If you are moving to Melbourne or one of Melbourne surrounding suburbs you may be faced with some challenges on moving day that are typical of our city. There are a few things that should be considered for moving day so that you will be prepared with anything that comes your way and to ensure that your moving experience will be a positive one.
- Sunny with a chance of hail and rain – Melbourne weather, as we all know or have heard about can be extremely unpredictable. The weather man may have told you that it would be a nice cool day and all of a sudden the city is hit with a heat wave or the complete opposite, a rainstorm! Either way it’s important to be prepared and to be able to get the move done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Booking more than 2 removalists for your move will ensure that you will have enough man power to get you through any kind of weather that Melbourne decides to throw your way, rain, hail or shine. It’s important to have a rain plan. What will you do if begins to rain heavily? Normally your removalist company will give you the choice to keep going with the move or if they can, postpone the move for another day. If you decide to go ahead with the move be prepared with some large plastic rubbish bags, large tarps and old towels or blankets to keep mud off the floors of our new home.
- Rush hour – Seriously consider Melbourne’s peak traffic times and try and avoid booking your moves at these times. Booking a move once the school and work traffic rush is over after 10:00 am and before 3:00pm is probably the smartest thing to do to. If you can avoid having your removalists stuck in traffic, you will avoid the nightmare of your move taking double the amount of time that you had thought it would take and also avoid paying double the amount of money if you are being charged at an hourly rate. Moving during peak hour could also be a hassle for your removalists if you live on a main road and they need to use the street for parking.
- Going up, going down! – If you are moving into or out of a Melbourne city apartment remember that you will need to have access to the lift for the removalists to get things from your apartment and onto their trucks. Booking a lift with your building manager prior to moving day will ensure a smooth move. Remember that the removalists will need to use the lift in three stages, getting your furniture into the lift, taking the lift down to the ground floor and loading the furniture from the lift to the truck, so the lift will be occupied for quite a while. If you can’t reserve a lift try and coordinate your move with the times that your neighbors will be not using the lifts so that they will be easily accessible to your removalists. Just like peak times on the road, there will be a peak time where the lifts if your apartment building will be used more frequently. Also let your neighbors know that you will be moving and kindly ask them to take the stairs if they are able to for the time of your move.
The key to a successful move in Melbourne is to be prepared and plan ahead. Talk to the customer service team at the company you booked with about your moving circumstances to ensure that you have the most efficient and positive moving experience. Happy moving Melbourne!