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16 December 2013
Seeking the Best SW8 Removal Company - One of the First Steps on your Checklist
Seeking the Best SW8 Removal Company - One of the First Steps on your Checklist

If you’re planning on moving into the SW8 area, or relocating to a different part of the London, or perhaps the UK, one of the most important items on your moving checklist will be the hiring of a reliable and trustworthy removal company. In London, there are no shortages of removal options, and the SW8 area is no exception. When looking at your removal options, there are a number of steps you can take to not only help focus your selection process, but also ensure you are getting the best value for money and a service that suits your needs.

Finding potential companies

A quick internet search of removal companies operating in the SW8 area will give you a fairly accurate idea of how many local companies there are. However, don’t limit your search to the local level alone. Many larger removal companies operate nationwide, so these are worth investigating too. One thing you will want to keep in mind when searching, is the distance and size of your move. If you are moving within the London area, then don’t rule out smaller companies, and even a man in a van service (these are handy to have as a backup whatever your situation). As well as the internet, try asking around at work or within your family for any recommendations they might have. This is doubly true if you know anyone that has moved to or from the SW8 area recently. Find out what company they used and whether they were satisfied with the service.

Getting estimates, and evaluating services

Ideally, you should choose a handful of potential companies, and then assess their services before calling to get some estimates. Again, being clear on your moving requirements will be very helpful here. Are you planning to do the packing yourself? Do you need to buy packing materials? If, for example, you don’t want to have to pack yourself, then see if the companies you’re investigating offer home packing services. Many do, and you may be able to find inclusive deals that discount these services when you book a company for a SW8 move. When you are clear on what services you want, call around and get some estimates. Comparing a couple of estimates can give you a good idea of which will be the best company for you in terms of cost and services. Make sure you are clear what you are paying for too – you might be able to reduce costs by removing any additional services you won’t make use of.

Making savings

Before you book a company, there are some useful tips you can employ that can save on your removal costs. Firstly, if possible, try to avoid moving home on the weekend. This is a very popular time to move, for obvious reasons, and removal companies SW8 will take advantage of this by charging higher rates. Secondly, the time of year you plan to move can also affect the price. Moving over the summer holidays is another popular choice for those relocating, so again expect to pay a bit more for a removal company during this time. If your schedule permits, you can get cheaper services by booking a company to move your goods on a weekday, or before the summer rush.

Making sure a company is trustworthy

While the majority of SW8 removal companies will be legitimate and trustworthy, there will always be one or two that will try to rip you off. There are a few things you can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to you, and that any company you are looking into hiring is reliable. To begin, if any estimates seem to be exceedingly cheap or too good to be true, then they probably are. If you suspect a company might be dishonest, then check with the British Association of Removers to see if they are registered.

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