As house prices have reached near impossible levels for first time buyers, many Australian citizens and residents have turned to Western Australia to get on the property ladder. From beautiful beaches to seemingly endless sunshine, Perth residents can enjoy a much sought-after high quality of life, but physically moving to Perth still has its challenges.

So, if you’re thinking about a relocation to Perth or Western Australia, remember to consider the following:

It’s physically remote

Dubbed one of the most remote cities in the world, Perth may well be surrounded by a lot of beaches and natural beauty, but it’s also surrounded by a lot of nothing. As a result, some removalist companies may struggle to provide local assistance in the remote parts of the greater Perth area.

If you’re looking for a cheap removalist in Perth, be sure to find one with local branches and the fleet or infrastructure to assist you with a move to less populated areas if necessary.

It gets pretty hot

Summer in Perth can get pretty hot so if you have the luxury of scheduling your move, try and do so outside of the summer period. If, however you do have to do your big move during the summer months, make sure you stay hydrated and slap on plenty of sunscreen!

It has pretty good wine

This one isn’t an essential part of the moving process, but what better way to relax after a long, hard day (or week) of moving all your belongings than with a glass or two of delicious local wine?

The greater Perth area is renowned for having great wine regions like Margaret River and Swan Valley. Before you move, research your new local bottle shop so you can have a bottle of local deliciousness ready post-move as a reward for a job well done.

Using professionals makes it easier

In some respects, moving in Perth has some unique challenges, but in many ways it’s just like moving anywhere else. It’s tempting to try and save some money by doing it all yourself but in reality, you will save a lot of time, hassle and maybe even money by using professionals.

Using a professional removalist in Perth will ensure that your belongings arrive safely with no damage and will help make your move as stress-free as possible.