Monday, 12 January 2015

How to Move House When You Have Kids | Supercheap Storage Brisbane

How to Move House When You Have Kids | Supercheap Storage Brisbane

So, you have decided to move house and avoid the cost of storage. But, there are children involved and you are worried how you are going to cope on moving day?

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cutting the Costs of Moving House

Cutting the Costs of Moving House

Moving to a new home can be costly, as well as stressful. Not only will you have to take time off from work, but there are other cost considerations that you need to foresee such as removalists, storage and packing materials.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Relocating? 3 Tips to Help You Stay Organized

Moving can be both an exciting and daunting task. While relocating brings new work opportunities and the promise of new friends, having to pack up and transport every item in your house can be incredibly stressful. Years of knickknacks, old clothing, and unused possessions all resurface to take up storage space and waste time. However, there is a silver lining to this, moving time is the perfect opportunity to go through everything and completely reorganize. With some planning it's possible to systematically pack up an entire house, eliminate unnecessary items, and keep track of goods to make sure that everything is easy to locate after the move.

Many people become so overwhelmed at the thought of packing that they never sit down and formulate a plan. Instead they aimlessly wander around, throwing whatever they find into boxes. This makes it hard to keep track of items and it makes unpacking very difficult. Before you start packing, go through each room and take a look around. Figure out what types of items you'll want to take with you and which ones you can part with. While you don't have to be too specific, it's important to get a general idea. This way you have a basic plan and can save yourself a lot of time once you start packing.

After looking through each room, you should begin to sort through items and determine what will make the move and what will be eliminated. An easy way to do this is to take the contents of a room and divide them into three groups. The first group is items that will be getting moved, the second is items that can be eliminated, and the third is for anything that you are unsure about. When getting rid of items it's also important to remember many charities would be more than happy to take used clothes, toys, appliances, and furniture. Many of your excess items can be donated to one of these organizations which will use them to help others. For the items that you are unsure of, it could be a good idea to keep them in a self-storage unit if you think one day you may need them.

After sorting out your possessions, start packing everything up one room at a time. By picking a single room and focusing on packing it you will know exactly where everything is. When using this method write the name of the room on the packing boxes and keep track of how many boxes it took to pack the room. This allows for easy reference when unpacking in your new home. It's also a great way to make sure that nothing goes missing. Another great way to ensure that everything arrives at your new location is to create packing lists. A packing list details every item that has been boxed, upon unpacking you check off each item as you take it out of storage. These lists are great for making sure that all your possessions arrive with you.

With proper planning moving can be a simple process. However, if you still feel overwhelmed by the moving process it's always possible to hire a professional moving company. While it will cost money, professional assistance will save you from stress.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Downsizing Your Current Home

It is just human nature for us to be 'hoarders'. We tend to accumulate items as we progress in our status in life. We have this so called 'hierarchy of needs' wherein we have progressive needs that build over time and in the process we end up having too much clutter in our life. This is evident if we look around our homes.

Having too many items in your current home is not healthily especially if you end up having too little space. Sometimes, we tend to accommodate such clutter in our house by making way for storage space that we end up having even more clutter. At some point in our lives, we just need to de-clutter our lives and homes especially if you are planning to sell up and move into a smaller place or an apartment. Having that in your plans, there is no way that all of your items will fit to the smaller apartment or living space. While it can be hard to part with belongings, it feels great when you de-clutter and have a lot less to store in your home. Sometimes, people find it therapeutic, too.

Don't wait for a major move, renovation or downsize of your home to de-clutter your belongings. Do a regular spring cleaning to make it easier for you when the time comes for these life changes to happen. Even if you don't, you will have a more livable space that sometimes could lead to healthy relationships with yourself, with others and your surroundings.

Here are some simple tips for clearing the mess before downsizing, just simple clearing your clutter:

Start by sorting - sort through your belongings and create a rough list of what you find. Write them down under "must keep", "want to keep" and "don't need" categories.
Find some storage - if you have items that you may want at a later date, but can't take them to your new home yet, find a storage unit near Brisbane or managed storage to keep it safe for a while. You can also find some storage for some seasonal items if you think you don't have enough storage space in your new home. But at some point, you just need to create some space in your new home for these seasonal items, to make it cost effective in the long-run.
Have a garage sale - selling items that you don't need can help pay for some of your moving costs.
Give it away - if you can't take some stuff with you give it it friends or charity. At least then it will go to a good home!
Be ruthless - the best advice is to be very strict about what you keep and what you throw away. If you are unsure or you don't see yourself using it within the next 3 months (shorter periods, the better) then you probably don’t need it.
Start a habit of regularly doing some spring cleaning. This will ensure that you will have a shorter checklist  to do when you are about to move.