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Question about removalists

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Pink Angel, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. I have my house up on the market and had my first opening last week. Good thing is that I have had two offers already, bad part is that I now need to start thinking about moving.

    I dont move too often and in the past, have always moved without a professional company. This will not be the case this time. :shock:

    I am just after some comments, what pitfalls to look out for, any recommendations of companys to use and any useful advice would be greatly appreciated. :grin:
  2. Heres my tip...

    Contact your local domestic violence support centre and ask them for a recommendation. I know this sounds bizarre, but here's the deal...

    I'm a social worker, although i moved out of social work 15 years ago. However, I did meet a bloke who ran a specialised removal service. His niche market was helping abused women get everything (and I mean everything) out of the house between 9am and 5pm. He was careful, fast and, because his clients had no money, he was cheap. He could also fight (hubby sometimes came home early) but you may not need this extra skill.

    So I got him to move my ex and I into our first house, and then into our second. He's retired now, but I reckon someone must be filling that gap in the market.
  3. wow, now that is a tip I never expected. Thanks Mark

  4. my 2 kids are social workers
    and my missus manages a self storage company site
    and yep
    ...you are spot on...the stories I hear ! :evil:

    oh and yes, I know of lots of recommended removalists
    in the Moorabbin/SE 'burbs area

  5. I was a removalist for a year or so .
    I also moved ladys out between 9am and 5pm ,we would take everything ,i felt sorry for the guys when they would got home ,there was a welcome mat ,and nothing else.

    Bet tips.... is make sure there got insurance ,no matter how good the company is ,if you pack every thing you own into a truck and then drive it around the crap roads of any state ,some thing will get scratched or broken.
    Might only be a glass cup ,or it could be a glass table.

    If you have really nice $$$$ stuff ,take some pic's or video ect ,of your piano or antique tables ,so if the is any debate about a scratch you can prove it wasn't there before the move.....

    If you have very fine china ect ,take it your self in your car.
    If your moveing local ,move most of the stuff your self ,get them to only move the large stuff ,it's cheaper if paying by the hour.
    And the most important thing ,never pack all the books in the biggest box ,as we can't pick them up with a broken back.LOL.

    Hope this helps you alittle.
  6. find a friend that has a truck licence
  7. whaddabout the truck...???? :LOL:
  8. Thank you for your really helpful advice there sleddog :LOL:

    Thanks for nothing Steve :wink: :LOL:
    (only joking :wink: )
  9. lol ive got a semi licence brigitte :p
  10. I used to work for one of the big removalists, and I would highly recomend going that path if you are going interstae...

    But definately don't bother for a local move, they are just to damned pricey for that sort of thing.
  11. And take adult toys with you too :p

    A mate of mine is a removalist, he just moved the new XXXXXX girl here into a new place a few weeks ago and looked in one of her boxes to find king size dildos :LOL:

    She sprung him looking in there too :LOL:
  12. No comment ,LMAO.

    But this one time ......... naa to many ladys on this forum.

  13. ooppps :oops:
    Umm, can I take that comment about thanks for nothing back and say that you are a really nice person? :LOL: :grin:
  14. Tip of the year! :applause: :applause:
  15. pack everything well and if moving washing machine on back of ute tape the lid down or will fly up and break
  16. Or face washing machine in the other direction. :wink:
  17. if u was in adelaide Id say budget car n truck rentals 4.2m van (3 tonne truck) mon-friday morning pick ups 24 hr bookings for $85.

    week ends or picking up after lunch on friday( as this then constitutes as weekend useage) prices increase $155 on a saturday and 95-115 on a sunday.

    couple strong guys and a small truck and u can get most houses done in a day with too much stress
  18. E W Hogan in mordialloc are a great company (used to work there) just ask for miles and you wont find a nicer bloke to deal with :grin: