Did you know that there are some items that our removalists can’t move for you?
These items all need to be disposed of responsibly and by contacting your local council they can advise of the collection centre closest to you for disposal.
- Hazardous Goods
- Poisonous materials
- Prohibited or dangerous goods
- Plants (particularly interstate moves)
- Unclean items
- Paints and flammable items
There are others that require special attention before we can move them for you!
- Gas bottles – need to be purged of all gas and certified
- Lawnmowers and other gardening equipment should have all fuel drained. If they are going into storage they need to be completely cleaned of all fuel deposits.
- Remove batteries from the items that are going into storage or getting moved overseas
- Interstate or international moves may also have special regulations which we can advise you of at the time of your booking.
- Make sure you dispose or use any fresh food items and any others that will not last a few days.
Prepare yourself a survival kit with toiletries, tea, coffee, milk and other drinks, personal items, first aid kit, spare clothing, tea towels and other dish cleaning equipment. This is great for the first night so that you don’t have to try to search for the simple things you need immediately at your new home.
Other items that you are best to keep with you are your valuables like jewellery or family heirlooms, even important documents really are best to be kept out of a moving van. For your own peace of mind, you are better to have these items with you or stored securely elsewhere.
Lastly, your pets – moving is a very stressful time for pets and they need their own special attention. Make sure you keep your pets confined and safe during the moving process. Speak to your vet about moving tips to ensure they can transition into the new home peacefully.
If you have any questions about your next move – speak to the team at John Bull Removals and Storage.