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Why you Should Hire a Professional Removalist for your Interstate Move

November 27, 2020

Moving home can be large, difficult task during the best of times. If you are planning on moving interstate in Australia, you most likely have a lot of distance to cover with all of your beloved belongings in the back of a truck. It is recommended with this type of removalists, that you consider hiring a professional removalists to assist you in transporting your goods. A professional removalist can ensure that your goods travel to your new home safely, with ease. Once you have made the hard decision of where your new home will be, you will need to decide on a removalist. At Total Care Movers & Storage, we have put together some of our suggestions on how to book your removalist for your interstate move.

White Head, yellow truck to remove furnitures.

White Head, yellow truck to remove furnitures.

Determine your Move Date

When moving interstate, there are many details that will need to be considered in order to ensure that the process can run smoothly. More often than not, your interstate move will have a window of time in which you will need to have everything organised. If you are hiring a professional removalist for your interstate removal, they will be able to take some of the stress out of your hands and will be able to make many of the arrangements for you. In saying this, they will need your help to determine the pick-up date, to make arrangements to have your goods delivered to your new home in another state, by the time you arrive. The sooner you are able to provide a fixed date for your removal, the better chances that your chosen removalist will be able to service your moving needs, within your preferred time frame.

Outline your Moving Needs

No matter the size, every single removal has personalised needs and requirements. When booking an interstate removalist, don’t worry – they will ask you the right questions to outline your specific moving needs. In saying this, there is no such thing as too much planning, and some things you may consider outlining to your chosen removalist are as follows;

  • Does the settlement on both of your houses align, and are you able to move in right away? If not, do you require storage options?
  • Do you require a complete or partial moving service, such as packing and unpacking?
  • Are your options for moving limited to a certain time frame?
  • Do you have any items that require special care for transport?

If you are moving interstate and require some of these services, knowing this will help you in deciding which company will be the right one. Having the details of your move outlined from the beginning will help speed up the planning process.

Enquire about Extras like Insurance
Many reputable interstate removalists are able to offer more than just picking up and delivering your goods to your new home. Enquire about any extra services you are able to take on such as insurance. Do you have any expensive, sentimental or valuable items that you are particularly concerned about during your move that require insurance? Make sure to let your interstate removalist know about these items, if they have not already offered or quoted for insurance. Another thing that may be a concern for your interstate removal, is transporting your car or pets. Enquire with your chosen removalist and see if this is a service that they offer or are able to refer you to one of their preferred providers. Further to this, do you have any specialty items that may require specific packaging or protection? Many interstate removalists are willing to organise specialty packing materials when required, so ensure to let your chosen removalist know if this is something you may require.

Do Some Research

When booking an interstate removalist, it is recommended that you choose a reputable company. If you do not already know of a company that you would like to contact, do some research and source quotes from competitive companies in your local area. In saying this, it is important to know that not all removalist companies are operating at industry standards, rules and regulations. The best way to know whether an interstate removalist (or any removalist) is reputable is to find out if they accredited with AFRA. AFRA stands for the Australian Furniture Removalists Association, who regulate the industry standards. To become an AFRA member, the removalist company must meet the industry standards including in training and safety. When booking an interstate removalist in Australia, be sure to look out for accredited, reputable companies, to ensure that your belongings are in good hands.

When completing an interstate removal, there are many things to consider. Our team at Total Care Movers & Storagehave put together some of our suggestions on how to book your interstate removalist. If you are unsure about how to organise your interstate removal, give us a call for a quote, we are happy to quote your full moving service from packing, unpacking, and getting your belongings and your loved ones to your new home safely.