Moving house is expensive, but with the current cost of living crisis, it’s more important than ever to try and keep control of your removal costs. Understanding the type of removal service you need and the options for getting accurate quotes will help you do this.
Keeping Control of Removal Costs
When it comes to moving house, one of the key decisions to make is whether to hire a man and van service or a removal company. Both options have their advantages and it ultimately depends on your specific needs and budget.
A man and van service is often more affordable and is ideal for smaller moves or when you have fewer items to transport. You can still expect to receive excellent service both in terms of customer service and the professionalism of the move.
On the other hand, a removal company offers comprehensive services that include packing, loading, transportation, unloading, and sometimes even unpacking at your new home. They usually have larger vehicles and a team of professionals who are experienced in handling all types of moves. This option is more suitable for larger moves or when you require additional assistance with packing and logistics.
The cost of both options can vary depending on factors such as the distance of the move, the size of your belongings, any additional services required, and in some cases the time of year. Getting an accurate quote for your move is key to helping you keep control of your budget. Packing and labelling correctly and having everything ready and to hand on moving day will also help to keep costs down as well as making things much easier for you and your removal team.
Prices for removals can vary and it’s advisable to obtain multiple quotes from reputable movers so you can compare prices and the level of service offered. With work and busy lifestyles it can be difficult to find time to do this, which is why removal companies are now offering more ways to conveniently and quickly get an accurate quote.
Removals quotes can now be arranged online, at a time that suits you, which is ideal if you work long hours. You can either complete a comprehensive survey of your possessions and provide your move details, book a video survey to discuss your move, or using your phone create a short video tour of your home and upload this to receive your quote. For some moves a member of the team will visit your home to survey your property and discuss your move.
Always compare the quotes carefully, as the cheapest may not necessarily be the best option or the cheapest in the long run. Check that all services that you require are covered, there are no hidden fees such as key waiting charges, are there any fees if your move date has to change. Ensure that your chosen provider has insurance cover for your possessions during the move, in the unlikely event that there is a problem you need to have the peace of mind to know that everything is covered.