Decluttering when Moving to Australia
What you need from a single to multi-MoveCube
Moving abroad is an exciting chapter in anyone’s life but before you start unravelling the bubble-wrap and assembling the packing boxes, stop for a moment and think about all the items you’re planning to take with you to Australia. Do you really need it all? Remember the more you take, the more you pay. So here are a few tips about decluttering before you begin your new life in Australia.
- First of all, you may want to think twice about packing woolly winter clothes and looking at other options such as storage or selling. Label that cashmere sweater 'non-essential'.
- If you have expansive, alphabetised CD and DVD collections, we advise not to take it all with you. These collections are heavy, expensive to ship and, let’s be honest, largely redundant in this age of streaming and downloading!
- Don’t waste money shipping your old furniture overseas such as armchairs, sofas, chests of drawers and wardrobes. Treat yourself to new items when you arrive at your new destination! Naturally if you choose to sell your old furniture, you’ll be providing yourself with a financial platform for buying replacements.
- If you’re moving electrical items like flatscreen televisions, you may also want to consider the electrical power differences. There’s no point shipping such a large electrical item abroad if it’s not going to function correctly! Also, if you choose to adapt your television for your new country, you could invalidate the warranty.
Now we know what you're thinking: If I sell a lot of household items before I move, I'm going to need to do a fair bit of shopping when I get to my new home. This is true. So here are a few reputed retail names in Australia you may want to make a note of:
- JB Hi-Fi - Australia's largest home entertainment retailer
- Harvey Norman - For living and dining
- IKEA - Our friends in Sweden who need no introduction
- The Good Guys - Online electrical and home appliances
- Super Amart Furniture - Furniture, bedding and outdoor
- Freedom - Furniture and Homewares
For more information and advice on removals, check out the rest of the site or call a member of the team via the Contacts page.
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