There is an art to choosing a good removal company and the further your goods need to travel the more research and deliberation is necessary to make the best choice. here you’ll find some of the most basic, yet critical things you should consider before making the big decision.
It may take a few weeks to, not only finalise your own itinerary and decide on what services you need but, also to conduct the required research on firms, get a number of different quotes and decide on which firm to go with, so begin the process well ahead of your scheduled moving date. Avoid scheduling your move date during peak times like weekends and major holidays as you could be faced with unwanted delays and heavier prices.
Before you can start looking for a removal firm to get your goods where you need them to be you need to be clear on what exactly it is you need. There is a huge difference in what you need to look for in a removal firm if you’re moving locally than if you require removal to france. Using a small firm for local moves, or small volumes is fine but an international move needs to be handled by a professional firm that is reputable and can accommodate all your needs. Larger firms have bigger teams, faster turnover times and usually better insurance and pricing options.
Think about whether you need a wrapping and packing service and if you need insurance on your goods, especially if you are moving precious goods that may not be covered by the firms insurance, as you may need to supplement this insurance. Choosing to opt for a wrapping and packing service will help you avoid the risk of damage to your goods, as a professional firm will handle and pack each item in the most suitable way, but do remember that packing and removal crews will need additional time to do this and you should adjust schedules as necessary. Decide if you’ll be needing storage and for how long as well as how fast you need the move to be completed. It’s also a good idea to de-clutter before you have a surveyor come over, as this is a common issue that affects moves but could easily be avoided with some planning.
The most effective way to decide on which removal firm to choose, is by word of mouth. Asking trusted family, friends and colleagues that have been through a similar move, is a sure way to get some good information as they usually have the experience and knowledge to guide you in the right direction. They’ll be more than glad to let you know which firms you should consider and which you should avoid completely. You can then use these recommendations to conduct further research and confirm whether these firms can accommodate your needs.
Good online research will help you find out which firms can best accommodate your needs and which are the most reputable. You can visit their respective websites to see what each offers and what accreditations they have, as well as other third-party websites to read informative customer reviews that will help you make your decision.
Getting quoted by more than one firm is a great way not only to choose a cost-effective option but also to gauge the level of customer service you can expect from each firm. Some will get back to you quickly and provide you with a lot of valuable information; well others may take days or even weeks to get a response from. The response you receive from a company is the best indication of the service you’ll receive. has a policy that provides potential customers with a quote within 24 hours as well as some friendly advice that is genuinely helpful.
Compare the various quotes not only on price but also on what is included in this price; the more transparent they are with you the better. Also be wary of quotes that are much cheaper than the others, this is an indication that there are probably hidden costs that will crop up later. To be able to compare quotations fairly you have to provide each firm with the exact same details.
If you’ve provided all the details of your move and your requirements and there’s anything you’re still unclear or concerned about, then you need to lay your concerns to rest as early on as possible, be clear on what you can expect and what you are required to do. You also need to make sure that you inform your removal firm if any of the details of your move change as soon as you become aware of these, last minute changes should be avoided.
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