Monday, July 25, 2011

Moving Companies

Finding and choosing a removal company is challenging. In times like these there are so many options and competitive companies that a number of methods may be used to select an appropriate moving comapny.

A good way to start is to ask friends and family whether they can recommend a firm for you. Traditional resources such as the yellow pages could also be consulted as well as the internet.

Before calling home removal firms or listing up your moving request, decide which level of service you require. Full-service is the most convenient option, as the home removal firm carries out all aspects of the removal from the packaging up of your goods and furniture, loading/unloading and then unpacking at the new address. However, this is also the most expensive option.

It is also important that you have a list of the items you want to transport (i.e. inventory) as it is a key area which home removal firms will look at when giving you the quotes. Our free online residential quote form serves as an inventory which you can conveniently compile in the proccess of getting your
free online quote.

Do not forget to agree on the date you require your home to be moved. You may wish to move on a Friday, which gives you the whole weekend to unpack before you have to go back to work. However, make sure all the facilities in your new home are running smoothly as a weekend without power and gas is not a pleasant way of starting your life in the new home. Use our free change of address checklist to write down the numbers of paid services for your new location and also find out which service offices are open during the time of your move to prevent inconvenience.

Insuring your valuables is also vital to any move. You never know if a road accident or natural disaster decides to intervene. Such unexpected events may cost you dearly.

Finally, do give yourself plenty of time to prepare for your moving date by booking your removal firm as soon as possible (ideally at least a month before your desired move date). You will find that by leaving it to the last minute, there may be a lack of reputable movers still available along with the most competitive quotes.

Removal Companies

Often people move house or office from one location to another ranging from short and long distances, sometimes even nationally or even internationally.

During this process they must face many tedious and annoying challenges. Moving is a very traumatic event which takes one outside of your comfort zone.

Never underestimate the amount of physical and mental organisation it takes to move the contents of your home to a new one. Packing boxes is one thing, but lugging them in and out of vans and up and down stairs is another, and can be extremely exhausting, especially if you're on a tight deadline to vacate the property. If you've a sizeable amount to shift, or lots of valuable items, such as antique furniture or fragile pieces, it's best to choose a removal company to take the burden off your shoulders, so you can concentrate on organising the rest of your move.
Make sure you're insured. Most removal companies will provide you with dedicated moving insurance against loss or breakages of your property while it's in transit. Make sure this is the case before booking anyone. You should also contact your home contents insurer to find out if your current policy will insure your property while it's being moved, too.

Negotiate on the price. If you're comfortable negotiating the price, see if you can get any discounts from the removal company. Be aware that moving house at peak times, such as Saturdays and during school holidays, will be more expensive, as demand is usually very high at these times. If you can, try and arrange to move on a normal weekday when it might be cheaper and there may be more room for a discount.

Randburg Movers are very happy to negotiate a good price that will suit your budget.

If you are moving home, click here for a
free residential removal quote .
If you are moving your business, click here for a
free business removal quote