One of the biggest headaches about moving is finding the right removal company to help you (amongst other things). First, you have to go through the trauma of selling your home, and then, (if you’re in the UK), you have to hang around for several weeks so you know the sale hasn’t fallen through.
It’s no wonder that by the time you’re ready to look for a removal company, your nerves are shredded, and this is one reason why people are not thinking straight when they start their search. This is why I thought it would be an idea to give you some “checkpoints” so to speak, so you can use them during your search.
Before we get to that, you may think it’s easier for you to find a removal company in the traditional way, that is, to say, you use a business directory. However, this is time consuming, and time is something you may not have on your hands.
What lots of people do is turn to the internet, and there are many online marketplaces you can use to post your removal needs. However, there are some things to consider:
- Try to see it from the removal firm’s point of view. What you post on the internet is all they have to go on. If you’re not accurate about the amount of stuff you have to move, or you’re not spot on about the dates you require, this can lead to problems later down the line.
- Don’t get all excited because you have a really cheap price, there will be a reason for this, so make sure you ask questions before you just go ahead and book based on price alone.
- In fact, asking questions before you book is the most important thing you need to do. Write a few down prior to posting your needs on the internet, and you can refer to these when you start to receive bids.
- Aove all, if you can, rely on the people that run the website you’re using. If you’re not sure, make use of the contact details on the website, and ASK! That’s what customer service people are there for.
These are just a few of the most important things to consider when you’re looking for a removal company online, but the main thing is you don’t make a hasty decision, only to regret it afterwards.
Author: Julie Coburn