13 Jun Who is Gina
Based in Bondi Beach, owner operator Gina Tsigaris, started her business “Move it with Gina” by being a professional packer and then bought her first truck and drove it herself. She has learned the business by being hands on and customer focussed.
While the business has grown to include multiple vehicles, driver, off-siders, and a professional packing team, she still maintains that hands on approach. The are carefully selected by Gina, they are professionally trained, they have police checks, and are not sub-contractors. Gina’s speciality is designing tailor made logistics solutions individualised to client’s needs. Being a mother of six children, Gina is naturally a multi-tasker, getting the jobs done quickly, safely, and efficiently.
Not just removalists, services offered also includes de-cluttering, packing, un-packing, styling, and end of lease cleaning. It’s a one stop shop.
Move it with Gina, is proud to be the first female founded removal business in Australia that just happens to have bright pink trucks!
When booking a job with Move It With Gina we ask for your inventory. This helps us properly resource your job with the right size truck, right equipment, and number of men.
Our 4.5 tonne trucks carry approximately 20 cbm, and our 6 tonne truck carry about 25 cbm.
To maximise the space in the truck it is best to have your items packed in boxes, as loose items take up more space. If you are concerned about the number of trips the truck will need to take for your move, talk to the removalists when they arrive and ask them to prioritise the larger and heavier items so that you can move the smaller items in your vehicle.
It takes approximately 3-5 hours to move one truck load of furniture locally. There are many factors that impact the duration of a move, such as stairs, parking, lifts, weather, number of items requiring shrink wrapping, furniture assemble/disassembly, loose items and boxes weighing greater than 23 kg (may need to be repacked).
Here’s a list of the items you’ll be using on moving day—at your old place and your new place. Reserve a box for these last-minute items, plus other things you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home.
Have your esky and insulated bags handy as the fridge is loaded into the truck last and unloaded first.
Keep these items handy on moving day:
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, razors, etc.)
- First-aid kit
- Valuables (jewellery, money, passport etc)
- Stanley knife
- Tape and dispenser
- Basic cleaning supplies and paper towels
- Pet food
- Disposable plates, cups and eating utensils
- Plastic trash bags
- Zip lock bags
- Bedding and linen
- Phone chargers
- Screwdriver and hammer
- Floor plan of the new home
What to Consider When Comparing Moving Quotes
When comparing quotes there are many factors to consider before selecting a removalist.
- Does the moving company have insurance?
- Do the employees have police checks?
- Does the moving company subcontract their jobs?
- Does the moving company have Google reviews?
- Are their moving trucks clean and in good condition?
- Comparing Rates and Fees
- Is there a call out fee?
- Are there back to base fees?
- Is furniture assembly included?
- Is shrink wrapping included?
- Are there stair levies?
- What increments are the rates charged?
- Are lunch breaks paid?
Having the right packing supplies will make the job go smoother:
- Butcher paper to cushion, bubble is more costly and not environmentally friendly.
- Use double walled removal boxes
- Use a permanent market to label packed boxes with the items inside and the room of where they go in the new home
- When you are packing your home have extra boxes clearly labelled open one for charity and one for rubbish
- Use extra-large garbage bags to wrap around hanging clothes on hangers
- Have refrigerator bags ready to pack cold items
- Use toughened bags to store couch pillows
- Use large tea chest boxes for clothes and shoes
- Pack books in book/wine boxes.
- Don’t pack boxes heavier than 23 kilos
- Glassine paper to wrap expensive artwork, it is a moisture and heat proof material for exposed art work.
- Buy good quality adhesive tape and a tape gun.
Packing to prevent damages:
- Pack stemware upside down
- Pack plates vertically
- Layers between fragile items
- Make sure all pantry liquids are sealed and tops are tightened
- Pack heavy items at bottom of box
- Expensive fragile items packed with in a box with lots of butcher paper for protectection