What To Look Out For on a Removal Company's Quotation


Not all removalists offer the same services or the same pricing structure. Therefore, it is often difficult to compare different removal company's estimated prices. Some will include certain services as standard while others will only offer them if you pay extra. As such, it is always a good idea to read through your quotations carefully before simply opting for the one that appears to be the cheapest. What are the most important things you should be keeping an eye open for when you go through the ones you have obtained? Read on to find out.

Insurance Cover

This is something that is often very different from one removal firm to the next. In short, not all businesses that carry out removals are professional removalists and won't, therefore, have the necessary insurance. The first thing you want to see is public liability cover because, without it, you could be sued if someone were to be injured while you load up your belongings especially if this is done on the street, not your driveway. Secondly, you will want to see some sort of damage cover. You might think that your home contents insurance will cover any breakages or losses to your possessions when moving. However, such policies rarely cover items that are in transit. Ideally, you'll want to see a level of cover that means all of your belongings could be replaced.

Packaging Materials

Lots of removals firms provide packaging crates, boxes and other materials for your move as standard. Others will expect you to source your own or they'll charge you an additional sum to provide them. Check this on your quotation. You might want specialist wardrobe boxes for your clothing, for example, without having to pay more. After all, you'll only be using them for a day or two. Make sure packaging materials like bubble wrap and packing tape are also included in the price of your move.

Removal Operatives

When a relocation job is quoted for, it will include the amount of labour the job is expected to take. Ensure your quotation gives you an indication of the number of trained movers and handlers you can expect on your moving day. If there aren't enough movers, the job won't be completed on time. If there are too many, you'll end up paying more than you need. Remember that extra pairs of hands will be needed if you have specialist items that need to be moved, such as works of art, grand pianos, etc.


17 September 2021

Storing old books

My dad was a huge collector of old books. He had such a beautiful collection when he passed away, and he left it all to me. I don't have enough space to display them yet, but I do want to hold onto them so that when I have enough space I can set up a library at home and really enjoy them. This blog is all about how to store old books for a long period of time, so that they stay in great condition. I hope it will be useful for other people with big collections of vintage books.