Get to Know the Hire A Mover Team: Chris

Chris is one of our Sydney team of professional removalists at Hire A Mover. Read on to get to know a bit more about him, the time he moved a coffin for someone and his top tip for a smooth move…

Can you introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from?

My name is Chris, and I was born in the Philippines. My Mum’s Phillipino and my Dad’s from Tasmania, and we lived there for about eight years. I travelled around quite a bit when I was younger, so a lot of moving!

How long have you worked as a removalist?

For five and a half years now.

Where are you working today?

We’ve been working in Pyrmont today, moving up to Mona Vale.

Favourite Sydney suburb?

My favourite would be around the Eastern Suburbs and the North Shore.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve had to move for someone?

I had to move a coffin once…

Hopefully it was empty?!

No no one, but the same lady also had a big cross for us to move as well. That would be the most memorable one.

How do you pass the long drives on the job?

We’ve had a few longer trips up to Newcastle and other places, I turn my bluetooth on and play my own music and if I get tired of that, then I’ll turn on the radio.

What’s your guilty pleasure to listen to while you work?

I listen to anything really but I like a bit more rock ’n’ roll.

Something like this…?

When did you last move house yourself?

Nearly two years ago.

Lastly, what is your top tip for a smooth move?

Have everything ready to go, that’s the best tip I can give. Have everything ready for when we arrive; all the bed’s disassembled, boxes organised and no clutter. Having everything clear really helps!