Things To Consider Before Hiring a Removals Company

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Moving to a new home can be quite exciting but at the same time a stressful, time-consuming and expensive task. In addition to this, planning to move involves a lot of quick decision making such as considering the best date to make the move, setting priorities to complete to-dos and most especially, choosing the right removals company. It is important to consider that the company you choose will be able to handle your belongings with utter respect and care, to ensure that every item will safely arrive in your new home. By picking the right removals company, you will have made your move more efficiently, smoother, easier and less stressful.

With so many moving companies to choose from, selecting your best option can be pretty overwhelming so to help you with just that, here are a few considerations to take in choosing the best removals company that will help you get through your moving tasks:


Reputation matters and taking this into consideration can help you make the right choice. Look up reviews online about the removal company's services or ask for references. Learning how a company handled themselves in the past can tell you the way they do business today.


Consider your prospective company's time in the business. This, together with their customer service, equipment and experience can tell you that they know what they are doing and will treat your belongings with great care. A reliable removals company will execute your move in a very professional manner.


Fees may vary but a quality removals company may present you with an estimate more than what you expect. In cases like this, understand the service you will be receiving in return for that price. Just keep in mind to check with the company about what is included in their fee to avoid incurring additional charges.

License and Insurance

To put yourself at ease with possible mishaps that may happen during the move, it is very important to remember to work only with a licensed moving company. Moreover, verify whether the company has adequate insurance cover and inquire about the time limit on claiming it after the move.

With over 35 years’ experience in domestic and commercial removals, Cotswold Carriers are sure to provide you with a professional, beyond-standard, warm and friendly service. Whether you’re moving a single item locally or your entire house or business overseas, we’ll make the task as easy as possible for you. Give us a call on 01608 730 500 for more information.

Cotswold Carriers is a family run business, based in Oxfordshire, with over 40 years’ experience in domestic and commercial removals – both in the UK and Europe. As a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) you can feel confident that when you employ any of our removal services, you are using a reputable, professional and financially protected company. All BAR Members are also monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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