One of the things you may be concerned about when planning to move house is the cost of your removal.
An easy way to get an accurate price estimate is to request a quote from a professional house removal service. The consultants at these companies will assess your removal needs and give you a detailed quotation. That said, you might want to know how house removal companies come up with the figures they send your way.
As a rough guide, here are four things removalists consider in determining how much to charge for your removal.
1. Amount of possessions you have
The amount of things you're moving is going to affect the cost of your removal. The more things you need moved, the higher your removal costs will be. This is because a bigger vehicle and more packing supplies, labour and time will be needed to move a higher volume of household items. A clever way to reduce the volume of stuff you'll be moving to your new home is to get rid of unwanted items or those you no longer use. You can sell, donate or dispose of these items before the day of your move.
2. Distance involved
What's the distance between your current home and the new one? Now, where is your preferred removal company located? On the day of your move, the staff assigned to your job will arrive at your current residence from their company offices. They'll load your belongings into their transport vehicle and deliver them to your new place. After that, they'll have to head back to their offices.
All this travelling will cost you money, as your removal company may use resources, such as fuel, vehicles and labour to do your job. Choosing a reputable house removalist from your local area can help reduce the distance of your move.
3. Access at both properties
How easy or hard it is to go into and out of your current and new homes will also impact the costs of your hire. The harder it is to access the properties and load or unload your stuff, the more you'll need to pay for your removal.
4. Optional services requested
Depending on the removal company you're dealing with, extras may include packing services, piano removal, handyman services and so on. Each additional service will increase the cost of your removal. Now that you know how house removalists figure out how much their clients should pay, you can plan out how to minimise the cost of your removal.