Moving house is a huge job. There’s so much to think about: packing, cleaning, organising, getting rid of the old, purchasing the new… the list goes on. The last thing you want is the added stress of dodgy, unreliable removalists.
To help with this, we’ve put together the top 5 removalists based on your feedback. Check it out, see what you think, and fingers-crossed your moving day runs smoothly.
What Makes a Great Removalist?
Let’s clarify what exactly makes a great removalist company.
- Affordability. That means no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
- Respect. Workers must treat your furniture, boxes, artwork, and other household goods with care. And, they must do everything they can to avoid damage.
- Reliability. This means they show up on time and ready to work.
- Customer service. Service should be professional, friendly, and polite.
- Efficiency. Removalists should be experienced workers that don’t waste your time. They get the job done, and they get it done fast.
The Top 5 Canberra Removalists According to You
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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.
Established in 1992, this Mitchell-based removalist company have more than 20 years’ experience working throughout Canberra and the ACT. Possibly the biggest benefit of choosing them is their box supply service, where they can deliver all the boxes you’ll need for the move to you in advance so you can get everything packed and organised in the lead-up to moving day.
They’re also a good choice if you’re working to a strict budget because they’ll let you specify an hour cap so you don’t get any nasty bill-shock at the end of the day. They’ll deal with all the largest and heaviest items first, so if you reach the time cap you should be able to manage any remaining smaller items on your own. If you’re not sure how long you’ll realistically need, they’ll even send someone out to give you a time estimate based on the items you need moved and give you a quote based on that.
With a fleet of 3 trucks they can handle most types of moves, they have full transport insurance and also offer a post-move cleaning service if that’s something you want help with.
Dickson ACT 2602
This family-owned business have been running for more than 20 years and service the entire Canberra region, as well as other nearby towns like Yass, Murrumbateman, Queanbeyan and Royalla.
Their prices are good and they can help out with things like insuring valuable items for the move, disassembling your furniture or getting rid of unwanted furniture. They carry moving blankets and their trucks are fitted with padding and straps, so your things shouldn’t get damaged during transit. They also have a decent fleet of trucks and trailers in different sizes, so you won’t waste money paying for a larger truck than you need.
You should get really good service if you call them and speak to Yesu, with one Rioter (AmyB) commenting on how valuable his advice was helping them get ready for the move, and he even called them the night before to double-check they were still good to go for the following day.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Removalists. Hopefully, you’ve found the perfect removal company for your upcoming move.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Comment down below detailing your experience with Canberra removalists. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? And who would you steer clear of?