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The Month of July for Jake Removals Melbourne

Removalists Melbourne Month of July

The Month of July for Jake Removalists Melbourne

  • The Month of July for Jake Removals was very productive. We had a great number of bookings from new and existing clients adding to our large portfolio and happy customers within Australia.
  • July being the middle of winter can bring with it some challengers when it comes to the somewhat unpredictable weather of Victoria as most who live in this state would know.
  • Most people prefer not to move during the winter months for obvious reasons, however most people also do not typically get to choose when they are able to move due to home settlement dates, landlords moving back into their homes or a variety of many other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Luckily for our customers our workers at Jake Removals are more than prepared for what mother nature brings, whether it is raining one day then sunny the next or 5 constant days of icy winds, hail and rain which we did unfortunately receive this July.
  • Suited up in extra weather proof clothing and armed with plenty of plastic wrapping and furniture covers our workers bravely face the harsh winter months to give our customers the same excellent and professional service they would expect any day of the year.
  • As most people would understand furniture removal is a very physically demanding job and it is during our winter months when the weather can also take a toll is where the determination, professionalism and hard work our movers provide is appreciated more than ever to provide our customers with stress free and the best service possible.
  • With our excellent service also comes with it the rewards or our ever growing 5 star online reviews and personal comments from our clients which is greatly appreciated and helps grow the company to be bigger and better.
  • We look forward to the following month and to the end of winter and say hello and welcome the much warmer days of spring.

Contact Removalists Melbourne at 1300 766 658 or 0433 955 908. You can also get a instant online quote. Check Jake Removals & Storage five stars feedback on Word of Mouth

 

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Moving out of Storage From Jake Storage Melbourne’s Facility at Notting Hill

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Moving out of Storage From Jake Storage Melbourne’s Facility at Notting Hill

  • Duminda has been a customer of ours since the beginning of 2019 in January. We were first introduced as he required our services to move his home from Mulgrave into storage a couple of months while he was building his new home in Glen Iris which then turned into 6 months.
  • June came around and it was time for Duminda to move into his new home in the suburb of Glen Iris.
  • We were holding the contents of a 4 bedroom home, which is the equivalent to 4-5 of our storage units.
  • Each individual storage unit is 8 cubic metres and they are all held in our warehouse which is under 24 Hour video surveillance and can be accessed with at least a days notice anytime between 9am and 5pm weekdays and 10am-4pm Saturdays.
  • One of the larger items that we were storing for Duminda was an 8foot pool table. With pool tables they take considerable extra care due to its size and weight which averages 350kg for a slate top. As professionals we are very prepared for this item with our custom made and high-quality pool table trolley. This item turns a somewhat near impossible task for two movers into a less difficult obstacle due to its clever design which assists our movers to complete the task successfully and with no damage to the pool table or the men.
  • All items in our storage had been wrapped carefully with our high quality furniture blankets and plastic wrapping from when our movers first moved them into storage. This helps the items stay protected while in storage and during relocation to their new home.
  • During the relocation process Duminda also decided that he would not be taking all of his belongings but would be requiring the use of one unit to hold certain items until they required relocation also.
  • Duminda was extremely grateful for all the hard work our guys put into firstly moving into storage and then also relocation of his belongings and with no damage caused to any items.
  • We look forward to further assisting Duminda in the future with the relocation of his remaining belongings or storing them for as long as he needs.
  • Another satisfied customer giving a 5 star review and would be happy to recommend our services to anyone seeking Storage Melbourne

Call Jake Removalists 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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Two Days Interstate Move From Seaford SA to Traralgon VIC

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2 Days Interstate Removals by Jake Interstate Removalists Melbourne

  • Daryl was a very friendly and happy customer. We had many great conversations leading up to his move with what kind of service he required and where he was moving to.
  • Daryl was moving from Seaford in South Australia as he was selling up his home and making the long move across to Traralgon in Victoria which is around the 9-10 hour drive time for our trucks and that’s not including the stopovers for lunch and bathroom breaks.
  • At first Daryl was not too sure on the date that he would be able to move as he was awaiting settlement to go through and for anyone who has been through the house selling and purchasing process it can sometimes give an uncertain feeling waiting on banks and other parties to agree on fixed times to settle.
  • Eventually we were able to finalise a date which was Sunday 23 June and Monday 24 June.
  • Daryl had a large 3 bedroom home that he required to move and we had worked with him in coming up with an agreeable fixed rate pricing which we offer for all interstate moves due to the amount of time involved and gives a great competitive rate for our customers.
  • With our interstate moves they are generally also over 2 days due to the distance of the move and not physically being able to complete everything in one day.
  • For this move our team assigned for the day was the double Eric team, which makes it a lot easy for our customers to remember their names. They are a couple of great friends who are always happy and ready to assist our customer at the best of their ability.
  • The truck size required was our largest which is the 10T truck which carries around 53 cubic metres worth of furniture, you could possibly get away with an 8 T truck for a 3 bedroom, however with interstate moves we do need to go over to be sure that it can all fit as it is only possible to do one journey interstate with a 9-10 hour drive understandably.
  • The team of Eric’s first part of the move on Sunday 23 June was to make the quite long journey from our depot in Notting Hill to South Australia with some very picturesque views along the way.
  • It was decided that our team would travel on the 23rd June and load the truck that day also. They would then travel back to Traralgon in Victoria after a good nights rest the following day and unload Daryl’s goods that day also.
  • As per usual all items were treated with the best of care with the assistance of the hydraulic lift on the back of the truck and also thanks to a large supply of high quality thick furniture blankets, heavy duty trolleys and dolleys and also plastic wrapping if required.
  • Daryl was very happy at the end of this move with the whole process from booking through to the move and service we provided.
  • Daryl sent through a great 5 star review with these comments “Absolutely fabulous. Eric 1+2 were great value, fab, service great and will definitely recommend Jakes.”
  • Another satisfied customer who would gladly recommend our services for Interstate Removalists Melbourne

Call Jake Removalists 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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Large office Relocation by Jake Office Movers Melbourne

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Large office Relocation From Coburg To Derrimut by Jake Office Movers Melbourne

  • David contacted us to enquire about our services for his up-coming move. He was calling from a very well-known company Bega. As many people would know they are famous for their very popular cheese and dairy products.
  • As one could imagine the size of their office was quite substantial and would take quite a large amount of time.
  • That’s where our professional services and hard workers come into play.
  • As the office contained between 20-30 people each with their own desks, filing cabinets and other miscellaneous items along with your standard office furniture and electronic equipment it would take more than one day.
  • Our solution to this move was to have two teams of 3men each for the first part of the move which would be on Thursday 13 June.
  • Each team would also have a 10t truck which is our largest with a hydraulic lift and complete with trolleys, dolleys and high quality furniture blankets.
  • Jake Office Movers Melbourne workers for the first part of the move were. Team 1: James, Karl and Eddie and team 2: Robert, Jay and Tylor.
  • All very experienced furniture removalists who pride themselves on outstanding customer service and work ethic. They all do bring their own individual style of work and personalities to make for a great and diverse working environment.
  • As we did have two teams on site that day they both decided to split the move into two sections where one team took care of a certain area of the property and the other team handled the other section to keep the move organised and on schedule.
  • The move did also involve quite a large amount of dismantling of desks and cabinets and storage units which is to be expected with any office move as many of the desks once assembled are to large to fit through the doors as they are.
  • At the end of the first move our teams had done an amazing job clearing out and moving the majority of the office to their new premises.
  • The following day on 14 June our Team of Robert, Jay and Tylor continued moving the remaining items.
  • All items were treated with he best of care from dismantle to the move to reassemble at the new premises.
  • David and his co-workers were extremely happy with the outstanding work provided by our staff and would gladly recommend our services to anyone looking for Office Movers Melbourne.

Call Jake Removalists 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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What You Need To Do On the Moving Day

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Moving day is closer, lots of things you may need to think and prepare. Jake Removalists Melbourne gives you some tips you need to know couple days before moving day.

1-4 Days Before Moving:

• Make a schedule or action plan for the day of the move.
• Drain fuel from lawn mowers and discard any hazardous or flammable substances which could prove dangerous during the moving process.
• Make sure essential tools are handy (screwdrivers, tape, vacuum cleaner, etc.).
• Pack a bag for water bottles, pen/paper, snacks, documents, and essentials.
• Set aside boxes/items that you have decided to move yourself.
• Clean!

Moving Day: At your old home

• Remove bedding and disassemble beds – be sure to pack bedding in your essential items box.
• Babysitter – if possible, organise to get somebody to look after the kids and pets.
• Esky – have an esky and ice packs on hand to put in all the food from the fridge.
• Check off all furniture and boxes against your inventory list as they go into the moving truck.
• Bed assembly – Get the removalists to help you assemble any furniture like beds, it’s a job that you really don’t want to be doing late in the evening while everybody is exhausted and tired.
• Complete one last check of the old property to ensure nothing was left behind ( i.e.) look behind doors and in cupboards, etc.
• Leave your contact information for new residents to forward mail.
• Make sure the movers have the correct new address and you have their mobile number to contact them if there is a confusion.
• Carry all important items with you (passports, cash, other important documents, etc.).
• Lock the windows, doors and turn off the lights.
• Return keys if applicable.

At Your New Home

Before you move give your new house by Jake Removalists Melbourne a good clean before moving all the boxes over.  It’s so much easier to wipe over kitchen shelves and vacuum all the carpets while the house is empty.  Despite the showers looking clean I gave them a good clean again.

  • Verify utilities are working: Phone, Internet, Water, Gas, Electricity, Heating & Cooling
  • Organise pest control– get the pest control to spray the house the day before you moved in, then you don’t have to worry about moving any furniture later.
  • Clean the kitchen and vacuum as needed (especially where furniture will be going).
  • Assemble beds and make up beds as soon as possible.
  • Begin unpacking – start with the kitchen and bathroom and other essentials
  • Bathroom stocked– put toilet paper, hand soap, hand towel in each of the bathrooms. Shower ready – put soap and bath towels for each person in the bathrooms, after a long day you will want a nice shower.
  • Take photos of your new home– so you can take the time to look through them and be able to visualise where you want items placed before the move. This is also good for renters to have as a reference for their landlords to prevent unnecessary repair fees (as it may have been broken before moving in).
  • Don’t be too organised – unpack the boxes and place into drawers and cupboard, but don’t be too worried about it being orderly and organised, once all the boxes are unpacked you can go back when you have time and neaten it up.

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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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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How To Declutter For Storage Before The Move – Tips From Jake Removals Melbourne

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A critical part of every big move is decluttering your house, particularly if you’re moving things into storage. Clearing your possessions reduces moving costs, decreases time and effort on move day and generally helps you feel a whole lot lighter. If you’re building a new place, renovating or just downsizing for a while, decluttering takes some much-needed weight off your shoulders. It can be very therapeutic. If you’ve got a big declutter job ahead of you but can’t decide how to approach it, follow these simple tips from Jake Storage and Removals Melbourne to declutter for storage like the best of them.

Don’t start with the wardrobe

Most people get overwhelmed thinking about where to– but often the wardrobe is the biggest mental hurdle. Instead of going for broke and attacking that first, however, get started on something easier. Try going for a less essential room like a laundry or a study to kick off the job. Once you’ve built some momentum, take a big breath and go storming into your clothes collection.

Apply the multiple rule

Do you really need that many towels, or five sets of bedding? Over time we collect multiples of household items and save them for a rainy day or when family comes to visit. However, in most cases, people tend to save way more than they practically need. Look past those multiple sets that you do need (think cutlery and kitchenware) and cull those you don’t.

One room at a time

Decluttering across the whole house leads to burnout. Approach it practically by choosing a smaller part of the house (a room or large cupboard) and commit clearing until it’s done. To save time later start loading moving boxes as you go. Only then can you move on to the next one. Try to move slowly, and identify a room or area to stack your unwanted goods. Anything in good condition you can bundle up and give to charity or sell online for some much needed moving cash.

12 months or it’s gone

This is a harsh one, but fewer belongings to move means cheap storage. Try it on anything where you need a quick keep-or-throw answer. If you’ve physically used it or thought about it sometime in the last year, keep it. If not, it’s usually a bad sign. Obviously, this isn’t the case for record-keeping like photos and family heirlooms, but it does force you to get serious about everything else.

Essentials only

We tend to purchase or hold on to items that sound practical in theory but hardly see the light of the day. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the biggest culprits for this. Pans, baking trays, pots and bread ovens all take up critical space. Same applies to the bathroom – soaps, creams, gels, sprays, the list goes on. Do you really need them all?

If you need further help about how to declutter house before your moving, contact Jake Storage Removals Melbourne at 1300 766 658.

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We Have Acquired a New Truck

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We Have Acquired a New Truck – Jake Removalists Melbourne

  • As well as hiring additional staff members we have also acquired a new truck.
  • Jake Removalists Melbourne has just recently upgraded one of our former 10 Tonne trucks to a newer model.
  • The former truck was used to its fullest potential with hundreds of moves conducted under its belt.
  • There are many upgrades that will assist in giving the best possible service to all our customers.
  • A new tail gate and great warranty for all aspects of the truck which is great for the best possible performance and reliability.
  • Sleek in design and upgraded to maximize space and loading potential.
  • It boasts brand new wooden interior flooring and carpeted walls which helps protects item from being damaged during transit and looks very professional.
  • New blankets in the truck which accompanied the new truck. Brand new aluminium ramp for the heavy items which is great in ensuring all items are taken care of.
  • Automatic truck for easier driving and less wear and tear which will assist in a more reliable and productive, professional and trustworthy service.

 

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