PUBLISHED by AB Removals - 26 Apr, 2016
Hiring an experienced and professional removalist company will help make your moving day hiccup free. When choosing your movers, it’s important to consider the following factors to make sure you get it right.
Get numerous quotes
With any purchase, you want the price to match the quality of the product/service. Getting a single quote and running with it isn’t always the best idea. Sourcing a variety of obligation free quotes from different reputable removalists gives you some room for comparison, and may mean you save potentially hundreds of dollars during your move.
Call or email a few removalists, and request an obligation-free written quote. Make sure you consider and outline moving price, service and any extras such as packing, materials and storage. When reviewing your quotes don’t necessarily go straight for the cheapest option. Consider experience, reputation and resources as being equally important.
Recommendations and reviews
It’s always a good idea to consider previous customer experience with a moving company. Try talking to friends and family who have had a good experience using a moving company and narrow down your list using their recommendations. Being aware of a company’s performance with customers is a great way to reassure you of their service and take some of the guesswork out of the decision making process.
Moving can be a stressful experience, so it’s important to plan ahead and give yourself enough time to get everything done properly. Give yourself plenty of time before your move to gather removalist quotes and choose and schedule a removalist company. Make sure your chosen movers are equally as prepared as you are, by providing them with details such as access points, home layouts and stairs. Keep in mind that these factors may also effect pricing.
Read the fine print
Make sure you understand the processes and pricing of your chosen movers. The last thing you want to deal with is unexpected charges and fees after a big move, so make sure you take the time to review any terms and conditions, making sure they are clear and satisfactory. Also go over your quote and make sure all of the necessary costs have been covered.
Levels of insurance will vary from company to company, so it’s important to check what is covered with your chosen movers. The most common area of concern is the loss or damage of property, so ensure that something is in place for this. If you have an existing contents insurance policy, it may be a good idea to check if your belongings are covered while in transit. If not, ask your movers if they have arranged any cargo insurance.