Getting free removal quotes or estimates are as important as any part of the moving process. From there, you will be able to plan the type of services you can afford if money is a bit tight for you.
It is highly recommended that you get at least three different free removal quotes to compare against each other. This will give you a fair indication of what to expect when you finally made your booking.
When you decide on your moving day, let it be between Monday-Thursday. Avoid Fridays, bank holidays or the end of the month, these are busy times and removal companies charge extra to move you.
You will also have read their terms and conditions and would not be caught out with unexpected additional cost.
Many removal companies will be happy to come in and check your belongings in your house before giving you their free removal quotes.
Depending on the type of services you want, now is the time to negotiate a discount for yourself with them. You can use free online quotes if you prefer, just fill in their forms.
It may take few minutes but it is very important to give them accurate information regarding your belongings. This will determined the van size you need as well as the cost of the move.
A range of services to consider are:
Full service movers - This is where the removal company does all the work for you. It may be a premium service but you will not have to worry about anything. They will do the packing, lifting and all the rest of it through to unloading your belonging at your new home.
Half service - As the name suggested, you will have to do your own packing and then they will collect and drop it at your destination.
DIY service - You can do this in two ways.
1) You can either hire a man and a van after packing everything. Their job is to drive the vehicle. You are responsible for the loading and unloading.
2) Hire a cargo van rental for a day or few hours to carry your things. Warning!!! Only do this if you have someone to help you. If not, the savings you made will be spent on medical bills...ouch.