Do you have a cross-country move in the near future? It could certainly happen to you, as an average of 700,000 Australians make an interstate move every year! If you are destined to be one of them, you need to be prepared! There are so many details to consider, and things to take care of before moving day, it can make your head spin. If you are single or a childless couple, it might make sense to DIY it, but if you have a family and have accumulated all the attendant stuff that comes with it, well, it’s really in your best interests to get some professional help, the cost is well worth your peace of mind!
One of the issues many people are concerned with when facing a big move is their large possessions. Suppose you have a modular garden shed that you have put a lot of time and money into customising and outfitting to perfection. It will never fit in the back of a moving van, and it would be a crime to leave it behind. Well fear not, that’s just the kind of thing a super tilt trailer from full service moving companies can take care of for you! They specialise in moving the big things in your life!
OK, so what else do you need to consider? For one thing, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan the move, at least two months in advance, but the more the better. For today’s purposes we will assume that you have decided to go with the pros, a decision I very much doubt you will regret. Even so, there is some work to do there before all else. It is recommended that you compare the services of at least three moving companies beforehand in order to make sure you can choose the one that’s the best fit for your needs.
Another important thing to consider is whether or not a representative from the company visits your current domicile for an inspection tour before giving you a quote. If that doesn’t happen then consider it a big red flag, they are not the right company for you! Another thing on your checklist is to make sure the movers have proper insurance, if so, they will be able to provide you with the proper documentation.
Speaking of insurance, it is highly recommended that you purchase additional insurance beyond the basic plan the movers include in their contract, which really only covers a bare minimum. Remember, your whole life is going into that truck and it’s vital that it has the best protection possible. Most moving companies offer full value protection for a higher cost, once again well worth the expenditure for the extra confidence, so don’t hesitate to add that in! In the event of an accident or problem, the mover will be held fully accountable for the value of your possessions. Also consider buying some moving insurance from a dependable third-party provider, just in case.