Moving house can be a complicated process at the best of times. But when you’re moving interstate, it just gets more time consuming and often much more stressful.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Rather than panicking that you might forget something important in your interstate move and stressing yourself out trying to remember everything, take a look at our top tips.

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Book Your Removalists Ahead Of Time

Moving interstate can often be long and complicated processes, so in order to avoid as much stress as possible, be sure to research and book your removalist’s early.

Choosing and locking in your removalists ahead of time will ensure that things go smoothly on moving day and remove any last-minute running around in the weeks before your move.

Organise & Declutter

Moving interstate is the perfect opportunity to get rid of anything you don’t use, want or need anymore. When you’re in a property for a while, you tend to collect a lot of belongings that you don’t necessarily need anymore.


Packing up your stuff is the perfect opportunity to sort through your belongings, especially considering that the more you get rid of, the less you have to pack and unpack again!

Organise utilities & services before you go

Utilities such as power, gas and internet can often take at least several days at a minimum to get set up. If you’re moving interstate, the last thing you want to find out after hours or travelling is that you forgot to connect your power and it’s going to be days before it’s able to be connected.


Organise your utility transfer or set up a new policy at least several weeks before your move to ensure it’s ready for when you arrive.

Storage Options

The chances that you won’t want to take some of your more bulky items are high, especially if you’re only taking the bare minimum with you or your new home is partially furnished.


If you’re planning on leaving some of your stuff behind, be sure to arrange storage to keep it safe. This could be your parents’ garage or a self-storage unit – either way, just be sure it is secure and watertight.

Protect Your Valuables

Finally, protecting your valuables on the move is so important. Write an inventory list of all your valuables and which boxes they are located in. You will also want to ensure that they are packed tight and that your fragile or breakable items are surrounded by packing supplies.


If you’re worried about sending fragile or valuable items with your removalists, you could choose to transport them yourself instead.

Are you looking for trustworthy, reliable and professional removalists to help you move your belongings across the country? Lite Moves is here to help.


Get in touch with us today and our experienced team will assist you with everything from packing, storage and moving into your new place. Lite Moves will help make your interstate move as stress-free as possible.