The Great Australian Tree Change is in full swing. Recent data shows that people are leaving the big smoke in droves and heading for the hills – or at least, somewhere with a little more space.
According to the Regional Australia Institute, the Southern Downs and Noosa are two of the most popular regional destinations for Queensland tree-changers.
Because of things like COVID and the ensuing Lockdowns, migration into regional centres is up 66%, the highest level since 2018.
If you’re considering making a move to a regional locale yourself, there are a few things you can do to ensure a stress-free transition. Here are our top tips:
The sooner you start planning your move, the better. That way, you can take your time and research removal companies, schools, real estate agents and everything else you’ll need to make your moving process as stress-free as possible.
Get quotes from removal companies
This is an important step in the process. Be sure to get quotes from a few different removal companies so that you can compare prices and services. And be sure to only choose a professional removalist with a good reputation.
Source packing materials
You’ll need plenty of boxes, packing paper and bubble wrap to pack up your belongings. And the last thing you want is to be scrambling for these items at the last minute. So be sure to source them well in advance. Packing (and unpacking) a house can be expensive in terms of both time and money. Hiring a professional removalist company to take care of the entire moving process for you can save you both.
Pack an essentials box
This is a great way to make sure you have all the things you need on hand when you first arrive at your new home. Things like toilet paper, shampoo, soap, towels and bedding are all essential items that you’ll need to have on hand. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to also pack a few snacks and drinks for the journey!
We mean this in two ways. The first is to make sure you’re connected to things like the internet, gas and electricity in your new home. The second is to connect with your new community. Get involved in local groups and activities so that you can start meeting people and settling into your new life.
These are just a few tips to help you make a stress-free move. So, if you’re considering a tree change, be sure to keep these things in mind. And with a little planning, you’ll be settled into your new home and a more relaxed lifestyle in no time.
When it comes time to make the escape to the country, give us a call. At Posch & Silva, we specialise in helping people move to regional areas. We’ve got a team of experienced removalists who can make your move a breeze. So contact us today for a free quote and let us help you make the tree change of your dreams.