How Much Does a Removalist Cost?

For many homeowners and renters, moving isn’t just a stressful event – it’s also an expensive one.

While moving comes with an inevitable price tag, you can lower your costs by being selective with your removalist.

Hiring a professional moving company helps alleviate much of the stress and pain associated with moving. By choosing a removalist with cost-effective pricing, you ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible – without breaking the bank.


Why should I use a removalist?

Whether you’re moving just down the road or heading interstate, a removalist is always a good idea. Moving is consistently ranked as one of life’s most stressful events and doing it without help is only going to add to the strain.


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A removalist company will offer a range of services for you to choose from to make your move as easy as you want it to be. A removalist can pack and unpack all your belongings, set up your new home for you, and some may even help with the clean-up process of your old home.

Professional movers know how to load the moving truck efficiently to ensure minimal chance of damage during transit. They also know how to correctly lift heavy items without causing injury. You’re also able to insure your goods in the event something goes wrong.


How much do removalists cost?

Most removalists charge by the hour and will quote you based on the type of services you require and the amount of goods that need to be removed. The rates will also vary based on the day the removal takes place, i.e. Sundays are usually the most expensive day to move.

With All Purpose Removals, you receive quality services at competitive prices. The average removalist cost sits between $129-$179 per hour (depending on the day of removal).


Be wary of moving companies boasting very low hourly rates – there might be hidden fees or low-standard services to compensate.



Setting a Budget for Your Removals

It’s important to decide on a realistic budget for your move so you can keep in control of your finances and avoid paying more than you need to. Create a template for your moving budget where you can keep track of everything with ease. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is the best tool to use as you can create formulas to do quick calculations as you need.

In your budget, you might need to include:

  • Removalist company expenses (fees, insurance, extra services)
  • Packing supplies (cardboard boxes, packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap etc.)
  • Transportation costs (if moving to a new city)
  • Storage fees
  • Professional cleaning
  • Move-in expenses (setting up utilities, appliances, new furniture for space).



What is included for furniture removals?

Services on offer will vary among moving companies but with All Purpose Removals, your packing, storage and relocation needs are covered. The team will provide you with a fixed-price quote on any of the services you require.

On the day of the move, two experienced removalists will arrive at your home and do an initial inspection. Once everything is good to go, they’ll position the truck at the best point of access and begin loading your belongings.

Need assistance packing up your belongings? All Purpose Removals provides all the required moving boxes and packing supplies to make the process even easier.


What can affect removalist prices?

The cost of moving will vary depending on your situation and several factors, including:

  • The volume of items that need to be moved
  • Distance from your old place to new one
  • Fragile items that require special care/equipment
  • The ease of access from your property to the moving truck
  • Time and day
  • Any additional services

These are important aspects to consider when budgeting for your move.


What other services does All Purpose Removals offer?

All Purpose Removals offers an all-inclusive moving service to assist you with your move, no matter how big or small the job is. Our full range of services includes:

  • Premoval
  • Unpacking
  • Pre- and post-removal house cleaning
  • Storage
  • Pest control
  • Car and pet transport
  • Office relocations.

If you’re after a removalist in Brisbane or beyond, All Purpose Removals is the professional team to trust. Get a quote for your move today.