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$50 - $200







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Furniture removal can be a real drag, whether you need to move one couch or a whole house of furniture. You can ask someone to help you with the task. However, choosing a furniture removalist is not as simple as it sounds. It’s worth considering a few essential things, such as knowing how much furniture removal costs. Then, you can book a removalist with confidence.

The cost of moving different types of furniture 

Your location and item type will likely determine how much it costs to hire a furniture removalist. Here's a look at the typical prices of common removal tasks to help you allocate your funds: 





Furniture removal


Piano removal


Bed removal


Packing & unpacking


Appliance removal


Mattress removal


Fragile item removal


Treadmill removal


Pool table removal


Heavy lifting


a furniture removalist loading a washing machine into a truckFactors affecting furniture removal and storage costs

Experience level

The total cost of furniture removal depends on your removalist's experience. Have they moved your kind of items before? If so, how many times? In some instances, it won’t matter so much. A bed, for the most part, is just a bed. But sometimes, you want assurance that they’ve successfully handled furniture similar to yours.

Labour fee

The average cost of furniture removal may range from $90 to $100 an hour. Removalists working solo on small projects charge as low as $60 per hour. But those on teams completing big projects can cost $150+ per hour.

On the other hand, some professionals have fixed prices for the job, especially if you only need to move one or two pieces of furniture. The potential benefit of hiring a furniture removalist on a fixed-price basis is that you can quickly know how much you have to pay and stick to your budget.

The total cost for furniture removal also depends on how many people are necessary to complete the task. If you’re hiring a removalist on an hourly basis, it might be more practical to spend more money on a removalist who comes with a second or third helper.

Determining if you need a furniture removalist

It's often a good idea to hire a furniture removalist. Some of the common situations include:

  • When there is a large item to move and you don’t have a vehicle for the job

  • When bulky or heavy items are too difficult to move on your own or with a couple of friends

  • If you need to move furniture somewhere that’s out of your way

  • If you'd rather spend time doing something else

  • If you have multiple items of furniture to move to different places

  • If you have sensitive or fragile furniture, such as a piano or an antique piece

two handymen moving a large cabinetItems removalists usually move

If you have many things in your house, garage, or garden, you can find someone to move them to a new place. One of the benefits of hiring a furniture removalist is that they’re likely to have worked with the items you need help with. Moving small pieces of furniture or homeware can be as intimidating and time-consuming as moving bulky items. Don’t be scared! You can get someone to help pack and organise the most fragile items. 

Other services from furniture removalists 

Removalist work is about more than transporting furniture from place A to place B. A furniture removalist can complete other tasks, including: 

  • Dismantling furniture for a smoother relocation

  • Packing smaller items of furniture into boxes

  • Wrapping things individually to prevent damage during loading and unloading

  • Working with you to find the most convenient or appropriate spots for furniture in your new place

  • Re-assembling furniture

Post a task for furniture removal

Now that you know the average cost of furniture removal, you're ready to post a task! Once your task is up, Taskers nearby will reach out to you with offers. You can check their profiles, ratings, and reviews to see which service is ideal for you. For more details on the process, see how it works. Here are some details you can add to your list:

  • Your budget

  • Your location

  • Your preferred furniture removal service

  • Your schedule

The more information you provide, the easier it will be for your Tasker to give you an accurate quote. You can have a smooth relocation with Airtasker!

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Experienced furniture removalists will take definite measures to protect your items from damage during the relocation. Usually, that means wrapping furniture in blankets and securing pieces in a truck or van. Elaborate protection measures include cushier padding or bubble wrap for particularly sensitive or fragile pieces of furniture.

The cost of packing items is usually the same as the cost of moving them. But one thing to consider is if the furniture removalist has packing gear or whether you should supply your own. After all, new boxes can quickly increase your expenses.

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