There’s a lot to think about when moving house and we get that it can be overwhelming at times. However, it’s important to remember that the removalist service you hire can be the difference between an easy move and a stressful one so make sure you take the time to choose wisely. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the common mistakes people make when choosing their Perth removalists so you can avoid them in the future!
1. Leaving it too late to book
One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to book your removalist as soon as you know your moving date. Too many people leave it to the last minute and struggle to find a company who can fit them in. Booking ahead also means that you generally have more options and you can get your first pick when it comes to your preferred mover.
2. Focussing on cost
Yes, moving house is expensive so it’s understandable that you have your budget in mind when choosing a removalist company. However, remember that along with a competitive price you also want a company which is reliable and trustworthy. It’s no good choosing a budget option only to find that they show up late and don’t treat your items with care.
3. Going with the first option
As tempting as it is to go with the first company you call, it can be a really good idea to get two or three quotes to confirm that the company you choose is offering a good service. Ask questions around what’s included in the price, the level of experience of the mover, what they do in cases of inclement weather and whether there are additional costs to help you make your decision.
4. Forgetting to ask about specific items
Imagine how inconvenient it would be if your removalist turned up on the day only to let you know that they don’t transport certain items, such as pianos, exercise equipment or kayaks. Different companies will have different policies when it comes to large, awkward items so ask specifically if you have items which may cause issues so you can be confident that everything can be moved come moving day.
5. Not asking about insurance
Although it’s very unlikely that anything will happen to your possessions during transit with the removalists, you can never be too careful. It’s important that you ensure that the company you choose has the right insurance in place to cover events such as fire and theft. Remember that you may also need to have your own insurance cover in place to protect against certain events.
If you’re looking for reliable removals in Perth, Emmanuel Transport offer friendly, efficient removalist services. We service north and south of the river and can get you into your new home without the fuss. We also offer professional packing services to get you ready to move as quickly as possible.