Packing up your belongings, buying a new home, or relocating to a new property is an exciting but stressful time for you and your family.
One of the most challenging aspects of moving house is getting all your belongings from your current home to your new one.
From furniture and appliances to priceless family heirlooms and pictures – we accumulate many possessions over our lives. Sometimes it’s only when we decide to relocate that we realise how many things must come with us.
Packing, transporting, and unloading everything you own can be tedious and exhausting. Thankfully, removal companies are an excellent choice for making the experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.
When choosing between removals companies, you must be careful who you trust with your property and belongings.
With a capable, efficient, and experienced team of movers, you can rest assured your family’s possessions will be handled safely and securely.
Let’s take a look at these six important things to consider when selecting a quality service for your home removal.
The first step in choosing a suitable removal company is ensuring they’re reliable.
The easiest way to do this is to check their accreditations. Most established and trustworthy moving companies will be vetted by at least one or two industry organisations, such as the British Association of Removers (BAR) or the National Guild of Removers and Storers (NGRS).
It’s also good to check that the company has a business address and telephone number. This address should be a physical location, not just a post office box number.
2. Customer reviews
Another way to determine if you’re choosing the right removal company is to check what past customers say about the firm. Focus on independent reviews like those posted on TrustPilot, Yelp or Google.
When you base your decision on the reviews posted on the company’s website, it’s important to note that these reviews can be biased. After all, every business wants to paint itself in the best light possible.
Keep in mind that any removal company with 100% positive ratings may not be completely honest about its customer feedback.
Lastly, you can never go wrong with taking recommendations from friends and family who’ve worked with certain movers before, as you can generally trust what they say.
3. Does the price suit you
A reliable removals company will openly share the price you can expect to pay for their services.
Removal costs vary greatly from customer to customer as every move’s requirements differ. For example, some customers may need help with packing materials, storage, and assembly, while others just need transport for their belongings.
Think about what you need from a removals company before requesting quotes. Asking for numerous quotes ensures you receive a good deal at an affordable price. But keep in mind the lowest price isn’t necessarily the best option.
It’s also important to understand that a removal quote and removal estimate differ. Once you accept the removal quote, your selected movers shouldn’t change it as it’s an agreed-upon price. To be safe, ensure you get your quote in writing.
Another important factor in finding the best removal company for you is to ask different businesses about their insurance policies.
Many removal companies will have goods in transit insurance, which covers your items during local and international removals. It’s a good idea to ask all potential removal companies about their insurance level for goods in transit.
This can give your peace of mind that your belongings will be covered, and also find out if you need to arrange extra cover with your own insurance company.
5. What do they offer
Removal firms don’t always offer the same services as one another. Not every company you’re considering can meet your family’s needs.
It’s important to have a fair idea of what you’ll need for a successful and hassle-free move before contacting any movers. For example, if you’re planning on moving to the other side of the UK or abroad, ensure you’re not requesting quotes from a removals firm that only operates locally.
At the same time, you may require a removal service that offers packing services and short or long-term storage options. Again, not every firm will offer these services.
6. Storage options
Many removals firms offer combined removal and storage services for clients who don’t have access to their new homes immediately or who want to spend some time redecorating.
Depending on your needs, these storage solutions are generally offered on both a short and long-term basis.
Most companies will allow you to access your belongings while in storage, but some exceptions exist. Check with your mover before you sign up to avoid any issues.
From customer reviews to insurance policies, there are many factors to consider when hiring the home removal service that is right for you.
We hope this blog has given you a clear understanding of these factors and helped you determine the proper steps towards a successful move.
Taking care of all your home removal needs
Whether you’re looking to retire overseas, relocate for a new job, or enjoy a fresh start with your family – Roy Trevor’s reliable, trustworthy, and efficient home removal service is the solution you need.
A long-serving member of the British Association of Removers, Roy Trevor has over 100 years of experience helping homeowners move across the nation and overseas.
Our professional, friendly, and highly-qualified team is here to provide you with a fast, safe, and efficient removal service and excellent customer service.
We support you through every aspect of your relocation, from packing, lifting, and storage to transport, unloading, and assembly.
Get in touch for more information or request a free quote.