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.

4 Disclosures To Make When Hiring A Furniture Removalist

When hiring a furniture removalist, it is usual for clients to leave all the heavy lifting to the professionals. While this is perfectly in line, the client needs to make some disclosures to ease the work of the removalist. They include: 

Where You Live

Do not merely give the physical location of your house. Instead, provide intricate details such as the availability of parking space at your home. Remember, removalists use large trucks that need substantial parking space. If you live in a townhouse, it would be wise to book a parking space for the removals truck. You should also tell the removalist if you live in a storey building. Usually, moving heavy furniture down a staircase is a technical task that requires specialised equipment. Informing your removalist beforehand ensures that they come prepared.  

Special or Fragile Items

In some cases, you may have expensive and fragile items such as jewellery, paintings, a grand piano or antiques. These items require special preparation and transport at times. Typically, it would not make sense to transport your valuable paintings alongside your other household goods. In this case, the removalist contracts a security courier to ensure the paintings arrive safely at your new home. Suppose you own a vintage grand piano; the removalist wants to take all measures to prevent accidental damage to the piano. In this case, they might opt to move it using a forklift or crane. 

Need For Storage

Many clients do not know that removalists provide storage services. Therefore, you do not need to hire a third-party service provider to take your items in storage or move them from one storage unit to the other. If you need to move items to a storage unit, the removalist will pack your things in such a way that they can drop them off at the storage facility. 

Your Budget

Sometimes, people fail to hire removalists since they presume that they cannot afford the removal service. However, most removalists have packages suited for budget customers. For instance, you can share the removals truck with another client. Alternatively, you could opt for a partial move where the removalist does not pack or arrange your items. For local moves, the removalist can provide you with a removals van if you wish to conduct a self-move. 

When hiring a removalist, disclose the location of your home, if you have special items, whether you need storage and your budget. As a best practice, ensure the removalist has the credentials and experience needed to move your items. Reach out to a removalist to discuss your furniture removal