Relocation calls for careful consideration about who to trust with your belongings since asking a friend to help you move everything is not always an option. Moving home may sometimes be less tedious than finding someone reliable who can help you move it. There are a lot of removal services in London, if you are moving to another part of the city, and in the UK, if you are moving to another city altogether. There are probably too many removal services, and not all of them are good. Here are three things you need to be wary of when trying to sift through the throngs of companies ready to load up your things.
Reasonable prices. If you are not the kind of person that has the opportunity to simply throw walletfuls of money at a prestige and expensive, but reliable removal company, then you should do some price research. And do not assume that the expensive companies are always the best choice for a mover. Ask around. Ask people who have moved how much it had cost them. Ask different companies about their billings. Check the web. Set an average cost and see how much below it or above it you can, or are willing to, go.
- Reliable companies. After setting the price you are willing to pay, start researching the different companies. If you are the pedantic type that likes everything checked out before hand, simply ask for company you are researching to show you its license and insurance. But there are simpler ways to do this. Background checks are always a good idea when entrusting literally everything you own but the clothes on your back to someone. Your number one priority is finding one that can move, and has moved, a whole household from point A to point B without losing something – or “losing” something – along the way. Although a rarity, there are fake companies that load up your belongings and drive off your driveway, never to be heard from again. And always be aware that removal services do not care about your things as much as you do. Even a carefully arranged box is a subject of the possibility of being thrown in or out of a van with no care for it, or placed in such a manner that it experiences the highs and lows of every single bump in the road. Search for companies with credentials, or companies that have made a name for themselves in your city or town, or wherever you are going. At the very least, use a company which you are aware that it has successfully moved at least one other household with little to no damage to their belongings.
- Reliable staff. This is also rare, but there are cases where the company is good, but has made an unknown mistake in the hiring. A shady mover that goes through your things is a big no, especially if some of them start disappearing in his or her pockets as he or she loads them. Even if they are not the stealing type, they might not be the caring type which we already discussed above. The one taking a box of vases might be careful while taking it to the van, but the one waiting to take it from him in the van – the one you cannot see – might not be as careful while putting it down. Just like choosing the company, it is a good idea to choose the workers as well. Be wary of what kind of people you let touching your things. For more ideas visit our website.