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Removals 101: How to Find the Best Quote for Your Removals Company

For most of the people out there, going through a removals process is stressful from multiple points of view – and this includes the money issues as well. Sure, you will most likely be extremely stressed out over the mere fact that you have to pack everything, find a good removals company and then go all the way with actually having your movers transport everything to the new home. But, again, if you are like most people, how much this entire “fun” costs will matter to you. One of the expenses you will have to take care of when it comes to moving will be your removals service. It is of the utmost importance that you find house movers that provide you with excellent service and affordability as well – but how do you do that though? How do you find the best quote on a relocation company and just how cheap a cheap removals service should get? If you want to find out more about these things, make sure to read on because we have put together a list of tips that might help you out on this “hunt”. 1.    Pay attention to the fact that hiring a man with a van and hiring a moving company are not always one and the same thing – hence, their quotes may differ. These days, many man van companies offer other services aside from the man and the vehicle, but you should make sure to ask them if they can help you move your stuff, if they can send in more manpower and if they provide any other helpful moving services as well. This will be a very important step in determining your quote, especially because a lot of the moving companies charge per hour and per man hired. 2.    Also, remember that not all companies offer a no-obligation quote. That means that some of them may expect you to actually hire them once they have provided you with a price for the help they can offer. Try to stay clear of these companies, especially if you want to shop around and if you want to find the best price-quality ratio. 3.    The distance between your current home and your new one will make a huge difference. In fact, this is one of the most important factors that will influence the sum of money you will have to pay. Check the exact distance between your current home and the new one and see which of the companies offers the best price/kilometre. 4.    The volume and weight are the next big things that will influence the final quote. Make sure you do ask your company about this and that you understand how they charge. Some companies will charge more for more voluminous items, others will charge more for items that are heavy and there are also companies that will charge according to which of these two features comes with the “higher number”. Going back to tip #1, keep in mind that the heavier and the more difficult to move your belongings are, the more men will be needed (and they will most likely need more time as well). 5.    Do you want any kind of additional services that will make the removals easier on you? Be prepared to be charged. While both moving companies and man-van companies can offer adjacent services (such as packing or storing your belongings), they will definitely charge for this. When selecting the best offer, remember to take this into consideration as well!