What do you need to find out when comparing moving companies?
How long have the moving companies been in business? A reliable moving company generally will have been in business for many years and will have efficient systems in place. Look for a fair price and not the cheapest as you will want to make sure the movers are professional and well trained. Excellent service and movers that really know what they are doing, need to pay their staff a fair wage.
Most moving companies will provide you with a free quotation estimate and give you an indication of how long the move will take. Its also very useful if the moving companies can provide extra services like packing, storage, cleaning and unpacking.
When should you start making preparations for the big move?
Well this all depends on when you find out when the new home is available. 6 to 4 weeks is ideal, or 2 weeks if possible. We have lots of moving tips on our Blog.
Is there a better day or date to move house?
Most moving companies can move furniture any day of the week, but it might pay to avoid busy times of the year like the Christmas period. Smart Express Moving and Delivery carry out a large volume of home deliveries for retailers and customers buying large items on the internet.
Do the moving companies provide packing supplies and boxes?
Not all moving companies provide this service. Smart Express Moving and Delivery provide packing supplies and heavy duty boxes. Let us know when we can provide 1 or 2 packers and we will supply you with professional packing materials including recyclable cardboard boxes, paper, tape, bubble-wrap and plastic covers etc.
Can the moving companies estimate how long the move will take?
The moving companies will need to factor the distance to get to your home, time to prepare large and heavy items, carefully loading all your belongings, weight of your furniture and heavy items, distance to your new home, road conditions etc. It will pay to allow for more time so to be flexible when planning your move.
Can the moving companies move furniture and items into a storage facility?
Yes, most moving companies work with local storage providers. Smart Express Moving and Delivery work with Storage King, Kiwi Self Storage, National Mini Storage, Panmure Self Storage and Guardian Self Storage.
What information and resources can the moving companies provide?
As the moving companies are the experts, they should be able to provide plenty of helpful advice, moving check-list and moving tips. Make sure you read the moving tips on the Smart Express Blog.
Do the moving companies sell packing supplies?
No this is not offered by most moving companies, however Smart Express Moving and Delivery will be happy to deliver all your packing supplies and boxes from their preferred suppliers.
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