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Preparation is Key:
To help you plan your relocation there are some steps to consider before you move. The following measures should help save you time, money and stress and can help make your move a smooth one.
Packing and Unpacking:
When packing for your move, Multimovers can provide as much or as little support as you need. A team can be arranged to pack everything in your home or just a part pack is required. This is usually the fragile contents which need extra care and attention. This is a convenient service to save you time and effort but also having your goods professionally packed will mean they are covered by our standard liability cover. This is an industry standard and required by insurers.
With any removal company that you agree to undertake your move please take the time to familiarise yourself with their terms and conditions which explain the rights, obligations and responsibilities of all parties to that agreement. Multimovers’ terms and conditions are BAR (British Association of Removers) approved and have also also been approved by the office of fair trading. They are attached with all emailed quotations and booking confirmations. If you have any questions regarding these documents or require clarification then this should be discussed before acceptance of the quotation. These terms are also on the reverse side of the worksheet that you’ll be requested to sign upon us starting your relocation.
Dismantling and reassembling furniture:
If you prefer to relax during the whole removal process we can dismantle and reassemble all types of furniture. You may not simply have the time before or energy to take care of this after a tiring day. It is usually a requirement to dismantle furniture items such as cots, bed frames, large square bookcases and large double or triple wardrobes. Note during being moved, larger self assembly furniture may not withstand the necessary lifting and twisting forces applied to it therefore taking the item apart gives it a better chance of surviving the trip!
Depending on access some large sofas will need their feet off or even armrests detached where possible. We have contracted for DFS therefore offer the necessary ‘know how’ for similar sofas. If not on the quotation provided beforehand you will need to take down all curtains, fixtures and fittings prior to the arrival of your moving team.
Vital documents & personal effects:
Plan to take these with you for easy access and peace of mind. Arrange important documents, personal effects and refreshments into a bag or container. These should be isolated from all other household items to be removed. A good idea before the packing day is to place everything (except kitchen items or food!) you need onto your bed/s. Food and last minute provisions should be grouped in one area of the kitchen. To avoid anything being packed in error before the moving process begins please point these out to all staff members and label them ‘DO NOT MOVE’. We can not take responsibility for certain goods – view clause 11.2 on our terms and conditions.
Food and Plants:
In advance of packing, tighten all jar lids and screw tops of tubs and bottles. If your household contents go into short or long-term storage, use or dispose of perishable foods and remember plants will not survive in storage. Find them a suitable home beforehand! Although the utmost care will be taken throughout your move, plant lovers should guard theirs against bruising, by wrapping them in newspaper.
Access and Parking:
Good access and parking are crucial for any move to run smoothly. Unless notified otherwise when quotations are provided we assume that parking will be within a reasonable distance (10 – 20 metres) from your actual front door. It is common for customers to reserve spaces with their car/s and/or bins which notify neighbours of an impending move however is is not fail safe and should only be considered for non-restricted streets (Suspensions NA) or if you have a good relationship with neighbours who will honour this request. If there are parking restrictions when loading or offloading the vehicle, it is your responsibility to pre-arrange a parking dispensation or suspension (please view Parking Services). Although this can be arranged through your local authority bear in mind that a minimum notice period is applicable. This varies from 24 hours to 2 weeks! We may be able to arrange this upon request however the usual council fees apply plus an admin fee. Some councils prefer their residents to arrange directly. Neighbours will also appreciate forewarning that a large vehicle will be parked outside your residence, preparing them for any inconvenience.