Cost of moving house

Hire a home removal company or go do it yourself?

Unless you're only moving a small number of items a short distance, it's usually better to get a home removal company to do it.

Professional movers are strong, efficient and they're skilled at fitting everything in. It might cost a little more but it will take far less time overall.

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Pack yourself or get professional movers to do it?

Packing boxes

Having professionals pack up your household can lower stress levels. It can be good if you don't have the time, and it's worth weighing the cost versus what your time is worth. The moving company will give you a quote which covers all packing materials plus the cost of moving. This means there shouldn't be any surprises later.

Some companies also give you the option to partially pack yourself, so you can work within your budget.

Discuss breakables and safely store your documents and valuables.

Professionals will usually pack up your house the day before moving day.

How to choose a moving company

Whichever way you go, it's a good idea to get three quotes from different potential moving companies. Many companies will provide a ballpark estimate online before you request a customised quote. Once you know roughly how much your move might cost from the different companies, give them a call. 

Tips for choosing a home removal company

Don't just go on price. See how long the company has been around. Ask your friends and extended network for recommendations. Now you've narrowed your choices, call them and rate them against the following:

  • Are they helpful on the phone?
  • Do they provide packing materials and boxes?
  • Do they remove packing materials at the end of the move?
  • How many movers will they send for the job?
  • How long do they estimate the job will take?
  • What are their rates for overtime?
  • What is their insurance policy?  
  • What happens if they break anything?
  • Do they offer short term storage?

Our Fleet

  • Volvo Tandem Drive 14 Tonne -Tray truck equipped with container locks and gates.
  • Isuzu 9 Tonne Curtain Sider - Gates and ramp ideal for local furniture removals and general freight.
  • Toyota Dyna 2 Tonne - Racks, tail gate loader with 400kg capacity, ideal for removalists.
  • Mazda "Luton Peak" Furniture Truck - Fully equipped for removals of all types of local Darwin removal requirements.