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.

Two situations in which you must hire removalists

Here are a couple of situations in which you must hire removalists for a move to a new home.

Your friends and relatives aren't strong enough to help you move your heavy items

If you have some friends and relatives who would be happy to help you move, but they're not physically able to help you carry the big, heavy furniture items and larger boxes of hefty objects you'll be taking with you, then you must hire some removalists. Whilst you might be pondering the idea of trying to move the furniture and your other items yourself, this is not advisable, even if you're physically fit. The reason for this is that when moving big and long items, such as a wardrobe, it's simply not possible to safely do this alone. If you try to, you could not only pull a muscle (which might result in you not being able to finish moving your items) but there's also a good chance that you'll damage your furniture. For example, if you cannot lift and carry your wardrobe by yourself, then you might need to push it across the floor and then the ground outside, to get it into your vehicle. This could result in it getting scratched. Lastly, this approach could result in you taking days, rather than a few hours, to move everything.

In contrast, if you have several removalists helping you, each of whom not only has plenty of physical strength but also has lifting tools, these people will be able to swiftly load even your biggest furniture items into their van, without getting so much as a tiny scratch on them, and without being injured. Furthermore, because there will be a few of these professionals involved in the move, everything you own will be moved extremely quickly.

You'll be taking a lot of high-value items with you when you move

If you need to take many high-value items with you when you move, then you must not proceed without hiring removalists. The first reason for this is that removalists know how to pick up, carry and lay down valuable, delicate items without damaging them. Whilst your friends who help you move might have good intentions, they won't have any experience handling high-value objects and so will be more likely to accidentally damage them. As such, if there are removalists taking part in your move, the chances of your expensive items being destroyed as a result of being mishandled will be very low.

The second reason is that if some event occurs that leads to damage being inflicted on your valuable possessions (for example, if another vehicle hits the back of the removalists' van), you'll have the option of making an insurance claim, as all reputable removals firms have insurance that will usually cover incidents like this. 

For more information, contact local removalists