When you find that perfect house to rent and picture yourself living there; you are not likely to think about the actually process of moving. However when the time comes to relocate, whether it is across the road or across the country you will find that there is always plenty to think about.
One thing that many people need to source and book is a removal company. Removal companies provide a service to help those moving into their new home and can be responsible for shipping some of the larger items that need moving; as well as just giving you the truck space to pack in all those smaller pieces.
The market for removal companies can be crowded at times, so how do you make sure that you have picked the right one? We have put together our Ezylet guide for picking a removal company; hopefully to make one of the parts of the moving process that little bit easier for you.
The importance of a professional
As anyone who has ever moved home will tell you, moving can be incredibly stressful. This is especially true when you are entrusting a company with everything that you own and all your personal possessions.
With this in mind it is important to pick a remover who is professional, if you can find one that is part of the British Association of Removers (BAR) then you are one step closer to a reputable removal company.
First impressions count
It may sound obvious, but when choosing a removal company you should never underestimate the importance of first impressions. A company who has liveried vehicles, well presented and experienced staff and a great level of customer service from the outset are more likely to give you a reliable service then one who has none of these things.
What should I ask them?
When you do find a removal company you may want to ask them some questions to ensure that they are going to provide you with the service that you are looking for. Great questions to ask include:
- How long they have been trading?
- Are they members of the British Association of Removers?
- What level of insurance is offered within the service?
- How they plan to move your property; amount of staff, size of vehicles, time and day?
By asking these questions you will not only gain a greater understanding of the company but you will also know more about what to expect when the time comes to move your property.
How much can I expect to pay?
Much like any product or service; good removal companies may cost a little bit more than others. However when it comes to moving your personal belongings and things of value you might need to open your budget a little wider to ensure that everything is moved safely and securely.
A removal company can be a huge help to you when the time comes to move home. Of course, if you are lucky enough to only have a few belongings then instead you could rent a van for the day and rope a few friends into helping you.
The choice really is yours; just make sure that no matter how hard it is moving that you try to enjoy every second of this exciting phase in your life.