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Moving For The First Time: Tips And Tricks For A Smooth Transition

Moving to a new place comes with a lot of excitement and hope for a lovely future. It also brings along changes and sometimes a new lifestyle altogether. With so many new things at once—a new place, school, office, house, and even new friends in the making, getting used to your new life can take some time. If you are moving for the first time, it can get daunting with so many things to do and some assistance goes a long way in stabilising everything.

We are here to help you with all the tips and tricks for a smooth transition, especially when you are moving for the first time. We will also get to know more about Chess Moving, which is one of Australia’s leading removalist companies with an experience of over 100 years helping households and businesses move within the country as well as overseas conveniently. A local company with global networking, they have helped with relocation to over 1500 destinations globally.


Here are six tips to ease your move and facilitate a smooth transition to a new place!

Research Your New Place In Advance

You should start researching your destination country/city/town as soon as you get to know that a movement is on the cards. The more you learn about the new location, the easier it will be to organise everything for the move. Knowing the cost of living in the new place helps with financial planning and checking for residential properties/house rentals. Researching the new place prepares you mentally for the changes ahead and assists in drawing out a practical plan for the future.

Make A Check-List Of What Will Go With You

We collect a lot of things over a period of time. Sorting your belongings and de-cluttering helps a lot when you have to make a move. Keep it as simple and as less as possible. Make a checklist of the things you will need at your new place. Cross out the things you can give away. Also, let go of the items that are more economical to purchase at the new location rather than carrying them. Once your things are organised and you are set with what to take and what to leave, it makes packing that much easier.

Label The Items For Easier Packing/Unpacking

Once you are sorted with the things you are going to take to the new location, pack them efficiently. Clothes can be rolled to save space. Organisers/travel pouches can be used for systematic packing. Fragile items need to be wrapped nicely in clothes/packaging material to avoid any damage. Always ensure to leave no space between two items while packing so that they do not move during transit. Pack similar items together and label the cartons clearly as to what they contain. This not only facilitates safe handling but also helps in organised and easier packing/unpacking.

Check If All Documents Are Up-To-Date

Check if all your documents including medical records are up-to-date. If you have pets, check their vaccination status too. Always keep important documents safely and securely with you. Credit cards, passports, and other documents which may be required for the travel should be kept handy. If you are selling your property, ensure all the documentation work is sorted. Do not forget to change your mailing address to the new location for all future correspondence.

Get In Touch With Utility Companies

Coordinate with the utility companies like gas, electricity, etc as per your requirement. Contact at your present location as well as the new one. You can also get in touch with a reliable and licensed removalist company to help move your belongings safely. Planning your tasks and getting things sorted in advance helps with hassle-free movement. You can even mark your activity on the calendar with the dates for easier reference. Timely completion of all tasks helps you relax a bit once you reach your destination.

Create A To-Do-List

Having a to-do list handy helps a great deal in keeping everything organised. It helps in knowing how many tasks are completed and what more is left to do, that way there are fewer chances of you missing out on any important activity. Having a list also helps you relax and know that things are getting done. A comprehensive to-do list is highly recommended as it helps keep things arranged and under control while relocating your home or business.

Hiring A Specialist Helps

Numerous tasks need to be taken care of before and after a move to a new location. With so much to do, hiring an expert to assist with a few things helps in hassle-free and comfortable relocation, especially if you are moving for the first time. What better choice than to call a trusted and experienced removalist to help you pack/unpack cost-effectively and conveniently.


Choosing Chess Moving as your removalist comes with several benefits. Listed are a few of them!

Local Company With Global Networking

A locally-owned and operated company, Chess Moving has a global presence and has helped individuals, families, and businesses move to over 1500 destinations worldwide. With our offices in all the states in Australia, we are easily accessible. Whether you are moving locally, interstate, or overseas, we offer dependable and top-notch removalist services.

Vast Experience And Expertise With Efficient Packing

With over 100 years of experience, we are the trusted removalists our clients vouch for. Our team is well-trained to assist with all packing/unpacking efficiently. Friendly and cooperative, we understand your requirement and can provide tailored packing services. Get in touch and we will not disappoint you!

Quality Certified And Accredited

At Chess Moving, we adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety while carrying out all our work. We are certified in Occupational Health and Safety (AS/NZS 4801:2001) and Quality Management.(AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015). This substantiates the quality of our work. We assure you excellent and top-tier customer service every time.

One-Stop-Destination For All Your Packing Needs

Corporate and business relocations, moving offices and libraries, local, interstate, and international moves—we have experience doing it all efficiently. If you require to move your pets and vehicles, our team ensures a safe and seamless journey. We are trusted and cost-effective removalists you can depend on. We help with long and short-term storage too.


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