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Moving in Berkshire – Expectations vs Reality

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Moving in Berkshire – Expectations vs Reality

Relocating to a new house or flat usually means lots of organising, which could essentially be left for you to sort out on your own. And if your big move will send you to another part of the country, then you’ll have your hands full. And then there’s the level of preparation you’re willing to commit to the relocation. For people who famously put things off, it’s time to get out of that habit and take some proactive steps by starting today.

At Camp Hopson, we move thousands of people in Berkshire every month, and our team have had experience in every kind of removals job. Without fail, whenever significant issues arise, it’s invariably from poor planning or missing crucial tasks off your ‘to-do’ list. To make sure you avoid falling foul, this article will help you recognise some removals myths and how you find solutions now to avoid them.

Expectations vs. Reality of Relocating in Berkshire –

All removals companies are the same – this is definitely a myth and there is a simple enough way to check this. Online rating platforms such as Google Live and Trustpilot provide consumers with feedback on most companies. Previous customers rate their service out of five in addition to leaving comments. This is an excellent way to sift out the below-par providers.

I have plenty of time – unless your relocation is in 2020, this sort of thinking will only cause you stress. Even with the best planning, unexpected things in our lives can occur, which might take priority. The next thing you know, you’ve lost several weeks’ worth of planning, and the relocation is next week. It’s better to get as much done as possible; if you can do it today, do it.

It’s cheaper to do it all myself – which is not always the case. You have to remember that your time isn’t free, especially if you take time off work. Not only that, if you miscalculate something and there are delays, you will be renting the van again. And a lot of people who try and relocate themselves have no experience. This can cause planning issues and possibly problems with the relocation.

Using storage is a waste of money – although self storage is an additional cost, you won’t find better security for your belongings. Even during the build-up to your relocation, using storage will create more space. And many people retain their storage unit after they settle in their new home.

Using a Moving Checklist to Stay on Track –

If possible, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Your first task is to check what date your relocation is and work backwards to the present day. You can then see how many weeks and months you have available to complete everything. Create a moving checklist and break every task into smaller ones and see what you can get done this week.

Your second task could be the most important you’ll make for your relocation – contact the Camp Hopson team. It’s vital that you only use a reliable removals company with a reputation for excellent customer service. And It’s also important that they deliver the highest standard of removals service for affordable prices.

Although packing tends to happen during the final week before a relocation, it’s worth organising things now. Camp Hopson can do the packing for you, which will give you the peace of mind that experts are handling your belongings. This is essential to safeguard your possessions while they’re in transit, which is where many other removals companies fail.

During your final week, you’ll need to notify your local authority of your date of departure to prevent any council tax or rates bills. You can repeat this for all your utility providers and important contacts. This might include your doctor, bank, as well as family and friends. It’s also an excellent excuse to get in touch with everyone to get them around to your new home.

Camp Hopson – We’re Newbury and Berkshire’s Favourite Removals Company –

The Camp Hopson team relocates thousands of people every year.  We often hear tales of horror story relocations from our customers. Often, even the more hair-raising examples they tell us about could have been avoided with more planning. That’s why we always tell people to create a moving checklist and to start planning straight away.

At Camp Hopson, our number one priority is to provide the highest standard of removals service. You’ll always find someone available to discuss any aspect of your move. The Camp Hopson team are here to help you find the right removals or storage package for your needs. We will gladly take you through our ranges of services and the costs for each.

Camp Hopson’s ethos is to work with our customers to ensure they can help them get the service they require. Our team will guide you through the planning stages of your upcoming relocation. And if there are any unexpected delays, we have excellent storage packages. We guarantee that your possessions will be safe and secure.

When you’re planning a relocation, it’s better to avoid the myths and book with Berkshire’s number one removals company. Contact us today, and we’ll discuss our range of services.