As exciting as it can be, there’s no denying that moving a house or business is a huge job. Whether you’re downsizing or upsizing, staying local or heading interstate, moving can be stressful. You’ll find yourself juggling details. You’ll also find yourself making multiple decisions, including what to take and what to get rid of.
To streamline matters, you’ll understand the importance of using a professional removalist to help you move quickly and efficiently.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a removalist company, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great removalist company?
Choosing the right removalist company can take the stress out of what can be a physically exhausting and emotionally draining experience.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a removalist company.
- Pricing. Ask your removalist to be clear about how much your move will cost. Make an inventory of what needs to be moved. Send your inventory to the removalist for accurate quoting. Some removalist companies even have online forms to complete. Be clear if you need additional requirements. This can include picking up or dropping off items from multiple locations, since this can affect the cost.
- Respectful service. You’ll want a removalist who treats your property as if it was their own. This means a removalist who takes great care with your belongings and tidies up when the job is done.
- Reliable. Choose a removalist company that commits to showing up on time and gets stuck into the job. This means a company that commits to working efficiently when loading and unloading.
- Caring staff. Look for friendly and professional staff who respect that they’re in your property while working.
- Additional services. If you’re looking for additional services, like supplying boxes, packing and unpacking, check online to make sure the removalist companies can help.
The best removalists in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Leader Removals and Storage has been operating in Canberra and surrounding areas since 1997, providing fast and efficient service at every stage of a home or business relocation. Professional and fully trained staff handle relocations with respect and care. Leader Removals and Storage operates in Murrumbateman, Yass, Gundaroo and surrounds. They also work interstate, including to Melbourne, the Sunshine Coast and areas in between.
Removalist and relocation services include pre-packing of removal cartons, container storage, specialised transport, and cleaning. Leader Removals and Storage also sells new and quality pre-loved cartons to customers as well as packing materials (including tape, paper and heavy-duty mattress and couch covers). Free estimates are available online or Leader Removals and Storage can visit client premises to provide a detailed quote so there are no surprises on move day.
Leader Removals and Storage use clean and well-maintained vehicles. Polite, professional, and courteous staff are experienced in all aspects of removals and storage.
Lisa Wilmot wrote on Google, “We’ve used Leader Removals and Storage several times over the past 15 years for big and small jobs. Staff are always courteous, helpful and professional.”
Quality Removalists have been moving homes and offices in Canberra and interstate for more than 10 years. The team values excellent service with all removal and relocation services. The team arrives on time and works efficiently and with great care, treating customer property as if it was their own. Quality Removals can provide boxes and packing material too.
Over the past decade, Quality Removals has handled hundreds of local moves for homeowners and business owners. Customers receive detailed, accurate and competitive quotes. The business is fully insured.
Quality Removals operates with fully equipped trucks and uses heavy duty blankets, trolleys, heavy duty straps and tools to dismantle furniture, white goods and other items. All vehicles have lifters to ensure safe transportation of all items.
Service is friendly and professional, with movers trained to be respectful when working. The team works hard to make each moving experience pleasant and stress free.
On Google, Alix Smith wrote, “Staff were professional, on time, and efficient. We were impressed by the care they took in moving large items throughout our home and they were sure not to bump any walls or furniture. The quote was accurate and the overall cost was good value.”
Capital Removal provides premium furniture removal and relocation services across Canberra and interstate. With over 16 years of experience, its team prides itself on being reliable, efficient, competitive and reasonably priced.
In addition to helping you move house or business premises, Capital Removal provides services including cleaning, pre-packing and unpacking, and supplying packing materials. So whether you’re relocating to a studio apartment in the heart of the city or to a five-bedroom home down the coast, you can be confident Capital Removal has everything you need to ensure a smooth move.
Here’s what happy customers Bec and Jamie had to say about their experience with Capital Removal in a website testimonial: “We would just like to thank you all for a smooth move yesterday. From our first contact with you guys it was all smooth sailing. It was helpful to get confirming phone calls and accurate quotes from day one. Thanks to the three great blokes who made a stressful day much less stressful!”
ACT Movers, a family-owned business, has been moving homes and businesses for more than 20 years, in Canberra and surrounding region. Moving with ACT Movers means moving with easy. The team of professional movers securely packs and safely delivers all items, even in the rooms of your choice. ACT Movers provides free online quotes, with competitive rates.
The team of professional and insured movers at ACT Movers provides a suite of additional services, including disassembling and getting rid of unwanted furniture. All trucks are fitted out with padding, straps and moving blankets, to protect items.
ACT Movers is fully insured. This includes staff, equipment, trucks, transit and public liability.
On Google, Josh Hawke wrote, “Extremely efficient and knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of the job. Alleviated all of the stress from moving …”
Family owned and operated, with offices in Canberra, Goulburn and the South Coast, Carmen Greens Furniture Removals and Storage handles all stages of home and business moves. They also provide storage services (short or long-term conventional or containerised), guaranteeing possessions are kept safe and secure.
Moving vehicles Carmen Greens uses are fully equipped, including with dust-proof packing blankets, lifting straps and trolleys, enabling movers to work quickly. The company is fully insured and doesn’t subcontract to third parties.
Carmen Greens is also willing to accommodate special requests, including carton pick up and delivery, as well as pet, plants and vehicle relocation.
Detailed and free quotes are reliable and competitive. Carmen Greens will also provide free advice to help with relocations and make them as stress-free as possible.
Dawson Moving and Storage provides local and interstate packing, removal and storage services. With fully equipped vans and experienced movers, Dawson Moving and Storage makes every move stress free. The team handles all aspects of a relocation, no matter how small or large. Detailed quotes are provided.
On Google, Paul Kirk wrote, “The team that did my removal was great. Very professional, helpful, fun and easy going. Best removalists I’ve ever had.”
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