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Choosing a Removal Company – Hints and tips

from
Sheppards
Removals and Storage

 

Moving house can be one of the most stressful times in anyone’s
life but it doesn’t have to be. Using the tips below we hope we can help you choose the right removal company for your move. 

Feel Confident

man wrapped head to toe in bandages

If you don’t feel confident in your removal company then you are just going to be more stressed as your move gets closer and worry on the actual day. 

Make sure you research the company completely, ensure all certifications they claim to have are current, and ask to see references and feedback from previous moves. 

Meet and greet

Any reputable removal firm will come out to your home and provide a free quote. 

Take this opportunity to meet the person and make the most of their time. 

Ask them about anything you are
unsure of, and show them any items you think may be awkward or heavy. 

They are professionals so use
their knowledge and ask them as many questions as possible.

Equally the more you can tell
them about your move, the smoother things will go on the day. 

four men carrying safe over their heads

Cheap is not always cheerful

Just because one company quotes less than the rest does not mean they are the one to choose! 

man sleeping on packing boxes

Ask yourself why are they so cheap? 

Are they using unskilled staff? 

Using older vehicles? 

Are they desperate for the work? 

Go with the removal firm you feel most confident and comfortable with. If it comes down to price then try and discuss this with them. At the end of the day the extra few pounds at the beginning may be worth the hassle free move you will receive at the end! 

Late Notice

If a removal firm can do every date you request at short notice, ask yourself why. 

  • Why are they not busy? 

  • Why are other people not moving with this company? 

man and packing boxes possessions falling out of the back of a removal van man with box falling off his head

Generally a removal firm will be booked up weeks in advance, sometimes months. But don’t forget late cancellations and transfers are always a possibility so if you do want a short notice move you may still be able to get your first choice. 

Go local

With increasing fuel costs, try and choose a removal company with an office located within an hour of your beginning or end destination. If they have to travel a few hours to and from your home, the charge may be hidden somewhere else within your quote. 

 

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