Before deciding on the right moving service to meet your needs
and fit into your moving budget, it's important to quickly review
the moving company options available to you during relocation.
Three moving service options
- Full-service: Full-service movers are
all-inclusive and will handle your move from start to finish. This
means that the movers will pack boxes and furniture into your
truck, drive it to your new home and unload your belongings for
The advantage to this moving service is that you will be working
with licensed professionals who will insure your belongings in
transit. Though keep in mind that you will pay more for this
service than any other moving option.
How do you know if full-service moving is right for you? If you
want to minimise time and stress during relocation and can afford
the higher price tag, this option is for you.
- Partial full-service: This service will
give you more control in your relocation, but you will still have
the benefit of working with a professional relocation
You will need to handle the packing and contribute to the loading
of your belongings into the moving truck. The moving service will
drive the truck for you to your new home.
This option is cheaper than a full-service move, but you do have
to be prepared to do some grunt work in packing and loading your
If you're moving within your city or close by in your state, you
can save money compared to if you were booking a full-service move
and still receive some help from movers on your moving
- DIY: Do-it-yourself moving, is quickly
becoming a popular option in Australia. If you want to save money
as your primary goal when relocating, this is the best choice for
Still keep in mind that you will be responsible for your move from
start to finish without the help of a professional moving company.
You will will need to pack, load, drive the rental truck and unload
your belongings yourself.
How to choose the best moving service for you
With these three basic moving options in mind, how do you know
which service is right for you? From a budget perspective, the
basic moving service that you can't do without is probably
This is the cheapest and most straightforward choice that will
allow you to save a serious amount of money compared to
From there, you can upgrade to a more expensive service based on
your moving needs. For example, if you're moving from
coast-to-coast, it's wise to invest in a full-service move to
ensure that all of your belongings make it safely to your new