Are Removal Companies Expensive?
Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013
Removal companies vary in price and there are some very important factors that you need to consider before making a decision. If you are on a tight budget there are a few things that you can do to help reduce the costs. If you follow these important steps you cannot go wrong! Step 1, BrowseLooking for a removal company can be a bit of a night mare, unless you are willing to go with the first company you see. You wouldn’t go with the very first quote offered to you for your car insurance would you? So why would you willingly go for the first house removal company without shopping around first? To get the best quote and price it’s always better to have a browse, shop around until you are happy with the price! Step 2, DIYYou may be thinking that because your budget is tight it would save you money by actually doing the job yourself. Well, if you have access to your own van or that you know someone who is willing to lend you their van for the day by all means go for it! However what you have to bear in mind is that House removals is a very stressing and not to mention difficult job to do and house removal companies specialise in this trade. The benefits of hiring a removal company may actually outweigh the benefits of not, despite the added costs of their service. Step 3, Give yourself timeIt is extremely important that you allow yourself time to choose a removal company, so start planning way ahead! If left to the last minute you could end up spending more money simply because you didn’t have time to shop around. If you are planning on moving 6 months from now you can start searching online or asking around for a good removal company. It’s never too early to look or to book; in fact by booking early you may be able to get a discount. Removal companies know when somebody is desperately booking at the last minute and they have been known to take advantage of this situation by charging more purely because they know that you are desperate to use their service. Step 4, make a list of quotesRemember to make a note of all the quotes you receive when looking for a removal company because you have a better chance a beating that quote with every removal company you contact. You could always try ringing back some of your earlier companies and telling them that you have been given a better deal and you never know they may just beat that quote! Step 5, lookout for hidden costsBefore signing on the dotted line remember to make sure that you fully understand what the costs are as some companies could hit you with a sudden surprise on the day by charging extra for something that you had no idea of! Always read the small print and ask the removal company what the FULL amount of using their service is likely to be and make sure that you are happy with the price before you book with them. Step 6, Book on a weekdayAs many people are already aware it is usually more expensive to book a removal on a weekend including Fridays. Although it may be more convenient for you to move on that day it will be slightly more expensive. Try booking you house removal from Monday to Thursday and during the working day not after 5 and you should be able to save on costs.
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