Are you moving house, relocating abroad or have a teen in the house that will soon be off to Uni? Do NOT do a thing until you’ve read this!
All girls all over the world! I like to move it, move it. You like to move it, move it… Well, apparently not actually. According to recent research we really don’t like to move it. In fact, we find moving house more stressful than a newborn baby or even divorce. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
We asked Fred Delahaye, President and Founder of Go Group – one of the top removal experts in the UK, who happen to have their state-of-the-art warehouse right here in Kent – everything we need to know about taking the stress out of removals.
Whether you’re planning on a house move up the road, relocating abroad or have a teen in the house that will soon be off to Uni – do NOT do a thing until you’ve read this! Here are Fred’s 5 TOP TIPS to consider first.
1. GO FOR BESPOKE
A good removal company will be able to cater for all your needs whether you are moving around the corner or across the world and whether you are moving into your first apartment or relocating a family of six. Fred, founder of Go Group says: ‘We offer every option from a simple “van and man” service through to the bespoke Platinum “white glove” moving service tailormade to your specifications.’
According to Fred, a house full of precious furniture can be moved across the world (fast or slowly – depending on your needs and budget). But equally if you’re moving just a few boxes and a bike on an extended business trip – that’s an option available to you too, if you choose the right removals team.
2. GET A RELIABLE SURVEY
The world’s a funny place to move around right now so, to avoid delays and stay safe, an increasing number of removal specialists are offering online Video Surveys.
‘No two moves are the same,’ says Fred, ‘so it’s important to us to guide you every step of the way. For flexibility our team provides video surveys so you can book a time to suit your schedule no matter where you are in the world. We offer this service free to all movers.’ Find out more about the FREE video survey here.
3. STATE OF THE ART STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Got a wine – or shoe – collection that is your pride and joy? Then you’ll want to know about the secure storage facilities that are available for anything from a pair of shoes, to a wine collection or vintage cars to full size shipping containers.
Fred says: ‘Our secure and flexible storage service is for anyone wanting to store anything of any size for any length of time. Temperature controlled storage is available for safe storage of art, antiques and clothing, should you need it.’
4. THE BIG STRESS SAVER
A big part of the pressure of a move comes from the sheer multitude of things you have to do before and after moving day. One of those tasks is informing relevant parties of your change of address, but who exactly do you need to contact? Remembering everyone is a headache at the best of times, but when you’re in the middle of a move…? Then, there’s setting up the WiFi before the kids have a meltdown…
Fred explains: ‘We offer a new FREE service to all of our UK moving customers, called Go Connect. You can reclaim your time, while we take care of the change over and registration of all your utility bills and council tax. Plus we’ll even ensure that you are connected from day one with phone, TV and Wi-Fi.’ You can save yourself up to 5 HOURS of tedious admin!
5. STUDENTS SORTED
Did you know there are even moving packages available that are perfectly designed for university students who are moving into or out of accommodation? ‘With the Go Student package you can have help packing up your belongings,’ explains Fred. ‘If you can’t be there for packing, one of our on-site advisors will FaceTime you to confirm what needs to be packed.’
Need affordable furniture in your room fast? No problemo! Go Group frequently get asked to source Ikea flat pack desks and shelves and then put them together for the students in their accommodation.
‘We can also organise your parcels to be delivered to us and then we can deliver everything together once your accommodation is ready,’ adds Fred. ‘Plus we provide storage for any length of time – this can be when you are moving in or out or even in-between.’ Oh and they offer a Student Discount too. Sorted!