Friday, May 31, 2024

Hiring The Right Removalist

Moving can be stressful and overwhelming. You might already be dealing with decluttering, packing, changing address paperwork, taking care of the family or running your business. A good professional removalist can be very helpful in this stressful, busy time. A genuine company helps you experience a smooth relocation and ensures the safety of the valuables throughout the process.

Do Your Research!

Start by asking for recommendations from trusted people in your life. If any of your close friends, family or business colleagues have recently moved, talk to them and ask them which company they hired to move their belongings. Knowing about the service quality and professionals from people you trust can be very helpful.

Reading online reviews on Google or Facebook can also help you determine whether the customers are satisfied with their service, price, professionalism, etc.

Experience matters! You want to pick a trained, experienced removalist to help you. See how long they have been in business. You’ll most likely be better off with a removalist service that has a proven track record.

The Right Quote

Firstly, you need to understand that many factors can influence the cost of moving with a removalist. These can include the number of boxes you have, whether there are fragile items that need special attention, the number of removalists needed, the number of trips needed between locations, whether packing and unpacking are required, etc. Some removalists offer free inspections to assess your belongings and go over all the details with you. This will help you avoid any additional costs later.

Remember that the cheapest is not always better.

Read The Terms and Conditions

Before you book your removalists, you should carefully check the details of the quote and the terms and conditions. Ensure that everything is clear and accurate and that there are no hidden charges or surprises. For example, there might be hidden fees for heavy items, navigating stairs, or unforeseen delays.

Are you insured? Confirm the extent and specifics of the removalist's insurance coverage. Understand what is included and excluded, especially regarding damages that might happen during the move.

What happens if you need to cancel or change the move date? To avoid any financial or logistical dilemmas, it’s essential to know the terms and conditions associated with cancellations. Make sure you understand these terms before committing.

Getting Started

As you start the process of selecting trustworthy removalists, remember that not all removalists are equal. Each move is unique, and finding the perfect fit requires careful consideration.

Storage King can assist by providing you with local recommended removalists. We can also help equip you with the right boxes and packing materials, which are viewable online or in-store.

Call your local Storage King Store on 1800 100 700 (AU) or 0800 220 210 (NZ).