How Far in Advance Should I Book a Removalist?

Moving homes is a multi-faceted process that involves a whirlwind of decisions, tasks, and timelines. It’s like conducting a symphony where every instrument has its role to play. The violins of packing, the cellos of paperwork, and the trumpets of property handover—all must be perfectly tuned. But at the helm of it all is the conductor: your chosen removalist company. The question now arises—how far in advance should you engage this conductor for your move in Melbourne?

The Early Bird Gets the Worm, but How Early?

The general wisdom is—the earlier, the better. But let’s add some nuance to that.

The Busy Season Factor

During certain periods, like summer and the end of the financial year, removalists are swamped with bookings. If your move coincides with these times, booking at least 8 weeks in advance is not just smart—it’s crucial.

A Tale of Two Moves

Consider James, who moved last December, right in the thick of the holiday season. He reached out to removalists 3 weeks before his moving date, only to find they were all booked. Read More

What is the Cost of Hiring A Removal Company?

Moving is often considered one of life’s most stressful experiences, yet it marks the beginning of a new chapter, full of possibilities. At Brilliance Removals, we’ve made it our mission to transition you into this new chapter as smoothly as possible. Our tagline, “Your Peace of Mind, Our Priority,” is not just a catchy phrase; it’s a commitment we live by.

Factors That Influence Cost

When it comes to the cost of hiring a removalist in Melbourne, several factors come into play:

  1. Distance of the Move: The further you’re moving, the more you can expect to pay.
  2. Volume of Items: More items mean more time, and potentially, more manpower.
  3. Services Required: Need packing and unpacking, or perhaps temporary storage? Each service comes with its price tag.
  4. Time of the Move: Peak seasons and weekends may incur additional charges.

Let’s dive into what you can expect cost-wise, featuring real stories from our satisfied clients!

Testimonials: Hear From Our Clients

Rajakumar Close: “Absolutely amazing service from Gui and team! They were amazing and friendly and great with our kids and made the process so easy.”

Rajakumar’s experience illustrates that with the right removalists, even a complex move can be a smooth ride, and sometimes the extra services like child-friendly staff can make all the difference. Read More

How Do I Choose the Best Removalist?

Choosing the right removalist can be the difference between starting your new chapter on a high note or dealing with unnecessary stress and complications. So how does one make an informed decision, particularly in Melbourne where options abound? The answer lies in what we at Brilliance Removals refer to as the 5Cs: Credentials, Customer Reviews, Costs, Customization, and Communication.

The Importance of Credentials

Imagine you are entrusting all your worldly possessions to someone. Would you hand them over to just anyone? The answer is a resounding no. Always opt for removalists who are certified and accredited by organizations such as AFRA (Australian Furniture Removers Association) and ISO.

Real-Life Example: Brilliance Removals

We take pride in being AFRA and ISO 9001 certified. It’s not just a stamp on our website but a testament to our relentless commitment to quality and safety. Our staff members are trained to treat every move as unique, paying keen attention to details.

Listen to the Crowd: Customer Reviews

One of the most authentic ways to gauge the quality of any service is by listening to what their customers have to say. Read More

Are Removalists Insured for Damages?

Moving to a new place can be both exhilarating and stressful. While the idea of a fresh start is exciting, the physical act of relocating all your belongings can be fraught with uncertainty. Among the most pressing concerns many people face is, “What happens if my possessions get damaged during the move?”

At Brilliance Removals, we understand that this question isn’t merely a passing concern but a significant factor influencing your choice of removalist. That’s why we’ve decided to demystify the subject of insurance, focusing on Melbourne removalists in particular.

The Importance of Insurance: Why You Need to Be Covered

The simplest way to describe the importance of insurance is through the age-old adage, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

A Cautionary Tale

Take the case of Jane, a busy professional who recently moved to Melbourne from Sydney. She opted for a low-cost, uninsured removalist to save some money. However, her vintage chandelier didn’t make it in one piece. Jane had to bear the full cost of repairing her cherished heirloom. Had she chosen an insured removalist, the story could have ended quite differently. Read More

10 Ways The Removalists Industry Is Being Transformed By Technology

Every occupation and industry sector you can name will have been influenced by technology in recent years, which certainly applies to the removalist sector. Moving home or relocating an office might seem to some as just a process where everything is packed into a van and transported, and whilst that still forms part of what removalists do, everything done before, during, and after that happens has, is, or will change due to technological advances.

Here are ten ways technology is transforming the removalists industry to give you a clearer picture of what we mean.

Virtual (VR) Surveys/Tours

Virtual reality technology can be used in two main ways relating to a house or office move. First, the current property can be surveyed using virtual reality giving the removalists a fuller idea of what will be moved. Second, a virtual reality tour of the new property allows the client to plan the layout and thus specify which room each item is to be placed in.

Virtual Assistants/Chatbots

To aid with customer service and answer many questions from clients quicker and more efficiently, and it has to be said, at a lower cost than hiring customer service centre staff, removalists can use virtual assistants. Read More