Why Hire Professional Removalists for Small Moves

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Even if you are only planning a small move, a professional moving company can make a huge difference. Moving is never as easy as you think whether it’s your home or office, there’s always more to move than you planned and some items will suddenly become very difficult to move which can slow you down and delay many other things making the whole experience stressful. Here are some good reasons why hiring a professional moving company in Launceston is a good idea.

They’ll Handle all the Planning and Logistics

The whole move can be littered with potential pitfalls and each step has to be carefully planned. What to move first, how to secure it, getting out as well as in the new property, the route, the timeline, the list goes on. All this and more will be taken care of by your removalists leaving you to just transport yourselves and your valuables to wherever you are going – stress-free.

They Have the Manpower and the Right Tools

Sometimes you’ll need a few people to move certain items. Also, the right techniques to avoid damage (and to yourself) as well as the right equipment like palette trucks, trolleys and hoists etc. Hiring or buying these items is expensive for something you may only use once, or not at all if you haven’t planned well.  An expert team of removalists will make things look easy because of their experience and know-how as well as using the right tool for the right item at the right time.

Gives You Time to Do Other Things

Once you have packed your valuables and any important documents, you are free to use your time to do other things. Whether this is at the new premises preparing for what will arrive or simply anything that isn’t part of the removal process. As long as the carriers have access to the property this leaves you completely free to enjoy your day leaving the hard work to the removalists.

All Your Boxes and Furniture Will Be Unloaded into the Right Rooms

Part of the removal process will be planning what goes where, if all your boxes are labelled and you have arranged with your removal company then everything will be transported to your new destination and unloaded into the correct room ready for you to unpack and place wherever you want.

Why Use Goodger Carriers?

  • 30 Years’ Experience
  • Owner Operated
  • Excellent Reviews
  • Friendly Service
  • Cover all of Tasmania
  • Fully Insured

It’s easy to see why even a small home or office move would benefit from professional removalists so why not get in touch with a friendly, family-run business with the personal touch to complete your move pain-free? Just give us a call for a free quote on 03 6339 4845.

Top Tips for Planning Your Office Relocation Day – A Complete Guide

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Endless surveys by large companies will tell you that moving your office or small business is the second most stressful thing after hiring new staff and even places it above handling finances. An incredible amount of stress can be avoided (not to mention valuable workdays lost) if you follow some simple tips to help you smoothly transition to your new premises.

Start Planning Early

Due to the stress involved many businesses often decide to stay put in cramped or expensive premises when in reality, taking your time and not trying to do it in a rush will make the whole process a lot easier. Giving yourself a realistic schedule will be helpful, as all the planning will pay off when your removalists come as things will go according to plan. Think about how long it might take you to achieve certain tasks and other important things like budget.

Assign a Project Manager

Most small to medium businesses don’t have office building managers, just maybe a general office manager, so assign this person the task, or whoever else is capable and has the time. Letting too many people be involved will likely lead to not only arguments but mistakes and costly ones too. It should be obvious to most small companies who this is, even the boss or business owner, but someone would have overall responsibility.

Tell Your Staff

Good communication is key and not telling your staff of your plans could upset some of them. They don’t need a running commentary but telling them at the start will make the transition less stressful for them too. They will have to get used to being in a different space and potentially next to different people. For very small companies, having your team onside is helpful as they could help in the move itself too.

Hire a Professional Removal Company

This part may seem obvious, but moving can be a costly task even if it’s to ultimately save money, but not hiring removalists will certainly be even more costly. Damages, time lost, information lost and the extra stress won’t be worth it. Professionals will help you plan in advance, but don’t book one at the last minute, as we said at the start, plan early as there can be unexpected hurdles or plans slightly changing. Your project manager should choose a local removal company that has good experience and a great reputation.

Update Your Address

This last one is easily overlooked, but it goes without saying how important this is. Not only should it be done on your own properties like website, social media and Google My Business profile but also web directories too. There’s all your company stationery to consider and it’s also a great excuse to do a mailout to keep in touch with partners, suppliers and customers.

Top Tips for Making Your Home Removal Day go Smoothly

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Proper planning is what is needed for your moving day to go smoothly. “It’s all in the preparation” as they say. This is true, so here are some top tips to help make your moving day less stressful, because let’s face it, moving home or office can be quite painful so we’re going to help you avoid some pitfalls which will be a bonus to you, and us.

Start With Budget

Before you book professional removalists and just expect them to deal with everything (please don’t!), start with knowing what you can afford to spend and working out how you’re going to do it. You might think there aren’t many options but for a large household or business, there are. Ask yourselves these questions:

  • What kind of size vehicle can I afford?
  • Will I need to hire help packing?
  • Can I afford a full service moving company?
  • What parts can I do myself?
  • How will my items be packed?
  • Have I allowed enough time?
  • Is there anything the removalists won’t take?

Once you have a budget worked out and you can answer the above questions then you should know what you can and can’t do. Trying to do the impossible in a short space of time when you have already paid and booked removalists will turn into a headache fast so knowing what’s possible before you start will definitely help.

Take your Valuables and Paperwork in Your Car

Important documents, valuables like jewellery, fragile items and unique things with sentimental value should be carried in your car separately – just in case. Most removalists will advise this and many will refuse to take fragile items and valuables anyway as their insurance policies don’t fully cover you.

Dedicate a Room for Storage in Your New Premises

It’s not always going to be possible to put everything in its relevant room right away. Time and space will dictate that you just place items and boxes elsewhere. Make things easier by designating a room where a lot of stuff can just be placed into that won’t get in the way of the important stuff like kitchen, bathroom and most importantly – your bed!

Prepare The New House for Office

Make sure you are arriving in the daytime, that there is electricity and bulbs and even toilet paper! Also, make sure it’s relatively clean and that you have access to all rooms so you can utilise all the space. Preparing at the source is not so effective if you haven’t prepared at your destination.

Prioritise Your Beds, Kitchen and Bathroom

Your removal company should be able to help with assembling your bed, but doing that first means you know that at the end of a long day when the removalists have gone that you can at least have a bite to eat, a shower and then some sleep without having to worry about finding those items and building your bed.