At Access Removals we understand that moving home can be stressful and expensive. Our removalist prices are quite simple: we generally charge by the hour for our services.
This means the longer the job takes, the more it costs. We try to complete your job as swiftly as possible to minimise costs to you. The main things that will affect the time a job takes are:
- Access at collection and drop off point
- The number of items to be moved (any difficult items)
- The distance to be travelled
- How prepared you are
How access can affect the time on the job
Stairs: any stairs that we have to go up will take longer than level access. If there are no stairs we can wheel everything on flat trolleys. Whilst we like to think we’re pretty fit, it will take longer to travel a flight of stairs than in a straight line
Lifts: having a lift at an apartment may seem like it will save time, however it often leads to double handling if we do not have exclusive access. Time is sometimes lost waiting for lifts to arrive and how far from your property and the truck the lift is.
Walking distance: Long driveways can present a problem if they are too steep for our trucks and can also be tricky if a complex does not allow parking close by. In short, the closer we can get our truck to your property the better.
The amount to be moved
Every property is different and some places have a lot more furniture than others. The more there is in a property, the longer it will take to move. We recommend you downsize possessions before your move and not after.
The distance travelled
Local moves will always take less time than a similar sized move travelling a greater distance. It may also affect whether we charge additional travel time to cover our return drive to base.
Being ready for the move
A property that is packed and ready to go with clearly marked cartons makes for a much swifter move. The clearer you can be, the quicker we can move.
We understand some items are more valuable than others. Please let us know in advance of any particular items requiring specialised care, or any item that you believe may be difficult to move.
Please let us know in advance if you require packing so that we can have any necessary materials with us.
Removalist prices guide
Every move is different, however the tables below show a compilation of the data we have gathered from the last 5 years. Please note this should be used as a guide only:
*the prices listed under cost are the mean value for all moves of this type that we have done, rounded to the nearest $50.00
**on average, our removalists can pack 5-10 cartons in an hour (depending on contents)
We hope that this information provides useful for when planning your move.