Part 3 - The Process Of Moving All Your Questions Answered
Transport And Storage
So now you actually have to move this stuff! There are many transport companies that can assist you to move or store your goods. Here you will find a number of companies that offer a wide range of services to ensure your goods are taken care of during your move.
Tip – many companies change their rate depending on the time of the month you are moving. The end and beginning of the month is normally more expensive than moving in the middle of the month.
A cost effective way to move your goods is to hire a trailer or speak to that friend who has a bakkie. Roping in a few friends to help carry with a promise of lunch or a few drinks is also a good way to get your move finished easier and cheaper. There are also many fly-by-night companies in the classifieds that will move your goods with a bakkie and trailer. Just be aware that although the price may be much better, your goods may get damaged.
We took the trouble to contact a few recommended removals companies for you. We asked for some cost estimates to move from Cape Town CBD to Century City, approximately a 15km trip. This was for moving all the contents of a three bedroom home.
We found that Express Removals was the best priced for this move and the most expensive was Stuttafords. However it is important to note that various removals companies offer some value added services. For instance Stuttafords offers pets and car transport, removal of satellite dishes, cleaning houses and unpacking your items on the other side. They go as far as hanging the curtains and making your bed!
A&B Movers, a women owned company and BEE compliant, also offer a wrapping and packing service. Ira, from Goafer Mini Movers, is quick to point out that all his moves are personally supervised and all of his staff members are permanent. “We do not make use of casual staff, as I like to know my team and trust that the move will go smoothly.” Express Removals offers free boxes with your move, one thing you are sure to need plenty of. You can normally purchase extra boxes from the removals company and some self storage companies will provide packaging as well. Click here to view some packaging.