5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring Furniture Removalists

You could be moving to a different country, to another neighbourhood, a new town, or perhaps even just the next door. But irrespective of where you are moving to, a move invariably means stress. The physical and mental energy needed to move household belongings from one place to the other is indeed overwhelming. Packing up various things, hauling them to the truck, moving up or down the stairs leaves you completely exhausted at the end of the exercise.
 

But, the scenario can change dramatically, particularly when you have tight deadlines and plenty of stuff needs to be moved. Ideally, you should be hiring a furniture removalist in the first place in those circumstances. Remember, just any removalist won’t do. Furniture removalists bring high levels of skill and reliability necessary to handle all those delicate items with the care they deserve and deliver them to your new home, all in one piece. Because of their large experience, furniture removalists can quickly gauge the extent of difficulties commonly envisaged in moving furniture.

Some of the common issues will include accessibility for the truck at your present location and the new location. What if the truck cannot come right into your home for some reason? You will need additional manpower to physically carry the packages from the truck up to the stairway or the main door or the lift, as the case may be. If such an impediment is not factored right at the beginning, you could be having fewer people than what you need, and that could potentially increase the time needed to complete the job.

Finding the right furniture removalist

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When you have decided to entrust the job to furniture removalist, it is important that you have complete knowledge of the services offered by the company. For instance, some companies only undertake to move and transport the furniture but not to dismantle and assemble them. But, you can also find others such as the furniture removals team at Metro Movers who offer turnkey services meaning you are only required to make the payment when the job is finished.

Double check your contract

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Many contracts come with their inherent fine print. In our anxiety to get over with the task on hand, we often neglect these taking them as ‘standard’ terms and conditions and simply sign the papers. But, it is only when the job is fully executed and paid for, you can really breathe easy. The best way to avoid surprises is to ask as many questions as you need upfront and entrust the job to the furniture removalists only when you have all the answers in place.

Testimonials

The best way to ensure that you are dealing with a reliable and competent furniture removalist is to check with their past clientele. Most businesses are happy to provide you with the necessary contact information. Never hesitate to pick up the phone and actually speak to those people. Do understand that some of them may have negative comments about a particular provider. But, after checking with a few more, you can always take a balanced view to judge the particular furniture removalist. Published testimonials and recommendations tend to be less reliable because of the inherent nature of the digital world.

Pricing

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Pricing is a significant consideration while hiring furniture removalists as in any other case. The best way to ensure that you do not end up overpaying is to obtain multiple quotes and compare them carefully. Take every aspect of the quote for comparison and judge the best that answers your needs. Also, ensure that you have a clear understanding of all the charges that are included and those that constitute extras. A complete package with no ifs and buts is always considered desirable.

Accreditation

Using a furniture removalist accredited by the AFRA (Australian Furniture Removers Association) could be an added advantage. They are often known for employing trained personnel to deliver highest standards of service, use proper equipment, follow correct packing methods and are updated of the latest changes in the industry and legal obligations. Under the Australian law, furniture removalists are not required to have any kind of insurance to defray the cost of replacing or repairing your belongings in the event of damage. There are about 350 accredited furniture removalists under AFRA and it is never difficult to find one that answers your needs perfectly.

Use the digital world resources

The internet is a great place to explore various options and it does not take a whole day examining various details from the comfort of your home. Positioning yourself as an informed customer is the best way to get the most competitive deal.

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