Planning to move to your new home soon? Then you should be warned now, it’s not always an enjoyable experience. To be honest, the overall feeling of moving to a new home is, of course, great, but the process involved is very stressful, challenging and long.

Fortunately, there are several home removal firms based around the UK which offer packing and moving services for residential properties, but how do you know how to choose the best team of movers and packers? 

Movers and Packers: Research into each home removal firm

Team and experience

One of the very first things that you should check when looking around for movers and packers is their experience. A good approach is simply checking when they were established, as this will tell you how long they have been operating as a business. Checking the experience of the team is also an important component, as you can gain a better idea of whether or not they are the team for you. 

Trained and prepared

Although it sounds just like a long day of work being a packer and mover, a wealth of their work is based upon following various training to ensure that health and safety are achieved throughout. Due to this reason, it’s best to check that they are fully trained, but also prepared to carry out the jobs that you need them to do. 

Reviews

There is no better way to find out the quality of a service such as this just like what previous clients have said. If a company is serious about gaining their customer’s approval, they will likely be registered on trusted reviews sites such as Trustpilot. Alternatively, it’s also likely they will be included on their Google page as well as their social media profiles if they have a presence. That being said, the most likely location to find quotes is simply on their website, though be sure to check that these quotes haven’t been modified or changed by the company. 

Try and negotiate a quotation 

If you happen to find a team of professional packers and movers straight away, be sure to still obtain and check their removal quote against a few competitors. It’s often the case that they will charge you based on how long you will require the team, as well as how many movers it will require, though this can differ between each house removal service. 

Are they insured?

If you decide to book a team of movers and packers to help transport your goods from one home to another, then they will be entirely responsible for ensuring that no damage or loss is caused. Fortunately, several house residential removal services will also offer insurance. Although this is an additional fee, there is always that chance an issue can occur regarding your goods if they are being handled by another company, but with insurance, you will receive a large compensation if any goods are lost or damaged. 

Packing material quality

Following that, it’s also worth asking the packers what they will be packing your goods with. Especially for valuable or temperamental items such as crockery and glass which are prone to easy damage, it must be all packed with the appropriate materials to guarantee that they don’t get broken during the removal, moving and unloading phase. 

Can they deal with special requests?

Unfortunately, some movers and packers simply restrict their services to just boxes and crates, which isn’t ideal if you have specific products that need transporting. Examples include live plants, pets and heavy objects such as pianos, all of which require additional preparation, planning and packaging techniques. 

Struggling to find a dedicated Movers and Packers Team? 

Wondering how we know so much about movers and packers? This is because we are Home 2 Home Movers, one of the UK’s most reputable residential and office removal service providers. Our team consists of highly experienced and knowledgeable movers and packers, enabling us to offer a reliable, cost-effective and quick home removal service. 

Wish to speak to our team beforehand? By calling 0203 6333 153, you will have the opportunity to speak to one of our friendly customer service advocates who will be happy to confer about specific requirements and when you will need our services.