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How To Choose The Right Removal Company

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There are plenty of things that you need to keep in mind when choosing to book with a moving company.  From the right van to hire, to the number of personnel you want to help you with packing or on moving day, you need to have your wits about you if you’re going to choose the best deals and have an overall stress free house removals experience.

1.    Only pay for what you need.
There are a number of different companies in the industry all vying for your attention by offering you special discounts and low prices for a range of different services. But be smart about what removal service you actually choose to hire. There’s no point booking something you won’t be needing, because even though it may be offered at a discounted price, it can take a heavy hit on your finances which you really don’t need, especially during the expensive process of a house move. A prime example of paying for something you don’t need is when you’re considering hiring a removal van. These vehicles come in all different size with different amounts of storage and holding capacity, so only pay for a vehicle that will have enough space to transport your belongings. Pay for a huge vehicle of which half the space you don’t use, and this is just money down the drain that could have been used for prettying up your new house. So don’t fall into the trap of paying for services you don’t need; ask plenty of questions and only book what you require!

2.    Ask plenty of questions!
Don’t feel shy about asking questions, because after all it is the quality of your moving day experience that’s at stake. On many occasions if you don’t ask, you don’t get, so make sure that you’re completely clued up as to what services your prospective company can offer. Wherever possible, ask about special deals and savings that you might be able to make if you book a combination of services.

3.    A specialised moving van or a man with a van service?
Choosing the right vehicle to help you move is vitally important. You don’t want to turn up at your new place only to find half of your items trashed and broken. Hiring a specialised vehicle for the job will definitely cost you a little bit more than a man and van service, but it will also give you piece of mind that your items are safe and secure during the transportation process. Many of these vehicles come equipped with straps, blankets and various other protective mechanisms to ensure that your items are still in once piece when they are unloaded at your new house. If you’ve got any large and expensive items of furniture, possibly antiques or delicate items, it’s definitely worth booking with a specialist company. Moving furniture is an art in itself and one that shouldn’t be left to complete novices.  Alternatively, if you don’t have much to move and are only moving boxes and small items of furniture, man and van hire could be your best option.

4.    Search for recommendations before making a firm booking.
Don’t take everything you read on a company website as gospel. Just because a company says that they’re the best in the business or are rated number one in the UK, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s true. Take some time to look at a few service review pages or look at the company’s testimonials page before making up your own mind.

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