Moving house can be stressful at the best of times, and the secret to a smooth relocation lies in your choice of removal contractor, someone who can take the stress and strain away. If you are new to the relocation process, here are a few tips to ensure a smooth transition into your new dwelling.
- Create an Inventory – You won’t be taking everything with you and in order to make the removalist’s job easier, you should create an inventory list and take measures to have unwanted items temporarily stored in a spare room until you decide what to do with them.
- Do Some Online Research – Whether you are moving house in Rotherham or Manchester, start with an online search, which will bring up a list of local removal contractors. When browsing websites, look for customer testimonials, as they are a god indication of the service you will receive.
- Comprehensive Service – While some people are understandably uncomfortable with total strangers handling their personal possessions, you are advised to use a removal company that offers a packing service. This allows you to focus on other aspects of the move, such as arranging for the utilities to be disconnected at the old home and connected at the new residence.
- Prepare a List of Questions – If you are going to ask 2 or 3 contractors to quote for the move, prepare a list of questions, which will help you to gauge their level of customer care. It might be about insurance or whether they have some temporary storage space for you to use, and by asking each company, you can make an informed decision.
If you approach your selection of removal contractor with some forethought, you should make the right choice and the move will be smooth and uneventful.