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If you are looking to make a move abroad then there’s no doubting that it can be a pretty stressful experience. One key factor in your move will be in finding a removal company. A good removal specialist will almost certainly take the pressure off you, so that you can concentrate on getting yourself and your family from A-B, whilst the company take care of your furniture and belongings. This creates a hassle free move that won’t leave you feeling like you need a holiday just to get over it.
With this in mind, just how do you find the right removal company for you? Here are some hints and tips.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
Great removal companies like Abels are very much in demand and as such are often booked up months in advance. It’s always best to begin your search for a removal company as soon as you know that you are moving. Don’t leave it until your completion date comes through, instead it pays to make contact earlier rather than later.
Don’t Opt for the Cheapest
It may well be that the cheapest removal service is the right one for you, but this is not always the case. Instead make sure that you know exactly what you’re paying for. For instance, are they covered against breakages and damages? What’s the company’s policy on delays? Do they have the right sized van for your needs? If you’re not entirely sure, or if they are a little evasive on some of the answers, then move on to the next company.
Explore all Avenues
Nowadays most reputable removal companies will be able to give you a rough online quote based on the information that you give them. It’s easy, it’s efficient and above all it saves you time. However, make sure that they are going to send a sales estimator round who should give you a more accurate quote. Check out testimonials and feedback and if possible ask friends and family for recommendations, so that you have a better idea of which company is likely to fit in with your needs.
Be Upfront with your Removal Man
Finally it pays to share information with your chosen removal company about your new property. For instance things like parking, access and stairs which may affect the price. If you fail to disclose this, then you could be asking for trouble when it comes to settling up the bill. So be upfront and be honest from the start.
If you do your homework properly and follow some or all of these hints and tips, then you should feel confident that you have chosen the right removal company to fit your needs.