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Removalists: How to choose the right service

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Moving house can be an overwhelming task. Often there are time constraints, large distances to travel, and delicate, large or expensive items to move. Therefore if you don’t have the time, manpower or equipment to do it yourself then it’s a good idea to hire removalists. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the best removalists for the job.

Figure out what you need

It can be tricky to figure out which removalist service to hire based on price alone as the services they offer vary greatly. Some removalist companies provide the full package with disassembly and reassembly of furniture, as well as packing of your items in packaging they provide. Others will only do the bare minimum transport. Therefore it is a good idea to determine your needs and then narrow down the removalist options accordingly.


If you are doing a short move, just across town or down the road, then you can probably get away with not having insurance. However, if you have valuable items to move, or are moving a long distance then it is worthwhile ensuring that your removalist service has insurance. This way if anything is damaged or broken they will be covered and you won’t have to foot the bill.

Special requirements

Make sure to inform them of any special requirements you may have in the move. Let them know about any difficult items you have to move, such as a piano or antique cupboard. You should also outline any tricky situations they will encounter including a particularly narrow staircase or steep driveway. They may require special equipment or extra manpower for such jobs.