There’s no need to repeat the rather worn and tired stuff about whether or not moving in Berkshire (or indeed anywhere on the planet) is stressful. Many, many things in life could warrant that adjective – but it doesn’t mean they’re not worth doing. One aspect of uprooting yourself from one house (or flat) to another is that it’s bound to bring you into immediate contact with a lot of people – strangers, most of them. While it’s good to be assertive about what you want and what you’re looking for in such situations, it’s also necessary to keep things reasonably harmonious. Removal companies may have the advantage in that they move people every day, but it’s also worth bearing in mind that they – being human – experience stress, too. Here are some of our gentle suggestions for helping your chosen removal company because, after all, that way they’ll be better able to help you.
1. It’s hugely appreciated if you’re able to apprise them of all the parking restrictions/options/details near your property. If it’s not easy to describe the kind of access there is to your front door/garage, you can always take photographs and send them by email. Without these steps, the risk is that your moving vehicles will arrive and only then will it be discovered that there’s a host of parking impediments. If your removals team is forewarned, they’ll be able to come up with a solution, saving time in the long run.
2. Giving your removals company an inaccurate idea of how much stuff needs to be moved can be disastrous and costly to both parties. If you can’t work it out yourself, then let the company come and do a survey, making sure you flag up the out-of-sight stuff like belongings in attics/cupboards/garden sheds.
3. While, fortunately, it doesn’t happen too often, there are times when clients forget that their removals teams are highly trained men and women who know what they’re doing. Consequently, they talk to them dismissively or in a manner that is blunt, imperious and haughty. It goes without saying that a good Berkshire removals company will still do a fantastic job even in such circumstances, but to get the best out of anyone, it’s always a good idea to extend to them a manner that is – at the very least – courteous.