Moving home is always a huge event in life. You may feel both incredibly excited and stressed. Therefore, we prepared some essential tips for coping with this thrilling event.
1. Start Early
One way to reduce stress is to start the packing process early. It may take longer than you expect, so make sure you start at least a few days before the collection. Start from estimating the volume of the whole load, so that you could buy the packing materials accordingly. If you are not sure how to do that, you may find OUR VISUALISATION helpful. Try to use small boxes – they will be much lighter than big heavy boxes. Bear in mind, that your goods do not have to be boxed – wheeled suitcases and luggage serve great alternatives as well!
2. Label your boxes
This is a great advice for your future self. If you clearly label which box is destined for which room, you may considerably reduce your unpacking time. Moreover, labeling boxes with fragile items appropriately will be a perfect indicator for our driver to take special care of them.
If you are not sure if you can move some of the items, please check our TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more information.
3. Fill in the inventory list
As all your goods are packed and labeled, it is a perfect moment for filling in the inventory list. You will receive it together with your quotation and booking confirmation. If you still have not encountered with it, you can DOWNLOAD THE INVENTORY LIST HERE. This document is extremely important for the Insurance purposes, so send it back at least one day before the collection date. You do not need to be very accurate – using the labels you named each box with would be enough.
4. Preserve your goods
Place the heaviest items on the bottom of each box so lighter goods can be rested on top. Use bubble wrap to protect fragile items and secure your furniture with blankets or pillows. Also, it would be a good idea to buy some additional packing materials – better safe than sorry.
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Amazing service!!! The girls in the office are very kind and helpful. They are the cheapest on the market and for this reason I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but I absolutely c... Read More
Amazing service!!! The girls in the office are very kind and helpful. They are the cheapest on the market and for this reason I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but I absolutely change my mind after the delivery of my things. Amazing service once again! I will use it again this summer! Read Less
Excellent service. The collection was on time and quick and the drop off, despite being in a narrow cobbled street in France, went very well and the furniture was carried up 3 flights... Read More
Excellent service. The collection was on time and quick and the drop off, despite being in a narrow cobbled street in France, went very well and the furniture was carried up 3 flights of stairs without a problem. Couldn't have been better - would thoroughly recommend. Read Less
We had a stressful move from the UK to Italy with poor access at both ends - I was amazed at how many service providers ignored the extra information I was giving them and just quoted... Read More
We had a stressful move from the UK to Italy with poor access at both ends - I was amazed at how many service providers ignored the extra information I was giving them and just quoted for something 'straightforward'. This would lead to limited access and probably extra costs being 'discussed' on the day. MyCheapRemovals did listen and checked they could do a door to door service before agreeing the quote. We did calculate the weight beforehand, got it really wrong as it turned out and our stuff was loaded despite the drivers concerns about the weight - our poor driver got stopped 3 times by the French Police and fined, we paid the fines as we should when we ignored the advice. Note if you get stopped overloaded in the UK, they don't let you move until the load is split with another van - a cost you would also have to bear. In France, they let you go on, probably pinging a colleague down the motorway so they can also stop your lorry :). Anyhoo - well distributed loading and care taken with our fragile items - we helped load and unload which is part and parcel of this type of service. Everything turned up in Italy as it left the UK and on time, despite all the stopping and fines. I dont think there are any movers who can take away the stress of big moves completely and quotes definitely do not correlate to quality of service. Sylvia in the office and Tomasz our driver were great. Top tip - use a language translation app to communicate if there are language challenges on one or both sides, helps loads and the novelty of hearing your phone do the talking doesnt wear off for ages ! The price was great, the service was also great all without bells, whisltes and frills - I am happy to recommend My Cheap Removals based on my experience. Read Less