Choosing an interstate removals company
16th March, 2014
If you’re moving interstate in Australia, one of the best decisions you can make is to choose a removals company who knows their stuff.
Some removalists offer a basic service – vans, extra hands and service with a smile. If you’ve got friends or family lined up to help in your destination state, this might be all you need.
But if you’re moving with your family and a full house of belongings, it can really pay to choose interstate removalists who will take care of the details.
Do your research to find the right interstate removals service
Find out a bit about the removalist before you book. Make sure they offer the services you need for your move. Can they help you move with your cats? Do they provide storage for belongings that won’t be making the trip? Also make sure they hold all the necessary licenses and registrations.
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Look for a removalist who knows your new area
You don’t want to feel like you’re riding with a taxi driver who doesn’t know his way. Check to make sure the removalist you choose has plenty of experience with your destination state.
Kent has been moving people across Australia for over 75 years. We’re based in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Newcastle and Bunbury, so we can help you move literally anywhere in Australia.
Get an in-home inspection
Even the best removalists can’t give you an accurate quote without taking a look at all your stuff. Many removalists will try to do everything online or over the phone – without actually seeing your belongings until it’s time to put them on the truck. Professional movers, on the other hand, will want to know exactly what they’re dealing with long before moving day.
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Know your costs
Before you sign the contract, make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for.
- Get the most accurate quote you can. If you’re getting a quote online, fill in all the details as fully as you can. It’s even better if you can arrange that in-house inspection. Get a Kent instant moving quote!
- Be absolutely clear about which services you require. Will you be taking out insurance? Will you be buying boxes and packing yourself, or having the packing done professionally? Make sure all these costs are covered in your quote.
- Check for hidden charges. A lot of interstate movers will sneak in extra charges for things like unloading your boxes into the house. Read the fine print before signing a contract.
- Ask questions! Good movers will do everything they can to make you completely comfortable. If they can’t give you clear answers to your questions, it’s probably time to find another mover. You want to work with a removalist you can trust.
Make sure your movers offer comprehensive insurance
Make sure your shipping company offers comprehensive insurance on all your belongings, and that this insurance covers delivery of your goods all the way to your door.
Even when your treasures are wrapped up tight, don’t forget they’ll still be travelling hundreds of kilometres to reach their new home. Accidents happen, and it pays to be prepared.
If you’re not sure yet what’s involved in an interstate move, it’s a good idea to speak to a couple of removalists who offer a complete interstate moving service. They can guide you through the ins and outs of the moving process, and they’ll be able to help you identify which services you need.
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