When you’re moving your life across town or to the other side of the country, one of your primary concerns will be knowing how much it’s all going to cost.
You should never accept the first removal quote which comes along. Instead, there is no harm in contacting a few moving companies so you can get a ballpark figure about what your move is worth. Having more than one moving company throwing their pricing into the ring also helps to keep them honest.
No two removals are going to be the same, even for a similarly sized house. The amount of furniture and the distance you will be moving are just two factors which will dramatically affect the cost of the moving house quotes you are provided.
Ease of parking can also affect the cost of a quote. If the removalists are unable to get their truck or moving van close to the house or office, it will increase their loading time and hours of labour.
You may also have a lot of furniture which needs disassembling before stowing. If you can do this yourself, then you may be able to save some money, but if you can’t, then the additional time and labour will have to be factored into the cost.
There are things you can do to ensure you receive accurate removal quotes. Getting the details right will ensure you avoid having extra expenses tacked on because of work that was left out of the initial negotiation.
List all the furniture you Need to Move
Make a list of all the major furniture pieces you need to move. You will also need to account for smaller items that will be packed away in cartons.
You should also provide images of all your major pieces of furniture. Providing photos will help the removalists offer a more accurate quote. Plus, you will also have a visual record for insurance claims should your furniture get damaged or destroyed during the move.
For every excellent removalist company, there’s one that is equally as dodgy. You can avoid the dodgy ones by doing due diligence before accepting any moving house quotes.
Check the removalist’s reputation. Most will have testimonials on their website, but you should also seek out independent reviews on Google and the various trade directories. Be sure to read a selection from all the star ratings to get a more accurate picture.
Removal quotes that seem extraordinarily low show should also be viewed with some scepticism. You should ask yourself what they have left out, which you may be asked to pay for once the job is complete. Low removal quotes could have hidden charges inserted into the fine print.
By far, the most accurate removal quotes are provided by those where a representative of the company will visit your home or office and survey the furniture, appliances, and equipment you need to shift.
Years of experience have enabled these professionals to efficiently size-up the amount of work, time, and truck size you will need to get your move done quickly.