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6 Things Most Removals Companies Won’t Move

Getting from A to B is without a doubt a lot easier with the help of a removals company. However, there may well be items in your house, loft or outside storage that many won’t be willing to move.

So you don’t get caught out on your big day, read on to check whether any of your belongings will require special assistance.

1) Animals

Your professional removals team will get their hands around most things, but sadly, your pet isn’t one of them. Animals within homes are a common issue for removals companies, as, believe it or not, plenty of home owners try to stack their cats and dogs outside their property ready for collection alongside their cardboard boxes. If you’re bringing your pet directly to your new address, they’re riding in the car with you.

2) Building Materials

Here’s another one you’re going to have to reconsider. If you’re big on your DIY game, it’s understandable for you to have surplus supplies lying around the house. However, if you’re looking to take a 500kg bag of concrete mix to your new home, you’re going to have to find your own way of getting It there.

This isn’t necessarily because removals teams aren’t equipped to lift items like this – it’s largely down to the vehicles themselves being unsuitable.

3) Hazardous Items

When you hear the phrase hazardous items, our minds immediately jump to plutonium and radioactive substances. And while these aren’t necessarily what we’re talking about here, don’t think that means they’re getting in the truck either.

The kinds of goods most removals companies will be reluctant to touch include fireworks, explosives (for good reason), opened cans of paint, and any other items that could spread fire if caught by a spark.

4) Server Rooms

Running a data centre from your home? You’re going to need a specialised team to help relocate it. These companies are backed by professional licensing that allows them to handle such sensitive equipment.

If you’re looking to move a home office or an entire office building, always ask the removals company if they’re qualified to handle the job before booking – especially if they’re going to end up in self-storage for a period of time after.

5) Small Motor Vehicles

Yes, really – surprisingly, a lot of Australians hire a removals company for relocating small-medium sized motor vehicles, thinking their service is general enough to cover their needs. However, this is another area that requires specific licensing. As with server rooms, always call your provider and ask in advance.

6) Grand Pianos

We’ve all seen those movie scenes where the unsuspecting bad guys run into a removals team carrying a grand piano down some steps. And whilst this isn’t the reason many teams won’t touch them, safety definitely factors into it.

The per-person lift limit for many removals teams is 25-30kg, and it’s unlikely you’ll have a team larger than 3 people in one van. So, if you’ve got a grand piano, you’re probably going to have to arrange its removal on your own. While self-storage is available for items like this, you’re going to have to work around their irregular shape and ensure they’re totally dry before dropping them off at the container.

Book Your Removals and Self-Storage with Us

If you’re looking for removals and self-storage in the North Beach area, you’re in luck – we offer an efficient, affordable service that’s perfect for most people’s budgets. Get in touch today for your free quote.

How to Arrange Self-Storage – Your Quick and Easy Guide

Whether you’re making the big move from house to house, or simply looking to free-up a little extra space in your home, self-storage comes in handy in more ways than one.

With Hermes Removals, arranging your self-storage couldn’t be easier. In this article, we’re going to take you through just how simple getting your self-storage container can be. Read on to find out more.

1) Pick Your Self-Storage Provider

Settling on the right option for you can sometimes be the trickiest part of the process. If you’re looking for self-storage in the North Beach, however, Hermes Removals is a great choice. Head over to our contact page to check our location and find out if it’s convenient for you.

2) Work Out Your Length of Stay and Unit Type

First things first – after you’ve selected your self-storage facility, the next thing you need to do is figure out how long you’ll need to store your belongings.

This largely depends on what you’re using your self-storage facility for. If you’re freeing up space for renovations or home decoration, for example, you might only need a unit for a month or two. If you’re moving house, however, a longer rental might work better for you, so you don’t get buried in brown boxes as soon as you move in.

3) Reserve Your Self-Storage Unit

The next step is to secure your self-storage unit, so it’s there on the date and time you need it. You can do this with us quickly and easily by heading to the bottom of our home page and filling out the “Get a Quick Quote” option. The process is completely free and we’ll get back to you within minutes to let you know if we can help!

4) Pack up Your Items

After you’ve booked your self-storage unit, it’s time to get packing. Work out exactly what you’re going to store, and get it boxed up. If you’re looking to store furniture, make sure that it’s cleaned, dry and wrapped up before it reaches the storage facility.

If there are any traces of damp, your furniture can end up damaged – and any traces of food can attract unwanted attention.

5) Arrange Your Transport

When booking with us, you don’t need to worry about hiring a van. We’ll send a team out to pick up your packed goods and drive them to your new storage unit ourselves, saving you some time.

If you’re in a pinch, don’t worry – we can usually arrange for your items to be picked up and stored within 48 hours. Just pick up the phone and let us know – it’s as simple as that!

6) Moving Out of Your Self-Storage Unit

After you’re done with moving or decorating and would like your items returned to you, simply get in touch and let us know. Either come and get them yourself, or give us a bit of notice and we’ll return them to you. If you’re moving abroad, that’s also something we can help out with. Get in touch and we’ll help you to arrange international shipping.

Book your self-storage in the North Beach area today. Get in touch now for your free, no-obligation quote.