Sun Tzu - The art of Moving

Sun Tzu – The Art of Moving

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We have all seen the art of war used in business, love Sun Tzu - The art of Moving and a myriad of other topics but we at MiniMovers believe that Sun Tzu’s experience in warfare can be used in moving house too. Yes, it seems crazy at first but when you get down to the brass tacks of it all, doesn’t packing, storing, unpacking and restoring feel like you’ve gone through a ten year campaign.


Sun Tzu wrote that in engaging the enemy one must make sure to keep the battle short and swift lest you leave yourself open to counterattack or deplete your supplies. In moving from one location to another, one must prepare beforehand by prepacking (shameless plug to follow) or by hiring a pre-packer crew to do it for you – just one of the many services we offer at MiniMovers. Pre-packing helps you organise the items and their designated destination in your new home. No one wants to be racing around at the new home, opening every single box just to find the can opener or coffee maker. So it would be wise to label and store everything properly.


“Bring War Material with you from home. But forage on the enemy and use the conquered foe to augment one’s own strength.”


This particular excerpt from the Art of War can be seen as first making use of available materials at home (i.e. tape, old boxes, scissors, etc.). Then when all available resources have been exhausted, find out  about MiniMoversBoxes Moving-boxes-and-materials supply pack (Yes, more plugs to follow) that includes everything you will need to move, such as butcher paper, tape, fragile stickers and small/large boxes. Our supply pack will ensure that moving is a quick and painless battle and that you have the resources to win it.


Sun Tzu also wrote in his manuscript that fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one; it is merely a question of instituting signs and signals. Here in MiniMovers, our removalists work in pairs – however, don’t let minimovers-removalists the number fool you, because their extensive training and physical fitness allows them to accomplish work that would normally take three or four movers to do. Our removalists are also equipped with tools that give them an edge in moving either light objects or even heavier items such as pool tables and pianos without even breaking a sweat. Rather than just say we are the best at what we do, we prefer to assure you that we are better prepared to handle any situation given to us.


If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know heaven and know earth, you may make your victory complete.


Sun Tzu and MiniMovers believe that by first getting to know the specific needs of our client and the terrain we will be working in we are able to create a safe and harmonious working environment. It is important to note that when moving home you must first consider the needs of the particular move and the possible obstacles that may hinder it (i.e. loose steps, low hanging branches, no parking zones, etc.). By assessing these issues early on we are able to prepare adequate measures to counter them. MiniMovers are proud to say that not only do we provide a service that is tailored to fit the needs of our clients but also takes into account the wellbeing of our workers.


The Art of War may have been written thousands of years ago but its teachings still hold grains of truth that we can live by today. Moving house need not be a taxing and painstaking experience if you have the foresight to prepare and of course hire a professional (Last plug, I promise) such as MiniMovers to Large moving trucks help you do it. The difference between hiring us and doing it alone is the same difference between a trained soldier and a civilian. We are committed to providing a service that has not only stood the test of time but exemplifies excellence.


So, now that you are up to date on the Art of Moving contact us to see how we can help you win the battle!

1300 822 440


Thanks to Ben Bulac for writing this article for us. 

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