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Thinking about moving to Japan?

Here are some points to consider before moving to Japan….
Friday 31 March 2017

Where to begin when packing to move to Australia?

We give you some ideas on how to approach the daunting task of packing your belongings to move to Australia.
Friday 17 March 2017

Tips for students moving to Australia

Thinking of moving to Australia to study, but don’t know where to begin? This guide provides a starting point to help you prepare...
Friday 3 March 2017

Thinking of moving to Australia? Different visa options:

This general overview helps you navigate the confusing array of visa options available for those who want to move to Australia.
Friday 17 February 2017

Quarantine laws - what do I declare when I move to Australia?

Getting around Australia's strict quarantine laws can be daunting if you're not prepared. This article will help you understand what items you need to declare when you move to Australia.
Friday 3 February 2017

How to relocate your pets to Australia

We’ll explain how to navigate biosecurity laws to move your pet to Australia, so they can join you on your new adventure.
Friday 20 January 2017

Thinking about bringing your pets to Australia? Here’s what you need to know about biosecurity laws….

Find out why Australia enforces tough biosecurity laws and what this means for you, if you’re relocating with your pets.
Friday 6 January 2017

Moving your folks into a retirement home

Whether they’ve chosen to take the plunge themselves or have no choice due to their ill health and need for round the clock care, moving your parents into an elderly citizen’s home can be a difficult time for the entire family. There are several factors that need to be considered carefully before the transition takes place, so we’ve compiled a short guide to help you through the difficult process.
Friday 16 December 2016

How to spot a moving scam!

There are thousands of scams and fake businesses on the internet and while some are easily identifiable (think Nigerian Princes trying to leave you their fortunes), others are slick, well presented and marketed in a way that can even fool the most astute marketing executive into believing the lie. Moving scams are particularly prevalent, taking advantage of exhausted, stressed out families who just need to find a removalist and fast!
Friday 2 December 2016

Chess Moving online video survey - the new way to get quotes!

Chess Moving has recently launched a revolutionary new way of getting quoting done for removals: through a flexible, online video survey.

Turn your move into a holiday!

Moving isn’t much fun for anyone, it’s long, tedious, stressful and enjoys throwing you curveballs when you are at your wits end. It also means that all the fun stuff in your house is packed up, leaving you with restless kids and nothing for entertainment. We believe that moving time shouldn’t be a complete chore and that rewarding yourself with a holiday can make the slug worth it, especially if you get to lie by the pool with a cocktail at the end of it all! While many of these suggestions are best for families moving to another city entirely, we wholeheartedly believe they can also be applied to a mini getaway, even if it’d only to a resort in the city.
Friday 18 November 2016

Moving with teenagers

For all their desire to see the world and escape the confines of school and their parents, teenagers are often incredibly put out by the idea of moving – particularly if it’s distance enough for them to have to change school or it’s out of the way of their friends houses making it difficult to hang out on the weekend. Moving them interstate or overseas is even harder – displacing teenagers during a time in their life where their self esteem is at its most fragile and they’re going through some of the biggest changes internally of their lives.
Friday 4 November 2016

Moving to Hong Kong - Chess Moving

Hong Kong has long been both a financial hub and popular playground for business people and tourists alike and more and more Australian's are making the move to advance their careers and enjoy everything that Hong Kong has to offer, from world class restaurants and street food to fast fashion and high technology. However, Hong Kong isn't the easiest place to move to, so what should you consider before packing up and shipping off to the island haven at the bottom of China?
Friday 21 October 2016

Escape to the country: moving from the city to the bush

With rising rents and house prices in the city, more and more Australians are escaping to nearby smaller towns and commuting in each day or, where possible, seeking work out in the small towns that scatter our burnt nation’s countryside. They often cite looking for a slower pace of life or better quality of living for their children when making the move, but it often isn’t always as easy as packing up and skipping town. Unlike moving to another capital city, where things are much the same, small town moves can be a bit of a shock to the system, especially when you suddenly realise that Sunday is still a scared day of rest where shops are shut so locals can enjoy their day and all you want is a litre of milk! So what should you consider before skipping town?
Friday 7 October 2016

Settling into a new culture

The idea of moving to a country with a different culture sounds appealing and exciting. From the fascinating sights to tourist-like involvement with the new culture, who wouldn’t be intrigued? However, once the honeymoon phase is over and you’re done with the exploration you might be hit with the focus on the contrasting cultures with the stereotypes and prejudices, small problems might seem overwhelming, as well as that sudden wash of homesickness.
Friday 23 September 2016

Moving during the school term vs the holidays

Moving during the school holidays may seem like the right way to go: the kids are home from school so they can help pack and they can take their time getting comfortable in their new home at their own pace, but does that make it the right choice for your family? We look at why you should consider moving during a less conventional time of year and why it might be worth trying to move during the middle of a school term.
Friday 16 September 2016

Recycling after your move

Moving can feel incredibly wasteful with all the paper, bubble wrap and boxes that end up in the tip outside, not to mention the sheer amount of junk you end up chucking both before and after the move in an attempt to purge yourself of clutter. In the rush to get the move over and done with, you can quickly find yourself chucking everything in the tip, even items that could otherwise be recycled or re-homed without much extra fuss. In light of this, we’ve come up with a quick guide to help you move without having to hire a massive skip at either end of the big day.
Friday 2 September 2016

Moving from high summer to deep winter (and vice versa)

Moving across the world is a shock to the system in so many ways: new currency, new time zones, new languages and new supermarkets to navigate... It’s exciting and frustrating and rewarding, but it’s also almost always the complete opposite weather from where you came. Acclimatising to a new climate can take time, and it will definitely hit your wallet if you’re not making smart adjustments or preparing for
Friday 19 August 2016

Will My Items Pass Through Quarantine?

Australia has some of the world’s strictest quarantine laws, so by moving away from it you’re automatically moving to a country that is far more relaxed when it comes to quarantine and customs laws. However, there are definitely still a few things you may not have thought of, so we’ve compiled a shortlist of items you may want to reconsider before packing...
Friday 22 July 2016

Moving To A Country Where You Don't Know The Language

Moving overseas for a career, relationship or just an adventure can be daunting, but moving to a country where you have limited or even zero grasp of the local language can cause others to question your sanity. While you might have the good fortune of your company speaking English on a daily basis and English may well remain your language spoken at home, limiting yourself will make it harder to assimilate, navigate the local landscape and cause barriers in making friends or setting up bank and utility accounts.
Friday 8 July 2016
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