When planning your SW19 relocation, there will be a lot of options when it comes to choosing a removal company or man in a van. With so much choice it can be difficult to narrow down the search, but there are a few tips you can follow to make sure that you get a cost effective, trustworthy service that suits your moving requirements.
Choosing the right service for you
The first thing to consider is what the requirements for your move are. There is a big difference in relocating to SW19 from outside London with your whole family for example, to moving from to SW19 from another area in London on your own or with a partner. The size and distance of your move will reflect what kind of service you need. For a large family move, you might be better off with a removal company, as the relocation is likely to take a couple of days and you might even need to make use of storage services (which many removal companies now provide). If your move is smaller and within the London area, then a man in a van may cover all your needs, as they will generally only charge you by the hour and you probably won’t need more than 1 day to get all of your items relocated.
Comparing costs and services
Once you have decided on the most appropriate service, the next thing to do is to start gathering a few estimates and comparing prices. Simply calling around a few potential SW19 removal companies or service providers to get some estimates will give you some idea of what you should expect to pay. Generally speaking, estimates are fairly accurate, but make sure that there are no additional or hidden costs included that you might not need. If you come across any estimates that seem to be very low, be aware that you may not be dealing with a trustworthy provider. Although a minority, there are companies and man in van service providers who will try to rip you off, and a common trick is to give very low initial estimates to secure your business, before ramping up the costs during the move when you have no real choice but to pay. If something seems suspicious, then try another company.
If you have a larger move, or if you simply prefer the idea of not having to pack yourself, there are many additional services that can be included in your removal companies estimates should you want them. These range from SW19 packing services to packing supplies, and while they may be convenient you will pay extra for them. If you want to save money, then think about what you can do yourself, and simply get the basic services from service providers. If you organise your packing and schedule, you can actually make things very stress free and simple, and save money in the process. Some options for example, are starting the packing a few months in advance (mainly of things you don’t use very often, working up to the everyday things as moving day approaches), using old boxes from local shops instead of buying new packing supplies and so on.
Perhaps the most important aspect of choosing a mover for your SW19 move is knowing they are trustworthy. For man in van services, it can be useful to ask around your friends/family or neighbours for a reliable service. You can also check removal companies and SW19 man and van providers with the British Association of Removers to make sure they are registered.