As we are all aware, moving is a difficult enough task with solicitor and mortgage arrangements, but what is commonly left on the back burner is finding a removal company Chester.
Finding a removal company tends to be a typical after thought, with movers picking those that are the most convenient, and have space last minute. Let’s face it, there’s probably a good reason those removal companies have last minute spots. Follow our 10 Important Moving House Tips to keep on track of your move.
To find a good removal company you will need to have a plan in place, after all, an important part of moving is moving your belongings from A to B. To find the best value for your money there are a few things you should bear in mind before going ahead and booking a removal company.
Where Are They Located?
Where the removal company is located is important. Before you start comparing prices it is important that you narrow down your search area. There are lots and lots of removal companies out there so by doing this you’ll whittle it down to much smaller selection. Otherwise, you may end up wasting your valuable time looking at companies based in London when you live in North Wales!
Before going ahead and asking for quotes be clear with what your requirements are. Do a self-evaluation and see what it is you need exactly. Whilst some companies offer additional services such as storage and packing services, others don’t. So, it’s good to have a clear idea in your head what is it you need so when you do ask for quotes you can narrow your search even further.
As previously touched on, if you require storage services, the removal company you choose may offer the option too! Think about how you will get your belongings to your storage facility? A removal company will sort all of this for you, so don’t go ahead and arrange a storage facility until you have found your removal company as it is likely they can help.
Find a good comparison site, who will do all the heavy lifting for you. Comparison sites may also offer a few freebies for using their service too, and who doesn’t love a freebie? Reviews are also a good indicator of how good a company is, with honest opinions from previous customers, it should be much easier to find a company that you are comfortable with.
Allow companies to conduct a pre-move survey, which will allow them to assess how long it will take to remove your belongings, how many members of staff and how big of a van to use. This is also a good opportunity for you to get a feel for the company and how it operates.
During your survey, removal companies may ask about parking outside your current and new home. Whilst most include parking within their quotes, some may charge extra if they need to park in a car park. It is important you know about this prior to booking in with a removal company so there is no unnecessary charges or stresses on moving day.
Ask what level of insurance your potential removal company has. Depending on their insurance you may need to look into getting additional insurance if you have any particularly valuable items.