A professional, efficient removalist can make moving day a snap. Get the right moving team in place with the following tips.
Source numerous quotes
Start by contacting a number of reputable removalists and asking them for an obligation-free written quote. Consider price, service and any extras you might need such as packing materials, cleaning, storage or pet transportation.
Trust in recommendations
Talk to friends and family who’ve had positive moving experiences and narrow down your selection list. Knowing how a company has performed with other customers is reassuring and will take a lot of the guesswork out of the selection process.
Often the quotation process takes a few weeks to complete. Give yourself plenty of time before moving day to gather your quotes and choose a removalist. It’s also worth providing movers with details about your new property, such as layout, access points and any stairs, as this may have an impact on price and scheduling.
Read the fine print
Unexpected charges or surprises are the last things you want to be dealing with on moving day. Check that all costs have been covered in the quote and ensure the terms and conditions of the contract are clear and satisfactory.
Look into insurance
Australian law does not require removal companies to carry insurance, so take the time to check your existing contents insurance to see if your belongings will be covered during transit. If not, ask the removal company if they’re able to provide you with transit insurance options to insure against any potential loss or breakages.
It pays to plan ahead when you’re moving – especially when it comes to connecting your utilities. Get a fast and free quote for gas and electricity at your new home with Energy Australia’s online estimator.