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5 Moving Tips

That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Let’s face it: moving days are never easy. After all, no one looks forward to lifting heavy boxes in and out of trucks, up and down stairs. However, moving day doesn’t have to be completely chaotic, either. All it takes is a little planning and forethought to make the day run smoothly.

We asked pro movers to share their best advice on how to accomplish a painless move. Incorporate some of these moving tips into your packing plan to help this would-be-stressful process go off without a hitch.

1. The Preparation

You will need different sizes of strong moving boxes to pack items of all sizes. Make sure you purchase good quality packing materials and strong moving boxes or cartons; it may be wise to consult a professional for recommendations.

Also, consider acquiring: padding supplies, bubble wraps, wrapping sheets, newspapers (blank newsprint paper), scissors, heavy-duty packaging tape, labeling stickers and marking pens.

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2. The Period

With May to September being the most popular time to move, some companies will increase their prices by 30-40% during this period.

It’s not always possible, but if you can move outside of this time you can save a lot of money.

It’s also fair to say that prices will be higher on weekends, so keep that in mind, if it’s possible to move on weekdays.

If moving during the summer when prices are high, you should make a point to seek out quotes from multiple movers. This will ensure that you receive the best price and services available. Get free moving quotes

COMPARE MOVE QUOTATIONS

Are you getting the best price for your moving services? One great piece of advice is to compare quotes. We have professional moving companies throughout the UK, waiting for your call right now. Request a free, no-obligation moving quote and you will be in touch with seven of the best movers in your local area {cityname}.

3. The Details

Make sure you know important details about your move. For example, if you are asking for an estimate on the cost of moving a house or one-room apartment, you must provide some details:

  • Do you live on the 1st, 2nd or 5th floor?
  • Is there an elevator, and can it be reserved and used to transport furniture?
  • Are the stairs inside or outside?
  • Do you have furniture that will require doors to be removed? If so, who will do this job? You or the mover?
  • Do you have to remove doors to allow some furniture to pass? Who will do this job, you or the mover?
  • What is the exact distance between the place of departure and the place of arrival?
  • Is it necessary to reserve your parking spaces?
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4. The Packaging

Most of our partners can help you with packing and provide advice and related quotes. If you pack your goods yourself, the mover will not be responsible for the contents of your boxes.

  • If you can, let the professionals do the packing, they are the experts after all.
  • If you pack your belongings yourself you will probably be able to buy boxes and padding from your mover.
  • If you have items of high monetary or sentimental value, such as jewellery, bank or investment certificates, collections of stamps or coins, earthenware or porcelain items, and paintings, etc. it’s better if you move them yourself.
  • Bind bulky items together (mops, brooms, etc.). This facilitates handling.
  • Do the same thing with the rods for your curtains and draperies and your blinds etc.
  • If you have a basement or attic, transport the items to the ground floor yourself. This will save you time and money.

5. The Evaluation

The way to estimate the cost of your move will be different depending on whether it’s local or long distance:

Local move

  • The cost is calculated on an hourly basis and sometimes the distance between homes.
  • Remember that you will have to pay the time it takes the mover to get to your home and return to his warehouse.
  • Written confirmation will be given to you, mailed or emailed.

Our partners, can provide you with written confirmation of the hourly rate and the date of the move as well as details regarding the price calculation and the protection offered in case of damage.

Long distance removals

  • A representative of the mover will probably visit you to estimate the cost of the move;
  • The valuation is made on the basis of the weight and / or volume of your furniture and personal property;
  • Written confirmation will be given to you or mailed to you or emailed
  • Also demand the weigh ticket with the bill.

Stress-free moving In 3 quick and easy steps

1. Fill in your moving details

Give us as much information as possible about your move. This way the movers can send you the most accurate quotes.

2. We send you up to 5 quotes

After filling in the form you will get up to 5 free quotes with no obligation. Our professional movers will get back to you quickly either by phone or by e-mail.

3. Compare quotes & choose

Once you have received the quotes, compare all prices and choose what suits you best. This way you can save up to 70%!