|Moving house is one of those things that we all have to do at some stage in our lives. It has been said that the majority of people will move at least once every five years. Lots of people tend to move sooner than that. Moving house can be very stressful and it is important that in order to minimise the stress, one needs to be prepared and educated about the moving company that they will use.
Not all moving companies are the same so it does pay to shop around. Due diligence is important because hiring a moving company solely on price can be a recipe for disaster.
We have devised a few tips to help you with your move and decision:
Insurance is one of these things that we all care about. We want to make sure that all our furniture is moved from point A to point B without the risk of damage. We want to feel reassured that the moving company will be willing to fork out and replace the goods if they are damaged by the removalists while in transit. The majority of moving companies will have the basic insurance which is fire, theft and transit insurance. Although they are basic levels of insurance required by moving companies, you may also find that your contents insurance will cover your goods as well. You should get in touch with your insurance company and just ask. Most moving companies will have insurance but at the same time a lot do not. It is important to do research because you never want to be caught out.
Reviews are very important these days. You have the likes off Google reviews, Yellow Pages reviews, product reviews and much more. All these tools are at your fingertips and can be easily accessed with any smartphone device these days. When selecting a moving company it literally takes a second to look them up online to have a look at their reviews. The last thing you want to do is to book a removalist’s services only to realise that they have shocking reviews.
Reliability is important. you want to make sure that on your moving day the removalists actually show up. Moving in itself is very stressful and the last thing you want to do is to worry about you moving company not showing up on your moving day. This is when doing a little bit of research comes very handy.
A cheaper hourly rate does not necessarily mean a cheaper move. Some moving companies, move quicker than others. One could take 3 hours and charge slightly more, compared to the other company which could take 6 hours and charge a little bit less. The bottom line here is, always look at the bigger picture.
I hope these few tips have been helpful. To find out how we can help with your next move, please contact us for a free quote today.
Source: Emmanuel Nwofor, Emmanuel Transport – Perth.