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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
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.
Quality Removalists have been moving homes and offices in Canberra for over 10 years.
They truly value excellent service as all their customer testimonials mention punctuality and professionalism being delivered on the day and throughout the whole process.
Ensuring your valuables arrive in the exact same condition is also top of mind for David and his team of removalists. They’ll even provide a tailored quote which means you get charged for only what you need and you won’t pay unnecessary fees or overtime. Quality Removalists come highly recommended for their competitive prices and even better service.
The icing on the cake is that David replies to all customer feedback and is building a community of happy customers. Here’s what some of them have to say: ‘They wasted no time, worked really hard for the entire duration and were very pleasant people to have around.’
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.
Family owned and operated with offices in Canberra, Goulburn and the South Coast, Carmen Greens are great if you need help with both removals and storage. They’re great at accommodating special requests, doing everything from carton pick-up and delivery, pet, plant and vehicle relocation, disassembling and reassembling furniture, supplying packing materials, packing breakable items like fine china or electrical goods, or even post-move cleaning. They even provide plastic covers for fabric items and portable wardrobes.
When you contact them they’ll arrange for one of the owners (either John or Paul) to come out and give you a personalised quote so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be up for. 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.”
Their vehicles are fitted with dust-proof packing blankets, lifting straps and trolleys so they can move heavy items quickly and they include fire, collision and overturn insurance for free. They’re also great if you’re moving interstate because they don’t subcontract to third parties.
Removalists Canberra specialise in local moves across all suburbs in Canberra, as well as surrounding areas including Queanbeyan, Yass, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Burra and Royala. Their prices are affordable and they offer packing and furniture disassembly, as well as rubbish removal.
While they can help with standard residential moves from houses, apartments and townhouses, they’re one of the few removalists in the region that cater specifically for office and commercial moves. Their removalists have been security cleared, making them a good option for government agencies and other businesses that handle important or sensitive information.
They’ve also received some good online reviews, with one Google reviewer (Aurea Antillon) saying “We had such an amazing experience with this removal company twice already. We moved over the weekend and i was sooo amazed of how they handled our stuffs….. Hence, they packed amd moved our things professionally! Also add to that, they are very friendly, on time, always go the second mile and would definitely recommend. Surely deserve 5 STARS”.
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra removalists.
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Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based removalists? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?