With a vibrant lifestyle, amazing scenery, and pleasant climate, Tasmania attracts thousands of tourists yearly from all parts of the world. However, it is not only tourists that are charmed by the unique beauty of this small state in Australia. With more than 349,000 people moving interstate every year, Tasmania gets a fair share from these by receiving more than 10,500 new arrivals every year. Being the only island state in Australia and the smallest of all the states, Tasmania consists of a mixture of stunning scenery with quite affordable and safe cities. The island state is separated from the rest of the mainland by the Bass Strait and has gorgeous landscapes. Popularly known as the “Island of Inspiration”, Tasmania has been regarded as Australia’s Natural State. These are among the many reasons why you should take a closer look at the state. To help you, here are some of the things that you need to know before you move to Tasmania. Where to live Although Tasmania is one of the smallest states in Australia, here you will enjoy the benefits of living in cosmopolitan towns with easily accessible beaches and national parks. Tasmania is made up of two main regions which include the Southern Tasmania and North West coast Tasmania region. So now let’s … Continue reading Moving From Mainland To Tasmania
Do it yourself or DIY is something that Australians have been doing ever since before. However, currently the DIY industry in Australia is exploding thanks to the inception of the internet and the social aspect of it. Today, Aussies are DIYing more than ever before and what’s more is that the industry leaders are saying that they haven’t even begun to scratch the surface. So what is the reason that makes DIY so popular today and makes it resonate with thousands of Aussies? First, it’s about the experience. Think about the experience of renovating your home or moving your house while in the company of your friends who can give you advice on what to choose. Most Australians use DIY as a way to escape from the daily life stresses. After completing a project, they feel more rewarded when they get the job done without hiring someone. On the outlook, DIY has tapped into the dying needs of human beings to create and push the limits of what they can do with very little expenses or resources. However, the most interesting thing about DIY is the lack of attention in Australia despite it continuing to expand. The DIY space is undeniably growing so fast with no signs of slowing down. With the growing … Continue reading love OF DIY For Aussies!
The high cost of housing in Australia has been the main focus of recent public debates. These debates have mostly focused on the inability of many first home buyers, who are young people in particular, to break into the property market. According to recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there has been a rapid increase of first home buyers hitting the Australian housing market seeing the number of first-home-buyer loans rising to a 5 year high. Towards the beginning of this year, first home buyers had accounted for 18 percent of the home mortgage loans which is said to be the highest monthly share in 5 years. However, despite this sudden interest, many people have preferred renting in their preferred area and buying somewhere that is more affordable. This is a growing trend among the younger buyers. While there may seem to be several government first home owner incentives to help tackle affordability, high property prices in major states like Melbourne and Sydney still continue to make many potential first home buyers consider moving to another capital city to fulfill their dream of buying a home. According to the ME Head of Home Loans, Patrick Nolan, buyers are starting to consider moving to longer distance and alternative cities where property prices are more … Continue reading First Home Buyers Moving Interstate for Housing Affordability
From having your house rent increased again and again to being forced to give up your pet, Australians have had very undesirable experiences with their landlords. To combat these issues, a number of states in Australia including NSW and Victoria announced a new set of reforms that were aimed at giving renters more rights. When the new reforms take effect, renting families would be allowed to make some small changes to the properties they live in including nailing picture hooks into walls. On the other hand, landlords would be compelled to ensure that they maintain these properties and keep them at the minimum standards required by the law. These changes form the next step in the nationwide move towards giving tenants more rights and security. Here is a breakdown of the reforms. • Rental pricing Landlords will only be allowed to increase rent only once in a year unlike currently where they can increase it in every six months. They will also be required to advertise their rental properties with a fixed price attached to the advertisement, and not accept an offer at a higher price than the one advertised. • Tenant rights The government will also create a black list of landlords and agents which will be made available to the public. … Continue reading Are new tenant laws effecting house rents to go up ?
The best thing about moving using a self packing container is that you will save on expenses as you safely transport your household items interstate within Australia. However, since you will be doing the move alone, there is some few safety precautions and in some states quarantine restrictions that you will need to take into consideration. When moving your home, it is very easy to carry Pests, diseases, and even weeds from your previous state to your new state. This is why there are restrictions on what you can move interstate using shipping containers. Since you will be doing the move yourself, it is very important to familiarize yourself with these regulations and know what not to pack. To help you avoid possible surprises and save you time during the process, here is a list of hazardous stuff that you shouldn’t pack in self pack containers when moving. Hazardous stuff that you shouldn’t pack in self pack containers when moving or just travelling with in Australia • Flammable Materials Flammable materials like gas bottles should not transported in a shipping container due to the temperature fluctuations which can occur. If you have LPG gas bottles, ensure that they are emptied safely by a qualified professional and they are stored away from any ignition … Continue reading Quarantine rules for moving interstate using shipping container
After you are finished with the unpacking process, it is evident that the hardest part of the move is over. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other things that need to be done. Before you can sit down and relax, there is lots of stuff that will need to be fixed here and there. From changing the lock to finding a reliable dentist, you will need a professional or trades person to help you and even call when emergency hits. However, finding a reliable and reputable tradesman can be very hard especially when you have just moved to a new state. So how do you go about sourcing health care professionals, a plumber, or technician that you can trust? To help you, here are tips on how to find reliable trades and health services if you just moved. Get personal recommendations When looking for a good professional or tradesman, one of the best ways to achieve that is getting recommendations from your new neighbors and colleagues. One of the best things about word of mouth is that it is easy and possible to inspect the work that they have carried out. You can also consider asking a tradesman that you have worked with before whether they have someone in your new area that they … Continue reading How to find reliable trades and health services if you just moved!
According to a recent, about 43% of all Australians have moved their home within the last five years. While this number continues to rises, more and more Australians are considering self pack removals in a bid to save hundreds of dollars. Since moving is a very expensive business, it is only wise to try and make savings wherever you can. But how can you save money while moving homes and make the whole process way less stressful? Whether you are hiring traditional movers or self pack removals, here are 6 ways to save money while moving. 1. Get several estimates Once you have decided to use interstate removals or shipping container removals to transport your belongings to your new home, start looking for several quotes to ensure that you get the best deal for your budget. Since prices tend to vary among movers, it is recommended to get at least three bids and compare the prices. When you have the various estimates, it will be easy picking the one that is most affordable. Getting several estimates will also help you to see how reliable removalist companies behave. This may save you from shonky removalists who lower their prices to lure you and afterwards hold your belongings captive until you pay them an exorbitant price. … Continue reading How To Save Money Whilst Moving Homes
As your moving date draws near, the mere thought of starting packing can make you insane. From unpacking all your house belongings, packing them into boxes, and getting them all into a new place, no task is easy. Regardless of where you are moving to, whether interstate or just across town, every single item in your home has to come with you. Before you even begin packing, most likely you will have a plan so that you have a timeframe for every single activity involved. But even after you have come up with a plan, you still need a way to easily pack all your electronics, pillow, book, and cord. This is where packing hacks for moving comes into place. Moving hacks makes moving easier and simpler and also reduces the amount of work to be done by you and the removalist company. Follow through for some 8 genius moving hacks that will make your moving life easier. 1. Make a Supply Box Before you start packing, consider getting all of your packing supplies together in a box. As you move here and there packing, you will have this box with you all the time. Doing this saves you from all the time you waste wondering where you left this or that. 2. … Continue reading Home Moving Tips To Make Your Move Easy
After moving to your new home, it is very easy to end up sorting through your boxes for the next 3 months. For most people, being faced with a mountain of boxes to unpack is a real pain. This is because by the time you arrive to your new home, you will have already become exhausted from the whole packing and moving process. At this time, it is very easy to consider taking a break rather than starting to wonder what’s inside the boxes, what to tackle first, and where everything is going to go. However, you can save time, money, and headache by planning the whole process. Whether you a hired professional packer or you have chosen self pack moving, we have some 6 tips on how to unpack quickly after moving your home to help you. 1. Clean the house first It is definitely easier to dust, mop, or vacuum a house when it is totally empty. Unless you are moving into a very clean apartment, it will probably need some little cleaning and there’s no better time to clean it than when it is empty. If the house is extremely dirty, you can hire a house cleaning service to help you get things in order much faster. 2. Locate your … Continue reading how to unpack after moving homes
Whether you are trying to decultter for a move or just downsizing your household items for a much smaller home, minimising the size of your move can lighten the whole process. Apart from making packing hard, moving interstate can be even more expensive when you have a lot of household items. Thankfully, you can always reduce the cost of your move by minimising the amount of stuff you move. This involves taking a closer look at all of your household possessions and identifying the ones that you really don’t need any more. So if you are preparing to move out, here are things you should get rid of and help the movers get the job done faster. 1. Dispose of old liquids In most cases, movers don’t allow people to bring liquids onto the truck or a shipping container. This is because liquids are a nightmare that is just waiting for the right time to happen. When liquids spill, it will spread to your other belongings and end up damaging them. In addition, there is no any great benefit that comes with moving liquids. Therefore, ensure that you only buy what you will use for the month before you. This way, you will have fewer liquids to throw away when it is finally the moving … Continue reading Declutter Before Your Move
Moving is a process that is filled with making lots of decisions within a very short time. From choosing the right place to move and deciding whether to use self pack removals or to use a full service removalist , making all these decisions can be overwhelming. Choosing a reliable interstate removalist is one of the things that can lessen the hassle and bustle of moving. Unfortunately, finding a reliable moving company can be a challenging process. Best way to make sure you are hiring the right company is by asking lots of questions. So when you have a list of your potential moving companies and have scheduled a meeting with each , make sure you get as much of information as possible! 1. What moving services do you offer? By now you probably know that not all interstate removals offer the same services. Therefore, be sure to ask all the moving companies in your list whether they have experience in handling your type of move. If you have special equipments like a grand piano or you are moving to a townhouse with multiple stairs, you will need a moving company that can handle the move efficiently. Likewise, if you want a company that will do everything including the packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking, the … Continue reading Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Moving Company
One of the major challenges that you will face when moving your home is how to pack furniture. Being one of the biggest components of a move, it is no secret that packing our furniture safely is a daunting task. Ideally, the methods that will work best when packing small household items will have nothing in common with the packing techniques needed for heavy and bulky items like furniture. In addition, you are at more risk of getting injuries and damages which can ass extra stress to an already difficult process. So how should you pack your furniture pieces for a move? Here are some much needed answers to help you properly pack your furniture for a move. a. Making a Plan and Gathering Your Supplies 1. Make an inventory of your furniture – To make the whole self packing process smooth , first note down all the type of furniture pieces that you own. This will include their number and current condition. By doing this, you will be able to figure out what kind of packing materials you are going to need. Remember to only pack furniture that’s worth taking with you. You can find a way to get rid of that furniture that you will not be taking with you. 2. … Continue reading Packing Furniture For Moving Interstate Is Easy Now
If you have ever moved before then you can tell that it’s one of the most stressing experience ever. However, if you think that moving across town or interstate is stressful for only humans, you need to think again. Relocating can be a crisis for pets since they won’t probably know what is happening. Although it may understand a few words, it will be totally unable to comprehend the current situation and keep calm. This means that it is up to you to get them ready for the move and acclimated to the new surrounding once they arrive. Thankfully, there are some great ways that you can apply to make the whole move easier on your pet. Whether you are moving across the street or interstate, hiring a removalist or using self pack removals, here are some of our best tips for moving with pets. 1. Explore the new area Before you even start packing or engaging a moving company , it is important to make sure that your new neighborhood is pet-friendly. You can determine this by thoroughly assessing the property you are moving to and walking through the local area. You can even consider taking the dog along and giving them a chance to sniff around. 2. Schedule your dogs to … Continue reading Tips to help you move with your pet
When you are thinking of moving home, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is how to transport your household items. One of the most popular options that many people consider nowadays is using shipping container removals. If you are wondering how a moving container works, you hire a container and the shipping container removals company drops off the container in front of your door. The container, usually one big enough to load all of your household belongings, is left at your residence for an agreed length of time for you to pack it. After this, the container company comes to pick the container when you are ready and drives it to your new residence. So now that you know how a moving container works, let’s look at some of the major benefits of using a moving container. 1. Flexible storage solutions One of the biggest benefits of choosing self pack removals is the flexibility that they offer. First, you will be presented with different sizes of containers to choose from. Shipping containers come in different sizes and you get to choose your preferred size depending on the total number of your rooms. This allows you to have greater flexibility since you will just choose the exact container size for your moving … Continue reading Benefits Of Using Shipping Containers To Move Homes
One of the many questions that many homeowners ask themselves is whether they really need to get transit insurance when moving. If you are wondering too, it is worth remembering that insurance is there to cover for the unforeseen worst scenarios. It is a fact that no matter how much you may try to choose the best removalist in Australia, this only will not guarantee you full safety of your household goods. Accidents can happen anytime and your boxes can get bumped or shifted during the move. However, most people think that their household items are automatically covered in their home insurance policy even when they are moving their home. Similarly, some people think that if they use a furniture removalist and an accident occurs or their property gets damaged, the furniture removalist’s insurance cover will automatically cover for these damages. However this is a major misconception that many people do not know until later when an unforeseen occurrence occurs during transit and the interstate removalist refuse to cover for your furniture damages. The only type of insurance that will protect your belongings and give you less worry when moving your home is transit insurance. How Transit Insurance can help you move interstate The only type of insurance that will provide a clear … Continue reading How Transit Insurance Helps Your Interstate Move
Whether you want to move within the same town or relocating to another state, using a moving container is arguably the most cost-effective and efficient way to move. Portable shipping containers are not only the most cost-efficient way to move, but also provide the easiest and safest way to store your household belongings before, during, and after the move. So what is a shipping container and how is it used to move a home? Shipping containers are steel framed and portable containers that are designed and assembled with mobility in mind with the aim of shipping items across the sea. Thanks to their weather proof nature and freedom of mobility, it also makes them a good option for transporting household items almost anywhere. You simply pack them in and begin moving it out. The main advantages to using a moving container over other moving services are that containers are more cost efficient, offer customers flexibility, and can double as storage containers. While the container moving process may vary from company to company, there isn’t much difference. So how are shipping containers used to move a home? How shipping containers are used to move homes 1. Selecting a container moving company Since there are quite a number of shipping containers moving interstate, … Continue reading How Shipping Containers Are Used To Move Homes
Relocating to another neighbourhood or state is one of the stressful exercises for a family and much of that stress involves the new relationships that you will want to form. Getting used to a new surrounding and neighbourhood is tough especially when you have moved interstate. You are faced with the challenge of having to get acclimated to a very unfamiliar surrounding which is not always that easy. You don’t know anyone and you have a new city to explore and in this case it is very easy to feel like an outsider. So how can you get to know your new community after moving your furniture interstate? To help you, we have created a guide on new neighbourhood tips for interstate migrants. Be a Tourist and explore Your new neighborhood One of the best ways to settle into your new state and neighbourhood is familiarising yourself with the surrounding area. The best way to do this is by being a tourist in your backyard. Stroll around, research. With research , there are several real estate websites like www.domain.com.au , www.homely.com.au and www.realestate.com.au to help you find the demographics of the neighborhood and stay up to date with the various local events and family-fun activities in your area. You can also ask the few neighbours … Continue reading New Neighbourhood Tips For Interstate Migrants
Moving your home can be one of the most daunting exercises, leave alone taking a lot of time, when not carefully planned. However, contrary to what most people believe, this process doesn’t have to be a laborious task that leaves you all worn out. With proper planning and preparation, packing and moving your household items will actually be an enjoyable process. So what are some of the things that you can do beforehand to help you stay organized and stress-free on your moving day? To help you, here are the tips on how to plan ahead before moving day. Determine how much time you have before your moving day The first step towards planning your move is determining how much time you have left. After you have determined this, you can now start planning more carefully. You can designate a notebook from your regular agenda where you will write down your To Do List for the moving day and anything else that needs to be noted down. Consider the distance you will be moving Considering the distance you want to move will help you determine whether you will be able to do the move yourself or need professional help. Moving across town is something many people can do on their own using a … Continue reading How To Plan A Long Distance Move
Moving is one of the most thrilling but also expensive things to do. This becomes even more daunting when you have lots of furniture and you are on a budget. Most families tend to have a household full of several appliances and furniture which makes moving an ordeal. Regardless of this, there are still plenty of ways that anyone can employ to save some money. The trick is to prepare yourself earlier and come up with an effective moving plan ahead of the moving day. With a little research, planning, and hard work, even people with a lot of furniture can move without spending loads of cash during the whole process. With that, here are five guidelines on the cheapest way to move furniture interstate. Start planning earlier Time is money and, therefore, planning your time well is a good step towards having a smooth house moving process. Planning earlier enables you to organise all your moving tasks well thus helping you avoid any unnecessary expenses due to last minute rushes. Flexibility is also a very important factor when it comes to a cost effective interstate move. When you plan earlier, you will definitely be more flexible with the dates. This means that you will be more able to take into account some cost-reducing factors … Continue reading self pack shipping container moving
Whether you are moving interstate or just to a different place within your current city, this is never something to look forward to. Moving is considered one of the biggest life challenges!! From de-cluttering your house to packing all your belongings in an organized way, these processes can be very daunting especially if you are moving longer distances . The last thing you would ever want to happen to you on the moving day is being faced with a house full of piles and piles of boxes you don’t have an idea what they contain. This is why we are here to help you avoid going through the headache of misplaced, damaged, or lost items. Follow through for the top 7 moving home tips. 1. Plan Ahead One of the best things about planning ahead is that it helps you avoid rushes on your moving day. If you have moved before then you know that there is always far more to be done than an average person can. This is why it’s always important to start organizing yourself or even starts packing weeks before your moving day. Another good thing about planning ahead is that it will help you inform your friends earlier if you will need their help … Continue reading moving interstate tips