There are no two ways around it: moving house is stressful. From deciding that it’s time to relocate to changing your address and saying goodbye to your neighbours, it can seem like moving house is just one long list of tasks to complete and chores to tick off.
Luckily, there are many ways to make things easier for yourself. Hiring a great conveyancing solicitor, googling packing hacks and asking your friends and family to help you plan your housewarming party are all great ways to minimise your stress levels and make the process of moving more enjoyable, however, there’s no denying that finding professional removalists to assist you is the most effective way to make your relocation easier.
Not convinced? Below, we at Essex Removals discuss the reasons why it’s so important to hire professional packers and movers and what services they can provide you with.
Professional removalists can help you pack
Packing is one of the most frustrating parts of moving house but unfortunately, it’s also one of the most important. After all, you can’t move house without packing each and every one of your belongings into boxes. Despite its importance, packing up an entire house can be extremely challenging, especially if you work full-time, and trying to fit the task in around your commitments can be frustrating.
With this in mind, why not allow a team of professionals to take care of this for you? By hiring packing services, you can say goodbye to this long and arduous task.
But what’s involved in a packing service?
With a packing service, you can ask your chosen removals company to pack up your house into boxes, ready to go. With so much experience in the field, they’ll be experts in packing your belongings quickly, efficiently and safely, so you don’t have to worry about your goods getting broken or damaged in transit.
To make sure the process of unpacking is just as straightforward as the process of packing, your removalists will also label your boxes. That way, you’ll know exactly which room your boxes need to go to when you arrive at your new home.
If, once you’ve arrived at your new home, you can’t face the process of unpacking, you can hire removalists to do this for you. They will get everything out of the boxes and help you carry your heavy furniture and belongings to whichever room you choose.
If the thought of spending your weekends filling cardboard boxes doesn’t sound appealing to you, you’ll be pleased to know that packing services are frequently offered by professional removalists!
Packers and movers can supply packing materials
It’s not just the process of packing and unpacking your belongings that professional removalists can assist you with. Packers and movers can also help with the moving process by supplying top-quality packing materials, which will inevitably make your relocation much less stressful. After all, the last thing you want is for your cardboard boxes to fall through during transit, as you’ll arrive at your new abode with piles of broken and damaged belongings.
Avoid this by hiring professional removalists and purchasing your packing supplies from them. This includes sturdy boxes, packing tape, labels, bubble wrap and anything else you think you might need.
Your removal company can help you with packing checklists
If you’re happy to do your own packing but still want a bit of professional advice, ask your removals company for a packing checklist. Professional companies will be happy to share these with you and you’d be surprised at how helpful they are. Having a comprehensive packing checklist can save you time and energy, so don’t be afraid to ask for a little extra guidance in this area.
Removalists can lift heavy or awkwardly-shaped items
One of the greatest benefits of working with removalists is that they’ll take care of moving any heavy or awkwardly-shaped items. From wardrobes to pianos, chests of drawers to garden furniture, professional removalists will have plenty of experience in transporting belongings which you might struggle to move by yourself.
With years of experience in the field of furniture removals, your chosen company will know exactly how to lift these items without causing injury to themselves or anyone around them and will go above and beyond to ensure they move your belongings without causing any damage. Doing so can be extremely difficult if you aren’t an experienced furniture or piano mover, so it’s always best to leave this to the experts.
Professional movers will transport your boxes
It isn’t just heavy or bulky furniture which can be difficult to transport without professional assistance. Even carrying lots of smaller boxes from your home to the removals van can become an arduous task, and if you have other things to be dealing with, such as last-minute solicitors calls or saying goodbye to your neighbours, moving boxes will be the last thing you want to do.
With this in mind, why not hire a team to take care of this for you? You’ll be able to focus on the tasks that are most important to you while your dedicated team of removalists take care of the more laborious work.
Having a team of removalists can help you prevent breakages
From time to time, moving belongings from one home to another can result in damage and breakages. This can be truly devastating, especially if sentimental pieces get broken, but it can also be very costly; television screens, computer monitors, mirrors and kitchen appliances can cost lots to replace if they become chipped, smashed or completely broken in transit.
Luckily, when you hire a dedicated team of removalists, you’ll minimise the risk of damage, loss and breakages significantly. They will be committed to making sure your belongings arrive in the same condition as they left your home in and will ensure that anything fragile is handled carefully at all times.
Removalists can offer you storage unit solutions
If you think you’d benefit from self-storage solutions during your house move, you’ll be pleased to hear that many removals companies offer this as an option. It’s always best to work with a company that offers a fully integrated service, instead of hiring two different companies for all your transportation and storage needs.
With reliable storage solutions, you’ll have total peace of mind that any furniture or other possessions that you don’t have space for just yet will be kept safe and secure until you need them. This is particularly beneficial if you’re moving abroad or into another home temporarily, and don’t want to spend lots of time and money moving belongings back and forth.
Professional movers can take care of overseas shipping
If you are moving abroad, there’s a lot of additional paperwork and organisation to deal with before you can settle into your new home. For many people, this can be extra stressful – and it’s not difficult to see why. To help you minimise the stress of your overseas move, don’t try to relocate without help from the professionals. Your chosen company will be able to assist with the complicated documentation and will talk you through the rules and regulations surrounding your relocation, which will go a long way in making the process less stressful.
Additionally, professional movers are well-equipped to take care of overseas removals. Instead of filling your car with boxes and driving across the border, your chosen company will have a fleet of vans and lorries designed to transport cargo across long distances.
Whether you’re moving abroad or to the next city along, look no further than Essex Removals for a removals company you can rely on. A BAR-accredited company, we’re proud to specialise in domestic and commercial removals in addition to storage solutions and packing services. For more information about our range of services or to request a free, no-obligation quote, get in touch with us at Essex Removals today.