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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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Interstate Removalists Melbourne Lyneham North (ACT) to Box Hill North (VIC)

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Interstate Moving from Lyneham North (ACT) to Box Hill North (VIC)

  • Our customer Eilleen was going through a change in her life with work and requested the assistance with and interstate move. Gathering up all her belongings she was moving from Lyneham North in the ACT and coming to join us in Victoria to the suburb of Box Hill North.
  • Eileen advised us that she would be moving from her large 3 bedroom home containing many years of collected belongings of all natures from your typical living room furniture to paintings, plants and many other miscellaneous items.
  • As an interstate move is understandably quite long and this move would be conducted over 2 days.
  • Interstate moves generally involve travelling to the pickup on the first day and loading all the items into the truck to then hold overnight and move the following day.
  • As not all the movers have the time or ability to undergo an interstate move due to other daily commitments at home it is generally a volunteer situation as to who doesn’t mind travelling the long distance and to stay overnight in another state.
  • Our team decided for this move were our very experienced movers Eric and Kevin. A great couple of guys who always go above and beyond to help any of our customers. Both reliable, hard working, friendly and strong. They have been workers with our company for many years now and have gained themselves a great reputation in the industry.
  • With the move the guys had decided to leave very early on the morning of the 4th at 7am from our depot as they had a very long drive ahead of them expecting to arrive in Canberra around 5pm.
  • Once the guys arrived they loaded everything into the 8T truck which would be perfect for your standard 3 bedroom property to guarantee it would all fit in one trip which is absolutely necessary for an interstate move.
  • This move also included a much loved upright piano which is an item that requires much more attention than your standard household item due to the size and weight and requires and specially designed piano trolley and the use of ramps for any steps at the properties.
  • The guys are very professional and use all furniture blankets, wrappings and any equipment necessary to complete the load with no damage to any item or property.
  • Once everything was loaded the guys settled in for a night in Canberra to get a good nights after a hard days work rest before the following day to complete the rest of the move.
  • The following morning the movers continued on their journey back to Victoria to Box Hill North to reunite with the customer Eileen at her new property.
  • All items were carefully placed in their new dwellings with the utmost care at the delight of Eilleen.
  • Eilleen sent us through an email afterwards stating “Thank you a lot and also your staff Kevin and Eric for the good work. I will recommend you to all my friends. I have given the best feedback wording I was able to think of. Many thanks again and kindest regards”.
  • Another great outcome and very good job completed by our amazing team of Eric and Kevin resulting in another very happy customer.
  • Great work everyone and another 5 star review with another customer recommending our services for anyone seeking Interstate Removalists Melbourne.

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Checklist For Moving Items Into Storage

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While you’re moving house, renovating or relocating, Jake Removals and Storage Melbourne offers the perfect way to keep your stuff safe in the process. As with anything else, it’s best to plan your storage in advance and ensure every little detail is covered so nothing is left behind. By preparing correctly you’ll protect your items against damage, breakage and mould – all of which can cost more money in the long term in replacements and repairs.

What’s the best way to organise? With a storage checklist of course. Jake Removals Melbourne have 10+ years experience moving Australians, and we’ve put together the checklist below to make your move as fast, easy and stress-free as possible.

 Getting started

The first step is planning phase. Tick these boxes off 1-2 months before moving day if you can:

  • Confirm your storage items. List everything to store. Note if it’s fragile, as well as any other storage requirements.
  • Book your storage as spaces can be limited due to high demand.
  • Collect packaging materials. Purchase boxes, get your packing paper and tape ready. Pro tip – a tape gun will save you a lot of time.
  • Organise removal Call or email Jake Removals to lock in the move to storage. If storage is short term, book for the return trip as well.

 Packing Your Storage Items

 The best time to start packing is weeks before your move. Aim to get these done 2-4 weeks prior to the big day:

  • Check storage requirements. Some items can’t be stored, such as dangerous goods or foodstuffs. Review your packing list if needed.
  • Pack fragile items.Follow the right procedure to wrap and pack fragiles to prevent any damage. Label ‘fragile’ clearly.
  • Pack items in boxes. After fragiles, pack the rest of your smaller household items into strong, sturdy cardboard moving boxes.
  • Prepare your electronics. To pack electronics for storage, remove batteries and place items back in their original boxes for best protection.
  • Deconstruct furniture. Reduce your furniture to pieces if possible, and obtain some blankets or protective sheets to stop scratches and dents in transit.
  • Disconnect and drain whitegoods.Unplug your fridge, washer and dryer, and follow correct techniques for packing whitegoods to ensure they won’t produce mould.

Stack your storage area effectively

This information is useful if you are moving the items to storage yourself and would like to load the units to save on money. When moving your items into the storage unit, follow these tips for the best results:

  • Make use of every space. Maximise the space by filling every corner to make storage cheaper.
  • Place lighter items on top. Stack heavy items at the bottom to prevent crushing.
  • Mattresses on their side.Most miss this one – the best way to pack mattresses for storage are vertically. This protects the springs from damage.
  • Protect your items. Throw a plastic sheet on top of everything to protect from dripping or falling items.
  • Lock it up Padlocks are given from Jake Removals and keys can be kept in the office or given to yourself to hold onto.

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4 Bedrooms Moving from Cranbourne North to Clyde North  by Jake Removalists Melbourne

  • This move started out with a quote request coming through via email from Jenny who it turns out was also an existing customer which is always great and reconfirms the amazing work our movers do.
  • After contacting Jenny over the phone to get a detailed description of the move, we were very confident to use our largest truck the 10 Tonne with hydraulic lift which we use for our larger moves of 4 bedrooms or more.
  • The two workers selected for this move were Robert and Jay from Jake Removalists Melbourne, a great team with amazing synergy and years of experience working in the furniture removal industry. They are also great communicators and make the customers feel very comfortable and at ease during the move.
  • Jenny described the guys as being very efficient, professional and she loved that herself and her family did not have to do any moving for the entire experience leaving it in the very capable hands of Robert and Jay.
  • They then move everything into the truck with great expertise and making the most of the moving equipment provided. The equipment used is trolleys, ramps and dolleys and they also make great use out of the fantastic hydraulic lift to get the best possible results and minimise and possibilities of damage and or injury.
  • Jenny advised that the guys were “Good natured, careful, hard workers and could not be happier with the move”
  • Jenny was very happy with her second move with us and would not hesitate to recommend our services to anyone Removalists Melbourne.

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7 Foot Pool Table Moving in Templestowe by Jake Removalists Melbourne

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7 Foot Pool Table Removals in Templestowe by Jake Removalists Melbourne

  • Gus had contacted us over the phone to discuss his upcoming move and to get an estimated pricing.
  • After discussing the move with Gus in great details he advised that he did have quite a large amount of furniture required to move and that furniture also included a 7 foot slate top pool table.
  • We had to decided that the use of the 10T truck which is our largest would be required for this type of move with the best chance of completing the move in one trip.
  • Our 10T truck is great for large moves at 53 m3 it has the largest amount of space available for our larger home moves and has a great hydraulic lift on the back of the truck for all the large and bulky items.
  • Our team that we chose for this move was Luke and Jack from Jake Removalists Melbourne. Both very experienced and friendly. They are extremely hard working, careful and professional when they are on the job making for a very pleasant and easy move for our customers.
  • All items were taken great care of and were carefully wrapped when required in the thick furniture blankets and plastic wrap and the guys made good use out of all tool available to them from the dolleys, trolleys, ramps and the hydraulic lift.
  • Gus was very impressed by the work conducted by our very experienced movers. There was no damage to either property or items.
  • Gus would most definitely be recommending our services to all family and friends seeking Removalists Melbourne.

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Moving from Elwood to St Kilda By Jake Movers Melbourne

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Moving from Elwood to St Kilda By Jake Movers Melbourne

  • John called requesting a quote for his upcoming move from his 1 bedroom apartment in Elwood to St Kilda.
  • After speaking to John he advised that he had only a small move and not too many items and so it was decided that our 4T would be the best for that job.
  • Our very handy 4T is great for smaller moves like a 1 bedroom property or just a few large items that need some strong men. It is also very useful for moving through smaller streets and driveways when necessary.
  • The guys chosen for this move were our team of Eric and Jack. They are both great movers and very experienced in what they do and work very well together to achieve the best possible results for our customers. They are very friendly and happy workers and enjoy their job very much.
  • All items are carefully handled and packed as efficiently and professionally as possible to ensure all items arrive in the same condition that they were packed in. They make great use of the trolleys, ramps and dolleys available to them.
  • John advised us that “It was very hot, 40 degrees and more and I have a lot of things including a bookshelf from Hell but Jack and Eric were fantastic.”
  • John was very pleased with the move and advised that “The guys worked very hard and I cannot recommend them enough. Would definitely use you guys again”.
  • Another satisfied customer and happy to recommend our services to anyone seeking movers Melbourne.
  • You are fully by removals insurance. Check removalists Melbourne insurance.

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Moving from Campbellfield to Baddaginnie By Jake Mobile Storage Melbourne

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Moving from Campbellfield to Baddaginnie By Jake Mobile Storage Melbourne

  • Geraldine contacted us through our online website requesting assistance with moving her and her family from their Campbellfield to Baddaginnie.
  • After discussing the amount of items she had in their home we had decided on using our 8 Tonne truck which is perfect for moving averagely furnished 3-4 bedroom homes and is great as it also comes with a hydraulic lift on the back for those not so easy to lift bulky items.
  • Geraldine also requested 3 men to complete this move as they did have quite a large amount of furniture and some very heavy items.
  • Our team we chose for this move was Robert, Jay and Yan. A great group of guys who are very experienced in furniture removal. They all enjoy the furniture removal industry.
  • All items were moved with the greatest of care as all our workers treat each item of furniture as if it were their own, using trolleys, dolleys, ramps and making great use of the hydraulic lift available to them attached to the back of the truck.
  • Geraldine was very impressed with the and said “The guys were all extremely professional in every respect. We would highly recommend them to others. Outstanding work in every respect”.
  • Having multiple pickup and delivery locations on a move is no problem for our movers as they are great at storing items in the trucks accordingly for easy access with the least amount of fuss possible.
  • All items were treated very well and there was no damage to both property and furniture.
  • Geraldine was very happy with all the work carried out and would not hesitate to recommend our services to anyone seeking Mobile Storage Melbourne
  • You are fully by removals insurance. Check removalists Melbourne insurance.

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