Here are some moving tips to ensure your move is as stress free as possible.
Moving tip No 1. Get organised well in advance. Don’t leave things to the last minute.
Moving tip No 2. Parking – Please be sure to pre-arrange a space if it is likely to be difficult for our vans to park outside your property. CCR Man With Van Removals require parking spaces for loading an unloading. For our extra long wheel base jumbo panel van we require 10 meters of space, 10 meters of space for our luton removal vans. If you have the opportunity to secure parking spaces as close to the front of your property as possible, that will save time on your moving day. If we have to park vehicles away from the property we may have to make a charge to cover for the extra unexpected time that we will take.
Moving tip No 3. Packing and Loading – Please make sure that all your belongings are packed to a suitable standard before our arrival. If you don’t like packing, we provide a packing service. Within the packing service CCR Man With Van Removals provide you with all the packing materials you require including boxes. Wrapping paper, bubble wrap and tape are provided at competitive rates. Our professional packing and unpacking service is from £30 per hour per man, with a minimum 5 hour booking. Please read our comprehensive moving packing tips, if you are unsure on how to pack and prepare for your move.
Moving tip No 4. Ease of Loading – CCR Man With Van Removals usually load your larger furniture items first including sofas, tables, wardrobes, and white goods so they need to be accessible and hallways, stairwells, doorways and footpaths need to be clear for our arrival. Boxes, where possible, should be stacked in one area, so that our removal porters can select what they need as they need it. Always use strong double walled boxes that are suitable for removals and can take the weight of your belongings!
Moving tip No 5. Avoiding Breakages – Any fragile or delicate items should be marked as such and packed securely. CCR Man With Van Removals provide removal blankets and straps to protect your belongings and we always take the greatest care. If you are not using CCR Man With Van Removals packing service and you opt to do it yourself, ensure you use smaller book boxes for heavy, fragile and delicate items and use larger boxes for bedding, clothing and bulky pans and kitchen equipment. Packing this way will greatly reduce the risk of breakages. Use bubble wrap and wrapping paper to ensure items and boxes are padded out appropriately. You can phone us if you are unsure and we can guide you on what to do.
Moving tip No 6. Pack the kettle last! Every removal man in the land love a cuppa whilst working. Not that we’ll be stopping every five minutes for a brew but the odd tea or coffee goes a long way with the hard work that our guys put in. Even better on a freezing cold winters day to keep the guys warm.