Perhaps you are trying to price out your best option. Perhaps you just don’t know where to start. This is all completely normal! Keep reading as the Kent Removals experts explain exactly how to find a storage removal company that will do the best job for you.
Look online at your options
The first thing you want to do is to look at your options. This means you should be going online and seeing which companies are good options for you. Which are near you and may be available. Which you want to look into more. You can head onto Google, Yelp, or Facebook in order to find out prospective companies. Remember you can always add to the list. When you are writing down each company, try and leave a bit of room in between each so that you can write some of the things you like and don’t like them along the way. This will end up helping you with your final choice.
Read reviews and speak with friends
Do you have any friends that you know used a storage removal company recently? If you have, they are a great person to ask questions to. Did they like who they used? Would they recommend them? If they wouldn’t, you know who you don’t want to end up working with. If they liked them, you will still want to do additional research, but you know of at least one great company and a good option for you.
If you don’t have any friends in the area, that’s okay! One of the best ways to learn if a company is truly a good one and what others have to say about them is by looking up their reviews online. Find out what others have to say about them. Find out what wrong things they have a trend of doing for their customers. Find out what customers just love about the company. These all end up typically coming out in the reviews so it is a great place to keep a look on.
Call and ask them questions
The next thing that you want to do is to call and ask them questions. You can ask them about their business, if they are insured, about the workers that will be assisting you. Most companies will be able to give you an overview of most questions that are called in and they answer. You can also have your questions written down ahead of time so that you don’t forget any in the process.
Find out when they are available
It’s important to ask them when they are available. This is important because firstly, you want to know if they are available when you will need them. The other reason is that you want to be able to read into it a little bit. Are they wide open and can make whatever time work? Well, this could mean they don’t get a lot of business and you may not want to go with a company like that. Perhaps they are completely booked up for a couple of weeks. If you have the time, it still may be worth your while. This is not something to completely base your decision on, but it is a good idea to keep in the back of your head.
Learn more about the cost
Of course, you probably have a budget for this and that’s why it’s a good idea to learn about the cost as quickly as possible. Most companies won’t be able to give you the exact price because they are unsure until they show up there exactly what you need. Make sure to ask what their hourly rate is exactly, get a quote, and learn what can make that number increased or even decrease. Find out if there are any hidden fees that can occur so that you can know exactly what to expect and plan for. If you really like a company but they are still a little expensive, many companies are able to work with you a bit and perhaps you can move out some of the smaller items and they simply get the larger ones. It’s a good idea to have a company that you can work with and that is understanding of your situation.
Make your final decision
It’s time to finally make the final decision. Remember not to put too much pressure on yourself. With that said, it’s important to be smart and go through the necessary steps in order to feel happy with the outcome and get the best possible results. Go back over your list and the notes that you made along the way. It’s important to trust your gut and hear what the company is saying to go with. Think about what you read online along with what things the company told you on the phone or in person. When they match up and have great reviews, that typically is a company that will be trustworthy and will do a great job for you. The last thing that you want is to be blindsided and a company that asks for money upfront and doesn’t end up doing the job. That is why doing your own research is so important.
As you can see, there are a number of steps that go into finding a good storage company that will help you and gets you the exact results you are looking for at an affordable price. Make sure to do a bit of research so that you end up being happy with the final outcome. We hope this list helps and you are on your way to a decluttered or completely cleared out the storage unit.