Planning for your move

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Moving with horses

Our horses are such an important part of our lifestyle and our family. We are moving next year for my husband's work and one of the most stressful aspects is organising the horse transport. We've done this before and it always turns out okay, but it doesn't make the next time any easier. We can replace our furniture if it gets lost or broken, but our horses are part of our family. This blog is all about organising large animal transport across state lines and has a range of tips to make the process as not stressful as possible for both the animals and the owners.


Planning for your move

8 August 2017
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Moving house requires planning and preparation, but it doesn't have to be unmanageable. By creating a plan early in the process and recognising where you need to enlist outside help, you can cut down on the stress and lost time of moving. 

Finding a moving firm

Choosing a removal company should begin as early as possible in your moving process. The earlier you begin, the more availability your mover will have and the more flexible you'll be able to be about your move date. Starting early can therefore help you save money on your move. If you're moving a long distance, make sure your mover has the necessary experience in interstate furniture removals. 

Reduce your moving mass

The more you need to move, the longer your packing process will take and the more it will cost. In some cases, shipping items such as inexpensive chairs or bookcases can be more expensive than just selling them and buying new ones when you arrive. You can do the same with books, clothes and other belongings; moving is a good time to be realistic about which of your books you're going to read again and which are just taking up shelf space. As with contacting a moving company, reducing the amount you need to move is best started early. You can even do this before you know where you're going to be moving to.

Make a plan 

As early as you can, get a copy of your new home's floor plan to help decide where furniture will go. If your movers will be unloading into your new home, share the floor plan with them. It will also give you a sense of how much room you have for furniture. Having a floor plan helps to take some of the uncertainty out of your move day. 

Pack securely 

Your moving firm can give you some advice on how they want you to pack your furniture for transport; they may even be able to sell you appropriate packing materials. Take furniture apart wherever you can, removing legs from tables and shelves from bookcases. Wrap surfaces like tabletops in padded covers or spare blankets to protect them from scratches. Store removed screws or small parts in plastic bags and keep them near the furniture item they come from; if it won't damage the surface, you can even tape the bag to part of the item of furniture. 

An interstate move can be a big challenge, but with some advance planning and the help of a qualified mover you can make it an efficient and manageable process.