Moving is usually a stressful time. Whether you’re moving because you want to or because you have to, packing up all your belongings and relocating is difficult. There are some things you can do to make your move go smoothly and many of these tips will deal specifically with which one of the removal companies you choose to use.
The first thing you’ll need to decide is if you will pack your home yourself or hire someone to do it. Packing is labor intensive and it takes a great deal of time. However, some people find it’s much easier to do it themselves. If you do decide to undertake this task, allow yourself enough time to do it correctly. You’ll need and assortment of heavy duty boxes, packing materials, packing tape, and a permanent market.
Start by packing up the items you and your family won’t need until after the move. Don’t make the boxes so heavy that it’s difficult for the movers to pick up. Also, pack any breakables very carefully, using packing peanuts, clothes, or other materials to protect it. Tape the boxes closed securely and mark them accordingly. Put the room on it and if it is fragile. This will hopefully ensure that the moving companies are gentle with it.
Choosing a removal company can be rather tricky. You don’t want to pay a fortune for their services, but there are many moving companies to choose from. Make sure you pick on of the removal companies that has been around for awhile, as there are many that don’t stay in business very long. It’s often because they don’t do a good job or they have too many complaints from customers. The fees can also vary significantly between the moving companies, so getting three or four quotes is highly recommended.
If you will need storage where you are moving, it’s best to check with removal companies that also offer this service. You will normally pay less when you combine the two services. Also, only use removal companies that are licensed and insured. If there is any damage to your old or new home or to your belongings, you want to make sure there is some way to get compensation.
If money is an issue, try to move during the week rather than on the weekend. It’s usually less expensive with most moving companies. It’s also cheaper to move any time of the year other than during the summer months. While this usually means a chance of less than optimal weather, the rates are significantly lower.
In closing, the above tips will help ease the stress a bit when it comes to moving. Removal companies certainly will make the task easier and when you choose the right one, your move will go a lot more smoothly. Look for moving companies that are licensed, insured, and experienced. This ensures that your property is safe and that the movers know what they are doing.