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Moving with uShip

Ever met someone who just loves moving house? Neither have we. That’s why we’re here to help make your moving experience as hassle-free and painless as possible. Using uShip means you have access to the most reputable removalists with the most affordable rates. Creating a listing and finding the perfect service is easy through uShip, because removalists will be vying for your business, giving you the ability to choose the best service available.

How to Move with uShip

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1 | Create Your Listing

The first step when using uShip is to create a listing. The most important thing to remember when creating your listing is to be as detailed as possible. We suggest making a complete list of all the items you are moving. You’ll want to clarify how many mattresses, bed frames, couches, tables and other furniture you have and what size they are, as well as how many boxes you have. Including pictures of your items is the best way to ensure the moving companies who contact you know exactly what they need to move so they can provide you with an accurate quote. It makes the entire process more efficient and is also a good way to document the condition your items are in before they depart for their new home.

Your listing should also include your desired budget, time frame and the level of service required. For example, if you want a removalist to pack and unpack your items for you, make sure you state this in your listing so the companies contacting you are suited for the job.

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Mover with two boxes on a dolly out the front of a removalist van

2 | Choose the Best Moving Company

The second step is to choose the best removalist. Now that your listing has been created, moving companies will begin contacting you with quotes as they compete for your business. Each company has a profile on uShip, so you can view their transportation history, customer feedback, safety records and insurance policy, allowing you to confidently choose the best rate with the most reliable service.

3 | Transport & Delivery

Now you’re ready for your household items to be transported and delivered to their new home! Before moving day, make sure you have discussed any concerns and asked any questions you may have. Make sure the removalists know the correct date and time for pick up and have clearly stated when your items will arrive at their intended destination. If you have a home that may be hard to access with a moving truck, make sure you communicate this with the moving company so they can accommodate accordingly.

If, for any reason, you experience any roadblocks along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us! uShip is here to make moving into your new home as stress-free as possible from beginning to end.

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How Much Does it Cost to Move?

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when calculating the cost to move. The size of the move, the distance and the service type requested all have impact on the cost. The moving cost for smaller sized, local moves is around A$300 to A$500, while larger cross country moves average A$1,500 to A$3,000.

For a more detailed look into what your move may cost, check out our cost to move page. Here, you will see hundreds of household moves completed through the uShip marketplace. This will give you a good idea of what your moving services may cost and an idea of how we work.

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Moving Insurance Coverage

Look at the moving company's profile on uShip to see what kind of insurance coverage they have. Licensed movers are also required to provide you with written proof of insurance. This certificate will detail their coverage and name their insurance provider. Feel free to verify the information on the certificate before you hand over your items. We encourage all of our customers to consider obtaining a third-party insurance provider.

Planning Your Big Move

Proper planning can eliminate much of the stress associated with moving out of your home. Making a checklist of everything that needs to be done is a great way to ensure you don’t forget anything. Don’t forget to disconnect and transfer utilities, change your postal address and notify your local Australian Post to forward any mail to your new address.

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Moving Tips

  • Know which moving service type is best for you.
  • Consider potential moving costs.
  • Know your removalist's moving history and customer reputation.
  • Know your insurance options and how your household items are protected.

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