The complete guide to finding right Furniture Movers
We are back again. Finding the right Furniture Movers is crucial for the safety of your valuable items. Here’s the 3rd part of the “The complete guide to finding right Furniture Movers.” Please read part 1, 2. I am starting from the step 10
Step 10: Furniture Mover’s website: The official website of any company tells you a lot. Their service, years of experience, about their staff, the number of trucks, packages, and so on. Why not going to their blog and see tips on moving? The website gives you clues on the professionalism of the Furniture Movers you are considering.
Step 11: Legal status: This is the top thing to consider when choosing Furniture Movers. The company you are considering should have necessary licenses and authorizations. Make sure that the company you are considering is a member of the Australian Furniture Removers Association. If you haven’t heard about them, here’s what their official website says: “Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) is an official body of removals experts that help regulate the removals industry. AFRA is consulted by Government departments before they make decisions about the industry. AFRA accredits only those furniture removalists that have the necessary equipment, vehicles, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional move.”
A moving firm should fulfill many requirements before getting licenses. Furniture Movers that are members of the AFRA proudly mention it on their websites.
Step 12: Initial contact: OK, you did your homework well, so you have a list of selected Furniture Movers. Now it’s the time to contact them. Before you call them, keep a list of questions to ask. You can’t keep everything in your mind, so the “question list” is a necessary. Here’s the time to understand their true professionalism. Moving firms have impressive things mentioned on their websites, but are they really good? Ask as much as questions you can. If your questions give a hard time to the speaker on the other side, it’s safe to assume that they are not the right Furniture Movers to hire.
Step 13: Accurate quotes: Getting an accurate quote helps you to plan your budget accordingly. Well, you can’t say everything over the phone. Select 2-3 Furniture Movers from your shortlist. Arrange on-site visits with the firms you think the best. If a company tries to give an “accurate quote” over the phone, don’t trust them. Over the phone, you can’t make a good deal. A consultant should visit your premises and assess everything. Make sure you show everything to the Furniture Movers consultant. Don’t forget your attic: your attic may be full of boxes and junks. Also, don’t forget to show your garden stuff, plants, back garden shelter, and so on. Showing everything to the consultant is your part. If you missed something, they would charge you extra for the items you forgot to show.
Step 14: After the on-site assessment: OK, the Furniture Movers consultant’s assessment is over, and you are expecting the quote. You will receive a written estimation via an email, mostly. OK, some consultants give written estimations at customer’s premises as well. Be aware of two types of estimations (binding and non-binding quotes.) The estimation covers transporting costs and other services you requested.
Great, you should read the next part to see the next steps. I hope you enjoyed reading the guide. Let’s meet again with the part 4.