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A guide to moving house

So you have accepted an offer on your house. Now is the time to contact various removal companies to help you move house and home. Don't leave this too late or you probably won't be able to choose the company of your choice.

Contact 3 or 4 Removal firms either from your local area or the area you are moving to. To find Removal & Storage Companies in specific areas of the UK use Helpiammovings search pages 'Company Search' or simply fill out one of our online quotation forms which will save you time, we contact up to five Removal companies Free of charge on your behalf. Just put in your postcode above.

Choosing your moving company

It is important to speak to removal companies in person. You are able to get a feel for them and will also give you a chance to ask any questions or advise them of any special requirements you have. Remember you will be inviting their employees into your home, and entrusting your treasured possessions to them. It's too late when a battered and dirty van turns up and staff you do not feel comfortable with are in every room of your house.

Choosing your removal company can be daunting but don't choose just on price, instead pick a remover that suits your circumstance, your requirements and one you like. Its a great stress buster when you have people helping you move that can make you laugh, removal men and women are used to putting a smile on stressed out customers faces.

However you find your removal company BE HONEST with them. They are able to give you a more accurate quotation, allocate the right sized van and enough men to do the move if they know exactly what the removal entails. Even the smallest thing can have a bearing on the time spent on the move. If you already know that the wardrobes and beds had to be taken into the house through the bedroom window or that you have altered the stairs since the furniture was taken up, TELL THEM and they will be happy to bring along tools, ladders, extra men etc. Also remember that the amount of furniture and belongings you write down onto an inventory form will dictate the size of the removal lorry allocated to your move. You wouldn't want a lorry arriving that is too small!!!!

The most common items missed when showing a removal company representative around is outside plants, these actually take up the most room in the removal van as you are unable to stack anything on top of them, so dont forget to show them and the loft, and the shed and the garage. You get the point.

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