Moving house can cause stress and anxiety due to an increase in actual physical labour on top of the emotional strain. This major change that’s happening in your life can be made worse as you finalise your sale and begin to pack.
Hiring a professional moving company can help as many removal companies in Oxford can also pack up your belongings for you. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy, and also be covered by insurance if there’s any damage to deal with.
See a range of removal services in Oxford and why you should use them here…
Finding the right removal company
To make your move a smooth as possible there are a few guidelines you can follow:
Use an endorsement scheme
An endorsement scheme such as Trusted Traders can help you find a reliable local removals company that has passed assessment processes, including credit, reference, and administrative checks. If things go wrong you’ll also have access to ombudsman services to provide independent dispute resolutions.
Get a quote
Request a quote from tree removal companies, preferably from those that visit you at home rather than estimating the costs over the telephone. This will also help with planning negotiations of stairs, and any other limited access.
Ask for the quote to be broken down for clear costs of packing, insurance, hourly rate, mileage, and any storage costs. It’s a good idea to check that the vehicle moving you can also cope with any access or parking problems at your new location.
Provide a briefing document
You can supply a removal company with a briefing sheet that can help them with your quote and this may include:
- A list of valuable items such as antiques that need special packing
- Large items of furniture that need to be dismantled
- Carpets and curtains that you’re taking
- Difficult to move items like pianos
- A floor plan of your new property so boxes can be put in the right rooms
Check insurance cover
Make sure you’re covered by insurance if your move is suddenly delayed and you can’t get into your new property on the specified day. You should also find out if adequate insurance cover is provided for your possessions during transit, and the time limit on making a claim following your move.
See if the company’s insurance policy sets a limit on high-value possessions, or restricts liability up to a certain amount per box. Bear in mind that if you pack any items yourself these won’t be covered by your removal firm’s insurance.
Removal services in Oxford
Furniture removal in Oxford
Whatever the size of the move you have to undertake you’ll be able to find a hard-working team that makes it hassle-free. Appointments can be made at short notice so if you need to move in a hurry there won’t be a problem, with same-day services often being available.
A vehicle will be provided equipped with ropes and blankets, and other necessary items needed to secure your belongings for safe transit. Depending on the size of your move, the right number of trained and experienced professionals will be sent to handle the loading for you.
Man and van services in Oxford
If you don’t need a full removal service Abingdon removal companies will offer you a man and van. This service is provided by a driver who has been carefully vetted and personally interviewed, and will be fully insured to ensure the safety of your possessions.
The cost of this service will depend on the volume of items you need moving -all you need to do is ask for a comprehensive quote before you schedule a convenient booking.
Household disposal in Oxford
You’ll also be able to get standard waste disposal for household items, or debris caused by renovation work or downsizing.
Garden waste disposal in Oxford
When garden waste has been created due to landscaping, or you simply want a garden clearance service you can arrange a cost-effective disposal by simply filling in your details online.