Move and Save: Home Removal Tips
Moving home is no stranger to any of us. Whether you are a student that’s moving to University accommodation, or a professional relocating to be closer to your work place, you will need take certain steps to accomplish the job. moving requires a lot of effort and work especially if you have a sizable amount to transport regardless of the distance being moved. This can also cost you a lot of money if approached in an unorganized manner. Here at long distance removals we have come up with 5 steps to help you save on cost and time.
Step 1: Packaging
Packing boxes and other materials are a large factor in the cost of an overall move. Boxes are expensive and range in price from £2 to £6 depending on where you purchase them from. I would advise that you avoid buying them from self-storage companies and highstreets shops that are often the most expensive. Go online and search for used boxes on ebay and gumtree. There you will find second hand materials at less than half the price of new and still in great useable condition. Alternatively, most removal companies will sell you boxes at below market value, provided you use their service for moving.
Step 2: Packing Up
Time is money and especially so considering the fact that most moving companies charge an hourly rate for removals. Therefore, it will cost you if you are not ready and packed once the removal men arrive. So it is very important that you pack in advance so you are ready to go on the dot.
Step 3: Booking The Movers
The Removal trade is very saturated and competitive. This is of course healthy as far as consumers of their service are concerned, but on the downside it leads to a drop in quality. Just imagine getting movers that carelessly shift your items about and end up leaving you with damages to deal with. To avoid this, make sure you shop around and check a few of them out. A bit of research will save you a lot of regret at the end. Here is a list of things to look for when choosing the right removal company:
- Do they provide goods in transit insurance?
- Are they a company or a lone man and van provider?
- Confirm the cost and check if there are any hidden costs
- Check that their vans come with straps and a moving trolley
- Have a look their google customer reviews
- Confirm the payment details
A bit of research will go a long way towards leaving you with a good moving experience. The internet has a world of information that can help you along this journey.