“Predictable” may sound boring, but sometimes in life, you WANT boring.
You want an uneventful visit to the doctor or dentist. On holiday you want excitement at your destination – but probably not on the airplane.
It’s no different with movers. Your next home – your destination – should excite you. Moving there should not. Moving day is stressful enough already, without your removalists making it a nail-biter.
Bad removalists may sound like great value over the phone, but often will let you down on the big day. Often they damage your belongings, or don’t show up on-time, or work slowly and push you behind schedule. You end up feeling stressed and stuck. Most removalists work hard to win your business – and that’s the only hard work they’ll do.
If they don’t turn up on time (or at all), you are going to be stuck either completely unable to move on your planned day or paying a premium to a last-minute moving company.
Moving treasured belongings safely is not about hiring a bunch of big guys. Being able to safely move items while avoiding damage to the items, the stairwells and the walls comes with training and experience. It’s not by luck that HomeMove has 5-star ratings on every review website. Our guys are trained to ensure your move is smooth and problem-free.
A cheap hourly rate generally means less equipment and smaller trucks – which means the move itself will take longer. A cheaper rate, that takes much longer… is not cheaper overall.
Look: You want a reliable moving company that will take good care of your belongings. But if the worst does happen, you want them to be properly insured. Companies charging ultra-low rates have to cut their costs somehow, and this often means poor insurance coverage.
In short, choose the best removalist (HomeMove!), because we might just end up being the cheapest as well.
Not every move involves moving from one home to another on the same day. Sometimes, there is a period between moving out and moving in, and for that, you will need quality Melbourne moving services as well as Melbourne Storage. HomeMove provides both services in our modular storage facility. Your belongings will be stored securely and dry until you are ready to move in.
HomeMove provides moving service within the City of Melbourne, to surrounding areas, and also to Intercity locations including Sydney, the GoldCoast and Brisbane. We are not only well versed in the best days to move within Melbourne, but also the best times to drive on the highways out of Melbourne to ensure the speediest legal delivery of your belongings for intercity or interstate moves. We are also well versed in the various state Covid moving legislations and follow all protocols.
Moving during a pandemic is a challenge and lots of safety procedures need to be followed. Homemove can assist you with understanding and following these requirements. Our guys know precisely what they need to do to follow the Victorian government’s Covid Pandemic moving legislation.
It’s not every day that you move house, and it’s not every day that you entrust the entire contents of your home to others. If you’re anything like the average Australian household, the value of the contents of your home is well over $100,000. To protect your belongings and get everything from A to B… Continue reading How Do I Choose a Removalist?
Excited about your upcoming move but dreading the actual packing part? You’re certainly not alone. No one really loves packing, it’s a long process and it’s super easy to feel flustered or overwhelmed. But if you get your ducks in order before you begin and approach the job methodically, it’s a whole lot easier. Before… Continue reading Packing for a Move: The Complete Guide
Most professional removalists in Melbourne calculate fees at an hourly rate which varies based on the size of truck used and the number of movers. HomeMove offers various packages depending on the size of your move.
|Hourly Rate||Number of Men||Type of Truck||Vehicle Capacity|
|Medium||from $174/ph||2 HomeMovers||4.4 Tonne Truck||21 cubic meters|
|Large||from $194/ph||2 HomeMovers||10.9 Tonne Truck||47 cubic meters|
You can always choose to make the move go even faster by requesting an additional HomeMover. Depending on the day you choose to move, adding an additional HomeMover to any of the above rates will cost an extra $50-$75/ph.
Google is a great place to start to find a good removalist in your area. A simple google search of removalists in your city will give you a good overview of what’s available. From there, you can narrow the list down based on customer feedback. Going through the online reviews posted by happy (and not-so-happy) customers will help you identify the best candidates. Just be sure to survey several different platforms to get an accurate idea of a business’ success rate with their customers. With their 5-star average rating, HomeMove gets top marks from their customers across a variety of platforms, including Google, Facebook, WordofMouth, and TrueLocal.
In addition to online feedback, the old tried-and-true method of asking friends, family, and coworkers for their recommendations is another good starting point.
One to two weeks notice is the industry standard, and HomeMove even offers same-day service. Of course, the more notice you can give, the more likely it is that your ideal day and time will be available.
The length of time removalists should take depends on the size of your apartment or home and on how many movers are on the crew. Here are some examples:
A 1-bedroom flat typically takes 3-4 hours.
A 2-bedroom house is usually 6-7 hours.
A 3-bedroom house takes approximately 8-9 hours.
Many companies will charge a fixed price based on the estimated MAXIMUM time each part of your move will take. They always allow for additional time, so fixed prices reflect the maximum time your move may take.
HomeMove charges by the hour, which results in a cheaper price as you only pay for the time it actually takes for your move. We charge in ½ hour increments, rounded up. Additionally, customers pay a call-out fee which is measured in minutes by which suburb you live in. Feel free to call for an individual quote for your particular move or get an online estimate here.
That depends on how much you are moving. If it’s a small job where you’re just wanting to move a few pieces of furniture, a small studio, or a bedroom, you can use HomeMove’s small move rate of $174ph. For this rate, you get an expert removalist and a 4.4 Tonne Truck. If you have more furniture to move, you should consider our large move options.
|Hourly Rate||Number of Men||Type of Truck||Vehicle Capacity|
|Medium||from $174/ph||2 HomeMovers||4.4 Tonne Truck||?21 cubic meters|
|Large||from $194/ph||2 HomeMovers||10.9 Tonne Truck||?47 cubic meters|
If you have a very large house and big things to move like pianos, refrigerators, and beds, you will probably need to book extra removalists to help. Depending on which day of the week you are planning to move, this will cost between $55-75/ph for each additional removalist.
The best moving company for you to use is a company that:
With its high online customer satisfaction rankings, full-service moving packages, and insurance coverage, HomeMove is one of your best options for a trouble-free move in Melbourne.
The weekends are always the most expensive days to move, so stick to Monday-Friday to get the lowest price.
For a 3 bedroom house, you will need a 10.4 Tonne Truck which has a capacity of approx. 36 to 47 cubic metres.