How to choose a removal company if you wish to avoid disappointment?

The first and most important task when moving is to find the ideal removal company. But what should you look for if you don’t have experience with a moving company and don’t want to be disappointed?

In this article, we show you the useful steps and questions to help you manage your search successfully.

The first recommended step to find a removal company

Before you open up Google or pick up the phone, it’s a good idea to set your expectations. The following questions can help you clarify everything you might need:

  • where are you planning to move from?
  • what’s the planned deadline for the move?
  • what goods are you planning to move from A to B?
  • what’s the weight and volume involved?
  • do you need help with the packing?
  • what are your specific transport needs?

It matters whether you plan to move from overseas or within the country. But if you start your search by clarifying your expectations, you greatly increase your chances of success.

Where to find a competent removal company?

It might be a good idea to ask around. Especially if a friend, relative, distant acquaintance or colleague has recently moved. An extra benefit of recommendations from your contacts is that you can ask about their personal experiences.

Another handy option is to use Google to look for them. All you have to do is start a search according to the nature of your move. Some possible examples:

Of course, it’s still a long way from here before you can make a frustration-free choice of movers. In our experience, the best way to proceed with the process is to.

Get a quote from several removal companies

Important to have a basis for comparison. You should ask for quotes from at least 3-4 places. Of course, it’s a good idea to only contact companies you trust. To ensure this, check the following before you ask for a quote:

  • Company information on the website of the provider.
  • Google and/or social media reviews.
  • Real references on the company’s online interfaces.

The time it takes to get any feedback on a request for proposal can be telling. If a removal company responds quickly and provides detailed information, this could be a sign of an orderly, professional operation. The opposite is also telling, with a negative omen of course.

Don’t just look at the price for a frustration-free removal choice

As we highlighted in our article below, excessive savings are not recommended when relocating. Cheap meat usually comes with low quality, and a conspicuously low quote usually masks a lack of quality of service.

Don’t just look at which removals company is the cheapest. When you get quotes from service providers, you should also look for:

  • what the removal company’s offer includes;
  • what is included in the basic price;
  • what they charge extra for.

Read all offers carefully! Any details overlooked, any questions left unanswered, equals the possibility of an unexpected problem later. There is no room for such risks when moving.

No wonder we offer a free initial consultation. We specifically request that all important questions are discussed at this meeting. Just in case!

How can you check the reliability of a removal company?

In our experience, the following aspects are a tangible way to avoid disappointment:

  • After the general information, will you receive confirmation by e-mail? The word gets around, but in writing any offer is transparent.
  • Do they answer your questions in a prepared, understandable and professional manner?
  • Is pricing flexible enough for your needs?
  • Do they offer insurance for the duration of the move?

You can combine this with a thorough check of company data and references. The depth of “investigation” you consider appropriate depends on you, the value of your assets and your preferences. However, a fair service provider will have nothing to hide.

Relocation without disappointment

MoveArtis team has been helping with domestic and international removals for 35 years:

  • we work on a basis of trust;
  • always a helpful person to answer you;
  • helping you to the best of our knowledge and experience;
  • our principle is that your satisfaction is the measure of our work;
  • and there’s a good chance you’ll save money with us.

 Are you planning to move? Want to get through the process without disappointment?
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