Off course the first thing you want to know before you relocate is to find out how much money you will have to spend. If your budget is limited we had prepared a few very useful tips for you. Please read the "advice on shipping" article below to get an idea of where to start! Discover shipping tips and useful information.
Please remember that you may not be able to foresee everything by yourself. Planning the entire relocation with just a little bit of moving experience may cause some kind of losses (time, money, items left behind, etc...). You can contact us for a free advice and help with planning your move.
Advice on shipping
Useful shipping tips
First thing when preparing for shipping is to sit down and think what you want to take with you and what you should get rid of to minimize the volume of your removal.
Involve your family
Speak to each member of your family and find out what is important for them. Things and other items that are of no importance to you may be very valuable for your kids, grandma and other family members.
Make an inventory
Once you have gathered all the information please take a peace of paper and make a list of each room in your house, including the garden shed, garage and the loft. Next go to each area of your home and make a full inventory of at least the biggest items.
Make sure each move gets the same removal scenario
Now you can use your computer to prepare a digital format of your list - be it word, excel or PDF. This will save you a lot of time when requesting quotes from shipping companies. Instead of typing out or dictate the same details each time you contact different firms you can simply copy them, paste in and send an email.
By doing this you will give each company the same chance to quote and compete with each other based on the same requirements. This will allow you to compare your shipping costs more accurately.
Do not wait until the last minute
It is advisable to start looking for the quotes at least 3 months in advance and do not worry if you do not know the exact address yet, the name of the town or nearest city is OK at this stage. When requesting quotes ask for a few options: full container or just a part of your goods.
If you prefer to meet your removal company representative at your home that would be even better. The survey is free of charge and with no obligation and you will let the professional to assess your requirements.
Need to come back from Australia?
Are you moving the other way around from Australia to the UK? You need to contact our business partner - Crown Relocations which is a fully professional shipping company with branches in Melbourne, removals to Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Canberra.
Help with shipping
Sometimes it is quite important that you plan, prepare and do everything step by step. This will help you to avoid unnecessary stress, delays and will keep your expenses to minimum.
Prepare your your family so you can enjoy Australia from the day 1.
Please get in touch if you would like us to email you our step by step guide which consists of:
- Preparing for the move checklist
- During the move checklist
- After relocation check form
- Inventory calculator
- List of services available
- Answers to most ask questions
We look forward to hearing from you soon! Would you like to get some more help with shipping to OZ? We are the specialist you are looking for. We can organize any type of transport. Just give us a call for a free shipping cost estimate.
For many people, moving a house overseas associated with something terrible and unimaginable. Yes, of course, there are some problems, but if the preparation has been done correctly, you will not feel any stress in chest. In the first place you should not panic and rush, start with a few simple things that will help you ship goods smoothly:
Get ready: First you have to take care of international packing. This is a real headache. You can do it yourself, ask for the help of your relatives and friends. Please see some advice on what you are going to need:
- Cardboard boxes - They do not have to be huge so there are no difficulties when carrying them. You can buy them in large shops or in the market
- Strapping tape - The best choice is wide, not less than 50 mm
- Trunks and bags - No need to buy expensive bags or trunks because in the future when you need it you can buy cheap plaid trunks
- Packing paper.
- other help with cheap shipping to Australia from UK
- List of things to do to keep children busy during a flight
Different things must be placed in separate containers: dishes in one box, clothes in another, book in the third and so on. A good moving tip is that you sign all cartons using a marker pen to avoid confusion. When small things have been collected and packed, you must sort out the furniture. We advise that you broke them down into smaller components, and if necessary, wrap using a packing paper or bubble oilcloth. All screws must be put into one bag.
Immediate shipment is what you need. To implement it you have to order a special transport. If you carry baggage or small items and you are short of time, you can get some quotes from an air freight provider, and it can be done independently. Our moving advice for the transportation of large volume of furniture is to turn to a specialist company. And do not skimp on this, otherwise your things will not reach their destination in a presentable form. Professional advice, tips and help with moving.