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Small Load Furniture Removals | Moving Tips

Small Load Furniture Removals | Moving Tips

Small Load Furniture Removals

Low-cost furniture removals service trusted by thousands of customers. Door to Door delivery. Any Item Size. Same Day service. Fixed prices.

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You may think that a small load furniture removal is less stressful and complicated, but unfortunately it can be just as daunting as a larger load.

Whether you're moving a one-bedroom flat or a large house, you must pack all of your belongings, load them, transport them and unpack them again.

One of the biggest questions when it comes to small load furniture removals is whether it's worth hiring a moving service, or should you just do it yourself. 

Well, we're here to help you answer that question and give our top tips for a smooth, easy and affordable small load furniture removal. Let's get started!

Small Load Furniture Removals — DIY or Hire Professionals?

You may be thinking — I only have to move a small load, why don't I just save the money and move it all on my own?

In many cases, this is a great idea, saving you time and money trying to hire a moving service. But this isn't the wise move. Sometimes, even with a small load, it's best to step back and let the trained professionals do their job.

To help you decide whether you should move your small load DIY or hire some help, here are some important factors to consider.


Small load furniture removal transportFor most small load furniture removals, you’ll need a bakkie, a trailer or a small truck. 

If you have a friend who owns a van, truck or trailer, ask them if they are willing to help or at least borrow you their vehicle. This will save you a lot of money.

Pro Tip: If you are driving the vehicle, make sure the vehicle's insurance is updated to cover you as a driver, just in case. Otherwise, the insurance may not pay up in the case of an accident.

However, if you don't have access to the transport you need for your small load move, then you'll probably need to contact a moving company and hire a vehicle and maybe some extra hands.

Type of Load

Type of Load for small load furniture removalAre you moving heavy, fragile or expensive items? Well then, they'll probably need a bit more TLC when being handled during the move.

While you and your friends and family can try to handle these items with care, you do risk breaking or damaging your belongings which can end up costing you even more money.

So if you're moving tricky items like heavy furniture, appliances or a piano, fragile items or valuables like art and antiques, then it is often best to rather put it in the hands of professionals who are trained to pack and handle these items safely. Most moving companies also come with built-in moving insurance which can protect your items while in transit.

Pro Tip: Not all moving insurance policies are the same. Goods In Transit Insurance covers you for any theft or damages as a result of an accident. All Risks Transit Insurance will guarantee your coverage in the event of damage or breakage. Find out more about moving insurance here.

The Distance

Small Load Furniture Removal Distance

How far is the drive to your new home? You should consider this when deciding whether to do it yourself or hire a professional furniture removal service.

If it’s only a short distance, and the entire load fits in a carload or two, go for it. This style of moving gives you ultimate control and flexibility over the whole process.

However, if it is a longer drive or long-distance move, it’s better to call in the professionals. They'll make sure all your belongings get where they need to go quickly and efficiently, in perfect condition.

Don’t stress yourself out trying to do it all yourself. Some things are better left to the experts.

Time and Energy

It all comes down to whether you have the know-how, eagerness, time, and energy to tackle a small move without the help of professional movers. If so, then go for it!

If you are adept at heavy lifting (on your own or with a friend), try and see if you can get the job done using a rented truck or your own personal car.

However, if you can’t spare the time, effort and energy to take on the move, hiring professional movers is the best way to go. Most movers also offer packing services and packaging materials, saving you loads of time getting all the needed moving supplies and packing it all yourself.

The Best Way to Take on a Small Move

When it comes to a small load move, hiring a professional moving service is the way to go. 

Yes, you may be able to pack everything you can fit into your car, rent a trailer and enlist the help of friends and family to provide some extra hands. But, unless it's just a few boxes that you can fit into your car for one trip, hiring a properly equipped vehicle and trained moving experts is worth it.

The extra initial expense can actually end up saving you more in the long run — whether it's from not having to replace damaged items that weren't handled correctly or using the extra time you have now to make more money.

Pro Tip: small loads aren't as expensive as you think, especially if you're smart about it and make use of cost-saving moving options like backloading or shared loads. Find out more about these affordable small load furniture removal options here.

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How to Find Low-Cost Small Load Furniture Removal Services

When it comes to hiring a moving company, no matter how big or small, you want to make sure they’re reliable and priced right. Finding Small Load Furniture Removal Companies can be hard, most of the big brands focus on bigger moves. You need someone local that people know and trust.

That’s where Wise Move comes in. Wise Move's moving company platform connects you to the top-rate and most affordable local moving services that perfectly suit your moving needs and budget. The service is free and there is no obligation to accept a quote.

That means you can compare prices before you hire someone or decide to do a DIY move. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Get the best moving quotes with the click of a button with Wise Move today!

Small Load Furniture Removals

Low-cost furniture removals service trusted by thousands of customers. Door to Door delivery. Any Item Size. Same Day service. Fixed prices.

9.3 · 3,531 reviews
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Barbeque Downs, Midrand
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Reviewed 44 minutes ago
Des and team did a phenomenal job, very friendly,efficient and handled the fragile items well once communicated. They even went above and beyond to help me with my donation boxes. Will definitely use their services again in the future.
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Reviewed 16 hours ago
Highly recommend! Mini move specailist are a really great and professional crew. They gave me a call to let me know when they were close by which made it easier for me to get every open and ready for them. They arrived on time and the were very efficient in loadong and unloading my furniture.
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Reviewed 19 hours ago
Pleasant and professional experience from start to finish, will definitely be using them again!
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Reviewed 1 day ago
The team was exceptional,from the office staff with bookings and clear communication around time and the allocated vehicle, the driver and his team showed up on time and even helped me to pack the few remaining items. Overall best experience by far!
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Reviewed 2 days ago
I am very impressed with the service and willingness to help. Great service
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