Formby Logistics

You can trust Formby Logistics to facilitate and manage your Logistics needs.

Hints and Tips

    Get In Touch With Formby Removals

    • Plan your removal well before, don't leave it until it is too late.
    • Use our online quote service or arrange for our staff representative to visit and provide an estimate.
    • Formby Removals will manage your move from start to finish.

    Packing For Your Removal

    • Make a list and label all cartons.
    • Make up a list to help you to record what's in each box or container.
    • Devise your own system but keep it simple.
    • For example you could use numbered labels and cross reference these to a list or notebook, in other words you could have a box numbered "6" and a reference to this in your notebook listing the contents of box number "6".

    Use quality cartons

    Please ensure that you do not overfill your boxes and cartons. Remember that they have to be lifted by your removalist, also boxes that are overfilled may break under the strain.

    Ensure you have sufficient packing material

    It is essential that you have plenty of paper, bubble wrap, cartons and containers You will also need lots of String and adhesive tape etc.

    Beware of newsprint

    • When packing your valuable and fragile possessions please remember that newsprint will rub off.
    • Use plain paper where this may be a problem, your ornaments glassware and other delicate items can first be wrapped in kitchen roll before using newspaper.
    • The containers holding these items should be clearly marked as FRAGILE.

    Consider a colour code system

    You may consider using colour labels or marking your cartons in a different colour for each room in the house, this will allow Formby to place items in the appropriate room.

    Furniture to leave empty

    Furniture such as wardrobes, desks, wall units and dressers must be emptied to avoid damage. You may leave your light clothing in drawers.

    Pack ahead of time

    Start packing two to three weeks in advance; keep only essential items aside until the last day or two.

    Small items

    Boxes are preferred to bags for small items as bags are easily torn and hard to stack.

    Where possible use your suitcases and other luggage to back some of your clothing etc.

    Number of items

    Where possible reduce the number of items to be moved.

    Bundle all small items together such as mops, brooms and garden tools.

    Important documents

    Remember to keep all important documents aside as you may require them urgently.


    Food should be removed from cupboards and packed before the move.

    Ensure that all caps and screw fittings on jars and bottles are secure. Be sure to dispose of all perishables.

    Paint and other liquids

    No flammable liquids are allowed to be transported.


    If you have pets you should consider having them looked after on the day of the move as it is better for them if they are not around on the day of the move.

    Refrigerator and freezer

    Remember to defrost your fridge and freezer no later than one day prior to the move, ideally you should run the contents of these down over the last couple of weeks before the move.


    Appliance such as fridges, freezers or washing machines that contain water should be drained before the move.

    Garden tools and equipment

    Ensure that any petrol driven equipment is cleaned and drained of fuel before the move.

    Unwanted goods

    Dispose of all unwanted goods before the move to avoid moving rubbish.


    Remove all lamp shades, this would include table lamps and bed lamps etc to avoid damage.


    Most beds require to be dismantled before they can be moved Consider this and plan accordingly.

    Furniture placement

    Have an advanced plan for placement of your furniture in your new home and that someone will be onsite to direct correct placement of all items of furniture etc.

    Elevator and parking

    If you need to use an elevator or if the parking spaces are a problem ensure that you get these organised beforehand.


    Ensure that you have your Gas & Electricity meters read before leaving and make appropriate arrangements for transfer of your services.

    Scheduled deliveries

    Remember to cancel your milk, newspapers and any other items you have home delivered.

    Essential items

    Keep all your essential items together in a suitable box for the day of the move.

    These will include things like your credit cards, keys, wallet and mobile phones.


    If anyone in the household requires regular medication or items such as Asthma inhalers ensure that these are kept safely aside.

    Remember you may be working in dusty conditions.

    Who to notify and when

    • Taxation Office (within 7 days).
    • Roads and Transport Authorities (within 7 days).
    • Government Departments re: Family Allowance, Pensions etc.
    • Insurance and Superannuation Companies.
    • Employers re: Group Certificates & Superannuation.
    • Australia Post (mail can be redirected for up to 12 months).
    • Telephone Service Provider re: Phone and Internet Services.
    • Solicitors.
    • Schools.
    • Automobile Associations such as RACV, NRMA, RACT etc.
    • Water Gas & Electricity etc.
    • Rental & Hire Purchase Companies.
    • Banks & Financial Institutions - Credit Cards.
    • Doctor, Dentist and Private Health Fund.
    • Electoral Roles (within 4 weeks).


    • Your removalist will need good access to your property.
    • Please ensure you have spoken to neighbours and where necessary arranged to leave parking spaces clear.
    • Ensure all walkways, pathways, stairs etc are clear of any obstruction.