Have you ever experienced a move? If you have, then you surely understand how totally demanding the entire process can be. A move can be a rollercoaster of emotional and physical stress. It begins with sorting through all your stuff, deciding on what will go to the next location, what will go into storage, what will be given out or sold etc. You also need to pack up the items to be moved in boxes and also decide on a movement method.
Finally, these items have to be physically moved to the new location through the means you decided on. After going through all of these processes, you are likely going to be totally drained emotionally and especially physically.
It’s therefore no surprise that a lot of folks choose to work with removalists rather than going through this stress on their own. Actually, working with professional removalists saves you more than just the stress. It comes with a lot more benefits than that, which explains why it is almost a standard practice for anyone moving these days to do so using a moving company.
Let’s try to elaborate on some of the benefits that working with a moving company offers.
Why Do You Need to Hire a Removalist?
This is obviously the benefit that most folks will first consider. Surely, it is very convenient to be able to sit back and have someone else move all your stuff. All you may need to do is to supervise and provide direction, something that most folks already love doing.
With this convenience comes the absence of stress and that’s a great thing.
Efficiency and Speed
Aside from convenience, there’s also the issue of efficiency. Professional removalists have two things going for them – skill (experience) and the right tools.
With their skill at moving stuff, they can quickly get all your things organized, and even suggest more efficient ways of packing them, whether in boxes or not for an easier move. They also know how best to load these stuff into the moving van to maximize space, and probably save you a few bucks.
Having the right tools or equipment makes it easy for them to move your stuff quickly and more efficiently. This becomes obvious when heavy objects need to be moved.
With a combination of their skill and these tools, the process of packing is completed a lot faster than you may have ever been able to get it done. Best of all, those items will be better arranged and sorted.
There are two aspects of safety to consider here. The first is your safety and those of your family members or others that stay with you (if there are) and the second is the safety of your stuff.
A lot of people have experienced first-hand the danger or risk involved in packing stuff for a move. A lot of injuries can occur during this process. Heavy items could be dropped on a feet, spinal issues could result from attempting to lift these heavy items wrongly and other simple accidents that could leave one or more person injured (lightly or seriously).
When you work with professionals, these risks are almost totally removed as you will not be a core part of the moving team. You can afford to watch from a safe distance, or at least remove other members of your family who can get hurt.
The period of moving is a time during which a lot of your stuff can get damaged. This damage usually occurs either during the packing of the stuff or while in transit to the new locations. This second cause is usually the result of improper arrangement inside the moving van.
Professional removalists reduce the risk of any of the two occurring. With their skill and the right equipment, they can move your stuff safely from the house to the van and then efficiently stack them in the van, maximizing space and optimizing safety.
You can learn more about safety issues during a move here.
How to Hire the Right Removalist
Given all of the above, how do you go about hiring a removalist? There are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you don’t just hire any removalist but the one that can really and truly get the job done.
Let’s now consider a few of these.
Ask for Referrals
This is always a great way to get started. It helps you sort through the “chaff” because people will only recommend or refer you to companies they have had a good experience with. Start by asking your friends and family members if they can recommend any moving company.
Check for Reviews
Another way to go is to check online. You can either do a “near me” search for removalists in your area of choice or you can search for a particular company that someone recommended.
If for example a family member recommended a company called Fragile Removals in Melbourne, you can check online to see what other users have to say about them. This will give you a better idea of the quality of service that the company is known for.
Get and Compare Quotes
If you’ve shortlisted some companies that look promising, the next thing you should do is get a quote from each of them. This will help you compare the services they are offering and the price they are charging. You most certainly want to go for the best value.
One thing you can be sure of is that with the right removalist, your move will be a lot easier and efficient. Your most important task therefore is to get the right company to work with. Follow the steps enumerated above to achieve this.
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