How to Easily Move Your Office, Shop or Warehouse

How to Easily Move Your Office, Shop or Warehouse

Are you getting ready for an office move?

The easiest way and less disruptive way is to hire us to move your office – we are professionals and can quickly and efficiently move your office, shop or warehouse.

Moving office, shop or warehouse can support the growth initiatives of your company, increase productivity and efficiencies, realign strategies and save costs. Undoubtedly, moving is considered amongst one of the most stressful times for a business and can disturb everyone from the regular day to day running of a business.

Moving your office can be a stressful, potentially expensive, time consuming and complicated job to achieve. Although the prospect of moving your office, shop or warehouse may seem unnerving, it is only a process and it can be broken down in a series of simple tasks.

Here are some steps you can follow to ensure that your office move is hassle free, to budget and on time.
Assessing current situation and needs:

What is your purpose for office relocation?

It may be planned growth, lease expiry or lease break. Knowing the reason why you are moving will help understand your needs and be able to arrange the correct office, shop or warehouse move plan. There are a few big decisions you should agree on as your foundation and which will form basis of subsequent process of planning, which includes the details of current lease, notice period and existing liabilities and obligations.

Become clear about the requirements

The whole process of your office moving can save you time and go more smoothly if you have a clear understanding at the inception of your operational requirements and basic strategy. You should have a general idea and agreement from the decision makers regarding the main drivers of the office moving. It must include the place where you like to move to, amount of space you need, main features that you need for a new office, length and type of lease you want, your planned business objectives and others.

Start as early as possible

There are lots of things you need to do. The earlier you begin, the greater the opportunity of attaining the smooth move that your company requires. It is nearly impossible planning too far ahead. Start as soon as you have appointed a project leader. You must begin reviewing your options nine to eighteen months prior to the expiration of your lease.

Make a realistic budget

It is important to create a realistic budget for your office, shop or warehouse move. It will serve as your planning tool to help you assess your expenses and manage them during the process.

Contract a packing and moving specialist

The entire process when moving an office can be very time-consuming, stressful and complex, therefore the best decision that you can make will be to hire a professional Packing and Removalist company, that offers a professional, caring and efficient service. You will no longer need to worry about packing and unpacking your valuable and fragile items since the office, shop or warehouse moving professionals will do the entire job for you.

Paradise Pro-Packers are professional packing and removalist specialists and mainly cover the Brisbane and Gold Coast area with our Professional Office, Shop or Warehouse moving services.

We can pack, move and unpack your office, shop or warehouse – this will save you money time and disruptions in your business.

You can get a free quote by phoning us on 1300 707 780, to discuss your needs.

How to Pack Your Fragile Items when Moving House

How to Pack Your Fragile Items when Moving House

Once you are planning to move, one thing among many tasks you have to consider is the task of packing. It would be easy to organise or to pack the clothes and toys of the children but packing fragile items can be a daunting task.

It is essential to carefully and properly pack your fragile items, to ensure that they are not broken while moving house.

Some of the different types of protective padding that you can use in order to help keep your fragile items safe when packed, include: bubble wrap, tissue paper, butcher paper, polystyrene balls, newspaper and also special designed packing boxes.

Here are some of the fragile items that you will be needing to pack carefully for your new house move and the ways on how to properly pack the items:

Pictures and Mirrors – pictures of the family are considered to be priceless and so must be handled with care. It would be suitable if you are to use sturdy cardboard boxes perfect for the stacking frames having similar sizes. If you have polystyrene balls or bubble wrap then use it as well. But an alternative to that could be butcher paper or newspaper. We also have available boxes specially designed for packing pictures and mirrors.

Televisions and HiFi systems – it is great if you still have the original box from the manufacturer (when you purchased these items), these can help avoid damaging your expensive TV and music centres, since these boxes generally have polystyrene foam for extra protection. But if you do not have these boxes, then try packing in shallow boxes with extra padding. We also have available specially designed boxes to pack your television in.

Cups and Glasses – these are very fragile and so must be properly packed in order to avoid disappointments. Fill the cups or glasses with newspaper or tissue paper and then wrap every piece individually. Pack the wrapped cups and glasses in a separate small sturdy box being one layer at a time with the use of bubble wrap that will separate every layer.

Crockery and Tableware – wrap the plates with tissue paper or newspaper individually and then stack them on top of each other into a sturdy box along with similarly sized plates. Never stack plates with lots of different sizes together for this may lead to damage and movement during a move. Also if there are extra gaps between plates etc – stuff crumpled newspaper or tissue paper, to prevent movement in box.

Wine Bottles – some wines are considered to be of high value, so keeping them secure and in best condition, is required to avoid too much shaking of the contents during the move. Suitable wine boxes should be used.

Collectibles and Antiques – these are often shaped irregularly, therefore the best option to keep these protected and packed safely will be to use bubble wrap and tissue paper and packed in a small to medium sized sturdy box and then taped securely.

Also make sure that the boxes that you add your fragile items to are packed in a sturdy box and also marked appropriately on the outside and also Label with FRAGILE.

These are some of the ways to consider packing your fragile items as you plan to move house.

We are also professional packers and movers in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area and we are available to do the packing for you – so that your fragile items arrive at your new home, without damage.

Paradise Pro-Packers your professional removal company mainly cover the Brisbane and Gold Coast area with our Professional Removal Services.

You can get a free quote by completing your details here or phone us on 1300 707 780

De-clutter before Moving House will Save YOU Money!

De-clutter before Moving House will Save YOU Money!

De-clutter your home before you start to pack will help you save a lot of money and also clear out stuff that you no longer need or really want.

It is extremely liberating to de-clutter and if you have not done it for a while, then it is a great time to do this if you are moving house. It is like having a great Spring Clean and sometimes the only time people will do this is when they are moving house.

The extra benefit of de-cluttering before starting to pack your boxes and working out how much stuff you have to move, is that it can save you a lot of money.

Work on de-cluttering at least a month out from moving house, then if you have some things that you no longer require and can be sold, then you will have time to do this before your have to pack and move house.

Selling your unwanted goods can easily be done in Facebook local groups, Gumtree, Garage Sales etc. You might even find that you make some money that can also help finance your move to your new home.

If you are not looking to sell anything, then at least you will be able to donate what you don’t need or want to Charity and then someone else will be able to receive the benefits of you de-cluttering your home before moving.

If you still have boxes that you have not unpacked from the last move, don’t just leave them packed and move them again – go through them and be selective.

Ask yourself the main questions:

  • Do I really need this?
  • Did I remember that I had this and to be honest, would I have had a clue where to find it, if I needed it and is it useful to me any more.

By de-cluttering before moving house, you will save on:

Boxes and packing supplies – whether you have to buy these or go and find them etc, you will be saving time and money.

Hours on Packing your possessions – when there is a lot less to pack, then it is such a total time saver.

Cost of Packers – this is if you need to have someone do this for you – often you can be too busy working and living to have the time to spend packing and moving house.

Cost of Removals Truck – the more you have that you do not need to move the cheaper it will be for you to move.

Stress – the less you have to move that is not required or no longer need – the less stress you will have on your move or packing and unpacking.

You will find that by De-cluttering your home before packing and moving house you will save time and money - whether you choose:

Our Platinum Brisbane, Gold Coast Moving Service (where you don’t have to lift a finger) – it will mean that you will have so much less to move, pack and unpack and this will save you money.

Our Moving Brisbane, Gold Coast Service (where you do all the packing etc and we just put everything in our Removalist truck) – because you will have a lot less to move in our furniture removalist trucks and this will save you money.

Our Packing Brisbane, Gold Coast Service (where we pack everything for you) – this will be much cheaper, because we will have less to do, since there is less to pack and of course this will save you money.

DIY Moving (where you do everything yourself) – you would still save on boxes and packing supplies, as well as hours spent packing, moving, unpacking and the size of the truck that you will have to hire and all the stress involved. You will also be able to use a smaller truck – and all of this will save you time and money.

Paradise Pro-Packers your professional removal company mainly cover the Brisbane and Gold Coast area with our Professional Removal Services.

You can get a free quote by completing your details here or phone us on 1300 707 780

How to Move: Packing Tips for Moving House

How to Move: Packing Tips for Moving House

How to Move: Packing Tips for Moving House

Are you about to start packing, but don’t know where to start? Moving house can be a daunting task, however help is at hand with our How to Move blog. This series of blogs will form a How to guide for moving house, including packing and moving checklists, tips and professional help.

We have put together our top 10 packing tips to help keep your possessions safe during your move, and making it easier for you to unpack in your new home.

How to Move: Packing Tips #1

In our industry we have a box called a ‘Priority/bits box’. In this box we advise you to put all your bed bolts, bed legs, TV cords/remotes etc. These should all be bagged and labelled for easy access at your new house.

How to Move: Packing Tips #2

We recommend you take photos of the back of your TVs, surround sound, computers before pulling all the wires out so you do not spend hours trying to figure out how it should be put back together.

How to Move: Packing Tips #3

Use proper furniture removal boxes, butchers paper and packers tape for packing to ensure safe moving of all your possessions. Do not use newspaper as the ink transfers.

How to Move: Packing Tips #4

When packing a carton place larger items at the bottom and small items at the top. Ensure that you pack all cartons right to the top, filling all the gaps to prevent the boxes from collapsing.

How to Move: Packing Tips #5

Never overload your boxes with heavy items, place heavy items like books, cutlery into book boxes. Book boxes are also good for your stemmed glassware and more delicate items (books & glassware shouldn’t be packed together).

How to Move: Packing Tips #6

Always wrap breakables in butcher’s paper before putting into the carton and never lay it flat, have your items in an upright position to avoid damages.

How to Move: Packing Tips #7

If it fits into a box it should go in a box. This will save time on your moving day as walking handfuls back and forwards is time consuming and the removalist is able to stack the moving truck more safely.

How to Move: Packing Tips #8

Label all your boxes with brief description of contents and what room it is going to in your new house.

How to Move: Packing Tips #9

For the budget conscious, preparation for the moving day is key. Dismantle all the beds and any flat pack furniture. Have all your packing done before moving day and have a allocated area for your  ‘do not move pile’  if there are items not going to your new house or that you are transporting yourself.

How to Move: Packing Tips #10

If there is furniture not going, it may be a good idea for you to use coloured stickers on these items to avoid these been accidentally loaded.

Hopefully this How to Move: Packing Tips guide is helpful, and if you want to hire a professional then feel free to give us a call and we can have a chat about your move.