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Your Simple Guide to Interstate Moving - Australia

When you are moving interstate there must be a number of questions running through your mind like “how do I disassemble the furniture?” or “how to move my piano and gym equipment?” and many more. Professional removalists has the answer to all your moving woes. Unless you have professionals by your side to take care of everything, moving interstate can be a daunting task.

Before packing and leaving, you need to do your research about the state guidelines, your budget for the move and most importantly how to best organise, pack and unpack your belongings and settle into your new home or office.

Chess Moving is the best starting point to help you through the process when you do decide to move to another state. With an office in every Australian capital city and some regional centres, we know everything there is to know about interstate moving. We have the experience and skillset required to do the heavy lifting for you. We are the experts you need to ensure that all your things arrive at your new place in a single piece and without any damage. Using our century-long experience, we have prepared a simple guide for beginners looking to move interstate. Here’s how you can get started.

Prepare A Checklist to Make Your Move Easy

When moving out of a state, no matter how ready you are some surprises are bound to come your way. This is where a well-planned checklist can help. We have put together a few things to get you moving. You can add more pointers and personalise the checklist so that you have everything covered based on your family’s  or business’ needs.

Things to do Before the Big Move

  • Create an inventory spreadsheet or a just a notebook to jot down the list of things you are moving.
  • Set aside a reasonable budget for the move.
  • Search for the right interstate movers and get their quotes.
  • Compare the qualifications, experience and service details of the interstate movers.
  • Finalise and sign the contract with the movers.
  • Inform regular tradies and cancel their service of utilities.
  • Change address details for subscriptions, bank accounts, insurance, etc.
  • Declutter things before packing and label them as keep, sell, donate and bin.

Things to do During the Big Move

  • Talk to the moving team, understand their policy and tell them the requirements.
  • Organise and label things in the boxes by the room they belong in
  • Clean electronics so you don’t carry the same old dust to your new place.
  • Set aside essentials to carry with you on the road and don’t forget to include munchies.
  • Double check all the rooms to ensure nothing is left behind.
  • Take a survey of all the boxes and crosscheck with your inventory before loading.
  • Clean the current premises before handing over the key.

Why You Need to Hire Interstate Movers

Moving from one state to another is not an easy task. From changing your address to arranging for utilities, hiring new local tradies, there are a lot of things that you need to take care of. Hiring a professional interstate moving company can ease your burden of packing and moving among other things. With years of experience helping individuals and businesses move, professional removalists know how to pack your assets safely, which material to use and how to keep your assets safe during transit. With professional packing and moving, not only will your valuables be safe but you can also cut down on any additional charges you might incur due to incorrect packing or handling.

No matter how carefully you pack your valuables, nothing beats the quality of getting it done professionally. Interstate moving specialists such as Chess already have packing supplies, moving vehicles, safety gear, necessary tools and the latest equipment to make the relocation process easier and save you a lot of time.

Why Choose Chess Moving?

Knowledgeable & Experienced

Chess Moving has been in business for over 100 years. With a history that long, you can rest assured knowing that you are working with movers who have the skillset needed to make your move easy. Be it a simple or a complex move, chances are we have done it already and have the perfect solution you need. Each member of our team is experienced and has the wealth of knowledge needed to support you and ensure your moving project is a success.

Cost-Effective Services

We understand that every client is different and so will be their individual relocating budget. Keeping this in mind, we offer customised moving solutions that meet the budget expectations of our customers. You can get in touch with our team and request a free quote to plan your budget ahead of time.

Certified & Accredited

Chess Moving is licensed and accredited by reputed industry associations assuring the independent quality of the services we deliver. We are certified as per the standards of Occupational Health & Safety and Quality Management (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015). Not just that, we are also accredited with FIDI/FAIM, meaning we undergo an on-site compliance inspection by an independent management consultant at a minimum of every two years. We are one of the few certified international moving companies in Australia who do this.  

Well-Connected Removalists

Chess Moving has a branch office in every major Australian capital city and some regional centres making us Australia’s trusted interstate removalists. We have a friendly consultant ready to assist you in all major cities including Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. With branches in multiple states, we also have the connections required to make the move a hassle-free experience.

Let’s Take the Stress Out of Your Move

Chess Moving is the team you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Take advantage of our 100 years of experience in the industry and use our knowledge to make your move an effortless experience. We offer convenient solutions to all your interstate moving needs and with offices located in almost every Australian city, we can take care of all your end-to-end relocating requirements. Whether you are moving to a nearby state or somewhere far, Chess Moving will be with you from the day you sign the contract till the day you unpack and settle comfortably.


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