By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It's that time. You have to move out of your parents' house, leave the safety of the familiar and find your own apartment. You get to set off to live on your own, feed yourself and even buy your own toilet paper. It's a little exciting. But it's also a little daunting.

So where do you start? How can you ensure you don't end up with creepy neighbours or a terrible landlord? How do you live comfortably without ruining your budget? Read on for some essential tips.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It is one thing to move your cardboard boxes into a storage unit, and it's quite another to fit in a bed frame, two couches and Uncle Davey's antique hula girl lamp.

Storage units are a great place to keep your personal belongings while you relocate. City West Self-Storage units are secure, weatherproof and convenient. But let's face it: fitting everything you own (or at least some of it) into a storage unit can be a daunting task.

The staff at City West Self-Storage have the tricks and tips of the trade for storing the awkwardly shaped, the delicately fragile and the extremely heavy in one storage unit, and can let you know how to do it damage-free. These are our top six tips for packing smart and storing safe.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

You love your home, but a great opportunity for a temporary move has come about at the perfect time. You decide to rent out your house for a year so you can move across the country (or even internationally) to teach, work, travel or explore.

If this situation sounds familiar, you're not alone. Many people decide to pack their bags and go on months-long adventures. However, if you want to return back to your normal life in a year, what can you do with your home and most of your belongings? If you're going to rent your house out, consider the following benefits of renting a temporary storage unit.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

As you approach a move, you create numerous checklists. You have to remember to do all the cleaning and packing at your old house, set up the utilities at your new home and take care of your everyday needs. But what if you could simplify the process?

You probably already know that you can hire City West Removals to transport your belongings from your current location to your next home. But did you know City West offer packing services as well?

City West professional packing services provide a range of benefits that could make your move less stressful and more successful. In this blog, we go through six of the reasons to hire our packing service.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

No doubt about it: moving costs a lot.

City West Removals cover the cost of transportation, labour and fuel and can also cover the cost of packing materials, insurance and storage. However, you can turn your move into a money-making opportunity. With a little research and some selling savvy, the following 'trash' can earn you some cash.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

For many homeowners the most difficult part of a move comes when it's time to unpack everything. Luckily you can simplify the complexity of unpacking by packing smart to begin with.

Whether you know your boxes will sit in storage for a bit before you sort through them or you plan to move straight from one house to another; labelling is crucial.

In this blog we list three ingenious strategies to keep your box labels clear and simple. Look through the list below and you may find a single perfect tactic to streamline your move or decide to mix and match several labelling types to suit your purposes.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

When you have a move coming up, it may be hard to remember to keep Mother Nature in mind. You're focused on making sure everything gets packed, finding the right movers for the job and doing last-minute cleaning. Even with all those tasks to accomplish, you can take a few steps to make sure you keep your move eco-friendly.

Here are four simple strategies to make your upcoming move green.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Thanks to an efficient crew, your most recent move went as smoothly as possible. All of your furniture arrived at your new home on schedule. And even your most delicate glassware came away without a scratch.

But your work isn't over yet.

You still have box after box to unpack and sort. Once you've finished placing your dishes in the cabinets and your books on the shelves, you still have to determine what to do with all the leftover packing material.

Rather than throw your boxes and packaging away, use the guide below to give your materials a second chance.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

In a move it's all too easy for something to get damaged or broken. This possibility poses a real source of stress but you can take steps to minimise the chance of damage. You don't want to unpack your belongings at your new home only to realise you need to buy a new couch.

In this blog, we discuss how best to protect your furniture and get it ready for a move. We list seven easy steps that will prevent most, if not all damage.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Moving to a new home is often a hard transition for many children. Most don't like the idea of leaving their familiar lifestyle and friends. However, moving doesn't have to be stressful or hard. When parents approach a move in the right way, children can see moving as an adventure rather than a burden. A great way to help children have fun during the moving process is to get them involved.

Use these tips to help your children feel involved and have fun during the moving process.

1. Have a Family Meeting

One of the hardest parts about the moving process is telling your children that your family will be moving. You can try to make breaking the news an exciting event fun by ordering pizza and holding a family meeting. Let your children know how excited you are about the move and explain why your family is moving. Then give them a chance to express their feelings about the move.

If this transition will be your children's first time moving, help them see the positive aspects of moving. However, don't be surprised if they don't immediately love the idea. Give them a few weeks to adjust to the idea of moving and help them see it as a new start.

2. Visit Your New Home

If possible, visit your new home with your children. You might even play a game of hide-and-seek to get to know the new house.

Another way to help your children feel at home is by allowing them to decorate their new rooms. While you visit your new home help them envision what they want their room to look like and then help them make that vision happen.

During your visit to the new home, take time to walk through town as well. Look for places the children can play and show them where they will go to school. You may also benefit from visiting places your family usually likes to visit, like a movie theatre, park or library.

3. DE clutter and Host a Garage Sale

As you pack up your belongings for the move you might find many items that you no longer need. Involve older children in the DE cluttering process by having them find these unneeded items and then hosting a garage sale. You can motivate them to throw away junk by letting them keep a portion of the proceeds from the garage sale. Once you have DE cluttered your home help your children organise and price the items for the garage sale.

4. Spend Time with Your Children on Moving Day

Moving is a major change for children, and they may need some extra attention, especially on the day of the move. If you hire City West Removals to manage your moving day you can spend time with your children instead of loading and unloading the truck.

You can also involve your children in the packing process by letting them fill a box with their personal items.

Even if you need to repack their box later, letting them pack could be a great way to help them feel better during the move.

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By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It's that time. You have to move out of your parents' house, leave the safety of the familiar and find your own apartment. You get to set off to live on your own, feed yourself and even buy your own toilet paper. It's a little exciting. But it's also a little daunting.

So where do you start? How can you ensure you don't end up with creepy neighbours or a terrible landlord? How do you live comfortably without ruining your budget? Read on for some essential tips.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It is one thing to move your cardboard boxes into a storage unit, and it's quite another to fit in a bed frame, two couches and Uncle Davey's antique hula girl lamp.

Storage units are a great place to keep your personal belongings while you relocate. City West Self-Storage units are secure, weatherproof and convenient. But let's face it: fitting everything you own (or at least some of it) into a storage unit can be a daunting task.

The staff at City West Self-Storage have the tricks and tips of the trade for storing the awkwardly shaped, the delicately fragile and the extremely heavy in one storage unit, and can let you know how to do it damage-free. These are our top six tips for packing smart and storing safe.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

You love your home, but a great opportunity for a temporary move has come about at the perfect time. You decide to rent out your house for a year so you can move across the country (or even internationally) to teach, work, travel or explore.

If this situation sounds familiar, you're not alone. Many people decide to pack their bags and go on months-long adventures. However, if you want to return back to your normal life in a year, what can you do with your home and most of your belongings? If you're going to rent your house out, consider the following benefits of renting a temporary storage unit.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

As you approach a move, you create numerous checklists. You have to remember to do all the cleaning and packing at your old house, set up the utilities at your new home and take care of your everyday needs. But what if you could simplify the process?

You probably already know that you can hire City West Removals to transport your belongings from your current location to your next home. But did you know City West offer packing services as well?

City West professional packing services provide a range of benefits that could make your move less stressful and more successful. In this blog, we go through six of the reasons to hire our packing service.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

No doubt about it: moving costs a lot.

City West Removals cover the cost of transportation, labour and fuel and can also cover the cost of packing materials, insurance and storage. However, you can turn your move into a money-making opportunity. With a little research and some selling savvy, the following 'trash' can earn you some cash.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

For many homeowners the most difficult part of a move comes when it's time to unpack everything. Luckily you can simplify the complexity of unpacking by packing smart to begin with.

Whether you know your boxes will sit in storage for a bit before you sort through them or you plan to move straight from one house to another; labelling is crucial.

In this blog we list three ingenious strategies to keep your box labels clear and simple. Look through the list below and you may find a single perfect tactic to streamline your move or decide to mix and match several labelling types to suit your purposes.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

When you have a move coming up, it may be hard to remember to keep Mother Nature in mind. You're focused on making sure everything gets packed, finding the right movers for the job and doing last-minute cleaning. Even with all those tasks to accomplish, you can take a few steps to make sure you keep your move eco-friendly.

Here are four simple strategies to make your upcoming move green.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Thanks to an efficient crew, your most recent move went as smoothly as possible. All of your furniture arrived at your new home on schedule. And even your most delicate glassware came away without a scratch.

But your work isn't over yet.

You still have box after box to unpack and sort. Once you've finished placing your dishes in the cabinets and your books on the shelves, you still have to determine what to do with all the leftover packing material.

Rather than throw your boxes and packaging away, use the guide below to give your materials a second chance.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

In a move it's all too easy for something to get damaged or broken. This possibility poses a real source of stress but you can take steps to minimise the chance of damage. You don't want to unpack your belongings at your new home only to realise you need to buy a new couch.

In this blog, we discuss how best to protect your furniture and get it ready for a move. We list seven easy steps that will prevent most, if not all damage.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Moving to a new home is often a hard transition for many children. Most don't like the idea of leaving their familiar lifestyle and friends. However, moving doesn't have to be stressful or hard. When parents approach a move in the right way, children can see moving as an adventure rather than a burden. A great way to help children have fun during the moving process is to get them involved.

Use these tips to help your children feel involved and have fun during the moving process.

1. Have a Family Meeting

One of the hardest parts about the moving process is telling your children that your family will be moving. You can try to make breaking the news an exciting event fun by ordering pizza and holding a family meeting. Let your children know how excited you are about the move and explain why your family is moving. Then give them a chance to express their feelings about the move.

If this transition will be your children's first time moving, help them see the positive aspects of moving. However, don't be surprised if they don't immediately love the idea. Give them a few weeks to adjust to the idea of moving and help them see it as a new start.

2. Visit Your New Home

If possible, visit your new home with your children. You might even play a game of hide-and-seek to get to know the new house.

Another way to help your children feel at home is by allowing them to decorate their new rooms. While you visit your new home help them envision what they want their room to look like and then help them make that vision happen.

During your visit to the new home, take time to walk through town as well. Look for places the children can play and show them where they will go to school. You may also benefit from visiting places your family usually likes to visit, like a movie theatre, park or library.

3. DE clutter and Host a Garage Sale

As you pack up your belongings for the move you might find many items that you no longer need. Involve older children in the DE cluttering process by having them find these unneeded items and then hosting a garage sale. You can motivate them to throw away junk by letting them keep a portion of the proceeds from the garage sale. Once you have DE cluttered your home help your children organise and price the items for the garage sale.

4. Spend Time with Your Children on Moving Day

Moving is a major change for children, and they may need some extra attention, especially on the day of the move. If you hire City West Removals to manage your moving day you can spend time with your children instead of loading and unloading the truck.

You can also involve your children in the packing process by letting them fill a box with their personal items.

Even if you need to repack their box later, letting them pack could be a great way to help them feel better during the move.

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By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It's that time. You have to move out of your parents' house, leave the safety of the familiar and find your own apartment. You get to set off to live on your own, feed yourself and even buy your own toilet paper. It's a little exciting. But it's also a little daunting.

So where do you start? How can you ensure you don't end up with creepy neighbours or a terrible landlord? How do you live comfortably without ruining your budget? Read on for some essential tips.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

It is one thing to move your cardboard boxes into a storage unit, and it's quite another to fit in a bed frame, two couches and Uncle Davey's antique hula girl lamp.

Storage units are a great place to keep your personal belongings while you relocate. City West Self-Storage units are secure, weatherproof and convenient. But let's face it: fitting everything you own (or at least some of it) into a storage unit can be a daunting task.

The staff at City West Self-Storage have the tricks and tips of the trade for storing the awkwardly shaped, the delicately fragile and the extremely heavy in one storage unit, and can let you know how to do it damage-free. These are our top six tips for packing smart and storing safe.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

You love your home, but a great opportunity for a temporary move has come about at the perfect time. You decide to rent out your house for a year so you can move across the country (or even internationally) to teach, work, travel or explore.

If this situation sounds familiar, you're not alone. Many people decide to pack their bags and go on months-long adventures. However, if you want to return back to your normal life in a year, what can you do with your home and most of your belongings? If you're going to rent your house out, consider the following benefits of renting a temporary storage unit.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

As you approach a move, you create numerous checklists. You have to remember to do all the cleaning and packing at your old house, set up the utilities at your new home and take care of your everyday needs. But what if you could simplify the process?

You probably already know that you can hire City West Removals to transport your belongings from your current location to your next home. But did you know City West offer packing services as well?

City West professional packing services provide a range of benefits that could make your move less stressful and more successful. In this blog, we go through six of the reasons to hire our packing service.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

No doubt about it: moving costs a lot.

City West Removals cover the cost of transportation, labour and fuel and can also cover the cost of packing materials, insurance and storage. However, you can turn your move into a money-making opportunity. With a little research and some selling savvy, the following 'trash' can earn you some cash.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

For many homeowners the most difficult part of a move comes when it's time to unpack everything. Luckily you can simplify the complexity of unpacking by packing smart to begin with.

Whether you know your boxes will sit in storage for a bit before you sort through them or you plan to move straight from one house to another; labelling is crucial.

In this blog we list three ingenious strategies to keep your box labels clear and simple. Look through the list below and you may find a single perfect tactic to streamline your move or decide to mix and match several labelling types to suit your purposes.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

When you have a move coming up, it may be hard to remember to keep Mother Nature in mind. You're focused on making sure everything gets packed, finding the right movers for the job and doing last-minute cleaning. Even with all those tasks to accomplish, you can take a few steps to make sure you keep your move eco-friendly.

Here are four simple strategies to make your upcoming move green.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Thanks to an efficient crew, your most recent move went as smoothly as possible. All of your furniture arrived at your new home on schedule. And even your most delicate glassware came away without a scratch.

But your work isn't over yet.

You still have box after box to unpack and sort. Once you've finished placing your dishes in the cabinets and your books on the shelves, you still have to determine what to do with all the leftover packing material.

Rather than throw your boxes and packaging away, use the guide below to give your materials a second chance.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

In a move it's all too easy for something to get damaged or broken. This possibility poses a real source of stress but you can take steps to minimise the chance of damage. You don't want to unpack your belongings at your new home only to realise you need to buy a new couch.

In this blog, we discuss how best to protect your furniture and get it ready for a move. We list seven easy steps that will prevent most, if not all damage.

By Website Team Technicians 26 Jan, 2017

Moving to a new home is often a hard transition for many children. Most don't like the idea of leaving their familiar lifestyle and friends. However, moving doesn't have to be stressful or hard. When parents approach a move in the right way, children can see moving as an adventure rather than a burden. A great way to help children have fun during the moving process is to get them involved.

Use these tips to help your children feel involved and have fun during the moving process.

1. Have a Family Meeting

One of the hardest parts about the moving process is telling your children that your family will be moving. You can try to make breaking the news an exciting event fun by ordering pizza and holding a family meeting. Let your children know how excited you are about the move and explain why your family is moving. Then give them a chance to express their feelings about the move.

If this transition will be your children's first time moving, help them see the positive aspects of moving. However, don't be surprised if they don't immediately love the idea. Give them a few weeks to adjust to the idea of moving and help them see it as a new start.

2. Visit Your New Home

If possible, visit your new home with your children. You might even play a game of hide-and-seek to get to know the new house.

Another way to help your children feel at home is by allowing them to decorate their new rooms. While you visit your new home help them envision what they want their room to look like and then help them make that vision happen.

During your visit to the new home, take time to walk through town as well. Look for places the children can play and show them where they will go to school. You may also benefit from visiting places your family usually likes to visit, like a movie theatre, park or library.

3. DE clutter and Host a Garage Sale

As you pack up your belongings for the move you might find many items that you no longer need. Involve older children in the DE cluttering process by having them find these unneeded items and then hosting a garage sale. You can motivate them to throw away junk by letting them keep a portion of the proceeds from the garage sale. Once you have DE cluttered your home help your children organise and price the items for the garage sale.

4. Spend Time with Your Children on Moving Day

Moving is a major change for children, and they may need some extra attention, especially on the day of the move. If you hire City West Removals to manage your moving day you can spend time with your children instead of loading and unloading the truck.

You can also involve your children in the packing process by letting them fill a box with their personal items.

Even if you need to repack their box later, letting them pack could be a great way to help them feel better during the move.

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