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While many of us leave home, knowing exactly where the road will take us, sometimes there are more questions than answers. If you’re moving for work or looking for a new home, you may need to store your belongings while you decide. This is especially true if you want to take time to explore or discover new places.

However, if your move-out date is looming and you don’t have a place to call home just yet, don’t panic. Most removal companies will have a solution to ensure your possessions are kept safe and secure from start to finish.

Interstate Removals and Storage Solutions

If you are moving interstate and do not have a new address ready when you arrive, there are several solutions you should consider.

When booking your removal service, your interstate removalist will provide you with an option to store your belongings either at your origin or destination. Storing your furniture and other possessions at your destination city will enable you to have your shipment delivered quickly when you find a home. One of the major benefits of the Chess Moving Group is that we have storage sites across all our eleven locations. This means that we can ensure your possessions are never too far away from where you may end up living.

If you are unsure where you may remove to, storing your possessions at the origin is recommended. This gives you the freedom to meander around different towns, states or territories until you are ready to settle down. Then, when you’ve found a new abode, your possessions can be transported to wherever you are.

Our professional movers in Cairns and Townsville can help if you haven’t found a new home yet. They offer temporary storage options for your move. We can securely store your belongings in our 20-foot containers for a few weeks until you’re ready to move them.

Alternatively, if you need to store your items for an extended period, we offer warehouse storage facilities and specialised storage modules at all of our locations. This provides you with peace of mind that your belongings will be safe and well-protected while they’re in our care.

Timeframes considerations

As expected, interstate moving can take longer than a local move. Whether you decide to store at the origin or in your destination city can impact delivery times. Naturally, the further you are away from your storage site, the longer it may take.

The vast majority of movers usually need two or three weeks’ notice before moving day. Therefore, it’s highly likely that the moving service can meet your timeframes.

Things can be a little more uncertain if the moving company has to work within an extremely tight timeframe, particularly if your possessions are in another state. This is why we highly recommend that you advise the removal team of your moving date as soon as possible.

If the removal company doesn’t have a storage facility at your destination, it could cause delays in delivering your belongings. This means your items may not arrive on time.

It’s important to check if the company has storage options available at your new location. If they don’t, you may need to make alternative arrangements for storing your belongings, which could potentially impact the timing of your move.

Items you cannot place in storage

It is important to know that not every item can be placed into storage. Generally speaking, these are the same items that professional removalists cannot remove. Some items are obvious, but for clarity, these include:

  • Dangerous goods such as gas, chemicals, fire extinguishers
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Perishable goods
  • In addition, gardening equipment and lawnmowers need to have their tanks drained so no petrol is left in them. In some instances, they may even need to be steam cleaned.

If you are moving and still looking for a new home, a quality removalist can adapt to your situation. For a free quote from our experienced team, click here to see how we can help.

Les Forrester

Author Les Forrester

Les has a keen eye for detail and he is always looking for ways in which the business can continually improve. He has been in the industry for many years and weathered all kinds of storms including the GFC, pilot strikes and COVID. He has remained true to the business goals of delivering a reliable, customer-centric service. He believes customer service is the key to success.

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