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Interstate moves don't always go to plan. Homes sell faster than expected, buyers decide they now need to move in next week and landlords renege on their agreements. If your plans to move to Tasmania have been unexpectedly pushed forward, you might not have as much time as you originally planned for. That means finding your dream home will have to take a back seat to securing temporary accommodation.

The good news is that you'll be able to explore Australia's most affordable housing market whilst living in Tasmania. The bad news is you now have very little time to pack, clean, arrange for most of your possessions to go into storage and book removalists for your move. But this doesn't have to be a stressful time. By carrying out the following steps, you can still revel in the excitement of your upcoming move to Tasmania.

Book Your Temporary Accommodation in Advance

First on your list should be temporary accommodation. You’ll need a place to stay from which you can identify suitable properties for future viewing. Ideally, your temporary living space should be situated in the centre of the area you wish to purchase your new home.

Arrange a Storage Solution for Your Belongings

We can arrange storage of your household goods and personal effects if required. We have storage facilities in both Hobart and Launceston which are Commonwealth Government approved and security alarmed and patrolled.

Consider Using Packers to Complete All necessary Packing

You may also not have enough time to pack your possessions—at least as orderly as you would like. Many removalists offer a packing service, which you can take advantage of when time is of the essence.

If you would rather monitor the packing, you can choose to pack the non-breakable items yourself we can supply packing materials as required, while the moving crew can pack the fragile items.

Hire a Cleaning Service to Clean up Behind You

If you have recently sold your home and your buyers have decided that they now wish to move in as soon as possible, you may not have time to do a thorough clean of the place before you leave. Arrange for some cleaners to come in behind you to make sure the place is spick and span for the new owners.

Hiring a cleaning service will help to avoid any unwanted phone calls from disappointed buyers while you are in transit to Tasmania.

Pack and Transport Essentials to Temporary Accommodation

When booking your temporary accommodation, find out what is included so that you know what you will need while staying there. If the place is already furnished, you don't want to show up there with your own furniture; otherwise, things could get very cramped.

Likewise, if you are using your removalists to store most of your possessions while you stay in temporary accommodation items are required to be loaded accordingly for residence and storage. A separate inventory can be completed by the moving crew on the day of uplift to ensure that the “Kept Forward Items“ are loaded secondly so the items required are easily obtainable at your destination.

Seek out a Multifaceted Removals Firm

Ideally, you want to be dealing with just one company when arranging for cleaning, packing, storage and moving. This will save you both time and money, both of which will be precious to you at this time. Fortunately, the most professional movers are able to offer all of these services to their customers. For a stress-free move with minimal fuss, seek out a removals service that can pack, store and move your things.

As long as you follow these steps when conducting your last-minute move, you can spend more time searching for your dream home and less time tying up loose ends.