Who are Removalists and What Do They Do? – Quick Guide

To some people, or perhaps, even most people, packing your stuff and moving to either a new home or office can be very overwhelming especially when there’s a whole lot of things to be moved. Not just that, there’s also plenty steps involved in getting this tasky and time-consuming work done and also very properly too. Even though this workload is not something anyone would just want to do, there might just come a time when leaving where you currently are becoming s that next big step to take. So the thing is, when moving, there are quite some responsibilities that you (as the householder) should actually do on your own, even with your little or no expertise.

Responsibilities such as:

  • Disconnecting/Connecting the power or telephone
  • Moving your safe
  • And some other very personal belongings.

But when it comes to other responsibilities like moving the heavy and big boxes and furniture alongside some other huge belongings, now that is where the real work lies and can best be carried out by professional moving companies.

And that’s where the work of removalists come in. Removalists is a term that is given to people, companies or van lines that are quality movers engaged with the professional activity of helping people and business transfer their properties, belongings or products from one location to another one. The services these people render include:

  • Packing
  • Loading
  • Moving
  • Unpacking
  • Unloading and
  • Arranging of the properties, belongings or products to be moved.

Additionally, they also oversee the cleaning of the new destinations that people have selected to move into, including warehouses, homes or offices.

If after you’ve decided to switch allegiance and comfort from your current home or office to another one you would want to hire removalists, hiring the right person or company is the very first important step towards the successful completion of your moving process. Just like there are prestigious reputable, up-to-par and very promise-keeping ones, there are others that just exist to make people believe all of them are not trustworthy. This is why it is indeed so important that you make the right decision by hiring the right person(s) for the job.

So if you’re wondering what they do or how they do it, it’s very simple. All you have to do is know all the available services they render and then you can choose the one that matches your budget or that you find most comfortable. Below is a list of the categories of services you can get from them.

  • Partial Full Service – As the name implies, when you purchase this service, you have half of the work to do while they have the other half. On most occasions, you would have to do the packing up and then they would then be tasked with the responsibility of doing the moving and unpacking when they get to the venue. This is less expensive too.
  • Full Service – Here, you are required to do very little or nothing but just watch and see how your belongings are being carefully moved from the place you’re leaving and being taken to your new site. This option is mostly triggered by people who are either too busy to come assist or too lazy to lift a thing. This is more expensive than the first one.

– Now some people would prefer to do the job themselves since they feel they have friends and/or family that can help ease the burden on them. This is a good idea and it saves you money but should too much inexperienced people handle the job the items that would get damaged might end up surpassing the number of the ones that would eventually be moved.

What Should I Expect These Removalists To Do?


This is a very good question because a lot of people don’t have any idea what these professionals should do. Anyway, here they are:

  1. They take full responsibility when it comes to transporting all your properties to your new home or office.
  2. They keep record of all belongings before the moving process to ensure that every single thing is transported.
  3. They make sure that all the necessary documents are kept and protected from loss until the deal is done.
  4. If you purchase the full service package, all your belongings will be packed, moved, unpacked and arranged by them.

So What Won’t The Removalists Do?


Just like there are things they will do, there others they won’t do. These are:

  1. They won’t move your items that are either hazardous, flammable or dangerous because it is not only dangerous but also illegal.
  2. They can refuse to move items that are either perishable or almost getting damages. Like boxes that are partly broken.

So here we are, these are the key things you need to know about removalists. So just in case you would be needing to employ any of them, what you would see them do shouldn’t be entirely new to you.