Choosing a removals company when you’re moving home can seem like a challenge if you’ve never done it before, but it’s not as scary as it sounds. This month, we’ve put together a guide which will talk you through the steps of choosing the right removals company to meet your requirements.
Do I need a removals company?
The first thing to think about is whether you actually need a removals company or not. For a few people there won’t be any need for a removals company, if they have few possessions to move, no large items, and the new property is close by.
For those who are moving further afield and have boxes, furniture and other items to move, a removals company can be a time saver and can help avoid unwanted stress. With efficient vehicles fit for the purpose of moving, as well as trained movers, you won’t be injuring yourself trying to load heavy boxes into your car (something which could also damage your car).
What should I ask a potential removals company?
You probably have plenty of questions you’d like to ask a removals company, and it pays to do your research. Here are a few key questions you should ask to ensure you’re getting the best service to suit your requirements:
- Are you insured when carrying my possessions?
- Are you a member of the British Association of Removers?
- Will you supply a project manager to oversee my move?
- How long will it take you to carry out the whole move?
- Can I visit your premises and view your site/vehicles?
It’s a good idea to have a representative from the company come and survey your needs if you’re seriously considering going with them, which is a great time to discuss any of the finer details.
How should I prepare to move?
A good way of deciding whether to choose a particular company is their knowledge. A good company will have experience in dealing with moves of varying sizes and can make recommendations on how to begin prepping for a move.
Whether they visit you in person or take your details over the phone, ask them about things you can do to help prepare for the move and they should be able to give you some basic instructions – a sure sign of an organised, competent company.
Should I ask about recommendations?
Yes. A huge yes. There is no better way to find out whether a company is as reliable and professional as they say they are than through the testimonials of previous customers. Any company worth their salt will be more than happy to share their testimonials with you, with many companies choosing to display theirs online.
At Two Men And A Truck we have a fantastic referral rate, something we’re proud of sharing. That’s why you can check out what our customers think of us via our testimonials page.
If you have any burning questions about your move, or whether Two Men And A Truck are the right team for your needs, simply contact us today. Our friendly staff are always on hand to provide advice and answer your queries; no matter how trivial you may feel they are, nothing is more important to us!