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Removal packaging

Packing any items prior moving is of the utmost importance to those moving and to the removal company.

The Small Move Company offer a removal packaging service which promises to ease the stress of the move that little bit more. We take care of the packaging while you handle anything else.

It is beneficial to ask for the assistance of your removal company to help you pack as:

– We can coordinate with you at every turn of packing
– We will discuss and leave the retention or disposal of any fragile items you possess
– We can inform you about the different packaging materials and how they work along with the correct procedure to adopt for certain items. Also if anything goes wrong for some reason during the packing, we are trained to handle this situation
– We should be able to pack a home hosting a family of 4-5 within a few days
– Time can be saved as we will not reminisce on any of the items that are being packed when finding any items that hold memories
– Belongings will be packed efficiently, freeing up space in the box of the vehicle which will save cost
– You are able to focus on any other tasks that require your attention without the worry on having to get started on the packing

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Choosing your overseas removal firm

If you are moving house internationally, deciding on your removal firm well in advance is vital.

International house moves will involve a lot of planning prior to the move date to ensure sufficient time to complete the extra tasks in addition to the above considerations.

Allow yourself a lot of time to consider a variety of overseas removal companies to help you with your international move and their credentials.
The companies should then reply with initial quotes and you can check their feedback.

Beginning the process as soon as possible will not only give you time to do sufficient research and compare quotes but it will also provide you with the opportunity to take your time getting to know the companies and their service levels offered.

An international removal company should provide you with a pre-move survey; any reputable removal company will offer this service. During the survey you can ask the firms about customs requirements, the insurance they offer and any additional services you may need, such as packing.

It’s advised to use a professional export wrapping service for your overseas move. Any good international removal company will provide you with this option. The majority of international removals insurance will only cover your possessions if they have been packed by that removal company, and, for customs purposes, all the times will need to be added to your inventory which will be made in the packing process.
Export wrapping and packing is essential as it ensure all of you possessions are safe and secure, so there is as little chance as possible for damage.

Similar to regular, domestic removals, the friendliness and responsiveness of a company is an equally significant factor when choosing a removal company.
Don’t underestimate the importance of feeling at ease with the company that will be transporting all your belongings to another country when you come to choose a removal firm.

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How to plan a move

Moving can be coupled with starting a new job, even changing your marital status, which gives you the idea of how much of a big undertaking it is.

To help relieve you from some of the stress, The Small Move – Removals Company Swindon – have compiled a plan for you:

Getting ready

Your initial move should be deciding whether you’d like to do the move yourself or whether you’ll be hiring professionals. It’s advised to hire a company if you have a lot of heavy objects, any back conditions, are travelling a long distance etc.

Then ensure to send your change-of-address forms to utility companies, any magazines you are subscribed to, organisations, family members and friends – also your doctors and dentists etc.
Close any accounts that will no longer be of use when you use, such as library cards and gym memberships.

Make sure to research the utilities at your new address, this includes, water, telephone, television, power and Internet services.
Obtain a floor plan that will help you decide where to put phones; mark out all the electrical outlets.

Empty the refrigerator the day before the move. Take care of any leftovers, decide on what you’d like to take with you and give what’s remaining to the neighbours – remember to unplug your refrigerator and leave its door open so the moisture can evaporate.

Going it alone

If you’ve decided to not hire a moving company, pack one room at a time. Be sure to use smaller boxes for heavier items like tools, kitchen appliances and books and mark any box that contains fragile belongings, clearly.

In order to determine what size truck will be carrying your belongings, measure your boxes when you are near enough finished with your packing and utilise this information.

To keep wardrobes and dresser drawers closed, seal them with blue painters’ masking tape as this is less likely to damage the finish when it is removed.

When loading the truck, be smart about it – use up as much vertical space as possible. Place boxes that have belongings in that won’t be needed immediately towards the back of the truck, and those that will need to be first out, towards the front of the truck – stick to storing boxes grouped with their rooms to make it easier when locating a certain box.


When hiring a mover, ask around and inquire about rates, also if any conditions will require additional costs such as moves over a certain mileage or a weight limit for goods.

Regarding packing, see their price and consider doing your own packing if this will save you money

Ask about how your large and fragile items will be handled, highlight and issues that could affect access including, steep drives, small attics, staircases etc.

Prior to going ahead with that company, obtain a signed contract from them that includes price, pick-up dates, also delivery dates, your insurance and guarantees.

For details about the services The Small Move – Removals Company Swindon can offer you in this big step in your life, please visit our website!