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Published On: Sat, Dec 3rd, 2016

Securing a reliable removal company for easing the stress of relocating internationally

Unless you’re someone who leads a minimalist lifestyle or you’re earnestly willing to pay those additional luggage fees, it is most likely that you’ll pay for a professional removal company to transport your goods and baggage from one country to another. There are times when things go wrong leading to some unnecessary stress right at the start of your expat life. Few months back it was reported how customers weren’t given their personal belongings when an international moving company called Global Moving Systems went into bankruptcy.

Irrespective of whether you’re choosing interstate removalists or international ones, you have to consider a few things so that you don’t end up hiring the wrong company that ruins your moving experience. Read on to know some factors to check.

#1: Plan ahead of time

As soon as you make the decision of moving abroad, start researching for the best removal company as this process is usually time-taking. Once you get quotes, you’ll first be given estimates. In order to get an accurate quote for your shift, the company should send some assessor to your home to check out the things that need to be packed. When you’re into the process of getting several quotes, this may take time.

#2: Make a comprehensive market research and shop around

photo/ William Iven via Pixabay

photo/ William Iven via Pixabay

For attaining peace of mind, select a company which is accredited by the AFRA or the Australian Furniture Removers Association. It is extremely vital for you to select a removal company which is industry accredited. This selection helps to ensure that they look after your precious belongings in the best way possible. You should demand your removalist company to be AFRA accredited so that you may sleep in peace in surrendering your assets in their hands.

#3: Get enough reviews and recommendations

Irrespective of whether you’re approaching a removal company or a carpet cleaning company, you need to choose only after getting enough reviews and recommendations. Two types of homework should be done by you. Firstly, you should ask your family and friends to give you recommendations on removalists and listen to someone who has had a positive experience with a company. Secondly, once you get to know about them, start looking online to go through testimonials and customer feedback.

#4: Sit with them to get estimates

An expert removalist should come to you and speak to you about moving and assess how much stuff they need to move and this process is called estimate. If the company sends a good estimator, he would be able to guess the volume of all belongings in cubic metres and talk you through the entire process.

Therefore, if you’re planning to leave your own country and move to another, you should always be sure about choosing the best removalist company. Take into account the above mentioned factors and don’t forget to check them before choosing one. It is best when you work with an authorized and legal company which has your best interests in mind.

Author: Lolita Di

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