Choosing the best removal company
Are you moving house? Then you want to know how to make the move as stress-free as possible. Follow our tips on how to choose a removal company and you’ll banish any worry from your moving experience.
Step 1 : Do Your Research
If you have never moved house, you’re not going to know which moving companies offer the best services. It’s well worth doing some research to learn about the different companies available and what they can do to help. Perhaps they provide a storage facility or a cleaning service, or maybe their quote is a lot cheaper than others; it’s down to you to research and find out.
Step 2 : Use Recommendations
There’s nothing more reliable than genuine recommendations. Speak to friends, family and co-workers who have moved house recently, find out which company they used and if they were happy with the service. If they weren’t, you’ll know to stay clear from that particular removal company.
Step 3 : Check Insurance Details
It’s unlikely that a removal company will be insured against broken items, unless you ask the movers to pack your belongings for you. Therefore it’s important to find out if a company is licensed and insured, along with what the insurance covers.
However, the majority of the time, you will want to pack up your home yourself. Why? Well, you can have a sort out and dispose of anything you no longer need as you go along! Plus, if you pack, you’ll know exactly where everything is, so things will be easier to find when it comes to unpacking in your new home.
Be sure to purchase an insurance package that suits you and you’ll be able to put your mind at rest knowing that your belongings will be covered, no matter what happens during transit.
Step 4 : Choose a Local Company
Try and choose a removal company that’s in close proximity to your home. It’s common sense really; the further away the office of the removal company, the more money will be spent on fuel.
So, if you go with a company that has an office based over an hour away, the charge may be hidden somewhere in your quote. And moving house can be expensive on its own, without the added cost of a fuel bill from a faraway removal company!
Step 5 : Compare Quotes
It’s always wise to get a number of quotes and compare them. Whilst you may find the price extortionate, it’s important to remember that your most prized possessions are being transported for you, so it’s worth paying a bit more for a better service.
Be sure to enquire about any extra fees upfront because some removal companies may catch you out on things like completion delays or charges for supplying and packing boxes.
Now you know how to choose a removal company, moving house will be a breeze. If you haven’t yet managed to sell your home then why not consider using Mark King? He can buy your house and complete the purchase in as little as 7 days. Call today 0800 169 4077 for more information.
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