Tips For Moving Interstate In Australia
Moving can be a bit of a hassle; furniture to move, items to sort out and pack, bills on both houses to settle, etc. There’s a lot of little details that need to be taken care of when moving from one house to another, especially if you’re a little constricted, with either time or money. The further a move, the more difficult it is, and the more expensive it becomes.
So, what to do then, if you’ve decided, or need, to move interstate? Looking through Sydney furniture removalists, it’s clear that it can be difficult and expensive to move interstate, especially for a family, since they have a lot of things to move.
Whilst moving will always have its difficulties and costs, there are ways to minimize these issues. A little bit of research, effort and some creativity can help cut costs. Here are some tips for keeping your wallet from going empty when moving interstate.
- Replacement time. If you’ve got a bit of extra cash and are in quite a bit of a rush, it’s an option to just outright replace all the furniture you’re going to move. For the cheaper pieces, it might actually save you money, since you’re not paying for the costs of moving the furniture you’re going to be using. However, if your furniture includes heirlooms, unique pieces, or anything particularly expensive, might not want to try this.
- Truck it! One way to go about moving your stuff interstate is to hire your own truck, which is cheaper, by virtue of the fact that you’re only paying for the cost of hiring a truck, which is fairly cheap due to competition. On the other hand, since this is all you’re paying for, you’ll have to lug your belongings yourself; not hiring any of the Sydney furniture removalists means you’ll be doing the heavy lifting.
- On the trail(er). Another option is to hire a trailer, if your vehicle can pull one. It’s cheaper than a truck, but you need to make sure you’re prepared to do some long driving. There’s also the associated costs with driving your own vehicle interstate; fuel, food, and the like. Take note of the costs, of lodging for the road, keeping yourself fed and keeping the gas from hitting ‘E’.
- Borrowing is always an option. If you know someone with the appropriate vehicle or equipment for your move, it may be a viable option to borrow from that someone. As a matter of courtesy, it’s generally customary to return the vehicle to its owner with a full tank of gas. Of course, gas costs money, so that’s additional cost tacked on to everything else mentioned prior, so take note.