Moving is stressful and as such, there are professionals all around us to help out. These include estate agents, solicitors and of course, removal companies. Packing is an arduous task in itself and then physically loading all the items up and delivering your goods to your new home can be really testing.
With that being said, here’s some things to think about when choosing a removals company and some advice on choosing the right one for you.
The first step you should take when deciding to hire a removals company is to check their feedback. Make sure that you trawl the internet and find out things like pricing, efficiency and overall customer services as these are all aspects that can have a significant impact on moving home day. From our research, we have found MoveCorp to be pretty reputable with great reviews and looks to be competitively priced.
Ask A Removals Company For A Survey
It’s difficult for any removals company to assess exactly what needs to be done to provide an accurate quote. A good removal company will either visit your home prior to moving to see what requires to be moved in order to give a more concise quote or ask you to provide pictures or at least an honest and accurate inventory of what is required to move.
Check The Companies Insurance
It’s always a good idea to ask a prospect moving company about the level of insurance you have for any goods in transit with them. This will put your mind at ease if you’re transporting items of value.
If the removals company doesn’t provide insurance it’s a great idea to provide your own cover to avert any issues arising on the moving day itself.
Find Out How You’re Going To Be Paying
Be aware of companies that insist on large deposits for moving. Reputable companies should offer a credit or debit card payment method as well as cash.
Find Out If They Offer Packing Boxes
Lots of removals companies offer lend packing boxes, which can save you money on sourcing your own. It might also be a good idea to ask the company if they assemble/dissemble the boxes so that you know what to expect.
First Impressions are very important
When you first make contact with the removals company this is where your judge of character can work miracles. Do they seem friendly? Are they helpful? Are they going that extra mile? The company will be transporting your entire and it makes sense that you should have some form of good first impression.
Whichever company you choose, make sure that you do not take the decision lightly and you do your homework – it will be hugely advantageous in the long term.