Apr 18 2014

Take Heed: Signs of Rogue Office Movers

Sadly there are people who out there to abuse and run with other people’s hard earned money. In fact there are a lot of bogus, rogue and scam companies trying to rob people out. They can be seen in almost every industry from clothing shops, make-up stores, food concessionaires and in even in the removals business. The latter is one which is quite common. How do you avoid becoming a victim? The only answer is through proper knowledge. You have to know how to determine rogue home and office movers spot on. What are the tell-tale signs? We have a list for you. Read on, take heed and always be cautious.

Caution signSIGN # 1: Very Low Estimates – Don’t be swayed when they offer you a very cheap estimate. That in itself should be a warning sign for you. Remember that these companies are running a business and they will always have to make profit. If it’s too low then it is likely to have a lot of additional and hidden charges. Did they use an extra hammer to dismantle furniture? Cha-ching! Fees will pile up and will be so huge you will find yourself in a rut.

SIGN # 2: Large Spot On Payments and Deposits – The only reason for clients to halt operations or demand refunds is if work done is poor. Well established and professional companies know the quality of their services so they do not require large deposits at the onset.

SIGN # 3: Incomplete and Confusing Contract – The contract has to be explicit, written and contains all the necessary agreements between customer and service provider. If it is so confusing and the company isn’t helping you at understanding it then by all means do not sign those papers!

SIGN # 4: Too Good to be True Insurance – Insurance is a good thing but if they promise that everything is covered no matter what then do not believe them. Insurance can cover a lot but definitely not all. There are clauses and exceptions.

SIGN # 5: Absence of Actual Inspection for an Estimate – Did you receive your estimate via phone or internet only without an actual inspection? If yes then you should move on and find someone else for the job that will provide for actual inspection of your assets.

SIGN # 6: Absence of an Actual Office – If they only have an online presence and do not have an actual office and if they are posting a wrong address then it is obviously a scam. Where do you think they hold operations? Certainly not in their bedrooms!

SIGN # 7: No Employee ID – Always check for the IDs of the team sent to you, Legit companies always give their employees identification.

SIGN # 8: Unmarked Company Vehicles – This one is very important. Reputable office movers are bound to have marked company vehicles with either their company logo or name.

Apr 1 2014

Leading Home Removal Company Teach Us a Thing or Two About Making Your Move Light

When it comes to moving out of your new home and into your new one, it always comes with the heavy chore of packing. But do not get dismayed just yet because you can make things much lighter if you do the simple tricks that our friendly experts from the country’s leading home removal company have for us.

Here are their neat tricks that are both light in your arms and in your wallet!

  1. moving-tipsDefrost your fridge for a full twenty four hours before moving day. Be sure to clean it as well. You would not want water and ice dripping off of it when it is being towed and carried around.
  2. Do not overstuff your fridge and pantry with your groceries. It is best to have your last shopping day a week or two before the schedule dated so that you will not have to add them to the packing list thus adding up to your costs. You can do your grocery at your new home.
  3. Never bring clutter with you. If you have things that will not be of use to you anymore then it’s best to not bring them along as they will only crowd up your storage space and add to more work. What do you do with them then? Here are your options:
    • Give them away to family and friends. If you believe those stuff are still of value, a little bit sentimental or you would want to make sure that the new owners will take care of them, pass it along to people you know.
    • If they are of bigger value it is wise to sell them either at a garage sale or through the internet, whichever works best for you.
    • If you are the “do good-er” then you can always donate them to charity. This is a good way to dispose clothing items that you have outgrown.
  4. Do not buy all the packing supplies you see at the store. It is best to consider what types of stuff you’d have to pack first so you won’t overspend. Else, you could always ask your movers. There are even those who will provide for you so there’s less hassle.
  5. Saving up on bubble wraps and packing paper? Here is a neat trick from our home removal company experts. Wrap breakables like small vases and figurines in clean socks. Use old shirts and linens to wrap plates and other similar breakables. This way you are packing both items and saving up on costs. It’ll be lighter on your budget and your load. Double score right?