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Home Removals – How to Get the Lowest Quote

Planning a house removal can be a traumatic experience as well as an expensive one. There are literally dozens, if not hundreds, of removalists ready to compete for your job but you must have a plan of action worked out in advance so you can not only choose the right removalist, but also get one at the right price.

If you are working to a strict budget you are more likely willing to do some of the work yourself, even to the extent of hiring a truck and doing the complete removal. This can be a money-saving move but also one fraught with danger. If you have some heavy items particularly refrigerators and washing machines, it can be risky to attempt to move these yourself. Any mishap can result in your property being damaged and the money you save on the removal will be more than offset with the expense of having to replace damaged goods. Remember, insurance may not cover self removals and this places you at an even greater risk. If you’re looking to save money, you can still get a good deal by negotiating with the removalist and having a peace of mind that comes with engaging a professional service. Here are some things you can do to reduce the cost of using a house removalist.

  • Do all the packing yourself. This means purchasing all the boxes, wrapping paper and packaging tape yourself and having everything ready for the removalist to simply come in and take the boxes from your house. Although this might appear to be a daunting task it is easy once you get started. The hardest room to pack is generally the kitchen. This is because you have to individually wrap every plate, cup, and saucer, and you have to do this carefully to avoid breakages. Be prepared to use as much paper as possible to give your goods the protection they need so they are well cushioned during the move. A few dollars spent on extra packing paper will be well worth it if you come through the other end unscathed.
  • Reduce the time you removalists takes to perform the move by clearly labelling every box so that it can be placed in the appropriate room in your new home. It is easy to colour code boxes or clearly label them with large print stickers so there is no doubt in the removalist mind as to where they are to be located. If you are on hand at your new house you can easily assist the removalist by telling them where to place each box in your new house too.
  • Make sure you get at least five quotes. When you are obtaining quotes make sure you ask the same questions and tell each removalist the same thing about your move. This is particularly the case when you are doing everything yourself so all they have to quote on is the provision of a truck and labour for the minimum time necessary to effect the move.

These three simple steps and save you plenty of money were engaging removalists and will certainly make your move much easier.

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How to Find the Right Removals Company

Moving house can be a traumatic experience even after you have made several moves.  It’s great to have a plan to work to, do your inventory and map out where the furniture will be placed in your new home, but if you don’t choose the right removalist company, everything can come unstuck on the day and leave you with a mess to clean up.

There are plenty of interstate removalists to choose from, but making the choice can be quite difficult if you don’t know what you’re looking for.  Let’s take a look at some things you can do to make sure your choice is the correct one so that you can have a stress free move.

  • Get as many quotes as possible. With plenty of interstate removalists competing for your business, it’s easy to get a number of quotes so you can easily compare costs. The important thing is to get these quotes well enough in advance so you have time to make a considered decision. Some of the larger companies will offer a packing service and smaller ones will not. It all comes down to your budget so make sure you compare apples with apples when getting these quotes.
  • It is very easy to underestimate the amount of time it takes to obtain quotes and then make a decision. It’s vital to give yourself several months where ever possible as some companies might take up to 2 or three weeks to provide you with a detailed quote. It is not uncommon for removalist companies to be booked up several months in advance, that’s why it’s important to start the planning process as far ahead as possible.
  • One of the best ways to get the most competitive quote is to have a plan of your new properties access points so the removalists have a better idea as to how long everything will take on the day. If there are lifts or a lot of stairs to climb try to find alternative access routes and talk them over with the removalist to find the easiest and quickest solution.
  • Remember to make sure you are insured properly. Most removalists will be able to arrange a quote for you and it is vital to have adequate cover. If you have specific valuables that are being moved, for instance pianos or expensive antiques, make sure you advise the removalist of your requirements so that the quote can be as accurate as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate the price. If you prefer one company over another for whatever reason, see whether you can negotiate a cheaper price by letting them know what other companies have offered you. Also, look at alternative days of the week to make your move. Weekends can be much more expensive than weekdays and it might be possible to negotiate a discount on this basis.

If the interstate removalists you are considering are able to satisfy all of the above criteria, you are in a fairly good position to make a decision.

Find the best removalist for your needs in one place. Compare quotes and services for removal services within Australia & Overseas for free. For more information or to get a quote, visit Removalists.

Mini-movers busy shifting flood victims furniture

THE switchboard at Mini Movers at Acacia Ridge and all their trucks are on the road moving furniture from houses under flood threat.
Mini Movers owner Mike O’Hagan said the company had to evacuate its own flood-affected premises at Rocklea to its headquarters at Acacia Ridge but was working with all 45 of its trucks moving flood-affected residents.

“We’ve got trucks everywhere, only moving people who are flood affected,’’ he said.

“Half our staff (in the office) whose homes are flood-affected have gone home but not the boys on the trucks.’‘

Mr O’Hagan said residents had called from across Brisbane to move furniture from downstairs to upstairs, to storage sheds or to friends houses.
He said most calls had come from Chelmer, Indooroopilly, West End and Fig Tree Pocket.

(Source: Southern Star Newspaper)