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The Most Predictable Movers in Melbourne

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“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.

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Best or Cheap Removalists Melbourne?

Should you choose the best Melbourne Removalist or the cheapest Melbourne Removalist? We recommend choosing the best, but if you are looking for the cheapest, remember that there is more to the price than the hourly rate. That’s just one of the factors. You might want to also consider:
  • How reliable are they?

    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.

  • Does their moving team have the right training?

    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.

  • Do they have the right equipment and the right-sized truck?

    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.

  • Have they got the right amount of insurance?

    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.

What People Say

  • 5 star review  Exemplary! Amazing service, wonderful to deal with. Totally professional, great value, packed and moved for us, then promptly collected used boxes. Can’t recommend highly enough! Thank you so much to all involved for making the move such a positive experience:)

    thumb Joanna Lenaghan
    June 5, 2020

    5 star review  Excellent, efficient and careful handling of our belongings. Zero dramas - highly recommend.

    thumb Sheryl Bartlett
    April 27, 2020
  • 5 star review  My first time using a moving company. Video walkthrough was a breeze. Vlad kept me up to date before the day. The guys on the day were efficient, thorough and approachable. Will definitely use them again

    thumb Michele Banks
    April 24, 2020

    5 star review  Moving house is such a stressful time however HomeMove were great to work with and we recommend them highly. Thank you Vlad for looking after us again. Jack and Fernando were great as usual.

    thumb Susie Minski
    March 19, 2020
  • 5 star review  Another excellent job done by HomeMove. I have used these guys about five times over the years and they are reliable, friendly and well-priced. I am very happy to recommend them always.

    thumb Adam Fletcher
    February 25, 2020

    5 star review  HomeMove moved my house this weekend. The team was on time and very professional. Was a nightmare move as we lived in an apartment building on the top floor with no lift. The movers laid down blankets through the house and on on the stairs in the building so as not to scratch anything. Super polite and a great attitude even when hauling massive fridges/couches down many flights of stairs. Will definitely be using HomeMove again.

    thumb Liam Farley
    February 16, 2020
  • 5 star review  2nd time using these guys in 4 months after having to sell and get a short-term rental. On time, really nice guys and very careful with our belongings. We did have a heavy furniture item which was damaged in the driving from A to B, and the guys have taken it and will repair it for me and drop it back to me which I think is very fair & reasonable as things can and do happen when moving home. Other than that, they were very careful, quick and used rugs when walking on new floorboards as well as supplied free hanging porta-robes to make moving the clothes on hangers so much easier! Would definitely recommend to anyone as these guys were recommended to me.

    thumb Tristan Tatt
    December 13, 2019

    5 star review  Very professional, polite and very efficient. Pricing was excellent as well. I will use again. I recommend this business to everyone.

    thumb jmccleave .
    November 18, 2019
  • 5 star review  I had a great experience with HomeMove, Ivan & Chris rang me 30 minutes before arriving to let me know they would be early, which suited me. They came through the house and checked how they would pack the truck. Ivan & Chris worked hard to get the job done in the shortest time possible. Vlad and his team are at the top of my list if I need to move again. Well done guy's

    thumb Selwyn Robinson
    November 18, 2019

    5 star review  Outstanding service delivered by Homemove - on time, efficient, careful and friendly. Thanks to Dave and Josh for taking such good care of all of my things throughout the move, navigating some tricky spots getting into the apartment and getting everything (especially the heavy items) all in the right place. I will definitely use Homemove next time I have to move... no question about that!

    thumb Tegan D
    November 15, 2019
  • 5 star review  These guys were really great! Vlad fitted us in at short notice and the boys were really great, kind and thoughtful. They did a great job with lots of patience and care. I highly recommend them and I am most particular, as they were. Thanks guys.

    thumb Lindsay
    October 22, 2019

    5 star review  Matthew and Dave helped us move today and they were beyond impressive. I'll definitely go to them each time I need to move from now on. They were generous, helpful, and hardworking with great integrity. They stuck to the agreed upon time, kept me in the loop with decisions making sure I knew what I was agreeing to. Very pleasant. Couldn't be more impressed. If only every company was this good.

    thumb Cailet M
    October 3, 2019
  • 5 star review  Its not often you rave about a service you have just received when you are tired at the end of moving day. We did just that. The entire experience was positive from doing our research as to which company to pick, changing moving day three times, to the team arriving on time and finishing earlier than expected. The team had 40 stairs to negotiate at one end and a two hour lift slot at the other, they were so efficient it was like poetry in motion. Nothing broken, scratched dented. If I ever move again, I will be calling. Anyone that I know is moving will be told about really was that good.

    thumb Heather Shale
    October 3, 2019

    5 star review  Would like to say a huge thank you and express how grateful I am for the move jack and Fernando completed for my partner and I. Will be calling to book in again later this year. Thanks again

    thumb John Collins
    October 3, 2019
  • 5 star review  This was my 3rd move in 10 years with HomeMove and there is a reason I keep coming back - they are professional, careful, friendly and good value. Ivan and Cody did a fantastic job of packing and moving and just made the whole thing less stressful. Thank you.

    thumb Melissa Hendry
    September 26, 2019

    5 star review  Great service and well priced. Movers were polite and careful and efficient. The best move I've ever had - they made it seamless.

    thumb Karen Heitsch
    September 11, 2019
  • 5 star review  Great service and well priced. Movers were polite and careful and efficient. The best move I've ever had - they made it seamless.

    thumb Karen Heitsch
    September 11, 2019

    5 star review  We recently had the pleasure of using HomeMove and could not have been happier - from initial contact through to quoting, So easy and pleasant, then 9.5 hours of amazing hard work by the Hero's that attended - my family all enjoyed dealing and working with the Hero's and they could not have done enough for us. Super careful and respectful. We will definitely be recommended HomeMove to our friends and family.

    thumb Wayne Cottee
    September 1, 2019
  • 5 star review  Wow!! Is all we can say. Thank you to the removal men Jack and Fernando for completing our move in half the time we thought it would take. The best part of the service not a single mark on any of our furniture or house. At the end of the day before leaving went into each room and positioned the furniture where we wanted it!! Thanks guys and thanks team homemove

    thumb Helen Walters
    August 21, 2019

    5 star review  Wow!! Is all we can say. Thank you to the removal men Jack and Fernando for completing our move in half the time we thought it would take. The best part of the service not a single mark on any of our furniture or house. At the end of the day before leaving went into each room and positioned the furniture where we wanted it!! Thanks guys and thanks team homemove

    thumb Helen Walters
    August 21, 2019

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Melbourne Moving FAQs

  • How much does a removalist cost in Melbourne?

    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.   

  • How can I save money when hiring movers?
    • Plan your move on a weekday to secure the best rates.  
    • Work with a mover that allows you to help them.  This shortens the move time and saves you money.  At HomeMove, you can help our removalists as little or as much as you like. 
    • Plan your move during the off-season.  
    • Pack your own boxes to avoid packing fees or work with a company that has flexible packing policies.  HomeMove customers can help with packing as little or as much as they like. 
    • Another way to save money is to take advantage of HomeMove’s Box Buy Back.  If you buy your boxes from HomeMove, they will come pick them up for free when you’re done moving and pay you $1-5 for each box returned.   
    • Another way to save money is to buy quality used boxes.  HomeMove sturdy used boxes are 20% cheaper than new boxes. 
  • How do I choose a furniture removalist?
    • Reading online reviews is an excellent way to identify the best options in your area.  Just be sure to look at a variety of online platforms to make sure you are getting an accurate picture of the companies’ success rates with customers.  HomeMove consistently receives top marks from their customers with a 5-star average rating across several platforms, including Google, Facebook, WordofMouth, and TrueLocal.  
    • Choose a mover that can help with disassembling and assembling your furniture.  HomeMove’s Home-Heroes carry basic tools and are happy to take apart and put back together beds, shelving, or any similar items.
  • How do I find a good removalist?

    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.  

  • How far in advance should you schedule movers?

    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.   

  • How long should removalists take?

    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.  

  • How much do removalists charge?

    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.  

  • How much does it cost to hire someone to move furniture?

    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.

  • What is the best moving company to use?

    The best moving company for you to use is a company that: 

    • Comes highly recommended, either through high online customer reviews or from friends and family. 
    • Offers adequate insurance for your move so that your belongings are covered in the event of any unforeseen problems. 
    • Offers a full-service move package.  It’s great to work with a company capable of handling every aspect of your move – from packing, moving, and unpacking your belongings, to storing the things you don’t need or don’t have space for right away.  

    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.  

  • What is the cheapest day to move house?

    The weekends are always the most expensive days to move, so stick to Monday-Friday to get the lowest price.  

  • What size truck do I need to move a 3 bedroom house?

    For a 3 bedroom house, you will need a 10.4 Tonne Truck which has a capacity of approx. 36 to 47 cubic metres. 

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