Advice for a stress-free move

by | Jan 7, 2016 | Moving and Relocating

Moving is usually a nightmare for most people, and there’s nothing pleasurable about spending days if not weeks going through mountains of possessions and packing up things that you didn’t even remember you had! For some it’s a good time to become disciplined and to ensure that only things that are useful and needed will be taken to the new home, so moving is a way of purging excess goods. Then there’s the choosing of a removal company in Devon – and, again, depending on who you decide to partner with, your move can be dreadful or a relatively pleasant experience.

The trick is to remember what a removal company does. It sends workers to pack up your wordly goods and then to transport them, usually by road but sometimes also by ship, to your new address. When you think about this, and the value of your possessions, entrusting the objects that you have lovingly accumulated during a lifetime shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to consider the reliability of the vehicles being used, the safety record of the driver, whether the removal company’s insurances are in place and paid up-to-date. In fact, there are a multitude of questions you should be asking before making a decision.

Investigating removal companies in Devon

It’s a good idea to enquire firstly whether the removal company is registered with the British Association of Removers (BAR). This way you will be assured that the company will operate according to minimum standards. Also, some companies send their staff for BAR training and this will give you even greater peace of mind. One thing that you should definitely enquire about is whether the company has a team of trained staff or whether individuals are press-ganged off the streets when they are short-staffed! Sometimes even the most reputable of companies use temporary staff during busy times, and there is a belief that being a packer or mover isn’t a very skilled job. On the contrary, knowing how to pack delicate items and how to handle a precious object such as a piano requires thorough training. Find out from the removal company if it’s their habit to make use of temporary workers and then perhaps consider looking elsewhere. Visit here for more information.

Find out exactly how long the move will take as well. For example, what time will the crew arrive and how many will be on-site; what is the time estimated for packing to be concluded and how many days will the process involve? The more information you have, the more both you and the removals company will know exactly what the plan is for your move.

If you are planning a move, then you will need the expertise of removal companies in Devon. Contact the Devon office of Rose Removals and Storage of Devon for expert advice and a free quotation.

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