Don’t Rely on Removalists to Drop Boxes Off

Removalists are busy – and waiting on box drop-off can be unreliable especially if no-one is home.

Our advice – go to your nearest local storage place – like Kennards or Storage King. They have everything you need:

  • Boxes – standard (tea chests); book; wine; Port-a-Robes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Butchers paper
  • Masking tape

Ring them first – make sure they have what you need. The beauty is – if you need more later, you can control the process and revisit them – rather than wait again on a removalist to drop them off.

Use Proper Moving Boxes

Make sure you use proper moving boxes – standard (tea chests); book; wine; Port-a-Robes. These boxes have the appropriate thickness/ply to protect your goods – and they have flaps to close (and tape down – meaning they can be stacked on top of each other – saving you space and cost).

Avoid fruit or supermarket boxes. They cause damage because they are flimsy. They can collapse AND  you can’t stack them on top of each other.

Don’t use plastic storage boxes. They are brittle, break easily – and that’s why good removalists hate them.

Pre-Packing of Boxes

For your fragile things – like glassware, crystal, china – it’s worth considering pre-packing – where the removalist brings the boxes and packing materials and pre-packs the fragile goods into boxes for you.

Pre-packing usually costs around $20-25 per box.

As always, to organise anything to do with your interstate move, simply contact MoveState and we will help you get sorted.

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