Peter’s Mini Removals specializes in long distance removals and we go the extra mile to make sure your move is as stress free as possible.
With a fleet of reliable, heavy duty vehicles and a dedicated team of professionals by your side, your long-distance move will be a breeze.
Preparing for Your Long-Distance Move
Our team has put together some useful tips on how to prepare for your long-distance move.
Start with a Plan
Like most things in life, the first step is to plan, and you can do this by:
- Creating a moving checklist – having your to do list written down will help you organise your move in a systematic way
- Prioritize – sort your to do list out in order of importance will help you make sure you don’t leave the most important or time-consuming task to the last minute
- Creating a moving calendar – populate the calendar with time-sensitive tasks so that you can manage your time efficiently along the way
- Start early – the worst thing you can do is leave everything to the last minute. Slow and steady wins the race so, start as soon as you can to avoid being completely overwhelmed with everything you need to do
Knowing exactly what you are moving is easily the most important part of your move. Therefore, taking inventory of your entire home should be at the top of your list.
Use your phone or computer to write your inventory so that you can have access to it whenever you need to. Loose pieces of paper tend to go missing, especially amidst the chaos of preparing for a move.
Take this opportunity to sort through your belongings; sell what you can, recycle what you can, donate the rest.
Not only will it make your move easier, but it will also reduce the overall cost of the move.
Pack Wisely, Label Clearly
Be sure to use high quality packing materials, especially sturdy boxes for the heavier items. Pack heavier items at the bottom of the box, with lighter items at the top.
Make sure to wrap your fragile items with bubble wrap or packing paper and mark the boxes clearly so that the moving team knows which boxes have breakable goods in them. This will influence the way they pack the vehicles to minimise the risk of damage or breakage during transit.
Label boxes according to their destination rooms so that when you arrive at your new home, you can easily sort boxes according to where they will be unpacked. This will streamline the unpacking process.
Pack Your Essentials
It will be some time before you can settle into your new home and that’s why it’s necessary to pack an “essentials” bag.
The following can be packed into your essentials bag:
- Several changes of clothes
- Electronics and charging cables
- First aid kit
- Important documents
Make sure your essentials bag does not get packed into the moving vehicle.
Although long-distance moving companies are experienced professionals with many years and kilometres behind them, there are many variables that can put the vehicle and your belongings at risk while on the open road.
Therefore, make sure you purchase insurance that is sufficient to cover you in the event of something going wrong along the way.
Even if it means putting in a few extra hours towards the end, make sure you are ready for your moving company when they arrive.
Moving companies work according to a calculated schedule and unpreparedness can cause major delays for everyone.
This is why planning ahead and starting early are the most important parts of your entire move. When you give yourself enough time to prepare, there is little that can get in the way of a smooth-sailing move.
Peter’s Mini Removals – Long Distance Moving Companies South Africa
Whether you are moving from Cape Town to Mossel Bay or all the way to Springbok, our long-distance team has you covered.
We take great pride in offering exceptional moving services across the country, servicing the following areas:
- Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha
- Plettenberg Bay
- Mossel Bay
- East London
- Port Nolloth
For more information about our long-distance furniture removals services, please feel free to contact us.