A Smooth Move: Finding the Right Removal Service for Your Every NeedPosted on 04 July, 2017 in
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Moving homes can be one of life’s more stressful events. Logistically, you must deal with things like finding and purchasing a new home. You must also sell your old home. You must end your old utilities and arrange for new ones. There are legal tasks, such as signing contracts, and there are financial implications, as well. Physically, you are faced with packing up your entire life, and then hauling from one point to the next. Of course, you can’t forget the emotional implications, as well.
With all of those factors, it is little wonder that most people would consider moving to be one of the most frustrating of life's tasks. But, you don’t have to handle it all alone. Hiring a removalist can make your move much more bearable.
Many people aren’t entirely sure what a removalist can do for them. Some aren’t even certain what a removalist is, in fact. To keep it simple, a removalist is a moving specialist who can help in many different aspects of moving. They differ from the traditional 'one man and a truck' type of moving company because they offer services beyond simply moving.
How can you find the perfect removalist for you? Here are a few steps to finding the right moving match:
Assess Your Needs
Just like each person is unique, each home is also unique; therefore, each moving situation will also be a little different. Before you begin your search for a removalist, take the time to analyse your home. Next, complete an inventory of your needs using the following questions:
- How many rooms do you have?
- Do you have any unusual items?
- Do you need help with packing everything or just with simply moving?
- Will you move everything directly or will you need storage?
Do Your Research
Now that you know what you need, it is time to do your research. Hit the internet to locate a selection of available removalists in your area. If the internet isn’t an option, seek out advice from friends and neighbours or solicit ideas from your real estate team. Collect a list of three or four possible removalists you will want to explore. Note their contact information and general services.
With a target group of three or four companies in mind, begin to dig deeper into their services and policies. Ask specific questions, such as:
- How many people will be helping me complete the task?
- Will rates be hourly or per task?
- What equipment will they have available to use?
- Will you be responsible for providing some things?
Once you feel like you know as much as possible about your potential removalists, it is time to get to the bottom line by using these steps:
- Solicit quotes from each potential removalist.
- Be sure to read the quote carefully and understand what they actually cover.
- If you have questions, write them down and be sure to ask them.
Based on the quotes and the services provided, you will be able to make an informed decision.
Finally, it is moving day. Regardless of the services you have selected, it is helpful to prepare for your removalist in advance, so your moving team can be efficient. If you are handling the packing yourself, be sure to have everything ready. This means to fill, seal and label all of your boxes. If you will not be handling the packing, you should still take care that your home is clean and orderly. Don’t forget to clear room to make it easy for workers to move throughout your home, and back and forth to the truck.
Moving is hard. But with the right removalist on your team, it doesn’t have to be miserable. With proper planning and solid team work, you and your moving team can get you moved in no time at all.