Moving home is often quoted as being one of the most stressful experiences we ever go through in our lives. The whole process of packing up our belongings, leaving our home and moving to pastures new is bad enough — add to that the fact that we have to entrust our possessions and their transport to complete strangers and it’s no wonder our stress levels soar!
The problem is we don’t tend to move often enough in our lives to make it a process we get used to. We’re generally all novices when it comes to moving and it shows! But, like any process, moving is all about being smart and knowing what you’re doing. You’re about to find out more about the hardest part of the process – choosing a moving company. You’ll find more information on the other ins and outs of moving on the menu on the left of the page.
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As a guideline you should have chosen your moving company at least 4-8 weeks before your moving day. Leave it too long and you’ll find that the good companies are fully booked and you’ll have less choice in the matter. It’s far better to choose and book your company as far in advance as possible. You should be talking to your shortlist as soon as you have an estimated moving day. Bear in mind that movers are often busy at the end of the month, on Fridays and at weekends and may charge more for these premium times. Many will tell you that they have certain quiet days — such as Mondays — they may even be prepared to offer you a discount to move during their less busy periods. It’s always worth asking!
Call the chosen moving company a few days ahead of time to confirm your arrangements.
On the day of the move, always insure that there is someone with your stuff at all times, for security reasons.
If their estimate is by weight, assert your right to be present when they are weighing your goods.
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