With the colder months approaching quickly, it is not uncommon for Melbournians to gaze whimsically at the warmer temperatures of northern cities such as Brisbane, Cairns and the Sunshine Coast. They may even catch themselves wondering how hard it would really be to pack up their belongings and leave the frosty winters of Melbourne behind in favour of warmer climate.
Melbourne has been consistently voted as the world’s most liveable city, with a thriving music and arts scene, world class public transport systems and a well-established food and wine culture. Although many Melbournians find themselves struggling when it comes to its cooler southern climate, especially during the winter months.
What makes Brisbane so attractive?
Melbournians are incredibly proud of their city, with many saying that it’s only shortcoming is the weather. Brisbane is the perfect city for those Melbournians wanting to trade in their winter wools for summer dresses and shorts while not giving up their soy lattes and smashed avocado.
Brisbane, or Brisvegas as many like to refer to it, is a city which has evolved over the past decade into a thriving beachside metropolis. Brisbane, like Melbourne is full to the brim with trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, so any Melbournian is likely to feel at home in no time once they relocate to Brisbane.
Brisbane is able to offer more than just a cosmopolitan city lifestyle to those who live there. The surrounding countryside is diverse and offers Queenslanders white sand beaches, lakes and rainforests all within a 2-hour drive from the city.
People in Brisbane are well-known for being open to meeting new people. A large portion of people who live in Brisbane grew up elsewhere, and so they are always willing to greet newcomers with a smile of their face.
Making the Move from Melbourne to Brisbane
Making the move from Melbourne to Brisbane can be daunting. Here at Allied Pickfords, we have been moving people across the globe for over 300 years, so it is safe to say that we are well versed in moving people and their belongings safely to their new homes.
We are able to offer our clients a service which takes into account not only the move itself, but all the extra details that might be overlooked by other removal companies such as moving your treasured pets, taking care of the house cleaning and connection of utilities.
Your new home in Brisbane
Once you have decided to move to Brisbane it is time to choose your new home. When thinking about your new home you should first take the time to consider what you want your new life in Brisbane to look like. At Allied Pickfords, we recommend sitting down with your entire family and discussing together the different things that are important to everyone when thinking about their new home. This might include proximity to schools or work, being close to sporting facilities such as football fields, or leisure centres.
Once you have made this list, you will find it so much easier to find the perfect home for you. To aid you along the way, you should talk to a local Brisbane real estate agent, they will be able to offer valuable insights into the area and help you to find the perfect new home.
Housing in Brisbane can tend to be cheaper than in Melbourne, so this may be an opportunity for you to upsize. If you have any household items or furniture in storage, upsizing your home may mean that you no longer need your belongings in storage. If your preferred storage provider is Allied Pickfords, then all you need to do is give us a call on 13 25 54, and we will have your items delivered directly to your new home in Brisbane to make life easy!
You can also choose to make use of our valet packing and unpacking services. This means our highly trained staff will fully unpack your storage unit and put your items back into your home exactly as you want them. No need for you to do any heavy lifting yourself.
Moving your belongings
What belongings will you transport yourself and what belongings will you leave to the removalists?
If you wish to take some of your belongings with you yourself, then you should take into account whether or not those items require special care. If you are travelling to Brisbane by plane and you have delicate items such as musical instruments or photography equipment, then it is best to leave them in the hands of the professionals at Allied Pickfords. We will make sure that all of your possessions, from Camera equipment to furniture, are treated with the uppermost care.
Here at Allied Pickfords we have specially designed packing materials which will work to protect your belongings and ensure that they are at minimal risk of damage of any kind. To further ensure that you have total peace of mind when you leave your belongings in the hands of our highly trained staff, we also offer the added precaution of transit insurance.
When you move from Melbourne to Brisbane, your furniture and belongings will be travelling over 1,700 kilometres, which is why we always recommend considering transit insurance. Be sure to ask your personal move consultant about the different options which are available and choose the right one to suit your individual needs.
Arriving in Brisbane
When you move with Allied Pickfords you have the option of a range of different additional services to make your move easier. One of our most popular additional services is Valet Packing and Unpacking. When you choose to use Allied Pickfords Valet Packing and Unpacking services, you will not have to spend weeks packing or unpacking your belongings when moving home. Our friendly staff will do it all for you. All you need to do is tell them where everything goes. Our staff will also take away any packing materials so you don’t have to worry about it yourself.
Now that you have settled into your new home in Brisbane, it is time to explore and take advantage of everything that this wonderful city has to offer. No more chilly nights sitting around the heater, you will now be able to enjoy sunset walks along the beach and picnics in the park all year round.