The most common advice you will receive when people hear you are about to relocate is to hire a moving company. But do you know what to expect as far as the service go? As removals experts, we have come to the conclusion that most customers are unaware of how to prep their home and belongings or what they need to inform their movers in advance. To help all those who struggle and make the working process smoother we have collected a couple of valuable tips on the topic.
Before your moving contractors come you need to take care of a couple of things around the home. Even if you have booked a packing service, you still need to do these things. Do not expect your movers to go and check every room in your London home for you.
You want to keep both your old and new places in good condition during the whole moving process. This is something that again you need to do on your own.
These steps may seem simple, but you have no idea how often people forget to close a screen door or window and their flat ends up flooded.
The important thing when moving the furniture from your London home is to decide how are going to transport it. You have 3 options, depending on the type of furniture you own and the material it is made of.
You must be very gentle when preparing your pieces of furniture for the long journey to your new home.
When transporting delicate items you need to be super careful. Follow these steps closely. They will either ensure you transport everything safely or receive a proper refund.
Tipping is an expression of gratitude for the hard work your movers have done. If you are happy with the end result, you show it by giving them a small tip. If there was something in their behaviour or way of doing things that are not up to your standards you can always refuse to tip them. It is not something you are obliged to.
In the end, you need to remember that your movers are only human and you need to give them some additional information about your home and belongings. Do not assume they know everything. Communicate everything with your removals coordinator this way both sides will feel comfortable.
It is dangerous both for children and pets to be around when your belongings are being loaded. Small kids tend to run around uncontrollably, and we guarantee you your move to London will be a nightmarish experience. That is why consider leaving them with a relative or a family friend. After everything is done, pick them up and you are ready to go. As for your pets, if the animal is not in a cage or aquarium, find yourself a pet sitter a.s.a.p. Speaking from the point of view of a reputable London removals company, both you and your moving crew will feel less stressed if you are not distracted by chasing the kids or searching for the cat.
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