Moving can be both an exciting and trying time in your life. This is especially true when it comes to home removals. Leaving your comfort zone and your friends behind, and the uncertainty of starting out in a new place can add more pressure to an already stressful event.
Hiring the right moving company can help make your move a lot easier. Moving all by yourself without any professional help is not as easy as it looks. Moving bulky items demands some logistic planning on your part.
Here are the benefits of hiring professional removalists:
They can help you with the packing and unpacking. Have you ever been on 5-day trip somewhere? Remember how hard it was to pack? You need to make sure everything that you need to bring can fit into your suitcase. Well, imagine trying to pack all your belongings into boxes, loading the boxes to a truck, figuring out how to bring out and transport large furniture, driving to where you will be moving, and then unloading everything and putting everything to their respective rooms in the new office, house, or apartment. If this is something you haven’t done before, it’s best that you hire a professional to help you with the move.
They are experts at loading and unloading boxes and bulky items. This is what being a removalist is all about. They can carry huge items, and they know how to bring these items out the door. Figuring out how to turn your couch and which end should come out first is not an easy task. Experienced movers already know how to go about the job as soon as they enter a room. Maneuvering huge items on stairs can be quite a challenge for amateurs, and you might end up breaking or scratching the furniture. When you hire a moving company, you also lessen the risk of hurting yourself and getting dents and scratches on your furniture.
They have boxes and packing tape and everything that you need to transport your items safely. Moving involves a lot of boxes. While there are many ways to obtain all the boxes that you need, you also have to think about what you will do with them after you are done unpacking. Then there’s the issue of how you can make sure all your belongings are securely in place while in the truck. Even the most careful driver cannot assure that none of the items will fall or get damaged. A moving company already has all the stuff that you will need. You can rent boxes of all shapes and sizes from them - which is actually cheaper than buying boxes, plus you don’t have to worry about throwing them out or storing them since they will take it back to be recycled and used by another mover. They also have trucks, vans, trolleys, bubble wraps and blankets to cover delicate furniture, and harnesses to keep everything in place while being transported.
Another major advantage when you hire a reputable moving company is that your belongings are insured. A lot of accidents and mishaps can happen while transporting heavy boxes, appliances, and bulky furniture. The insurance is typically included in the contract so make sure to read it carefully before signing. In general, only part of the value of the items are covered, so don’t expect to be paid in full if something do gets damaged or broken.
Types of services offered by moving companies:
• Removals and storage
• House removals
• Interstate removals
• Old furniture removal
• Packing and unpacking
Cost of hiring removalists
Hiring a moving company can save you money in the long run. It is actually more economical for you since you don’t have to purchase boxes and other packing materials. It also gives you a sense of security knowing that should anything happen, your belongings are covered by insurance.
The main factors that affect the cost of hiring removalists are:
Distance - Are you moving interstate, within the city limits, or to the next suburb? Interstate removalists cost more since they usually charge by the hour. This means that the farther the distance, the longer it will take them to transport your things.
Moving services offered - The cost also depends on whether they will help you pack and unpack and if they will supply the packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap, markers, and packing tape. Companies that provide insurance coverage may also charge a higher rate compared to those with no insurance.
Number of furniture and other items - Expect to pay more if you have a lot of furniture and boxes that they need to carry out of the house and load into the truck.
To help minimise the costs, you can move some of the lighter items on your own and leave the heavy and bulky items to them.
Here are some feedback from customers who have hired removalists in the past:
"The guys were super accommodating and efficient. I will use them again! Even gave me a lift to save my taxi fare between old place and new place! Awesome, highly recommended." - Kathryn
"100% will use again. Arrived on time, professional, polite, efficient, everything in one piece, friendly fit and strong. Unloaded everything quick and ensured it was as stress free as possible. Was price matched down which was great! Could not be happier at how we were treated and how they performed. Will be passing their details onto anybody who needs them! So happy with the result!" - Nichola from Mount Lawley, WA
"Russell and the team were fantastic, friendly, professional and cost effective. Had to move furniture down 3 flights of stairs, disassemble and reassemble IKEA furniture and a bed all without complaint and remained in good spirits. Thank you kindly, will definitely use you again." - Rowena from Toorak, VIC
"The two men who came to do the job for my sister - Jamie and Keith were excellent. They were efficient and helpful and finished the job in the time quoted. It was a pleasure to have the men in the house and they conducted themselves with a happy disposition. I would highly recommend this company." - Fran from Thornlands, QLD