What Makes a Great Removalist_

If you haven’t experienced moving home yet, then you may have heard somebody else talk about how stressful it can be. Choosing the right removalist to help you can make the big difference in how smoothly your move goes. Moving to a new house should be an exciting time. To make sure it remains hassle free, we’ve compiled a list of things to look for when choosing your removalist.


This might seem like common sense, but recommendations are one of the best ways to find a good removalist. If you have any friends or family that have moved home recently then ask them who they used and what kind of experience they had. Even if they can’t recommend a good removalist they will probably be able to give you some good pointers on how to make your move go smoothly. The other way to research a company based on the recommendation is to have a look at their reviews and testimonials. The most reliant of these will be from external sources such as Google or social media.


Obtain quotes

It’s tempting to go for the first removalist that you come in to contact with. The best thing is to obtain quotes from at least three different companies. This doesn’t only ensure that you find value for money, but gives you the opportunity to ask different questions. This is also a good opportunity to check what exactly is included in the quote, how your items are going to be transported, timescales and the amount of people on the job. You can also ask what to expect on the day and if boxes and packaging are included. Importantly find out what happens if there is any damage and insurance cover. Ultimately you decide on the price and service that you are comfortable with after you’ve been presented with all the information.

Check credentials

A good removalist will be able to show you that they are licensed for interstate removals and that they are experienced.  You can also look for partnerships with any other recognisable companies that demonstrate they’re a reputable and trustworthy company. Pay attention to their specialty, not every company will do interstate or international removals and similarly some might not deal in commercial moves. Look at the experience in the type of move you are planning on taking.

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Transparent charging

Avoid additional fees by checking that a quote has a clear breakdown of costs. It should state that there are no additional fees or that they are clear when additional fees might occur. Things to look for are what is covered in the quote such as boxes, packaging any taxes or fees. Avoid quotes that don’t give you specific details on where your money will be spent. There might be something in there that you don’t need or is not necessary for your type of move. Make sure you a have a good look at the details.

South West Removals & Storage

At SWR we are an advocate and uphold a transparent partnership with all of the people that we move now and in the future. Its our aim to make your move a smooth and stress free as possible. For more information contact us at South West Removals & Storage.

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