It’s that time again, time to make a move and give yourself a change of environment. You’ve settled the property and you’re getting ready to tie up loose ends. Moving to your new home is closer than ever. All that’s left, is settling the company that’s going to help you pack up and move your life from one place to another...
One needs to be cautious when it comes to getting a good removals company for the job and we’d like to list out a few things that you may just want to take note of when you’re scouting around:
For starters, it’s important to find out how much you’re going to be paying to get your things moved around. Most moving and removals companies will have somebody come down to your house and take a quick inventory and survey of the items that you have, taking special note of the bigger and more bulkier items - because more manpower will be needed, and also for the items which are a little more fragile or may require special handling - like artwork, statues, pianos and glassware including mirrors.
It’s always a good idea to ask about whether their staff have good qualifications as well. There are accredited bodies that train people to be able to handle all sorts of items that a moving and removals company will come across at every move. And the more well-qualified the company and its staff are, the better the chance your items will be in safe hands throughout the move, and arriving intact at its destination too!
Do ask for a hard copy or official quotation from the moving and removals company when the surveyor is done looking around so that you can use it to compare across companies if need be and also for you to have a good idea of just how things are going to be carried out. It’s also a good idea to get in touch with a particular person who can help walk you through the procedure so that you can ensure that everything is settled every step of the way! And that includes ensuring that you need interim storage space while waiting for your new home to be ready, down to any other additional services you may require like packing, or stocking up on supplies and other materials.
Speaking of whether the eastern suburbs removal company provides you with boxes and packing material, you should also check to see if they supply any other form of equipment like dollies and protective padding and coverings! Having to acquire these on your own can be quite expensive, and some companies may charge a premium to supply these to you.
At the end of the day, don’t take chances and have a look at different content insurances that you can take up to ensure the best protection for your items. And when in doubt, do a quick search on the internet for reviews of the company that you’re looking to hire, this will help you get a good insight to exactly what you’re signing yourself up for!
Whatever your choice may be, take a time out to think about what YOU want from a moving and removals company. Be comfortable with who you’ve chosen and have been speaking to because these are the guys that will end up handling personal possessions.