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Why Rubbish Removal Needs A Strategy

Moving house means co-ordinating a long list of jobs and activities, many that will cause stress. However what we don’t realise before the packing up process is how much junk  has accumulated throughout the years. If you’ve only lived in your home for a short while then you may not have as much rubbish and also if you’re incredibly neat.  However almost every person or family that moves house are completely surprised at the amount of rubbish they have.

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Before you decide to pack the house there needs to be a few days set aside for sorting out your junk, from your necessities.  You should make sure you get a plan in place that can effectively separate your items, and here are a few ideas that may help you along.

What I can do to sort rubbish from the necessities…

Getting your rubbish sorted and your belongings means coming into the work with a clear strategy, and there are many ways you can strategise.

-One way you can sort this out is by clearing out one room to dump the rubbish into. If you clear out one room then you can then go through every other room and moved the rubbish easily to one central sport. You can save yourself confusion. If you pick a room closest to where rubbish will be removed then that also makes it a more efficient process.

– Another option is making the veranda or back porch the designated rubbish spot. As this leaves any mess from being inside you may like this option a little more.  However with this option you need to make sure that all your rubbish can all fit.

-You should designate an entire day, depending on how many people you have on board to help, on the garage or shed.  Usually the garage or shed is where most of our junk will end up, as this is the safe in between space between completely throwing out something, and keeping it.  In there you’ll be surprised at how many items are gathering dust and tangled in spider webs, old exercise equipment is a common feature.

-In order to get an efficient and stress free rubbish clean up completed there needs to be equal manpower to the actual number of items. If you live by yourself or with one friend, then you can easily split the workload. Families can make things a whole lot easier if every family member looks after the clean-up of their own room.

Your next step…getting the rubbish out of your house

Once you have sorted out all the belongings in your house, and have a firm idea of what needs to be removed, it’s time to call a reputable rubbish removalist. You’ll find a lot of removalist companies have a rubbish removal service, which is a great option. If you choose to go with a removalist company then for both the removals and rubbish then you only have to deal with one company, which will be a certain advantage. You need to create less work for yourself as possible.

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Packing up rubbish and getting the rubbish out of the way will be a process that is quite time consuming, make sure you strategise.

Making Sure Your Antiques &Valuables Are Safe During Relocation

One of the main concerns when moving house is the safety of our most precious belongings, such as our collectibles, antiques and electronics. If you want extra care taken to ensure your valuable belongings aren’t ruined when you move house then there are some methods which ensure maximum safety. However it’s impossible to prevent disasters from occurring sometimes, but we can fight this outcome. What you need to do is research, and conduct some calls.


What type of materials and packing resources can prevent disaster?

Available in selected stores and from your removalist company are high grade packing materials. Many different types of boxes exist, ones that a small and compact, for small antiques. Or you can get boxes that are sculpted exactly to fit in your beloved plasma television. It’s amazing what type of boxes you can find if you make the effort to hunt around. You can also find all sorts of bubble wrap that can line the boxes, a handy and very effective protective measure.

Your own wrapping measures are beneficial

You can easily find special wrapping tissue to cover all those small valuables that need extra padding. If you wrap all your small and medium belongings in tissue paper then you’ll prevent chipping or small cracks. Although tissue paper is won’t do the job if the item is pressed heavily or hit against a hard surface, it can still break. If you wrap your belongings in tissue and then place them in hard industrial boxes this may be the ultimate form of protection.

Labelling is a definite Must!

Unfortunately you can wrap your collectibles in the best material and tissue but still have the misfortune of a break. In order to keep your removalist on the ball and informed you should discuss in full what needs to be taken care of with special consideration. You must also label efficiently and succinctly. If you have correct labelling this can ensure your removalist is acutely aware.

Maybe just take the valuables in your own hands?

Probably the process that makes the most sense when looking after your valuables is to just take your small valuables with you during the move. Although large items are going to be a hassle, you can still ensure all those small valuables are in your own hands.

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When you’re moving house it’s always going to be a stressful scenario, one in which you need to let go, and trust those around you. When it comes to your most valuable possessions you must take a few steps to ensure their safety.

For a highly experienced removal company, contact ES Removals today!

Travelling interstate? What You Need To Remember

Are you making the big move interstate? No matter how technologically advanced our world is becoming there are many ways in which the system can fail us, and usually it’s when we need things to stay together.

In order to properly prepare yourself for moving interstate then you really need to get your thinking cap on, and designate a time where you, and another person, can get together. It’s better to make a list of all the things that need to be considered when you have someone by your side. You are more likely to get a better list when you have another brain on the job.  However here are some things that will crop up.

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What you need to consider before making the move…

Legal and paperwork:

When you move interstate, like if you move anywhere, you need to make sure you rectify your listed address.  Although it’s not a complex task it can still take a while for this to be processed, which means you need to get on top of this as soon as possible, or you could likely forget.

Cut down the load:

When moving interstate everything will cost more, so make sure you reduce costs at all corners. Included in your costs will be the transference of your belongings, so make sure you set aside time to go through everything. Travel through each room and sort out with your family what can be palmed off to relatives, or just simply taken to the tip.  You’ll feel a lot better about the move if you’re not being dragged down by unnecessary belongings.

Quarantine Issues:

Something people could miss when they’re organising an interstate move is the laws and regulations regarding the state borders. Quarantine differs slightly through the states in Australia so make sure that what your packing won’t come back to bite you. Although you are unlikely to have too much trouble with quarantine issues, it’s still better to play it safe and look over the restrictions.

Pack extra careful:

Make sure that you remember that because you are moving state the transit of certain items may be in danger, it’s just better to be safe. In order to prevent any of your items being damaged in transit make sure you ensure all fragile or loved items are safe in their boxes. You can never have too much bubble wrap.

Call a suitable removalist:

Of course, most people will remember to call a removalist, but make sure you closely research the services they offer. Calling a removalist that deals with interstate removals is fairly simple, but make sure you are contacting a company that does offer this service.

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These are a few of the things you need to consider before moving interstate, but you’ll find as you go that more things will pop up. Remember that if you have pets you also need consider this important issue, you want your loved family pet handled with great care.

Things to consider when moving office…the physical

In a previous post, on the topic of office removal, we discussed the planning and forethought that needs to be in place before an office relocation occurs, now we look at a few of the physical elements. At this point in time the physical work should be the least of your worries in the process.  Fingers crossed this will go smoothly for all involved.

All the muscle involved…



Physical elements of moving office may be outsourced by a removals company, but in some cases the physical work may be completed by management.

-Organising a removals company is part of the physical work required to get the move happening. If you’re a large business then a removals company is a very wise investment. However if you’re a small company you will need to make sure you can handle all the labour required to get things moved.

– Actual clean up and pack up needs to be a joint effort, especially if there is personal belongings involved. Everyone will desire a say in what is thrown and what is kept, so make sure there’s a time where everyone can be involved.

-Setting up the new place should not be a lengthy procedure unless there is heavy and awkward equipment involved. All you need is enough time to carefully place everything where it needs to go, which should have been organised prior to the move.

-Setting up wiring should occur before the move is underway, and employees step into the building. However setting up computer systems with the new wiring may occur whilst you have settled into the office, as long as this has been planned, and agreed upon.


All in all the physical work is where things may go wrong, even with plans in place, so you must be prepared with some secondary plans.If you cover all the basics and get the move organised about 3-4 months prior then you should be able to pull off a successful office relocation.

Things to consider when moving office…the planning

Is your company planning on moving office? If you’ve found a place to move your company office and are ready to set in motion the plans then make sure you have all the basics covered. Moving office can be a stressful task, and this is why there needs to be firm plans in place. You’ll need to make sure there is clear communication amongst management and employees. In some cases you may need a removals company to step in and help if the office is large, or full of lots of furniture. Make sure you consider all the pros and cons of using a removals company or attempting to do it all yourself.

What is the mental work that needs to be considered?

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When you choose to move office you need to have some solid plans and structures in place. If you fail to plan the details of the physical requirements then you can find that the process can interrupt the business workings.

-Consider the space you have bought, and the space you once had. If you have smaller space then you may need to adjust size of facilities, offices or open space.

-What needs to stay, and what can go? If you believe your company has a lot of accumulated junk then its best that you write a list of what needs to get thrown. In a way this process can benefit the company in many ways.  You could find equipment to sell. You can find things you forgot you had. It can also just be a major clean up for the company.

– Organising the staff and sharing the load. If there are a number of things to sort out, which requires more than one mind, assign tasks.  If everyone has detailed knowledge of what needs to occur than this can help with getting things done more efficiently. Don’t be afraid to give everyone tasks, as most people will want things to run smoothly.

– Amenities and electrical work needs to be heavily planned to ensure that business won’t be interrupted by this work.

– Constant communication in the way of notice board updates and emails is essential in co-ordinating the move with employees.

Making sure you plan every step of the move will ensure that you can carry on with the physical elements without needing to think any further. It can prevent arguments on the day of the move and allow employees to have a strong peace of mind.



Moving house? Professional moving tools and Equipment.

When you decide to move house it’s an exciting, yet stressful scenario. You go from imagining your new house layout, to thinking about packing up your old house. Some of us have large items that are both heavy and awkward to move, this means you need to call in the professionals. If you want to ease the load on yourself, and your family, then the best way to move house is to use people who have the right tools to get your stuff packed away efficiently. Choosing to go at it alone can work for some residents but most likely you won’t have the industrial equipment to get everything sorted.

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So what do the professionals use? What are the pieces of equipment that make their job look effortless? Your team of moving professionals will have standard tools and resources, but equipment can vary with every company.


Dollies and Hand Trucks:

When moving house a professional moving or removals company will have their own type of dollies or hand trucks, ones that can get all your heavy lifting swiftly onto the moving truck. Every dolly and hand truck will have its own weight category and wheels. As you know there are a variety of furniture pieces and belongings that will not suit one type of dolly.

Mattress Carts:

Like your dollies this type of removal equipment is built to make moving mattresses onto the moving truck. With the mattress cart around two mattress can fit, or more, depending on the style of cart.  In some cases professionals may not use these, as other equipment can complete this job.

Walk Boards:

As you can probably guess by the name, a walk board is simply the industrial strength platform which allows the workers to move your furniture from your house onto the trucks. Moving platforms will prevent any injuries or accidents, and there are many types.

Other tools and equipment include: crate carriers, trucks, general box types (some professionals will supply, some won’t).

Although it’s not necessary to go through all the equipment that a professional will use when your house belongings are being moved, it is sometimes good to know for peace of mind.  Knowing what your professional removals specialist is using will allow you to understand the removals process further.