Mastering the Art of Packing: Top Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Packing up your life and preparing for a move can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, mastering the art of packing is key to ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home. Here are our top packing tips to help you pack efficiently and effectively:

1. Start Early: Begin packing as soon as you know you’re going to move. Starting early allows you to tackle the packing process gradually, reducing stress and giving you ample time to sort through your belongings.

2. Declutter First: Before you start packing, take the time to declutter and purge items you no longer need or use. Donate, sell, or discard items that no longer serve a purpose in your life. This will help you streamline your belongings and reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack and move.

3. Gather Supplies: Make sure you have all the necessary packing supplies on hand before you start packing. This includes sturdy boxes in various sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, markers for labeling, and furniture blankets for protecting large items.

4. Pack Room by Room: To stay organized, pack one room at a time. Start with rooms you use less frequently, such as guest bedrooms or storage areas, and work your way towards the more frequently used areas like the kitchen and living room.

5. Use the Right Boxes: Use sturdy, high-quality boxes that can withstand the weight of your belongings. Heavy items should be packed in smaller boxes to prevent them from becoming too heavy to lift, while lighter items can be packed in larger boxes.

6. Label Everything: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make unpacking much easier and help you quickly locate items when you arrive at your new home.

7. Protect Fragile Items: Use plenty of packing paper, bubble wrap, and padding to protect fragile items during transit. Wrap each fragile item individually and fill any empty spaces in boxes with packing material to prevent items from shifting during the move.

8. Pack Essentials Separately: Pack a separate box or bag with essential items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home, such as toiletries, medications, important documents, and a change of clothes.

9. Consider Professional Packing Services: If you’re short on time or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of packing, consider hiring professional packing services. Experienced packers can efficiently and securely pack your belongings, saving you time and stress.

10. Stay Organised: Keep a detailed inventory of your packed boxes, including a list of their contents and the room they belong in. This will help you keep track of your belongings and ensure nothing gets lost or left behind during the move.

With these top packing tips in mind, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle the packing process and ensure a smooth and stress-free move to your new home. Happy packing!

Equipped for Your Move: What’s Inside Our Trucks

Curious about what goes into ensuring a smooth and safe move with All The Right Moves? Let us give you a peek inside our trucks and the equipment we use to make your relocation hassle-free:

  • Blankets: These aren’t your ordinary blankets – they’re heavy-duty, purpose-made moving blankets designed to protect your furniture and belongings during transit. From delicate antiques to sturdy sofas, our blankets ensure everything arrives at your new home in pristine condition.
  • Straps: Our trucks are equipped with sturdy straps to secure your items in place during transit. Whether it’s a sofa, a wardrobe, or a set of drawers, rest assured that everything will be securely fastened to prevent shifting and damage.
  • Toolbox: Need a bed dismantled or a table reassembled? Our trucks come fully equipped with a toolbox, allowing our expert removalists to handle any furniture assembly or disassembly required with ease.
  • Trolley: Moving heavy furniture up and down stairs or through narrow hallways? Our trucks are stocked with sturdy trolleys, making it easy to transport bulky items with minimal effort.
  • Dolly: For those extra-heavy items like pianos or large appliances, our trucks are equipped with dollies to safely and efficiently move them into and out of your home.
  • Parking Cones: Safety is paramount, which is why our trucks come with parking cones to secure safe parking spots during loading and unloading. This helps ensure a smooth and secure moving process from start to finish.
  • COVID Safe Cleaning Materials: In these uncertain times, your safety is our top priority. That’s why our trucks are stocked with COVID-safe cleaning materials, allowing us to maintain a clean and hygienic environment throughout your move.
  • Hydraulic Lift: Some of our trucks are equipped with hydraulic lifts, perfect for handling heavy items that can’t be easily maneuvered up truck ramps. This specialized equipment ensures the safe and efficient transport of even the bulkiest belongings.

At All The Right Moves, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring a stress-free and successful move for our customers. With our state-of-the-art equipment and expert team of removalists, you can trust us to handle your move with care and precision. Contact us today to experience the difference for yourself! 🚚✨

A Few Tips To Make Your Move Even Smoother

Moving house soon? Let the experts at All The Right Moves guide you with these top tips to streamline your relocation process:

1️⃣ Start Early: Begin planning and packing well in advance to avoid last-minute stress. Create a timeline and tackle tasks gradually.

2️⃣ Declutter: Take the opportunity to sort through your belongings and get rid of items you no longer need or use. Donate, sell, or discard anything that no longer serves you.

3️⃣ Label Everything: Clearly label boxes with their contents and the room they belong to. This will make unpacking much easier and help movers know where to place items.

4️⃣ Pack Essentials Separately: Pack a separate box with essentials such as toiletries, clothes, important documents, and snacks for moving day. Keep this box easily accessible.

5️⃣ Use Quality Packing Materials: Invest in sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper to ensure your belongings are properly protected during transit.

6️⃣ Pack Strategically: Pack heavier items at the bottom of boxes and fragile items with plenty of padding. Fill empty spaces with clothing or linens to prevent items from shifting.

7️⃣ Take Photos of Electronics: Before disconnecting electronics, take photos of the setup to make reassembly easier. Keep cords and accessories organized and labeled.

8️⃣ Notify Utilities and Change Address: Arrange for utility services to be transferred or disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one. Also, update your address with relevant institutions and subscriptions.

9️⃣ Arrange for Child and Pet Care: Moving day can be hectic, so consider arranging childcare or pet care to keep little ones and furry friends safe and out of the way.

🔟 Stay Organized: Keep a folder with important documents such as moving contracts, rental agreements, and contact information handy. Stay organized throughout the process to minimize stress.

Moving can be overwhelming, but with proper planning and these tips, you can make the process smoother and more manageable. Trust All The Right Moves for your relocation needs! 🚚✨ #MovingTips #StressFreeMoving #NewBeginnings

Unveiling Moving Variables: Factors Shaping Your Relocation Experience

Expanding on our previous blog post regarding professional moving services, let’s explore the various variables that can impact the length and cost of your move with All The Right Moves. Being aware of these factors can empower you to plan effectively and ensure a smoother transition to your new location.

  • Access:
    • Stairs: Consider the number of flights and the layout, whether they’re spacious or spiral, as it affects the time and effort required.
    • Elevator: Evaluate if sole access is available, proximity to parking, distance from the entrance, and the elevator’s speed.
    • Parking: Assess parking options like street parking or driveway access, and if spots can be reserved close to the entrance.
    • Entry Points: Determine the ease of access through front doors, garages, or side entrances.
  • Distance and Logistics:
    • Calculate the distance between locations and anticipate potential traffic congestion, along with any additional pickups along the route.
  • Customer Preparation:
    • Ensure items are properly boxed and organized, electronics and appliances are unplugged, and any specific disassembly/reassembly needs are communicated in advance.
  • Furniture Handling:
    • Identify any furniture pieces requiring disassembly or reassembly, and if special positioning is desired.
  • Other Considerations:
    • Special requests, unusual items, or any additional variables unique to your move that may impact the duration or cost involved.

By considering these variables and communicating them to our team at All The Right Moves, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs and ensure a seamless relocation experience. If you have any questions or specific requirements, feel free to reach out to us.

Stay tuned for more insights and tips from All The Right Moves as we continue to support you through every step of your move. Happy moving! 🚚✨

Unveiling Moving Costs: A Practical Guide to Budgeting for Your Move

Embarking on a new chapter in life often entails the excitement of a move, but it’s wise to be prepared for the associated costs. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect in terms of expenses when planning your move with All The Right Moves.

  1. Professional Moving Services: Investing in professional moving services ensures a smooth transition to your new home. At All The Right Moves, we offer transparent pricing based on various factors like the size of your move, distance traveled, and any additional services you require, such as packing and unpacking.
  2. Packing Supplies: Whether you opt for our packing services or decide to pack yourself, budgeting for packing supplies is essential. At All The Right Moves, we’ve got you covered with a wide range of packing materials available for purchase. From sturdy boxes to durable tape and bubble wrap, we stock everything you need to ensure a secure and organized move. Explore our selection of packing materials here and get ready to pack like a pro!
  3. Insurance Coverage: Protecting your belongings during transit is paramount. At All The Right Moves, insurance is covered in our hourly pricing. However, additional insurance can be purchased for added peace of mind. The best option is “Accidental Insurance” for comprehensive coverage. While this type of insurance cannot be purchased directly from a removalist, you can easily obtain it. We recommend contacting ‘Carts Insurance’ at 1300 880 253 or 03 8997 3560 for assistance. You can also explore insurance options through our partner at Removals Insurance.
  4. Travel Expenses: Travel expenses (which are sometimes referred to as call-out fees) and also fuel costs are calculated based on the distance between the pickup and drop-off locations, as well as the time it takes to travel to and from our base. Rest assured, you will receive transparent information regarding these expenses before your move commences.
  5. Additional Services: Our additional services are designed to cater to your unique needs and preferences, ensuring a smoother and more efficient moving experience. While these services can add to the duration of the move, they contribute significantly to its overall success. Moreover, the more prepared you are, the more streamlined the process becomes. Consider the following simple preparations:
    • Access to your property
    • Presence of stairs or elevators
    • Your level of preparation
    • Traffic conditions
    • Settlement timing
    • Packing efficiency
    • Furniture disassembly needs
    • Travel distance

All these factors play roles in determining the duration. At All The Right Moves, we generally estimate that we can move 10m3 per two hours. However, actual durations may vary due to these factors and unforeseen circumstances. We strive to provide efficient and timely moving services for a smooth transition to your new home.

By understanding the full scope of moving costs, you can plan your budget effectively and avoid any surprises along the way. At All The Right Moves, we’re committed to providing transparent pricing and exceptional service to make your move as stress-free as possible.

Ready to embark on your moving journey? Reach out to us today for a personalized quote and experience the difference with All The Right Moves. With us by your side, moving has never been easier! 🚚✨ #MovingCosts #BudgetingForYourMove #AllTheRightMoves

Understanding Furniture Removalists: Your Essential Guide to Professional Moving Services

In the world of relocation, furniture removalists play a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless transition from one home to another. But what exactly does a furniture removalist do?

A furniture removalist is a trained professional responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of furniture and belongings during a move. Here at All The Right Moves, we specialize in providing expert furniture removalist services in Melbourne, Australia.

Our team of removalists is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle all aspects of the moving process, including:

1. Loading and Unloading: On moving day, our team takes charge of loading your furniture onto our specially equipped trucks. We utilize proper lifting and loading techniques to prevent accidents and ensure the safe transport of your items. Upon arrival at your new home, we unload your furniture with precision and care, placing each piece exactly where you want it.

2. Transportation: Our fleet of modern moving trucks is equipped to handle furniture of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re moving a single item or an entire household, we have the right vehicle for the job. Our drivers are experienced professionals who navigate the roads safely and efficiently to deliver your furniture on time.

3. Assembly and Placement: Once your furniture arrives at your new home, our removalists can assist with reassembly and placement. Whether it’s putting together a bed frame or arranging a living room set, we’re here to help you settle into your new space with ease.

4. Customer Service: Throughout the moving process, our team provides exceptional customer service and support. We understand that moving can be a stressful experience, and we’re committed to making it as smooth and hassle-free as possible for our clients.

In summary, a furniture removalist is much more than just a mover. They are skilled professionals who handle every aspect of the moving process with precision and care. When you choose All The Right Moves for your next move, you can rest assured that your furniture is in capable hands.

For reliable and professional furniture removalist services in Melbourne, trust All The Right Moves. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your upcoming move.

Operating procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Customers,

Here is an update regarding operating procedures in light of the Stage 4 Restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It highlights what YOU can expect from us during your move and what WE expect from you. Please call if you have any concerns.

We are currently operational. All The Right Moves is closely watching the progression of the COVID-19 virus under the direction of the Federal Government and local authorities.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) – All our staff members and customers will be required to wear masks or other PPE during all stages of the move process. This is for the safety of both our staff and customers. Please understand that it is difficult to undertake physical and labour intensive work while wearing these masks, and it may lead to staff needing breaks and working at a more moderate pace. Please contact us prior to the move if you have any issues with PPE requirements of both staff and customers.


EDUCATION – All our staff members have been educated on proper hygiene to limit the spread of the virus following the Federal governments educations resources. This includes completion of an online training course covering the latest evidence in limiting the spread.

HYGIENE AND TRUCK SAFETY – We have all necessary methods of disinfectants, such as sprays and hand sanitisers available in all of our trucks to keep our equipment safe. Our trucks are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.

FIT FOR WORK – If any of our staff members are not feeling well and are presenting with the outlined symptoms of this virus, just like all other Australians, they will be not permitted to work and will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.


SOCIAL DISTANCING – We require all of our customers to commit to social distancing, this means no handshakes upon greeting our staff members. You will not be able to ride in the truck also as this will breach the 2m distance requirement. Customers may be present for the initial walk through to show our team the items that are to be moved, during such time they must maintain social distancing of 2 metres

CONTACTLESS MOVE – When possible, the use of labels/stickers and diagrams/instructions to direct where the furniture is to be placed in the new house would be preferred. Service agreements can be signed and returned electronically prior to the move date OR if the client can provide their own pen to sign

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT – When possible, providing payment/card details prior to the job commencing

NO ASSISTING – Due to current circumstances we ask that customers do not assist with the house move, please leave this to our staff members. If that means you require to be more organised for the day, please do so.

SANITISATION – Customers must disinfect all door knobs and surfaces that our team will come into contact with. You are required to open windows to allow adequate ventilation.

ARE WE SAFE AROUND YOU? – If you have recently returned from overseas and are currently self-isolating, we need to know and will not be able to move you. If you are feeling unwell, you MUST let our office know. If this is not honoured, our staff reserve the right to leave this job.

PLEASE stay informed here –

We are doing everything we can to get you moved safely and we expect you do everything you can to keep our staff members staff.

The health and well-being of our customers and staff members comes as our highest priority. We can get through this together.

Four Facts to Know About the Mover You Are Hiring

When you want a hassle-free move, you are usually thinking of hiring reputed movers which offer the best services for your move. There are so many companies offering moving services that deciding on one company to trust with your move can be daunting, especially when every other company seems to be making claims of offering a great service.

There are four essential facts to know about the mover you are hiring, so continue reading and make your decision accordingly!

Know Your Mover

1. Know the type of mover

Not all movers offer the same type of moving services. Know the type of move you will be making. This will determine the type of mover you will require! Essentially, there are various types which could range from long distance move to interstate move. You could also be making a local move where the man power and the distance of the cost could differ from a long distance move. Your move could also be looking for a full service move where everything from packing, loading and delivery will be done by the moving company. The cost of this type of move could be fairly high compared to self-service move where movers would also be responsible for loading and delivery. You may also be requiring a small move where you could be moving from one apartment to another. In such a case, just a single mover with a truck would be the best option.

2. Know the ranking

The rankings of a moving company would definitely be a valuable information to know before deciding on a moving company. At the click of a mouse, you can quickly have a glance at online reviews and complaints from customers. Compare rankings and reviews of moving companies before you decide on picking a company for your move.

3. Know the cost

When you know the estimated cost to hire a mover, you will be able to make better decisions for your move. Once you know different types of moving cost, you will be able to determine your budget. The moving fee you are paying will also mean that you are paying for professionalism and best service. For some moves, you could be charged an hourly rate for the mover’s services. If you get a price estimate way higher than what you can afford, then you know what kind of movers you need to stay away from.

4. Know the scammers

Many disreputable companies are lurking to scam people by offering misleading services. From holding your belongings as hostages to fraudulent credit card activities. Fraudulent moving companies show some red flags that shouldn’t be overlooked: read the printed contracts with great attention to understand accurate estimates of costs and guarantees of delivery. In addition, a quick review of the company at a reputed online directory could be a great way to spot scammers.

I hope these four tips will help you make the best choice for a mover. If you live in the Melbourne area, consider using All the Right Moves Removalists, the bets family-run moving company in the area.

4 Measures to Avoid Moving Disputes

The biggest challenge of hiring professional movers for your move is also taking the risk of engaging in a conflict on various issues that entail the move. Disputes are unavoidable under circumstances where items have been damaged and contracts have been breached; however, many of such disputes can be avoided if effective measures are take ahead of time.

Here are 4 measures you can take to avoid any disputes with your moving company:

Measure #1
Inquire in advance about the insurance and valuation on lost and damaged items.

Although your mover is responsible for the items that are transported, there are different types of liabilities that each moving company may take. Various types of protections may require certain charges. Look fully into the types of options you have. It could range from full value protection to released value protection. Under full value protection, the mover may be responsible for any loss or damage during the move. Each moving company has its own full value protection plan. Since released value protection offers minimal protection, you may have to buy additional insurance.

Measure #2
Inform the mover about nature of items.

Inform the movers ahead of time about the type of items that are being moved. Some items could be fragile, perishable, and valuable. Notify the mover in writing about the nature of such items. In case of time lags during a move, the mover can be aware of the type of storage and priority actions to take to protect your items.

Measure #3
Discuss and understand pricing

Be aware of the contractual agreement you would be making with the moving company. Get the precise cost of moving along with additional costs of other accompanying moving services which could add up to the total cost. Verify payment methods and options in order to avoid unnecessary problems on the day of delivery or the day of move.

Measure #4
Get hold of the paperwork.

There are essentially two types of paperwork you should possess after you organize the move. The first one is the order of service, which is a document that gives you a written confirmation of the moving service and the shipment details. It also has the confirmed date of the move and date of delivery along with the valuation of goods insured. Most importantly, it will have a mutually agreed declaration between you and the mover with your respective signatures. The second document is the bill of landing, which is a receipt of terms and conditions of the move along with cost of pending payments which will be handed over to you on the delivery of your shipment.

Through proper preparation ahead of time, many disputes with movers can be avoided by considering the above points. Being aware of some these things can be helpful in resolving unforeseen disputes ahead of time.

3 Eco Friendly Packaging Materials Ideas

Packaging materials while organizing a move always involves consuming materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bags, rolls of duct tape, bubbles wraps, and the list can go on. For those conscious about the environment, the thought of waste generated from these packaging materials can be reprehensible.


However, packing and moving can be accomplished in an environment friendly manner by taking three simple measures.

Idea #1. Be creative with old clothes

Bubbles wraps and styrofoam are the most obvious packaging materials that are sought after during a move. However, these materials are highly toxic and pose a threat to our environment and health. In addition, these materials are also expensive.

To cut cost and save the environment don’t hesitate to opt for old clothes while packing fragile items in boxes. Old clothes such as scarves, woolen materials and even cotton clothes provide protection and cushion in the boxes. Old clothes can also be rolled up and placed between gaps in boxes to protect items from being shuffled during the move.

Idea #2. Recycle old boxes and duffle bags

The most logical step often during a move is to buy cardboard boxes for packing and storage. Although cardboard is compostable, unpacking these boxes will often result in heaps of waste. Disposing these cardboard boxes can be a hassle and they may eventually land up in dumpsters.

Alternatives can always be found in recycling plastic boxes and duffle bags instead of cardboard boxes. For instance, plastic boxes can be recycled after unpacking by utilizing them as storage boxes. Duffle bags can serve as storage containers where non-fragile items such as books, clothes, shoes and other miscellaneous items can be stored during a move. From storage to moving, both plastic boxes and duffle bags could be a versatile alternative to cardboard boxes!

Idea #3. Recycle newspapers and magazines

Another packaging material that often adds to the cost of a move are bubble wraps. Bubble wraps have dominated themselves as traditional packaging material that provide safety and security of items during transportation. However, if you want to cut down on the post-move waste, you can choose newspapers and magazines. Both newspapers and magazines can be rolled up, balled up or shredded into pieces while warped, cushioning and packing items in boxes and duffle bags.

Green moving practices don’t require great skills. Simple mindfulness of the environment and conscious effort to look for eco-friendly solutions for packaging materials during a move can itself be commendable.


All The Right Moves Removalists Services:

We’re experts at what we do, and our furniture removalists offer a range of services including:

  • Office Moving – move your business quickly and efficiently with a minimum of downtime.
  • Furniture – leave the heavy lifting to us!
  • Packing & Unpacking – you’ll be packed and unpacked so fast you’ll feel right at home in no time.
  • Post-Move Cleaning – after all that moving it’s great to let someone else clean up!
  • Moving & Packing Products – all the packing products you’ll need from boxes to bubble wrap.
  • Moving House Tips – to make your life easier.