Hourly rates versus fixed rates – what’s better when you’re moving homes?

Moving home can be expensive – there’s the cost of new furnishings, petrol to get there, a new mortgage, the emotional strain and the cost of moving stuff from your old house into your new home. Many people are unsure if a fixed or hourly rate for removals is better, with benefits and disadvantages to both options.

Fixed rates can seem a lot simpler as you know exactly how much you’re paying upfront. They give you reassurance in knowing exactly how much it will cost without there being extra hours added on or where you need your stuff delivered to. However, fixed rates are often a lot more expensive to account for any hours over the estimated time and can put a strain on your budget.

Hourly rates have a lot of advantages that fixed rates don’t. Although it may take longer to be transported as there is no fixed time limit, you only pay for exactly what you use. This means that hourly rates are often a cheaper option and also save you time because you don’t have to sort out exactly what you want moved or precisely where until the day.

An Australian company that deals with removals on an hourly basis is, All Purpose Removals. They are a privately owned, family business with over 200 vehicles for any removal situation. They can help you every step of the way with a premoval system, packaging materials and of course expert removals staff and vehicles. For more information or to request an obligation-free quote, take a look at All Purpose Removals online or call them on 1300 12 95 95.