If you have not moved for a long time, you might have forgotten how stressful and time-consuming a move might be. If you have not done it ever, you cannot even imagine how tough the whole experience can be. However, you can decrease your problems, dissatisfaction and complications. What is even more useful, you will save a lot of time.
The cornerstone of having removal without stress and problems is to have enough time for planning. In this way, you can react to and neutralize any unexpected complications. The sooner you start planning, the better. You will be able to react to the unexpected issues on time while if you have several problems at once, you will not be able to solve all of them at the same time and your move can turn into disaster. For example, if you want to pack yourself, do not procrastinate and start sooner. The most difficult removals are normally due to the fact that the customer has delayed everything for the very last day and then, they get nervous, in turn the company employees get nervous and everyone tries to push the things. You can avoid all that by just being more organized.
Of course, the first thing to do is to set a budget and start gathering quotations. Do not wait too much, these are stocks and the prices do not change every day. Get the quotations at least one month before your removal date. Do not wait for the very last moment – not many reliable companies can reply for an extremely urgent request. Also be sure to check the insurance! If you have valuable things and you have not notified the company, you may end up not having enough insurance coverage in case the van had a crash or something went wrong. Also ask if these services can be paid extra. Do not use any services before you make sure that you have insurance that suits you.
Then, it comes the date… Be sure to choose a date that suits you, the company to which you need to hand in the keys and the company which should give you the keys. And last but not least, do not forget the removal company. There would be not much use of a company that does not show up on the right date at the right time. So be very sure that everyone knows when exactly your removal date is. Also make sure that the date is known at least a week in advance because with so many parties involved, there is a good chance that not all of them will be flexible.
Then, you need to keep in touch with the chosen company – if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact them and also it is a good idea to call them a few days before the removal to confirm the date and once you have chosen the right company, all you need to do is to let them take care of what they do best.