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6 Questions You Should Ask Your Removalist
So, you have finally found your dream home and have completed all the necessary paperwork. You’ve decided on a date to move into your new house and have taken a few days off from work.
Things are starting to get exciting!
The most important thing you need to do now is to find the best Geelong removalists.
You know that you must compare the rates of different companies so that you get the best deal and do not end up paying too much. But, what else is needed to make sure the company you are hiring is worth it?
You simply need to ask your Geelong removalists a few important questions.
Here are six important ones to get you started…
1.How much experience do they have?
The first and the most important question you need to ask any Geelong removalists is how much experience they have. This question holds even more importance if the items you will be moving include heavy items, fragile furniture, fine art or antiques.
Look for a Geelong moving company that has quite a few years of experience and are trained to handle delicate and valuable items in a safe way.
2.What does their quote include? (are there hidden fees?)
Many moving companies, particularly who quote surprisingly low prices, do not include many things in their initial quote.
It’s important for you to find out what their quote covers exactly before you hire them.
Is insurance included in their quote?
Does it cover just a few hours, leaving you to pay extra for any additional time?
Does it include packing and unpacking?
Also, make sure to ask and learn about any extras that the quote includes.
Before you agree to their quote, ask if there is any deposit that you will have to pay to secure your booking. Otherwise, your hired company might not even turn up on the decided moving day because you did not pay the deposit amount in advance.
Also, sometimes plans can change. Find out if you will have to pay your removalist any cancellation charges in case you are not able to move on the decided day.
3. Are the Geelong removalists insured?
It is absolutely necessary to verify the insurance and license number of the company. If the company is uninsured, then you should not opt for them, no matter how cheap their rates may be.
Any company who takes their job seriously will take the necessary precautions and have insurance. Do not forget to ask if the insurance policy covers your personal belongings. Or, is it you who will have to get insurance for your items in transit.
4.What is included when you hire this company?
Will the Geelong removalists pack your belongings or do you need to do that yourself?
Will they offer you the packing materials?
Will they help with the unpacking process in your new house?
Do they label different boxes and place them in different rooms in your new home?
If you are aware of exactly what you are paying for, it will be easier for you to find the best deal. Plus, as an added bonus, you will also be perfectly prepared for your moving day.
5.Will they protect your fragile items?
Even if you have packed and organised all your belongings before the arrival of the removalist, large furniture will still require added protection to prevent them from getting harmed during the move.
So, it’s essential for you to ask the moving company if they offer protection for your furniture and other big items when moving them to your new home.
6.Will they send contractors or employees?
There is a good reason why you need to ask this question.
If the company you plan to hire has permanent employees, then they will be more concerned about the reputation of the company that they work for. Chances are they might even do more than required to offer a satisfactory service.
Employees are also usually better trained and skilled and even have more experience compared to contractors. You can trust them more with your belongings.
I’ve asked all the questions, what next?
After you have asked the company all these questions and are pretty satisfied, there is one last thing to do before you hire them.
Visit their website and go through the testimonials and also check the reviews elsewhere. If the testimonials and reviews are 75 to 80% positive (or higher), you can trust them.
Go through their contract very carefully and, if all is okay, you can go ahead and sign it then enjoy the amazing services of your chosen Geelong removalists.
How To Pack Fragile Items When Moving With Geelong Removalists
Moving home can be quite a time consuming and stressful experience, especially when you are dealing with fragile and valuable items.
When packing, you must ensure that your belongings are going to remain safe and protected when loading, transporting and offloading.
Here are some of the things you need to know when packing your items to avoid frustrations when moving house.
Use a packing book for organisation
For simple and safe packing of your fragile items, you need to create a simple book or register.
It simplifies packing and unpacking your items.
Some of the essential items when packing are kitchenware and crockery, heirlooms, jewelry, living room items, plants, etc.
Label your packing boxes with either a letter or a number and write a brief description of the contents next to each number or letter.
This will enable your movers to appropriately handle each box as per your intentions. The use of colored stickers and color code increases the visibility of some of the items.
Remember to put a detailed description of the contents under each color.
Make a list of all the possessions you need to have in your new house.
Categorize your items, for example; fragile, expensive, heavy items, glassware and kitchenware.
Your packing is supposed to have some qualities such that the boxes used are labeled and have a contents list attached either on the top or sides.
The list should include the instructions on the type of items that are packed inside, written in bold letters.
Wrap Fragile items like crockery and glassware separately with lots of bubble wrap to protect them from damage and prevent cracks during packing and transporting to your new home.
Careful preparation is needed when dealing with items such as glasses, vases, mirrors, antiques, etc.
It’s advisable these items are wrapped in many layers for protection. Place a soft cushion on the bottom of the packing box with several sheets of paper. Arrange the heaviest items on the bottom of the box and more fragile on top. Use wadded up packing paper to seal the bottom of the firm packing box.
Protection from dust and stain
When packing items like furniture, clothes and crockery, you should protect them from potential damage from insects, dirt, dust or other damaging elements.
Getting in contact with these elements, the cloth or wooden material may be damaged or stained hence lowering their value or appearance.
Use dust covers that are designed to cover your chairs and couches specifically.
Mattresses need a mattress bag designed in a way that it encases any mattress size fully. Some items require added moisture for their protection so for these you can use a tarp.
For other valuable items like antiques or high-end furniture, you can use a storage facility that is climate-controlled if they need to be stores for a long time.
Handling your electronics
Each of your electronic appliances have different cautions.
They need extreme care when handling and packing them. It is advised to pack these items in their original shipping boxes if you still have them. The boxes are designed to keep them safe for moving.
However, if you can’t find the original box, don’t panic, you can still pack and move them safely.
Use a box that fits your electrical gadget and use soft fillings on the walls and on the floor of the box.
Use bubble wrap and thermal sheets for added protection. Bind the electrical cables and wires to keep them from being damaged – use cable ties or string to tie them before placing them in the box.
Finally, apply tape to seal the joints and edges of the box. You can also use strong elastic bands so that the box doesn’t open while carrying.
Packing special and large items
When packing special and large items, you need a specific crate for protection (your Geelong removalists can provide this for you).
Items such as pianos or music accessories require an experienced moving company that can offer to protect these items.
The removalists will need to provide a solid layer or crate to protect these items from anything that could harm them.
Make sure your Geelong removalists can handle these special items appropriately before signing any agreement.
After disassembling your furniture, use a separate sandwich bag to pack screws and bolts to keep them organised. Use a soft paper to wrap furniture made of strong, soft pieces to guard them against bruises and scratches.
Packing fragile items can be a demanding experience.
We all have various items that we value and would like to protect them from any damage. Therefore, it is important to properly prepare how each item will be packed and moved.
Finding the right Geelong removalists with experience will ease your stress.
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