Everyone knows moving has to be a tailored exercise and yet everyone gives in to standard practices. The best practices should always be adhered to as they have been proven to be effective over time. However, the best practices do not demand a standard approach. The reason why many people overpay and many house removal firms overcharge is because there is a substantial mismatch of understanding what the reality is and what the reality actually is. Most house removal firms factor in too many variables at the time of working on an estimate. This leads them to an unnecessarily inflated quote. Not all companies overcharge habitually or as per company policy.
It is necessary for both house removal firms and you to get down to the basics. Focusing on the nitty-gritty will facilitate better preparation and there will be no unpleasant surprises. The basics are not complicated. One of the many quintessential exercises prior to moving is to have an accurate estimate of the tonnage of goods that needs to be removed. This is not impossible. Portable and relatively lighter or manageable goods can be actually weighed. You would have to factor in the weight of packaging materials as well but that is at the fingertips of most estimators. Large assets such as wardrobes or furniture can also be weighed. Maybe the eventual tonnage will be a few ounces or even a few pounds here and there but the estimation would be much closer to reality than not weighing and measuring the goods at all.
The other quintessential reality is the path that one must take to remove the goods. This is not the route from one place to another. This is the path from one room through another, out the door, possibly down the stairs and through a foyer, across a driveway and finally onto a truck. Large pathways don’t pose any challenge. Movers can use their time tested strategies. The problem lies with small doors, tricky turns and curves or cramped hallways and passages. The transit needs to be mapped and it should actually be scaled. The weighing of all your goods will also help the estimators to know their sizes as they access the items. These sizes should be used as reference while chalking out a strategy of how to remove the goods in the most convenient and safe manner. Such specific details will also help an estimator to offer an accurate quote. Chances are you would be paying much less to house removal firms by focusing on the basics.