Moving all of your belongings and the contents of your home interstate is a massive undertaking. If you call a removalist then you are obliged to have everything ready for them to take within the limited time you are given for the pick up. Have you ever considered that a shipping container could be how to move interstate on a budget.
Shipping container removals interstate give you more time to pack safely and efficiently. A shipping container also removes the inevitable clutter of boxes and everything else that you accumulate in the moving process.
These ‘moving interstate packing tips’ may be the best guarantee that your goods will arrive at their destination in good condition.
Develop a strategy
To start with, work out how much space you require and contact your storage company or shipping container supplier for shipping container hire prices. You have lots of options. There are 10 ft, 20 ft and 40 ft shipping containers in Australia.
Get packing early
Get started early. You will have organised your container to be available a few days before the move so make use of it. Your packing supplies will include:
- Lots of strong boxes in a range of sizes
- Bubble wrap and butcher’s paper. Avoid newspaper; it leaves a mark and it’s not very sturdy.
- Plenty of packing tape - ideally attached to a dispenser.
- Labels and marker pens (label everything)
- Fragile and address stickers
- Mattress covers
- Stanley knives but make sure they are used with caution
Sensible packing tips
Boxes from the local supermarket are ok for unbreakables but for fragile goods use proper packing boxes and plenty of tape. Obviously, pack heavy items at the bottom and lighter, fragile items on top. Sound simple but when you’re exhausted it’s easy to cut some corners. Pack densely and secure firmly. Your boxes will be stacked and you can’t guarantee that everybody will be as careful as you are. Mark each box to cover every conceivable angle so that Fragile markings can be easily seen.
For expensive clothing like suits, shirts, blouses and gowns, invest in some special wardrobe boxes. Otherwise, utilise suitcases and plastic storage boxes.
To find out what a great alternative shipping containers are for an interstate removal, contact Betta Storage today. We’re not only great at providing the market’s best storage containers, we’re also great at providing removal tips and advice.