Removalist Tips to Save You Money in 2019
Relocating your home in Sydney or just about anywhere in Australia can be a stressful time. If you’ve ever made mistakes in a move or used the wrong removalist, you would know what we mean. The real estate market in Sydney has changed remarkably in the last few years. And as we start a new year in 2019 we have many more challenges ahead. Our city is growing rapidly and the demands on infrastructure and the ever-increasing traffic jams all have an impact on moving home.
Preparing Your Move
As you start to gather your things you will find a great organisation will help greatly. Packing only the things you need in your new home will minimise your time and costs. And as your boxes and items build up, it’s a good idea to think about what will a removalist cost. Your costs will vary greatly on the amount you move and the preparation you make to minimise handling time for the professionals. We’ve found a moving home across Sydney can cost as little as $300 and as much, as well, as much as you need. And this could mean thousands.
Also you must consider hidden costs that are not always disclosed by a removalist. Some movers will charge a call out fee, or fees for climbing stairs or even a surcharge for weekends. So it’s ALWAYS important to ask these questions of your removalists. Make sure your removalist is upfront with all these costs and add these to your budget. Ask your removalist what you can do to minimise your costs. A professional and experienced removalist should always offer the best solution.
Average Removalist Costs
If, for example, you are moving from a 2 bedroom unit across town you can expect to pay from around $800. This cost will be minimised with the preparation you do. If you pack as many items as possible into strong light weight boxes, time and money will be saved.
More Considerations When Using a Removalist
Whether you are moving locally or interstate, try to combine all the services you need with the one removalist. As opposed to using different companies for different jobs. For example, your removalist should not only offer to move your furniture and items, but the should also be able to offer your packing and unpacking services. Also disassembly and reassembly of large furniture items like beds and bookshelves, will help with your move.
You should also make sure your utilities of your old home are disconnected in the day you move. You don’t want to be paying for someone else’s use of power and water, for example. And just as importantly, make sure you plan in advance to get your power, water and all other services connected and ready to use on the day you arrive at your new home. The last thing you want is not to be able to shower or flick a light on when you need it.
The Cheapest Removalist Is Not Always the Best Choice
It’s common to get at least 3 quotes when hiring tradesmen or removalists. And when you do this, you’ll sometimes get some very different quotes. But be careful of the cheapest ones. Consider asking are there any extra fees or costs for example, call out fees, weekend surcharges and back to base fees? If these aren’t considered what you think is the cheapest can sometimes be the dearest. So don’t be afraid to ask the questions. Your hip pocket will thank you.
Advantages of Using a Professional Removalist
A good professional removalist will always offer experience and the best tools and equipment to move your home. A truck fitted with the correct straps to secure your items will minimise any risk of transit damage. The use of heavy duty professional trolleys will make your move efficient. Blankets to cover and protect fragile items will prevent scratches and damage. Plus the use of strong light weight boxes used to collect and pack your items into will help a lot. These are just a few of the things you’ll get from a professional and experienced removalist. So ask your removalist if they include these. And if they don’t ask yourself is it worth the hassle and risk. It’s always better to ask the right questions to help you make the right decision. This will save you time, money and give you a stress free move. Remember you can contact us anytime for more details or questions about all your Sydney Removalist needs.