Moving is one of the life’s most demanding and least fun events. Imagine getting all your stuff from your current residence to your new home without any professional assistance. This thought is enough to make you tear your hair out. While the right moving company can make your relocation smooth, choosing the wrong furniture removalist can make your move a nightmare. But how can you make sure that such a situation – or worse – won’t occur to you during your move? Below we are going to tell you how. Thanks to team down at Move in Removals, we have gathered some of key areas to look for when selecting a mover in your city. Visit: http://www.moveinremovals.com.au/removalists-melbourne/ for more information on Move in Removals. Anyways, let’s get into it!
Licenses are the ‘it’ factor when it comes to distinguishing reliable furniture movers from the mere joy riders. Searching for an accredited removalist at Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA) is a good place to start. AFRA accredits only those furniture removalists that have the necessary premises, vehicles, equipment, and staff. Be sure the removalist is licensed before proceeding to….
Get estimates from more than one furniture mover. Make sure those estimates are in writing and clearly break down all the charges. Don’t accept verbal estimates. The estimate must include everything in your home you want to be relocated. That includes your furniture and all other belongings. Along with the binding estimate, the mover should provide you with an inventory list showing each item and its condition before the move. Additional documents, such as an order of service and bill of landing, should be presented to you on moving day. These documents serve as clarification and approval of the moving process.
For any move to end on a good note, an insurance coverage is important. Due to their nature, furniture items are more likely to get scraped – or worse – damaged. Reliable furniture movers know this all too well. They are liable for your belongings as they are being handled and transported. Therefore they should offer you a proper insurance option, either a full value or release value protection. While the full value option offers a more comprehensive insurance cover, it will cost you extra. Released value protection, on the other hand, covers any damaged or lost items.
Once you get all the paperwork and licenses checked and in order, you may want to know how long the furniture removals company has been in business. Experience counts and the company’s track record shows their level of service and ability to deliver each and every time. For instance, have they successfully moved countless pieces of furniture, either locally or nationally, without any minor or major damages? Remember, no amount of insurance can ever give you those precious furniture pieces back.
Before you go on to hire a furniture removalist company, it’s best to check how their services have been rated. Do some detective work: First, check the company’s website for any information regarding their services. If possible, ask the removalist for testimonials from previous clients. To get a better perspective, do some digging online. Pair the company’s name with ‘complaints’, and search online to find any blog post(s) about bad customer experiences with the moving company.
After reading through this, you can now be confident to go on with – or begin your hunt for the best furniture movers in your area. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to find a professional mover who you can trust with safely delivering your possessions to your new home. Please contact the boys at Move in Removals for all move enquiries in Melbourne.