Moving houses is popularly known as one of the most stressful things a person will have to go through. It all starts with finding the new house, then packing up all of your belongings and leads down to the final moving day. We tend not to move houses too often so when the time comes to move we often aren’t ready for what needs to be done.
The company that you choose to as your furniture removalist will play a big part in your stress levels around this big moving day. You are going to have to trust this company to move all your worldly possessions to your new house. This makes it very important that you trust the furniture removalists and know that they are reliable and trustworthy. You don’t want to find that the moving company has driven off with your furniture to the wrong address, never to be found again.
There are a few things to look out for when choosing your moving company and what you need to do in the selection process. The decision should not be taken lightly, if you choose the wrong company it can cost you a lot of time, money and stress.
Firstly you need to know what you want your moving company to do. The different companies will offer a range of services from basic removal services to more premium services. There are some companies that will include packing, storage, transport, cleaning of your new home as well as unpacking your possessions at the other side. You need to go through the different options and price ranges and select what will be best for you.
You need to book your moving company at least month and possibly more in advance. If you leave it too late you may find that all of the good ones are booked up for your moving date. You need to bear in mind that moving companies are often busiest at the end of the month and on weekends, so you may get a cheaper rate choosing a moving date on the less busier days.
The best way to choose a moving company is by recommendation or by their good reputation. If a friend or family member has had a good experience with a moving company then use them. However make sure that they do provide the services that you require – it is different if they moved your friend locally and now you need them to move you internationally. They may not be suitable.
You will need to get a few estimates of costs from different moving companies and compare the services and prices. The prices will depend on your moving dates as well as the services you require.
There are some moving companies that offer insurance that will cover items that are damaged, broken or lost. It is advisable to get some sort of insurance, firstly check with your own insurance if they cover moving of goods. If not, then you should choose an insurance plan that will suit the items that you are moving.
Lastly you need to feel comfortable with you moving company. After you have gathered information on a few select which is your favorite one and if they are not the cheapest then ask them to possibly tweak the costs. There may be a chance that they do it. In the end it is better to choose the moving company that you will trust the most, even if you need to pay a little bit more.