Asking somebody else to look after your precious belongings can be hard. You hope that they will look after your things, treat them with care, and not throw them around. Fighting that inevitable anxiety can be a problem as you contemplate that move into a new home or office. You’re not expected to do everything but a good start in this process is to start looking for a removalist. If you have a checklist for this task, all the better. Here’s a couple of things that may be of help:

1.What’s the total Cost Going to be?

You should be able to get an upfront answer about how much the removal is going to cost. A reputable, quality moving company will be able to give you a straightforward quote. The pricing could be based on an hourly rate or a total costing. At least you will know before you move what it’s going to cost you. Some removalists charge by the hour or any part thereof. Experienced, reliable removalists can give you a depot to depot fee which means you won’t be paying any extra if they take their time. Shop around and find out the most competitive prices, and base your decision on what’s best for you.

  1. How Fast Can They Do the Move?

The quicker the move, the sooner you can settle into your new home. Who wants to spend a whole day moving because when that part is over, you still have the big job of unpacking. Quick means less stress. Be aware that a depot to depot fee removalist will do the job faster than an hourly rate. It’s human nature.

  1. “Any Guarantees on Breakage?

Make sure that the removalist you use has an insurance policy and an operational standard that ensures your belongings are handled with extreme care. Quick is good. Safe is also good. You wouldn’t want your best china broken due to mishandling and if you have any collectibles or antiques, then heaven help the person who scratches or damages any of those things. A reputable and committed removalist company understands the importance of personal possessions. Do you need a damage guarantee? It’s worth checking if you have especially valuable items. And what if something is broken? What action will the removalist take to follow up?

  1. Local Company Loyalty

This may not be considered as important but using a local business has some distinct advantages if all other things are equal. If you use a local service they are more likely in tune with their customers’ needs, simply because they live in the neighbourhood, so they make sure they deliver a high-quality service to retain customer loyalty.

A small checklist like this will help you choose a quality removalist and that means the move is made a lot easier for you.