Moving Tips

When it comes to moving in Melbourne, The Man has seen it all and learned the lessons. We’ve moved student share houses, country estates, apartments with spiral staircases and suburban dream homes. We’ve moved artists, property developers, collectors, businesses and families. Along the way, we’ve seen what makes a move go smooth, and we’ve put together this series of tips to help you plan for a painless, stress-free experience. Don't wing it - check out The Man's tips before moving day to take advantage of his 15 years of moving Melbourne.


Check out our three handy vehicle sizes, from the nifty M truck to the XL behemoth. We keep them clean and fully-stocked with all the equipment for a smooth move.

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How To Move Out Of Your Share House Without Conflict

Leaving your share house? Here’s how to move out amicably regardless of whether you’re still mates or not.

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How To Get Your Rental Property Bond Back

Moving out? A little elbow grease before you depart could save you big-time - trust us. Check out our list of must-dos for the best shot at a full bond refund.

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The boss motivating the team for the upcoming office move. Just look at those excited faces.

The Man's Office Moving Checklist

Word around the water cooler is that The Man knows how to make your office move as seamless as possible. He's even got a checklist handy to help you prepare.

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When it's time for a new housemate, it's time.

How To Find A Housemate In Melbourne

The Man moves share house residents in Melbourne every day. We've got the lowdown on finding your next housemate.

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Moving house can be an expensive exercise, but if you take a few precautions you should be able to keep costs down.

Tips To Save Money On Moving House

We charge for the time it takes to get the job done, as do most responsible moving services. Here's how to save time and reduce the impact to your hip pocket on moving day.

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Making Your House Move More Eco-Friendly

We've compiled 10 simple steps for making move-time more environmentally-friendly.

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Top Tips on Moving Boxes

Do you really need packing boxes? If so, what type, and how many? And where should you get them from? We give you the low-down on all these common packaging questions, and more.

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6 Tips For A Greener New Home

Starting afresh in your new Melbourne home — whether a 70s South Yarra unit, Carlton townhouse or CBD apartment — is an opportunity to green up your act. Here’s The Man’s list of pointers for making your new place more eco-friendly.

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Moving House With Kids - The Top Ten Tips

Our guide to moving your family into a new home with a minimum of fuss.

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Weight of the world: Don't let your pet be burdened by the moving process - use our handy guide.

Moving House With Pets

Check out The Man's handy guide to relocating your pets as seamlessly as possible. Includes useful checklists to keep you on track.

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Don't just throw out older furniture items you've replaced — you can donate them and let someone else give them a second go at life.

Furniture Donation Charities in Melbourne

Live in Melbourne? Looking to donate unwanted furniture? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of charities that are equipped and ready to help.

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The Man's Mates - Recommended Services

With 15 years of moving in Melbourne under his belt, The Man's made some mates who can help get your relocation sorted.

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How To Choose A Removalist

Picking a removals service isn't easy. We've put together a few pointers to help you separate the pros from the pretenders.

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Emptied out: It's best to clear out your fridge and put your food items into eskies before the movers arrive.

What To Prep Before Your Movers Arrive

While The Man’s movers are well-prepared, with trolleys, blankets and straps, most customers have a few bits and bobs that benefit from extra preparation before the moving process.

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Items We Don't Move

Despite his herculean strength, The Man sometimes needs to call upon his mates to help. Find out who the crew recommends to transport the few items we don't relocate.

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The Ultimate Checklist For Changing Address

Have a big move coming up? Don't stress. Stay a few steps ahead, & check off our list of who you need to inform about changing your address - read more.

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Relocating a Refrigerator: A Comprehensive Guide

Moving a fridge is a tricky business. Save damaging your fridge, and your back - learn the best tips and tricks with our comprehensive guide.

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Following our tips should help to make moving day a bit easier, for you and your older loved ones.

How To Help An Elderly Person Move House

Need to help an elderly loved one move house? We’ve put together our top 7 tips to help make the process as stress-free and seamless as possible.

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How To Move House With Pot Plants

If you've got a green thumb, you'll want to take your plants with you when moving home. Ahead of your move, read our advice on shifting your potted pals.

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Moving Checklist For A Hassle-Free Move

Trying to organise a move? We've seen our fair share of how stressful it can be - it doesn't have to be! Leverage our hassle-free moving checklist now.

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Just a couple of perfectly packed boxes, primed for truck Tetris.

How To Pack Boxes for Moving House

Pack your boxes like a pro. It'll protect your stuff, and save time — and money — on your move.

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