When choosing a removal firm to move your belongings, make sure you get quotes from a few companies before you book one. Many firms will give you a rough quote online or over the phone before sending out a rep to assess the scale of the move and give a much more detailed quote. Ask for the quote to be in writing.
It is also worthwhile getting recommendations from friends but make sure whichever firm you eventually choose are approved by the British Association of Removers (BAR).
BAR members are regulated so you can guarantee that they are a reputable, professional and safe removal company. In addition, choosing a BAR member for your removal gives you additional security in case you encounter any problems during the removal. Look out for the BAR logo (as seen below).
After you have selected your removal firm, it is advisable to give them a provisional date for your move. If the date of the move changes, let the firm know as soon as possible so a new date can be arranged. Avoiding Fridays and bank holidays will give you the most options for dates as these tend to be the busiest days for removal firms.
It is also helpful if you can give the firm details and a layout of the access points to your new home. This allows the firm to plan ahead and they know what to expect when they arrive at your new house.
Some removal firms will supply packing boxes as part of the contract. However, it is worthwhile checking with the firm whether they supply the boxes. If they do not provide boxes, or if you need additional Heavy duty packing boxes, Big Brown Box can provide all the boxes you will need.