Moving can be a stressful experience; however, having the right removal company as support can ease the burden. Make sure you ask the right questions to ensure you are engaging a company that you can fully trust with your valued possessions.

Before the move

Before engaging a company, ask at least three removal firms to send someone to visit your home to evaluate your moving needs and give you an accurate assessment of what the job will entail. This will enable you to assess their professionalism and may save disputes later.

Find out whether packing can be included and how much time should be allocated for this. Packing may involve a separate charge if you get someone else to do it. Remember that doing your own packing can be an opportunity to sift through your belongings and give things away that are no longer of use. The Guardian has more tips on getting organised for a move.

The right equipment

It is also worth finding out what types of vehicle a moving company uses. If you have especially large or heavy items, you may need to check that these can physically fit into the vehicle that will be sent. Find out whether blankets or other materials for wrapping household goods such as mattresses are supplied. For items such as pianos, specialist equipment may be needed. Ask whether the staff are trained in moving and how many staff will be coming to move your items on the day. You will also want to confirm that the company has appropriate insurance in case of a mishap.

For some removals, a man and van can be a great option. If you are looking for a man and van Slough to help you with a move, it would make sense to check out some reputable businesses. Doing some research will make it easier to find the best Man and Van Slough for the job.

As with many things, a successful move is dependent on organisation. Thinking about what you need to do and matching the equipment and the people to the task should take care of most of it. If there is something you are not sure about, it is always better to obtain an answer before the day of the move.