Finding the right removals and storage company to help with your move is key to as smoothly as possible. Where should you put your precious belongings when there are so many providers to choose from? Here are some tips on choosing the best removals and Storage Company for your needs.
- Do your research
The first company you find online spend time researching different providers in your local area. Check online review sites to see feedback from past customers they satisfied with the service provided? Did the company turn up on time and handle belongings with care? Negative reviews should raise red flags. Look for companies with consistently good feedback.
- Get personal recommendations
Word of mouth is often the best testament to a removals and storage Company’s service. Ask family, friends, and neighbors if they recommend a provider they are happy with. Satisfied customers are usually more than happy to pass on the names of removal firms that gave them great service. However, make sure to still do your research on any recommended companies before making a decision.
- Schedule in-home estimates
While you get quotes online or over the phone, it’s best to have companies come do in-home estimates. It is a way to see exactly what needs to be moved and provide a more accurate quote. It also gives you a chance to assess their professionalism and ask questions in person. Most companies provide free in-home estimates. Be wary of those who try to charge for them.
- Consider additional services
Moving involves much more than just the physical relocation of belongings. Consider what other services you may need from your removal provider. For example, do you need them to disassemble and reassemble furniture? Pack specialty items like fine china? Provide storage? Coordinate utilities at your new home? Discuss all your needs upfront so they are taken into the quote.
- Request references
Reputable companies should be happy to provide references from past satisfied customers. Take the time to call or email a few references and ask about their experience. Did the movers show up on time? Were they courteous and professional? How carefully did they handle belongings? Speaking directly to past customers gives great insights into what you expect.
- Look for experience
There’s a lot to be said for experience in entrusting your belongings to a removal company. Look for established companies in business for a long time. They are more likely to have an experienced team and a good reputation. Newer or fly-by-night companies have the expertise or resources to handle your move well.
- Read contracts carefully
Before signing a contract, read it thoroughly so you fully understand its terms. Look out for hidden fees and clauses that limit the company’s liability for damages. A good contract will provide reasonable limits but not absolve the company of all responsibility.