As soon as you have a moving date set, but before that if possible. Most removals companies are booked up weeks, often months in advance, so it pays to be super-organised.
How large a vehicle you need, the distance of your move, and the time of year will likely dictate just how far in advance you should secure the services of a removals company.
Removal costs can vary considerably depending on the type of move being undertaken, with overseas removals incurring high fees for shipping and insurance. We determine our fees based on the volume of effects being moved.
We will send you a free written quotation. If you are satisfied with our quote, we will then provide a full schedule, ensuring there are no nasty hidden surprises or undisclosed add-ons.
Simply give us a call or fill out one of our quick quote forms. Our surveyor will call round at a time convenient to you and will access factors such as the volumes of effects being moved, access to the property and any particular packaging materials needed.
We supply an extensive range of purpose-made packing materials to ensure your goods are packed away safely and securely for transit. In addition to standard boxes and packing materials, we also offer portable wardrobes, book cartons, wine dividers and acid free paper (for Silverware).
Ultimately this will depend on your circumstances.
Traditionally, Friday is the most popular day of the week to move with the weekend allowing movers to settle in and arrange any out of place items. However, it can actually prove disadvantageous should something go amiss — late bank transfers, closed solicitors, urgent plumbing, etc.
Monday is also popular for the reverse reason — it allows you to take stock of things on the weekend just gone. Moving between Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, when we’re less busy could also be a strategic move as it means we are likely to have more time and resource for you.
As a member of BAR we offer our customers Standard Liability Insurance and pay a £250 excess on all claims, which covers goods in transit. Coverage for overseas removals may differ according to the form of shipping. All policies are subject to GoodMove Removals and Storage’s terms and conditions.