What Your Removal Company Needs to Know

No matter what the situation may be, making the decision to move out of a property is always going to be difficult. However, once this choice has been made, it’s time to start planning for the big move as soon as possible.

Yet, before the big day arrives, it’s important that you and your chosen commercial or house removals company are both fully prepared for the job. With this in mind, there are a variety of things you can do before moving day to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

For starters, it is equally vital that you have a solid line of communication with your removal company, letting them know of any specifics regarding the job at hand. With this in mind, we at Purdie Worldwide have decided to put this handy guide together to help you make the most out of your chosen removal company’s services.

Preparation before the relocation services arrive

Before the removal services even arrive, you should already have spent some time preparing for moving out. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a domestic or commercial relocation; if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Therefore, don’t forget to incorporate these tips when beginning the packing process.

Write up a checklist and inventory

As we’ve already mentioned, planning is key when it comes to relocating and by creating a checklist and inventory of everything, you’ll minimise the chances of your things going missing or being broken. Write down what items are in which boxes and have a detailed plan of how the day will be laid out; this will make the whole process significantly less stressful come crunch time.


Create a room plan

If you have a floor plan of your new premises, it can be extremely useful to create a room plan, plotting out where you’re going to put the various furniture and fixtures before you arrive.

This can help save you loads of time deciding what goes where come moving day and can be especially handy for a removal team.

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Another must when it comes to packing, if you’re not labelling your boxes and packages, you’re sure to run into trouble later on. With this in mind, group certain types of items together, such as electronics or documents and keep them in clearly labelled boxes highlighting which are most fragile to minimise breakages.

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Relocating offices or houses is the perfect time to have a dig through the nooks and crannies of your premises and finally get rid of the useless junk that has inevitably piled up. Not only will it create more space for you at the new place, it’s also a beneficial exercise in showing you what’s most important.

Although this is more focused on domestic moves, ensuring you have the essentials with you can save you from an infuriating search for the things on arrival to your new place. With this in mind, pack a bag of essentials that you’ll need so that you can easily grab them while unpacking.


Be ready for the removal services

Moving is a big job by anyone’s standards, which means it’s likely going to take a whole day for the whole process to be complete. Because of this, removers will arrive relatively early in order to start; make sure you’re up and ready so that the team can begin straight away.


What do your relocation services need to know?

One big part of the planning process is letting your removal company know all of the information they’re going to need in order to carry out a quick and efficient relocation. With this in mind, here are some of the main things you should be communicating to your chosen removers.

Which items are fragile

No one wants to move into their new home or office space to find that your most fragile items are broken to bits, especially as the most fragile items, from electronics to antiques, are usually the most expensive items we own. Therefore, it’s essential to let your removal company know about the boxes that require extra care.

Of course, a quality removal service will always strive to take the utmost care with all of your belongings, but a quick nod to the most fragile boxes can make all the difference come moving day.


The new location

A bit of a no brainer, but letting the removal company know both the location and how to get there can stop any confusion during transit. It can also be useful to let them know if there are any specifics about the new location that should be mentioned.

For example, if you’re moving into a new office complex, will they need any passwords or codes to access the premises or if you’re moving house, are there any rules regarding parking? This can help the removal company get straight to work with your unpacking.


Domestic or international?

Again, although this may sound relatively obvious, it’s important to remember how much more complex moving abroad is over an internal relocation. It should also be noted that there are various differences between EU and non-EU relocations which can make moving a real pain for removal services if they’re not told the specifics far enough in advance.

With this in mind, remember to let them know where you’re moving to and how quickly you would like it to be there, as this will affect the cost.


Need Storage?

Sometimes, the job of relocating might take longer than a single day or, if you’re downsizing, saving space might become a factor. Luckily, some removal companies understand that this can be an issue and so have a dedicated storage facility for their customers to store their excess stuff.

Whether you’re looking for an easy-access storage space for a few bits and pieces or a well-ordered archive space intended for important documents, a quality removal company will be able to help so don’t be afraid to ask about what other services they may have to offer.


Any special moving requirements

Although it would be especially handy if everything you owned was able to be effortlessly removed from your property without any hassle, there’s always going to be something that won’t make it down the stairs.

Awkward furniture or especially large fixtures that require special assistance are relatively commonplace in many properties, however, you should let your removal company know beforehand in order for them to begin making preparations for the job.


Unpacking information

For the best removal companies that pride themselves on an excellent service, the job doesn’t simply stop upon arriving at the new location, instead offering their skills to help in the unpacking process.

Although this is an exceedingly helpful service offered, consider showing the room layout and the corresponding boxes to your removal company so they can understand what needs to go where without any confusion.


Make moving day a breeze with Purdie Worldwide

Like most things in life, planning is the key to a successful move and, with the right moving company, you can turn a stressful process into an exciting and positive experience. As Scotland’s premier domestic and office movers, the team at Purdie Worldwide strive to offer our customers a bespoke and efficient relocation both throughout the UK and overseas.

With our extensive fleet of vehicles and resources our professional removers are able to tackle any job big or small and, with our secure storage facility offering everything from containerised to archival storage options, you can be sure that your belongings are completely safe with us.

As BAR approved removers, we are more than prepared to help you with your next big move. For more information on how Purdie Worldwide can help you get from A to B, check out our website or get in touch with one of our advisors on 0800 043 6683.