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Choosing a removals company

Posted on 16th May 2016

First and foremost, do not underestimate the task in hand; moving your household effects from one property to another can sometimes be overwhelming. It takes good organisation skills, as well as a great deal of time, and the physical effort required can very quickly drain your energy levels so preparation is key!

If you have heavy pieces of furniture, fragile/valuable items which require careful handling, or lots of heavy cartons, then you should consider using the services of a professional moving company.

Whether you need help packing your belongings or coordinating the entire move, hiring the expertise of a professional removals company can be a very worthwhile investment – if you choose the right one. This article will explain the steps you should take when searching for a reputable removals company to ensure that all work is carried out to the highest possible standard for a quick, stress-free move.

Compare quotes from three different removals companies

Unless you are familiar with a removals company – perhaps one you have used previously or recommended by a friend or family member – it would be wise to get at least three quotes from separate professional companies that cover your area. Be sure to check that all the quotes are like-for-like, as companies can present their quotations differently and may not all cover the same points.

Make sure you clarify with the removals company exactly what is included in the quote to ensure it covers everything that you want them to do, or you could end up receiving a final invoice on the moving day for services not covered on the original quote.

Don’t be tempted by a cheap deal

Remember, price is not everything. The lowest quote is not necessarily the best, so don’t make that the main priority for your choice of a removal company; professional companies which may cost slightly more are guaranteed to provide a high level of service, before, during and after the move. They will turn up on the day with all of the correct equipment to carry out your move proficiently; it has been known that some non-professional ‘man and a van’ companies do not to turn up at all on the day.

Previous work

You should also keep in mind that you are trusting them to look after your entire household effects throughout the day, so checking customer reviews and testimonials online are good indicators of how efficiently the company operates. It’s worth noting that most credible removals company will provide insurance to cover your belongings in the event they become damaged during the move.


The length of time that a removals company has been in business is usually a strong indicator of how reliable and trustworthy they are; typically, businesses with a wealth of industry experience will operate to a higher standard.

The Whittle Group

Here at Whittles Removals, we have been operating for over 130 years and are fully accredited by all relevant industry associations, proving we have the knowledge and experience to withstand the test of time. We promise fantastic customer service and efficient workmanship, for a removals service which is second-to-none. For expert advice or further information about how we can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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