Moving house is hard enough without the stress of having to pick a quality removalist to get you through one of the most stressful days you’ll likely have this year, if not this lifetime. By choosing the right removalist, you can eliminate much of the stress involved in a big move, as they will work to ensure the day is as easy as possible on you and your family.
Moving in Sydney
- Organise to move outside of peak-hour traffic
- Visit your new home beforehand to scout out the local street parking restrictions
- Take into account any road tolls between your new and old homes
- Alert your removalist to any quirks about your new and old homes. Include staircases, narrow streets and steep hills
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A REMOVALIST?
Check they’re AFRA-accredited
Before you engage any removalist, check they’re accredited by the Australian Furniture Removalists Association. Only AFRA-accredited removalists can offer you full insurance, plus they’re trained to take the best care of your belongings so you can rest easy throughout the process.
While ensuring you stay on budget is important, a good estimator will do much more than that. They’ll visit your house, assess your belongings and identify any potential difficulties that a removalist will need to overcome such as narrow hallways, stairways and oversized furniture.
Whether it’s a special vase that belonged to your great grandmother or a grand piano in your attic, a good removalist will be able to talk you through the exact process on how it should be packed, protected and what it will take to move these items. You might think you have something to challenge us, but we’re ready for it!
A high quality removalist company will be able to provide you with packing materials or have a team of specialist packers to do the job for you. Whatever your budget, if your removalists aren’t prioritising the packing process, then you should be questioning their legitimacy. Removalists should also have storage space for your items, should you be downsizing, still waiting for your new home to be finished or if you’re moving into temporary accommodation. If they’re not ready to care for your items over a longer period, you should consider looking elsewhere.
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