Office Relocations Melbourne

How Your Employees Can Make The Difference With A Office Relocation

If you are thinking about relocating your business’s office several people can help ensure it goes to plan. There is yourself, of course, especially if you plan it properly. There are third parties related to your business such as utility companies, commercial lawyers and so on, plus the all-important office removalists who are essential for a stress-free move.

A group of people who are every bit as important, are the ones you see every day, and they are your employees. If, as a business owner, you realise that your employees can play a positive role in your office relocation, and act upon that realisation, your move to new premises should be a huge success, before, during and after it takes place. Let us look at how you can make that happen.

Start With Openness And Honesty

Being open and honest with employees is something which you should be in all circumstances, however, it is even more important when it is an office relocation that is in the pipeline. You should discuss the relocation from the outset, stating your reasons why you think it should happen, and ideally, those reasons should be positive ones.

Outline what your plans are, and also do not be afraid to highlight some of the negatives that could occur, such as temporary disruption to the business, and your employees having to seek alternative ways to travel to the new office.

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A 7-Point Checklist For An Emergency Relocation

A 7-Point Checklist For An Emergency Relocation

There are a large number of reasons why someone would need to move house quickly, and therefore require to arrange what would be regarded as an emergency relocation. If you find yourself in this situation the first to do is tell yourself to not panic, and the second thing is to secure the services of a professional removalist company.

That second action is the one that is going to ensure that even if you need to arrange a move quickly, including all the logistics such as ordering packing boxes, and the packing itself, you have professionals on hand who know what they are doing.

That being said, that does not mean that you do not have anything to contribute to your house move. You most certainly do, and to help you, here is a checklist which you can follow to make sure your emergency house move goes as smoothly as possible.

#1: Hire Professional Removalists: Ok, so we have already mentioned this, but such is the importance of it, we have repeated it and placed it at number one for the simple reason that it is the single most important step you can take for a successful emergency house move.

#2: Plan and Create A Timeline: You might not have much time available before your house move, but that should not stop you from creating a plan for it, and if possible a timeline. This way everything should work logically, and nothing should be missed out.

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Elderly Parents Move Home

How To Help Your Elderly Parents Move Home

An essential part of any home move is organising the removalists who will take your belongings from one home to another, however, if instead of yourself moving home, it is your elderly parents who are moving, there may be a lot more to sort out in order to help make the move go successfully.

Perhaps the first point in the whole process will be your parents telling you that they want to, or they need to move. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as the house they live in now is too large for them, given that all their family has grown up and moved out.

Other reasons could be that they wish to move closer to their family, they may wish to downsize and thus have lower household bills, or it could simply be that they want a fresh start in a new home, and regardless of age, we are surely all entitled to a fresh start when we wish one. If your fresh start is Melbourne to Sydney, check out www.brillianceremovalistssydney.com.au, where we can organise an easy transition.

Once you have established that they wish to move home, the next step will be to help them find their new home. We could write a dozen articles on the subject of house hunting, but here are some of the key points to bear in mind, especially for seniors looking for a new home.

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Move Office Electronics

What Is the Best Way to Move Office Electronics?

There are a lot of things to think about if you’re planning to relocate your office. Although most businesses will work with a professional removals company – and you should too – it’s still a good idea to make sure you understand at least a little about the moving process.

One of the most important things to work out is how you’re going to move your electronics. If you run a large business with multiple computers, printers and other electronic equipment, it can be a nightmare to figure out how to best move everything.

In the rest of this article we’ve drawn on our professional knowledge to outline some of the most important things to know about moving office electronics.

Ensure Things Are Packed Properly

It’s extremely important to make sure that you pack your computers and other electronic equipment properly, otherwise it could be damaged during the move.

  • Keep cables and wires separate and properly organised to prevent them from tangling and getting mixed up. Consider either packing different types of cables in separate boxes or packing cables with the relevant equipment.
  • Make sure you use plenty of padding around things like computers, printers and other devices. If possible, use the original boxes.

Once you’ve packed electronic equipment into a box and taped it up, give it a little shake. If things move, you will need to add more padding to prevent damage in transit.

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Why Moving House is Stressful?

Moving house could be quite stressing especially when one is living in that particular house for a long time. This stress could be because of many reasons such as:

Losing a Job

A person who is moving to a different house might feel stressful because of losing a job, which means that he or she would not be able to bear the expenses of living in a luxurious house and thus, have to move somewhere else, which means a change in schools and so much more.

Relocation

Sometimes a transfer would be the main cause for moving from the house and hence, there would be a stress of relocation. It is quite tough to relocate and thus, it is important for a person to take appropriate measures to avoid stress even when the situation is stressful.

Moving to a new area

Fear of the unknown is quite stressful for some people and moving to a new area means that there would be a new neighborhood, new ambiance, and everything would be like starting from scratch.

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Cheap Removalist for Melbourne suburbs

Top Tips to Make Smooth Moving in the Wet Weather

It’s not always easy to get a removalist to do the right things when the weather is poor. There can be some mess involved if the weather is wet. Thankfully though, you can actually prevent this chaos by doing some things beforehand to make the move smoother.

Weather Proof Your Boxes

If you are moving in wet weather, you probably don’t want soggy boxes. That’s why if you want to move in this season, the best thing to do is use plastic boxes instead of cardboard ones. This may require asking friends to borrow their Rubbermaid boxes or any like boxes. You can use packing tape to secure the lids. This will ensure that your heavier items don’t get put down in a puddle and then start to leak out of the soggy box. If you do not have money for plastic boxes, you can always put a layer of packing tape or duct tape on the bottom of the boxes. This will also serve to be a protective barrier just in case the bottom of the box gets a little wet.

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Things to Consider when Moving Antique Things

When you hire house movers or furniture movers, there are a number of factors to consider when it comes to antique pieces. We all know that they retain their value better when they are in mint condition. So you don’t want the moving process to make chips or rips to the antiques. The following are some things to consider when moving antique things:

Use Labels

Often, the boxing up process is the most important. Brilliance Removalists recommend to Make sure hat you put labels of “fragile” on all of your antique boxes. These labels can be purchased in stores, and really help to differentiate the boxes of things such as towels from those that are needing more care, like your antiques.

Get Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is not just a fun sheet that people can pop when they are anxious. It really helps to protect the antiques from the wear and tear of being transported by a mover. Make sure that you get a fleet of this stuff and start to protect your things. You can even wrap the legs of the furniture in bubble wrap if they are made out of wood. The more creative you are in looking for ways to prevent damage, the more seamlessly your move will go.

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Tips to Save Yourself From Injury When Moving House

Moving house can be quite tiresome and nobody would want to add an injury to make the matters worse. Given below are some tips, which can assist a person in avoiding injury when moving house:

-Try not to lift the boxes over the head, as there are chances of hurting the back. It would be wise not to pull a muscle when lifting the heavy boxes. An individual would prefer to be in the best shape in their new house.

-Don’t panic and try to move everything slowly and smoothly. There is no need to rush the process. Sometimes there are chances of getting an injury when an individual is in a hurry and is trying to do everything as fast as possible.

-Try to lift the boxes with leg muscles, as it would avoid strain on the back muscles.

-Always, keep the first aid kit in sight. Even when a person is moving, the first aid kit should be there. Put it either in the car or at a nearby location where it is easy to access. Nobody knows what might happen; however, keeping the first aid kit nearby would provide a mental peace that there are creams, band-aids and so much more to help in case of an urgent need.

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Eco-Friendly House Moving

How to Make House Moving More Eco-Friendly in Melbourne

You don’t have to get stressed when moving house in Melbourne especially if your target is doing it in an environmentally friendly manner. There is so much you can put in place, purchase and or replace to ensure you move stress-free while still preserving the environment.

Change your cleaning products

Get eco-friendly cleaning products like detergent, scrub, and other substances from the grocers. Do away with the toxic cleaning detergents by replacing them with a few natural ones like bicarbonate of soda, lemon, and vinegar. They work equally well but are environmentally friendly.

Your lighting should be energy efficient

As you move into a new home, consider using energy-saving light bulbs like fluorescent tubes and diodes that emit light. In fact, if you can use other energy sources like solar, biogas and the likes, it will be great pocket wise and safer to the environment. In as much as installation and the initial purchase may be costly, the maintenance is worth it. Durability is something to be sure of.

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Help Old People Move

How to Help Old People Move

Older loved ones need a peaceful and quiet place to stay. A place without any distractions. If you haven’t made this step, it is wise to do so. In the process, you can lend a hand by doing a few things for their comfort:

Communicate wisely-choose your words well

Older people develop a fondness for the places they stay. It might be difficult to convince them to move out. They might feel sad. It is wise to speak to them, a few months before to give them time to think about it and accept the changes. The transition process for the elderly is supposed to be a smooth one. As you pack, categorize the items so that unpacking becomes easier. Help the seniors sort their personal possessions.

Prior planning

Sorting and packing might be the next step after the elder loved one has decided on moving out. Draw a simple plan to show how the house looks like. It will bring a better understanding. Tell them the number of square feet the house is on. Brilliance Removalists Can Help You out in this.

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Move Out Of Your Share House Nicely

How To Move Out Of Your Share House Nicely

Vacating share houses can either be a peaceful or stressful affair depending on your organization and planning. Despite having friends around and expecting things to be done rightfully as you wish, everyone has their way of life. Here are a few things to do to help you move out of your share house amicably:

Notify as early as possible

Before you ring the removalists, it is important to give a notice that you will be moving out. At least a month or three weeks before will be a good time. If an agreement was earlier placed, then it should have indicated by the tenant that a notice should be given prior to vacating.

Do the packing the right way

Your housemates need to get that feeling that you are serious about moving out. Pack all your stuff exclusively from your personal items to your work files and study items. Do this in time so that those left behind can reorganize the house. It is wise to pack using a list because it will be less stressful.

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Perfectly Pack Your Boxes

How to Perfectly Pack Your Boxes While House Moving

It is advisable to test all your boxes if they are durable enough before packing them up. Otherwise, there might be damages if the boxes are in bad condition. A strong box has to hold and support whatever is placed in it. It should be rigid, have no tears, rips, damage on the corners or punctures. Better safe than sorry. Here is how to pack your boxes properly when moving house:

Make reinforcements

Reinforce the corners and the bottom end of the boxes with tape. Make several lengths at the closing point. This is crucial especially for those boxes that have been used before or are broken on the bottom end. While on transit, the content in the box will not fall through the bottom end.

Heavy items first

Make sure you begin packing the heavier load at the bottom of the boxes and the lighter ones can be on top. This is to prevent exertion of uneven pressure that might lead to boxes tearing while carrying them.

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Take the Stress Out of Moving

12 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Moving

Moving can be really stressful, even if you have done it before. But for those who have never moved, or for whom it has been a long time, having to pack up everything and do all those other essentials before moving day can seem like a nightmare. However, the following tips can cut down the stress and help you move your goods in an efficient and organised way.

  • Pack your essential in an overnight bag to keep with you so you don’t have to search all those boxes when you arrive at your new home. It’s likely to be late and you’ll be tired.
  • If you own a laptop or tablet, keep that with you as well for safety.
  • Pack breakables in clothing to save on bubble-wrap. It will also save you having to pack the clothing in other boxes. But don’t use clothing you will want to wear soon, in case there is a delay in unpacking. Out of season clothing is best. Clean socks are great for glasses.
  • While most things will be packed in cardboard boxes, use a clear bin for those things that you will need first. Being in a different looking container will help it to stand out from all the others and it will be easier to find.
  • Label your boxes by room or by cupboard rather than writing the contents on the box. Unpacking by room also makes the task more manageable.
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Friends vs Professional Removalists

Friends vs Professional Removalists

There is no doubt about it, moving costs money. That is why many people ask friends to help them move. They think it will help them to save on the cost of hiring professional removalists. However, this is not always a good idea; what you save can be lost in other ways. And you can run into many different problems.

  • For a start, friends are not getting paid to do this. That means they may not show up if they get a better offer, or if they have other more urgent family business to attend to. And they may not bother to let you know they are not coming. So you will be stranded with a lot of furniture and no one to load it, even if you hired a truck yourself.
  • You need to have a licence and experience to drive a hire truck. If your friends offer the use of their ute or one-tonner remember it probably won’t have a roof. What if moving day dawns and it is teeming rain? Even a light shower can ruin furniture and bedding.
  • Do your friends have training in how to lift properly? If they put their back out and lose work due to injury from lifting your goods you will certainly feel bad about it. Depending on how good a friend they are, they may ask you to pay for their medical costs – or even sue you.
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Get Your Bond Back When Moving

How to Get Your Bond Back When Moving

People have to move for a myriad of reasons and often move out of and into a rental home rather than their own. One of the main costs of a move is the bond. You cannot move into a new rental without paying a bond – and if your present rental is not left in spick and span condition you won’t get back the bond you had to pay before moving in.

When it comes to the bond, it’s a good idea to look ahead. This will to some extent ensure that you will get the bond back when you leave. How? Not all rental homes are in a pristine condition before you move in.

They may have:-

  • Stains on the walls or carpets
  • Broken fittings
  • Lights that don’t work
  • Dripping taps or cistern
  • Scratches on the flooring
  • Cracked windows or torn flyscreens
  • Loose towel rails or curtain fittings
  • Ovens that don’t work
  • Cracks in the walls
  • Broken tiles or pathways

If you just move in and take no notice of such things, when you move out you will get the blame for them and lose your bond. So what can you do?

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Things to Do Before You Move

More Things to Do Before You Move

While there are literally hundreds of things to do before you move, packing takes up at least 50 of them. But before you can do any of the packing you will need to go through all your stuff and decide what you don’t want to pack. These are things that are now of no use to you for one reason or another.

It could be simply clothes or toys the kids have grown out of or sporting equipment that you no longer have a use for. Or maybe you are moving to a hotter climate from a cold one and won’t need those warm jumpers or doonas any more.

How to get rid of surplus goods

While it is possible to have a garage sale, this takes time to arrange and you have to be there for a whole weekend to put stuff out, sell it and pack up what didn’t sell. It may be easier to sell your unwanted goods on places like Gumtree or eBay, especially if you have an iPhone and can do it basically on the run. If you choose this route, start at least three weeks ahead of your moving date as things don’t always sell quickly.

Keep the prices reasonable. Some people have an overrated idea of the value of their things, which stems from the fact that they used to love them. Other people are not emotionally involved – yet – and so won’t want to pay too much. They shop at such places to get a bargain.

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How to Move Your Family

How to Move Your Family

While much information can be found on how to pack and move your stuff, not so much is written about moving your family. For little children, a move into a strange house can be scary, especially the first few nights. Children of any age are always affected by the moods of their parents, so if you are stressed out and irritable they will pick up on this and may become badly behaved as a result.

Here are some tips on how to move your family without going crazy:

  • Make sure you explain to children about the move. If they have to move schools and lose friends, they may be very unhappy. Give them a way of keeping in touch – phone calls, exchanging email address or street addresses, whatever is appropriate to their age.
  • When packing their toys and room, leave out their favourite one or two toys to take in the car and have with them when they arrive. Little children should keep their favourite soft toy.
  • Don’t get rid of their stuff without their permission – or at least, their knowledge.
  • Get them involved in the moving and packing process. Having jobs to do makes them feel important.
  • Get older children to research the new area and find out what they can do and where things are – the schools, public library, skate park, swimming pool, whatever they are interested in.
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