Moving to a new house

No one enjoys the process of moving house or commercial property. However, it is a fact of life and is something all of us will experience sooner or later.

But wouldn't you like to take away some of that extra stress? With our guide, you can. Read on to learn more about money, energy, and time-saving tips that you can use for your next home or business premises move.



Storage Options

  • National Mini Storage - Locations in Albany, Hobsonville, Henderson, Central City, Parnell, Newmarket, Penrose, East Tamaki, and Takanini
  • AAA Self Storage
  • The Moving Company - Provides a range of different duration options for storage
  • Inner City Storage - Tory Street
  • Store-it - Lower Tyers Road
  • National Storage - Has locations across Wellington including Hutt City, Kenepuru, Newtown, Ngauranga, Paremata and Tawa.
  • Queenstown Self Storage - serving Arrowtown, Frankton, and the Wakatipu Basin
  • Queenstown Lock Up - located 1.5km from Queenstown's CBD
  • Storage King - Queenstown
  • Affordable Storage NZ - Offers round-the-clock automatic secure access National Storage covers locations across the region, including Belfast, Ferrymead, Hillsborough, Hornby, and Redwood
  • Storage King - National storage providers, also covering Christchurch
  • Masterton Storage - Edwin Feist Place in Masterton
  • WAI TOW - Towing and storage services provided in the area
  • South Wairarapa Storage - Huangarua Road

Moving Overseas

It could be that your planned move is taking you a little further afield, perhaps even outside of New Zealand. This can feel even more daunting and overwhelming, but don't fear. Take a look at our handy tips to moving overseas, and make sure you get the job done the right way;

  • Consider sea freight - Air freight is certainly the quicker option, but it is no more safe and secure than shipping things by sea. Sea freight could save you some serious dollars; dollars that will come in handy once you arrive.
  • Don't rush the process - Giving yourself lots of time, and carefully planning your move is the only way to keep costs down to a reasonable level. If you need to ship things at the last minute, costs have a habit of spiralling out of control, and you run the risk of losing important items.
  • Compare and re-compare your quotes - You have a lot of choices available to you when you move overseas. Remember to check and double check, and then compare and re-compare all quotes to make sure you are getting the best possible deal.
  • Group your items - Few things are more wasteful than sending off a less-than-full shipping container. However, if you pay for a full container load, and you don't fill the available space, this is exactly what you will be doing. Group your items together with other shipments to save money.

Moving to Australia from New Zealand

Thanks to the geographic proximity of our two countries, the majority of people who move overseas from New Zealand head to Australia. However, there are other reasons for this too. First and foremost, the closeness we share is more than physical, it is cultural, too, which means that expatriates who swap New Zealand for Australia are unlikely to feel too much of a seismic shift as they settle in.

We can add similar economies, similar job's markets, similar political climates, similar weather (in some areas), and the same language to this list of things that make life easier for New Zealanders in Australia. One key difference, however, is the currency. With this in mind, it is worth securing access to an international bank account or stocking up on Australian dollars before you begin the move.

Moving with Pets

If you are like many New Zealanders, you share your home with a beloved pet. So, it is natural that you would want to take this pet with you when you move. Here are some tips you should follow to make sure your furry friend is healthy and happy.

Packing Tips

When the clock is ticking down towards the big move, and you know that you need to get started on the packing, it's natural to start feeling a little nervous. What had up until recently felt like a distant point on the horizon is now becoming very, very real indeed. Take a look at these packing tips and make sure that everything goes smoothly.

  • Start early - Packing is a task that does not go away. The sooner you begin the process, the easier it will seem, and the lower your stress levels will be. This also helps you to avoid making any mistakes.
  • Don't skimp on materials - Trying to save money by purchasing substandard packing materials is the definition of a false economy. What happens if something breaks in transit? What happens if the packaging is not able to stand up to the rigours of the journey? These are the risks you take if you do not purchase the best quality packing materials.
  • Take a thorough audit of what you do not need - You are going to be carrying a lot of stuff with you when you move, so anything you can leave behind will be appreciated by all. So, it is time to be honest; what do you really need, and what can you throw away? Create an audit, and chuck away anything you don't need.
  • Pack an emergency supply of what you so need - There are certain items that you just do not need on your journey. On the other hand, there are items that you will need to keep with you for use in emergencies, including toothbrushes and other everyday necessities, as well as more high value, luxury items. Decide what these items are, and then pack them somewhere easily accessible.
  • Create your packing kit - This means scissors, tape, and any other materials you need to pack up your boxes. This way, you are not wasting time fumbling around in search of tape.
  • Take pictures - Remember that everything you disassemble will need to be reassembled at the other end. Take pictures to help you remember how everything fits together.
  • Get to know what you can and can't ship - There may be items that you are not permitted to ship. If you are working with a courier or another third party company, ask them about their shipping policies and make sure you adhere to them.
  • Don't cut corners - If you are moving high-value items or items that will be difficult to replace, such as antique pieces, you need to safeguard these items. Don't cut corners; pack the items the right way, take out insurance if necessary, and ensure the best outcomes for all.

Considering a big move?

Book online, view our fleet or get in touch with the Trucks NZ team today and make sure the whole process runs smoothly.