Now you’re ready to move! You have been through the excitement of searching for a home in a new location, maybe in a different suburb, and possibly even new schools. You also have decided that you will hire an experienced removalist to help you in urgent removals. What’s the best way to do it?
Here are some top tips to consider when hiring a moving company:
Do A Quick Inspection Of Your Home’s Size And Contents
While it might seem obvious, you should take a look around your house to determine how much you are moving. You should make a list of the most important items in each space, including large furniture pieces. Record every item, i.e. every item should be recorded, including fridges, tables, couches, and beds.
And don’t forget your outdoor items! You need to move your outdoor furniture, such as pot plants, patios, and outdoor lounges. You can take a look in your garage or shed and determine which items you wish to transport. Tools, lawnmowers, bikes, and other items need to be considered. They will all require different boxes to safely transport them.
Get 3 Different Quotes
You are now ready for quotes. Calling for a quote will impact a few things. The distance between pickup and drop-off locations, how many items you need to move, and the insurance coverage will all affect your quote. A good company can explain all the costs and help manage your costs. The hourly rate will vary so make sure you’re as transparent as possible about the items that you are moving. Some companies will send someone to survey your property to assist you. This facility is available to you if necessary.
Verify If They Are AFRA Accredited
You have now visited several companies and begun to feel the range of options available. The next step is to go to the AFRA website and check the list.
Are they members or not of AFRA? AFRA, the official body of removal specialists that regulates the industry, is their home. They are consulted before making industry decisions. A member of AFRA must comply with strict guidelines and abide by a code.
You Don’t Have To Choose The Cheapest Quote
Remember the expression “Buy cheap, get twice”? When you’re looking for a removalist, keep this in mind. Moving house can be a difficult task. You should not put your precious items at risk by hiring a company just because they are “cheap”. Get to know the company and check if they have premises. Also, ask questions such as how long they’ve been in business. How many trucks do they own? One company might not have the trucks they need to move you if the truck is damaged or your move is too large. Are they a member of AFRA?
Find Out Which Other Services The Company Offers
Additional services can be offered by a professional removalist company to make your move simpler. You might be able to get unpack and repack services, extra boxes or butcher paper for fragile items, and vacate cleans. You should be offered insurance, especially if you are moving interstate.
See Past Customer Reviews Online
This one is simple, much like asking your friends to refer you. Simply search for the company name and then add reviews” at the end. Check out the different review sites to find out what past customers had to say. You can also check their Facebook page to see how active and up-to-date they are.
There are many companies out there that you could choose from and each one will offer different services. Follow these steps to find the best removalist service to suit your needs.