Archive for November, 2010

Making Your Removal Cost-Effective

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The process of moving from one location from another is a very tedious process because of the fact that you will have to not only do the task of packing all your things but you will have to say goodbye to a place that you have already grown accustomed to. This emotional as well as physical burden is too much for a  person to bear, which is why most people would call on or hire the services of a removal company to help them in their removal needs. However, because of the fact that you will already hire or avail of the removal company‘s removal services financial burden will also add to the mix of physical and emotional strain. For both the physical and emotional strain one cannot do anything about that but for the financial burden there is something that could be done.

Whenever faced with the reality of moving to another location it is important to follow some of these guidelines that may help reduce the cost both foreseen and unforeseen in your removal expenses.

1.       Removal companies have different rates so it is important to compare their prices, you can request quotes from removal companies from there you could decide which removal service and price would suit your needs.

2.       Do your own packing and unpacking, this is a job that you or your family can do and the benefit of it is aside from saving a considerable amount of money you could also control how your things are going to be packed.

3.       Pack only those that you need to take you may have some junk items which could be sold, try to do a clearing sale that way you only not bring with you what you really need but you also earn a little at the side.

4.       If you have furnitures that could be disassembled and reassembled do  it yourself not only will it save time but also money.

These four guidelines could help decrease the financial burden as brought about by moving and following them would contribute to your overall removal or moving experience.

Classifying your Properties and Preparing it for Removals

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Transferring to a new home or to a new office is often regarded as a fun yet tiring task. Fun, because of the fact that including the feeling of anticipation there is also a feeling of happiness because it packing your things for removal may be a chance for the family or the employees for the matter to get together, along with the feeling of excitement comes the feeling of negation  and pressure, this especially is applicable to those who are anticipating the consequences that may emanate from moving either from the home or from the office. In order to make the process of removal to be a easier for you removal companies who are willing and ready to help you in your removal needs. We cannot however expect the removal company to do everything for us, especially so that you are the best person who should identify and pack the things that you want to bring with you or to be sold in a yard sale. When packing your things you have to classify the different materials to be transported by the removal company this way you would be able to place “related” items in a single box. The following are some of the simple classification of common household materials that should be separated with the other categories of items.

First classify all fragile items into one like China, Ornaments, Books and China wares among others. This way you would be able to easily identify the products or items that would require the utmost care by the removal company when transporting, to make the box known to be containing breakable materials the label “fragile” must also be placed on the box and around it. Second classify Wardrobe contents as another group of items that you should pack separately. Wardrobes should not also be mixed with other items when packing as it might contribute to the destruction of the clothings. Further when packing wardrobe contents it would be best to have them folded properly and packed in order to easily unpack and replace them in the old cabinet or table. Kitchen utensils should also be separated when packing for the simple reasons that common kitchen utensils may be sharp that when packed with other items might destroy the same during transport.

When packing as preparation for removal it is important to bear in mind that there is a need to easily detect the contents of the different boxes used for removals and labelling the boxes will not be enough to facilitate the packing process it is also important to classify the items to be transported in order to easily place them in the right box.

Things To Do Before Moving

Monday, November 1st, 2010

With all the hype brought about by the excitement of moving to a new location or just because of the tedious work involved not to mention the stress in moving to a new location sometimes there are essential standard activities that we tend to forget. These simple activities or simple actions on our part when forgotten and not implemented could have a great effect on the level of success in moving our furniture or appliances. Sometimes it is important to have the ability of foresight in order to achieve the goals that were set in this case to transfer residence and or office with as little stress as possible. Therefore, in order to achieve this goal here are some guidelines that you can utilise when moving to a new home or a new office.

First is to consider the distance of your transfer, if you are transferring or if you are going to relocate in a far away place it would be best to make the necessary travel arrangements first before even contacting the removal company who will be transporting your things. If airplane travel is required it would be prudent to have or make the necessary travel arrangements like your flight schedule, ticket, hotel accommodations if applicable and your transportation as soon as you land on your designated location.

Second, store important documents in an accessible place, sometimes important documents such as travel documents, like passports and other documents like insurance and medical records are required to be accessed from time to time during your travel to your new location therefore it would be prudent on your part to store such important documents where you can easily access them.

Third, you should notify everyone in your area that you are moving to a new location this includes family and friends, your doctors and dentists, credit card companies, relevant government agencies, banks and insurance companies as well as basic services provides such as electric, water and gas companies.

These simple guidelines of remembering could go a long way in reducing the stress of removal and this would also especially also determine the success in the performance of duty of the removal company.