Dos and Donts of a Removal

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: January 14th, 2015

There are things that you should do and such and you would better avoid on your moving day. It is not only a matter of making your live easier during the relocation and helping your movers carry out the task faster and without hassle or stress, but it is also a matter of simple etiquette.

We have interviewed some of the best man and van movers operating as of this day in London and asked them to share their opinion on the dos and don’ts during a relocation. Here are some of the most interesting answers that we have had the pleasure to get.

  • Packed ItemsYou should treat your furniture with utmost care during the time of preparing for the move. Chances are that you are going to move them around the property itself quite often in those days, and even the slightest bump may cause breaks and damages that you would rather avoid.
  • Get a quality deodorant for your moving day and more importantly – use it. You are going to sweat a lot moving boxes and other items from your property, which includes heavy lifting and other general straining, and bad odors are inevitable, and let’s face it – unpleasant – unless you approach the matter in an appropriate manner.
  • Man and van movers are usually quite discreet, but so should be you. So, instead of labeling your boxes “Sexy lingerie”, just put “Clothes” or “Underwear” on them. You would be surprised how many people miss to do that.
  • Book a man with a van for the purpose of your removal. You would not be able to carry out the task on time even with your big family vehicle.
  • The van should come with at least two man and van moving technicians so that you have enough man power at your disposal to carry out the task in a timely fashion, safely and up to all your potential requirements. Do not be cheap – the money that you are going to spend for the second technician will pay off really well, especially when considering the time that you are going to save.
  • Unless you are moving to a place where clean clothes (or clothes in general) are optional, you should pack aside at least a change of clothes and underwear for your moving day. In the bag that you are going to put them in, you should also pack toiletries as well as a first aid kit (anything happens) and any prescription medicine that you or members of your family might require.

It all sounds like common sense, but you will be more than surprised to hear what man and van experts from all over London have seen during their professional careers. So follow those simple tips and you are guaranteed that if you are not going to have the best moving experience of your life, there would not be unnecessary complications and unpleasant memories from your upcoming moving day.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

Prev: «
Next: »