Helping Removalists to Give You A Proper Removals Quote

Posted on: 20 May 2020

It makes perfect sense to do some comparison shopping and obtain multiple quotes from removalists before choosing the company to engage for your move. A lot goes into the quote, which is why you have every reason to think twice about any removalists that give a blanket quotation over the phone.

What, then, can you do to ensure that you are getting the proper quotation?

Show And Tell For Everything That Needs Moving

Professional removalists will often send around someone to assess what they will be working with come moving day. Ensure that you show everything that needs moving, including what may be in the basement. Tell the removalists about items not present at the house or office at the time of the assessment but will be a part of the removal.

The show-and-tell will give the removalists a clear picture of how much work will be involved during the removal and the tools needed. Both of these elements will affect the pricing of the service.

Give A Date and Time

Most removalists charge slightly higher rates for weekend and holiday removals. You may also be able to arrange for the services outside of regular business hours, but you should expect to pay a little more.

You may also be able to enjoy exclusive discounts offered for when the removalists do not have a packed schedule. Similarly, if you are open to it, you can cost-share with other clients, especially if you have a smaller load. This arrangement may demand some flexibility on your side, as the company has to move your belongings alongside those of other clients at the same time.

Specify Additional Services Required

Some removalists offer additional services outside of packing, loading into the vans, and unloading at your new home. Let the company know whether you require other services, such as temporary storage solutions. If you are not too keen on doing the unpacking yourself and putting everything in place at your new home or business location, the removalists may be able to help. These additional services will come at an additional cost, which will reflect on your final quotation.

As outlined, getting a proper quotation from removalists hinges on you providing full disclosure. Unless stated otherwise, removalists offer free, obligation-free surveys to assess your removal needs. With a comprehensive quotation upfront, you don't have to worry about any hidden costs that may drive up how much you spend on the removals service.