Is it worth using a removal company?
Removal companies can save you time. Moving house takes time. From the weeks of packing in advance to the loading of the van, travelling and unloading at the other end – it’s a time-consuming process. Packing: A professional removal company helps people move every day, so they’ve got it down to an art! The average time that movers spend to complete a thorough house move job from a 3-bedroom house, including furniture disassembly and assembly, is around 8 – 9 hours. With packing service, the approximate time to complete the moving job takes 10+ hours, and usually, a whole workday is necessary. The cheapest way to move is usually to use one of the best moving container companies. It can save you thousands of dollars compared to full-service movers. Surprisingly, moving containers are even more affordable than rental trucks if you’re moving coast-to-coast. Removal work is hard physical work, the crew have to load by a certain time and unload as efficiently as possible, there is no allowance for extremes of weather such as snow, rain and searing heat, or long walks if the lorry can`t get up the lane.
What do removal companies do?
A removals company is a business that is dedicated to helping people move house. Typically they will provide you with a crew of 2 or more professionally trained removals experts to load all your furniture and belongings into their vehicle, drive everything safely to your new home and unload it at the other end. It is a specialised service offered to businesses when they need to move their offices to a new location. They are different from house removals in terms of organisation, time, budget, packing methods and supplies. Most removal companies have to insure themselves with various policies to conduct their work so many will advertise they are ‘fully insured’. This means THEY are insured, but not always YOU. Ideally you should book a removal company 4-6 weeks before your target move date. This is just a guideline though, and it is possible to arrange your move much further ahead of schedule or at the last minute too if you need to. Most removal companies will ask for payment in full in advance of your move, typically a minimum of 7 days before move day.