Moving is an extremely hectic job no matter where you live. Whether you are moving your home, office or an institution, time seems to be working against you. Hiring movers is the best option, but some people may not have removalists in their budget, or they may not trust removalists with their possessions. Moving is hard, managing all the paperwork issues with handling heavy items and rearranging everything in the new residence, it is pretty time consuming. Time is the only thing that people of the twenty first century do not have (hence the saying ‘Time is money’ seems fit). The smart trendy move is to hire movers that are trustworthy. But who do you trust with your precious belongings? Who makes sure that your Grandfather’s piano stays scratch free and intact during the move?
It is true that not every moving contractor cares about your things. You have to make sure that the movers give attention to your possessions as much as you do. They need to handle your belongings mindfully to prevent any kind of damage and act professionally through the whole execution. Come to think of it, you already have so much on your plate on moving out day, it would be impossible for you to babysit inexperienced movers all the way.
Although it’s stressful work, there is a solution to every problem. There are things you can do to make moving less exhausting for you. Check out the following tips:
The internet is the greatest store of information on earth now. So, do not hesitate to fire up the old search engine! Do some thorough internet research on how to handle tasks on moving day, how to manage movers to sync with your needs and if you have kids—how to calm the little tykes down on that chaotic day and lessen your stress.
Look for reviews
Twenty first century citizens talk in reviews. Who has the time for qualitative evaluation when you can grade service providers in numbers!
Most companies have a website nowadays, so you can look for reviews on their website, research on the customer service, see what people who accepted their service said about their quality of work.
Recommendations for a service says a lot about them.
You will also find pages and sites that post reviews for service providers.
Check those too, just to be sure which way to go.
While you’re at it, why not check out the hundreds of 5 star reviews we’ve collected over the years!
If you are not moving to a whole other region, the clever move is to choose a local moving company. Ask for recommendations from people you’ve known to move within the area. While researching on the internet, also look for known fraud. This will help you make a little list of possible local movers that fit your needs after much addition and deduction. Look for a local company that mentioned an estimated moving budget on their web page. Doing extensive research into a removalist company can save you time, money and hassle in the long-run.
Have a hearty chat
When you come down to a list of movers that work in the area, call and talk in detail about your needs and how their services can accommodate them. Some companies provide obligation free quotes. Getting an estimate of the cost from these companies would be a good idea.
Don’t break the bank
We are all on a budget, and none of us want to overspend on a service. By accurately going through your possessions and your requirements, you can avoid unforeseen additional fees that can often exceed your budget. So, be realistic and keep in mind all the extras involved in a move, such as packing materials, if the removalists are paid by the hour you will need to allow for traffic, etc. You should meticulously plan how much you can spend on each sector of expense.
After choosing the right movers for your home moving day, someone from the company will come to your house and make an estimate of the tools and resources they would need.
Our advice is not to hide anything from them. If you do hide something, the costs can mount up on the moving day, and it cannot be handled without preparation.
Inform removalists about everything they need to pack including things that need extra precaution moving such as Pianos, Pool Tables, Outdoor Spas, large fish tanks, heavy safes, statues etc. Some companies charge extra for this type of thing, but if you think about it, that is fair. After all, they are only taking extra care of your prized possessions.
Taking such good care of your moving process, you deserve some sleep before the final day. Take the well-deserved nap. If the movers you choose are Queensland’s A Smooth Move Removals, sleep like a baby because you have chosen the best in business around the area and can trust them completely to do the job well.
Initiate the fresh new start!