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    What does a removalist do?

    Professional movers can ease the stress out of your big move. Find out what to look for when hiring a professional removalist company.

    Hannah | Oneflare

    A removalist, or moving company, will help store and transport your household furniture and goods. They can help save you time and effort, turning a stressful house move into a smooth process. Check out this cost guide to see the average price of a removalist.

    Here, we’ll show you the steps to take when hiring a removalist, how to choose the right one for move.

    Kinds of removalist services

    Depending on your budget and the level of service you require, you can select from:


    In this option, your possessions will share space with other people’s in the removalist’s truck or van. You only pay for the square metre area you use during the transport which can help you save a significant amount of money, particularly when moving long distances.

    Moving only

    Most moving companies will pack your possessions for you at an additional cost. If you’re on a tight budget, you can skip this service and pack your belongings yourself. You can source free packing materials from either your moving company, your local school or shops, or friends who have recently moved.

    A full move

    If you’re on a tight schedule and need to carry out the move as quickly as possible, you should consider hiring the complete service. The movers will handle everything – packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking. Some movers will also disassemble large furniture and reassemble it if required.

    Source: A2B Removals

    How to choose a removalist

    Moving your home can be a stressful experience but with the help of a reliable business, your move can be easier and stress-free. Hiring a reliable removalist will ensure your household items are well looked after and guarantee a smooth and efficient move.

    Know your requirements

    Removalists can be involved in everything from the packing to the unloading, so knowing what services you require will help you choose the right business. Common services offered by a removalist company include:

    • Packing items
    • Storing items
    • Transporting items locally or interstate
    • Supplying furniture covers
    • Providing packing supplies
    • Disassembling and reassembling furniture
    • Unpacking items at the new destination

    Choosing a business that provides the services you most require will save time, money and effort, especially if you are comfortable taking care of the majority of your home.

    Source: Jake’s Fast Removals

    Do they have insurance?

    With large, heavy or fragile items, a professional removalist can make the move easier. Qualified removalists will have specialised tools and packing materials such as bubble wraps, loading equipment, lifting straps and trolleys to unload and transport safely. The potential risk of damaged goods should be enough to convince you to check a removalist’s insurance policy. Prior to hiring a removalist, ask the business what kind of coverage they offer and always keep a record of the insurance policy.

    Check reviews & rates

    With the wide range of removalists available, getting a free quote from your local professionals on Oneflare can help you choose a removalist that is the best value for your money. The cheapest quote isn’t always the most reliable, so aim to hire a business that is not only within your budget but one that you also can trust.

    Look for previous testimonials and reviews that will give you an indication of the business’ past work and reliability.

    If you’re planning a move, post a removalist job on Oneflare to connect with qualifiied professionals near you.

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