Moving Do’s & Don’ts

Tips from Professional Furniture Movers

Some helpful tips on what to do and what not to do on a removal.

Cardboard Boxes in the Living Room — Caloundra Removals & Storage in Sunshine Coast, QLD
Cardboard Boxes Stacked in Corner of Empty Room — Caloundra Removals & Storage in Sunshine Coast, QLD

Do

Don’t

Sometimes, because of the stress you may be under, it can be hard to ensure you’re prepared for your move. These simple points may be the difference between an easy or a difficult removal.

Taping Up a Moving Box — Caloundra Removals & Storage in Sunshine Coast, QLD

Frequently Asked Questions

The earlier the better. The removal industry is seasoned, and the busiest months are December and January. If you’re looking to move at this time of year, we suggest getting a booking at least 4 weeks in advance.

There are a number of things that we cannot move. These items are often dangerous and/or illegal to be transported. In some cases, insurance companies refuse any settlement if these types of goods have found to be moved. Below is a list including the most common items that cannot be transported.

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