When you are moving to a new home or apartment across town or in another state, it is normal to assume that your removals company will take care of every aspect of the process. For the full package, the removalist will take care of packing, transportation, and unpacking of most of your items. However, there are things that your removalist won't move, and you should know this in advance to avoid disagreements during the moving day. Here are some of those things that you should organize alternative transport for on the day.
Do you have vehicles or motorcycles in your garage that require being moved to your new home? If so, you should be aware that your removal company may not offer automobile moving services. Most of these companies have moving trucks that can only accommodate furniture and other household items. In such instances when individuals have cars, the removalist will most likely decline to transport it together with the other things. Therefore, you should find a towing company or get a friend or relative who can drive it to your new home.
If you have construction materials that remained after your last remodeling project, you should find alternative transport for them. Your removalist will not ferry items such as timber, bricks, cement, sheet metal, and glass. This is because they may not have specialized equipment to handle these materials. For instance, some materials may require a crane or forklift to load them onto the vehicle. Also, not all moving trucks are capable of transporting these materials. If you have construction materials that you don't want to leave behind, find a company that specializes in moving such items.
Pets and domestic animals
Most homeowners keep a pet such as a dog or a cat while others have domestic animals such as cows, chickens, and ducks in their home. If you have any of these, your mover will not allow you to put the animal together with the rest of the items. In fact, some may not even let your pet to ride in the moving truck either. In this case, it is critical that you transport your pet in the same car that you will be using to your new home. If you have other animals, you should contact a specialized company which has the equipment and know-how for handling them.
It is always essential to provide a list of all the things you want to be moved before signing a contract with the removals company. This will help you have an idea of what won't be transported so that you can organize for alternative transport and avoid inconveniences during the moving day.