Important questions to ask your storage and removals company before moving house
When you’re moving house, one of the most important tasks to tick off your to-do list is to find a reputable storage and removals company. Hiring a company that you can trust is essential to making your relocation as hassle-free as possible, and to ensuring that your belongings are in safe hands from start to finish.
It’s critical to discuss your requirements before you commit to a company, and to make sure that their ethos aligns with what you’re looking for. A good company will be happy to answer any questions you have before your relocation, which is an important quality to look out for.
Here are just some of the questions you should ask before hiring a company.
The British Association of Removers (BAR) is a governing body that sets the standards for storage and removals companies across the UK. Asking if a company has been accredited with a BAR badge can help you feel confident that they’re a reliable and reputable organisation.
Before you hire a company, they should be willing to send a surveyor to your property to discuss your requirements and see how much space will be needed to move your belongings. A good company will want to prepare in advance and make sure they arrive with the correct sized van.
Once the company has surveyed your property, they should be able to provide you with a quote for the cost of the relocation. You should always make sure that this is agreed in advance to save any complications on the day.
Streamlining the relocation process can make the whole thing easier and less stressful, so try to find a removals company that offers all the services you need to move house. Whether you need domestic storage services or extra packing materials, finding a one-stop company can save you time and money.
Asking a company if and how their staff are trained can give you peace of mind that your belongings are in the safe hands of trusted porters. Ask how many members of staff will be assisting you with the move so you know how many people to expect.
Discuss what insurance the company has and what this will cover. This can help you decide whether you want to take out additional insurance to cover precious goods, such as pieces of fine art or furniture.
Finding a storage and removals company you can rely on doesn’t have to be difficult. At Purdie Worldwide, we’re dedicated to putting our valued customers at ease and making the relocation process as stress-free as possible.
Our friendly team of professionals are on hand to help out with domestic, commercial and international removals, and are willing to answer any questions you may have about our services. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.