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Relocating

Moving Companies

My top pick: Eezi Move

 

What you need to know:

  • Wide variety of services offered; small regional moves all over SA to interprovincial relocations.

  • Straightforward booking system. Everything is completed online and responses are super speedy. (One of the best I’ve seen in the industry.)

  • Storage, packing services and moving supplies are also available as add ons.

  • Join a shared load and only pay for the space your items take on the truck.

  • Very trustworthy and helpful staff.

Challenges along the way

  • Moving companies in general are pretty inflexible. They run a major operation so there’s little room for last-minute bookings or major adjustments. Book your date long in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Be patient. It’s often very difficult for them to give a set time for pick up and delivery. Make peace with this and factor it into your planning for move day.

Personal experience

I’ve been using Eezi move since 2019 and have never looked back. Despite the general challenges and stresses that come from trying to arrange a move, they have always made the process significantly easier. My number one recommendation for all family and friends.

Casual Movers

Load it

  • Small scale on-demand movers based out of most major cities.

  • All payments and bookings are securely managed through the Load-it app.

  • I recently needed some furniture items taken from Cape Town to Hermanus on short notice. Put in my request for three guys and one large bakkie at 8am and had my items safely delivered in Hermanus before 5pm that same day.

  • The team was very friendly and helpful. Unbelievably convenient.

  • This was my first time using the app but certainly not the last.

Anderson Mangena

  • A super trustworthy and reliable guy with a bakkie

  • For when you need an extra pair of hands to help move heavier items around the house or quick local trips.

  • He’s based around Melville in Joburg.

  • He accepts cash and EFT.

  • You can check his availability and pricing via SMS on +27 84 259 2197, tell him Liza sent you for some extra TLC.

Car Transportation

My top pick: Anos Transporting

  • Car transporting company working between most major cities across SA.

  • Door to door service

  • More affordable and straightforward than many of their competitors.

  • Trustworthy and reliable. I’ve used them for every transfer over the past few years and won’t use anyone else ever again.

  • I’ve burnt my fingers in the past so was so grateful when Anver and his team were recommended to me and could assist on such short notice. A super friendly and helpful team.

  • You can check out their website anostransport.co.za or email info@anostransport.co.za.

Storage Facilities

My top pick: Any of the Stor-Age Branches

  • A self-storage concept with branches all over the country

  • A lifesaver for when you need to be out of an apartment but your moving company can only help you at a later date.

  • A great range of size options

  • Flexible month to month plans.

  • Significantly more affordable and flexible than other facilities on the market.

  • Very easy to book online.

  • Special shout out to, the very helpful, Louis and his team at the Stor-Age branch in Cresta.