After many years in the industry- moving families both within the UK and internationally; we know some of the pitfalls that can trip customers up and cause complications in the removals process. Here we’ve compiled a few pointers and tips that will help us provide you with the best possible service.
1. Organise the de-frost
Always defrost the freezer prior to the removal crew arriving. It they have to load a still frosty freezer into the removals van, it will only defrost and leak in transit and most likely ruin other furniture and boxes in the vehicle. Plan ahead, use the stock of food in the weeks leading up to the move to ensure minimal wastage.
2. Keep the little ones safely out of the way
The removal crews will be carrying boxes and furniture up and downstairs and having children and pets under their feet poses a considerable health and safety risk. The doors to the property will also be open all day long, so arranging childcare and someone to look after the pets for the day is important. It also minimises stress and trauma for animals and children.
3. If you’re packing, pack well!
If you’ve opted to do your own packing, make sure you factor in enough time to complete it. If you’ve run out of time, let the removals company know and they maybe able to supply you with a professional packer. Don’t leave this until moving day to explain to your remover that not all is ready to be moved. Also, don’t skimp on the packing materials you use. The better quality they are, the better they will protect your goods in transit.
4. Don’t forget to mention the plant pots
If you want to take potted plants with you to your new premises, tell your removal company about this before moving day.
Depending on their size, pots and garden accessories can take up a lot of space in the van. They may also require heavy lifting machinery; all of this needs to be planned ahead of time.
5. Remain hydrated!
Moving day is a long day for all and to ensure that the removal men perform at their best, we always advise that you keep the kettle in operation! Be stocked on teabags, coffee and mugs and they’ll work even harder for you!