Moving houses is a notoriously stressful event, and with so many factors to keep on top of, it can be easy to lose track of your budget. Costs can quickly accumulate, leaving you with an expensive moving experience you may not have initially accounted for. In this blog post, we’ll explain how prioritising your budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do everything yourself. In fact, if organised and planned correctly, you can still enlist the help of moving services without spending a fortune on removal costs.
How much do removalists cost?
Most removalists charge an hourly rate and will provide you with a quote based on the type of services you require and the number of goods that need to be moved. The average cost for a removalist can range from anywhere between $129-$179 per hour.
We encourage you to be wary of removalist services boasting excessively cheap hourly rates as they are likely to charge hidden fees or compensate with low-quality services. At Safe Removalist Australia, you can have the best of both worlds with our range of professional and quality removalist services at seriously competitive prices. We cater to every budget without ever compromising on quality or cutting corners with the services we deliver.
The benefits of a removalist
Investing in removalist services can be a strategic and cost-effective way to make sure your move goes smoothly. From help with packing and unpacking to setting up your furniture and appliances, removalists can save you time and money. By hiring professionals, you’re less likely to incur costs relating to damages and injuries — with insurance provided for added peace of mind. There’s also no need to take time off work and sacrifice your salary as most removalists can carry out their services unsupervised.
The overall cost of a removalist
Various factors will impact the total cost of hiring removalists. These factors may include:
- Duration of hire
- Size of the property
- Number of removalists required
- Volume of furniture
- Additional services
- The day the removal takes place, for example, rates are often more expensive on Sundays and public holidays
At Safe Removalist Australia, our removalist prices are time-based, meaning we begin charging in half-hour increments from when we arrive at your door to when we finish at your drop off location. Like many removalists, we also require a 30-minute call out fee to cover the cost of the travel back to our base. This fee covers the Sydney metropolitan area, and if you live outside of this area, the call out fee will be indicated to you at your time of booking.
Start with an accurate price estimate
To ensure you don’t receive a surprising invoice with a total greater than you had anticipated, many removalist services offer a removalist cost estimation to help their customers obtain a quick quote to better assess their options. At Safe Removalist Australia, our moving calculator provides an accurate estimation of removal costs within Australia. We pride ourselves on offering complete transparency when it comes to our removalist prices, so there’s no need to worry about discovering any hidden fees. Simply enter the necessary specifications for the size and style of furniture you need to be moved, and our removal cost calculator will do the rest. In addition to estimating costs, this tool is also a handy way to determine which sized vehicle you’ll need to transport your items. If you still have questions after using the calculator, feel free to get in touch, and a team member will assist.
Setting a budget for removalist costs
Keep in control of your finances and avoid paying more than you need to by taking the time to establish a realistic budget beforehand. An easy way to track your removal costs is by inputting them into a spreadsheet. This can help you account for unforeseen removal costs and other elements of the moving process, including:
- Professional removalist costs (fees, insurance, additional services)
- Moving supplies (boxes, packing paper, tape, bubble wrap)
- Transportation costs (petrol, tolls)
- Storage fees
- Professional cleaners
- Move-in expenses (setting up utilities)
Not only can a spreadsheet quickly calculate these costs for you, but it can also help you spot areas where you may be able to make valuable savings.
Minimising your removal costs
If you’re interested in hiring professional removalists and looking for ways to limit your spending, we recommend you consult with the removalist company to find out what particular services are provided. For example, when you hire one of our vehicles, you will receive blankets, ropes, trolleys, dollies, shrink wrap and bubble wrap, so you don’t have to purchase your own. As most removalists charge by the hour, you can also reduce your removal costs by dismantling larger items yourself and moving lighter objects into one area. This will help speed up the duration of hire, save you money, and allow your removalists to focus their attention on the more challenging aspects of the moving process.
What other services does Safe Removalist Australia offer?
We understand that each moving experience is different and will therefore call for a range of skills and services. Whether you need help with pre-and post-removal cleaning, packing and unpacking or even just a vehicle to transport your belongings — we’ve got you covered.
Or maybe you’re looking for packing supplies? Sealable, spacious and load-resistant, our plastic moving boxes ensure a damage-free move and can be easily stacked to maximise space. No matter the size of your move or the services you require, we’re here to help.
Ready to get moving?
Our professional team of removalists are trained to handle, pack, ship, and unpack anything and everything with the utmost care and consideration. Whatever it is you need to be moved, when you choose us, you can rest assured the job will be completed quickly, affordably and efficiently every time. Get started and book your move today by filling out a quick enquiry form, and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.