If you don’t live in a tiny house or apartment, it’s recommended to hire a professional removals firm to assist you in moving. While packing and moving your belongings may not seem like a lot of work, there’s an art of packing fragile objects so that they are secured and won’t break during transport.
Removal workers are also aware of the amount of weight they are able to carry and they will do it in a safe manner, to ensure that you don’t hurt yourself.
What is the cost to hire a removals firm?
Many factors can determine the price of hiring a removals firm. The quantity of items to be transported is an important factor however, the distance traveled as well as the size of the crew and speed of packing will determine the cost total.
A reputable removals company will provide their costs and ways you may be in a position to reduce the price. A lot of firms offer discount if you purchase the packing materials yourself and assist with packing, for instance.
The table below provides an estimate of the cost of hiring a van move your home yourself (which we wouldn’t advise you to do if you live in a home with at least two bedrooms) or using removals companies for various sizes of houses and hiring an removals service to pack for you too.
Requesting quotes from removals firms
At least three estimates from removals firms and, in particular, from companies that will come to your home instead of making estimates by phone.
This is especially important in situations where there are obstacles like restricted access or stairwells which could affect the work.
If you receive an estimate from a business who isn’t able visit your home personally Be as honest and precise as you can in listing your belongings. Also, do not forget to include the contents of your garage or loft.
If you’re planning to move to a different region of the United States It might be worthwhile to get an estimate from a company located in the region you’re planning to move to, since the prices could be more than competitive.
Request that the estimate be broken down into smaller pieces so that you know what you’ll be paying for packing, insurance hours, hourly rates mileage, and storage charges. This will allow you to make a more accurate comparison of quotes. Find out if overtime rates are applicable and, if they do when they begin.
Large or heavy lorries cannot always handle steep slopes and tight bends, or with uneven roads. Make sure you know if there are parking or access issues on the other side: You may have to call the police or the council for permission to remove the load or suspend a parking meter.
A removals company is briefed
After you’ve selected the removals company you want to use It is a good idea to provide them with a briefing sheet with the following information:
all items that require special packaging like antiques, pictures and other important objects
things that are difficult to move, like pianos, for instance.
wardrobes and other furniture that might require dismantling
the curtains and carpets that you have
things you’re shifting your self
A floor plan of the new house to allow them to place boxes in the right rooms after unloading.
Insurance for removals
Make sure you ask what happens if the relocation is delayed and you aren’t able to move into your new home until the afternoon and the following day.
It is also important to determine if the removal company you hire has sufficient insurance coverage for your belongings, and the deadline for claiming insurance coverage after the removal.
If you own valuable items, make sure you know if they require special packing, and as well, whether they’re covered by the insurance of the Edgbaston removal company in its conditions and terms (some policies have a limit per box or item). Removal companies may limit their responsibility for your belongings to a specific amount per box, provided you provide them with the value of the items inside however this could increase the price of your estimate.
You may choose to complete your own packing, which can save you money However, avoid packing items that break and keep in mind that the insurance of the removal company won’t cover the items you’ve packed.
Monarch Removals & Storage
138 Amington Road, Haymill, Birmingham, B25 8EL
0330 043 6342