremely happy new and existing loyal customers.

We feel extremely lucky and blessed to be part of such a great team and to also be involved in an industry which has seen very little impact though the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout this time we continue to gladly adhere to the safety guidelines provided by the Victorian Government to ensure all staff members and customers are as safe as possible during this everchanging and unforgettable moment in history.

We also continue to evolve our online booking and phone systems, trucks and work place protocols to ensure we are at the top of our game to guarantee we can operate as best as possible and offer the highest level or customer service.

Occasionally we have had to adapt the working environment like many to between the office and from home on multiple occasions which provided some interesting challenges but nothing we could not handle.

My personal challenge highlights would be my two small dogs deciding to bark and chase each other throughout the house during an important phone call or my partner deciding to make a coffee on the noisy espresso machine whilst having a loud conversation oblivious to me working.

With a roll out of an always controversial new vaccine we hope that will bring back some much needed normality to the world and look forward to the months ahead assisting many people with their home, business, office or very small single or few item moves here at Jake Movers Melbourne.

Call Jake Movers Melbourne today at 1300 766 658  or you can get an instant Quote Online.

 

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Jake Removals Melbourne helped a customer moving within a very tight timeframe

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Jake Removals Melbourne helped a customer moving within a very tight timeframe

There is nothing quite as stressful as having to move suddenly. It is still really difficult to just up and leave like that. Fortunately, that is where we come in. Due to our years of moving experience, we can help you have the most seamless transition, even on short notice.

We even recently handled such a case; a customer called us looking to move the very next day. And while it was last minute, we were successfully able to pull it off. Immediately we got the call from the customer, we asked them to make a quick checklist of the items to be moved.

Also, we got one of our move coordinators to take the client through the step-by-step process of preparing for the move and to ensure that their needs aligned with what we could offer. This was just to ensure that we were on the same page expectations-wise.

While we were fully booked at the time, we managed to squeeze in a couple of vans and a team to facilitate the move for the next afternoon. If there was one thing that worked out for us though, it was that the customer didn’t have a lot of belongings. So by the time the team got to their home, they packed most things.

As such, the van was locked and loaded in a matter of minutes. And guess what? We got to the new house so fast that we had enough time to help with the unpacking. Needless to say, the customer was quite pleased with Jake Removals Melbourne and gave us a 5-star review on Word of Mouth

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Happy New Year 2021 | Jake Removals Melbourne

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021

  • We will continue to update throughout the year within any important information to keep our staff and customers safe with the latest government guidelines.
  • From all the staff at Jake Removals we wish you a Safe and Happy New Year and hope you all have had a great and restful Holiday.
  • After the year that was 2020 we are very optimistic and hopeful that 2021 will bring with it a breath of fresh air and much needed normality and joy into our lives.
  • We look forward to another great year of providing excellent service for many new and all our existing customers.

Call Jake Removals Melbourne at 1300 766 658  or Quote Online.

 

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Popular Questions About Removals During Melbourne COVID-19 Lockdown

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Is house moving essential?

Currently Yes, Removalists are considered an ‘essential service’ under freight & logistics definitions by each State Government and you are able to move your goods either locally or interstate in Australia. Government information states that those with more than once residence “can choose which one to be your principal residence and then must stay there for the stay at home period”.

Can I move interstate during covid-19 restrictions?

Most Australian states and territories have various border control measures in place, with some enforcing mandatory quarantine periods or turning people back if they don’t have a good enough reason to be entering the state.

Unless you’re classified as an essential traveller (and you’ll need documents to back that up) you may be subject to 14 days quarantine paid by the state(each state is different) or possibly out of your own pocket.

You can apply for an exemption that classifies you as an essential traveller, but there are conditions attached to that.

For more information Please refer to DHHS website.

Should I hire removalists or get friends to help when moving a house?

You can only assist someone in another household(friend or family) or vice versa with moving house where care and support is required due to age, infirmity, disability, or because of their health.

Hiring removalists is the safest and easiest option for house moving during stage 4 if possible.

Is house moving stressful?

Moving house is stressful enough, but with stage four COVID-19 restrictions in place in Melbourne, spanners you never knew existed have been thrown into the works especially with the prospect of a $1,652 on-the-spot fine for breaking stage four rules.

We have comprised a list of some helpful moving house tips when moving to help ease the stress.

What are house moving costs?

Moving home can come with a variety of expected and unexpected costs depending if you are renting, purchasing or renovating a home.

Costs can include packing material fees, building fees, furniture removalists, professional cleaners, lawn and garden care, painting, utilities(phone, waster, power) and possibly higher grocery food bills why you arranging the move as you may be eating takeaway/delivery during this time.

It is also a good idea to increase your bottom line amount to make sure you have extra money reserved for unexpected costs or higher fees than anticipated.

How much does it cost to move a house in Melbourne?

Moving homes within Melbourne and or Victoria can vary depending on your needs.

If you are moving a small 1 bed home or a large 4 bed family home for example will understandably have varying costs which will also vary depending on the pickup and delivery locations.

For more information please contact Jake Removals Melbourne. Email info@jakemove.com.au or call 0433 955 908 for more information.

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The Best Way To Pack Fragile Items For Storage – Tips From Jake Removals & Storage Melbourne

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The number one problem most people encounter with storage is damaged or broken items. Fragile ones are most at risk, and it can cause quite a headache – particularly for expensive items or those with sentimental value. Thankfully you can prevent this happening by packing fragile items properly for storage. A bit of preparation and care will prove the difference between a stress-free move and a box of broken plates. Follow tips Jake Storage and Removals Melbourne below to pack fragile items for maximum protection, stability and safety.

Collect the right packaging materials

Great protection for fragile items starts with the best packaging materials. Arm yourself with packing tape, a tape gun, newspaper and packing paper (either will do, but newspaper ink runs), bubble wrap and a permanent marker. Finally, collect yourself enough boxes to fit everything in. It’s tempting to use second-hand ones to save money, but for valuables, you should invest in new boxes. Jake Storage Melbourne recommend asking boxes with double-corrugated walls to stop your valuables being crushed in storage.

Line the box with padding

Construct your first box and use the tape gun to secure the bottom with tape. When it’s ready to go take a sheet of packing paper and use your hands to scrunch it into a ball shape. Don’t worry about making it too tight. Place it inside the box to create some padding for your fragile items. Keep making balls until the entire floor of the box is covered. You may buy packing material from Jake Storage Melbourne.

 

Wrap your fragile items

The best way to protect valuables is to wrap each one individually before packing. For extra fragile pieces, wrap with bubble wrap first and then with packing paper. Here’s a simple process to follow:
1. Find a stable bench to work from, and lay out your packing sheets flat in a pile
2. Place your first item in the middle of the top sheet.
3. Fold one corner of the sheet to the diagonally opposite corner and edge the end underneath your item. Do the same with all other sheet corners.
4. Seal the edges using packing tape.

Fill the box carefully

It goes without saying to handle fragile items with care, but the right techniques offer superior protection. Place your heavier items on the bottom. Cut your cardboard (old boxes can be used here) to create dividers, and use them to add structural support between items. Make sure you fill up all the spaces. If you’re packing dishes for storage, load them sideways for better shock absorption.

Finish and seal the box

Pack your box to the rafters, but be careful not to make it too heavy. When you’re finished, follow the same process as before to scrunch up balls of packing paper and place them on top for padding. Finally, seal the box with several layers of packing tape and finish it with a ‘fragile’ label big enough for your removalists to notice!

Follow these tips to keep your treasures safe in storage. And if you’d like the professionals to take care of it for you, check out Jake Storage Melbourne affordable packing services.

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What You Need To Do and Plan 2-4 Weeks Before Your Moving

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The actual moving day is getting closer. Jake Removalists Melbourne recommend you some tips which can be planned 2 to 4 weeks before the moving.

 

• Finalize moving transportation and make necessary arrangements (i.e. helpers).
• Schedule disconnection / connection of utilities at old and new home:
• Phone, Internet, Water, Gas, Electric- have a few spare light bulbs on hand just in case. Strangely some people take them when moving
• Discontinue any delivery services, automated payment plans and local memberships (i.e. gym).
• Change your contact details with various service providers (banks, licence, insurance, lawyer, etc.).
• If you have a pet you must change/update its registration with your council.
• Organize contents insurance if you don’t already have any.
• Create an inventory list of items (furniture, boxes etc) to use as a check list on moving day.
• Begin packing non-essential items. You can buy some packing material form Jake Removalists Melbourne if needed.
• Label boxes by room and contents (bathroom, kitchen, laundry, etc.) -get the removalists to put the boxes directly into the room labelled on the box, this will help make the unpacking process more manageable.
• Identify valuable items to transfer separately – label as DO NOT MOVE.
• Create an essentials box to keep with you on the day of your move and the first couple of days of moving so you don’t have to search through and open all of the boxes.
• clean bed linen for each bed, toilet paper, paper towel, snacks, water, cups, coffee, all-purpose cleaner, bin liners, scissors, paper plates, hand soap, tools to help you assemble items, toiletries, medication, such as pain relief, first aid kit, you may need a Band-Aid or two, tissues, pet supplies, dustpan, kitchen sponge, detergent for dishes, corkscrew/bottle opener
• Store valuable items like jewellery and legal documents at the bank / or in a safe place while moving.
• Confirm the time of settlement with your Lawyer/Conveyancer if buying.
• Contact a cleaning service, if you are using one, to ensure they are available on moving day.
• Arrange time off work if possible for moving day.

Additional tips if you are renting

  • Formally notify your landlord or property manager of the date you’re vacating the premises.
  • When moving out of a rental property, you may need to steam clean your carpet, and ensure the property is returned in a satisfactory state.
  • Arrange for a property inspection to recoup the bond.

Call Jake Removals and Storage Melbourne at 1300 766 658 | 0433 955 908 or Online to get an instant quote. You can also check Jake Removals 5-star reviews on Word of Mouth

 

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Things to Do and Plan 6 Weeks Before Your Moving

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Wanting to create your next move as stress free as possible? Jake Removals Melbourne will provide you some tips. Spending a little time planning now can save you a whole lot of hassles in the days leading up to move home, which is when you will be too busy to think about all the other little things involved in moving house. This helpful moving planner will help you organise your move, with checklists for all elements of moving, pages to help you plan dates, room layouts and more, you’ll find everything you need to eliminate the overwhelm and be able to focus on being ready and stress free for the day you move house.

Things to Do and Plan 6-8 Weeks Before Your Moving

  • Plan your move with our very experienced and trusted movers at Jake Removals Melbourne.
  • Create a folder to keep a record of everything related to your move (receipts, inventory, etc)
  • Cleaning Services
  • Confirm with the agent when you can pick up with keys. This will determine your moving day.
  • Book storage boxes from Jake Storage Melbourne if needed.
  • Redirect your mail and fill out a Change of Address form at a post office or online.
  • Design and plan your space. Try to establish the exact purpose of every room;
  • Pack boxes accordingly – you can use a floor plan or sketch – colour coding boxes so it’s easy to identify which room they belong in.
  • Hold a garage sale, donate, sell, or throw out unnecessary items – take the opportunity while packing to purge items you no longer use. Sell, donate or throw these items away, don’t take items you no longer use to clutter up the new house. If you don’t have the opportunity to part with them before the move label the box to sell or donate so you don’t unpack it.
  • Plan and schedule repairs to be done.
  • Contact the local council to arrange a rubbish pick up if you are getting rid of a lot of stuff.

Acquire packing materials from Jake Removals Melbourne

If you have not arranged for us to organise the packing process for you in which we can supply the packing material.

  • Boxes, tape/tape gun, furniture coverings
  • Newspapers/bubble wrap/butcher block paper
  • Labels, Markers

Call Jake Removals and Storage Melbourne at 1300 766 658 | 0433 955 908 or Online to get an instant quote. You can also check Jake Removals 5-star reviews on Word of Mouth

 

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