Moving home is stressful – there’s no escaping the fact. But partnering with the best moving company can at least help reduce some of the associated stress. When you have professional movers handling the packing, loading, transporting, and unloading of your prized possessions – you can relax in the knowledge that your items are in safe and experienced hands.
So how can you choose the best removals company for the job?
Here are some key things to look for when you are approaching removals companies to quote for your move.
Services offered – it goes without saying that you’ll need a company which provides the services you need. Whether you’re moving just around the corner, to another city, across country or even abroad – make sure that any company you consider actually provides the basic services you will need.
But apart from the basics, what other services or aspects of service does a company offer? Some companies go out of their way to make the moving experience as painless and easy as possible. This includes visiting your home beforehand to survey the items to be moved and also see the layout of the property so that they can plan how to move everything out in the most efficient order and manner.
Small details such as the provision of large clear plastic packing boxes and mobile wardrobe packing containers can make your life so much easier and the whole packing and unpacking process more rapid.
Insurance – you need to check your own household insurance policy first to see if your household possessions will be covered during transit or not. Also check the level of insurance cover provided by the moving company and any terms and conditions which are attached to this. If you have high-value items, you may need to make special arrangements for them while being transported or stored.
Storage – with so many people downsizing nowadays, the need for storage should not be overlooked. There’s no need to try and squeeze the contents of a three-bedroom house into a small apartment or bungalow if you can negotiate a cost-effective storage solution. Many removals firms offer this on a short-term or longer-term basis and it can make all the difference if you have possessions which you don’t immediately need but don’t want to dispose of either.
Testimonials – be sure to check out the reviews or testimonials from previous clients of any removals company you are considering. This will give you a clear idea of the quality of service actually provided. Experts in removals Gloucestershire also recommend enquiring about how long the business has been established and membership of specific trade associations, such as the British Association of Removers, to ensure you end up choosing a quality and reliable firm for your move.