Our team has experience of all types of house removals project in Auckland from large family homes to homes with a single occupant. We’ll get the job done efficiently and we’ll look after your possessions.
We are an owner-operated company with a history in the moving industry that dates back many years. We know how to make the process of moving home easier.
If you have been looking for cheap moving companies and/or furniture movers in Auckland, you’ve come to the right place. At Robertsons Removals, we are skilled and experienced packers and movers, plus we operate anywhere in Auckland. We offer competitive prices too. Select your options below.
Each member of our team has experience, plus they are friendly and professional. Our crews wear uniforms too, and they turn up on time. We also work efficiently and our prices for Auckland-wide and North Shore-wide removals are affordable.
How to Find & Choose Reliable & Cheap Moving Companies in Auckland
If you are looking for cheap moving companies and furniture movers in Auckland, you will know there are a lot to choose from. How do you make sure you are making the right decision? What are the things you should look for, what should you do, and what questions should you ask?
At Robertson’s Removals, we have extensive experience in the removals industry, including experience working with customers who have had bad experiences with other packers and movers in Auckland. So, we’ve put together a list that will help ensure you choose the right furniture removals company wherever you are moving to, from West Auckland to St. Heliers to Kohimarama and everywhere between.
Start looking as soon as possible
Cheap moving companies & furniture movers in Auckland that have strong reputations are in high demand. This is an important point to remember when you are looking for packers and movers in Auckland as you don’t want to leave it too late, or you’ll be in a situation where the best moving companies are all booked up, leaving you with the leftovers.
So, start your search for a moving company as soon as you can. There is a simple rule – it is never too early to start your search. As soon as you know you are moving, particularly when you know the moving date, get started.
Look for options
The first step is to find removals companies that you can contact. Start by asking friends and family for recommendations. If someone you know has used a removals company before, their experience will be invaluable information.
You can then use the internet, searching for things like cheap moving companies or furniture movers in Auckland. Depending on where you are moving to, it might also be helpful to search for Auckland-wide removals companies.
As you are doing your search, note down the companies you think might be able to offer the service that you are looking for.
Get more than one quote
Hiring packers and movers in Auckland is like hiring a company for any other service. In other words, don’t just go to the first company you find, and make sure you get more than one quote.
You are unlikely to have time to comprehensively audit all the house and furniture removals companies in Auckland, but you should get a quote from at least three.
Consider the costs involved
Once you have received quotes from the companies you have contacted, review them. It can also be helpful to compare the quotes you have received with the costs other people you know have paid for removals services.
Remember, though, you shouldn’t make your decision just based on cost. This is another point that is similar to other services that you buy, i.e., often the cheapest option is not the best option. There are other factors to consider, including the points below.
Check for additional charges
There is no set way for removals companies in West Auckland, St. Heliers, Kohimarama, or anywhere else in the Auckland area to structure their quotes. As a result, companies across the industry present their quotes in a range of different ways.
The type of quote you should be on the lookout for is the quote that doesn’t include additional charges. The best advice is to simply ask each company that has provided you with a quote to explain the additional charges they have and how likely they are to apply to the service that you need.
Check referrals and testimonials
Do what you can to learn about the experience of people who have used the removals company before. You can do this by reading testimonials or by speaking to past clients.
Is the company licensed and insured?
This is a simple one. All you need to do is ask the question. Even though it’s simple, don’t neglect it as being licensed and insured is a good indicator that the company you are considering is reputable. It’s an unfortunate fact, but not all packers and movers in Auckland are reputable, so the more information you can find before you sign up, the better.
Make sure the company offers the services you need
It’s also important to check the company you are considering offers the services you think you will need. If you have heavy, large, or cumbersome items that need to be moved, does the moving company have the required capabilities? Other examples are packing services and storage facilities – if you need these services, make sure the moving company offers them.
You could always go to another provider for these services but hiring different companies for different parts of your move adds to the complexity and can increase your costs. It can increase your stress levels, too, so it’s usually better to stick to one company if you can.
What about the vehicles the company uses?
This one can be hard to assess but do what you can. What you are trying to find out is whether or not the vehicles used by the company are modern, safe, and reliable. At the very least, ask the company.
Ask about the company’s moving crews
It can also be helpful to ask about the crews they use – the level of experience, the training they give their moving crews, how crews are supervised, etc.
Use your gut
Finally, trust your instincts. The moving company you choose will have a significant impact on the smoothness of the move to your new home. If something doesn’t feel right, trust yourself and go to another company, starting the process again if you have to.
12 Reasons to Choose Us When You Are Looking for Auckland-Wide Removals Companies
Reason 1 – We Offer Auckland-Wide Removals Services
Wherever you are moving from in Auckland, and wherever you are moving to, we can help. In fact, we can even help if your move involves a location outside Auckland. At Robertson’s Removals, we offer a fully customised service, tailored to your needs.
Reason 2 – Our Workmanship is Second to None
We take pride in the workmanship that we deliver at Robertson’s Removals. Every customer is important to us, and we work hard to ensure every house or office move that we complete not only goes smoothly from our perspective, but also meets the expectations of our customers.
Each member of our team at Robertson’s Removals is well trained, and they have experience in the removals industry. Plus, we have excellent quality control and management oversight procedures in place, ensuring effective supervision.
We respond quickly to concerns, as well. If there is anything you are unhappy about before or during your move, just let us know, and we’ll do what we can to resolve it. During house moves, the unexpected can happen. We plan as much as possible to minimise the impact of the unexpected, but we’re also ready to quickly respond to concerns.
Reason 3 – We Handle All Sizes of Job
Whether you are moving from a small apartment or a large family home, we are the team you can depend on. We have the trucks, crews, and equipment to handle any job, regardless of size, scale, or complexity.
This includes large office moves as well as moving single items, including large items of furniture. If you need something moved and are looking for an Auckland-wide removals service (or something more local), contact us.
Reason 4 – We Offer a Full Range of Services
We can help with all aspects of your move. This includes helping you plan for moving day, so everything is ready. We also offer a packing service where we will carefully pack everything in your home, so it is ready to go on moving day.
We sell packing materials, too. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and to get a quote.
Reason 5 – We Have the Trucks and Crews Required for Your Job
This is one part you can 100 percent leave to us. When you book our removals service, we’ll get an understanding of the scale of the job. We’ll then make sure we have the right truck and crew at your home on the day of the move.
Reason 6 – We have Reliable Trucks
This is a point that is often overlooked, but quality trucks and equipment are essential to a successful move. All our trucks and equipment are modern, plus they are well-maintained to ensure they are in as good a condition as possible.
Reason 7 – We Have Extensive Expertise
At Robertson’s Removals, we’ve seen and experienced just about all aspects of the moving industry. Different types of houses, access issues, items that need to be moved, etc. We’ve been there, done that, and you get the benefit.
In other words, we’ll use our expertise to ensure your move goes smoothly.
Reason 8 – Large & Heavy Items Are No Problem When You Come to Us
Following on from the last point, our expertise includes moving large and heavy items. We’ve got the equipment and know-how to get large and heavy items into and out of homes, and we’ve got the trucks required to transport them.
This applies even in situations where access issues are part of the challenge, such as the large or heavy item being on a high floor of a building, or where it is not possible to park our truck at the entrance.
Reason 9 – We’ll Make Moving as Hassle-Free as Possible
Moving house is stressful – we all know that. At Robertson’s Removals, we can’t guarantee that you will be completely stress-free during your move, but we will do what we can to take the pressure off you.
Moving people into new homes is what we do. We do it every day, and we’re good at it. So, while it might be an unusual or infrequent experience for you, it is second nature to us. This puts us in a good position to shoulder a lot of the stress of the day.
In other words, when you hire us at Robertson’s Removals, you are not just hiring muscle, equipment, and trucks. Of course, you will get all those things when you hire us, but you will also get a team who cares about the service we provide, and cares about ensuring the move itself goes smoothly.
Reason 10 – You’ll Save Money When You Hire Us as Your Packers and Movers in Auckland
Many people consider hiring a moving company as being an expense. Of course, there are costs involved, but when you take everything into consideration, you can actually save money when you hire us.
The move will be quicker, there will be fewer problems, we have insurance, we know how to move fragile items without breaking them – these are just some of the factors that you should think about when considering the cost of your move.
A few broken items, an extra few days off work because the move took longer than you thought, and the cost of hiring a truck, and all of a sudden, the cost of our services starts to look very attractive.
That’s before you factor in the stress and hassle element, which will be lower when we look after your move compared to doing it yourself.
Reason 11 – We Offer Bullet-Proof Reliability
When we speak to people who have had bad experiences with other house and furniture removals companies in Auckland, West Auckland, St. Heliers, Kohimarama, or anywhere else, reliability is one of the biggest disappointments they mention.
This could be anything from the removals company turning up half an hour late to not turning up at all to turning up with the wrong truck or not enough people on the crew.
When things like the above happen, your already high-stress levels can go through the roof. Therefore, reliability is one of the most important features of a good removals company.
You won’t have any problem in this regard when you come to us at Robertson’s Removals. We know the importance of reliability, so we take every step we can to make sure you can not only depend on us, but can also have peace of mind that you can depend on us.
Reason 12 – Our Crews Are Friendly and Professional
This is another point that is often overlooked at other removals companies. Having a friendly and professional crew can make a big difference to the success of your move. You’ll feel comfortable asking questions, and everything will go smoother.
At Robertson’s Removals, our moving crews are well-trained in customer care, and they know and understand the importance of good customer service to our offering. As a result, you can expect complete professionalism.
Top Tips When Planning Your Move
There are lots of things to remember, to do, to make sure you don’t do, to do differently, etc when you are planning a move. After all, moving to a new house is a big job. So, to help with the process, here are our top tips for planning your move.
Don’t buy anything new
Everything new that you buy and bring into the home you are moving out of is another thing that has to be packed and then moved to your new home. So, if you can do without the thing you want to buy for a little while longer, it is best to wait until you get settled in your new home.
Create a to-do list
Making a to-do list can really help you stay on top of everything that you need to do ahead of your move. It reduces the risk of you forgetting to do something and ensures you do everything that needs to be done before it is too late.
Our recommendation is to create the to-do list at least two months before moving day, adding to it as you need to, and crossing items off as you complete them.
Make an inventory
One of the first steps you should undertake when planning a move is to make a list of everything in your home. This will help with the next point, and it will help give you an understanding of the scale of the move and what needs to be done. It will also help ensure you get more accurate quotes, advice, and recommendations from moving companies, and it will give you an indication of the packing materials that you will need.
Start clearing out
Moving to a new house is the ideal time – if not the best time – to do a clear out of all the things in your house that you no longer need or use. It helps to do this using a step-by-step process:
- Start by making decisions on the things you are going to keep and the things you are going to get rid of. It is helpful if you can be ruthless with this part of the process. For example, if you haven’t used it, worn it, or thought about it in the last 12 months, get rid of it.
- For the things that you are getting rid of, decide which of the items you will be able to sell and start the process of selling them.
- For the rest of the items, decide which ones you can donate to charity or give to family or friends. Dump the rest – responsibly, of course.
It makes no sense to bring stuff to your new home that you no longer need. So, clear out enthusiastically.
Decide which rooms you will be packing first
You will need a plan of attack when it comes to packing. This applies whether you are doing the packing yourself, or you hire us to do the packing for you. The rooms that are least used are usually the best places to start.
Communicate with your household
This is a point that is often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of planning a house move. It usually becomes apparent when someone in your house can’t find something that they need, only to learn from you that it is already packed, so is buried in a box somewhere. Cue the arguments.
These situations, which are common, can be avoided by talking about the moving and packing process, and by getting as many people in your house involved as possible. At the very least, they should be involved in deciding what can be packed early and what needs to stay available until the last minute.
Furniture Removals Services in St. Heliers and Kohimarama
Good house and furniture removals companies in Auckland, West Auckland, St. Heliers, Kohimarama, and elsewhere in the Auckland area get booked up fast. This particularly applies at the weekend.
Therefore, make sure you book the date you need with your removal company of choice as soon as possible. At Robertson’s Removals, we tell our customers it is never too early to book. By booking early, you’ll avoid disappointment. Plus, it’s one less thing on your to-do list that you have to do.
Book a storage service
If you require a storage service as part of your move, you should also book this as early as possible for the same reasons as the point above. Again, it is about having the key elements of your move – the removals company and the storage space you need – in place long before the moving day.
File important papers
If your household is like ours, you probably have important papers in various different locations around your house. Bills in one drawer, insurance documents somewhere else, bank statements on the home office desk, etc, etc.
Therefore, it is a good idea to get all these important documents and papers together into one place, so they are ready for moving and won’t be lost in the process. This is one of the things that you can do quite early on – just make sure that new documents that arrive are filed away too.
Order your packing materials
If you haven’t booked our packing service, make sure you order your packing materials in advance. We recommend you order packing materials at least one month before moving day, although if you are starting to pack before this point, you will need the packing materials earlier. Also, make sure you order enough. The inventory of items in your house that you created earlier should help with this.
This one almost goes without saying… except that many, many people leave packing until it is too late. Then there is a mad rush to get it done, sitting up to all hours of the morning wrapping, boxing, and taping while trying to stay awake and simultaneously keep the stress levels down.
So, start packing as soon as you can, beginning with the things in your house that you need the least.
Make sure you label the boxes that you pack as you go, so you know what is in them. In relation to labelling boxes, don’t just put the room on the box. It is more beneficial if you put the room and then also give an indication of what is inside. This will stop people, including yourself, from prising open the box a little to check if that thing you are looking for is inside.
Also, if you have storage space in the home you are moving out of, like a garage, use it. This will free up space inside your house for the next point on this list.
Clean while packing
Cleaning is an important part of moving to a new house, particularly if you are moving out of a rented house. One thing that can help is to clean as you pack. In other words, as you pack items away, clean the area that they came from.
By cleaning as you go, it will be much easier and quicker to do your final clean at the end of the process, when the house is completely cleared.
Get someone in to clean the oven
It can be helpful to bring in professional cleaners once your house is all packed up, particularly if you are moving out of a rented house. That is an added expense, however, so you might want to do the cleaning yourself.
There is one part of your house that we recommend you don’t try to clean yourself, though, and that’s your oven. Cleaning an oven is not a pleasant job. It’s time-consuming, too, and when you are moving to a new house, time is something that is in short supply.
So, we recommend that you hire a professional to come and clean your oven. It will be money well spent.
Take photos of the house
Staying on the theme of moving out of a rented property, make sure you take photos of everything, especially when you have all your stuff moved out. The property manager or letting agent is likely to take photos, too, but it is good if you have your own. This will help if there are any disputes in relation to getting your deposit back.
Let utility companies and other services know
You will to need inform utility companies and any other companies that provide services to your home that you will need to cancel or transfer the service. Usually these companies need advance notice, so make sure you inform them in time.
It can help early in the process to make a list of all the companies this applies to. You can then check each one off your list as you communicate with them.
Arrange for service connections at your new home
The flip side of the above point is that you will need to arrange for utilities and other services to be installed and set up in your new home. Make sure you do this in the weeks before moving day, too, so everything is ready when you move in.
These companies you will be contacting will have well-adapted processes for helping people moving to a new house get set up with the service they provide. As long as you give them enough notice, there shouldn’t be any hassles or issues.
Take stock about two weeks from the moving date
About two weeks from moving day is a good time to review your progress and assess what you have done and what you still have to do. Most of the things on this list up to this point should be completed by the two-week point before you are due to move. Plus, most of your belongings should be packed.
If this is not the case, you will need to pick up the pace to ensure you are ready on moving day.
Remember also that we are always here to help at Robertson’s Removals. With our extensive experience and expertise, we’ll do what we can to ensure you are ready for moving day.
Plan for the day of the move
You will need to put a plan in place for moving day. This includes listing the essentials you will need, planning who will drive and travel in what cars, the number of trips you think you might need to make, who will look after the dog, what you will eat, what you will wear, who is going to help, etc.
The more you can plan in advance, the easier that moving day will be.
One thing to point out when doing your planning concerns other people helping on moving day. There is the old saying that many hands make light work. However, from our experience, too many people involved when moving to a new house can be a hinderance rather than a help. This particularly applies if the people “helping” want to spend their time supervising rather than doing. Therefore, think carefully about who you ask to help.
Pack your moving day essentials
You will need to pack some moving day essentials on the assumption that you won’t be able to access everything that you need on the first day/night in your new home. Some of the things you should pack include phone chargers, sheets and pillowcases, pyjamas, towels, toiletries, cleaning materials, garbage bags, and toilet paper.
Fresh clothing is also important, and you should think about food, making sure you have small quantities of the essentials – enough to get your through a day or two while you eat takeaway food and ready-made sandwiches.
Confirm everything is ready with your removals company
Ahead of moving day, get in touch with your removals company if they have not been in contact already to make sure everything is in place and ready to go. Confirm they have the correct address, go over access issues again if required, and anything else that is important.
Successful house moves happen because of good planning, so leave nothing to chance.
Plan where you are going to put things in your new home
By this stage, you’ve probably already started thinking about how you are going to layout your new home. You’ll also need to plan where things should go, so you can direct where the removal crew should put the boxes they carry into your new home. It will be easier in the days and weeks after the move if everything is in the right rooms.
Do a dry run of the route
This one sounds like it is out of a heist movie, but it can help. Unless you know the area you are moving to well, it can be beneficial to plan the route you will take on moving day and then do a dry run, ideally on the same day of the week and at the same time you expect to be making the journey on moving day.
The benefit of this is to identify anything that could cause an unnecessary delay, such as road works that you are not aware of or heavy traffic at particular junctions.
This point is a small one, but it can make a big difference on the day, especially in relation to your stress levels. After all, the last thing you want is to be sitting in a traffic jam while the removals truck (which took a different route) is trundling on to your new home.
Change your address
It is important that you change your address with the various service provides that you use before you move. Examples include your bank, insurance provider, the council, your mobile phone company, etc.
You should also set up mail forwarding at NZ Post, as it’s impossible to inform everyone about your new address.
Only buy what you need
This has been touched on in a previous point, but it is worth expanding on here. Over the period that you are moving to a new house (the day before moving day, moving day, and the days that follow moving day), you probably won’t want to cook. Therefore, don’t buy lots of food. If you do, it will need to be moved from your old house to your new one, and lots of it might go off.
So, only buy the essentials. As for your meals, buy ready-made sandwiches, takeaway food, and eat with family or friends until you get settled. You’ll be sick of pizza after a few days, but it’s easier ordering takeaway than trying to cook in the middle of a move.
Arrange for someone to look after the kids
Children are usually excited about moving home, but that excitement only lasts so long. What follows the excitement is boredom. That isn’t fair on them, and it can distract you during the move, causing added stress.
You also need to factor in the safety element of a move. After all, there is a lot of carrying boxes, using trolleys, moving heavy appliances, etc. Having small children getting under the feet of people carrying heavy boxes in and out of houses is not ideal.
So, it can be beneficial to arrange for someone to look after your children on moving day, at least for part of it.
Defrost the fridge – the day before
Our final tip is one that loads of people forget until it is too late – defrosting the fridge. Forgetting to defrost the fridge often means standing in the kitchen while everything is already loaded in the truck, trying to hurry the process along by chipping away at the ice or digging out the hairdryer from a box in your husband’s car.
So, don’t forget to defrost the fridge. The best time to do it is the day before you are due to move.
Benefits of Using Professional Packers and Movers in Auckland
Even with the best planning and help from your friends and family, moving to a new house is stressful, busy, and time-consuming. You have to neglect other things to make sure everything gets done, often including work. You might even sleep less as you sit up late trying to make sure you have everything packed in time, and then there is the fact there is so much to remember.
The better approach is to use professional packers and movers in Auckland. When you hire us at Robertson’s Removals, you will have a team with extensive experience on your side, helping you move into your new house with minimal hassle and minimal fuss.
This is what we do. Every day, we come into work and we help people just like you move into a new home. As a result, we know how to do things efficiently, how to pack things so they are easy to find and unpack in your new home, how to make sure fragile items are protected, and how to ensure the whole process gets completed on time.
You can even save money by hiring professional packers and movers in Auckland. Just think how much it will cost to replace a valuable item in your home that could be broken if in transit or while it is being lifted. What about the cost of having to take additional days off work as the move took longer than you expected? Things like this can quickly add up to considerably more than the cost of a professional removals service.
So, in summary, hiring professionals to help you move will ensure the move happens smoothly with minimal hassle and with reduced risk.
To discuss your house move, and to book our removals and/or packing service, please get in touch with a member of the Robertson’s Removals team today.