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    Moving home can be a stressful time for the whole family. You will have many ideas going around in your head and no idea when and where to start. Once you have put your house on the market and looking for a new home, you need to decide if you are moving everything yourself, or use a removals company to move your items for you.

    Do you need a removals company?

    Moving home is more time consuming than you may think. Do you have the time and energy to move home yourself? Hiring vans and getting family or friends to help can cause you more stress and hassle. Never underestimate the physical and mental organisation of moving home.

    Choosing a removals company

    If you decide to use a removals company to take the burden off your shoulders, you need a removals company that’s reliable and trustworthy. Any reputable removals company will have a website, sign written vehicles, uniformed and professionally trained staff. You can also read reviews from previous customers online. Use Google as your friend and research.

    You get what you pay for

    You may get tempted if you are browsing through social media and come across a man with a van offering cheap moves, after all moving home can be costly. However, you need to be very careful if you decide to take this route. There’s been several stories in the media of couples and families having all their possessions stolen. Always do thorough checks when using social media. If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 


    Packing will take longer than you think. If you decide to pack yourself, plan ahead! Packing a large house can take months around other life issues such as work. If you do not have the time or patience, use a removals company. Most do offer a Part or Full Packing Service.  


    The majority of removal companies provide a free home visit. You can have an estimated quotation online, however, it’s advisable a home visit is the best option, especially if you have a lot of items or the access is awkward. This helps the surveyor to provide you with an accurate and detailed quotation.

    Give yourself time

    Do not leave finding a removals company to the last minute. Most removal companies are booked up weeks in advance. It’s advisable to look for a removals company a few days after deciding to move.

    If you would like to book your free home visit with DW Removals of Derby, give us a call 01332 809019 or fill in our quotation form

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