When looking for a removalist you should ask how will your possessions be moved, what insurance is included, will the removalist pack my items or do I pack these myself, how is the cost calculated, are there any other fees to know about?
Not all removalists will do interstate removals, some movers specialise in servicing local areas while other companies target long-distance interstate moves. Always enquire with a few different removals companies before selecting one.
This generally comes down to personal preference, depending on your time available you may want to have a removalist pack for you. One benefit of having the removalist pack is that some will take on more liability in the event your items get damage.
It is generally a good idea to label the boxes in a clear manner. It is recommended that you put the location should be delivered to on the box e.g. kitchen on the box that should be placed in the kitchen, bathroom for the box intended to be delivered to the bathroom et cetera.
Yes, most removals will be able to give you an estimate of the cost involved. To enable them to give you an accurate quote you need to give them accurate information, so before calling go around your house and make a list of all items that will need moving.
This really depends on what items you have. If for example you have an old cheap couch it may be wise to get rid of that by selling it on gumtree and repurchase one at your new destination. Sometimes the cost of moving an item is worth more than the itself. So you will need to make a judgement call.