The one thing you should be sure about when hiring interstate removalists is that the level of service you will receive is of the highest quality.
Although many interstate furniture removals companies advertise that they can provide you the best of service you should not take this on face value. Not all removalists have the skills, people and facilities to be a successful interstate removal company.
So how can you be certain that the removalists that you ask to quote should be on your shortlist of potential companies?
If you limit the companies you ask to provide a quotation to those that your friends or family have had previous experience with you are potentially leaving yourself exposed to companies that say that have experience, but perhaps do not. Generally you will receive the best advice from people who have relocated interstate or internationally. These moves are typically more complicated and involved than a local move and have a greater potential of things not going according to plan.
In addition to their recommendation, ask them what they would have done differently or if anything didn’t go to plan what the removalists did about it, particularly if there was any damage. How well did they communicate before, during and after the move?
At the same time, merely looking up Yellow Pages or even just conducting an internet search may not give you all the available choices. Websites may look great with all the right information. Google’s local search is also fraught with danger and putting faith in the recommendations of smaller companies does not make sense. Again, how can you tell fact from fiction? In reality, you need a combination of methods by which you decide on a removalist company to suit your purpose.
Given the amount of money you are likely to spend you need to assured of the safety and security of your belongings. One excellent way of determining the care that a company will take of your goods is to see the care that they take over their own moving trucks. Pay special attention to the cleanliness and road worthiness of the vehicle. Don’t forget to take note of driving skills. These points alone will give you food for thought.
The quality of the packaging materials and the process that the removalists use must be second to none. They should indicate to you the type of materials that they will use to pack your belongings. The right company will advise special packaging for your most delicate items. This may mean building crates for antique furniture or family heirlooms. Ask them how they actually pack the goods. If the company has an internal quality program, ask them what others are saying about their service. You might also ask what they do when things don’t go according to plan and what they did about it.…