Trek Removals has been handling home removals for a long time and in that time we have encountered all types of people, each who react differently to packing up and moving on. We have deduced that there are specific types of movers that react differently to the mechanics of the removal process, especially if they are tackling it themselves.
The types are as follows;
“Under Pressure” – Meet the most anxious, worried and stressed out of all home movers. The emphasis here is on the strain that a home move can have on a person. It’s not always a smooth running process when it comes to organising everything yourself. The problem with having this anxious attitude is that when it comes to scheduling, packing, potential breakages and organising the effort as a whole (particularly if it’s their first real move), it can get messy very quickly. If you start off by worrying about the possibilities of frantic running around, any last minute changes and/or transportation issues then when something does actually happen that isn’t according to plan it snowballs into an “end of the world” scenario!
In the last blog we talked you through moving home and what you had to do two to four weeks before your removal day. Trek Removals recommended that you start making a checklist to stay on top of everything.
This blog will discuss the last week before your removal day and the crucial points you need to address and sort through in order to give yourself a hassle-free transition to your new property.
STEP 3 – DEALING WITH FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES
You need to decide what it is you are taking with you in terms of the larger furniture and appliances. Your new home may already have a fridge, freezer, washing machine, cooker etc. But you may either want to replace them with your own items, or if the home you are moving to is entirely unfurnished, you will definitely need to take all your major furnishings with you. (more…)
When there’s something strange in your neighbourhood and you just want to move away, who you gonna call? Trek Removals that’s who!
We’ve been moving people from A to B for years now and we have come to learn that the moving process is indeed an exact science. It requires skill, experience and planning to pull it off without a hitch and that’s something only a professional removals service can do for you.
We’re based out of London and predominantly move people’s belongings to new homes or help businesses to relocate. Sometimes it’s not even a move to somewhere within the UK, European Removals are just as common seeing both homeowners and businesses pitching their stake down in another country.
So you’re planning on trading up on place for another, what do you do?
Well, it can be simple or it can be complicated. If you tackle the move yourself then you are in for a lot of heavy lifting, damaged or lost furniture, delays, set-backs and stresses. Anyone who has ever done a DIY move knows just how much of an unhappy experience it can become. Then again, if you employ the services of a cowboy removal firm to help you in order to cut corners and save money, things can go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye.
The problems inherent within trying to cut corners in a home removal or office removal is that you leave yourself vulnerable to all sorts of unpredictable factors that could cause your smooth transition from A to B to collapse in a big heap.
At Trek Removals we plan everything for you right down to the last detail. Why? Because that’s the only way to root up a person’s life or business and transplant it to another location. This cannot be done without thorough planning and precise execution.
We do the packing for you and compile an inventory of what we are transporting for you. All your furniture is fully insured in transit and properly packed and secured. There are no breakages or inexplicable damages to your property. It just doesn’t happen. And shouldn’t! Then if you want us to unpack and place the furniture in its new place we provide an unpacking service on top of the removal.
If you’ve got items that you can’t fit into the new property or items you just want to keep stored away we have a special removals service storage option where we can keep your unwanted’s in totally secure storage units on our home site which is the safest place in the world to keep them.
This is why you need to call Trek Removals when it comes to moving home or relocating your business because we know how to do it for you and do it right.
Trek Removals is well travelled and experience in the European removals process and international moving. We carry out removals to key countries and destinations all over the UK and Europe including:
In the current economical climate many people are moving abroad to either save money buying cheaper properties or going for long spells to rent apartments, villas and houses for breaks or for work related purposes.
What’s interesting is the degree in which our services are required. Sometimes we are used for part-load deliveries where only so many belongings are used for the move (which often means the move will not be permanent) and often we get requests for items to be put in storage for safekeeping as they will not be required for transportation to the destination.
There are many options available and many customers who all require different solutions to their removal and storage needs.
In the first few months of a new year many people are financially struggling as it is and it can be a tumultuous time of year for people to take the risky proposition of moving, whether it be for the best or not. However, that doesn’t stop people jetting off in their thousands. We offer a cost effective service, especially seeing as how the time period is particularly a financially baron time for many.
Consider us as the facilitators of your escape to ‘the new world.’
Trek Removals becomes Trek International shipping and storage where we work to moving schedules to meet your requirements. Domestic and commercial moves are a focus for us and a speciality. The trick to doing things the way do them is understanding the defining principle of international removals; no two moves are ever the same.
We have discussed in previous blogs how our particular international moving process works and taken you through it step-by-step. To give a quick recap rundown of the process:
- Shipping containers and crew assigned to your removals
- Exact date and collection/delivery time given
- Storage options are available until you are ready for them to be shipped
- Full or part load options available
- Delivery to anywhere in the world
- Secure, strong units used for storage transportation
- All belongings are fully insured whilst in transit
- Unpacking services available at destination
Essentially, an international move is possible, economical and wholly viable to anyone and everyone looking to fly off into the sunset without having to drag their entire house with them in the cargo haul.
For more information on the European removals process or to get a free moving quote please Contact Us.
What about that antique grandfather clock that cannot be left behind? What about that grand piano that has to make it to your newly bought home? We understand that such items carry as much weight in importance as any other one of your possessions, and as such you will require the peace of mind to know that these items will be taken care of in a gentle and precise manner. Well… that is what we do here at TrekRemovals!
With 15 years of experience under our belts, there is no item that we have not dealt with in the past. We are proud to be members of the BAR (British Association of Removers), and we work hard to ensure our service is a highly professional and efficient one. No matter how familiar or easy we think a job to be, our team will always conduct a risk assessment for each removal. No 2 items are the same, and thus they should each be given their own special care and attention to ensure they arrive unscathed.
Sure we offer a professional service, but that’s not to say we operate as a faceless company. Trek Removals is a family-run business, which is a major influence on how we work with our clients. Many of our customers are long term, since we offer them the security of knowledge that we will do exactly as they ask in home removals, commercial removals, international removals, you name it.
Which is exactly why you can entrust your most beloved possessions to be treated with the same care and attention you would give them We use specialised covers to protect any type of material from harm, no matter how delicate they may seem. We also understand that these sentimental items can often be located in a building with difficult access. Well that is also an area that we have a generous amount of experience in. We operate using specialist equipment and vehicles that can cater for any situation.
Our customers can also relax with the knowledge that we offer full confidentiality on any move. The reason for the confidentiality is not important to us, we simply ensure your possessions make it safely to their destination.
The stress that a move can cause is sometimes too much, especially for anyone working full time. With valuable and sentimental items being moved, you would most likely think it wise to move the items yourself.
However our advice would be that a professional will do a professional job. Your items would be handled by seasoned workers who have the knowledge to transport delicate items safely. We offer to proceed with the removal process at any time that would be convenient to you, and we can also handle all of the paper work, the packing, the unpacking, anything and everything to make the move more comfortable for you.
Of course we recognise that the knowledge of your possessions being insured can sometimes not be enough to guarantee peace of mind. Sentimental items are not replaceable. Therefore, Trek Removals are dedicated to working carefully and efficiently to ensure these items do not need replacing.
Contact us if you would like more information, or for a free quote on removals.
In the previous blog we took you through the specifics of moving home while fighting against the tide of recession and potential lack of finances. So here in this second part we look into the depths of the removals process in this economically landlocked period.
So to continue on…
Planning ahead if you are self-moving
Relocation is something that requires thought – and we don’t just mean on the removal side of things. We mean casing your new area that you are moving to. You need to know such things that can save you hassle or even expense ahead of time.
For instance; is there room to park a removals van on the street? If not, how are you going to unload and take in your removal boxes?
Are you moving into a flat? If so, how many flights of stairs do you need to climb to get your belongings into your new home? Is there a lift? Are the stairs wide enough to pivot bigger furniture around the corners?
Do you have help? Is there anyone in your family that is willing to lend a hand? Do you have friends that are free to pitch in? Can you manage it by yourself?
Budgeting for the home removal
Whether you are self-moving or using an expert removals company, ask yourself how much you have set aside to accomplish this move.
For people planning to move themselves without professional movers then the majority of your expenses will be on buying packing materials and transportation costs.
If you are unsure of moving yourself you can always contact removal companies for free moving quotes to get an idea of just how much it would cost and whether or not it is worth investing in. Always keep an extra margin in your budget for unforeseeable problems, situations and scenarios such as breakdowns, delays, shortage of moving supplies, extra manpower etc.
Other options for saving money during a home removal
Consider how you can find cheap or free alternatives for the move if you doing it yourself. We have listed ideas in previous blogs, so here’s a refresher:
Use your local directory to call around and check prices on van rentals, both independent and professional. Avoid using any dodgy cowboy-like “man-with-a-van types,” no matter how cut-price they appear to be. Read some of our true removal horror stories on this to get a better idea of just what can happen. If you have a friend with a van who is willing to loan it out to you, or better yet, drive it, then your problems here should be nought and your expense should be minimal.
See if you can pick up cheap or even free packing materials from your local supermarket or newsagents. They often have a wealth of collapsed boxes that they are usually willing to give out. However, it is always advisable to get fresh, new packing boxes from a reliable source as to ensure that they won’t fall apart or collapse at the wrong moment!
You can potentially buy bubble wrap and other packing materials at a good price online or through a removals specialist.
These are essential tips on how to achieve a cost effective move during a recession and should be looked at as the best alternatives on saving money. For more information on home removals and how we approach them, please contact us.
Look out for more of our tips of removals in the near future!