Do you find the process of packing and moving stuff into a new home too stressful for you and your family? Well, you can always turn to a removalist for help. It is their job to make moves as convenient as possible for their clients. That said, not all removalists delivers on this promise.
In this article, we’ll help you shortlist your options for a removalist and choose a good one that will give you every bit of your money’s worth.
So where do you start your search for a good removalist?
Well, you can start by compiling a list of removalists that cater to your area. You can then take a closer look at the services on offer by each party.
The next step is to get in touch with each one and raise concerns that are important for you. Here are a few examples to get you started?
- What packaging materials do they use?
- Will they help you pack your things and load them to their trucks or do you have to do all that yourself?
- What areas do they cater to? Do they offer interstate services?
- Can they help you dismantle and reassemble your things as needed following the move?
- What is the total expense? There should be no hidden fees.
- Is the Removalist professional in their dealings? Wears branded uniforms and uses branded trucks and other equipment
Removalist insurance and coverage options
Reputable removalists take pride in their ability to safeguard their client’s property. That said, it’s still better to have insurance to fall back on should there be any damages occur. A good removalist company understand this and provides insurance options to cover your belongings throughout the move.
Other things to consider before choosing a removalist
When you request a quote from multiple Removalist in your area, you will find that pricing for such services can vary considerably. It might be tempting to choose the cheapest option available, but that doesn’t automatically mean that the Removalist offers the best value.
Keep in mind the total value of the property that you’ll be entrusting your Removalist with. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for, and if you find a quote that seems too good to be true, well it probably is!
Similarly, you would want to choose a removalist that knows precisely what they’re doing and has been in business for a long time. Arranging and managing the logistics of a move is no easy feat; isn’t that the reason you’re hiring them in the first place?
Choosing an experienced removalist (five years or more in the business) ensures that you’re choosing a company that is well-versed in the challenges concerning a move. More importantly, they’d have prepared the necessary solutions to efficiently navigate any potential problems that might crop up on moving day.
Put everything in writing
Last but not least, you would want to ensure that your dealings with the Removalist are put in writing. The contract should contain everything that was promised and what you can rightfully expect out of the Removalist. This will help ensure that you don’t run into any surprises and that the Removalist delivers everything that is asked of them.