Learn How Professional Removalists Can Help You
Planning a big move or shifting furniture is a stressful time. Even more daunting is taking on the task of doing it all yourself. Take a load off your mind and let the professionals alleviate the stress on moving day. Furniture movers are fit and strong and can offer you more than you may realise. This article will cover many of the services they offer to assist home owners. We will also take a look at the most important factors to consider when choosing the right furniture removals company for you.
If you want to save money you can buy some boxes, start packing and hire a truck. But be prepared for some back-breaking hard work. We recommend to use your time wisely, invest some money into hiring a furniture removal company and spend your time organising other things for your new home.
Even if you only need a single piece of furniture moved from one place to another, most removals companies will be happy to offer this service. Perhaps you are giving an item away, transporting it between two locations or have sold it on a website like Ebay. A removalist can bridge the gap and make your life easier, even if the item is going overseas. It is an affordable option and worth taking advantage of.
If you are moving furniture locally, it is far easier to get an experienced removals crew into help. They will take all the stress out of the process. No need to worry about traveling from one end of the city to the other in a large vehicle you are not used to driving. Let’s be honest, it’s not safe and will take up allot of your time. Hire professionals like Pro Removalists Brisbane and rest assured your furniture will be safely delivered to your new home of office safely.
Interstate Removals – Long Distance
If you are moving to a new state, there are many moving companies that can provide a full truck load or back-loading services. If you are moving furniture to New South Wales or Victoria then there are many movers that have experience of doing such jobs. If you are planning a move to somewhere more rural, you could think about contacting a removalist working within the area you are moving to. Keep in mind that the harder an area is to reach, the more expensive the cost is likely to be. If you are moving goods a long way, remember not to leave anything perishable in any of the boxes, and take valuable items with you.
Commercial and Industrial
Furniture movers can help with commercial moves such as offices and building equipment. Perhaps your office is changing location, moving to another office within Brisbane or to another state. A professional moving company can move anything from a single desk to entire floors of office furniture and supplies. This professional service could mean that your move is efficiently completed overnight rather than dragging on for days, and can save you a lot of money in the process.
Furniture Pre-Packaging Services
Many companies provide packing services for your furniture. This is particularly important when you have delicate goods. These can include art, musical instruments or other breakable and valuable items. Packing services will vary, but certain companies can even offer you a portable wardrobe to save packing up all your clothes. Others offer to dismantle and reassemble furniture for you and even include plumbing and electrical services.
Quality Packing Materials
If you choose to do your own packing, a moving company will normally deliver packaging materials to you free of charge. These include flat packed boxes, tape, packing paper, bubble wrap for breakable items and anything else you may need. Using your own boxes may seem like a good idea, but these are not likely to be the same quality as that of the removals company. Durability is very important when it comes to boxes and so it is highly recommended that you take advantage of the packing materials. Make sure you check the weight restriction per box before you do your packing. Then use small boxes for heavy items and pack the light weight ones in large boxes. It is best to use larger boxes whenever necessary as it is more economical for you when you have fewer boxes to transport.
Ways to Cut Costs
Here are some handy tips on how to cut down your costs:
- Start packing well in advance, so you get everything packed on time
- Use quality packing materials so goods can be easily transported
- Empty items such as wardrobes and chests of drawers beforehand
- Defrost freezers over a week before the move
- Dismantle the furniture before the moving team arrives
- Ensure clear access for the trucks to save time
What to Look For
Make sure they have a Good Reputation
Make sure the company is reputable and trustworthy. You can get a good idea of companies background from their website. Make sure they are experienced and you can easily contact them if an emergency arises. You can read reviews online to find positive testimonials. Companies with no website or feedback from previous customers, this should set alarm bells ringing. Let’s face it, we are in 2017 now and all reliable businesses should have a website.
Don’t Jump to Conclusions about the Quote
Price isn’t everything. The cost can seem like the overriding factor when it comes to choosing your removal company. However, it is worth shopping around for several quotes. Make sure the quotes you are being given are free and no obligation is required upon receiving them. Also be sure you are aware of exactly what is being offered in the quote you are given. The quote may seem incredibly cheap, but this could come at the expense of quality of service. Consider the risks involved by picking the cheap option before you jump right in.
Once you have made your choice
Look at the Contract Carefully
When your choice is made, be sure that you review the contract in detail. Look carefully for exactly what is offered. How big is the team, is it a single man and a van or more? Depending on the number of goods you need transported, a larger team may be needed to complete the job in good time. You may think you are paying a decently hourly rate, but if the process takes twice as long then your bill doubles anyway. The contract may also contain subject to increase’ clauses. These should be queried before the job goes ahead to avoid nasty surprises when it comes to cost.
Check Insurance Options and Guarantees
Good movers will provide you with insurance in case something goes wrong. Often they will have a no damage’ guarantee to cover you should property be accidentally broken or scratched. If you are planning on packaging your own items you should ask exactly how you need to pack them. If you do not adhere to the packaging correct standards, you could be left liable in the case of damage to your belongings. To remove this added stress, consider a company that including packing services in their removal package. Most importantly check the insurance packages they offer, sometimes you will need to pay extra for additional cover.
Why Hire a Professionals?
There are many reasons why hiring professionals is a great option when you are moving furniture. Here are just a few:
- It is less hassle than hiring your own vehicle and doing the moving yourself.
- You do not run the risk of injuring yourself shifting heavy furniture.
- Moving companies will have high standards when it comes to health and safety in the workplace.
- Professional Removalists have the correct vehicles and packing equipment to transport your furniture. This means they will be more protected during transit and the risk of damage is much lower.
- Your furniture will be covered against damage.
Hiring reputable movers is a great choice no matter how big or small your move. This takes all of the stress out of your move and makes it easy for you.
If you have any questions or would like a quote for your move feel free to get in touch.
Thanks for reading and happy moving!