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HOT TIPS FOR TIPPING HOT REMOVALISTS

Most people don’t move often enough to develop an idea of how to behave when the boys come around to load up the truck. We talked about whether you should help last week, but since then we’ve been asked about tips and things like that, so here’s a bit of a guide. For starters, a […]

SHOULD I BE HELPING?

For men especially, it can feel a bit weird to pay someone to do labour it feels like you should be able to do yourself. We’ve all helped a mate move a couch or fridge, so it’s easy to feel like you’re slacking off when professional removalists are doing all the heavy lifting and you’re […]

Hiring Movers In Sydney

Hiring movers in Sydney and what to look for. Personality. That’s what we look for when we’re hiring new movers in Sydney. Personality and customer care. That’s realistically all it is. They’re the guy who spends the most time with the customer. Over 6-12 hours they’ll be loading the truck, looking for parking, unloading the […]

China Bear Fine Arts Removals & Storage Crates in Sydney

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A little more about our fine arts removals & storage crates offered in Sydney Something must be in the air, because we’re doing a lot of crating at the moment. You’ve probably never thought about the planning and effort that goes into moving priceless antiques, fine artworks, chandeliers and grandfather clocks, but they need more […]

THE PERILS OF BAD SERVICE

The other day we heard an interesting story from a bloke, that says a lot about doing your research and making sure you get what you pay for. This guy has a waterfront property that got flooded; a water main burst and he had to get all the furniture out so they could fix up […]

MOVING PICTURES

You probably don’t think about it when you’re watching your favourite reality TV programs, but a lot of them – especially the ones where contestants all move in together – are filmed in people’s houses. You don’t necessarily notice it when you’re watching the show, but they’re huge places. Some are 15- and 20-bedroom homes […]

WHEN THE BEAR WAS A CUB

People often ask about the origins of China Bear, especially when it comes to the name. The truth is, it came from a boat. Back in 1978, the founders of the company, Tony Kuypers and Bruce Bailey, had come to an agreement on almost everything that would make up their joint venture into the removals […]

ENLIGHTENING THE BUDDHA

This week the China Bear team were called upon to move a god. Or, more precisely, a statue of a god. Weighing somewhere around 500kg, the statue of Buddha was a spur-of-the-moment purchase by its owner while he was travelling through Indonesia. Years before we got near the big fella, Buddha had had a rough […]

MIRROR, MIRROR – OFF THE WALL

Unlike most jobs, being a removalist means you’re invited into people’s homes every day. That means you get to see all sorts of things, and you build up a collection of stories – be it furniture that’s tricky to move, funny things that happen on the job or how we dealt with a dog that […]