Thursday, 15 May 2008

Moving Companies - Interstate Moving

By Jennifer A Strong

We live today in a fast moving, fast changing world. As such, change has become a part of our lives. Thus, moving to a new location has become a part of modern civilization itself. Sometimes the move is a required part of your job, sometimes it is undertaken for personal reasons.
Whatever the reason, moving your whole household can turn out to be a tough task. You can either decide to do it yourself or entrust it to household goods movers. You need to keep in mind quite a few factors in mind before deciding upon a moving company that would suit your needs.

Most household goods movers provide free quotes for their services. You should take advantage of this fact. The 'quote' is calculated keeping certain key factors in mind.

The first of these is dependant on your household itself, or more specifically, its size.

The second is the distance involved in the move – are you moving just across the town or across the country?

Another factor is the amount of time that will be involved in completing the move. Finally, all these calculations would be tied in with your budget.

Household goods movers normally provide a range of services. You can neither opt in for a full service, a self-move, truck rentals, or storage facilities. A full service move involves hiring professionals who take care of every aspect of the move for you. This includes packing facilities, the loading of the goods, transportation, unloading at the new site and then unpacking.

If you have staircases in your home, it would add to the cost of moving. Also, packing facilities can prove to be costly. You might want to consider to do the packing yourself. This brings us to the next type of service that is gaining popularity – a self-move.

The household goods movers whom you employ would take care of the transport facilities of your belongings. However, as mentioned earlier, you have to do the packing and unpacking yourself. We now come to the third kind of move – the 'small move'.

This might involve (but not necessarily) a small distance (say, within a state) and also, the amounts of goods to be transported might not meet the weight criteria of the commercial van lines. Also, this facility allows you the freedom to move only a few goods, for example, antique furniture, bulky household appliances etc. Also, a small move comes with its full complement of moving services.

Many household goods movers provide storage facilities to their clients too. This can be either a long term or a short-term contract. Before you settle upon the services of any one of the several household goods movers, keep a few things in mind. Check the references of the company. Make sure that they are reliable and that they have a history of completing the move on time.

Also, inquire about the insurance facilities that the company would be willing to provide for your belongings.

When moving your office or residence in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane or if you are moving interstate . . . it pays to use Magic Movers Removals.