Moving house has to be one of the most stressful life changes we can go through and sometimes it just makes sense to spend the money on hiring a removals company. I remember the first time we moved house and we thought it would be absolutely fine and we wouldn’t need the help, how wrong was I?!
Here are my top tips for choosing the best removals company
All international removal companies should ask to come and visit your property for an assessment, the assessment should be free of charge. An assessment is a way for the removals company to build up a survey of what will be involved on moving day. It will also help them put together a more accurate quote so be honest about the amount of belongings you have to move. They will also assess if there are any access issues and parking will need to be as close to the property as possible which you will need to arrange.
It is worth asking the removals company what level of insurance they have to cover goods in transit. You need to make sure your possessions are covered if anything should go wrong. I would also ask if they charge for disassembling furniture and if that will incur an extra charge.
Finding out how they like to be paid, all reputable companies will accept all major debit/credit cards as well as cash. I would stay clear of companies that only offer cash in hand or large deposits.
Find out about their delays policy. Delays can often happen without your control so you will need to know this information as removal companies charge per hour which can be quite expensive.
A lot of removal companies will provide packaging and boxes etc which can save you loads of money. Some will offer a hire service and some companies will sell the boxes that you need.
If the company staff all wear uniforms this is the highest indicator the company is reputable and professional. You want to feel like you can approach the staff and that your belongings are in safe hands and will be looked after.
If you’re moving to Canada or any other country I would suggest checking out Getamover for all your removal needs.