When the time has come and you are ready to move from one house to your future home, things are sure to be hectic; it’s an exciting time and there are too many things to do in too little time. Ask anyone who’s been through it: it’s nerve-wracking but at the same time very rewarding indeed. It’s the start of a new life, after all.
However, there are a lot of things to consider, and the earlier you prepare for the move, the greater your chances of success. One of the most important decisions you will have to make is choosing the right removals firm. Here’s how to select the best removals firm for your residential move.
Ask around – ask for feedback
Any company worth its salt will be happy to provide you with references of jobs they have done in the past – and good recommendations are what it’s all about. If they have a good record, such as a removal company Cheltenham like Advanced Removals & Storage, then it means they take their responsibility seriously. Never be afraid to ask for references, and check their feedback online whenever you can.
What’s it going to cost?
The budget is important, so the company you are thinking of hiring should be upfront regarding the expenses you might incur. A good removals company will visit your home, make an estimate, and give you a survey for free – or at least at minimal cost. It will help you plan your move considerably if you know how much you are expected to spend.
Packing and other services
Will they help you assemble and disassemble furniture? Will they help you pack? Do they have advice to offer? Check the services they offer, and see which you need.
A uniformed staff usually speaks of professionalism. Whilst it’s not a guarantee, it does lend credibility. Consider it.
Nobody wants things to go wrong, but sometimes they do – and it’s good to have insurance at those times. Do they have insurance, and what does it cover?
One extra tip – and it’s an important one: trust your instincts when it comes to the personal approach. You should expect the staff (or the people you deal with prior to signing the agreement) to be friendly and oriented towards problem-solving. They are there to help you with a problem, after all, and should not insist on doing things according to their own terms unless there are good reasons for it. They have to be able to listen to you and explain to you why they do things a certain way. Since they are going to be handling personal property, you deserve the personal approach. Ensure yourself of good service. Professionalism is a must.
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