Moving everything you own by strangers can be a difficult decision. People tend to look for someone they know or recommendations from family members and friends, who have used a good removals company in the past. Your alternative option could be a local moving company which has an office in your area and you can trust to help you move. If boxes and supplies are needed you can simply go to the moving company`s office and get what you want. Book A Mover is giving you 5 reasons why you need a local transport firm when moving home or office.

Reason One: They can advice on parking

Your local removal men know the area streets, the best roads to avoid traffic, and how to transport your entire household safely and on time. That level of expertise is worth the cost alone. Sure, you could read a map or stick your face in a smartphone for the duration of the trip. You’re likely to miss a turn. A local mover won’t, though. Planning the move is very important and a professional moving company will do this before they come on a moving day. If the street you live on is very busy it might be worth to suspend parking, so the removal van can park as close as possible to the main entrance. Reserving parking is tricky, so local movers may have done it before and they could help you book it. Allow having enough time when arranging the parking with your council. Some boroughs require 2 or 3 weeks notice to suspend it. If the parking in front of your home is pay and display, you might not be able to reserve parking and hope there will be 2-3 empty parking spaces on a moving day.

Reason Two: Buy removal boxes from their local depot

If your chosen moving company is not far from your home and you are planning to pack your belongings by yourself, you can get moving boxes and other packing materials directly from the removals company. Because they are local they can probably deliver them for free. Get advice on what you will need from the local removals expert and some tips on how to do it, so the movers can transport them safely.

When buying materials you will most likely need large and medium type removal boxes, lots of packing paper and bubble wrap, strong white tape and some markers to label your boxes. You can also use foam cuts instead of paper to protect the breakables.

Reason Three: Better chance they come on time

The chance a local moving company to be late on your moving day is minor. The reason is very simple- they are close and chances they are stuck in traffic for a long time are lower. This way you can avoid any delays of loading and vacating the property on time.

Reason Four: An experienced moving surveyor can visit your home

If your property is 2 bedrooms or bigger, it is always worth to arrange a home survey. The local moving company will send a surveyor to calculate the total volume of your belongings, so they know what size of the vehicle must be used. The moving company will also advise of the final cost of your move. No one wants to be surprised with any extra costs on a moving day.

Reason Five: If a complaint has been raised during the move, you can visit their office and discuss it face to face

Many things can happen during the move. You might get an items damaged, or even a rude removals company personnel. If they are ignoring your phone calls but the removal company is local, you can visit their office and raise your issues in person. On the other hand Bookamover advice to contact an independent advisor like BAR or Furniture Ombudsman to sort the problem bewteen the Removal Company and you as their customer. Visiting the removals company office without an arranged meeting, might make the situation worse.