MOVERS MELBOURNE BLOG

Moving Day Challenges & How To Overcome Them: Too Much Stuff

Posted By moveon

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

  I’m not a hoarder, I swear…. Challenge: You have more stuff in your house than you thought. If you underestimated the amount of stuff you have to move, it’s important to understand that this will most likely slow down your move. The best way to avoid this would be to carefully and accurately document the contents of your home, pack ahead of time, book a larger truck... Read More

5 Things to Throw Out Before You Move

Posted By moveon

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Clutter accumulates in any living space. We throw mail in a pile on the counter, we keep our old torn up shoes in the back of our closet and every top drawer, whether in the kitchen, the bathroom or the nightstand contains a wide range of random items we swear we might one day use. We don’t actually want this clutter – its really just organised mess—but still we find it hard to throw away. A move to a new home is the perfect opportunity to throw away the clutter in our lives and start fresh. You’ll feel lighter and so will your moving boxes!   Here are a few things we suggest throwing away as you’re packing: 1.The entire contents of that top drawer. Put the spare change in your wallet and throw out that junk mail. Unless you’re a scrap... Read More

Fear of Moving Out

Posted By moveon

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Moving house can be scary. Finding a new place, selling the old one and moving the entire contents of your home (whether human, animal or furniture) is a lot to manage. While unfortunately we can’t do anything about the housing market, we can offer you some advice on easing the anxiety that comes with any decision to move. Deciding to move is the first step. Think of it as an adventure—a new home in which to make new memories. If you’ve been feeling stuck or like you’ve outgrown your current place, then its time to make a fresh start. Need some inspiration to convince you? Check out listings online to see some great spaces that are available, or search almost anythi... Read More

4 Ways That Moving Office Can Help Your Business Thrive

Posted By moveon

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Have you been feeling like your company has outgrown its current space? Are you tired of commuting to an inconvenient location that’s nowhere near your customers? Maybe you would like to be in Melbourne CBD or a specific suburb like Port Melbourne or Hawthorn? There are a number of reasons it might be time to relocate. Figuring out what your company will achieve by moving and how the move will support your business objectives can help you make a strategic decision. 1. Perception:The location of your office can affect the way your business is perceived. If your office is in an unappealing neighborhood or not visible to traffic, that will lead people to have a low opinion of your business. On the other hand, if you are in a nice location an... Read More

What Size Removal Truck Should I Book?

Posted By moveon

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

One of the most common questions our booking team is asked is: What size truck should I book? Generally, if you’re moving a smaller place, such as a studio or one bedroom apartment, we recommend booking our 3 tonne truck. For larger moves, such as houses of two or more bedrooms, we recommend booking our 8 or 12 tonne truck. You can find full details of our removal trucks’ dimensions and other helpful booking hints {here}. Still unsure? We always say when in doubt it’s best to book the larger truck. Keep in mind that here at Move On Removals we only charge you for the time we’re out on your job. It’s often works out far cheaper for you to book the larger truck and only do one trip battling Melbourne’s traffic than risk having to do two trips. ... Read More

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING A REMOVAL COMPANY

Posted By moveon

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The furniture removals market in Melbourne is flooded with removal companies all vying for your business. So, when you’re presented with so much choice, how do you go about choosing the right removal company for your move? Here at Move On Removals, we believe you should consider the following points when deciding who will help you move. Convenience – Moving house can be a very stressful time, so you want to make sure to choose a removal company that aims to reduce as much of the stress as possible. Are their contact details prominently displayed and easy to find? Do they have booking consultants that are able to answer all your questions when it’s most convenient for you, such as weekends and outside of business hours on weekdays? Are their booking consultants able to ... Read More

Make Your Dollar Go Further: Investing in Melbourne’s Growth Suburbs

Posted By moveon

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A REMOVAL COMPANY The furniture removals market in Melbourne is flooded with removal companies all vying for your business. So, when you’re presented with so much choice, how do you go about choosing the right removal company for your move? Here at Move On Removals, we believe you should consider the following points when deciding who will help you move. Convenience – Moving house can be a very stressful time, so you want to make sure to choose a removal company that aims to reduce as much of the stress as possible. Are their contact details prominently displayed and easy to find? Do they have booking consultants that are able to answer all your questions when it’s most convenient for you, such as weekends and outside of business hou... Read More

RBA Claims It’s Better To Rent Than Buy

Posted By moveon

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

It’s the perennial property debate – will you be financially better off buying a house rather than renting one? In a recently released report, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) says that Melbourne tenants have the upper hand financially; at least for now. The study Is Housing Overvalued? argues that costs applicable only to homeowners, such as land rates, purchase price and interest rates, makes renting the more financially sound option. In order for buyers to catch up to renters, house prices would need to rise by almost 2.5% per annum. The RBA says recent figures indicate that house prices are forecast to either slow or decline over the coming few years, meaning that in the short-term at least, renters will continue to be better off. The study’s authors, howe... Read More