Dublin is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe having an urban area population of about 1.8 million citizens. It attracts lots of people and businesses from all over the world. Thereby the need for a removal company will arise.
Whether you are moving within the same city or to another city, the process of moving house or office can be a daunting task and can be very stressful. Therefore, choosing the right removal company can make a significant difference. The major goal of anyone moving is to minimize stress, ensure that their possessions are safely and securely moved at a cost effective rate with the almost care. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to choose a good removal company based on the points we will be considering.
- Membership to an Association
Belonging to a removal association will signify that they have the professionalism, expertise, training and insurance to carry out their task. They can be a member of the Irish Road Haulage Association, British Association of Removers (BAR), International Association of Movers (IAM), OMNI, to mention but a few.
- Get quotes from the removal companies
Ensure that you get at least three quotes from different professional movers. The quotes will vary in prices depending on the services they render, insurance of high value items, distance travelled, amount of goods to be moved etc. Before choosing any one, consider items you want to move, will they require packaging, will the firm be doing the packaging themselves? Some of the firms may request to survey your house or office in order to give an appropriate quote and ensure that they organize enough staff that can move your belongings. Give details of all that you possess to avoid extra costs.
You can negotiate on these quotes to see if you can get any discounts taking into consideration that they have their peak periods especially weekends. It is preferable to arrange your move for a weekday. Ask for the breakdown of the price to enable you negotiate effectively. Doing some of the packing by yourself will save cost.
Check with the removal company if they have adequate insurance cover and the time frame for claiming on insurance before selecting any. Check also if your valuable items will be covered by the insurance remembering that items you packed yourself will not be covered by the removal insurance.
If you have your own personal home content insurance, check if your policy will have your possessions covered in the event of a move. This will aid you to negotiate appropriately where you have your own insurance.
- Choose professionalism and expertise over cost
Cheap may not always be the best. It is better to choose a removal firm that will offer a high level of care, protecting your valuable items, provide the right materials and advise for any move, all at an extremely competitive price.
After considering the above factors, it is best to choose a removal company recommended by family and friends as you get assurance of their performance. Where this is not possible, go with your instinct but ensure that you have addressed any uncertainty you have and ensure you have a very good rapport with them. A good relationship with them will ensure that your move is smooth and without stress.