Moving homes is always a tough job. It takes a lot of preparation and prior planning. Thus to help with all these, it is always better to hire removal companies who will do the packing and moving for you. On hiring them, they will schedule a date and start wrapping all the furniture, appliances, and other possessions carefully and then they will pack them in the moving truck and take them to the new destination.
But before reaching the booking part, you need to choose the right removal company. Start with narrowing down the available choices and then choosing the one that fits your requirements and provides all the needed services.
Below is a list of services that all the good removal companies will provide.
Adjust to your schedule
The most important thing to do is to decide on a moving day. A capable and good removal company will ask you the days when you are probably planning to move. They will ask for the dates when the property is sold/ bought and when all the paperwork finishes. This information is required to start organizing everything and make sure that the move can take place as planned.
Enquire about parking facility at both the houses
Asking about the parking facility beforehand will help the company to arrange their resources properly. If there is not much space to park a big lorry, they might arrange a smaller van to act as a shuttle between the house and the main truck, or if the truck is parked a little far, more manpower will be required on the moving day. It is also helpful for you as you can avoid any extra charges on the moving day.
Provide packing material and packing service
If you decide on doing your own packing, the removal company will need to send the packing materials timely to keep with your schedule. And if you take up on their offer to do the packing for you, they will safely do all the wrapping and packing. Whatever service you take, a good moving company will discuss all the details clearly decide on the dates.
Have a detailed conversation to know your situation
The more details you give the removal company, the more they will tailor all the services based on your situation and requirements. Say if you are going to sell off some possessions or going to buy some furniture just before the moving, then the removal company will have to consider these and accordingly calculate the manpower requirement and cost to charge. And all this information can only be conveyed when both parties have a proper conversation.
Conduct a pre-move survey
The best thing that an experienced removal company will do is conduct a pre-move survey. In this survey, a moving consultant will visit your current home and check all the possessions you have, check all the rooms, cupboards, lofts, backyard, etc., to get an idea of how many things need to be packed and moved. The consultant will provide advice of what services you can use and what the appropriate cost will be. This survey is free of cost.