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The Professional Movers’ Guide for Brisbane

Tips and Advice for Hiring Brisbane Removalists
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The professional movers industry in Brisbane is rather diverse. Some companies are specialists at local moves, whilst others prefer long haul interstate moving jobs. Throughout this Movers Guide, the various furniture removal aspects will be elaborated allow you make a better decision while hiring professional removalists in Brisbane.

What Is the Role of a Furniture Removalist?

Furniture removalists relocate household or office furniture to new locations and storage facilities. Movers and removalists work in teams in order to deliver professional services throughout the relocation process. Whether you are relocating locally or interstate, removalists make life easier. A moving company has many responsibilities, in this regard, including:

  • Safe packaging of furniture prior to storage or removal
  • Moving the goods into and out of storage
  • Office relocations
  • Relocating fine art and specialist furniture
  • Moving equipment and furniture for television and film companies
  • Commercial removalist projects including, government buildings and school relocations.
Why Should You Hire Professional Movers?
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If you’re locally or interstate, choosing a removalist has many advantages. While some people think hiring removalists is a waste of money, help from professional movers will maximize efficiency and minimize stress levels.

 > Saves you money:

As one of Brisbane’s leading providers of professional movers, we offer a range of removalist services for competitively affordable prices. This is a cheaper option, as compared to hiring different people for the various removalist tasks.

 > Guarantees the Safety and Security of Your Property:

If not handled properly, your furniture may be damaged during the relocation. To ensure that your items remain intact, you need to hire professional movers who are well trained on how to handle various furniture items.

 > Professional Removalists Are Insured:

Although professional removalists will do anything to prevent damage to your property, accidents can occur while moving the property. At Scotty’s The Movers, our movers are fully insured, so you will be compensated for any damage caused by the professionals.

Reduces Stress:

Hiring a truck, packing and lifting your own furniture can definitely save you money. But is it worth the additional stress and worry that goes with these tasks? There is enough to worry about on moving day without having to include, driving a truck, lifting heavy objects. Consider hiring professional removalists, you won’t regret it.

What Is Furniture Pre-Packing?

Furniture pre-packing ensures all items to be moved are packed and ready for transportation. Most of the reputable movers in Brisbane offer both assisted and full-pack professional pre-packing services. Your removalist will assign a team of furniture packers to your home or office prior to moving day. Pre-packing safeguards your furniture and other items against damage while being relocated to the new premises. In most cases, pre-packing services are charges on a per-hour basis.

Your items will be carefully packed and labeled for easy identification at the new location. Furniture pre-packing will give you peace of mind and prevent your belongings from damage.

Do I Need Packing Materials?

Moving your belongings can be a daunting task, especially if you do not have the necessary equipment. This is why professional movers package items in specific ways, using tailored packing supplies. Some of the packing materials used by professional removalists include:

a. Moving Boxes

You’re are going to need moving boxes of various sizes such as:

  • Cardboard Boxes: After the removalists have sorted your belongings they will decide which boxes to use. For enhanced safety of your belongings, the bottom corners of the box should be reinforced.
  • Specialty Boxes: These are required for the valuables and delicate items.

b. Packing Bags

Bags of different sizes and material will also be required to pack certain types of items in readiness for a relocation or storage.

c. Cushioning and Wrapping Materials

Artwork and delicate furniture items need to be packaged carefully. Use the right materials to prevent them from getting damaged. In this regard, wrapping and cushioning materials will be required. These include:

  • Plastic Wraps
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Moving Blankets
  • Plastic Covers
  • Packaging Peanuts
  • Cushioning Foam

In most cases, a furniture removalist will provide these materials for you, sometimes at no extra cost.

Furniture Backloading

Backloading is a comparatively inexpensive option for moving your belongings. This service is offered in an attempt to increase profit and maximise downtime. Furniture is moved using an empty vehicle that is returning from another job The amount you pay, will be determined by the much space you use. By taking advantage of the removalists excess inventory, backloading allows you to save money. It’s a win, win for both parties.

Is Backloading Ideal for You?

  • You may be sharing the removalists truck space with other people. If you are okay with this, then you are good to go.
  • Your belongings will still receive the same attention and care as they would if you were to use other professional moving options.
  • Best suited for homeowners who would like to move a large household, such as a three-bedroomed home, over a long distance.
  • If you are moving from one Brisbane suburb to another, this is not the right moving option.

If you have decided to use backloading, ensure your items are well labelled to prevent them from getting lost. As you are sharing the truck space, it’s possible your items can get mixed with others.

Office Relocations

Office relocations are another service commonly offered by professional movers. This entails the packing, storage, and moving of office furniture and equipment from one office to another. Relocating an office is an important investment for businesses. Most removalists will assist with both small-scale businesses and large corporations. It is essential that the removal companies work closely with the business owner to carefully plan and execute the move. The objective of the removalist is the have an as little downtime as possible for the daily operations of the client.

Interstate Removals

Moving interstate is a big task. Whether you’re moving interstate for family or work commitments, it need to be carefully executed.

Interstate removalists will help you plan your moving, every step of the way. The most common routes from Brisbane are to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Ensure that you check with your removalist that they have all the required removal insurance documentation.

Removals Insurance

Most companies in Brisbane will already have some form of professional movers insurance, but it’s important to always check with them. Especially for interstate moving jobs. Ensure that you are compensated for damages that may occur to belongings while on transit. Having professional movers’ insurance in place has many benefits to offer, including:

  • The risk of loss in the event of an accident is reduced
  • You will be compensated if your belongings get damaged while on transit
  • Gives you peace of mind knowing that you are not responsible for any damage that may occur while the items are on transit.

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Removalist Prices
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Removalists prices fall into 2 types. Hourly and fixed price. You should always check with the removalists which price structure  they use. Both have their own benefits and downfalls. The most popular structure is the hourly rate.

Some of the factors that affect the cost of furniture removal include:

  • The distance to be covered.
  • Amount of furniture you have.

While different removalists will charge varying amounts for their removal services, there is an average amount you can base your consideration on.

  • Moving small items, requiring about 3 hours, and using 2 movers costs about $110/hr.
  • Moving a one-bedroom apartment using 2 movers and within 3 to 5 hours will cost about $125/hr.
  • You should expect to pay about $245/hr for moving an average-sized 3 bedroom home, a task that requires about 5 hours and 3 movers.
  • The average cost for moving a comparatively large home is about $315/hr.

This average is for insured professional movers that have a pre-set minimum hourly usage. Interstate removalists are normally more expensive. The average cost for moving from Brisbane to Sydney is between $3000 and $5000.

Removalist Locations

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> Brisbane City CBD

Commonly referred to as the city, the CBD is gazetted as the Brisbane City suburb and is situated at the heart of the Queensland state capital in Australia. Most of the removal services offered in this part of Brisbane are office removals. This is because the CBD mainly comprises of skyscrapers and other commercial buildings.

 > Brisbane Northside

The Northside of Brisbane is a region that supports the Brisbane northern suburb communities. This region includes the Moreton Bay Regional Council as well as some parts of the Somerset Regional Council. In total, the Northside Brisbane region occupies an area of 4,000km2 and supports a population of more than 900,000 people. Several furniture removal companies offer domestic as well as commercial furniture removal services to the residents of this region.

 > Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a city within the Queensland state, in Australia. This city lies about 66 kilometres to the southern-east side of the Brisbane state capital. Based on the 2015 census, this region supports a population of 624,918 people, making it the sixth largest city in Australia.

 > Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine coast is the third most populated region in Australia and is essentially a peri-urban area. The region occurs about 100 km to the northern side of the Brisbane state capital. The urban section of the Sunshine coast spans a distance of 60 km from Pelican Waters to Tewantin. The region supports a population of about 302,122 people, based on a 2015 census.

Final Thoughts

There are hundreds of removalists to choose from so it can be a tough choosing the right company. Remember to always get a minimum of 3 quotes and read reviews and testimonials. Asking friends and family for referrals is always a great idea.

We hope you enjoyed the Removalists Brisbane Guide and if you have any questions or want a free quote on your move, feel free to contact our team on 1300 669 409.

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