Moving house can be a fine example of Murphy’s Law: “If something can go wrong, it will go wrong”. Now you see can see why so many people dread moving local or Interstate. At the risk of terrifying people into never wanting to move house again, here are some of the problems you might face. What can you do? Read our tips and avoid the cowbows…
Tip 1 Don’t employ Cowboys unless you’re going to the rodeo
• Cowboy removal team. As you are trusting people you’ve never met to move your possessions. Ask yourself “how do you know who will do a good job and who will break the lot”? My worst move involved a removal company who were obviously having staff-management issues. The team turned up late, the foreman spent an hour fiddling with his new ipod and halfway through the day during break number three I begged them to treat my possessions like their own and rang my insurance company to organise removals insurance. The lesson here is to have two or three companies quote for the move, grill them about their experience, look over their contract and insurance particulars with care and then go with the one you feel most comfortable with: wherever possible get recommendations from people who have had a good experience with their removal company.