Choosing the best moving company for you

Moving your business is one of the most important life events that a person goes through. Whether it is upsizing due to an expanding business or acquiring an additional property to become a chain; choosing the best moving company for you is essential in making it a success. Removal companies know their business inside and out from how much weight they can manage to what to unload first. However, if you choose the wrong company for you it could mean damage to your belongings.

Reviews and recommendations

The first point of call when choosing the best moving company for you is researching online on trusted review sites. Here, you can thoroughly read what past users have said about companies and whether or not they recommend others to use a particular company. This is one of the most trusted ways to find the right company as they are real movers reviewing honestly.

This is also a great way to see if your moving company is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) as it means they will have met specific criteria’s such as training, capacity and insurance.

Cost

How much a moving company charges for their service can really depend on many factors. The amount of belongings that are being moved is a key consideration as the more vans that are needed the more money you will need. Also, how far your belongings are travelling is also deemed chargeable as this depends on fuel, number of workers and so on.

A good moving company will explain what, why and how they are charging you clearly and concisely so that you are not left confused or out of pocket.

Get quotes

It is recommended that you collect at least 3 quotes from different moving companies to find the best one for you. This allows you to compare your chosen top 3 to see which company charges you for what. Another key point is to ask the moving company to visit your home when quoting you. This allows them to provide a more accurate quote rather than an estimate and further lets them see the setup of your home for maximum preparation.

Do not forget to ask these moving companies to break your quote down so you can see exactly what you are being charged for. Many factors may come under this that include hourly rates and any storage costs etc.

Insurance

Make sure you are fully aware of the insurance policy of your chosen moving company. Questions such as what will happen if your move is delayed for a day or so should all be clearly answered by your moving company. This avoids any unwanted and unexpected charges at your cost.

If you have highly valuable items it is also worth asking how these will be packed and moved and what happens if any of your items are damaged during the transition. With this, you know what to expect to get the best moving company for you.