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Moving house - What to organise and when?

Monday, December 04, 2017
Moving house - What to organise and when?

Ask anyone who has moved house in the past 5 years and they'll tell you it was hell. Any more than 5 years and we're convinced the human memory removes any trace of the experience as it was so traumatic. On the face of it, moving house seems pretty simple, pack the boxes, give the house a quick clean and lock the front door as you leave. But when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, moving house takes a lot of planning and organisation to ensure everything goes smoothly come moving day.   Read More . . .

Can I live in a storage unit?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Can I live in a storage unit?

With rental property weekly averages around Australia on the rise, people are now starting to looking into alternative living measures. Unfortunately, people are looking into the wrong places. Storage units are one of the many places people are now trying to move into. This is mainly due to the cost of a storage unit per week being far less than a rental property. It is a rising issue and one that needs to be addressed.   Read More . . .

Smart solutions for storing furniture between moves

Thursday, September 07, 2017
Smart solutions for storing furniture between moves

Just under 60% of Australians have been living in their current home for less than 10 years* and Perth ranks up there as the fourth most mobile region in Australia. Renters are even more likely to move frequently, often within 5 years on average.   Read More . . .

How to tape packing boxes the right way

Thursday, August 17, 2017
How to tape packing boxes the right way

Sealing up packing boxes may seem like a no-brainer but a properly taped box could save you from a disastrous removal experience. Rule one of moving house is to make sure everything that is in a packing box stays there until the box reaches its destination. We'll show you how to seal packing boxes the correct way.   Read More . . .

Which style of packing box do I need?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Which style of packing box do I need?

Knowing which size and style of packing box to buy for all the stuff in your house can be awfully confusing. Some go for the one size fits all model where they purchase a stack of tea chest size boxes and fill them to the top without considering how much they'll weigh or what to do with the items that don't fit in.   Read More . . .

10 great ways to get your home ready for a house swap

Monday, August 01, 2016
10 great ways to get your home ready for a house swap

House swapping is a great way to take a holiday just about anywhere without a huge accommodation expense. With 100's of homes up for exchange in Perth and thousands of swap options around the world, home swap is the perfect budget get-away.   Read More . . .

14 ways to stay sane when packing with kids

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
14 ways to stay sane when packing with kids

Wow, have your anxiety levels just kicked it up a notch after reading that heading? Ours did. Anyone who has ever moved house with kids in tow knows it can be a very trying experience. Just discussing the topic with friends and family will bring out tales of nightmare tantrums, lost sleep and chaos, and that's just the adults. However, moving house with kids doesn't have to end up as a horror story. We've put together a list of ideas to make your packing and moving experience run as smoothly as possible.   Read More . . .

10 great reasons to declutter

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10 great reasons to declutter

The saying goes 'One man's trash is another man's treasure'. That's all well and good, but what if your trash is masquerading as your treasure? Enter the decluttering craze. Until about 5 years ago we didn't know we were supposed to declutter. We just threw stuff out occasionally when we ran out of space or moved house. Sometimes we took the bits that were still fine but didn't fit down to Vinnies or the Salvos. Now decluttering is a million dollar business. There are TV shows, blogs, websites, books and whole companies all devoted to teaching us the fine art of decluttering.   Read More . . .

How to pack for moving - Packing tips

Thursday, January 14, 2016
How to pack for moving - Packing tips

Whether you're moving across the country or just across Perth packing up your home and all your belongings can be a huge job. It always takes much longer than you think and there is almost always bits that just don't seem to fit anywhere. The team at Osborne Park Self Storage often see examples of how not to pack. Broken glassware, collapsed boxes, lost items, and leaky bottles, it's never a pretty sight.   Read More . . .

Selling your House? Declutter it first!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Selling your House? Declutter it first!

When selling a house, all Real Estate Agents will recommend that you declutter your house. A cluttered house can turn off a potential buyer and prevent them from seeing the real potential of a house. There are 2 main reasons for decluttering your house.   Read More . . .