Vital Questions to Ask When Whittling Down Your Options of Removalists

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Vital Questions to Ask When Whittling Down Your Options of Removalists

17 November 2021
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Hiring a removalist for your move, whether locally or nationally, is highly advisable, as there is an array of benefits you get to reap from their expertise. Not only will removalists save you a substantial amount of time but they will also ensure that your relocation is as efficient as possible, which greatly reduces the stress associated with a move.

But once you start looking around for movers, you will quickly realise that many companies provide removalist services. So how can you discern which movers will be the best fit you're your particular relocation? Check out the following vital questions that you should ask when whittling down your options of removalists.

1. What is the company structure?

A presumption that many people have regarding removalist services is that the company they choose will handle every single aspect of their move, including the transportation of their belongings. But this is not always the case. Brokerage removalist companies, for example, will source clients and then will be in partnership with a different company that will be tasked with the relocation. Hence, while you may have met representatives of the brokerage, you will not know who is responsible for your items.

Carriers, on the other hand, are companies that provide transport services. Thus, they will not only ship your belongings to the new location but they will also be tasked with dispatching personnel to your home to pack and load your belongings, processing all the paperwork necessary and so on. Ensure you inquire about the structure of the removalist company and all the services that they provide so that you can establish which option will work best for you.

2. What is the fee structure?

The second question you need to ask when narrowing down your options of removalists is their fee structures as well as what is included in this pricing. Knowing this fee structure beforehand will help with limiting the risk of misunderstandings, as some individuals may receive their final invoice and feel like they were ripped off. You should also keep in mind that different removalist companies will use varying categories to come up with their fee structure.

Nonetheless, a few of the common factors that would influence the overall cost of your relocation will include the distance between your old home and new home, the weight of all your belongings and the labour rates charged by the moving company, whether hourly or daily. Take note, in some scenarios, the season you will be moving in could affect the pricing, as removalist services are typically in high demand during the summer months. 

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Using Storage Strategically to Make Your House Feel Larger

Hi, my name is Kendall and welcome to my blog. I used to be a minimalist, and I still don't own much, but to let my children be true to who they are, I had to back down on my opinions and let them own stuff. However, the clutter drives me crazy. Because of that, I had to learn a bunch of storage tips. I use storage – both hired storage units and storage solutions in my own home – to make things feel more organised. By storing things discretely away, I also make the house feel larger. If you want tips from a lifelong minimalist and reluctant owner of tons of stuff, this blog is for you. Please, explore and enjoy.

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