What Did I Find Out When Moving?

Hobart here we come!!! Moving is definitely not as easy as I thought it’ll be, in fact moving is tough and there is more to it than just packing and relocating to your desired destination.  There is so much organization to do and your head does spin a hundred times faster than it should.  I’m normally quite good at getting myself organized but there is simply so much to think about and so much going on that you feel time is quickly going by so quick that before you know it moving day is here.  I want to talk about what helped me with my relocation and hopefully help those out there who are in a similar situation not make the same mistakes I did.

Start with a list

There is so much happening when you move that your head tends to over think it.  You are constantly having thoughts about what you need to do, how you are going to do it, where do I find out more information about stuff, thinking about dates, thoughts about what the future looks like and so on. I would say that this is definitely counterproductive and I found a list or a checklist of the things you need to take action on does help.  Having a to-do list or checklist or whatever you want to call it helps put plans into action, it gives you direction and ultimately prepares you for a successful moving experience.

Why most moving companies couldn’t accommodate my vehicle?

The one thing that I found when relocating is that not all removalists can accommodate my car. I’ve called about eight different removal businesses and found that they won’t accommodate the moving of my car along with all my possessions or they can but it’ll cost big time. One of the removalists simply told me that it simply takes too much room in the truck and is simply not worth it, otherwise they can do it buck it will cost thousands.  Therefore I began to look at alternatives and came across ‘https://www.vehiclemove.com.au’ to help move my car interstate. The website basically helps you compare vehicle transport quotes provided by companies in the vehicle carrier business, so I’d recommend giving them a go if you hit the same hurdle.

Insurance for your belongings

So I found out the hard way, your contents insurance does not cover your possessions when they are moved from the home. This is absolutely crazy but it is an actual fact, speaking to my contents insurance provider, they only provide cover for contents whilst your furniture is in the home it was insured at and not when it is in transit.  In order to cover your items whilst they are being relocated, you need to buy insurance separately and it is known as transit insurance.  I had a lot of my belongings damaged by the removalist whilst it was in the truck simply because it wasn’t strapped properly; the movers are failing to reimburse me for the damage and simply said they are not liable for any damages.  I am currently going through consumer affairs to lodge a complaint and not sure how successful it would be. So keep this in mind peoples, buy transit insurance if your belongings are valuable and important to you.

Helpful links

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Tasmania

Time for a New Chapter in My Life

I’m so glad you could join me on this new adventure of mine! This is where you can keep up to date with all my adventures and read about what I’m up to and what I’m doing next.  I started this blog just so that family and friends like you can follow me where ever I am and keep in contact with me one way or another.

So the story goes, it was a difficult decision but one that was made from the heart, my intuition and what my gut was telling me…it was time for a change, a massive change.  The decision to leave Melbourne was one of the hardest things I’ve ever come across, I won’t ever forget the day that I told my parents, mum had tears running down her face and didn’t want me to leave.  She couldn’t understand why I wanted to leave; she felt so helpless and could bear the thought of her baby girl not being by her side.

It’s something I can’t explain but when you know you have to do something, when your entire soul and whole being is telling you it’s the right thing to do. There was an accumulation of factors that brought me to this point, not a single thing I can pin point but a number of factors together.  My parents brought me up well, in a great loving home surrounded by love and family, sacrificed so much and raised me well; I studied hard and made my way into the corporate world.

I’m at a point in my life where most of my friends are either dating, engaged or married. I spend most of my weeks in a cycle of 9 to 5 and the pressure is on to get into the real estate market.  I don’t know what it is but all these factors are so different to what I want in my life. What I perceive as success in my life is to follow what makes me happy and what makes me happy is to follow my heart.  Every part of me is telling me I need to get out of my comfort zone and make a change; I need to take action instead of thinking about it. I’ve made the decision to move to Hobart.

It feels incredible to have a clear view of where you are going, Hobart is where I’m heading and it will be perfect for me.  A place that is still easily accessible from Melbourne yet is so different. Tasmania is beautiful, the great Tassie lifestyle, no more peak hour traffic, lower mortgage and away from the hustle and bustle.