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Deciding between moving all your furniture yourself or hiring a professional removalist, can be a difficult one for some people to make. Particularly those who haven’t moved home before or have relatively few possessions to relocate. If you now find yourself in the position of deciding whether to go it alone or use a removals company, then this is the blog for you.

Of course, as a removals company, we are going to say that everyone should use a removalist, but we know that’s not the reality. We also know that sometimes people may not know what to expect from a professional removals company or understand the extent of the great work we do.

We’ve put together some of the key reasons why you should use a professional furniture removals company.

1. Removals companies ensure your furniture and possessions arrive safe and securely in one piece

We’ve all seen utes stacked to the sky with hard and soft furniture driving across town. Living in the tropics, we’ve also seen the rain come crashing down. Aside from the obvious scratches and dents that can occur in transit, our weather can wreck our belongings with little or no warning. From warped plywood, to drenched mattresses; the Weather Gods have no mercy.

We pride ourselves in having the experience to know how to protect all kinds of furniture and possessions; so the risk of damage to your belongings is significantly less.

2. Removals companies have the right tools for the job

Whilst you may consider hiring a van to be a better alternative, that would still present some issues. Lifting furniture off the ground and moving it safely without causing damage is risky, which is why removals companies use specialist materials and equipment to move and protect your items. Even with a van, you may still have to make several trips across town to your new abode; so it quickly eats into your time.

A removals company such as Greater Northern Removals, provides a team of experienced removalists and containers that can lift all your possessions at once. We may make it look easy, but that’s because we have the right tools and labour for the job.

3. We easily transport oversized pieces of furniture

Ever wondered how you are going to get that display cabinet to your new home without shattering the glass? Or that large dining table out of your apartment without breaking your back?

We know it’s the big ticket, oversized items that cause you the most headaches and like Panadol, we aim to relieve that stress. By having the right skills and equipment for the job, we can move these safely for you.

4. We can help you move to wherever you are heading

It doesn’t matter whether you are moving to the next suburb, city, state or even country, our extensive network of professional removalists, ensures your possessions are transported safely and securely.

Let’s face it, no one wants to be crammed in a car full of bags and suitcases for hours on end, and you’d have to be really brave to take your beloved furniture down an unsealed road. Utilising specially equipped vehicles and Australia’s rail network, we move your belongings quickly and securely, no matter where you are heading.

5. Save yourself stress, time and potentially money

Whilst a few may consider moving house to be relatively straight forward and simple, for the majority of us, there are too many moving pieces (pardon the pun). So ‘outsourcing’ an element of the move that has the potential to cause a lot of stress, is a great way to reduce your to do list and anxiety levels.

Although you will pay for this service, it is likely to save you money in other ways. For example, you won’t need to hire a van, bribe your friends to help you move (only for them to cancel at the last second), or have to replace any damaged goods, should you drop something along the way.

6. Removals Insurance

If your move contains expensive, irreplaceable items, taking out removals insurance is a great way to add an additional layer of protection. Greater Northern Removals can provide removals insurance that goes above and beyond standard home contents insurance. This will give you peace of mind that if something is damaged in transit, it will be replaced. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, but we work hard to minimise any risk your move can bring.

7. You won’t break your back

Aside from making your move hassle free, when you use a professional removalist, you won’t be lifting or shifting your heavy furniture. As part of our value add, we will protect you from stubbing your toes, breaking your back or trapping your fingers in the drawers. Naturally, this only applies to the removal of your belongings, but we think making it in one piece to your new home is important.

With a lot going on, it is all too easy to injure yourself. We move people and businesses for a living, day in and day out. We might make it look easy but as with most professions, this is because we have done it countless times and adhere to tried and tested health and safety procedures.

8. We provide storage options if things change

Whether your move date changes, you get stuck in quarantine, or you just change your mind, we provide secure storage that means your belongings can be held safely until you’re ready to take delivery.

We know that sometimes home sales or location transfers at work don’t always complete when they are meant to, so having this option available, particularly when you are away from home, is invaluable.

9. We move vehicles, boats and other big toys

Whether you have a priceless collection of muscle cars, or jet skis and boats that entertain the family at weekends; we can move them all. We have invested in the right equipment to move your prized possessions safely and securely. This is particularly helpful when you are moving a fair distance and towing trailers, campervans, boats and any other big toys you have, just isn’t practical.

One of the added advantages we provide is being able to relocate your vehicle to either a depot near your new home for collection when you are ready or deliver straight to your door.

10. We can even pack and unpack if you want us to

If you’re on a tight schedule, our packing and unpacking services take the stress out of moving and throws it out the window. You don’t need to worry about wrapping and boxing all your trinkets and ornaments, we can do this for you. Our complete packing service includes high quality, industry standard cartons and packing materials, itemised packing, and custom wrapping for high value items. Leaving this to us means you can focus on what’s important, whether that’s your family, furry friend or simply relaxing with a cup of tea made using your own kettle and mug.