Finding Affordable Furniture Removals in South Africa

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We know talking about furniture removal companies in South Africa may sound like a bit of a boring topic, but if you live in the country and plan on moving homes soon or at any point in your life, then this information is pretty relevant. 

So, just a quick description of how the furniture removal industry in South Africa works. South Africans have never considered the self-moving concept. Our country currently has no UHAUL or other such equivalents. The only option South Africans really have when it comes to home removals is a fully-fledged furniture removal service that provides 2-12 dedicated removal workers, packaging, storage, moving trucks, insurance etc.

Now, this option is easy and great, but it comes at a price. Just a simple move of a 2 bedroom apartment, relocating within a 5mile region, will cost you a lot of money. For those who can’t afford this and are looking to do a budget move, there aren’t many options lying around. There are truck rental companies that exist but do not focus their efforts on individual consumers but rather on large, commercial enterprises.

This means that no truck rental service is targeted toward individual consumers and, as a result, is inaccessible to individuals looking to rent a truck at affordable rates. Renting a moving truck from these corporations will cost just as much as a fully-fledged furniture removal service. This leaves the consumer looking for cheap furniture removal between a rock and a hard place.

There are two steps needed to correct the problem

#1- South Africans need to be educated and made aware of the fact that there is another way to move homes, that self-moving is available and far more affordable.

#2- A truck rental company in South Africa needs to create a service that is accessible to individual consumers by providing affordability and simplicity.

So, if you are looking to move homes in South Africa, then you need to be aware that you have a choice. You don’t need to spend a small fortune on a fully-fledged furniture removal service from any one of the furniture moving companies in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. Neither do you have to burn your pocket trying to deal with one of the corporate vehicle rental companies that don’t bother to do business with anyone other than other large businesses.

Self-moving is an option, and moving truck rental is already and will become more accessible. Affordable furniture removal is available from Book-a-Bakkie. Rent a moving truck and achieve your budget move.

Power Truck Hire is a low-cost vehicle rental supplier focused on the individual consumer market in South Africa. For more about affordable furniture removals, visit

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