MAKING the decision to move abroad is one of the most challenging decisions a person will make in their lifetime. Physically preparing for an extended move abroad or complete relocation is an even bigger headache, especially if you’re planning a move with a family. They key, like with anything in life, is to be organised and to carefully plan your move well ahead of time. However, even the most well thought out plans can be thrown out of whack, which is what happened to my family and I upon arriving in Australia not too long ago.
My family and I made the decision to move to Australia well before I was offered my job in Melbourne. In fact we were so prepared to move away from home for an indefinite period of time that we were able to organise everything from work visas to health insurance and even a place to live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne within 2.5 months. Everything was going well for us. We sent our belongings by ship to Australia a few weeks before we left.
We arrived in Melbourne and stayed in a serviced apartment not far from the CBD for a couple of weeks before our house was ready for to move into. Unfortunately, we were delayed in moving into our place by an extra month as the landlord was making some minor improvements to the property in a bid to make our stay a little more comfortable. I had foreseen that delays would occur and arranged to stay in this corporate housing a little bit longer just in case. What I didn’t account for however was that our belongings would arrive ahead of time. This caused me a number of headaches as I had no place to store our things until we were ready to move in.
After trawling the internet and local newspapers for storage companies and removalists I chanced upon a mobile self-storage company called TAXIBOX. I’d heard of storage and even self-storage before but never mobile self-storage, which proved to be a life saver. Without a truck or large vehicle, transporting my family’s things from the port to a traditional self-storage unit was out of the question. Enter the TAXIBOX guys. They met me at the depot where my container was shipped to, dropped off a couple of storage units and gave me as much time as I needed to pack our things into the units. As soon as I finished packing, I phoned them up and they whizzed by TAXIBOX storage units away to their secured facility.
Two weeks later we moved into our place where the TAXIBOX truck met us with our possessions. I can’t speak more highly of these guys. If you ever have a similar experience when emigrating to Melbourne or Sydney, do not hesitate to call TAXIBOX.