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Moving is an exciting life change, but thinking about the packing, dismantling and lifting can be stressful. Finding a recommended and efficient moving helper can take the load off, literally. Here's our guide to finding the right moving help service for your needs.
A moving help service provides experienced workers who will help you with moving furniture and other items to a new location. They provide you with the essential equipment to move and secure your items, so they are not damaged during transit. Part of their services can include packing, loading, unloading, reassembly of furniture and storage facilities.
The moving company you hire should ensure that your relocation will be completed within a timeline with minimal disruption. When looking for a company, you should consider whether you're moving locally, interstate or abroad.
You should consider hiring the services of a moving help company if you have large and bulky items that should be handled by experienced workers. If you have fragile items like a piano or television, the moving company can provide you with the materials to safely pack them. A moving service will help lessen the stress of a move especially if you want to invest your time in other tasks.
There are online platforms where you can compare profiles and feedback of various companies in your area. You can post the details of the job on Muval, Airtasker or MovingHelp to compare quotes from different companies. Before choosing a company or individual, it's wise to find out if the company is insured to cover damage to your valuables.
You can compare companies or individuals based on:
The cost of moving help can depend on the travel distance between the two locations and the total number of boxes and furniture to transport. Some services often offer a fixed price for their relocation services. According to Airtasker, apartment removals can start from $100 - $239. The price varies if you are looking to move items like a bed, appliances, a piano and fragile items. It will cost more if the move is interstate.
It is important that the company you hire should be a registered member of the Association of Furniture Removers in Australia (AFRA). Members will have public liability insurance which will provide insurance for your items in transit. You should make sure that the company has positive reviews as it reflects on their trustworthiness and good service.
If you are hiring from Airtasker and Gumtree, make sure the company has a valid ABN.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for your moving help service:
You don't need to be there when the moving help arrives to load your furniture but it is recommended you be there to oversee the move. That way you can ensure all items are handled with care, strapped down and cushioned if needed. Inspect the move to make sure nothing gets left behind.
A moving help service can customise their services to meet your needs. Below is what a typical service will help and not help with:
A moving help service can make your relocation go smoothly. By comparing the services and quotes, you can choose the company that will take care of the entire move for you.
Do I need to provide the tools or equipment for removal services?
Moving companies or individual removalists usually have their own tools for their services. Inform the company ahead of time of relevant details so they can provide you with the tools for any disassembly you might need to do.
Should I provide the workers with food and drink during the move?
Moving helpers will come with everything they need to complete the job, but it's always polite to offer water, especially if it's a hot day.
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