Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

When I was offered a new job in Perth, I had to relocate my life from Brisbane. I had no idea how I was going to ship all my things across Australia. I considered hiring a van and doing it myself, but driving thousands of miles and then starting work when I arrived just didn't appeal to me. I looked into using a moving company, but I was put off a little by the cost. It was then my friend mentioned backloading. Backloading allowed me to haul my things across the country on trucks which were returning from another job. This drastically reduced the cost. I am now settled in Perth, but I wanted to start this blog to help others who need to store or move the things they own.

Why Enlisting the Services of Removalists Goes Well Beyond Convenience

As your moving date looms closer, you may be a ball of mixed emotions. Granted, a relocation is exciting as the thought of starting afresh in a new house, whether locally or in a different state, does present a world of possibilities. However, it is not uncommon for individuals to also experience a sense of trepidation, as the thought of packing up your entire house can be overwhelming even to the most organised person.

Fortunately, your upcoming relocation does not have to be overshadowed by the thought of the stress involved. Instead, you should hire removalists to take care of the logistics of ensuring the transition from your old house to the new one is as seamless as possible. But hiring these services is not merely for your peace of mind. Below are just two reasons why enlisting the services of removalists goes well beyond convenience.

Specialised tools and equipment

Removalists have specialised tools to get the job done. And their tools of trade are not limited to packing supplies. Their inventory comprises equipment to ensure that they not only handle, load and offload your belongings efficiently but that they are safe while doing so. For instance, hoisting straps are critical when carrying bulky furniture items via windows because they are too big to pass through your door.

Additionally, dollies, in the four-wheel, the two-wheel and the appliance variety, are employed to ease the loading and unloading of heavy items, such as packed boxes, large appliances and so on. These specialised tools and equipment are not only expensive to acquire but one needs the proper training to operate them efficiently. Therefore, it is best to leave the heavy lifting to removalists.

Adroit packing and organisation

The second reason why hiring removalists is much more than providing you with convenience during your relocation is the skilful packaging and organisation that these professionals offer. On paper, putting your items in boxes and sealing them may sound simple enough but when you take into account the vast selection of different items you own, you will quickly realise that it is not as easy as you thought. For instance, you would never put expensive artwork in the same box as you would your cleaning supplies.

Nonetheless, this does not mean that you know how best to ensure that artwork does not get damaged in transit. Removalists are trained in ensuring that they employ efficient packing procedures to maximise on safety. Furthermore, by making sure everything is packed efficiently, the professionals will not waste any resources in the form of boxes and this works to ensure maximum organisation in terms of space utilisation in the moving truck. 

Reach out to a removailst to get started.