Home Removals - Get the Lowest Quote
Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Planning and doing a house removal can be quite a challenging experience, not to mention how expensive it could get. There are dozens of removals companies who would gladly fight for the job of moving your belongings. It's advisable to have your own plan and requirements prior to the move. Choosing the right removalist is vital, but you should also mind the cost. If you have to move within a strict budget you will probably choose to do some of the work on your own - even hire the truck and drive it yourself. Although this way you will save up a considerable amount of money, you might just end up risking the safety of your household. Moving heavy and large pieces of furniture and appliances is risky and one can easily damage the items. Even the smallest mistake can result in you breaking something valuable, for which you don't even have insurance. Getting professional help is the smartest way to deal with relocation. If you still want to save money, you can do that by trying to negotiate a lower cost. This way you will have a peace of mind that professionals will pack and move your items in a safe manner. So how can you actually reduce the cost of the removalists?
• Pack everything on your own. This includes purchasing all the moving boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap and other packing supplies. The process of packing has to be done the proper way so that when the movers arrive they will only need to take the boxes and load them inside the moving truck. It may seem like a hard task, but there are more and more people trusting their own skills with the packing. Having to individually pack all your items gives you the opportunity to decide what to take and what to sell or throw away. The idea is to have enough quality packing materials and boxes and follow tips for safe packing. This will save you a certain amount of money, but make sure you leave the boxes open for an inspection by the movers before they seal them.
• You can also reduce the time your removalists will take for the whole move, which also adds up to the total cost of the move. One way to do that is by labeling all the boxes accordingly and placing them near the house's entrance or outside the house if possible. This way the removalists will manage to arrange the boxes inside the truck in the safest way and once you arrive at the new place, they will know which room each box goes to. This saves lots of time and therefore money off your budget. Try to assist the removalists and give them guidelines - this will speed up the process considerably.
• You have to make sure you get at least four - five quotes. When you are getting quotes you should ask the same questions and tell the same details about the move to each removalist. This is very important especially when you are doing most of the work yourself - this will allow the removalist to decide upon the most reasonable quote, depending on the size of the truck and duration of the move. If you don't need any help by professional movers, you can insist on a lower quote.
These three simple steps can save you lots of money, but make sure you know what you are doing, before you decide to try this challenging form of DIY.
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