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If you have a fragile item that needs to be moved, you'll understand the risk of it being damaged in transit. An experienced removalist can help you by providing a professional fragile item removal service. This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about hiring a company to move your valued items.

What is a fragile item removal?

Fragile item removal teams are experts in packaging and loading fragile items. They work to ensure that they are transported safely across both long and short distances. There are a number of different services available in Australia that carefully carry out the removal, transportation, packaging and storage of your fragile items both for homes and commercially.

Fragile item removal teams are experienced in handling your high risk and fragile items such as valuable artefacts, museum exhibit pieces, crockery items and more. They also specialise in loading, inventorying, storing and unpacking all belongings. Some companies provide interstate removal services as well.

When should I use a fragile item removal service?

A fragile item removal service is good to consider if you're moving, whether that be a residential move or business move. If you have any items that are fragile, using one of these services will ensure they arrive in one piece.

These services are also worth looking into if you have to transport a single item, for example, if you sold it.

How do I compare fragile item removal services?

There are a number of different companies offering fragile item removal, so make sure to check reviews when you're looking online. You should also make sure they are able to transport the items you need moved.

In terms of price, some fragile moving services may list their prices online or at least give you an indication. To find out the exact price you will need to request a quote online or over the phone.

When comparing your options, make sure the companies are skilled, reputable and affordable.

Compare removalists

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Name Product Free quote? Flat rate fee? Insurance? Interstate moving? Areas serviced
Mooval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Across Melbourne and Sydney
Muval
Muval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart
Muval provides connections to removal companies for those wanting to move interstate or locally.
Allied
Allied
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga
Allied provides moving services around Australia and the world.
Mini Movers
Mini Movers
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast
Offers local, direct door-to-door, short distance moving with hourly rates.
Dawson Moving and Storage
Dawson Moving and Storage
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, New Castle, Townsville, Bunbury, Hobart, Launceston
Local furniture mover and interstate removalist.
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How much does a fragile item removal cost?

There are a number of factors which determine the cost of your fragile item removal. It will depend on the number of items you need to move, the service you need and the location the items need to be delivered or relocated.

As a ball-park figure you could be looking at a per hour fee of between $70 to $150. The hours required would vary depending on the number of items that you have. Typically, a commercial job would cost more as you would have more items than would need to be moved.

What fragile item removal services are available?

Fragile item removal services include everything you need to have your item relocated. This can include packing and unpacking, transport and any equipment required to move your item.

There may be additional services such as secure storage options and inventorying.

How should I prepare my fragile items for removal?

You should gather all the fragile items that need to be removed and place them together so that you are all prepared when the fragile item removal team arrives. They'll then package up your items for removal. If required, make sure that your items are empty and ready for packaging.

Do I need to be there when my fragile items are picked up for removal?

Yes, you should be there to allow access to your property and to the items. However, you should not be necessarily there for the actual packing and removal process. Removal teams are fully experienced in moving your items without damaging your property or goods. If you can't be there yourself, then it is fine for anyone over the age of 18 to be there when the team arrives.

What does a fragile item removal include and not include?

Fragile item removal services offer all the facilities relating to handling and moving of these items from packing, loading, storing to unpacking.

Included

  • Storage, if required
  • Disposing packing materials in environmentally friendly ways
  • Tidying up the area from which fragile items are removed

Not included

  • Cleaning your items
  • Emptying items

Pros and cons of using a fragile item removal service

Pros:

  • It saves you time and effort
  • An experienced team can handle your items with appropriate care.

Cons:

  • It can be more costly than removing items by yourself
  • Items can still be damaged, but these companies are usually insured.

Bottom line

Although it might cost you more, booking a professional service can help save you time and ensure all your fragile items are handled with care. You'll have at least one less thing to worry about knowing your item will arrive securely.

Frequently asked questions

Can I remove my fragile items myself or do I need to book a professional?

You can do it by yourself and/or with the help of a family member or friend. However, for a professional level job, an experienced removalist can save you time.

Can I get my fragile items removed today?

There are many services available which aim to arrive and remove your items on the same day. However, to ensure that they can book you in, it's worth contacting them as early in the day as possible.

What risks are there with fragile item removal?

The risk when hiring a fragile item removal team will be similar for other removal services. Unprofessional teams might delay you and can ask for more money. In a worst case scenario some of your items could also be damaged during transportation as the removal services are not risk free and accidents can occur. However, these teams are usually insured.

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