Finding an interstate removalist who can transport your household contents as well as your car interstate is a tough ask. Often you will need to arrange your furniture and vehicle relocations through separate companies. This can be a hassle, trying to line up the timing of when you need to vacate your home as well as when you can make do without a vehicle can be a headache. There is enough stress involved with moving house without dealing with the hassle of lining up multiple removalists.
Fortunately, there is an easier solution. Self-pack container removals can be the answer if you are wanting to move your furniture as well as a vehicle(s) in one easy step!
If you have a smaller amount of furniture to move interstate you may think that you don't need a large shipping container for your move but combining your furniture and car in one container can actually save you a lot of time and hassle. For people with a small apartment, unit or townhouse, it can be an ideal budget option.
Check out the time-lapse video link above to watch one of our past customers loading a 20ft High Cube shipping container with furniture as well as a small car. You'll most likely be surprised at how much furniture you can actually fit in! You can also load things into the car itself, as long as leave the drivers seat free so you can drive the car in and out of the container, you will be able to load a significant amount into the car, it's also a good option to place extra fragile items in a safe place.
Have two vehicles as well as a house load of furniture to relocate? You may find using two shipping containers is a convenient option for you.
You can split the household furniture between the two moving containers and with a car loaded in each, you should have enough excess space to fit the contents of a 3-bedroom home as well. Be sure to utilise the full height of the container - providing you tie all of your furniture in place, you can stack it as high as you like around the car.
If you happen to have a roof rack, you could potentially also load items onto the top of the car.
Oftentimes, customers will be concerned that may have slightly more furniture that what would fit in one 20ft container, but not enough to fill two 20 foot containers.
This can be the case if you have a 4-bedroom home with 2 living areas or an excessive amount of outdoor furniture/sports equipment/garage items to load into the container.
In this instance using two 20ft containers is useful as you remove the worry about getting everything loaded into one. You also have the option to load a vehicle into the container in the excess space that would not be completely filled.
If you are transporting a car only (and no household furniture), then it would be cheaper to use a dedicated car carrying service such as CEVA to transport your car.
A standard car carrying service transports your car in an uncovered truck or train. This is a suitable option for a standard vehicle although not desirable for a brand new vehicle or one with special significance such as a race car or a vintage car. Small paint chips are commonly found on cars transported this way and being exposed to the elements means your vehicle is not likely to arrive in great condition, especially when travelling across the Nullarbor or a very long distance.
The benefit of using a shipping container is that your vehicle is fully enclosed inside the container so it is protected from all of the elements and hazards of travelling uncovered. For an extra cost, you will have peace of mind that your vehicle is fully protected when moving a long distance.
Shipping containers are an excellent way to move if you are a motorcycle enthusiast.
A previous customer successfully moved his collection of motorcycles as well as household furniture in a 20ft shipping container. You can read his own comments on how he loaded the motorcycles safely for transit here - How to load a motorcycle in a shipping container - in this instance, he loaded several motorcycles into the container.