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Canberra’s Best Removalists

By Emily Morris - 29 July 2017 29

Canberra removalists

This has been updated for August 2017

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 4 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 4 Canberra Removalists According to You

We read through your comments, complaints, and recommendations and created this list of the 4 best Canberra removalists.

Mitchell Family Removals

With over 30 years of experience, Mitchell Family Removals are a top pick among commenters. This locally owned business specialises in moving furniture both in Canberra, and in all capital cities across the country.

Colin, the owner of Mitchell Family Removals, prides himself on good old-fashioned customer service, and is happy to go out of his way to meet your unique moving needs. Whether you’re moving to a new house or relocating your office, Mitchell Family Removals are one of the best Canberra removalists available.

Your feedback demonstrates the reliability and five-star customer service Mitchell Family Removals offers: “Colin and Gary from Mitchell Family Removals were fantastic and great to work with. They were hard working and really helpful, and showed incredible patience,” wrote AnglicareACT.

White Knight Removal, Transport and Storage

White Knight Transport received the most recommendations out of all Canberra removalists. With 20 plus years experience, White Knight Transport is dedicated to providing their customers with a personalised service to meet their unique needs. There no job too big, too small, or too sensitive for White Knight Transport.

In addition to their Canberra and interstate removal services, White Knight offers an affordable packing services, as well as a box delivery service to make your move as stress free as possible.

Many of you recounted your positive experience with White Knight Transport. “Two loads and under five hours later a large three bedroom house and garage full of cr#p was transported to another three bedroom house with garage with a minimum of fuss and zero damage or breakages,” wrote Marty.

A great experience results in repeat business: “They’ve moved me 4 times now. They achieved a great job every time. Punctual, careful, efficient and I think relatively cheap,” wrote Matt0503.

Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage

Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage understand that moving house can be an unpleasant experience, so they aim to minimise stress with their popular Canberra removalist services. That’s why they were another favourite among our commenters.

As a family-owned business, Carmen Greens Furniture Removals & Storage are happy to put together a unique removal package that suits your personal needs. This makes them a cost efficient and reliable option. What’s more, they offer storage options, small-scale removal solutions, and obligation-free quotes.

Here’s what one commenter, KT67, had to say about their experience with Carmen Greens: “They did a fantastic job of our last move and charged by the hour with no hidden charges.”

ACT Movers

With over a decade of experience, ACT Movers will help you relax on moving day. Another family owned business, their friendly team offer reliable removal services – from one item to an entire house.

ACT Movers have a range of equipment, tools, and trucks to ensure the safe transportation of your belongings. In fact, they promise to treat your stuff as if it were their own. ACT Movers will also disassemble and assemble large furniture – just another thing you don’t have to worry about.

One commenter, AmyB, described their experience with ACT Movers as the “BEST MOVE EVER.” Here’s what they had to say: “The guys arrived on time, got started straight away, took very good care of our items & genuinely cared about making our move swift & successful.”

Who Will 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.

Comment down below detailing your experience with Canberra based removalists. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? And who would you steer clear of?

What’s Your opinion?


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29 Responses to
Canberra’s Best Removalists
MightyJoe 3:39 pm 13 Jun 13

I’ll give feedback on Whiteknight shortly, i’ve booked them for a move within the next 3 weeks.

dungfungus 8:28 pm 11 Jun 13

urchin said :

dungfungus said :

These team is the best but I am unsure whether they will come this far south.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/LakMmxg_sQg

Actually that is the precise company we used when we moved here from Japan. they were amazing and incredibly careful with our stuff (moreso than we are). i know not to expect anything on that level here but would prefer a company that won’t go out of its way to break stuff. last time we moved within canberra we got a broken tv and a broken washing machine out of it… :-/

anyway, thanks for the recommendations all – i will get estimates from those mentioned. much appreciated!

Are you mocking me? I mean no one on this blog ever says thanks to me.

urchin 6:25 pm 11 Jun 13

dungfungus said :

These team is the best but I am unsure whether they will come this far south.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/LakMmxg_sQg

Actually that is the precise company we used when we moved here from Japan. they were amazing and incredibly careful with our stuff (moreso than we are). i know not to expect anything on that level here but would prefer a company that won’t go out of its way to break stuff. last time we moved within canberra we got a broken tv and a broken washing machine out of it… :-/

anyway, thanks for the recommendations all – i will get estimates from those mentioned. much appreciated!

dungfungus 5:50 pm 11 Jun 13

These team is the best but I am unsure whether they will come this far south.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/LakMmxg_sQg

Nifty 4:31 pm 11 Jun 13

KT67 said :

Carmen Green, they did a fantastic job of our last move and charged by the hour with no hidden charges. They were the first removalists who worked out the huge recliner couch came apart which meant unlike previous removals the door frames didn’t cop a beating.

I was very happy with Carmen Green too; however my last move was 10 years ago. I also wanted to store quite a bit of stuff while I had work done on my new place: that was no trouble and, again, not too expensive.

Watson 10:06 am 11 Jun 13

JonnoR said :

Steer clear of two men and a truck. Used to be good but recent experience proves otherwise

I’ve used them twice in recent years and found them good. But it would very much depend on who you get on the day. Also, I’m probably not that particular about my stuff so my main concern is speed and cost.

emperorminge 9:17 am 11 Jun 13

Allied Pickfords did a great job last time I used them. Very quick, good price and importantly, zero damage.

Holden Caulfield 10:25 pm 10 Jun 13

JonnoR said :

Steer clear of two men and a truck. Used to be good but recent experience proves otherwise

Tell me more? I’m about to move house soon and was hoping to use them to move the heavier items while I did the rest.

DontFidget 9:35 pm 10 Jun 13

You are looking for a careful removalist in Canberra? Heh, good luck! Hard to find. What annoys me is most, it is mostly luck of the draw, depending on who is on the job at the time.

Anyway, if I had to tout one, I would go with one in particular, Beethoven Piano Movers. Despite the name, they do more than just pianos – they are bona fide heavy lifters and they are actually careful with your stuff. Yes, regardless of who is on the job at the time, they are well trained and actually take careful pride in their work.

btw, let us know how you get on.

(Whatever you decide, just steer clear of the ones that hack up a lung while you are on the phone with them, no matter how cheap they are.) Bad experiences_R_Us.

=)

KT67 8:34 pm 10 Jun 13

Carmen Green, they did a fantastic job of our last move and charged by the hour with no hidden charges. They were the first removalists who worked out the huge recliner couch came apart which meant unlike previous removals the door frames didn’t cop a beating.

Madam Cholet 7:21 pm 10 Jun 13

Can’t recall who we used about 10 years ago in Tuggers, but I do recall the guy who came to give the quote commented that we had nice furniture and that they would do certain things to protect it, for instance wrapping the legs of a piece of furniture to stop any scratches. When it came to moving the things none of this eventuated, and whilst we got through unscathed, I remember it as a lesson to ensure they do what they say for the money they will charge.

Matt0503 4:05 pm 10 Jun 13

I suggest White Knight Transport. They’ve moved me 4 times now. They achieved a great job every time. Punctual, careful, efficient and I think relatively cheap.

Kurrajong 2:43 pm 10 Jun 13

Mitchell Family Removals may do local. I have used them to move household goods twice to SE Qld with good results both times and no breakages. Personal service. I’d use them again.
Mob: 0418 430 422 / 02 6278 3621. http://www.mitchellfamilyremovals.com.au/

Roundhead89 12:24 pm 10 Jun 13

OT but in keeping with the political climate at the moment. I remember on election night 1996 – when Keating and Labor were defeated – Tower Removalists parked their truck outside The Lodge. It was a bit more imaginative than what happened in Brisbane last year when a fat lady sang The Carnival Is Over outside State Parliament the night Labor was wiped off the electoral map.

JonnoR 9:39 am 10 Jun 13

Steer clear of two men and a truck. Used to be good but recent experience proves otherwise

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