Home » Home and Family

Moving House? Get the Professionals In!

Aug 17, 2007
Moving house can be a particularly stressful experience so bringing in the professionals can make the whole occasion a lot easier for yourself.

You should contact a number of removal companies to obtain quotes. You should do this as far in advance as you can once you know when you are moving in order to get as many quotes as you can and then to secure the services of the company you decide to use.

Always use a removal company who is a member of the British Association of Removers and get at least three quotes before deciding which one to use. Any reputable company will pay a trip to your property to assess your belongings before making a quote. The quote will usually be based on expected number of hours needed to complete the move, as well as extras, such as special containers needed, carpet laying, un/packing etc. Therefore you should take this opportunity to let the company know if there are any special services you require, or in fact any services that you do not require - unpacking at the other end etc.

Check to see if the quote is inclusive of VAT and includes some form of insurance covering damage to goods during transit. Check if the company offers a discount on a weekday and check the fine print in your moving insurance before entering into any agreement. Expect to be charged anything from 300 pounds upwards. Consider including a tip if you are satisfied when the removal is completed.

The key to a successful move when using a professional removal company is communication. The more information you give them before the day of your move, the better. Always inform the removal company of the amount of furniture you're moving, so it can choose an adequately sized truck and plan the number of journeys needed between your old and new home. Provide a rough guess of how many boxes the company needs to pack, so it can estimate how long it will take.

Give them the exact time you want the team to arrive and then be ready yourself. Provide clear instructions and directions to your new property, and arrange a parking space for the removal van in advance. Always tell the removal firm well in advance of pieces of furniture which won't go through the door make a plan of where the furniture needs to go in your new home, as well as labelling boxes as to which room they should be taken to.
About the Author
Guide-to-Moving helps you take the stress out of moving by offering advice on all you need to know ahead of your big move. For more information please visit http://www.guide-to-moving.com .
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 120
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources