Local removalists in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and other cities generally charge an hourly rate. If you would like to take the stress out of the move by the relocation company doing the packing and unpacking, they will come to your home and provide a quote and discuss the process and plan.
You may prefer to pack yourself and save money. In that case the removalists will come on the day with their trolleys and equipment to pack the truck. If it is only a relatively short distance to travel, they will drive directly to your new location and unpack immediately. When discussing the quote, ask how long they expect the whole move to take.
Always check the company has adequate insurance for your goods.
If moving on the day of settlement or purchase of your new house, allow time for possible delays in settlement. You will not be able to collect keys or move in unless it has settled.
If moving into temporary accommodation for a period of time, most removalists in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and other major cities are able to organise to store your goods in their storage facility. They will then deliver to your permanent accommodation when you are ready. This saves time and energy of an extra furniture move.
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DO IT YOURSELF MOVING:
For local moves, many choose to do it themselves with some help from family and friends. There are many hire companies such as truck hire where you can hire a truck with an automatic or manual transmission with or without hydraulic lifts. For short trips, 24 hours is generally sufficient hire time. Check you have enough organised helpers on the day of the move and a couple who can take care of the heavy goods you possess.
Check that your driver has the correct Drivers Licence to drive the truck you choose. A person with a standard Drivers Licence can drive up to a 3 ton truck but some experience in driving large vehicles is recommended. It is also recommended to take out adequate insurance in case damage is caused to the truck. Without insurance it may end up being an expensive move.
The hire company will also hire at an additional cost, trolleys and blankets. You will need to purchase rope.
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