Movement is a part of human history, a big part of human life and there is no reason for it to stop. With the quickly developing society, we find more and more ways to make our life easier, and when it comes to moving, we make a special moving checklist and choose the most fitting service from the large variety that is out there.
Here's a short description for each one of them.
Moving Checklist # 1. Home Removals
The most frequently used one – it's the whole process of loading all your furniture and items in a van, transportation and unloading at the new place. It's a door to door service. It may include something additional, such as packing and rubbish disposal (every household finds items it does not need any more).
The service can be organized from A to Z by the company, or you can book only the transportation vehicle. The company usually comes a few days in advance to take a look at the items and decide how many people are needed.
They take into account the accessibility of the place, or if it's needed to hoist certain items through windows, if they can not fit through stairs.
A special note if the items include a piano, too. Sometimes dismanting of furniture is needed.
Moving Checklist # 2. Student Move
This is a small magnitude move intended for students. It's always on low prices, and usually includes one man with a van – it's basically help with carrying the items, loading and unloading.
Also, door-to-door service. It has the possibility of going to two separate addresses in order to split the cost.
Moving Checklist # 3. International Removal
Moving to another country. Only specifically registered companies can do that – they have license to present at the customs, along with documents of the tenants (if they are present in the van). Costs are a lot higher and can grow a lot if they have to switch vehicles, when going overseas.
The service includes door-to-door service, items loading and unloading, dismounting of furniture if needed.
Moving Checklist # 4. Man and Van Services / Light Man With a Van
A man and van service is just like a student move – offering one man with a van and strong arms to help carrying the items. You usually get this if booking a local company, operating only in the area and it's a move to a not so far away place within the borders of the city.
Booking hours are flexible for this service, it's safe and fully insured.
Unlike the student move, however, prices are not low. I guess, this is how they do business. You just have to know what to book.
Moving Checklist # 5. Art / Antique Transportation & Business Removals
This is a specialized removal service for offices, galleries and museums. It usually includes specified packing of different sculptures and art. It's fully insured and safe. Delivery is always door-to-door.
Moving Checklist # 6. Box delivery & Packing
Every moving company can pack every single item in the most secure and professional way, promoting zero damage, even to fragile items like lamps, fish tanks, valuable pottery and others. As a customer, you can always inform that you want to pack the valuable china yourself, but then you have to sign a document in case it gets broken during the transportation. After all, you can not blame the movers for something that was your fault.
Companies always supply the needed packing materials, such as bubble wrap, wardrobes, clear stretch wrap, boxes.
Sometimes, a customer wants to just pack and not move (meaning, they'll use their own vehicles). In these cases, you can purchase the packing service, or just the boxes.
You can also rent the boxes, if you'd like. Eco-friendly moving, with recyclable material is all good, but you'll have to make sure to give them back in a proper state – no cracks, or tears, dry.
Moving Checklist # 7. Storage
Very often, after packing all your owning, you realize there are a lot of items, you'd prefer not to take with you, but would not want to throw away either. The only solution to this dilemma is booking a storehouse for a set period of time.
Service includes transportation and holding your store place occupied during the period you've specified. The service is safe and insured, just like all of the above. The furniture may be dismounted and later assembled, depending on your requirements.
Pay in mind however, that if the period of storage expires and the company can not get in touch with you the following week, they will sell off your belongings and vacate the storehouse.
Moving Checklist # 8. IKEA (eBay) – Collection / Delivery + Assembly
After purchasing things from eBay , or IKEA , you can book the removals company to deliver the items to your doorstep. The service includes loading, transportation and unloading of the item, including assembling in your home. Hours are flexible, and all professional assembly tools are provided from the firm.
Moving Checklist # 9. Furniture Assembly
Dis-assembling and re-assembling of furniture by itself can be a separated service, depending of your needs. Tools are provided from the moving technicians and the working area will be cleaned up afterwards.
Moving Checklist # 10. House Clearance
House clearance is a pretty much as it sounds – taking all the items outside the house. And, that's about it. They can be disposed of, or just placed in the yard.
Moving Checklist # 11. Rubbish Removal
Every time a person wants to move, they realize how many unneeded items they have. It usually comes up simply because they do not want to carry that much load, so disposing of things is just as liberating as it sounds.
A rubbish removal service will dispose of the unneeded junk and send it to a recycling factory if recyclable.
Moving Checklist # 12. End of Tenancy / Pre-Tenancy Cleaning
Before the move, there is always the necessity of cleaning up the old place, especially if it was rented. The end of tenancy cleaning service includes a deep clean of the walls, flooring (carpets), windows and every other nook and cranny.
The same goes when entering the new place. No one wants to go in a dirty house, so the pre-tenancy cleaning service will take care of that.