June 28, 2023

How to find the best removal companies: Five steps to  success

Moving can be challenging. 

stay positiveYou may worry about finding a new place to live, starting a new role, registering your children at new schools and more. In fact, your exciting adventure might feel more like an overwhelming to-do list. 😧

This is where experienced moving companies come in. 

When you hire a professional moving company for your house move, you can relax. Professional movers and packers can simplify the entire moving process β€” providing valuable advice and careful packing β€” making your move stress-free. 😎

So how can you find and book the best removals company?

Here are our five easy steps for finding and booking the best removals company

Step 1: Ask for recommendations and read reviews you can trust
Step 2: Check for legitimate industry accreditations
Step 3: Don’t rely on online quotes – request a house moving survey
Step 4: Know what to look for in a moving quote 
Step 5: If you are moving overseas, look for an international moving company

πŸ•΅οΈ Step 1: Ask for recommendations and read reviews you can trust

Reputable removal companies have a legitimate presence online. If you are considering working with a mover, check out their official Google reviews, paying close attention to the replies from the company owners. Don’t get caught up in aggregator review sites, which may host fraudulent reviews or comments from unscrupulous competitors.

Read Sterling Lexicon reviews here!

πŸ† Step 2: Check for industry accreditations

When you hire a house moving company, their packing crew will be entering your home and handling your valuable belongings from start to finish. Don’t trust your moving day to just anyone.

Check that the moving company you hire is fully accredited. Legitimate accreditations for removal companies include:

British Association of Removers
International Association of Movers (IAM)
AMO Spediteure (Germany) 
EURA European Relocation Association
Latin American & Caribbean International Movers Association.

At Sterling Lexicon, we have some of the top accreditations in the moving industry.

πŸ“² Step 3: Request a house moving survey

Don't choose a moving company based on an online quote. Moving quotes provided online or over the phone without a complete survey are rough estimates. They can end up costing you much more than originally intended.

Reputable house removal companies conduct complete home surveys and provide accurate estimates. These can be done in person or virtually using a smartphone.

πŸ“¦ Step 4: Compare like-for-like quotes

To accurately compare house moving quotes, make sure you obtain like-for-like quotes.

Check if your moving quote takes into account things like:

Unusual access, parking, stairs,
Long carry fees
Packing labour and supplies
Disassembly and assembly
Bulky or unusual items
Cancellation policy
Express delivery or storage due to delivery delay
Additional pickups or drop offs
Travel time from the warehouse or office to your home
Disposal fees and fuel charges
Bespoke crating or specialty packing for high value items

🌏 Step 5: Look for an international moving company

If you are moving internationally, your items must be specially packed for a long journey via road transport, sea shipping or air shipping. 

Before you hire a moving company, ask:

How do your packing crews safely pack household goods for international shipping?
Are your teams knowledgeable about customs requirements and will they help me with customs paperwork?

At Sterling Lexicon, we have local moving company offices in Europe, across the United States, and in Asia. Our dedicated Move Specialists average 12 years in the moving industry and are experts in the international customs process. They will help you with your move, from start to finish.

πŸ’ͺ You can do this! 

Moving consultant talking to customerNeed help taking the next step? Our Move Specialists are known for their kind and supportive attitudes. They are the top reason our customers say they would recommend us to their friends and family.

Speak with a Sterling Lexicon Move Specialist today.

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More resources to help you get organized for moving day:

Request a moving quote today!

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