A student’s guide to removal companies

14 August 2013 by

A students guide to removal companies

Moving house can be a difficult process if you’re a student. If you don’t drive or you’re unable to get help with transportation from friends or family, then you can feel quite overwhelmed at the prospect of moving house. However, you needn’t fret about your move if you hire a removal company. When it comes to removal companies there’s a lot you’re going to need to know, so have a read through this handy student’s guide to removal companies.

1)      Where to look.

Removal companies are everywhere when you start looking, but if you aren’t sure where to begin then choosing the right company for you can be overwhelming. The internet might seem like a great place to start, but you’re going to have to be wary of scam artists. It’s a much safer option to check your university website, bulletin board or even your local paper. If do decide to look online for a removal company try to find out as much about them as you can before booking with them. It’s important to know they’re experienced and have customer feedback – you’re trusting your possessions with the company you choose, so it’s imperative that you choose carefully!

2)      Price comparisons.

The best way to save money with a removal company is to get as many different quotes and estimations as possible. If you live in a predominantly student area, you might be able to find a local man with a van who offers student discount. If not, many removal companies will give you some sort of deal for being a student, so try to track down the best offer available to you.

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3)      Scams.

It’s important you’re clued-up about removal scams. Removal companies should be coming to your home to assess how much you own so they can provide you with an accurate price estimate. Don’t trust online or over-the-phone estimates as this means you could end up having to pay extra hidden fees on the day you move. It’s also important to make sure you fully understand all the terms and conditions of the contract before you sign. Take into consideration things like the insurance cover for your belongings and try to ascertain if you’re liable to pay extra hidden costs and fees.

4)      Benefits of hiring a removal company.

There are many reasons why you should hire a removal company to help you move house. The majority of removal companies are efficient, trustworthy and reliable. Try to choose a company that specialises in student moves as they’ll be used to be dealing with people who have never moved house on their own before, and might be able to help you with useful hints and tips.

Removal companies can sometimes offer packing materials, so you could even hit two birds with one stone if you can find a company that does this.

If you’re concerned about heavy lifting, or if you’re moving a lot of furniture that you know you can’t handle on your own then a removal company can offer you the help you need.

Even though they can be expensive, many companies will be able to offer you a decent student deal, so if you find yourself stressing over your house move then a removal company is definitely something to consider!

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