Here at Mr Shifter Removals and Storage, we have been providing professional and friendly removals services in and around London and Essex. With over 35 years experience in the removals sector, we have put together some advice on avoiding common pitfalls.
Preparing to move can be an overwhelming and time consuming especially planning to get everything done in such a short space of time ahead of the Removal date. No matter how carefully you plan for your removal, you can inevitably miss out something important.
Leaving Packing for the Last Minute!
Ensure that you have all of your packing fully completed by the morning that you expect your removals company.
You will be impressed with how quickly a professional removal company can have your goods loaded and ready to be moved when they are pre-prepared on the day. You will also be at a loss at how much longer the day can take and how many issues you can run into if your goods are not packed and ready to be moved!
We recommend beginning to pack up your property 4 weeks before your removal date. And slowly reduce what you are using day to day by the week before, this will reduce what you have to pack on the days before the removal.
Not Seeking Professional Help!
It can be surprising how often a man and van company can get confused for a professional removals company.
A Man with Van company is exactly what it sounds like, a small operation often found on the street that you live on, that may not essentially be fully qualified in handling professional removals services.
A professional removals company will have everything you expect from someone you expect to handle your furniture and goods. What you should be looking out for is, ensuring that the removals company has a large enough fleet to handle any of your removals needs, this can be having vehicles available beginning at transit panel vans, medium size Luton and furniture trucks, all the way up to 17.5 Tonne Furniture trucks and articulated removals trucks depending on the size and scale of your removal.
In addition to having a large enough fleet to handle your removal, you should be looking for a company that has employed, trained professionals on staff and that your move will be insured while it is being handled.
Choosing the Cheapest Quote instead of the Best Service!
The best quote is not necessarily the cheapest quote. A Cheap quote can be an indication of several pitfalls when it comes to the removals day.
A cheap quote could be an indication that the removals company you have chosen has insufficient facilities to conduct your move properly, this can be, a removals company with a small fleet unable to meet the vehicle needs for your move. It can always be an indication that the work to be carried out has not been fully comprehended or accounted for, this can arise in Additional charges on the removals day or worse, more work left for you at the end of the day.
When comparing quotes, you want to be looking at certain commitments, what volume is the company quoting to move, this will either be in Cubic Feet or Cubic Metres. If this is not indicated on the quote, call your removals company and ask them for an indication of this.
Have the removals company quoted for all the work you intend them to do If you are asking that they dismantle furniture, have they confirmed this in writing in the quote? Some operations will promise the earth to secure your booking, however, will fall short when it comes to committing to this in writing.
A BAR Member (British Association of Removers) is your best resource for looking for a quality move and the right price.