A Checklist for Moving House

Having your furniture or household effects relocated by a moving company can be a stressful time if you are not organised or you choose the wrong shifting company. As shown above  finding a reliable company that has a proven track record at shifting and relocating peoples household effects efficiently is mission critical to ensure your relocation goes well. The critical things is finding furniture and large heavy things like pianos with specialist Removal company that are reliable and trustworthy and have some sort of proof that they can do the job. Some items require a great deal of skill and careful attention.
It can be stressful so here are a few tips to help you.

Bert Tarry House Movers and Furniture Removalists have been serving New Zealand for over 30 years and have proven to be a reliable and economical local mover within Auckland and a dependable national mover if you are relocating cities from Auckland to another destination within  New Zealand.


You can try our FREE quote form here which will give you an idea on costs

Here is a check list to use leading up to the big day

1. Have a garage sale and get rid of the household items you no longer use. Be ruthless because the more you have to move the more it is going to cost

2. Let the power company, the phone company, the water company and the gas company know you are moving. In some cases they will transfer your account however you most likely will need to start over at your new address

3. Start eating all your consumable food and when you are shifted into your new home you can stock up again. Relocating frozen food and cold food can be a nuisance and food can be damaged so get eating

4. Make a list of all valuables and take photos. This is useful for insurance should something go wrong. If you don’t know what delicate house hold effects have been packed by your house movers then it is hard to claim it back at the time

5. And finally it pays to update your electoral roll details so you can vote the next election.

Moving companies Auckland

When talking to our house moving clients we get feedback of their concerns from past experiences of moving with other companies. We take these on board with our offer as a trustworthy moving company.

The most usual complaints are to do with being missed out on pickup days (i.e forgotten) , being late for pick up,  costs that surpass the quote provided and claims for lost or harmed home products and furniture. This makes people very angry.

Clearly the most important recommendations is to select a great moving and storage company. There are thousands of accountable, respectable moving and storage companies that do not have a pattern of complaints and of course in this area we are a bit biased as to who you should use

If you have doubts about who to choose have  a look at our furniture movers reviews . To find out who the very best movers are in your area, consumers should ask friends, relatives and co-workers for referrals.

A few words from some of our past clients:

“When we chose furniture movers recently, our goods all arrived in perfect order—many thanks for your care of them, we were most grateful.”

Mrs Rushton,

“I write to thank you for arranging mother’s house moving to her new address and would appreciate you passing on our thanks to your moving company Auckland packing team. Due to good packing and handling, no damage was sustained.”

P McSkimming

“When we did our relocation in Auckland, your movers couldn’t have been better. Such a pleasant pair of furniture movers to deal with and at such a difficult time. My warm thanks to them both, also to yourself. I will have much pleasure in recommending your house moving services .
Yours sincerely,”

P Winch,

“Please note the small extra addition to the account,  We would appreciate this going to the two lads that shifted our furniture.  Your Auckland  moving company was Very helpful and handled everything in a professional manner which is a credit to them and your company.  Could not have wished for such a smooth move which certainly reduced the stress for us”

“Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was when you moved us a couple of weeks ago. The guys worked hard and there was not a scratch on anything—they were very careful. I have kept your card for any friends or neighbours who may be moving in the future.
Thanking you.”

M Carlisle

“Many thanks for a job well done, compliments to ‘the lads’ Should you require a reference most happy to supply one.

D Chalk,

“We eventually completed our unpacking, it took about six weeks! And we are pleased to tell you we have found everything. Not a scratch or breakage, well done Bert. We thought the move went well and now we know for sure. We will not hesitate in recommending your service to anyone we meet who are contemplating a relocation. Thank you again Bert and may we extend our best wishes for the coming season.”

D & L Campion,

Call us now to discuss your move, or for any other enquiry
+64 (09) 274-2916

Call them for added details and to compare their services as soon as you’ve assembled a list of movers get a removal quote  or a visual estimate.
What about insurance policy? Some consumers incorrectly assume that the moving business is insured to cover the full value of their items at no extra cost. This needs to be clarified first before the movers start.

This also is a great checklist if you are looking for house movers

Complaints and cases: Be physically present when the mover both packs and unloads your belongings to inspect that every little thing has actually been packed and arrives in excellent condition. If goods are missing out on or harmed, make sure you report the fact immediately and in detail on the van owner’s copy the original of the stock sheet before you sign it.  If you observe damage after unloading, a case must be submitted in writing, with a specific dollar quantity mentioned, within 9 months after delivery. Nevertheless, it’s to your benefit to report damages as quickly as possible.

At Bert Tarry carriers we have the staff, the experience and the knowledge to make your move a successful and happy one.
Contact Us now and get started.


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