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6 Top Tips To Help You Find The Right Removal Company

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Fri 18 Nov 2022

6 Top Tips To Help You Find The Right Removal Company

What Do You Need Your Removal Company To Actually Do?

If you’ve found the perfect property in Kidderminster and you’re counting down until moving day, it’s time to choose the right removal company for you. Since there are lots of removal firms to choose from, it can be surprisingly difficult to make a final decision, so the team at Doolittle & Dalley is delighted to bring you our six top tips to make the process easier.

1. Decide If You Need To Use A Removal Firm

Before you automatically assume that you definitely need to use a removal company, think carefully about what you’ll actually be transporting. For example, if you’re moving out of a furnished rental, it’s likely you’ll only have personal belongings to transport and so hiring a small van might be the best choice for you.

However, if you’re keen to forego using a removals company just to save money, you should give serious consideration to what you’ll actually get if you use a team of professionals to help with the move.

Not only will they move your items from one location to the other, but they will also provide packing materials, pack items for you, and protect your items from getting damaged.

In many cases, the convenience of using a removals firm far outweighs the money you’ll save if you do everything yourself.

Decide What You Need The Removal Company To Do

Before you can choose the right firm, you need to know what you’re looking for from their services. Is a basic removal all you require, or do you need some help to pack and unpack? Knowing precisely what you need allows you to get quotes that can easily be compared.

Once you know for sure that you want to use a removal company and what you need them to do, it’s time to start making a shortlist of firms.

Here are our tips to make the process easier:

1. Check Out Their Websites

Once you’ve shortlisted your chosen removal companies, take a look at each of their websites. This will help you determine their professionalism and expertise. Read the “About Us” pages and take a look at any images or galleries they’ve uploaded. All of these things will help you build a picture of which companies you’ll be most able to trust.

2. Read Reviews

Read reviews on third-party sites like Checkatrade, Google Reviews, and TrustPilot from previous clients for each firm to get a clear idea of the kind of service you’ll receive.

3. Assess Their Services And Capabilities

Make sure that the companies you’ve shortlisted can offer what you require, especially if you have some specialist needs. For example, if you have extra-large, heavy items like a grand piano, or if you’ll be moving expensive pieces of artwork, you’ll need to ensure they have the capacity to meet your needs.

4. Check Their Accreditation

A reliable removal company may be accredited or endorsed by one of several different schemes, and it’s worth taking some time to check which one, if any, each of your shortlisted firms is backed by. Some of the most trustworthy include:

  • The British Association of Removers
  • The FHIO (Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman)
  • The Association of Independent Movers
  • The National Guild of Removers and Storers

5. Check They’re Insured

All reliable removal companies will have insurance, but it’s still worth double-checking. Ask to see policy details and documentation for your peace of mind.

6. Ask Around For Recommendations

Word of mouth is often the best way to find the right removal company for you. Ask your colleagues, family, and friends if they can recommend a firm that they’ve had a good experience with – the recommendation of someone you know personally is always more valuable than a stranger’s review.

Once you’ve taken all of these points on board, you should be in a good position to choose the right removal company for you.

If you haven’t found the perfect home to buy in the Wyre Forest and Shropshire yet, check out our website at for our latest listed properties, or contact the team at Doolittle & Dalley on 01562 821 600 for help and advice.