Moving houses and moving offices generally can be very stressful. If you want to lift some of that burden off your shoulders you can hire a removals company. You may have to spend more when you hire them but it will be worth it.
If it is your first time to hire a removals company, you might be wondering what services they offer and how to go about hiring them. Well, a removals company generally takes care of transporting your things during the move. But aside from that, a removals company can also take care of the packing for you. And if you can't bring all of your things to your new home or new office, many removals company offer storage services too. Most of the time, they offer insurance as well.
If you don't have much time to do the packing yourself, it is ideal to let the removals company do it for you. If you also have big furniture, special equipment and other things that require special attention and experience in packing, it's best to have the removals company do it too.
Now if you are moving to a smaller place, you would need to rent storage space from the removals company too. When they transport your things, they would bring it to the storage space instead of bringing them to your new place.
To get the removals company of your preference, you should book their services early on. It is also advisable to book for a day when there are less people making their move. This way, you might be able to get their services at a lower rate.
It is also a practice for the removals company to send someone to assess the amount of things to be moved. This way they will be able give you an accurate price for the removals.
During this time, it is best to show everything you need to transport. You cannot hide anything, or else, you would only be charged extra on the day of the move. The price would usually be based on the weight of your things or the bulk of your belongings. At times it could also be based on the number of hours the movers are going to spend for the move.
When the removals company gives you the quote and you confirm the booking, be prepared to pay at least 40% of the quoted price. Don't be surprised when this is demanded from you since it is customary for them to do so.