Boxes of stuff everywhere, broken things, lost things, arguments and frustration – we all know moving houses can be very stressful especially when you’re moving interstate, but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some tips to make your next interstate move a less stressful one.


Packing up your home can be one of the most stressful things about moving, especially if you have lots of stuff to pack up.

To make it easier on the big day, make sure you plan ahead for your move and give yourself at least a week to pack everything up.

Separate all your items and categorise them, making sure you pack them with other items in their categories, for example: beauty care, hair care and toiletries go in one box (or more), office supplies in another, kitchen items in another and so on. Don’t forget to label the boxes, that way it’s much easier to find everything when you need it.

Aim to pack up one whole room per day (or more if you can manage), and declutter as you go. The less stuff you have the easier it will be.


There’s nothing like starting fresh and moving into your new home free of clutter.

When decluttering make three piles; the ‘keep’ pile, the ‘chuck out’ pile and the ‘go to charity’ pile, where anything broken gets thrown out and the stuff you haven’t used for quite a while is given to charity.

This way, you don’t have as much stuff to shift on your move and you won’t be taking the clutter with you to your new home.

Heavy lifting

Remember how sore you felt the last time you moved house? Remember when you hurt your back thinking you could lift the refrigerator up the moving truck ramp on your own?

The heavy lifting is often the hardest part of a move, unless you’re a champion weight lifter.

There is no shame in getting someone to help you do the heavy lifting and there are plenty of reputable companies out there that can help you, like moving company PODS.

PODS make moving interstate a little easier with their moving containers. They give you the option to pack your own container to save money or have a professional packer do it for you.

Their containers are delivered right to your door, and they’re at ground level which means if you are packing them yourself you don’t have to walk up any steep ramps. Hallelujah!

Trucking it

Nothing is more annoying than loading up the truck you hired on moving day, only to find its way too small for all your stuff and has to come back a second and third time for the rest of it. Meanwhile, it’s costing you precious time and money.

With a moving container you don’t have to worry about any of that.

PODS containers come in different sizes to suit your specific needs. Whether you’ve got a big house with lots of stuff to pack away or a small unit, you can pretty much fit everything in the one container. If you’re unsure about the size you need, talk with their friendly customer service team on 1800 467 637.

And, the good thing is regardless of how much stuff you have, PODS never have to unpack and repack as the container they load will be the same container they deliver no matter where it goes to – avoiding any loss of items or breakages.

PODS delivery trucks are also equipped with a patented lift system that minimises the shift of contents while on the road. So, basically when the container is delivered to your new address, everything inside is exactly the way you left it.

So, why not take the stress out of moving? For more information on PODS moving containers visit

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