If you are an Aussie moving to London, then you want to make sure you are choosing international removalists who know what they are doing. The only way to know whether or not you are choosing a reliable overseas shipping company is to ask them the right questions before you lock them in for the job.
Overseas Packers & Shippers is dedicated to helping Australians moving to the UK transport their goods and belongings over the other side of the world. If you are planning on making the move to old London town, then here are the questions you need to ask a removalist company to make sure they will successfully ship your belongings without any of the stress or headaches you are trying to avoid.
Does Your Removalist Company Offer Insurance?
There is a lot of open ocean between Australia and London. And while you can trust experienced international removalists to take every measure to ensure the safe transport of your goods, you still want to make sure that insurance is included as part of the costs.
The only thing worse than realising that your belongings have been damaged on their journey to London is finding out there is no cover to help replace them. When moving to the UK from Australia, you should never trust removalists that don’t offer insurance with their services. Why risk it, when having that protection will give you the peace of mind that everything will be covered.
You can learn more about Overseas Packers & Shippers insurance options here.
How Are You Going to Keep My Belongings Safe?
While insurance is important for any overseas movers and packers, you also need to know that the company is doing everything in their power to keep your belongings safe. Your possessions will be spending weeks – and possibly months – in a shipping container on their way to London, and you need to ensure they are being looked after appropriately.
Here are some things to check with your removalists to ensure they are taking the best care of your belongings:
- Do they use specialised packing materials for different types of items?
- What packing materials do they use for fragile items?
- How do they protect large pieces of furniture?
- Do they offer custom packing solutions?
Once you find out this information, you will have a better idea on how seriously the removalist takes the safety of your belongings.
Are You Going to Deliver My Goods to My New London Home?
When moving to the UK from Australia, you want removalists who will take care of transporting your goods from the doorstep of your old home to the doorstep of your new home in London. While this door-to-door service sounds like it should be standard for an international moving company, some only offer to transport your possessions from one port to another.
This is naturally quite an inconvenience for many people. After moving to London, it is extremely unlikely you will have the time, energy, or resources to organise the collection of your belongings yourself. To avoid this stress, simply make sure your removalist offers door-to-door services with their international moves.
Do You Belong to an International Moving Association?
If you’re looking for a reliable international moving company, it’s a good idea to see if they’re affiliated with a reputable moving association or organisation. While this doesn’t guarantee that a moving company is exceptional, it at least gives you the assurance they have been accepted by a higher body. The reason being that these associations have strict standards and will expel companies that fail to adhere to them.
Some of the most respected international moving associations include the International Association of Movers (IAM), the Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI), Overseas Moving Network International (OMNI) and the European Relocation Association (EuRA).
Contact Overseas Packers & Shippers
For international removalists in Australia that you know you can trust for your UK move, look no further than Overseas Packers & Shippers. You can rely on our team to safely pack, store, and ship your belongings to London, delivering them directly to your new home.
For more information on how we can help your move to London, contact us today.