Top Tips When Hiring A Removal Company

Moving your home should not be a nerve-wracking experience. It is especially so if you hire an experienced and accredited removal company. So, how do you hire a house removal company? Below are some useful tips. 


The reviews of previous customers can help you examine the company's work ethic, customer care services, and pricing. Ideally, the removal company should be affiliated with a professional association such as the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA). Check the association's website to check their accreditation.

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Check the services provided by the removalist. 

The removalist should offer a wide range of storage options. For instance, you could need a storage unit or full-service storage. Consider removalists that provide moving cartons. Additionally, the removalist should clean your new home and arrange your items.

When moving to another state or country, hire a removalist who provides interstate or international removal services.

When moving on a budget, you need a removalist who offers backloading services and portable storage containers.

If you want control over the moving process, choose a removalist who hires the removals truck or van. 


Check the company's terms to avoid any misunderstandings during the move. For instance, you would want to know whether the company provides removals insurance. It guarantees compensation if the company breaks furniture or electronics during the move. The company will ask you to appraise your household items to determine how much insurance you will need. Check the customer obligations. Other than being present during the removals day, the company could ask you to secure parking space for the removals truck. Some companies will ask you to organise separate transport for your pets, valuables and guns. 


Examine the removalist's pricing. For example, some companies will offer discounts to first-time customers and returning clients. Inquire about hidden or additional fees and penalties. For instance, you could pay more if you live in a multi-storey building or if your home has narrow hallways. Some removal companies will increase their fees if you intend to move at night, during the holidays or on weekends. Check the removalist's cancellation process. Many removal companies will penalise you if you cancel your booking a few hours before the move. As such, they encourage customers to postpone instead of cancelling the move. 

When hiring a removal company, examine the company's reputation, services, terms and pricing. Contact a removalist in your area to learn more.