Moving from one house to another is like uprooting a plant and planting it in a new/foreign environment. However, the experience in itself is full of anxiety, aspirations, and excitement. And help can be hired to assist you with the transition, sooner when you know from where. A removal company can help you unload into a new home and hopefully a new life. However, choosing a good company often needs careful consideration, a watchful eye on their qualities.
This blog can help you decide where to begin while looking for a good removal company.
What you should do to land a quality removal company
You should be handy with the lists and planning aspect. Rest of things are often well taken care of automatically. Following are the things you can do to make your move easy while also determining which mover would suit you best.
Action 1: Determining the budget and sticking with it
Nothing happens without money but being mindless about it won’t help with process of moving. Fix a budget that you are comfortable with and covers all your needs. Fix appointment with the assessor and get the realistic figure as per weight and space taken by the items and then decide. Take only partial services of the removal company if manageable, rest of what will need your physical efforts to be accomplished.
Like packing and loading/unloading could be undertaken by you and transportation by the removal company or just pack and rest is handled by them. If budget is not an issue buying full removal service package is the best option.
Action 2: Making a note of the removal companies to avoid
Some actions see to be quite common sense. However, when you are overwhelmed or hassled, common sense can go on a vacation (it’s often when we need it most!).So here is a list of the things that reputed removal companies don’t do (which means those who do are to be avoided at all cost):
- Reputable removal experts didn’t demand cash or money before moving.
- They don’t often change/switch name which is often associated with fraudulency.
- They hold no surprises and make you aware of additional charges beforehand and have no hidden costs.
Action 3: Knowing everything on contracts, liabilities and insurance
First thing first, avoid blank moving contract as a ground rule. It can leave you with uninsured inventory, claims you might never be able to make and what not. Next on the list are the things that can hassle you after the move if you are not thoughtful enough to know beforehand. This includes the three kinds of moving contracts.
- First is the non-binding one where you don’t have to pay more than 10% of the total cost. You have got 30 days’ time to pay any overages after the delivery.
- Second one is the non-binding one where original estimate is maximum you have to pay; no overages required.
- Third one is a binding estimate on your contract. It a guaranteed price for the move plus everything else. Charges for any additional services must be paid within 30 days of delivery.
Next on the list is knowing about moving insurance and valuation protection. Among Full (Replacement) Value Protection and Alternative Level of Liability, you by default get the former but a costlier option since it covers your inventory extensively. The latter covers minimally hence a lot cheaper option. So choose wisely and don’t shy away from asking questions from your mover if you need to. The clearer is the answer, more trustworthy is your mover.
About the Author: This content is written by ED Barnes, content strategist and blogger @ leading removal companies in Barnet, i.e. Trux Storage & Removal. He loves to share his knowledge and experience related to moving to a new house, business place and packing.