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Preparing for the Move: What to Bring, Donate, Throw Away

by Admin - on Sep 28th 2018 - Comments Off on Preparing for the Move: What to Bring, Donate, Throw Away

Moving house conceptAs you get ready to move out of your old home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is the packing stage. With all the stuff you own, it can be stressful to fit all your things and bring them with you when it’s time to move.

To keep yourself going through that whole ordeal of packing and unpacking, here are a few tips provided by some leading national moving companies to help sort out your items, as well as to decide whether to bring, donate, and throw them away.


Time to let go of clothes that no longer fits or are too large for your size. For these, it’s best to donate them to those who are in need. However, if they are too ragged and worn out, it’s best if you just throw them away. For outfits that you fancy, like your favorite shoes, dress you’ve worn during an unforgettable event, you could still hold on to them and bring them along with you. Just make sure you pack them properly.


For appliances, try to keep only those things that you use often. For those you haven’t touched or used for a long time, maybe it’s about time you consider selling them or gifting them to someone who can put them to good use. If you have old electronics that are no longer working, you may consider recycling them or selling them at a junk shop for extra money.


Take out old and dingy-looking furniture. Instead, focus on items you could still use in your new home. As you start anew, consider buying a set of fresh and chic furniture to doll up your new abode. This is also a great opportunity to reinvent and revamp your place. For your old stuff, you could always bring it to an auction house or if they are in a decent condition, donate it to less fortunate families.

Now that you’ve sorted out what things must go and stay with you as you move, the next on the list is to prepare and pack your stuff properly. By keeping these things in mind, you can definitely manage the number of things you have to think about when relocating.

Essential Moving Advice: Which Items Should I Pack First?

by Admin - on Apr 19th 2018 - Comments Off on Essential Moving Advice: Which Items Should I Pack First?

Couple preparing to moveNow that you have decided to do all the packing on your own, the next thing you need to decide on is “Which items should I pack first?”. To help make sure that your packing would be a success, you have to make a packing list, know which items to pack, and prepare the necessary container and packaging supply materials, advises Nash Packaging, a packing specialist in Salt Lake City.

Yes, orchestrating a move is stressful and confusing. To help you get started, here’s what you should pack first in their specific order:

  1. All Storage Areas – This includes your garage, attic, basement, and any other rooms you use for storing stuff. These rooms typically hold a huge number of knickknacks and junk, usually stuff that you don’t even remember having. The main reason for packing up these rooms first is because it would probably take you forever to comb through everything and decide which ones to pack and which ones to let go.
  2. Spare or Uninhabited Rooms – This includes guest rooms and other rooms that for most of the time remain unoccupied unless you already use these as storage rooms.
  3. Your Living Room – This is also a tough one since you’ll have to deal with packing huge furniture pieces including couches, sofas, bookcases, cabinets, various decorating accessories, as well as delicate electronics like TVs, computers, and TVs, etc.
  4. The Bedrooms – You and your family would need all the rest and sleep you could get during this stressful time, so leave the bedrooms for last. But think well in advance how you’ll pack heavy items like your mattress, bed, and furniture. Additionally, sort out your clothes in advance, as this task could take a significant amount of time depending on the number of clothes you have.
  5. The Bathrooms – Put simply, you need the bathrooms to be completely functional for as long as possible so pack them up last.

So the answer to the question “Which items should I pack first?” are the items you need or use the least and last ones you should pack are the things that you need to keep using until moving day. By following this logical rule, you help ensure the success of your packing, and in turn, the success of your move.


3 Facts to Moving to Brisbane That Make Life Easier

by Admin - on Mar 7th 2018 - Comments Off on 3 Facts to Moving to Brisbane That Make Life Easier

City of Brisbane at sunset reflected in the riverMoving to Brisbane isn’t only a life-changing decision. It requires extensive planning and preparation. To make sure your new life in the city is comfortable and happy, take note of these few facts:

1. Moving and settling takes a while

It takes about 30 to 60 days to find a new house, but it takes much longer to finally settle when you finally found one. Studies suggest that the length of time may be as long as 17 months. This isn’t surprising since you need to get the feel of your space. You want to know which furniture pieces complement your room or if their sizes are suitable, too.

If you’re bringing many things with you, consider hiring a storage facility first. It’s best to make the most of a self-storage and Taxibox experience in Brisbane, so you can enjoy your mobile storage with no deposits, bonds, or fees. Look for those that could pick up items from your home and move them to their facility. This way, you won’t have to worry about transportation.

2. The population is growing

Brisbane’s population is ballooning at 1.6% annually, but they’re scattered around the city. While the biggest number of people is in the Outer Ring, it’s the Inner Ring that has experienced the fastest growth among the regions at 2%. South Brisbane has the highest growth rate at 5.1% followed by Herston and Woolloongabba.

The population’s growth matters because it affects the value of properties. In general, the more in demand the area is, the higher is its market value.

3. Home remodelling may require council approval

Before you change anything in your new home, make sure you get the consent of the Brisbane City Council. There are specific requirements to meet, according to the dwelling house codes. The process is usually lengthier and more exhausting if your home is traditional — if it has been around since 1946 or earlier. Besides the council approval, it needs an assessment.

Moving to a new home is stressful, but you don’t need to add any more of that. You can make things easier when you keep the above-mentioned details in mind.