Guidelines For Properly Storing Furniture In Storage Units

When it comes to storing furniture in a storage unit, you may not know how to do so correctly. So, we will cover a couple of tips that will help you with this problem so that your furniture is kept safe for many years to come.


Correct Storage Of Furniture

1. Look at all your options for storage

It can be potentially quite expensive to place furniture in storage. You may be wondering if you should sell them and simply buy new furniture when you need them or if you should store them long term. The typical cost for storage units vary, however, storing your furniture is a good choice if you’re in a transitional space in your life or if you’re moving.

It is extremely important that you ensure that your furniture is protected from the elements. You should look at all of the options that you have before you decide on a storage space. If you are committed to ensuring that your furniture is well maintained throughout storage, it is best o get a storage unit that has climate control.

Basically, climate control will ensure that your furniture is safe from the negative effects of changing temperature and moisture. Also, when you do check up on your furniture, you’ll be comfortable while doing so. Climate control storage units are best for storing items such as antiques, furniture made out of wood, furniture that are made from delicate materials etc.

Even if you don’t go with climate controlled units, there are still many things that you can do to help protect your furniture. For one, you should always ensure that the items in your storage unit are always dry and clean.

2. Thorough cleaning

Next, another way that you can protect your furniture is to ensure that whatever items you do place in the storage unit are clean and not dirty. Dirty items can easily cause bad smells and cause problems such as mold. So, it is essential that you clean everything before storing it in the unit so that you avoid dust, dirt and mold.

A couple of cleaning tips:

If you have plastic or wooden furniture, you should use water along with mild soap to clean them. Antique furniture and wooden furniture should be cleaned with a Murphy oil soap which is a wood cleaner. This would help to protect the wood finish. You should also clean any fabric on the furniture such as the cushions, seats etc using an upholstery cleaner. Before you pack the furniture in the unit, make sure that everything is clean and dry before doing so.
If your furniture has metal parts, be sure to polish them using a metal cleaner and a polishing cloth. This will take off oxidation and slow down tarnish.

3. Take your furniture apart

Now, before you move your furniture, you should take them apart. This not only includes large furniture items but also chairs, desks, tables, book shelves etc. By doing this, it will make it a lot easier to pack up your truck and then the storage unit. It will also lower the chances of any of your belongings getting scratched or even broken.

Make sure that you take all the screws, bolts, nails and other small items and place them into labelled bags. These should be placed with the furniture piece they belong to.

4. Wrap furniture pieces if you intend on storing long term

Start by ensuring all surfaces, including the floor is covered. The first step you need to take before placing any item inside the storage unit is to place plastic sheeting on the floor of the unit so that moisture from the floor doesn’t affect your furniture over time. This is an extremely important step if you’re not using a climate controlled storage unit.

Also, always cover your furniture in your storage unit and never leave anything uncovered. You can use blankets, sheets or even plastic wrap to cover your furniture. This will help keep them protected from dirt, moisture or dust. However, avoid wrapping with thick plastic since this can actually seal moisture in and lead to condensation which would cause your furniture to swell. Ensure that your furniture can still breathe by using loose material to cover it.

5. Ensure glass is well protected

Glass items such as mirrors, glass tables etc would need extra protection. So, the first thing that you should do is use packing paper to wrap each piece. Avoid taping the paper to the glass as this will cause residue that is challenging to remove.

Then, you can use bubble wrap to cover and wrap the glass and place it into a box. You should use a flat box that is long and wide enough and similar in shape to the glass item being stored.

6. Move your furniture so it is off the floor

If you are using a non-climate controlled storage unit, then you shouldn’t place any items or furniture directly on the ground. It is best to raise the floor using blocks or even pallets as this will give you some extra protection, especially from flooding. You can even use drop cloth or even cardboard on the ground if you don’t have anything else to use.

7. Make sure there isn’t any food in the unit

Avoid leaving any perishable items or food items in your storage unit when storing furniture for many months or longer. This is because it would attract pests and bugs. Also, if you’re using cardboard boxes to store your items, make sure that you don’t use any boxes that may have been used in a grocery to store food items or is soiled. Even though most storage facilities usually do pest control, it is best to be safe than sorry.

8. Avoid placing too many items in your storage unit

Don’t place too many items in your storage unit as this can cause breakage. Make sure that you properly organize your unit so you can easily access it and all the items you may need to retrieve. You should place the larger items to the back and the smaller items to the front.

You should have an aisle so that you can access items in the back of the unit and the sides. Ensure that the unit isn’t cluttered and clean. If you try to place more items than you should in the unit, this can cause items to get knocked down, bent or suffer other types of damage.

Storing furniture isn’t difficult once you follow the tips above. The main mistakes people usually make are getting a unit that is too small or too big. So, make sure that you take the time to select the best size unit for your belongings.

OR if all this sounds too much you can always get F Smith and Son Removals to do everything for you, from supplying Packing materials and the packing services to collecting and delivery into their Storage Units in Croydon. Get a free no obligation storage quote.

Secure Furniture Storage Units Croydon

There are many reasons why using an off-site place to store furniture can make life easier for you. From keeping your home clutter-free to storing the entire contents of your house while you are in the process of moving or working abroad for an extended period of time, storage is the solution to keeping your personal possessions safe and secure.

Secure Furniture Storage Units Croydon

Whatever the reason, F. Smith & Son offers you high-quality, professional, and reliable storage facilities to store your valuable possessions for any length of time. We also offer a range of other complementary moving and packaging services.

Secure Furniture Storage in Croydon

Self-storage is one of the most common ways people use when they need to store personal possessions. At F. Smith & Son we make things simple for you! At our modern storage units in Croydon CR0 4AA, we predominately store goods in 250 cubic feet wooden containers and our estimates are based on the number of containers you would like to store. Loose storage of items can also be arranged upon request.

Benefits of Using F. Smith & Son Furniture Removals and Storage Services

There are many advantages to making use of our furniture removal and storage services, Commercial Storage, compared to self-storage facilities. Outlined below are some of the reasons why our clients prefer to make use of our excellent storage services:

  • Removal costs are reduced as there are fewer items to handle and transport.
  • Risk of damage is reduced as there is less handling and moving of goods. Your personal possessions will only be handled twice, packing into containers at the current location and unpacking at your new home. With self-storage services goods are handled several times – loading onto the moving truck; unloading at the self-storage depot; back onto the moving truck for delivery to the new location; unloading at the new property.
  • Increased security as goods are sealed in sturdy wooden crates and delivered sealed to your new home.
  • Protection from injury and accidents as containers are forklifted on and off the removal truck instead of being manually lifted.
  • No need to provide materials to protect your goods while in storage as they are safely packed inside our secure containers separated by blankets.
  • As per our Terms and Conditions, we maintain continual liability for your goods from collection to final delivery. With self-storage services, you will need additional insurance either from the storage company or your own household insurance.

It is often only when moving to a new home that we realise how much stuff we have accumulated, especially when moving to a smaller space. If your belongings have taken over all the living space in your home making it hard to move around freely, storing your extra furniture and other items will help make you and your family feel more comfortable and happier.

For over 75 years F. Smith & Son has been providing professional removal and storage facilities in and around the Kent, Surrey, and Greater London areas. In order to meet the highest expectations, our excellent team of removal and storage experts is continually undergoing training to refine their techniques in the use of modern tools and removal equipment. You can trust the many years of experience and wealth of knowledge we have accumulated over the years to help you keep your valuable possessions safe and sound until you need them again. Find Out More:

We look forward to providing you with a free survey and quotation during which you will have the chance to meet our competent representatives and find out more about how our professional removal and store services can offer you the solutions you need.

Introducing E.On Next The 100% Renewable Energy Supplier

Introducing E.On Next The 100% Renewable Energy Supplier

At F Smith & Son, we’re proud to bring the personal touch to your move. That includes getting to know your needs before we help you move. We find that while all of our clients have slightly different priorities, everyone is looking for ways to save money on the cost of moving to a new home. But some of the ways you can save money when you move may not be as obvious as others.

For instance, did you know that you could (and almost certainly will) be paying over the odds for your energy when you move into a new home? New movers are automatically placed on a “deemed contract” with the previous occupant’s supplier, which could prove very expensive.

Switching to a new energy supplier as close to your moving day as possible can give you months or even years of sustained savings. And when you choose a 100% renewable supplier like E.On Next, you can save money while helping to save the planet. 

What is E.On Next?

E.On is an energy supplier that needs no introduction for most. It is one of the biggest energy suppliers in the UK, second only to British Gas. But as the energy experts at Switch-Plan will tell you, the energy giant just released a glossy new brand with some impressive new tariffs. E.On Next may well be one to watch if you’re both eco-conscious and budget-conscious. 

E.On Next is the result of a 2019 merger between two titans, E.On and N Power. Starting in 2020 and throughout 2021, E.On has begun moving NPower customers to its shiny and sustainable new brand E.On Next. 

Why is it important to choose a renewable energy supplier?

You want to save money on energy in your new home. But you don’t want your savings to come at the expense of the planet. Burning fossil fuels to generate energy is a major contributor to climate change. Even natural gas, which made up a substantial portion of N Power’s <a href=””>energy fuel mix</a> before the merger, contributes to our national carbon footprint even though it burns more cleanly than coal or oil. 

E.On Next’s energy comes from completely renewable sources like wind, solar and biomass.

What is E.On Next’s best tariff?

That depends on what you’re looking for in an energy tariff for your new home. Let’s take a look at some of the plans on offer so you can decide which would be the best one for you.

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This is the brand’s best-selling fixed-term contract with 100% renewable electricity. It lasts for 12 months and unlike many other fixed-term deals on the market, you’re not charged an early exit fee if you switch to a new supplier during your contract. 

If you’re happy to manage your account online, you can make significant savings with this plan.

E.ON Next Climate+

An extra eco-friendly tariff, this also offers 100% renewable electricity <i>and</i> carbon-offset gas. As an added bonus, E.On will plant 5 trees a year for every year you stay on this tariff.

E.ON Next 2 years

This is a good option for those who want to keep their energy costs locked in for longer. So you can rest assured that rises in wholesale energy costs won’t affect how much you pay.

E.ON Next Drive

This is a tariff exclusively for customers with electric vehicles. Charging your car will cost only 4p per kWh between midnight and 4am. You’ll also get you’ll get a bonus of 850 miles (around £30) when you sign up.

Signing up to a new energy plan when you move house can result in significant savings. So make sure you sign up to a new plan as close to your moving day as possible. 

A Simple Guide You Should Keep in Mind When Moving House

Moving to a new home, while very exciting, can tax even the most organised mind. No matter how well prepared you think you are, there’s always something that slips through the net. Of course, we’re here to ensure that your move itself goes as smoothly as possible. But getting your belongings from your old home to your new place is just one piece of a very complicated puzzle. We’re here to help you put some of the other pieces together in this simple guide to everything you should keep in mind when moving…

A Simple Guide You Should Keep in Mind When Moving House

Get your energy plan set up as soon as you can!

Switching energy tariff may not seem like a high priority for you when moving. But as the team at Switch-Plan will tell you, it’s extremely important when moving house. When you move into your new home, you’re automatically put on a “deemed contract” with the previous occupant’s supplier. This usually defaults to the supplier’s standard variable tariff. This is usually the most expensive tariff they offer. The sooner you switch suppliers and plans, the more you’ll save on energy in your new home. It’s also essential to take meter readings on the day you move in and report them ASAP. So you’re not charged for any energy you haven’t used.

Contact your local council

Informing your local council of your move is important for everything from ensuring that your council tax is billed accurately to being able to register to vote. You should do this as soon as you can after moving.

Update your insurance and driving license

If, Heaven forbid, you’re involved in a car accident while moving, your insurance could be invalidated if the address on your policy doesn’t match your current address. Update your insurance policies for your car and life insurance. You’ll also need to take out new buildings and contents insurance policies for your new property. 

Register with local healthcare services

You want to ensure that your health, and that of your family, is well protected. So you should be sure to register with your local GP’s surgery and dentist as soon as possible. Don’t leave it until you need their services as there may be a substantial waiting list in your area, especially for NHS dentistry.  

Redirect your post

Finally, the last thing you need is for an important letter or package to get lost in the shuffle while you’re moving. Fortunately, Royal Mail has an affordable redirection service that will ensure nothing slips through the net. You just need to provide at least 5 working days’ notice of the date you want the service to start.

F Smith and Son A Covid Safe Mover – What We Are Doing

Our 10 Step Guide on Social Distancing and what our company are doing in keeping safe.


1. Staff complete a daily self-declaration confirming that they haven’t had and don’t have any symptoms of coronavirus and that they understand and agree to adhere to “COVID-19 social distancing best practice procedures”.

2. Staff who are unwell with symptoms of Coronavirus must not present themselves for work or, in the event that they do, they will be sent home.

3. Vehicle cabs (frequently touched areas such as the steering wheel, gear knob, handbrake, seat belts and door handles etc.) and load areas, together with all equipment, are deep cleaned daily.

4. Vehicle blankets (woollen and/or paper) and webs are being changed regularity and then left for a period of 72 hours before being reused.

5. Start times of our staff are staggered to minimise the number of staff present at the beginning and end of each shift pattern.

6. Wellness checks are carried out at the start of each day, to include temperature readings being taken/reported each morning.

7. Staff are instructed to wash their hands thoroughly on an hourly basis and frequently sanitise the work gloves. Where this is not possible, staff are directed to use alcohol hand sanitised regularly throughout the day.

8. PPE has been provided to staff members and include items from the following list;

  • a. Disposable Facemasks or similar (eg washable nose/mouth protection item)
  • b. Face Visor
  • c. Work Gloves

9. No more than 2 staff are to travel in the cab of the vehicle at any one-time, additional staff members will travel separately to/from site.

10. Our staff are instructed to maintain social distancing measures as far as is possible when working and will avoid passing in restricted spaces such as hallways, staircases, landings and also to wait for the co-worker to leave vehicle load area before entering where possible.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact our team on  020 8688 7063 or email on If you are interesting in using us for your next house or office removal simply fill out our online quote form @

Moving To Europe With F Smith And Son Removals

Thinking about moving to Europe? F Smith And Son is exactly what you need.

We provide services for clients who are moving to Europe. We are specialists in the provision of reliable and personal european removals service. With experience that run for over 75 years, we guarantee high standards and 1st class for our clients.


Removals to France

We possess the relevant knowledge required for a professional removals company. We use modern equipment while moving you to Europe. We can handle your goods with care with the help of our experienced staff. They undergo training equipping them with moving techniques that are needed to ensure that we provide you with topnotch services.

We work with the Federation of European Movers Association (FEDEMAC) and British Association of Removers (BAR) thereby ensuring that we have a huge network of professional moving companies. This network is of over 4000 companies. They provide resources for us that are helpful and critical when it comes to your movement.

European Relocation Services

At F Smith And Son, we also provide you with complimentary services. These include packing materials that are critical when you are packing your goods. They can help you fit all your goods into the packing materials. We also provide professional packing services that are well priced. Here, our team of experts or agents will visit your property to prepare for the removal of your goods. This is quite helpful during situations where you find you may have trouble packing yourself. We offer either part or full packing depending on your needs. Usually, this service is carried out by our team the day before you move. Where you feel unpacking will be stressful for you after you have moved, we at F Smith And Son can do it for you. We will help you and your family settle into your new home quickly.

Whether you are moving with the full contents of your house or you are travelling with a relatively small consignment, we have services and vehicles that will help with this. We and our agents travel to Europe’s popular locations every week.

F Smith and Son have weekly Part Load removals to France, Spain, Italy & Germany

You need to provide us with information about the location and property that you are moving to for proper planning. Information such as whether the place within rural or urban setup can help in the planning process. The parking and accessibility of your new property also need to be concise to us to find out whether a large vehicle can be parked.

Transhipping can occur where the accessibility to your house is tricky. Here, the main vehicle is parked close to your new property. A smaller vehicle is then used to ferrying your goods to your property. External elevators can be used in other instances where goods cannot go through lifts. Such goods are then delivered over a balcony or through a window.

There is no need for you to have a hard time while moving. At F Smith And Son, we dedicate ourselves to the high standards when it comes to moving you to Europe. If you are moving to Europe, you should contact us for an estimate. Visit us today at for more information.

Overseas relocation with FSmith and Son Removals

Moving To A Foreign Location? Get First Class Overseas Relocation With F Smith and Son Removals

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It can be stressful to relocate to a new and foreign area. This is mostly because of the logistics involved in transferring possessions over long distances. However, you can have a stress-free relocation process to your destination of choice by entrusting the logistics of moving with FSmith and Son Removals. This is because we have a wealth of experience in handling overseas relocation. please see

This post will discuss the reasons why you should hire us to handle your international relocation.

We are a licensed company that is authorised to offer relocation services on behalf of clients all over the globe. When dealing with a licensed company, you can be sure that your goods are in safe hands. Additionally, we are members of different professional organisations in the moving industry. As members of these organisations, we are committed to offering the best standards of customer service while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and efficiency.

On requesting for overseas relocation with FSmith and Son Removals, our highly trained and skilled relocation staff will assess the goods that you want relocated, wrap and package them and collect them for shipping. On arriving at their new destination, we will handle all customs clearances, deliver and then unpack your goods. We will also reinstate any items that may have been dismantled for shipping purposes to their original condition.

To ensure that you have peace of mind, we are fully insured. This means that we take the utmost care to ensure that your goods do not get damaged while they are in transit. However, in case there is a rare occurrence of an accident or damage to your possessions, we are fully insured thus you can get compensation.

We are very versatile and have the capability to handle any size of furniture that you may want relocated. To us, the customer is king. Whether you want to move a few items or your entire possessions, you can rely on us to get them where you want on time and in perfect condition.

We also offer a wide range of services. Whether you are seeking to relocate your business or residential possessions, we are equal to the task. We have very friendly and affordable relocation packages designed to help you make maximum savings when moving to a new location. When we ship goods to a new location, we usually entrust them to trustworthy bonded agents before you claim them.

On choosing us, your goods can be shipped to the desired international location either by sea or air. If you want your possessions to arrive quickly, you can choose to use our premium air relocation services. The cost of shipping by air usually depends on the weight and size of the items being moved. If you are not in a big hurry, we can ship your possessions using sea freight services. Shipping by sea is slower but it can save you huge bucks. If you are seeking to budget for oversea’s relocation with FSmith Removals, we offer free quotations to prospective clients.

Over the years, we have built a reputation for offering first class relocation services to our clients. On request, we can provide verifiable references from many happy past clients. If you are seeking to relocate internationally, you should not fret or stress. We got you! Contact F Smith and Son Removals through for guaranteed high quality relocation services.


Respected Company F Smith Removals Members Of Checkatrade

F Smith and Son Removals, which is a respected removal specialist from Croydon has successfully become a member of Checkatrade.


Checkatrade is a trusted membership service for tradespeople and trade services that provides guarantees to the community regarding the trustworthiness and quality of its members.

Hence, this article will focus on why F Smith Removals decided to gain membership of Checkatrade, and what this may mean for the removal business in the future.checkatrade certificate

Checkatrade is an industry leader in providing consumers with unbiased and accurate information about trade services in their area. The membership service is exclusively available only to services that go through a rigorous application process which includes everything from detailed interviews and inspections to ensure that the business is not only trustworthy but market leading in the services that they provide. From there, the organisation is able to aggregate real-life testimonials from past customers so that an accurate appraisal of the trade business can be accessed.

F Smith and Son Removals has been operating in England ever since the 1930s. Since then, the company has evolved to become a trusted institution not only in England, but also abroad. The company started off by providing local removals to the community and now offers a vast range of different services that include international removals and commercial relocation and storage.

After an extensive application process, Checkatrade approved F Smith Removals for membership of their organisation. Considering the excellent reputation that the removal company has throughout England and Europe, it came as no surprise to many past customers that the business would easily gain membership of such an organisation.

Currently, F Smith Removals has a perfect ten out of ten rating on the Checkatrade platform. The perfect score is based on verified reviews of past clients and is evidence of the fact that the platform is unbiased and committed to providing an accurate representation of its members. Very few removal companies are able to come close to a perfect score, hence, this is further proof of just how much of a high-quality service F Smith Removals has grown to become.

Moving forward, F Smith Removals is looking to further improve upon all of the highly rated services that it provides. One of the most defining factors as to why the business has been able to gain such a stellar reputation is cemented in the fact that it can provide the most basic or most complex service at an industry-leading standard.

A quick look at the F Smith website showcases that it can still provide small, local removal services to individuals and families. At the same time, large-scale international removals which involve complex logistical planning such as air and sea shipment are also available. Regardless of the service, the testimonials showcase that the company is able to provide clients with a quality service that is always consistent.

The fact that F Smith and Son has successfully become a member of Checkatrade has further cemented the fact that it is one of the leading removal specialists throughout the area. Anyone looking for verified and trusted removal services should seriously consider using F Smith and Son in the future.

Pros and Cons When Moving Commercial Business Premises

There are various considerations to take into account when moving a commercial business.


The most significant one is how this can work to your advantage. When contemplating business relocation, you need to weight all the drawbacks along with the options. Moving a business is challenging requiring planning and organisation, but sometimes even that is not necessary if you use a professional commercial moving company . This article will provide information on the different pros and cons to relocating commercial business premises.

What Are The Benefits To Relocating Your Commercial Company?

#1: Increased Access To Customers

If you face a business opportunity where you know relocation to a new environment will benefit you financially and professionally, then the relocation would be the best option. Moving to the new location where the company’s specific industry is growing means you can expand earnings, improve sales, and hire experienced staff that knows their way around the sector.

#2: Reduced Operating Costs

One of the primary reasons why many companies choose to relocate is to reduce their operating costs. If you are struggling to maintain operating costs, moving the business to a cheaper location can be beneficial. However, choosing a cheap site to be the base of operations can also be counterproductive; therefore, it is essential that you plan ahead and ensure you receive the best deal.

#3: Better Space

When a business grows quickly, it can be challenging to manage steady, stable and clean production. Crowded spaces reduce the level of work productivity, and the best means of dealing with this issue is relocation. Moving a business to a larger space can improve work quality and work enjoyment for the staff. You will be surprised by the results you can achieve from employees by merely relocating to a new site.

What Are The Cons To Relocating Your Commercial Company?

#1: Disruption In Production

One of the greatest, if not the most significant, drawback to company relocation is the downtime in operation. The moving process is not simple; therefore, you need to consider the amount of time and money invested in the relocation. This is a well-known fact for all seasonal-based companies where losing specific months in the year can result in loss of clients and overall income.

#2: The Cost Of Moving

There is much to be done when moving from one site to another ranging from packing and storing, to the transportation of the company’s inventory. You can consider renting self storage facilities, but these solutions are costly and are an additional cost to setting up the new office space. You must also consider how much time will be spent on finishing the relocation including renovation and decoration of the area. No move is simple, although people like to consider business relocation as merely moving one box from here to there.

#3: Adapting The New Area

As is mentioned above, the renovation of a new space to meet your needs can be challenging. Preparation of all items to meet the business’ requirements takes time as you need to test the product process. Moreover, some landlords do not allow large changes to the space, so you may need to find alternative solutions which could impact the working quality of the company.

Business relocation can be complicated, but it sometimes necessary for business development and growth. Using the information above, you can determine if using a commercial relocation company London is suitable for your needs.

Hiring A Van And Man Vs. A Removal Company – Which Is Best?


At first glance, hiring a van and man to help you move may seem to be the least expensive option. However, there are many logistics and factors involved with moving house and choosing a professional removal company can be of far greater value in the long run.

1. The Man

A van and man move will probably mean that you will need to do most of the heavy lifting yourself or ask for the help of friends and relatives. This puts you and others at risk of injury. Alternatively, you can employ a couple of day labourers to assist you. However, the cost of the additional labour can often make a professional move less expensive.

2. The Van

A man and his van cannot account for the size of your move and it may mean several trips to get you relocated. A moving company on the other hand will provide a removal truck of sufficient size to move your entire household contents in one convenient trip.

3. Expertise

The man with his van will probably not be able to provide you with the skill and experience to ensure that you belongings are relocated safely, securely and without damage. Expert removals know how to move your goods (including sensitive electronics, appliances and fragile goods) to minimise the risk of damage. A little additional short term insurance can cover you in the case of loss, damage or theft of your goods while being moved.

Your professional removal company will also provide all the tools, equipment and materials necessary for a safe and secure move.

4. Convenience

As mentioned above, a professional moving company can provide the convenience of a relocation in one trip. You can also rely on the convenience of knowing that your reliable removal experts will arrive on time and get you and your belongings to your destination without fuss and hassle.

5. Planning

You can provide your removal company with a floor plan of your existing home and the layout of where you plan to place furniture and other items at your new address. This planning phase can minimize the time taken to move you as well as ensure that you have minimal adjustments to make before you are settled.

6. Additional Services

Your man and van cannot provide you with the additional services that you may need for a successful move. Professional movers can provide you with storage, house cleaning, packing and unpacking services if necessary.

7. Stress

Did you know that moving is considered to be as stressful, if not more, than going through a divorce or dealing with the death of a loved one? A professional removal company will remove all the stress associated with moving house from start to finish.

8. The Cost

Cost is almost always the deciding factor when selecting between a man and his van or a professional removal company. However, the cost should always be relative to the value that you receive. You will always receive far more value for your money when you choose expert movers over a man and his van.