Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Moving is stressful; let’s get that out of the way. If teleportation had been invented, you can bet that “instantaneous moving house” would be one of its top-uses.
And as an Australian, you have even more reason than many to complain. Considering that everywhere is so far apart here, interstate moving fast becomes a headache. A potentially costly and time-consuming headache.
But that hasn’t stopped people from making the long cross-border move. In fact, a whopping 339,000 Australian’s took part in it from 2017-2018. Better yet, Australian's are some of the least likely in the world to ever leave their home-country.
And that’s why whole industries have cropped up with the sole aim of making the movie easier.
But before consulting the professionals, let’s take a look at some ways you could ease the financial and timely cost of moving interstate in Australia.
Moving Peace of Mind
Destress the moving process : Top 5 Cheapest Ways To Move with Securely & Moving Peace of Mind
Yes, that’s right. You might feel like the higher your blood pressure is, the more you’re getting done. But the opposite is usually the case. When we streamline or optimize the moving process, we eliminate extra costs or wasted time.
So, here are some tips to make your move as easy as possible.
Declutter before packing – Think like a minimalist; throw out what you don’t need and pack what you do need. Or, you can sell whatever you’re thinking of getting rid of and put the profits towards paying for moving costs.
Reliable packing materials – Make sure whatever you’re packing your belongings in is sturdy, hard to tear, and perhaps even waterproof. People are always trying to get rid of boxes online for free or for a small fee so take a look on eBay or Gumtree to see what’s on offer.
Colour code – find some tape that’s offered in multiple colors and stock up on it. Assign each tape color to a specific room within the home while packing. This matching system will make unpacking infinitesimally easier.
Keep a to-do checklist and inventory – since moving all the furniture in your house (and your family!) is a mammoth task, it’s worth breaking it down bit by bit. Keep a to-do moving list for each day of the move. Moreover, it’s worth listing everything you own just to make sure it all arrives safe and sound. Peace-of-mind is key!
Hold your valuables close – speaking of peace-of-mind, keeping the family heirlooms on hand in your moving vehicle can do wonders for keeping stress levels and worries low.
Stack it up – As your packing boxes, save space by stacking them one on top of the other. For added roomy benefit, make sure they’re kept in a rarely used area such as the garage.
Use a well-established, reliable removalist with good reviews - This one may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. There’s a lot of industry competition for removalists, and this can lead to corner-cutting for the sake of time-saving. What you want is someone you can rely on. And with Prime Transport group – you can do just that. Working out of Sydney and Brisbane, they’ll collect your stuff, carefully load it into their trucks, and get it to your desired destination in a timely and no-nonsense fashion.
But what are the most cost-effective transport options?
Now that you’ve got everything packed and ready to go, it’s time to hit the road! This is when money becomes a worry. However, there are a number of cost-effective alternatives to hiring a removalist that you might be tempted to try. Take your pick below.
Sell it all and start anew
Selling some of your bulkier possessions and buying a new version of them when you get to your moving destination can be a money-saver (and stress buster.)
While this might seem like a budget beater, it can actually work in some demographics favor – notably students, singletons, and retirees.
Whatever profits you make from each sale can, in turn, be used to purchase new furniture and goods. And while that may leave you a bit out-of-bank, you’ll save it all back by not paying road or hiring fees.
Hire a trailer
While this is one of the most cost-effective methods of moving, it certainly won’t do much for some people’s nerves. Make sure you’re adept at dealing with trailers before taking the trailer route. Moreover, it’s worth noting that the trailer method can accrue considerable costs over long distances. Think petrol, repairs, restaurants, accommodation, and much more.
Hire a truck
You might be happy to hear that you can have a moving truck all to yourself! There’s plenty of businesses ready to hire one out to you around Australia, and the modern automatic transmission models are easier than ever to drive. However, you’ll have to do all the loading and unloading yourself while road-expenses wrack up.
Have you thought of going the “old-fashioned” route of asking if anyone is willing to lend you their car or perhaps even a van/truck/trailer? You’d be surprised what people have lying around or who people might know. So, make use of your connections and see what you can find.
This is by far the cheapest method considering you may only have to pay with a hamper and a bottle of wine. Perhaps even a small courtesy payment could be in order for your friend/family's goodwill!
When all is said and done, professional removalists are still the best option. They already know the shortest routes that accrue the least expenses and get there the fastest. And, they know all the best techniques for stacking your valuables, lowering the chances of breakages or damage,
Plus, you’ll save money by not having to take time off work while they shoulder the heavy-lifting and long-distant travel. Removalist companies also take care of any extra costs that add up along the way.
Hiring the right removalist company can half the stress of moving so, it’s best to pick right. That’s why you should consider working with us at Prime Transport Group. We’re always just a call, email, or message away, so you can set up a pick-up date right away as long as you’re in Sydney or Brisbane.
We pride ourselves on being the cheapest, most accessible, and stress-free removalist company, and we’re always happy to hear from you! Cheapest Ways To Move with Securely & Moving Peace of Mind .