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The 3 Steps To Getting The Best Removalist Quote

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As exciting as it is, moving house isn’t always the most fun experience. But it doesn’t have to be as stressful or as expensive as you might think.

If you’re moving or around the corner interstate, removalist quotes can vary drastically depending on the removal company and the distance travelled. 

You want to make sure that you are getting the best removalist quote for your move to not have any problems with your relocation. 

But, with so many removalists in Australia to choose from, how do you know who’s going to give you the best quote? 

Follow these three steps below.

Step 1: Establish How Much Needs To Be Moved

The removalist quotes you are offered will vary depending on how much stuff needs to get moved. 

If you only need help with the basics, like a mattress and small furniture items, then there’s no reason for your removal company to provide anything more than a single van and one or two removalist team members. This is going to be considerably cheaper than if you needed an entire house worth of things removed.

You’ll also need to establish if you have any speciality items moved, such as a kitchen island, concrete table or piano. 

These items can be super tricky to move, so the removalist will have to factor in:

  • how big the removalist team needs to be, 
  • how long it’s going to take, and 
  • if the items need to be moved over a balcony (in other words, it won’t fit through any of the doors). 


You should also ask the removalist company what their specialty is. Some removalists can take your furniture apart and reassemble it when they arrive at your destination, which would be useful if you’re going into a new home that requires all pieces of furniture to go through an entranceway or lift. 

Some removalist companies offer packing services where professional packers come in and do everything for you. So, it’s worth investigating all your options before deciding what kind of services you need. 

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Step 2: Start Looking For Quotes of Removalists in Your Area

Once you’ve identified the size of your move, you can start looking for quotes from different removalists in your area. 

It’s always good to get several removalist quotes from a few different companies. This way, you can compare quotes and have a wider range of options to choose from. 

While Google reviews are a good place to start, it’s helpful to speak to friends and family to see if they have any referrals they can recommend. 

We would also recommend that you start planning well in advance – at least six to eight weeks before the move – so that you have enough time to get your ducks in a row and enough flexibility to work with the removalist company. 

The more flexible you are, the higher your chances of saving money and getting a better quote. 

What Should You Include in Your Quote Request?

To get the most accurate quote, you’ll need to include as much information about the move as possible. 

Here are a few things you should consider adding to your quote request: 

  • Location and access: be specific about the location you’re moving from and the location you’re moving to, and provide as much detail as possible. For example, specify if the location is on the third floor, whether there’s a lift or only stairs, where the parking is located and whether there’s a sloped driveway.
  • Budget: most removalists will have a fixed price for certain moves, but a good removalist can optimise the move in a way that suits your budget. 
  • Items: give as much detailed information as possible regarding the items that you’re moving. Estimate how many boxes you’ll need to be moved, how big the boxes are, how much furniture you’ll be taking, and how an approximate weight of the super bulky items.
  • Box rental: indicate whether you’re going to be supplying your own boxes or whether you need to hire boxes (or crates) from the removalist company. 
  • Insurance: removalists quotes will generally include basic insurance coverage, but if you’re looking for a bit more than basic coverage, make sure to specify exactly what type of coverage you need. 

If your budget allows for it and you’re looking for specialist removalist services such as packing and unpacking, make sure to include that in your quote request.

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Step 3: Choose Between the Removalist Quotes

Once you’ve submitted your detailed removalist quote request (usually via an online form), you should hear back from the removal companies within a couple of days. 

Compare removalists and weigh up all your options – don’t just settle on the cheapest removalists quote. You want to look for the quote that gives you the best value for money while still offering the best service and utmost care possible. 

When comparing quotes, it’s worth noting that some removalists will offer a preliminary quote based on the information you provided, after which they’ll come and complete a physical inspection of your premises – especially in cases where you’re moving an office or warehouse space. 

Once they’ve discussed the logistics with you, they can then send you a formal quotation. If you were detailed enough in your quote request, the formal quote shouldn’t differ too much from the preliminary removalist quote. 

If you’re happy with the quote and the terms and conditions, you can go ahead and book your move.

Why Choose ABC Removalists For Your Next Move?

Here at ABC Removalists in Sydney, our team of professional removalists pride themselves on giving you a hassle-free and stress-free move at competitive prices. 

It’s important to find moving companies and removalist services that you’re comfortable with, whether for removing furniture, packing your items, or dismantling and reassembling those pieces when they arrive at their destination. 

We have an amazing team of removalists who will offer excellent service and competitive removalist quotes on the cost of moving your belongings and advise on how best to plan the day so that it all runs smoothly.  

Our moving services start with basic packages such as one removalist and a van for small deliveries. We also have our stock standard two removalists and a truck. We offer all sorts of truck combinations such as truck and a ute, truck and a van or just one large truck for larger-scale moves, depending on your move needs.  

We also offer the following additional services:

  • packing and unpacking home contents into boxes or crates, 
  • cardboard boxes for sale, 
  • plastic moving boxes for hire, including free delivery and pick up, 
  • packing material such as tape, bubble wrap, butcher paper, 
  • storage (from day options to long term storage), 
  • interstate removals to Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory, 
  • regional moves across New South Wales, and 
  • commercial moves (retail, offices, warehouses, etc.). 

If you would like to book ABC Removalists for your next move, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps: 

  1. Request a free quote: remember to fill in as much information in our quote form as possible.
  2. Book your removal: once you’ve accepted the quote, book your moving date. 
  3. Sit back and relax: feel free to sit back and relax while we organise, pack up and move your furniture and belongings to your new location.

Otherwise, if you have any questions about our removalist quote process, get in touch with us today. 

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