If you are planning to move home any time soon, you will know the organisation and the preparation that is involved with the process. You may be moving to assume a new position at work, a promotion or a new job, you may be retiring and moving nearer family or you may be up or downsizing, there are lots of reasons for moving home and a lot of them are positive but even at that, the process is one of the most stressful processes known!
Not only do you have the physical aspects of the move, the logistics of packing and moving furniture but you have to remember to let all of the services such as gas and electricity know that you are leaving, you have to remember to change your address with various organisations such as the bank, you have to find a new doctor or dentist and the list goes on! The day of the move, therefore, has to be as stress-free as possible and the only way that you can guarantee that is to use a good company of movers. A company who can take some of the stress from you and work with you to make the process flow. There are a number of companies to choose from and it is up to you to seek out the best for your requirements. Many will wonder where to begin their search for this reliable mover and there are many advantages to begin your search not too far from home and choosing local movers near me.
In order to remain in business in a local area, that business must be competitively priced, not necessarily the cheapest but competitive from the point of view of what they offer. Moving home can be expensive, you may find that your furniture no longer fits and you are tempted to buy a whole new set, you may well want to buy window coverings, carpets, and so the list goes on. It makes sense, therefore, to save what you can where you can and a local moving company may very well provide you with a very competitive quote for your move. A local company is also more inclined to want to be upfront about their pricing, so you are less likely to face hidden costs which can sometimes even be added on the day of your move.
Often a local company will be flexible and offer a bespoke service to suit all needs. Everyone is different and there are people who would wish to be totally hands-on with their move an those who would wish to be totally handed off. The chances are that a local company may be able to accommodate both and may well offer a packing service, securing your items in professionally designed containers ready for the move. Remember to discuss all of your requirements with the mover and discuss any problems that the mover is likely to face with access, tight spaces, stairs, etc. This is very important so as the company can efficiently carry out your move.
Ease of Contact
Arrangements can be more easily changed with a local company who may have an office very close to where you live. Questions can be easily answered and arrangements easily confirmed or altered.
It is much easier to obtain reviews and recommendations for a local company. If you are not already aware of their reputation, there will always be someone, whether it be a neighbour, friend or local shopkeeper, who will be aware of their reputation and in a small town in particular reputation is all important and a local company usually works hard to maintain this. Online reviews can be really helpful but word of mouth recommendations are always much better rather than relying on what is written by someone who is a stranger to you.
A local company will be aware of the ‘quirks’ of the area, the one-way streets perhaps, the parking restrictions and their arrival to your door would, therefore, be smooth and easy, without them having to call several times for directions. They will also be aware of the climate which is important. For example, if you live in a very hot area, the movers need to be aware that they may have to pace themselves to cope with the intensity of the heat or if you live in a particularly wet climate, the movers may have to bring more packing equipment so as to protect your furniture items from the adverse weather.
Visits to the Property
A local company can easily make a visit or more than one visit to your home to discuss your requirements and offer suggestions that may be helpful. Visits are important so that the movers can easily assess what the logistics of the move are going to be, see what you have to move and see whether they need to bring any special equipment or storage options. It allows them to check for access and not be left facing any surprises which may hold you up on the day of your move.
It really does pay to hire a removal company. Doing it alone may seem like an easy option, it certainly could be cost saving but getting large items through doorways can even be a challenge at times and watching a professional mover doing this can lull us into a false sense of what is achievable, so if you are considering this as an option, do make sure that you have thought it through properly, there would be nothing worse than becoming stuck in the process . A reputable company will be insured to cover the cost of any damage to your possessions, you are probably not, just think of the cost to replace your prized possessions. Movers can negotiate small spaces and have the experience to best know how to pack their van so that items are not damaged in transit.