Getting The Movers In

Men in blue carrying boxesOne of the biggest questions is whether you are going to hire a removals firm or whether you can handle the process of moving house yourself. Of course, you can make big savings if you choose to move your belongings yourself, but you need to be aware of what a huge task this is. At the very least, you will need several willing able-bodied helpers and a large enough van to hold your biggest furniture items.

If you are planning on tackling the job independently, take great care when lifting large and heavy items as you don’t want to cause yourself or any of your helpers an injury. Incorrect lifting is one of the biggest causes of back problems, and that is no way to start life in your new home.

You also need to figure in enough time to complete your move as you are unlikely to be able to acquire a large enough van to hold all your possessions in one go. You will almost certainly have to make several journeys and this can take a considerable period of time. It makes sense to have a few helpers at each end, ready to load and unload boxes, as well as someone making a start on unpacking the boxes as soon as they arrive at the new house.

Group of men carefully putting the cabinet into the truck

If, on the other hand, you decide to hire a removals company, you need to be sure that you’ve made the right selection. Do your research and check out a range of companies in your area. You should get a good idea about the kind of service you can expect from the firm’s website and any company that fails to offer adequate information should be ruled out straight away.

Get some no-obligation quotes from a few different companies and compare prices. You may find that different firms offer different benefits and you may be able to find good discounts, especially if you require more than one removal van. Make sure that you are getting an equivalent deal with each company, and check the basis on which you will be charged – will it be per hour, by weight, or by how many removal men will be required?

So how do you choose the right removal company? Check out this video for some advice on choosing the right one.


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