Moving home can be quite time consuming and involved, so it’s best to start planning your move months in advance. We’d recommend you start looking into which interstate removalists you’ll use even up to three to four months prior to your moving date.
We've put together a short checklist of things you should know or ask about removalists you're considering using:
Research & book early
Researching long distance moving companies might not sound exciting but considering you’re entrusting them with the safe transportation of your home contents – which can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars – it pays to put in a little time and research before coming to a decision.
Booking months in advance will mean you secure the right company you decide to go with, and secure the day and time that you prefer.
Planning ahead also gives you time to work out what services you require. If you have the time available and perhaps a tight budget for your move, you might decide to do the packing yourself. If, on the other hand you’re time poor, you’ll need to find a professional and reputable interstate removals company to help you with a more comprehensive packing and moving service. From packing, loading, unloading and unpacking in your new home, most professional companies will have a variety of services and service packages available.
What do I look for in an interstate furniture removalist?
It’s not always easy to know how to choose the right interstate removalists for your needs, so here are some practical tips to get you started:
1. Name & reputation
A name says a lot about the company, and a good name with a great reputation is a sign that the removalist can be trusted. Check out their website to see how professionally a company conducts themselves, and what testimonials they have from past clients.
2. Consider quality when reviewing costs
Like in any service-oriented company, rates should always be commensurate to the quality of service that can be expected. Request a quote or assessment from the company first, and make sure you’re happy that the quote covers all of your needs so that there’s no surprise extra costs at the end of the job; perhaps you have bulky/difficult to move items, antique furniture or a piano – make sure your quote includes these items. Also double check that the interstate removals company has adequate insurance to cover all of your items during the move.
3. Professional operators
Finally, choose an interstate removals company whose staff are professional, friendly and happy to answer all of your questions. There’s nothing worse than trying to get help or advice days or hours before your move from staff that are not obliging.
The wrap up.
We’d love to have a chat about your move you’re looking to book in and answer any questions you have. Get in touch to book request your free ultimate moving checklist or request a quote.