Handling Removals in the UK Easily
When moving house or undergoing an office removal, there are plenty of things that you should keep in mind to ensure that the process passes by smoothly and that you have a stress free transition into your new place. Rush and leave everything until the last minute and that’s when disaster will strike which could end up costing you more money and making certain aspects of your move a real problem. So plan to the max, leave yourself plenty of time to get things done and follow this advice to get you on your way to your new destination.
1. Get in touch with a removal company.
Unless you’re fortunate enough to own a large van, or unless you’re planning on hiring a removal van for the process and are moving yourself, chances are that you’re going to have to hire the services of a professional company. Begin doing your research well in advance of your move because leave everything until the last minute and you could end up having to book with a company that’s low down on your preference list. When doing your research don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and talk to their advisors. Get to grips with the prices for each individual service, any special offers that they may be able to provide you with and ask if you can get any discounts, if you move at a certain time of the day, day of the week, if you book multiple services etc. It’s better to give these companies a call and speak to them yourself, but if you’re short of time, you can always compare prices on a price comparison website.
2. Begin packing.
You can never start packing too far in advance of your move. Firstly, get yourself plenty of packing materials and essential items to help thoroughly pack and secure your items for the move. These can be brought from specialist companies, but many removal companies should also be able to provide you with packing materials and services. If you bulk buy these materials or if you hire multiple services from the same company, you should be able to save yourself some money. When buying your materials, go nuts, because you can never have too much foam, bubble wrap and box fillers, because after all, it’s better to have too much and not use it then have too little and consequently find that your items have been damaged whilst in transit. Other vital bits of kit that you’ll need are packing tape and plenty of plastic boxes. People often make the mistake of getting cardboard boxes, but these are flimsy and even if you reinforce them with fillers and protection, you won’t get the same form of protection than if you pack your items into a plastic container. These containers are easy to carry and can also be reused as a place for storage once you get to your new place.
If you plan on decorating your new house, ripping up a few tiles or floorboards or perhaps you plan on building an extension to the back of your house, it’s well worth considering putting your items into storage. Rather than see your items succumb to damages and ruin due to the building work, spend a little bit of money to put them in a secure storage facility until the work has been completed.
When packing, go through your items and consider getting rid of anything you no longer need. Anything that’s still in relatively good condition but that you plan on replacing, take it to a charity shop.