Operation REMOVAL-How to removal without losing your head
Changing homes, neighbourhoods, neighbors is a refreshing and hopeful experience that is only clouded by one thing: moving.
Transferring all the sentimental value of a life from one point to another, no matter how close or distant those destinations may be, is a process that can not only test your patience but also your pocket by having to pay a certain amount of money. according to the characteristics of the volume and work to be carried out during the transfer.
How can I make this process as cheap as possible?
According to the economic study of the road transport sector of the Ministry of Public Works, the removals business moves billions of euros a year in Spain and its peak of activity covers the months of June, July and September,
Step by Step. Tips for moving
The first thing you should do is budget the cost of your move. You have to know how much money you have to decide between hiring a company or doing it on your own. Do not forget to budget all the expenses involved in a move (transport, new furniture, cleaning products, packing material…)
Yes, I opted for the professional option!
Perhaps you have a bad memory of other moves that you decided to carry out by yourself, many clients have already told us, and you are one of those who prefers to put themselves in the hands of professionals for this new move. If so, on the Internet you can find thousands of companies that provide home removal services to individuals.
Be careful when hiring a non-legal removal company, it can cost you more money and headaches!
A legal moving company has a series of requirements that it must meet:
They must provide you with a moving contract, in writing.
You must be able to take out liability insurance.
They should offer you the possibility of hiring a furniture repository, even if you don’t use it.
They must give you an invoice and guarantees in their work.
They must know how to properly pack all kinds of belongings.
You must respect the “fragile” warnings on the boxes.
I prefer to do it myself!
If you have the possibility of moving only with your own means, there are some issues that you should take into account.
It will not be enough with your two hands. That is something that you will verify as a reality as soon as you see the amount of things that one can accumulate in his home.
You will see that even if you do not have professional help, your move will cost you at least more than 200 euros.
If you are going to rent a van, think that the expense can exceed 150 euros. You will also have to disassemble and reassemble those large pieces of furniture that you have.
Also, if you want to protect the furniture with bubble wrap, that can cost you another 80 to 100 euros, since a square meter of paper is around 2 euros and there is a lot to wrap. It also has a couple of adhesive rolls to seal.
Before you start packing crockery, books, clothes, etc., keep in mind that many companies offer packing services for between 100 and 150 euros.
The unwritten rule of removals says that if something can be broken more easily, especially if it does not clearly bear the “fragile” sign, it is photo frames, plates, glasses and screens.
If your goal is to make your move as affordable as possible, there are several things you can do to avoid hiring a company to manage your move:
The importance of taking an inventory.
Make a list of all the things you are going to take with you. Review it, be aware of what you really need and sieve. Repeat the operation several times
Measure well how much time you will invest.
You should start at least a month before moving day. Start packing what you use the least and end with the most everyday objects
Make an agreement with merchants in your neighborhood so that they keep a few boxes for you and be punctual when picking them up so that they do not get in the way.
On the day of the move, choose the times for transportation well.
Avoid peak hours, which coincide with the beginning and end of the working day.
In general, according to the agreement, you can request at work you can request a maximum of 2 days of permission to undertake your move. Go for it!
If you are going to hire a company, notify them with a minimum of 10-15 days and keep in mind that in summer it is better to increase that margin.
If you are interested, we will follow this article in a new post, how to organize yourself.
And if you want to ask us for a moving budget without obligation, give us all your information in our online moving budget request form.