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Are cheap removalists worth it?

The risks associated with cheap removalists

cheap removalists

Everybody knows that moving can be a long, complicated, and expensive process. That’s why so many people are turning to cheap removalists to transport their belongings. But is it worth it? With so many horror stories about cheap removalists, it’s worth thinking about if the reduced price is worth it in the long run.

Want to find removalists who can provide the quality of service you need? Contact WridgWays today to find out more!

How cheap removalists cut costs

When you compare the price of different cheap moving companies online, you may wonder how some can afford to make their services so much cheaper.

This means when you’re paying a cheap moving company to move your belongings, you’re not paying for the quality of service.

Cheap removalists also generally won’t cover you for any damages to your goods while in transit.

What can go wrong with cheap removalists

Moving your belongings with cheap removalists who don’t know what they’re doing is a risky choice. A cheap moving company may seem more affordable, but it might cost you more in the long run if they damage your belongings.

When you move with one of these cheap moving companies, the first risk you run is that they might not even show up.

According to, many people have been complaining recently about cheap removalists.

“An elderly woman who moved from Adelaide to Broome reported that the discounted backloading company she paid for in full one month in advance never showed up. Several days after the scheduled delivery date she was forced to pay another company for the service.”

A lot of these cheap removalists also operate as backloading companies. This means that rather than coming straight to your door to pick up your goods, the company will try to fill up the truck on the way back from somewhere else. They may fill up the truck before they arrive at your destination, or delay collecting your items until they know they can get a full load. This means that your move is not their priority.

couple inspecting broken items damaged by cheap removalists

What you get for a better cost

Choosing a removalist company that charges you more may seem more expensive at the time, but unlike these other cheap removalists, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. With moving companies like WridgWays, you will receive a quality of service that cheap removalists can’t provide.

Good removalists need accreditation with the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA). This is the official body that helps regulate the furniture removal industry. They accredit removalists who meet the specific criteria they set out, so you can expect certain standards.

With better quality removalists companies, you get a better value for money.

Don’t select on price

You should never select a removalist company because they are the cheapest. While not all cheap removalists will be bad, it is better to make sure you are getting the highest quality service rather than a cheap move.

Make sure you get a full quote from the removalists company before you make a final decision.

mess created by cheap removalists

You want to select a moving company based on the services they offer you and the value they provide, not the price they are charging you.

While cheap removalists may seem like a good option at the time, is it worth saving money now, only to spend more later? The delays and damages will most likely leave you more out of pocket than if you chose a more reputable company. With high-quality services from WridgWays, you can rest assured that we will cover your move from start to finish, and we will get your belongings safely to where they need to be.

To ensure your belongings are transported safely during your next move, talk to WridgWays on and get your free quick quote!