How to Plan an Interstate Move Soon and How to Hire a Removalist

Berry Mathew

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How to Plan an Interstate Move Soon and How to Hire a Removalist

Planning an interstate move requires so many details and plans.

You can do it all on your own or get help from a professional removalist.

The extra costs of a removalist are well worth it, since you receive savings in the form of stress reduction, and time.

Today we will discuss how to prepare for your interstate move, how much interstate removalists cost, and how to find the perfect company.

Preparation phase

The first thing to think about when moving is what you will take to your new home, what you can sell, and what you can put in the rubbish bin.

It is not uncommon to realise you have more stuff than you thought you had when it comes time to move.

What better time to sort through the mess and clutter than before a move.

After you have familiarised yourself with all the belongings you have, it is time to decide if you will be packing it all or having the removalist do it for you. 

Either way you decide to get packed up, take note of the amount of stuff you have, label each box you pack, and write out a list with any special instructions.

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Cost and comparison

The cost of hiring a removalist can vary depending on many factors — distance of move, services chosen, and size of home, to name a few. 

For a long-distance interstate move, you can expect to pay between $1,200 and $13,400 travelling from 500 and more miles away. 

To get a full estimate of your moving costs, you will need to consider if you will need any extra services, such as:

  • Multiple movers or trucks
  • packing/unpacking
  • loading/unloading
  • Moving insurance
  • Storage drop off
  • Rubbish removal
  • Or moving large or speciality items — motorcycle, trampoline, furniture, etc.

Other added costs may include pet transportation, temporary housing, and fuel for your personal vehicle.

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Finding the right removalist

When looking for a removalist for your interstate move, always do your research.

Ensure all important and fragile items are accounted for in your moving list or packed away for you to grab before they arrive.

Ask family, friends, and neighbours who they can suggest. 

Look at online reviews.

Ask for a walk through survey, so they can assess the size of the project. 

Ensure they have a valid insurance policy and business licence.

Shop around to find the best price and list of services. 

Discuss the services they offer, an estimate on total costs, and their policies regarding complaints or delays.

To ensure you will be able to work with the company, determine how approachable they are during your first meeting, and their policy on level of communication during the move.

Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming project. 

Hiring a removalist to help can save you from all the stress and get you moved into your new place quickly. 

The typical determination of how much interstate removalists cost depends on the size of your home, amount of stuff, distance, and extra services.

Contact a good removalist today to start your moving plans and get you and your precious belongings into your new home.