Borgas Removals & Storage – Blog
Move with a removalist that provides storage options – Moving interstate? – Moving regionally? – We’ll take care of it!
Moving interstate can be a daunting and stressful process, especially if you’re moving from a regional town. You may be asking yourself, where do I even start? Well I’m here to let you know that Borgas Removals & Storage can facilitate your move from the early stages until final settlement. We differ from other removalist companies because we provide storage services from our Adelaide depot, allowing you to move with peace of mind knowing that your items are safely stored. If your move is temporary, you may want to consider packing lightly and making the most of our storage facilities until you’re certain about your move.
Borgas Removals & Storage can facilitate any interstate move from Adelaide, the Riverland, Iron Triangle and Eyre Peninsula towns to Melbourne and rural Victoria. Our door-to-door services will take the stress out of your move so that you can focus on yourself and family.
The secret to moving interstate is planning ahead to eliminate as much stress as possible. Here at Borgas Removals & Storage we offer interim storage services, which can be useful if you’re moving into a rental property. When buying and selling your property, it’s a good idea to allow a few days in-between moving out and moving into your new home. Interstate settlements don’t always go as planned for many reasons. At Borgas, we have been in these uncomfortable situations where settlements don’t play out as planned. This can be avoided if settlement dates leave room for the unexpected and storage facilities are planned ahead.
So if you’re thinking of moving interstate, give us a call and we can assist in planning and executing your move at a competitive price. Our friendly staff can also provide some helpful tips and tricks for your move.
Regular Backloading Services – Destinations We Move To – How To Save Money Moving With Borgas Removals
Borgas Removals & Storage offers backloading as a cheaper alternative for moving locally and interstate. The term ‘backloading’ refers to the filling of a moving truck on return from its full-service removalist job. Backloading services are typically inexpensive, as you must remain flexible with our pre-existing schedule. If our backloading schedule does not align with yours, however, Borgas offers a storage service that can hold your beloved items safely until you’re ready to move. We offer backloading services from the Riverland, Iron Triangle and Eyre Peninsula towns on a weekly basis. If you are moving interstate we can also accommodate. Borgas Removals & Storage offers removalist services in Victoria, including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and more. If you are looking at moving further north towards Sydney, we can also arrange this for you.
Backloading is both efficient and economical, as it optimizes our truck’s productivity by keeping it full across both directions of our trip. It also allows you to take advantage of short notice availability, rather than waiting for the next full-service removalist job. Backloading is the simplest way to make savings on a removalist job without compromising the service quality. You can rest assured knowing that Borgas Removals & Storage are handling your items with great care and professionalism, regardless of which service you’re using. Call us today to find out more about our backloading services and enquire about our schedule.
Whyalla is growing – How Borgas Removals and Storage can Facilitate your Move
Have you heard the news? Whyalla is expanding. Recently, significant plans for Whyalla to facilitate the largest steelworks operation in the Western World was announced. These developments will see a new generation of steelmakers pushing to ‘’transform Whyalla into both an Australian and global powerhouse of industry for generations to come’’. With the population expected to boom, this will allow the Whyalla City Council and businesses to have more confidence to plan for the future.
Developments such as a new $45 million hotel, $145 million horticulture operation and an organic recycling business are just a few projects that are anticipated for Whyalla. This means that thousands of job opportunities will be created throughout the construction phase and ongoing operations. So, if you’re looking for change, Whyalla could be the answer for you!
Borgas Removals and Storage can facilitate any household or office move within Adelaide or regional South Australia. We deliver new furniture and provide a removalist service to Whyalla on a weekly basis.
Because of this, we are well equipped to move customers within the local Whyalla region. Our qualified and experienced staff will move you and your possessions without any stress or worry.
Local deliveries from Whyalla stores can also be accommodated when you’re buying locally. Backloading can also be offered at a cheaper price if you’re looking at leaving the area. Moving can be made easy with our friendly team at Borgas, helping you settle quickly and comfortably at a competitive price. Call Borgas Removals and Storage today on (08) 8351 0046 to book your move.
Helpful Tips On moving – Packing
When planning your move, packing is one of the most stressful steps in moving house and as removalists, we have received the last minute request to assist in packing a home for a move either across the city, interstate or into storage.
The key is preparation and if a little is done every day, the move will be a lot smoother for the removalists and less stressful on you.
Here are our tips:
As soon as you’re aware that you’re going to be moving house, start the packing process. You’ll need your packing materials at the ready to go so you can hit the ground running and get the packing done.
Clear the clutter now so you don’t spend time and money moving the things you don’t need. Although it might seem like a better idea to quickly pack everything you own into the box, it’s only going to add to the stress and work of unpacking at your new home.
Get your packing supplies ready for the packing process. That includes quality moving boxes in a range of sizes, tape, protective packaging such as bubble wrap and permanent markers to write on boxes. At Borgas Removals we sell packing supplies including the ever-popular wardrobe boxes that eliminates the need to take clothes off hangers.
Donate to charity
Your quality unwanted goods can easily be donated to a charity who would welcome an influx of pre-loved items.
Protect your things
Knowing how to effectively pack to prevent damage is a skill that professional removalists master over time. Drinking glasses and crockery, art, mirrors and books are some of the most fragile and common items in every household. Although they’re small, they’re not as easily protected from damages as you think. Take the time to ensure your things are protected when packing.
In our next bog, we’ll be discussing the importance of quality packing materials.
Prioritise your packing
Sort out what you can pack now and what you’re going to need right up until the day you have to move out. The big ticket items you can leave for the removalists to wrap and protect on moving day.
Label your boxes
Help make the unpack of your new home easier and more efficient by labelling your boxes properly. Use a system that makes sense to you. This might be the room where the box is to be placed written on the outside of the box, such as kitchen, bathroom, master bed.
Sell unwanted items online
Make a bit of extra cash and sell your unwanted items on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or have an online garage sale. Your unwanted item may be someone else’s treasure.
Pack your overnight bag
Pack you and the family a convenient overnight bag filled with the essential items and things you’ll need on your first day and night in the new house. Don’t forget to include things like toilet paper, a change of clothes and your phone and ipad charger and a kettle for tea or coffee.
Dispose of food and dangerous goods
You won’t be able to pack dangerous goods with you when moving with a removalist so dispose of those now. This includes fertilisers, fuel, pool chemicals, sharp objects and some plant and animal products. It’s also time now to dispose of any extra food and defrost the freezer.
Pack the moving vehicle
Now that your boxes are packed, it’s time to pack them into your moving vehicle. If you’re planning on driving your own vehicle to your new home, hire a removalist to take care of the transportation for you.
Not sure you can get your entire home packed in time for the move? Get in touch with Borgas Removals and let us take care of it for you.
The Importance of Quality Packing Materials
For many people moving house, the idea of items breaking in transit feels inevitable. From shattered television screens to cracked wine glasses, the feeling of unpacking a box to find a treasured item in pieces is awful. So, what can be done about it? For the most part, breakages in transit are caused by two main factors; human error and inadequate packing materials.
The first can be addressed by working with a trusted removalist such as Borgas Removals. The second can be a little more difficult. At Borgas Removals, we have been helping families across regional South Australia in particular the Riverland and the Eyre Peninsula in the moving process for over 30 years, managing to maintain a fantastic track record for safe, professional handling and transport. Let’s take a look at the importance of quality packing materials and how to ensure that your possessions are safe and secure.
Preparing Your Padding
Your padding materials are the first line of defence in your packing arsenal. This is the packing material that will protect the contents of your box from shifting and moving around within its box. When choosing your packing material for packing, it’s important to consider the items you’re trying to protect.
For example, newspaper has been a popular padding material for decades. However, while it will provide a layer of defence, it can also be surprisingly abrasive at times. So, if you’re looking to avoid damage on items that are easily scratched and scuffed, it’s best to use a softer material, such as foam. Whilst it may be a more expensive choice, it is going to provide you with the most protection. Other high-quality packing materials include:
1. Bubble wrap
2. Professional wrapping and packing paper
3. Air packing pillows
Have you ever been carrying a cardboard box, only for the bottom to fall out? This is an issue that we’ve seen many a DIY mover experience, and it’s one that is easily avoidable with the right preparation. As the main barrier between your possessions and the outside world, your moving boxes need to be of the utmost quality.
If possible, avoid using the same boxes from one move to the next. Moving boxes can easily degrade over time, especially if they aren’t kept in the most pristine location, such as a garage. Plus, dirt and dust can quickly build up inside your box, which can be abrasive when rubbing against your packed items.
By using new boxes that have been specifically designed to withstand the moving process, you are giving yourself the best chance of avoiding unnecessary damage during transit.
Moving Fragile Items
While most items can make it through being dropped or scuffed with minimal cosmetic damage, this isn’t the case for everything. Fragile items, especially ones made from glass, are at the most risk for damage.
In our next blog, we’ll be discussing tips for packing treasured items and ornaments.
From material to design, wine glasses seem to be the antithesis of durability. So, simply placing them in an old box with other items is likely to end in chips, cracks, or even shattering. This is one instance where high-quality packing supplies are vital, and if possible, you should try to find purpose designed boxes. Aside from a box made for fragile items, soft tissue, tape, and bubble wrap will also be required to ensure safe passage for your crystal.
Unlike most items that can simply be boxed away or slid into the van, a large mirror is always going to be a struggle when trying to move one yourself. Due to being thin and highly fragile, special precautions need to be put in place to ensure their safe passage to your new home. To achieve this, you’ll need packing tape, corner protectors, a fitted box, and some form of padding preferably moving blankets. Borgas Removals provides moving blankets and has experience in transporting large mirrors during the house or office moving process.
So, why is it important that these packing materials are of high quality? While it may seem like things like packing tape are the same regardless of cost or quality, the durability of these materials can vary greatly. Packing tape is an excellent example of this, given that tape unsticking at an inopportune time can quickly spell disaster when moving. Remember to test the stickiness and durability of your tape prior to using it for packing, as this will potentially save you a lot of heartache later down the line.
If you’re looking to hire a trusted moving specialist to assist in your next adventure, contact Borgas Removals today!
What makes a great removalist company?
At Borgas Removals and storage, we understate that any move, be it interstate, local or even across the street, can be a stressful time. This process however can be made easier if you screen, communicate with and ultimately trust your removalist. You can avoid the stress by following a few steps.
Recommendations from other customers or businesses
Removalists who are good at what they do will have satisfied customers who will provide positive feedback regarding the service they received. Additionally, even if there was a sour note, it is important to know the company was quick to resolve any difficulties that could have impacted your domestic or commercial move.
To look for what a removalist’s customers have to say about them, look for directory websites. Most of these sites have listings where people are able to leave comments or feedback. Another way to find word-of-mouth recommendations for a great removalist is from friends, neighbours, family or even your previous experience with the company you may have had in the past. At Borgas Removals and Storage, we have many repeat customers in the local, Riverland, Eyre Peninsula area based on their knowledge of our service delivery.
Great removalists have good credentials. Check how long the company has been operating and what their experience is witha particular service that you require of them. At Borgas Removals and Storage, we have been moving and delivering to the Riverland, the Iron Triangle and the Eyre Peninsula and surrounds for over 20 years. We also offer storage and have a network of contacts that can manage your interstate and international move.
We are continually looking at areas of improvement and have been working with Adelaide retailers to ensure your goods are delivered in a timely manner and in excellent condition.
Finally, it is the people who make our business with a few drivers having worked with Borgas for over 10 and 20 years. A proven track record is what you are looking for.
Transparent in their charges
Great removalists always ensure their customers know what they are paying for. At Borgas Removals and Storage, you are always provided with a clear cost and no additional hidden charges. Honesty and communication goes both ways and you being upfront about how much you are moving, ensures no-one is shocked or surprised.
Other companies will give quotes without providing all of the details of the costs. These “hidden fees” may include certain services you weren’t aware of or didn’t need during the move. The right removalists will be transparent with their charges and will not surprise you with additional fees.
Moving to a new house can be risky for your belongings and the workers who transport them. At Borgas Removals and storage we highly recommend your home and contents insurer provide coverage for your items during the move as we provide insurance for our people and trucks.
If you have furniture in storage with us, we do offer insurance. Just call Borgas Removals and Storage to discuss your options with us.
Contact us on (08) 8351 0046 to discuss your move or fill out the furniture inventory list which is found on this page
How to help your Removalist
Furniture removalists such as Borgas Removals and Storage are there to make the transition to your new house easier on you and your family. There are ways you can help them in order to reduce the time it takes to transfer your belongings and ensure the job is done right.
Clean out the cupboards
Moving is an opportune time for everyone to find and discard any items they do not use anymore, particularly in their cupboards and internal storage areas. The space in your car and the removalist truck is precious. You don’t want unused items to fill the space. We recommend you leave 2 bags in every room – one for rubbish, one for donation. This will allow everyone in the house to easily discard any unused items and donate used items, such as clothes, books and toys. Having less belongings to pack will help your removalists save time and space.
Personal items packed before the removalist arrives
Once they arrive, the removalists will be busy moving everything to their truck. Still packing your belongings while they are lifting heavy furniture, or having items that could have been packed still loose, can slow down the process. Ensure all personal items such as clothes, bed linen, toys, the kitchen and toiletries not travelling with you are already packed and ready to be transported before the removalists arrive at your house.
Borgas Removals and Storage provide a Packing Service to help with the often tedious task of wrapping and packing. This is best done a week or so prior to the scheduled move, not on the day. We can also organise boxes of varying sizes to make your packing easier.
Book in advance
Ensuring your removalists will be ready for the date of your move is very important. Try to book a few weeks if not a month ahead. If you’re planning to move on a weekend or holiday, book your removalists at least a month early as getting one on these dates can be a challenge. Last minute bookings may leave you disappointed and frustrated and attract a premium charge from some carriers. Remember, plan, plan, plan.
Provide clear instructions in moving your belongings
Your removalists will not know all the details of your furniture and where it is to go once delivered to your new home. Inform them which items may need extra care and provide direction as to where you would like your furniture placed as the removalists carry items into your new home. A good idea is to put coloured stickers on boxes and furniture that needs to go in certain rooms. This way, the removalists can place your items in the rooms you want them in. Communication is the key. At Borgas Removals and Storage, our team has had many years of experience doing this however each home and each move is individual.
When you are looking for trusted removalists, contact Borgas Removals and Storage. Call us on (08) 8351 0046 to discuss your moving needs.
Storage Tips – Excess or spare furniture is a great asset to have during the holiday season and for parties however for the majority of the year, it probably gets in the way. If you don’t have the space to store it, that’s where Borgas Storage services comes in handy. We provide a convenient and easy solution to declutter your home of spare furniture. Simply give us a call to book your storage space, no matter how small or big. So let’s get packing. Here are our tips to storing your excess furniture.
It’s always best to clean your furniture before packing it into a storage box as nothing will be able to grow while it sits in an enclosed space. Avoid mould by making sure the furniture is dry before packing. Cleaning your furniture will also prevent odours from travelling to nearby storage boxes and prevent the amount of dust from growing in your storage space.
Take it apart
Where you can, disassemble your furniture. This way you’ll be able to maximise the space in your storage box. Disassembling your furniture also makes it easier to move and pack the items. If you get loose bolts, screws or other small items after disassembling the pieces, put them in a clearly labelled bag and store them in a secure place within the storage box, such a taping it to an underside of an item.
Cover it up
Use old sheets, blankets, drop cloths or plastic wraps (and bubble wrap for fragile items) to cover your furniture and protect it from dust and moisture. Take care not to wrap furniture with thick plastic covers that will seal in moisture as this will create condensation and the furniture will eventually swell or mould. Make sure your furniture can breathe.
It’s how you pack it
Have a strategy for packing your spare furniture that takes into account the weight, size and importance of the furniture. If you need to access the furniture soon, be sure to pack it at the front of the box. If your chairs weigh more than the table, don’t pack them on top of the table. Think about the shape of your furniture too so you can maximise the space you’re working with.
Don’t lift anything that you can’t handle as you’ll risk hurting yourself. Always make your personal safety a priority. To move large and heavy pieces of furniture around, always use a trolley. If you’re still not comfortable or if the furniture item is bulky, speak to Borgas Removals and Storage about our helpful packing and loading service. Not only will we do the heavy lifting for you, we’ll also wrap and protect it for you, keeping it safe and secure while in storage.
Borgas Removals and Storage offer a packing service for your spare furniture to protect it in its current state and prevent damage to any other items in your storage box. Call Borgas Removals and Storage today on (08) 8351 0046 to discuss your storage needs.