Preparing for an Office Move

Let’s be clear, at Christchurch Removals we prefer to talk about all the things we can do rather than start discussing those we can’t.

Even so, we are occasionally asked questions about what activities on removals day we can take care of and those we either can’t or won’t be well positioned to handle.  In fact, there are very, very few things we can’t do but there are a few points perhaps worth mentioning. (more…)


It is not unusual for us to get asked to handle unusually sized items as part of a household removal.

The classic examples are, of course, things like grand pianos and large wardrobes.  Yet there are other things in this category too, including objects like antique grandfather clocks etc.

Just how we go about dealing with these items will vary a lot depending upon what type of move you are making.   (more…)

One of the most worrying things when contemplating a household removal is just how you and your removers will cope with that extra-large or oddly dimensioned item.

Examples of such objects might include very large wardrobes, sideboards and grandfather clocks etc. (more…)


A question we are regularly asked is just what items you can remove from the house you are vacating.

Strictly speaking, this question should be addressed to your solicitor.  There are certain legal implications involved in this but we will do our best to offer you a quick layperson’s guide here. (more…)

Taking Possession of Your New Home

Taking possession of your new home is often something that generates a little nervous tension.

That’s completely understandable and the point at which you legally take possession (as opposed to moving in) can vary depending upon the particular details of your purchase contract.  Here are a few tips that may prove helpful though of course these will differ if you are moving into rental property. (more…)

Christ Church Removals NZ

We are sometimes approached by customers asking questions about how they can include motorised equipment in their household removal.

By “motorised equipment”, we are talking here about things with engines rather than domestic appliances such as food mixers or washing machines! So, we mean items such as lawnmowers, garden machinery, motorcycles and even perhaps the odd motor vehicle.

Our proud claim at Christchurch Removals is that we can move anything to anywhere but in some cases, as you might imagine, a little extra forward planning is required. (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

We are more than happy to provide expert and professional packing services for all commercial relocations.

Even so, we understand that some companies may prefer to do as much of their own preparation and packing as possible. That may be because they wish to take particular care of certain components or simply in order to try and keep their costs down.

Whatever the reason, if you are planning to prepare and pack your own office items ready for our Christchurch movers, we would recommend that you keep the following health and safety points in mind. (more…)

household removal

Here at Christchurch Removals, we have learned over many years the importance of certain things in helping to eliminate or reduce the risks of damage to household items in transit.

We would like to share some of those with you here and make no apologies if we have mentioned one or two of these things previously!

  • Use professional packing services. The importance of this simply cannot be overstated. This is one of our areas of expertise and you may be surprised at how cost-effective our packing services are.


Moving can be an expensive and time consuming procedure, if you don’t take the proper steps to prepare for it. Once you have decided on the date, location, and the truck size you will need, there is one other important decision you will want to consider: whether or not to use household relocation services.

Some things to consider are the amount of items you will have to move, the size of any special items, like a piano, and the location to which you are moving. If you do not think that moving is something you will be able to do on your own, a good relocation company is a great way to go. If you do your homework ahead of time you will save yourself time, money, and a lot of headaches.

What Will You Need?

You will need to determine how much or how little help you are going to need when it comes to moving your furniture and other items from your old home to your new home. A moving company can be useful in many ways, and can be used for a number of different situations. Do you need to have your whole house relocated to a new…

You’ve found a new place that you absolutely adore. You’ve set the date, and you’ve even packed a few of your favorite things already. However, you know that moving can be a very stressful experience, especially if you don’t take some time to plan for the big day. So how can you keep your sanity and make sure everything goes smoothly on the day you move? Read a few tips that can make sure your big day goes well.

Have a Solid Plan

If you already know what day you will be moving, use that to your advantage and reserve the moving truck in advance as early as possible. By doing so you’ll make sure to get the right size truck and the date that you want. Weekends can be particularly busy, you don’t want to wait until the last minute and then not be able to move on the day you want or miss out on not having the right size truck.

Go over all of the items in your home. You will want to get an accurate inventory so that you and the moving company will be able to handle the job efficiently with the right tools. By knowing the…