What to look for when hiring a removalist?

Looking for removalists in Brisbane

Whether you’re moving from one house to another a block away or moving from one state to another there’s a lot to prepare, organise and consider. Finding Brisbane local movers might sound like it’s pretty easy but finding the right removalists when moving house is a lot more difficult.

Ultimately the removalists you choose should only work to detract from the stress and hassle of the day, not add more. That’s why finding the right company to help you move house is essential to making your experience as smooth and pain-free as possible.

How do you find the right removalists? What makes for a good, reliable and trustworthy company? This handy list aims to help you find the perfect partner for moving house Brisbane, Queensland and Australia wide.

Prioritise local removalists

Companies like Citywide Packers and Movers are the premier partner choice for all removalist needs because they’re locally based and owned/operated by locals. Packers and Movers, for example, has been in the business for approximately two decades and has completed over 3,000 moves. Why is going local important? Apart from the fact that they’re likely to have specific experience working and moving households in your area, local companies are also more reliable to source, vet and find recommendations from past companies for. Local businesses rely on word of mouth and referrals for their growing business, so they go to extra great lengths to provide excellent service at industry-leading prices.

Check their service offering

There are some removalist companies which offer exactly that: removals. Nothing more and nothing less. A top tier removalist company, however, will offer a range of services and extra offerings to really ensure you get the complete package. That’s exactly why Packers and Movers doesn’t just offer removalist services. Our team can pre-pack all of your possessions and home contents, complete the move, declutter your home, get rid of the rubbish and organise surplus stuff to be donated to nominated charity. We also offer secure short term storage to help take the pressure off our customers during their move. These are the kinds of services you should be expecting from your removalist company.

Transparent and fair pricing

Good, fair removalists offer accurate and upfront cost estimates before you sign them up for the job. With nothing to hide and transparent pricing, you can rest assured that you’re being taken care of without being taken advantage of too. If a removalist company is vague about costs and inclusions, that’s a sign to run a mile. Check to see if their package offerings include all the necessary details you’re after, such as the inclusion of packing boxes and the like. Companies without transparent and fair pricing are unlikely to result in a happy moving experience. If you’d like to get a quote from Packers and Movers, make sure to give us a call or simply send a text to 0411 182 208.

Comprehensive insurance cover

Take our word for it: insurance is a must! We’re not talking partial insurance that covers certain items under certain conditions. We’re talking 100% all-inclusive, comprehensive insurance guarantees. Citywide Packers and Movers offers complete insurance cover as our standard package offering. If we break it, we replace it. If we damage it, we fix it. Guaranteed. No extra charge, no extra stress. Any removalist company offering less than that should make you think twice. 

Relocation experience

Some companies in the removalist industry promote themselves as removalists but are really transportation experts and couriers. Others offer excellent decluttering and packing services but don’t have the fleet or expertise when it comes to relocating and transport. The right removalist company for you will have plenty of experience doing both. You don’t need to add the stress of worrying whether the company you’ve chosen has a big enough truck, will arrive at your new destination on time, or supplies the right packing materials. Make your life easier but simply going with the removalist and relocation company with actual experience.

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Honest and reliable

When you move and relocate you’re putting your prized possessions and valuable contents in the hands of other people; isn’t it worth ensuring that the removalists you choose are honest and reliable people who are genuinely committed to taking care of your belongings and getting your stuff where you need it to be safe and sound? So how do you tell if a removalist is honest and reliable? Simple: check out their reviews and testimonials. Nothing speaks the truth about the performance of a removalist company than the feedback from the customers themselves. 

Strictly punctual

Relocating means deadlines. Deadlines to pack your stuff up, deadlines to move, deadlines to be re-settled on the other side. When you’re looking for a removalist in Brisbane, or anywhere else for that matter, make sure to check their reputation for providing punctual service. You need to have peace of mind that your truckload of possessions will be where you need it when you need it. The Citywide Packers and Movers team draws on our many, many years of collective industry experience to scout the best transportation route for each of our customers. That way we can take into account changes in traffic conditions and even the weather to make our customers’ deadline every time.

Trust the specialists in all things removal

Keeping things on track during your relocation is often easier said than done, unless you use the above handy checklist to find one of the top removalists in Brisbane like Packers and Movers. There’s a reason why we’ve garnered a reputation for being the most trusted removalists in Queensland. From our professional friendly team to our end-to-end package offerings, we provide uncompromisingly high quality removalist services for the entire Brisbane community. Getting ready to move? Contact us today!

What you need to know about interstate removals

Relocating and moving can be simultaneously exciting and surprisingly stressful. If you’re moving from one home to another within the same city, or even to an adjoining suburb, the entire process from start to finish can take anything from days to weeks. 

Many people don’t initially realise just how complicated moving can be. Of course there are big items in your home, like furniture and white good appliances, that need to be physically moved, but there’s also almost always a surprising amount of additional stuff that needs to be packed properly and moved carefully. Not to mention the truck hire, parking, and unpacking!

Then there’s interstate relocation. Once you start crossing state borders and moving long distances, the complications increase and you’d be forgiven for feeling the beginnings of a migraine forming in your head. 

Luckily there are specialist interstate removalists Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne or any other city in Australia, like our professional team at Citywide Packers and Movers. If you are, however, still only in the planning stages of your interstate move, make sure to familiarise yourself with our important checklist of things you need to know about interstate removals.

Consider how you can make the experience more exciting

There’s plenty to be excited about when moving cities and states, but that excitement can often be lost in the tumult and stress of actually moving. Why not take the opportunity while you’re travelling from state to state to take a little break? Organise a holiday on the way. Stop over at a relative or friends house, or just check into a resort or hotel for a few days. Seeing as you’re packing up anyway, why not load the car and go on a mini road trip? You can design your specific holiday any way that suits you.

Familiarise yourself with where you’re going ahead of time

There’s a ton of stuff to organise before, during and after your interstate move. That’s why we strongly recommend you take some time, while you’re in a familiar environment to get to know the city that you’re moving to. Thanks to the ever-wonderful internet, Google street view, online eatery registries, and attraction reviews there’s not much you can look into before moving to a place. Nothing, of course, will replace the need to explore once you’re actually on the ground in your new home, but it will be invaluable to help your acclimatisation to gain as strong an understanding and accurate an expectation beforehand. 

Find the right interstate removalist company

Some brave souls might choose to pack, move and unpack themselves, but for most people the thought it understandably terrifying. The right removalist company will ensure that your experience is as stress free as possible. So, how do you evaluate which company is the right choice for you? Try answering these questions:

  • Do they offer comprehensive services including packing, unpacking, moving and removalist services?
  • Do they have experience and a reputation for high quality and reliable services?
  • Is their pricing structure transparent, fair and competitive?
  • Is their team good at providing ongoing and thorough communication?
  • Do they have strong inventory cataloguing processes, accurate time frames and the necessary moving equipment/vehicles?
  • Do they have experience with interstate relocation?  
  • Are they properly and comprehensively insured?

Take the time to do your due diligence with any interstate removalist company you’re considering. Check out their website, view their services and have a chat with them on the phone. The best companies will offer free quotes and project appraisals so you have some idea of what they can and can’t do and what price they can do it at. 

Don’t be afraid to ask

A lot goes into packing, removalist services and moving. We’ve found that the customers who ask lots of questions and are able then to put their concerns at ease find the entire moving experience a lot less stressful and more enjoyable. The more questions you can ask upfront to clarify exactly how everything is going to work, the quicker and more efficient the actual process of moving will be. 

Asking questions isn’t just about helping yourself with more knowledge and a greater understanding. It also means your removalist company will be able to understand your needs and expectations better and adjust their approach or plan for the job accordingly. While there may always be questions during the process of interstate moving, questions being asked late in the day could cause preventable delays. 

Think about your children and pets

Moving homes and changing lifestyles, especially if it’s from one state to another, can be difficult for children. Change is hard and children often don’t have the maturity their parents do to deal with the anxiety that change causes to their lives. Try involving them in the process of moving. Let them understand and take part in the inventory cataloguing and packing. By using a professional interstate removalist company to do the hard work for you, you can focus more on providing support for your children. Make it fun and an adventure and don’t forget to keep a couple of their favourite toys out so that they can play with them on the move while everything else is packed up.

By the same token, pets can also need readjusting to changes in environments and home, not to mention the stress of the actual journey. We recommend, depending on your type of pet and their natural disposition, checking in with your local vet for tips and advice for moving and travelling with your pet. 

Enjoy the journey!

Yes, moving can be stressful. Yes, it can be exhausting. But it can also be exciting. 

Remember to breathe deeply and just take one small step at a time. Everything will fall into place–especially if you choose a professional team to help you. Don’t obsess about the enormity of the task, just break it down into little jobs to do and you’ll see that it’s not actually such a big deal. Thousands and thousands of people move interstate every year, and you can do it too! 

Ready to get started on your adventure? Contact the experts in interstate removalists Brisbane to Sydney today on 0411 182 208. We’ll do all the work, so you can enjoy the journey!

Taking the stress out of moving – Stress free Brisbane Removalists

Do Stress Free Brisbane Removalists really exist?

Our team are committed to being the Stress Free Brisbane Removalists. Research has shown that moving house is one of the most stressful situations we have to deal with in life so it makes sense to look at ways for taking the stress out of moving. With moving there are so many areas involved i.e. finding a new home, packing, moving, finding a removalist, disconnecting and reconnecting services, new neighbourhood and more and juggling all of that as well as day to day life adds immense stress.

Why you should choose Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals for your next move ?

Whether it’s packing up all of your belongings, loading the removal truck or figuring out where everything should go in your new home, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a completely overwhelming experience. That’s where Packers & Movers Brisbane come in! We are professional pre packers and removalists in Brisbane that deliver a first-class service every time to our customers.

Need more convincing?

Here are 6 reasons why you should work with us as your stress free Brisbane Removalists.


With over 18 years of experience and over 3,000 customers, we know how to get the job done. We are efficient and careful with your belongings, and will take excellent care of your household items. Throughout our years in this business we have developed an efficient, smooth pre packing method to help relieve your stress. We will come in the day before your removal to pre pack your belongings and arrange your furniture so it’s ready to be uplifted the following day. On the day of your removal, we will load everything onto our truck and when we arrive at your new home, we will unload and place your furniture where required and we can also unpack for you on the same day.

Fully insured

At Packers & Movers Brisbane , we are fully insured, including loading and unloading insurance (this is not standard in the industry). We also offer an “If We Break It or Damage it, We Will Fix It” guarantee. This all comes at no cost to you, which is yet another way we remove all possible stress from your big day!


Our teams of 2-3 professional pre packers will arrive at the agreed time, and will pre pack according to your requirements.

On the day of your removal you can be guaranteed we will turn up at the agreed time with either 2-4 removalists, load the truck in an efficient manner. Our removalists share a passion and have pride to deliver an excellent service.

Competitive rates

Our teams provide local removals on an hourly rate basis, and interstate removals are by fixed quote. We believe that hourly rates are often less expensive than quoted rates for local moves, and this helps us maintain our guarantee that there will be no hidden charges. You only pay for the hours worked. All our prices include GST. Weekends and public holidays may attract additional or extra charges.

All pre packing, unpacking and removal services have a minimum charge of three hours. Travel and tolls are an additional charge. We accept payment by cash EFTPOS, or credit card. A bank surcharge of 2.5% is payable for all card transactions. Payments will be made at the completion of the job.

No Hidden Charges

Many companies will have you sign contracts that include fine print and extra fees. Not here at Packers & Movers Brisbane ! There are no hidden costs for our services even if your new home has stairs or if you have particularly heavy items. We embrace the stairs and could always use a good workout!

Owner Operated

Because we are an owner-operated business, we are highly connected to our clients. Unlike large companies, we get to spend time learning about our client’s specific needs and desires and can deliver exactly what is required. Thanks to our talented, professional & experienced pre packers and removalists, we can offer small to large trucks, to better suit your removal needs and offer a stress free removal experience.

Interested in our services? Get in touch today!

CALL: 0411 182 208

Home Removalists Brisbane – Cheap is not necessarily the best option.

Home Removalists Brisbane – Cheap is not necessarily the best option!

When you are looking for home removalists in Brisbane it is important to look at more than a cheap hourly rate.

Before choosing which company to trust your possessions with, we suggest you ask these questions:

  • Have they been in the removal business long? 
  • Are the removalists professionals or does the company employ cheap backpacker labour?
  • Have you checked their reviews and testimonials?
  • Do they have full insurance and offer a 100% guarantee? Public liability & transit insurance DOES NOT COVER YOUR ITEMS IF THEY ARE DAMAGED WHILE LOADING OR UNLOADING and nor does your home and contents insurance. 
  • Will they turn up on time?
  • Do they have removal pads and trolleys on the truck?
  • Will they put plastic on your mattresses for FREE? 
  • Can you speak directly with the owner?  

If the answer to any of these questions is NO then we suggest you keep looking for the company that can safely and efficiently move your belongings. Afterall, moving is stressful enough without moving and having your belongings damaged through carelessness (accidents happen but carelessness can be avoided). In the event of damage, if your home removalists are not fully insured you will end up with a far more costly move than you started out with.

Packers & Movers Brisbane are professional home removalists in Brisbane and offer a full or part service depending on your needs. We only employ local staff to ensure that they provide the highest level of care for our clients’ belongings. We also offer a completely female packing team that can pack your belongings in readiness for your move.

Call on 0411 182 208 to discuss our professional moving service or complete our contact form and we will get in touch to discuss how we can help you to have a stress-free move.


Have a Pre-Packer Help You Move – Citywide Packers & Movers are your spare set of hands!

Brisbane PrePackers are your spare set of hands for a stress-free move.

Are you moving to a new house? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Packers & Movers Brisbane can remove the overwhelm and create a stress free moving and packing experience.

Moving to a new house is high on the stress levels. To maintain your composure you need a plan.

What pre-planning should you do?

Here are some practical tips for your pre-planning:

1. Book your removalist. They are hard to employ on short notice.

2. Estimate the number of boxes you will need. Use quality boxes to save damage to your items and remove the issue of boxes falling apart during the move. Ask us about our cheap rate for quality moving boxes.

3. Work out a colour code system for each room. For example, a box with a yellow square of A4 coloured paper pasted on it will belong in the kitchen. You can show the removalists which room each box belongs in. This will save heaps of time and make unpacking and storing easy.

4. Have a container that can be carried from room to room. In it place, packing tape, ruler, coloured paper ( use to label boxes) scissors, Stanley knife, small stickers, stapler , black marking pens, Sellotape, pens. Train yourself to keep the contents in the box.

5. Sort belongings in each room and have neat piles for packing. Get rid of items you no longer need. Charity shops welcome goods and may come and collect them. This includes furniture. You could sell some goods on eBay and receive some cash for them.

6. Label each box with the type of content. A running sheet with box number, colour and contents will make it easy to find anything needed in a hurry. You can rate the importance of each box using stars. For example three stars for important, two for unpack soon. One star means the box can wait. Don’t mark the boxes with valuables in them and keep them as close to you as possible.

7. Make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy. Save your back and keep the bottom of the box intact.

8. The best rooms to begin with are the bedrooms.

9. Kitchen boxes can hold one heavy item and some lighter ones.

10. Use paper and old sox to ensure glasses won’t break.

11. Pillows and stuffed animals will protect precious items in a box.

12. If you have displays, you want to re-create in the new house take photos of the ones you have. Taking photos of electronic cords in place. Label each cord to prevent a lot of frustration and stress.

13. Put screws and small items in a zip lock bag and stick to the furniture they came from.

14. Empty drawer contents into one plastic bag and label the drawer they were in.

15. You can leave clothes on hangers and wrap in a bin liner. Label with small stickers.

16. Pack books can into a portable case with wheels. This makes them easy to move and to unpack.

17. If possible, draw a plan of the furniture for each room for the removalists. This means they can go ahead without you.

18. If possible, go to your new home and spring clean. Do this with the house empty.

19. Check the electric connections.

20. Prepare a snack box.

The best way to handle the stress of moving is to have help. Employ someone who can show you the shortcuts. A pre-packer is the person who can do that. Someone who will support you as you sort your belongings. An experienced pre-packer will help you organise your move. They will have checklists based on their experience. Our friendly Brisbane PrePackers are here to help you prepare and move with the least amount of stress possible.

Contact us today for a no obligation quote.

6-Point checklist for relocating in Brisbane

Relocating in Brisbane?

One of the first things you need to do if you are relocating in Brisbane is to contact professional removalists in Brisbane to lock in your moving date. The longer you leave it, the less likely your preferred moving date will be available because furniture removalists are usually booked up well in advance. 

Most of us have moved more than once, so we all know how stressful it can be on the day and in the weeks leading up to the move, so here is our 6-point checklist that should make your move go smoothly.

  1. Organise your packing boxes: Contact your removalists in Brisbane to organise the right type of boxes for your move, because retail boxes aren’t strong enough to protect your belongings.
  2. Declutter your home: Throw out things you haven’t used in years, sell other items or give them to charity. The less you need to pack and move, the less work your removalists need to do and the lower your removal costs.
  3. Book cleaners: Organising someone to clean your new home is a lovely treat for yourself because it’s so much nicer to walk into a totally clean home, instead of having to knuckle down and clean it all yourself.
  4. Disconnect utilities: Don’t forget to inform your electricity, gas, water and internet providers that you are relocating and make sure that you pay these bills before you move, otherwise they are likely to be forgotten when you move into your new home.
  5. Arrange insurances: If you have purchased a new home, you most probably organised your house and contents insurance at the time of settlement, but if not, make sure to do it before you move in.
  6. Redirect mail & update addresses: It’s amazing how many people don’t redirect their mail, hoping that the new owners or tenants will send their mail to their new address. If you don’t want to lose your mail, always redirect it at the post office and update your address with all your providers, bank, kid’s schools etc.

If you are relocating in Brisbane our professional and affordable removals and prepackers can help, contact Citywide Packers & Movers on 0411 182 208 or send us an email.

Tips on interstate furniture removals

Interstate Furniture Removals – it doesn’t need to be a nightmare.

Our professional team make interstate furniture removals stress free. Most of us have moved to a new property at least once, so we can all agree that house removals are often a stressful time for everyone concerned. However, it’s one thing to move to another suburb in your area and an entirely different experience when you are relocating interstate.

Organising a company who are experienced in interstate furniture removals and can supply all the necessary moving boxes is a good first step, but let’s back up a little and consider some of the other issues you will need to deal with when moving interstate.  

Finding a property

Your first challenge before organising your interestate furniture removals is locating a property to move to! It’s often a good idea to rent first, so that you can get a feel for the area (even though this means organising two house removals). Whether buying or renting however, you will be at a disadvantage due to the distance, having to rely on online viewings or asking a friend or relative in the area to take a look for you, unless you can spend the time to visit the area yourself to view properties (which is why renting is usually the better option).

One good solution if you are buying at a distance is to engage a buyers agent, who will know all of the state’s real estate rules and can make the entire process run smoothly for you and your family.

Decluttering before ordering your moving boxes

To reduce the costs of an interstate move it’s sensible to declutter your home first, because the more you take with you, the higher the furniture removal costs. Always ask for a number of quotes from different house removal companies and make sure that it’s a door to door service, because the more truck transfers that are needed, the higher the probability of damage to your belongings.

Re-engaging at your new location

Don’t forget to change the address on your driving licence and re-register your vehicle in your new state, as well as updating your insurance policies (car, home and contents). Parents will initially be consumed with organising their children’s new schools and of course, everyone will need to find the fastest way to school or work and explore parking or transport options.

If you want to buy or hire moving boxes for your next move or you need a fast online quote for interstate furniture removals, call us on 0411 182 208 or send us an email.

What do the best removalists in Brisbane offer to get your business?

Removalists in Brisbane

With more and more people relocating around Australia, the number of removalists in Brisbane has steadily risen to meet this demand. In this competitive market space, if house removals companies want to garner a larger share of the market, they need to be at the top of their game and give customers a good reason to call their business and not the competition.

Changing trends in Brisbane furniture removalists

What you will find is that the well-known and established removalists in Brisbane have already expanded their service offerings, because they pay attention to their customer’s needs. Listening to customers and acting on their requests is one of the easiest ways for a company to grow and expand, and that is exactly what we have done at Citywide Packers & Movers.

We don’t just offer plain and simple house removals services to our customers, we also have robust boxes for sale and hire, and we also buy back any unused boxes as well. Our customers really appreciate being able to return their unused boxes and receive a refund, and this is only one of the ways that we have listened to our customers.

Another service we offer our customers is an interstate service, because many of our customers move into and out of Queensland. If you search for ‘removalists in Brisbane’ you will find that some of them don’t offer interstate house removals, which shows that they aren’t responding to what the market is demanding.

Insurance is another way that we have an edge on our competitors, because we don’t just provide insurance that covers the transportation of your furniture, we also provide insurance that covers the loading and unloading of your furniture. This is because any damage that may occur, tends to happen during loading and unloading, but most other furniture removalists in Brisbane don’t offer this additional insurance cover to their customers – check it out for yourself.

We also make booking house removals easy online, offer packing and unpacking services and all members of our house removals team are fully trained in moving everything safely. We can move your pianos, fridges, freezers, pool tables and any other large or cumbersome furniture very safely and quickly, because we have all of the right equipment.

If you want removalists in Brisbane who have your best interests at heart, then why not call Citywide Packers & Movers on 0411 182 208 and ask for a free quote today.

4 Reasons why you need to use expert removalists in Brisbane

The budget is usually the reason why people avoid hiring removalists in Brisbane, but unfortunately, going it alone can often be more trouble than it’s worth!

Here are 4 reasons why not hiring furniture removalists in Brisbane is a bad idea.

1. You will have to pack everything yourself

Why pack early? Families need their clothes, personal items, computers, furniture and kitchen appliances just to live and businesses need everything to simply keep operating. However, if you hire removalists in Brisbane who also specialise in packing and unpacking (we do!), you don’t have to worry about any of it, as they will do it all for you the day before the move.

2. You will have to load and unload everything yourself

When you avoid hiring furniture removalists in Brisbane, you will have to load and unload everything yourself. Not to mention that you need to pack everything correctly on the truck to ensure that things don’t move around and become damaged during transit. When you hire removalists in Brisbane however, you can leave everything in their capable hands.

3. What about stairs, elevators, narrow entrances?

When you hire furniture removalists in Brisbane it’s their job to move everything from your property to their truck and then from the truck into your new property. They are the people who will have to negotiate stairs, lifts and narrow entrances, not you! Moving yourself can be really hard work and at the end of the day, do you really want to lift the family sofa up a flight of stairs?

4. What about insurances?

Will your policy cover any damage or loss to your belongings during the move? Professional removalists in Brisbane have insurance cover for loading and unloading, but they don’t always have cover for damage during transit. This is an additional cover that you need to ask about, before hiring your removalists (we have this additional insurance!).

In the end, the biggest tip we can give you is not to go it alone and not to hire a cheap removalist Brisbane, just to save money. Both of these options can cause you more angst and grief than you ever anticipated – always hire reputable removalists in Brisbane who can get the job done quickly, safely and on time.

Storage tips from the leading furniture removalists in Brisbane

Not every move goes to plan, even when you hire the best furniture removalists in Brisbane! For many of our clients, they find that their home has sold before they have found another property to purchase and they need to put all their furniture and belongings into storage.

Others find that their new rental property is rather small, so they decide to place some of their larger items in storage, until they can move to a bigger property. Timing isn’t always perfect, which is why these storage facilities can be a life saver for our clients, particularly if they move around a lot and regularly employ furniture movers in Brisbane.

Whether you require short or long term storage, it’s always best to hire a company that specialises in furniture removal to transport your belongings to the storage facility. This way, you know that they will arrive safely at their destination!

Here are five more tips to make sure that your belongings and furniture stay in good condition in storage.

  1. Check for repairs: Always perform any repairs before putting your furniture into storage, so it’s ready to be used when the furniture removalists in Brisbane deliver it to your home. Also, tighten any screws and make sure everything is in good condition, because if your furniture is stacked in storage, the additional weight can cause damage to the more fragile items.
  2. Can you take it apart? If you can easily disassemble large items of furniture then this will make them easier to transport and save you lots of space in your storage unit. It will also cut down on the time it takes your furniture movers to pack the truck in Brisbane, saving you money as well.
  3. Clean everything: Whenever furniture needs storage, it’s always best to clean it before leaving it in your storage unit. That’s because dirt and debris can encourage mould to grow and your furniture can smell quite unpleasant if it has been stored without first being cleaned.
  4. Protective wrapping: As experts in furniture removal, we know that it’s always best to wrap furniture in a protective wrapping when it is being stored for any length of time. This protects your furniture from any damage during transport to the facility, as well as on the return journey. You might also need to add extra padding between some items to make sure that they don’t rub against one another and cause additional damage in storage.
  5. Leave it to the professionals: If all of this sounds like a lot of work, then your best option is to leave it to the professional furniture removalists in Brisbane – we will pack and transport everything to your storage facility.

For more information on packing furniture and transporting it to your storage facility, call us on 0411 182 208 or send us an email.

Tips on getting the most out of your office removalists in Brisbane

Moving an entire office can be a huge undertaking and requires expert timing, which is why you need to select the best office removalists in Brisbane for your relocation. After all, every minute that you are not operating, is another dollar lost, and as we all know – time is money!

This means that you need to start preparing for the move well in advance, so that on the day, the move goes smoothly and quickly, and you can be open for business as fast as possible. To help you relocate to your new premises, here are our tips on getting the most out of your office movers in Brisbane.

8 weeks before your deadline

This is the time when you should have already selected and booked your furniture movers in Brisbane, informed your landlord that you are moving and have all your employees onboard. If your lease includes specific renovations on termination, then this is also the time to have a builder organised to step in as soon as you have vacated the premises. Start an inventory of all your furniture, supplies and equipment, decide what you will take with you to your new location and what needs to be donated, sold or sent to the tip. Organise the removal of these unwanted items in the next few weeks.

4 weeks before your deadline

Make sure that there is adequate parking facilities for your removalists in Brisbane, contacting the property manager or local council if necessary to make these arrangements. Inform your electricity, internet and phone providers of your moving date and new address, and arrange for everything to be turned on at your new location. Order new stationary supplies and business cards with your new contact details and backup all your important files to external drives or the cloud.


Contact all your clients and inform them of your new location, update your website and all of your social media platforms as well. Give any last minute instructions to your movers in Brisbane, then once you have checked that everything has been loaded, lock up the old office and follow your furniture movers to your new location!

For professional office removalists in Brisbane, call us on 0411 182 208 or get a quote online today.

Looking for a cheap removalist in Brisbane? Ask these questions!

Finding a cheap removalist in Brisbane is a priority for many homeowners or renters who need professional help moving from one location to another. However, basing your selection of Brisbane removalists solely on cost can be disingenuous, as there might be other factors that might sway your final decision.

If you are in the market for a cheap removalist in Brisbane, here are six questions you might consider asking before signing on the dotted line.

  1. How much experience do they have? You want to be sure that the Brisbane removalists who turn up at your home on the day are experienced in moving furniture. There might be a novice mover included in Thelma, but you need to expect that there will be an experienced person supervising your move.
  2. Do they pre-pack and unpack as well? Spending days and even weeks packing all of your belongings, appliances and other items can be a stressful time, especially when you know that the professionals can do it in a day or two! Unpacking is also one of the chores that homeowners and renters find that they don’t enjoy, so if your Brisbane removalists offer these services – it’s very good to know!
  3. Will they price match? Even though they might promote themselves as a cheap removalist in Brisbane, will they price match if you find an even cheaper company? It’s always good to compare moving costs between Brisbane removalists and have these numbers at your fingertips when negotiating costs.
  4. Do they offer storage? You might not need storage, but many homeowners and renters find that storing their excess belongings and furniture is a great idea. This works really well when you are downsizing, but still want to hang onto many of your larger items – just in case!
  5. Do they sell or hire packing boxes? If you need packing boxes, the costs can be really high, so it’s beneficial if your cheap removalist in Brisbane also hires removal boxes, cutting down your costs. If they also have a buy back service for purchased boxes, then that’s a win-win situation right there!
  6. Do they have a guarantee for any breakages? Most Brisbane removalists have insurances that cover loss or breakages during transit, not many however, also have insurances to cover loss or breakages during loading and unloading. This is an important point, because if something is going to go wrong, it usually happens during loading and unloading, not during transit.

If you want a cheap removalist in Brisbane who offers all of the above – call Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals on 0411 182 208 or get a quote online today.

5 Tips for saving money with removalists in Brisbane

At Citywide Packers & Movers, we find that many people move to a new house fairly frequently and this applies to both renters and homeowners, so the costs of repeatedly hiring removalists in Brisbane can add up.

People often relocate to suit their changing budgets and also to go where there is more work, a promotion or simply due to altered family circumstances. Finding a cheap removalist in Brisbane however, can be a challenge in itself!

If you need professional house removals in the near future, here are 5 tips to help you save some serious money during your move.

  1. Packing materials: Avoid having to hire too many packing boxes by keeping an eye open for boxes and packing material that you can put aside for your move. You will most likely need specialised packing boxes for the plasma TV for example, but clothes, books and the kid’s toys can easily be packed in plastic containers and other types of boxes.
  2. Reduce your belongings: The bigger the truck you need to move all of your belongings, the greater the costs charged by removalists in Brisbane. This is the time to sort through everything in your home, giving away certain items, throwing out others and only keeping what you absolutely need in the future.
  3. Hire professionals: This might sound expensive, but if time is your enemy and you need to be relocated by a certain date, it might be more cost-effective to use a house removals firm who can move you quickly. A DIY approach might be cheaper in money terms, but it will usually take you a lot longer to complete the move on your own.
  4. Don’t pay for cleaners: Not many of us like to clean an entire house every time we move, but it’s something that needs to be done. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars however, if you do the cleaning yourself before you move, instead of paying professional cleaners.
  5. Don’t move in peak hour: If you want a cheap removalist in Brisbane then avoid moving during peak hour traffic, because you will be paying for the truck to sit in traffic. This is particularly relevant if you are paying by the hour, so working out a time frame that minimises your costs to the removalists in Brisbane is a win-win situation.

A final tip is to make sure that the house removals company are fully insured for any loss or damage to your belongings, as replacements can increase your overall removal costs.

Why not get an online quote for your next move from the leading removalists in Brisbane?

Moving with kids on board? Check out the best tips from Citywide Packers & Movers

At Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals, we know how difficult it can be to relocate when you have a family and the children are at home. Whilst we all love our children, packing and moving when they are underfoot can add another layer of complexity to an already stressful situation.

This is why you need a plan of action that will make the day go smoothly and keep your children from being underfoot all day and possibly being injured. Brisbane removalists are professionals, but having young children racing around when they are lifting and carrying heavy loads can create an unsafe situation for everyone involved.

Preparing your children for the move

At the same time that you book the furniture movers in Brisbane, and if your children are old enough to understand that you are relocating, it helps to explain your reasons for the move and to familiarise them with their new home.

Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals have been around for a long time and we have seen how many parents help their children to cope with moving to a new home. For example, we know that showing them your new home and visiting parks and playgrounds in the area, helps children to actually look forward to the move, rather than stressing out about leaving their friends.

On the day of your move

With young children, it’s best to ask a friend or relative to give you a hand, either looking after your children while you supervise the move or taking them away for a few hours. This gives you an opportunity to focus on the move, ensuring that the Brisbane removalists have everything in hand, rather than spending your time worrying about the children.

If you don’t have anyone to help care for your children on moving day, then depending on their ages, you can give them a few jobs to do or occupy them with a few of their favourite toys. Furniture movers in Brisbane are well versed at moving families with children, so once everything is packed away in boxes, it won’t take long for your belongings to be loaded and you can be on your way!

Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals are the leading movers in SEQ – why not get a quote online today?

How to lighten the load of house packing and decluttering when moving to your new home

Are you are moving in the near future? Then house packing is going to become one of your main priorities very soon! Most of us however, have collected so much ‘stuff’ that decluttering seems to go hand in hand with house packing.

If this situation seems familiar to you, then your best option is to call a specialist removals company that also offers house packing services in Brisbane, as they can help you to declutter before your move. On the other hand, if the very thought of throwing anything away fills you with an attack of the vapours – here are a few questions that might help get you started.

Why did you collect all of this ‘stuff’?

House packing can make you face a lot of emotions about your belongings, so you need to ask yourself why you have ferreted away all of these items. These could be your old childhood toys or your late parent’s belongings, or maybe you have a wardrobe filled with clothes that no longer fit you or a penchant for kitchen utensils.

One reason we hang onto these items is because we often have an emotional attachment to them or we keep them out of a sense of guilt or obligation. Once you recognise why you have saved these items, it can often be easier to let them go and declutter your home. Understanding that you need to declutter can also make the decision to hire a company that specialises in house packing services in Brisbane easier as well.

After all, many of these items actually clutter your life – just think of the time it takes to dust or maintain some of them, as well as all of the storage space that is needed. If you know that you won’t ever use these items or you haven’t used or worn them in the past 6 months, maybe it’s time to send them to a new home?

Decluttering and house packing in Brisbane doesn’t have to be stressful, all you need to do is start early and take it slow. Decide which items need to be placed in the trash, which can be recycled, given to charity or sold, and which you want to keep.

For professional house packing services in Brisbane, call us on 0411 182 208 or get a quote online.

Moving in summer? Book your furniture removalists in Brisbane today!

Summer is the busiest time of the year for both piano movers and for furniture removalists in Brisbane, because most homeowners decide to sell their home in spring, resulting in a move during the summer months. This is most probably a popular strategy because parents don’t need to worry about taking their kids to school for weeks on end and they don’t need to change schools during the semester, disrupting their studies.

The problem with moving in the summer is the heat, particularly in SEQ where we have high temperatures and high humidity for weeks on end. Nevertheless, since spring is the best time to sell your home, you usually find yourself battling the summer heat during your move. So, if you are looking at moving home this summer, here are our 3 best tips for a stress-free move.

  1. Book now: If you have sold you home and need to move to a new house over the summer period, the biggest tip we can give you is to book your furniture removalists in Brisbane as soon as possible. With summer being a popular time for moving, you might miss out on your preferred dates if you leave it too long to make your booking. This also applies to piano movers in Brisbane as well, because if they also offer removalist services to their customers, they will be doubly busy over the summer holidays.
  2. De-clutter: To make your move as stress-free as possible, all furniture removalists in Brisbane will recommend that you need to de-clutter before you move. This will also cut down on your moving costs, because you won’t be moving so many boxes. Consider recycling some items, giving others away to charity or simply putting them in the waste bin if they are too old, outdated or broken.
  3. Pack early: If you haven’t booked a pre-packing service from Citywide Packers & Movers where we come in and pack everything a day or so before your move, you need to start packing early. Pack everything that you won’t need in the weeks before your move, leaving only the essentials to be packed the day before your move. As the leading furniture removalists in Brisbane, our pre-packing service is becoming increasingly popular as more and more clients realise the benefits of someone else packing all their belongings and furniture for their move.

If you need piano movers or furniture removalists in Brisbane, why not get a quote online today for your summer move?

Why do furniture removalists in Brisbane love autumn?

As the leading furniture removalists in Brisbane, we love the autumn weather, because the heat of the hot Aussie summer is declining and the days are clear and crisp. Many homeowners decide to sell their homes in the spring, but this means that they will need to move in the heat of the summer. This can put a big strain on your family, as not everyone can cope with so much activity in the hot summer days that we experience in SEQ.

When’s the best for furniture removalists in Brisbane?

If you are considering moving from one residence to the other then it is always better to move during March, April or May because everyone benefits from the cooler temperatures. After all, it’s no fun working hard outside when the temperature is hot enough to fry an egg!

Even piano movers in Brisbane, look forward to the autumn, because as experts in lifting very heavy and cumbersome loads, they really feel the effects of the heat in summer. Of course, sometimes your moving dates are out of your control or you simply must have your piano moved by a specific date. If you have any choice in the matter however, always look to move in the autumn with winter and spring being good options as well.

Autumn however, is the perfect time to move because it’s one of the least popular times of the year to relocate. This means that furniture removalists in Brisbane won’t be overly busy, giving you more chance of locking in your dates and at short notice as well. Summer is a particularly difficult time to move, not only because of the heat, but also because it’s the most popular time and removalists and even piano movers in Brisbane are usually working flat out.

The reason that summer is usually so busy is because parents prefer to move when their children have finished school for the year and can start afresh in a new school at the beginning of the next school year. If this isn’t a problem for you, then moving during the off-season (autumn) gives furniture removalists in Brisbane much more flexibility and homeowners many more options for their move.

When you are ready to book your next move, why not get a quote online?

Moving this summer? Book your moving services in Brisbane today!

With most people buying and selling properties in late spring and summer, booking professional moving services in Brisbane during spring ensures that you have your dates locked in securely. There are many reasons for summer being the season for moving, but basically it’s because the kids are on holiday from school and parents can also take time away from work to handle all of the logistics.

Another great service you can consider booking at the same time is house packing, because in Brisbane, the hot summer months it make hard work packing in the heat. Not forgetting that if you have really heavy objects like pool tables or pianos that need to be moved, it’s best to book the piano movers in Brisbane as well.

With so many people wanting to move during the summer season, most moving services in Brisbane become booked out, so if you leave it too late, you might not be able to book your preferred dates. So it pays to get in early!

If you are moving home soon, here are a few tips to help you get a head start:

  • Now is the time to go through all of your belongings and decide whether you really need everything. The less you need to move, the lower your costs and the less time it takes as well. So decide if you can sell, donate or trash some items to lighten the load.
  • If you are doing all of your own house packing in Brisbane, then start boxing up the items that you can live without until you move into your new home. If you have organised for your moving company to pack up your home, then you won’t need to bother with this step.
  • When you book your moving services in Brisbane, now is the time to find the local shopping malls, doctor and dentist surgeries, as well as the post office, pharmacy and of course, the transportation system at your new location.
  • Organise someone to look after your pets during the move. With people in and out of your home loading the truck and then unloading at your destination, pets can be forgotten and might even become lost. So always designate someone to look after your pets on moving day.

If you are moving in the next few months, be sure to book your moving services in Brisbane now and lock in your moving dates. Why not get a quote online with Packers & Movers Brisbane.

How do Brisbane removalists protect your belonging during the move?

One of your main priorities when you book Brisbane removalists is that your furniture and belongings will be loaded, transported and unloaded safely. No-one wants to find broken furniture or glassware when they unpack at their destination.

As specialist furniture movers in Brisbane, we have built an enviable reputation for ensuring that all of your possessions arrive safely at your new home. To help achieve this outcome, we also offer our clients a range of packing services, where we come in and pack all of your furniture and belongings, ensuring that they are packed safely for the move.

Apart from our packing services in Brisbane, here are a few other ways we make sure that your belongings arrive safely at their destination.

  • We wrap all of our equipment and the edges of your doors in thick bumpers or blankets that are designed specifically to prevent any hard knocks when we move your furniture.
  • As specialist Brisbane removalists, we have the right type of equipment to safely lift heavy furniture, such as pool tables or pianos.
  • As part of our packing services, we fully wrap all of your furniture, so that it doesn’t knock or rub against each other in the truck.
  • We secure all of your furniture, preventing it from moving around on the truck during transit.
  • If any of your furniture can be disassembled, this will make it easier to move through narrow doorways and stairways. We can disassemble your furniture as part of our packing services.

If you are ready to contact professional furniture movers in Brisbane, it’s best to ask whether they offer a pre-packing service. This is because professional packers know how to pack absolutely everything to prevent breakages during loading, unloading and transit.

Adding a pre-packing service onto the cost of your Brisbane removalists will no doubt increase your costs, but it saves you an enormous amount of time that you would otherwise spend packing before your move. After all, many homeowners spend months packing up all of their belongings with one mad rush at the end. Just imagine how good it would be not to bother packing at all!

If you are moving soon, why not get a quote online with Citywide Packers & Movers & Removals?

3 Tips for moving home with your pet – from your local house packing specialists

As more and more home owners use our house packing services in Brisbane, we tend to hear of problems they have gone through when organising their move. One of the most common problems is moving with pets, particularly when you have children and pets!

For example, if you are renting and you have pets, it is important that you make sure that the landlord lets you have pets at your rental accommodation, particularly if you are moving to a unit or a gated community. As Brisbane Removalists, we come across many families who have to give up their pets because their new landlords won’t let them keep pets.

This is only one of the problems pet owners can face when they don’t think ahead. So if you are ready to book your packing services in Brisbane, here are 3 more tips to help you have a trouble free move with your pets.

  1. Visit your vet before house packing: When you start packing up all of your belongings a few days before your move, you won’t have the time to visit your vet (unless it’s for an emergency). The problem is that you will need to take a copy of your pet’s records and vaccinations with you to give to your new vet. So book an appointment with your vet a few weeks ahead of your moving date to be sure that you have everything set.
  2. Pack all your pets belongings: Before your local house packing services arrive in Brisbane, make sure that you set aside a box that is clearly marked for your pet. Inside you can keep all of their bedding and toys together, so that they won’t get lost and are on hand at your new destination. You can also pack a box of their favourite biscuits and their bowls in the box as well. Don’t forget to pack a big bottle of water for the trip as well.
  3. Remember your microchip: Most dogs need to have a microchip ID, so don’t forget to change your contact details for your pet after you move. Otherwise, if your pet does become lost, you might not be contacted!

House packing can become a chore, so it is important that you don’t get so wrapped up in your packing that you forget about the essentials for your pets when you move. If you are looking for Brisbane Removalists and house packing specialists, why not get a quote online today?

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