Your Complete Moving Guide by SAFRA


Your Complete Moving Guide by SAFRA

Find below a number of articles on the topic of moving. Find Moving Tips, Free Advice and a whole lot more.

1. General

1.1. Top 10 tips to avoid Fly-by-night Moving Companies
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 989

Relocating homes is a stressful event, especially because we are putting our valuable and sentimental items in the care of somebody else when moved from one house to another. Some things can never be replaced, and if they are lost or broken it can be devastating. The number of people who are being conned by moving companies is escalating. Here are a fe tips on how to avoid being conned. Learn more

1.2. Things That Can Go Bump During Your Move
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 821

Exciting as a house move is - especially if you move to a new up-and-coming neighbourhood close to awesome amenities, repainting and perhaps even buying a bunch of new furniture and décor - it does come with a lot of risks. It seems that some people sail through house moves, while others are perpetually unlucky. Let's take a look at some of the things that may go wrong during a move. Learn more

1.3. Moving Mishaps - When the Moving Company is Late
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 805

There are many moving parts to moving home or even moving from one office building to another. You have to be out of the old home and into the new one by a certain time, and there are deliveries and collections and meet-ups that must be taken care of. When the moving company does not arrive on time, it can throw out the entire day. Learn more

1.4. How to Choose the Right Moving Company
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 930

In a world of opportunists and fly-by-night companies, you want to be sure that you choose a reputable moving company to handle your house or office move. These days, it's easy for anyone to take his 1989 Isuzu bakkie, slap a sticker on it, and call himself a moving company. When you look at his advert on Gumtree, you will never be the wiser - until he arrives in front of your 5-bedroom home in Sandton, and gives your one-of-a-kind imported grand piano the bleary eye. Learn more

1.5. How to Avoid Furniture Removal Scams
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 798

Before you hire the company with the lowest quote for your upcoming move, be sure to do due diligence. Unfortunately, fellow South Africans are pulling moving scams on unsuspecting people every day. Learn more

1.6. The Pros and Cons of a DIY Move
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 921

Moving brings about so many decisions, one of the most important being whether your should hire a moving company, or handle the move yourself. In this post, we're going to look at the pros and cons of DIY moves compared to that of hiring a moving company. Learn more

1.7. Avoid Paying Extra for your Move
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 29 March 2018 869

Moving can be expensive. If you're unable to get hold of enough free boxes and packing supplies, you're basically buying paper that will probably go in the bin. Then there are connection and disconnection fees and the cost of opening new accounts for different services you may need at the new home... The last thing you need is for the moving company to charge additional fees on top of their quoted price. Learn more

1.8. The Ultimate Moving Checklist
Author: SAFRA    Date Published: 02 March 2018 1056

Moving can be extremely stressful if you don’t handle moves on a daily basis, like we do! We understand how difficult it can be to uproot your life - especially if you have children. Between arranging new accommodation, dealing with service contracts, ensuring that all the dates correlate and at the same coping with the anxiety of a new home, a new neighbourhood, and a new job (possibly). Learn more

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