What To Expect On Moving Day With A Removalist

Moving day can be a whirlwind of emotions and activities. Whether it’s the thrill of a new beginning or the nostalgia of leaving a familiar place, the day is undeniably packed with critical tasks. The role of a reliable and skilled removalist is to streamline this complex process, ensuring everything from your cherished keepsakes to your bulky furniture is transported safely and efficiently. In this blog, we’ll guide you through what to expect when you trust your moving day to a skilled removalist team, covering everything from the initial planning stages to the moment you’re settling into your new home.

Pre-move Consultation And Planning

The process begins well before moving day. During the initial consultation, the removalist will discuss all the details of your move. This includes the size of your home, the number of items to be moved and any special requirements you might have.

A customised moving plan is then developed to suit your specific needs. This thorough planning phase ensures that nothing is left to chance and you can rest assured that everything will be handled professionally.

Here’s What You Can Do To Prepare For The Arrival Of The Removalists:

  • Sorting through your belongings to decide what to take and what to dispose of or donate.
  • Ensuring that items are easily accessible for the removalists to pack and transport.
  • Communicating any last-minute changes or specific instructions to the removalist team.

Packing And Organisation

Skilled removalists bring expertise and specialised materials to the packing process, ensuring the safety and security of your belongings. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Full-home packing: The team packs everything in your home using high-quality packing materials and techniques. This comprehensive service saves you time and reduces stress.
  • Fragile-only packing: This service is perfect if you prefer to pack most items yourself but need help with delicate items. They use extra padding and secure packaging to protect your valuables.
  • Special items: Artwork, antiques, and electronics are packed with extra care and often wrapped in custom-fit materials to ensure their safety.
  • Labelling and inventory: Each box is labelled and inventoried for easy tracking and unpacking. This system helps you find your belongings quickly and keeps the move organised.

Loading Day Logistics

On the day of the move, the removalist team will arrive promptly at the scheduled time. They’ll introduce themselves and go over the plan for the day, ensuring everyone is on the same page. Here’s how the logistics unfold:

  • Arrival and introductions: The team arrives, introduces themselves and confirms the moving plan with you.
  • Equipment and tools: Removalists use specialised equipment such as dollies, straps and padding to protect your belongings.
  • Loading process: Items are systematically loaded into the moving truck, focusing on securing everything to prevent damage during transit.

Transporting Your Belongings

Once everything is loaded, the journey to your new home begins. Removalists manage this phase with precision, regardless of the distance involved. For long-distance moves, you can expect regular updates and tracking information. Here’s what happens during transport:

  • Careful driving: Trained drivers carefully handle the truck, ensuring a smooth ride for your belongings.
  • Regular updates: For longer moves, you’ll receive updates on the progress and expected arrival time.
  • Handling various items: From bulky furniture to fragile items, removalists are equipped to safely handle all types of belongings.

Unloading And Unpacking Services

Upon arrival at your new home, the removalist team will carefully unload and unpack your items. Here’s what to expect during this stage:

  • Systematic unloading: Items are unloaded in an organised manner, ensuring nothing is misplaced.
  • Optional unpacking: If you’ve opted for unpacking services, the team will also unpack your boxes and place items in their designated rooms.
  • Furniture assembly: Any furniture disassembled for the move will be reassembled.

Setting Up Your New Home

Beyond unloading, removalists can assist with setting up your new home. This includes placing furniture in your desired locations and assembling any items taken apart for the move. These additional services save you time and effort, allowing you to settle into your new home more quickly. Here’s how they help:

  • Furniture placement: The team will arrange your furniture according to your instructions, ensuring that each piece is placed exactly where you envision it.
  • Reassembly services: Items like beds, tables and shelving units will be reassembled and placed where you want them, so you can use them immediately without any hassle.

Ready To Move? Let’s Get Started!

Choosing the right removalist is crucial. At Caloundra Removals & Storage, we aim to make your moving day smooth and stress-free. Our removalists in Townsville are dedicated to providing top-notch service, from the initial consultation to the final follow-up.

Are you ready to make your next move hassle-free? Get in touch via our contact page or give us a call to book a consultation. Let us handle the logistics so you can focus on settling into your new home.



Following the recent lockdown for South East Queensland, we can advise we are operating as normal as our industry is deemed an essential service. Our crews have all the required PPE and many are being regularly tested.

Unfortunately our Sydney operation based in Ingleburn is restricted to receiving and dispatching freight from our warehouse only.

We are not servicing Victoria ourselves but are working closely with our agents of more than 20 years to ensure we service our customers moving to or from Victoria the best we can.

North Queensland is operating as per normal.

If there are any queries or concerns involving your removal, please feel free to call on 1300 723 783 or email: operations@caloundraremovals.com.au

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers and others affected by our work activities.  We place the highest priority on making sure work activities are carried out safely and reasonable measures are taken to remove (or reduce if they can’t be eliminated) risks to the health and safety of workers and others.  People are our most important asset and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a potential hazard for workers and other people at workplaces. CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will apply the necessary measures in order to protect workers and all other persons from contracting COVID-19.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information and advice to ensure that any action taken is measured and appropriate. This includes closely monitoring the Australian Government Department of Health and any advice from state or territory government agencies.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will initiate control measures that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and promote our infection control procedure.
  • Ensuring workers are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.
  • Providing clear advice to workers about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus, in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and state or territory health department.
  • Eliminating or minimising international work travel, in line with the travel advice on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.
  • Providing regular updates to workers about the situation and any changes to organisational policies or procedures.
  • Contingency planning to manage staff absences
  • Providing workers with information and links to relevant services should they require support.

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others. Workers should be reminded to always practice good hygiene and other measures to protect themselves and other against infection. This includes:

  • To self-isolate if returning from an overseas trip, or being in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Washing their hands often, with soap and water, or carrying hand sanitiser and using it as needed
  • Covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, but not using their hands to do so
  • Seeing a health care professional if they start to feel unwell
  • If unwell, avoiding contact with others (including shaking hands or other touching, such as hugging).
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