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Removals Made Easy

Generally speaking, you hire a removal service when you are planning on moving a lot of belongings, be it to a new home, warehouse, or any other destination. A removal service can provide you with a fleet of vans and an entire team of helpers that can conveniently do most of the work for you.

In places such as Poole, Southampton, and Bournemouth, you find that the removal services are both varied and broad. With that in mind, let’s establish what removals are in the most basic sense. Bear with me here.

Removals – A company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another.

This sounds exquisitely similar to what I stated in the first paragraph, and that’s because it’s the exact same, simply reworded. However, what can a removal company do?

Removal companies can be a lifesaver when you’re in a tight spot with a tight deadline. Most companies function twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. On top of that, they are usually well versed in international transit and can move you from the edge of Southampton to the tip of Romania if you so desire.

They can do pick-ups, too! They can acquire merchandise from major stores for you and they can, additionally, deliver eBay products to their destination if it’s needed. Although they are well-equipped for long distance moving, they are equally comfortable with short distances. As a plus, removal companies can collect vehicles for you if necessary.

Depending on the company, you can even have a removal company clear your property of waste and transfer it to a waste facility. Removals, of course, come with the obvious capabilities of clearing your home of all possessions and assembling/disassembling furniture. What comes as a difference between removals and man and van services, however, is the little fact that removal companies are fully willing and capable of packing everything for you, labelling each box with where they received the items inside. If you have a messy counter, they can put everything on that counter inside a box and label it as such! It adds a whole new level of “hassle-free” to your moving experience if you so choose.

Now that we know what removal companies do, how can you make it easier on them when you hire their service? Check out the top three suggestions below.

1) Be clear with what you desire when being quoted.

Before you receive your fleet of vans and the team of helpers, someone will come around to quote you a price for the services you require. One problem with this, however, is that you can forget a specific service you want and you’ll remember it after you’ve paid. Mentioning this can sour relations a little between you and the workers, so it’s best to write it down well beforehand and check it over several times to make sure that you’ve got everything arranged. An accurate quote and a lack of surprises make for an amicable business relationship.

2) Asking them to do a lot of work? Don’t get in their way.

One big problem is when customers request for the helpers to pack everything for them, but then follow the helpers around saying things such as, “No, not that. Put that elsewhere.” Don’t do that. While yes, they are your belongings and you have the final say, it is generally frowned upon to request a service and then follow the person committing to this service, altering most if not every action they make. It’s recommended that if you are going to have extensive changes to be made when they pack, that you should do it yourself. This is not meant as an insult or any type of negative dig towards a customer, but simply a matter of respect and a suggestion to make things move along faster with less of a headache involved for both parties.

3) Be kind!

This must seem like a matter of common sense, but being kind to the helpers as they work can be the difference between an awkward work relationship and something that may bud a new friendship. A little bit of kindness can go a long way in improving everyone’s day, and you need to remember that although you are paying these individuals, they are helping you with presumably what is a very important procedure, to the extent that you are trusting strangers to complete it for you as you feel you’re not confident or capable enough to do it entirely alone.

This isn’t just for the helpers! Make sure you’re kind to the man who comes around to provide you your quote.

Private businesses maintain the right to refuse service and it would be a wrench in your plans if you were to get denied a quote because you were exceptionally rude to the man you asked for help.

With all of this said, however, there is one undeniable point to be made: Always choose the company you feel most comfortable with, and make sure you do your research. No amount of tips to make the process easier on yourself will matter if you end up with a bad apple of a company!