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The run up to Christmas

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

As me move towards Christmas the number of people moving tails off a bit.

This is due to a new of factors including the fact that people don’t tend to want to move in to a new home a few days before the festive season.

What this means for you as that you can probably get a good deal on your removal quote if you book it up in this period.

Don’t forget that as we move towards the New Year everything changes.

All of the people that deliberately waited until after Christmas means that there is a potential bottleneck.

If you can plan your New Year move now then you can get your chosen slot all booked up and avoid disappointment. You’ll also be able to secure a better deal if you book up early as all of the removal companies like to have forward bookings.

Good luck with your move.

JUNE removals

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

We noticed a big increase in requests for removal quotes back in late April and early May.

These quotes were for removals in mid – late June.

Although the number of quotes has tailed of a bit, June looks like a busy month. This is according to our removal company friends and partners.

If you are looking for a quote in the next couple of weeks, we’d recommend being flexible on dates (if possible) and avoid Fridays.

Also – and this may sound obvious – get your quotes as soon as possible. The later you leave it the less chance you have of securing your first choice.

Feb’, looks like a busy month

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

We noticed a year on year upswing in removals being undertaken over Christmas, New Year and through January.

February looks like being the same.

If you want to secure the best rate for your removal then we suggest you act sooner rather than later.

Yes, there are occasionally good deals to be had at the last moment, but this is a bit of a gamble if you have to be out of your home on a specific day.

In our view you need to look to book up the dates as soon as you can.

Bear in mind that removal companies will be very keen to take a booking for a spare date in the diary. If they already have a booking on a date you are interested in then it’s unlikely to be at a cheaper rate.

Avoid the busy dates

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

We made a blog post some months ago about the best way to keep your costs down when hiring removal companies.

Well here is an update;

There are busy periods for removal companies and there are not so busy periods. If you can plan your move for an unpopular date then you will be able to negotiate a bit harder.

Try and be as flexible as possible. This isn’t always possible due to circumstances like completion days, but if you do have the option to choose a date then this might help you get a better deal.

As an example, we have noticed that the 19th October is a hugely popular date this year. Those able to move on the 17th or 18th might well have got a cheaper deal.

Just worth thinking about.

Saving money with Removal Men

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Moving home – it’s not just about the actual move

Sorting out your move can be a stressful time – or so they say.

Hopefully we can help you get the best possible deal on your move, but there are a few additional steps you can take.

Before you market your property through an estate agent you might want to consider how you can save a few ¬£’s.

The estate agent that markets your property will tell you that you need to pay for an EPC – Energy Performance Certificate. Your agent will also tell you that you can use their services for this necessary product.

Be careful though!! You DO NOT have to use their service. It will be more expensive and you are free to shop around.

EPC Bristol, for example, can do the survey from only £40 Рa big saving on your estate agent fees.

It’s worth shopping around before agreeing to stick with your property agent.

Top tips for packing up before moving day

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

First off, it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the moving boxes that you’ll need for the big day. There’s nothing worse than launching into the process of packing up your belongings only to discover that you don’t have enough packing boxes for everything. This can throw the whole moving process off schedule and can be immensely stressful, but fortunately some suppliers can offer deals on packs of cardboard moving boxes to help you gauge what you’ll need.
When you do begin packing, a great way to make the whole process easier is to earmark the items that you can safely and easily pack a long way in advance. This might include bulky items such as books, CDs and DVDs, where you are only going to need a certain number available at any given time. By packing any unneeded items away as early as possible, you can give yourself a lot less to do in the last couple of days before moving.

When you do pack up heavy items such as books, be sure that you don’t overload your boxes. It may sound obviously, but it remains a common problem. Use smaller boxes for heavier items to ensure that they remain easy to carry and will not break or tear when lifted.

For delicate items, use newspaper or bubble wrap to make sure that they don’t move around in the box. Sometimes the safest option might be to have just one large or delicate item in a box and then surround it completely with packaging materials – this is often the case with large glass or china items.

Follow these simple planning and packing tips to help make your moving day as stress free as possible!

Removal Companies offering great rates now!!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We always spend time talking to a number of removal companies. Not being nosey, we just like to get multiple opinions on the removals business and then form our own view here at Removal Men.

Anyway, the upshot is that October has been a very quiet month for the removal men and they have some spare capacity going in to the end of October and early November.

What does this mean for you? Well anytime there is a surplus in capacity you’ll find that hiring a removal company is a little bit cheaper than normal. The removal men are discounting a bit to get the business.

If you are considering getting a quote or thinking that it might be cheaper to do it yourself, then now would be a good time to re-think.

Good luck with your move – The Removal Men team.

Planning Before you Hire a Removal Company

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Hiring removal companies take a lot of planning and research. If it is your first time and you are just in the process of finding the suitable removal company for your removals needs, you would have to start planning a month before the removal. There are many removal companies that can fulfill your needs. If affordability is a concern or you, you would have to allot more time requesting for quotations from the different removal companies. Some companies even send out a representative to assess your belongings. Doing this will let your compare the quotations more properly. Aside from the quotations, you would have to do your own research on the quality of service that these removal companies provide. From there, you can already decide on your preferred removal companies like the removals Kincardineshire.

Of course, you need to confirm if you are choosing the right ones by asking your families and friends about them. If you know someone who has hired any of these removal companies, ask for their feedbacks and comments, both positive and negative. At this point, your list is narrowed down further. When you have gotten their quotations, compare their prices. This is also a point where you will be deciding which services you intend to pay for. Once you already have a decision, contact the company immediately to reserve a date. If you are doing your own packing, you can already start with the things that you will no longer use. This may take some time so make sure that you allot much time to it. Before you know it, one month has already passed. As the day of the removal comes, you may have additional requirements. Squeezing them in would not be a problem even if everything is all laid out. It is much more important to be prepared than to cram yourself with your own personal tasks that concern the removal.


Helping Removal Companies Make Everything Efficient

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Hiring removal companies is always an advantage. The hassles and physical difficulties that you will have to face will be passed on to a company that is well-trained in doing these critical tasks. However, it does not automatically mean that you do not have to do anything once you have hired a removal company. Removal companies are manned by people who also have limitations. In removals services, there are still a lot of things that you can do to have the tasks done faster. You may be paying removal companies to do the job for you. However, it would be to your advantage, and to theirs, if you make it easier for them. When you choose to do your own packing, you must take into consideration the people who will be carrying your belongings. Sometimes, you tend to put as much as you can into one box, thinking that fewer boxes are better.

Keep in mind that the crew members from removal companies must be able to carry your box easily, too. This will make the loading process much faster and less tiring for them. You can also label the boxes so that the crew members will immediately know where to unload them. Doing this also helps you whenever you need to look for something. It also separates the fragile items from the ones that can be placed anywhere in the vehicle. And while recycling your own boxes is advisable, you should also make sure that they are still in good condition especially if you are going to put heavy items unto them. Otherwise, crew members would have a hard time trying to keep it all in. Removal companies like those at Lanarkshire removal companies are reliable, indeed. However, customers should not be complacent that they can accomplish every task easily. With your help, removal companies can fulfill the tasks a little faster. This leads you to become more satisfied with what you paid for, too.


What You Need to Ask Removal Companies

Friday, July 1st, 2011

When you are beginning to scout for removal companies, there are certain guidelines that you must observe to make sure that you are hiring from a pool of reputable removal companies. When you inquire regarding the services and procedures of removal companies, there are certain questions that you need to ask. This will help you determine if the company you are contacting passes your standards. When talking to a representative, one of the first things that you would like to know is the rates. Ask if the company can send someone over to your house to do a thorough evaluation of your belongings. This will ensure that the quotation provided to you is accurate. When comparing removal companies, their quotations must be as accurate as possible. If representative from the removal companies give you estimated costs verbally, ask them if these already include all charges and services. You would not want to be misled, considering particular removal companies as affordable options when they are actually more costly. Clarify if parking charges are included, too. Also, make sure that you are well aware of restrictions such as accessibility, specific delivery times, and others.

It is the job of removal companies to tell you these things but you inquire about them when not discussed with you. If you are doing your own packing, ask the representatives from the removal companies if they have policies on packing so that you could make adjustments. And no matter how certain you are of your belongings, there may be times when additional items come in. Ask the removal companies how much they would be charging for a specific amount of weight or number of items. This will help you prepare for possible additional costs. Of course, your inquiry is not limited to these details. As long as you are unsure about something, you should not hesitate to ask. In every removal situation, there are differences and yours might need some special attention.