FAQs

Packing

  • Pack boxes full to the top of the box – this makes it easier to stack boxes and reduces the risk of boxes crushing when stacked.

  • Pack boxes full but not too heavy – there are suitable boxes for all items. Ie books go into smaller size cartons, larger items go into larger boxes.

  • Everything that can fit into a box should go into a box – this will speed up the loading of your job.

  • Fragile Items should be wrapped with butchers paper(newspaper can leave ink marks on items), once packed the box should be clearly marked with fragile stickers, this will become a top-load box.

  • If possible, anything that needs disassembly should be pulled apart. This is something we can do – however if you intend on doing this it saves considerable time.

  • Mattress’s should be placed in plastic mattress wraps.

  • Use generic removal boxes. Trucks are much faster to load and pack when correct furniture removal cartons are used. Many people use shoe boxes and fruit-boxes or a variety of different sized cartons. This makes the load harder and slower to pack, risking your belongings.

  • Opt for heavy duty boxes if given the chance as they hold their shape and protect your belongings.

  • Bubble wrap any glass, marble or artwork.

  • Un-plumb your washer and install the transit bolts (if available).

  • Disconnect all television and sound system cables.

  • Highlight any extraordinary items (pool tables, pianos) as there are different handling techniques and technologies for all items which will need to be organised before the day.

  • Highlight any access difficulties – low hanging branches that cannot be removed, tight points in long driveways, low hanging overhead cables. This is a very common problem and truck sizes can be discussed prior to move day.

 

Moving Day

  • Reserve carparks for the trucks.

  • If moving apartment, unit or office ensure you have spoken to the necessary people to book lifts or loading docks.

  • Lock away animals – as much as we love all animals, they get over excited on moving day and can cause accidents or runaway.

  • Clear driveway of low hanging branches or any other obstacles that the truck will have to deal with. The closer the truck can get to your home the quicker the job.

  • Clear all hallways and pathways inside your home.

  • If possible, move as much of your belongings to the front of the property. When doing this try not to stack items on top of each other and keep the boxes separate to the furniture. This will save time when loading the truck.

  • Clearly label what packed items are, example – glass, boxes with cutlery in them for our staff members safety.

  • Put all important items (car keys, important documents, handbags/purses) in the bath tub. These items will not be accidentally picked up and moved.

  • Highlight any worries you have about your move, whether it is a particular piece of furniture or new floors and walls. 

  • Highlight any extraordinarily valuable items such as artwork or wine.

  • If moving pot plants be sure not to water the plants days leading up the job. Plants leak in the truck risking your belongings, they are also much heavier when damp.

Unpacking

  • If your move was packed professionally and you are unpacking, unravel all pieces of butchers paper slowly and carefully as fragile pieces are usually packed into the top of boxes and wrapped tightly in the paper.

Contact

© 2019 by Ben Moves Brisbane

49 Taylor Street

Bulimba, QLD 4171

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Tel: 0403 153 331

ben@benmovesbrisbane.com

www.benmovesbrisbane.com

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