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Leaving Melbourne For a New Domestic Adventure? Things to Remember Before You Go

The most important thing when moving interstate from Melbourne is not to rush into any decisions about how to move. Considering all your options before moving is the best way to ensure your move is efficient, both in terms of time and cost. Ensure you have the best plan in place and you’re spending the money only where necessary for you.

Would it pay off to hire professional packers?

Packing for a move can be described as a nightmare at best and, at worst, totally traumatic. The time it takes to gather your things, sort them, pack them, label them and throw them into the van is a full-time, all-hands-on-deck job. It requires taking time off work and months of planning. Sometimes, it may be worth the expense to employ someone to do it for you. While it may seem expensive, the value of the service in terms of convenience may very well outweigh the cost.

You may, on the other hand, enjoy the act of organising and packing all your belongings. It’s a great time to downsize and can make life simpler on the other end when you arrive at your new home.

Before you decide, one way or the other, you should think about the pros and cons of both scenarios and make a choice based on the facts.

Will you hire professional removalists or do it yourself?

This is a big call. Probably the biggest you’ll make for your move.

The first option is to rent a truck and move yourself. DIY removals are a huge job and can take a toll, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Hiring professionals can assist in the ease and flow of your move, enabling you to focus on the other things that are generally forgotten or left to the last minute, like transferring your car registration, checking and renewing your insurance policies and organising your life in a new city.

However, some people find it quite cathartic being involved in the process of packing and exporting their belongings from their former home. It can act as a cleansing ritual —taking each step to remember and acknowledge the memories made in the place you’re leaving.

Hiring a van and moving yourself is the cheaper option but it’s the cheaper option for a reason. When you hire professional removalist, you don’t just pay for their time and man-power, you pay for convenience. Assess your budget and your needs and decide whether a professional removalist is worth the expense.

Will you drive your car or have your vehicle shipped?

Not only will shipping your car save you travel time, allowing you to fly to your destination, it is also much safer for your vehicle. Without the hassle of the cross-country car trip, you can enjoy a much more relaxing journey to your new home after a stressful lead up to the big move. Prixcar offer freight services for your convenience and for your car’s wellbeing, saving potential damage, wear and tear on the vehicle during the long-haul trip. Get a quote online today and put your stress to rest once your cargo is loaded!

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