It’s often said that moving house is one of the most stressful occasions in anyone’s life. If you’re planning to move house soon, you’ll probably need to use a removals company to transport all your possessions, so be sure to follow our 7-point guide to choosing a removals company and make certain that everything can run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible!
1. Look for recommendations of removals companies
Talk to friends or neighbours who have moved recently in your area and find out who they used and how the experience went for them. You can also look at social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to see how well potential removals companies engage with their customers and how they handle queries or issues.
2. Ways to contact the removals company
Some removals companies have several branches, either locally or nationwide. Make sure that the company you use has the resources to handle your house or business removal. If their contact details are just a mobile phone number, then the company is unlikely to be able to handle your move professionally.
3. Get more than one quote
Get a formal, written quotation from two or three companies. As well as the price, make sure you understand what the service includes, and when the companies will be able to conduct the move. Does the company have a packing service? This might help you if you’re short of time so you should find out what the extra cost of this would be.
4. Care of your valuable items
Be sure to check how the removals company handles fragile and valuable items. Most professional companies will use special packing materials to protect these types of items.
5. Get references
Pay attention to what other people have said about the company and make sure they have some positive endorsements of their service. There may be some endorsements on the company’s websites or you could ask the company for the contact details of some of their previous customers and speak to them yourself.
6. Plan ahead
Give your removals company the details of your new property’s layout, access points and other information such as how many flights of stairs there are, are there alternative access routes, will furniture fit through the doors?
7. What is their environmental policy?
Check to make sure that the company recycles packing materials and has systems in place to ensure its business does not impact its local community.
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