Why you shouldn’t skimp on a pre-move survey with a removalist

When it comes to moving home, you’ve probably got a to-do list as long as your arm. But is a pre-move survey on it?

No? Add it to your moving to-do list now.

A pre-move survey is where a removalist comes to your home before your moving day to see everything you need to move and what sort of property you have.

They can then know exactly what items you have and what kind of job it’s going to be, depending on how many storeys the property is, how much furniture and belongings you have and what bulky or fragile items need to be moved. 

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t skimp on a pre-move survey with a removalist.

Vet the removalists

A pre-move survey is often done in conjunction with a quote. It allows the removalists to see what you have before they quote you, but it also allows you to meet the removalist in person and ask them questions.

During a pre-move survey you can find out everything you need to know about how your moving day will be planned and executed. Through talking to the removalist you’ll get a feel for whether they’re a company you can trust and want to hire to do the job for you.

Get an accurate quote

The best thing about a pre-move survey is that you’ll end up with a much more accurate quote for your move than any online form or phone conversation can offer.

During the visit to your home, the removalist will measure up your bulky items, assess your belongings and estimate the boxes and sizes you’ll need to pack everything up.

They’ll also be able to more accurately estimate the size of the truck they need, as well as the number of people that will be needed to get your move done within a particular time frame.

Save money

Because a pre-move survey facilitates a more accurate quote, you won’t be wasting money on things you don’t need.

You’ll know exactly how many packing boxes you’ll need and get. You won’t be paying for an extra-large truck when all you needed was a medium one. There won’t be two people turning up when you need four people to get the job done within a particular time.

Get the job done efficiently

When you invest in a pre-move survey, your moving day will be planned to a T. This means your day will go as smoothly as possible – who doesn’t want that on (what’s often) a super stressful day?

Because you know how long the move will take, who’s doing what and when, and what you need to do in advance to prepare, your move will be much more efficient than if you’ve only had rough estimates from your removalists because they never visited your property for a pre-move survey.

Alinta Energy has partnered with Adlam Transport to help customers in WA when they move. Adlam Transport are leading removalists in Perth. Providing storage, office and house removalist services across Perth, WA and interstate for over 25 years, Adlam Transport have developed a reputation for excellence. Today Adlam Transport is widely recognised as one of the most professional, yet affordable removalists in Perth.

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