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Furniture Removalist

Move belongings and furniture quickly and safely from one location to another

What's it like to be a Furniture Removalist?

Furniture Removalists move heavy belongings quickly and safely from one place to another. Furniture may be moved between homes, offices and storage facilities, or loaded into vehicles for delivery. Furniture Removalists need strength and stamina, as this kind of work can be taxing physically.

Furniture Removalist

Tasks and duties

  • Assessing client needs and planning how the move will unfold.
  • Wrapping mattresses, packing boxes and protecting fragile items.
  • Loading goods into transport vehicles with regard for their weight and fragility.
  • Unloading at the destination.
  • Driving vehicles, such as trucks, utes and even forklifts.
  • Unpacking boxes and parcels.
  • Disposing of rubbish and excess packing material.
  • Cash handling and EFTPOS machine operation.
  • Recording notes about any breakage or damage.

What can I earn as a Furniture Removalist?

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Furniture Removalist roles in AUS were typically advertised between $50k and $60k over the last 2 years.
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How to become a Furniture Removalist


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No formal qualifications are needed to become a Furniture Removalist, but there are a number of steps you can take to help you gain experience and employment.

  1. Find a job as a Removals Assistant, and over time and with experience work your way up to becoming a Furniture Removalist.
  2. Make sure you have the correct licences for the vehicles you’ll need to drive such as a truck licence, if you’ll be driving a vehicle heavier than an unrestricted car licence allows.
  3. Join the Australian Furniture Removers Association for professional accreditation and news on best practice developments.

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Latest Furniture Removalist reviews

Latest reviews from 9 Furniture Removalists surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Removalist is hard very full on with a lot of heavy lifting but love being active
Reviewer's Qualification
MR truck licence
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Truck driver
The good things
Always challenging always active. No day is ever the same, meet new people every day
The challenges
Awkward houses to deliver furniture stair balconies tight hallways. Heavy furniture carboards glass units
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Nov 2018
Removalist industry is a job where we are entrusted to move other people’s items but at the same time being a psychologist at the same time.
Reviewer's Qualification
Hsc
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Sales consultant
The good things
Being able to serve clients with their relocations. So rewarding when you have positive feedback and always satisfying to see return customers or customers through recommendations.
The challenges
Some of the challenges are assisting customers move the belongings of their deceased loved ones!or having to move due to medical reasons.
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