Choosing a Removal Company in Brisbane
Preparation is key to taking the stress out of moving. To give you a head start, here are a few things to consider before contacting a removal company.
Things to consider before contacting a removal company
What items will you be moving?
It may seem obvious, but it's important to get a good idea of the items you'll be moving before you start contacting removal companies. This will help them decide what size truck to use, and how much manpower will be needed. A good inventory goes a long way to getting you a better idea of the cost of your move.
It will also help with any insurance claims.
Even if you're only moving a few items, most removal companies will want a list as some items (such as pianos and pool tables) require specialist treatment.
While you're drawing up your inventory, try to get rid of as much unwanted stuff as you possibly can. Be ruthless. Have a garage sale, donate items to charity or to friends and family members. The less unnecessary stuff you move, the more money you'll save!
Got some things you simply can't part with? Talk to us about our secure, affordable short, medium, and long-term storage options.
Access for removals
Take a look at the accessibility of both your existing and your new home. This way the removalists will come prepared and your move will go off without a hitch.
- Is there sufficient access for a removal truck to park safely off the street? (Notify the removal company early on if access is going to be difficult).
- Is there access for large appliances and pieces of furniture in your new home? (You may want to get rid of any furniture that won't fit. Talk to us about our secure, short, medium and long-term storage options).
- What level are your houses on?
- Is there a lift at either location?
- Do you need to book the lift(s)?
Why use a professional removal company?
Do-It-Yourself moving sounds simple enough: just rent a truck, load up your stuff, and off you go. And, of course, in a few cases (for instance: if you're not going far, don't have a lot of things to haul, AND have a strong back) this MIGHT be fine.
Most often, when you factor in all the costs (think of your time, petrol, insurance, packing materials, truck, and equipment rental ” not to mention possible injuries and breakages!) Do-It-Yourself moves simply aren't as economical as they may seem.
Why use a professional removalist?
You wouldn't trust just anyone to repair your car ” why would you trust just anyone to transport your precious possessions?
Removals are about more than just heavy-lifting
Your possessions are important to you. You worked hard to get them, and you DON'T want to spend the rest of your life living with scratches, dents and dings from careless removalists.
That's why you need a removalist who understands HOW to move your furniture.
At Ready Movers we only employ trained professionals on our FULL-TIME team.
So, if you're looking for a reliable removal company in Brisbane, contact Ready Movers today. In fact, we'll take on any removal job, anywhere across South East Queensland.
Moving home? Here's how to get the most out of your budget by planning your move
When it comes to moving on a budget, the equation is simple really: The more you plan, the more money you save!
Naturally, it's not always possible to plan your move months in advance. But the earlier you start and the more planning you do ”the better!
Here are just a few ways you can really save money on your home removal by carefully planning your move:
Timing your move
Life is unpredictable and often when it comes to moving you're left with little time to pick and choose your moving dates. But, in the rare cases where it is possible, you can save money on your move by scheduling it cleverly.
Try not to move during summer months ” removalists define this as the peak and most expensive season for a move. Also, where possible, don't schedule your move for a weekend or holiday when packers and loaders have to be paid overtime. By far the best time to move is in the middle of the week ” and preferably in any month outside the peak season.
Be selective about the items you want to move
Why pay for space and labour moving items that you don't want, need or simply won't fit into your new home? As soon as you know you're going to be moving, go through your possessions and decide which items will be going to your new home.
Gather up those things you don't want and get rid of them ” you could donate them to a charity, hold a garage sale or pass them on to interested relatives or friends. Don't forget to arrange the charity pickup and garage sale at least two weeks before your moving date.
Got some stuff you don't want to get rid of, but can't bear to part with? Talk to us about our short, medium, and long-term storage options.
Do your own packing or partial packing
This is one of the benefits of using Ready Movers as your home removalist. We believe in helping you save wherever possible by offering as much (or as little) assistance as you prefer. Our low hourly rates mean you only pay us for the hours you need.
If you plan to do your own packing, start collecting suitable moving and packing supplies. You'll need boxes, bubble wrap for packing fragile items, tissue and plain packing paper, scissors, a knife (for opening boxes), and rolls of packing tape. Contact Ready Movers ” we can arrange these for you and again you only pay for what you use. It's worth getting proper removal boxes (for the sake of properly protecting your possessions) as boxes from other sources may not be strong enough.
A successful move starts with successful packing. Don't underestimate the time it takes to pack properly. Ideally you want to start weeks before you move. This way you can set aside a œpacking room and box up a few things each day.
Pack those things you seldom use first. Collections and other small things take more time to organize and pack, so start working on them early in the moving process. Remember to dispose of all flammable, corrosive or explosive items well before the move.
For more on packing for your home removal see our packing tips.
- Help with loading and unloading
While our team is ready and willing to move your home, lock, stock, and barrell, while you relax and attend to your family and pets ” Ready Movers is also happy to help you save money by helping out with the loading and unloading. Talk to us about our flexible moving arrangement options to suit your budget.
And if you find that you need more help on the day? We'll be there for as long as you need us to ” we're flexible enough to work around YOU.
We'll happily assemble beds, hang pictures or do anything else you need on the day ” so you're settled in quickly and getting on with life!
5. Protect your possessions by selecting a reliable, professional removalist
The people who work for removal companies in Brisbane have varying degrees of training, skill and experience -- which shows in the quality of their work. It's important to go with a reliable, reputable, and professional removalist. As a family business that only employs suitably trained, full-time staff members, Ready Movers has a lot to offer. Every member of our team is dedicated to our philosophy of taking care of our clients. We do this by keeping our Ready Movers' promise of œpack, move, live. So you can get your move over with and get on with enjoying life in your new home.
Talk to us today about how we can help you with your home removal in Brisbane (or anywhere across South East Queensland).