Moving home or business premises can be an arduous, stressful and difficult task. Moving home is often quoted as one of the biggest upheavals in life and a task that most people dread. There is the physical aspect of packing and lifting boxes and furniture, as well as the preparation and planning that should be done prior to the removal date.
Tip 1 – Don’t take shortcuts when planning your move
There are ways of making the move a lot simpler but remember that shortcuts will likely lead to your belongings getting damaged or lost. This is a good reason to employ a professional removals company, who will be experienced at packing, loading and unloading your possessions. They will also be able to provide the necessary man power and vehicles required to move your goods from one location to another.
Tip 2 – Cheapest isn’t always best
The cheapest removal company is not always the best option. Of course all businesses need to make a profit so removal companies who quote the lowest price may be taking risks with your belongings to get their overheads down. It is common for budget removal companies to use temporary staff who may not have the same incentive as permanent staff to treat the items they are moving with the care and respect you would like.
Removal companies can also reduce their overheads by using low quality vehicles and tools. The removal lorries may be unreliable or unroadworthy and the last thing you want is for the contents of your new house to stuck inside a broken down lorry during a long move.
Tip 3 – Compare quotes and recommendations
When choosing a removal company, you should consider their history and reputation and compare the removal quotes from a couple of reputable firms. If the removal companies are not helpful and pleasant during the quotation then they are unlikely to go out of their way to help you during your move.
Removal companies offer other services to compliment removals. Specialist removers will cater for overseas destinations and unusual objects such as pianos, pieces of art or antiques. If your move involves valuable items, then check the level of insurance that the removal company has. If you are undertaking an international removal, you may want a company who will take care of packing, exports/customs, shipping and unpacking.
Tip 4 – Do you need storage?
Storage services are also offered by many removals firms. Often they do not have their own storage sites themselves so it can be cheaper to shop around. Check the rates of your local self storage facilities to see if they can offer a more competitive storage deal.
No matter what the size of your move or whether it is a domestic or commercial move, choosing the most suitable removals company is important. Do your research and ask the right questions and you should choose a good solution.
Moving House? About Devon Move Removals and Storage
Devon Move have over 20 years experience of house removals and commercial relocations across Devon, Cornwall, the UK and to France, Ireland and Spain. Devon Move have removals and storage branches in Newton Abbot, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton and Barnstaple.
For enquiries about removals and storage please call freephone 0800 923 0355.