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Crate Hire Solutions: Safeguarding London Moves with Safe Removals

Posted on February 20, 2024 by Safe Removals
Crate Hire Solutions: Safeguarding London Moves with Safe Removals

Moving home comes with many challenges to navigate. One issue that happens too often is damage occurring during packing or transit. That’s due to people placing discounted prices for the moving company over the level of customer service. Is there a way to safeguard your belongings at every stage?

The answer is adding moving crates. Safe Removals has a dedicated add-on you can incorporate into your removal service. This adds another layer of protection to valuables or delicate items with a robust crate. This blog will cover everything you must know to avoid breakages when moving to or from London.

Contents

  • The Importance of Safeguarding Possessions During Moves
  • Domestic Removals Crate Hire in London
  • Packing Hacks: Ensuring Safe Transportation
  • Safe Removals’ Crate Hire Solutions
  • Case Study – Moving Home in London
  • Use These Best Practices for a Successful Relocation

The Importance of Safeguarding Possessions During Moves

Protecting your possessions during each phase of your relocation is a high priority for most people. However, there’s also a need to balance the books, so you might consider looking at the cheapest price when booking a relocation.

Sometimes, this works in your favour, and you get a rock-bottom deal without complications. The other side of the coin is issues ranging from poor overall performance from the moving company to extensive damage occurring.

Essentially, you will rate your items to identify their value and replaceability. Suppose you have things that are easy to replace and have the correct insurance. In that case, it’s possible to prioritise a bargain over service delivery. Conversely, if you have art, antiques, heirlooms, and similarly expensive trinkets, you’d be taking a massive risk by doing so.

So, what’s the answer to this problem? We believe the most effective solution is a moving crate. Instead of a moving box, these durable plastic containers provide the ultimate internal and external protection. You’ll reduce common risks and damages during moves while aligning proper packing and secure transportation practices.

Domestic Removals Crate Hire in London

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what moving crates are regarding their specs and an example of how someone might use them when moving. Safe Removals offers a comprehensive Crate Hire service covering all areas of London.

  1. Extensive Experience: Serving London since 2004, Safe Removals is experienced in providing crate hire services for domestic and commercial purposes.
  2. Variety of Crates: Crates of every shape and size are available for any purpose and quantity.
  3. Convenience: Crates can be delivered before the move, and a crate collection service is provided afterwards.
  4. Bespoke Crates: Specialised crates can be created for unique or fragile items, ensuring safe transport.
  5. Additional Packing Services: Packing service is available upon request, providing added convenience for customers.
  6. Secure Storage Options: Short- or long-term commercial storage is available for items not immediately required.
  7. Equipment and Tools: every Safe Removals van comes equipped with wheeled carriers, blankets, rope ties, and boxes to ensure safe and secure transportation.
  8. Optional Accessories: Accessories such as bubble bags/wrap, antistatic packaging, security seals, and colour tags are provided as required.
  9. Competitive Pricing: Safe Removals offers London’s best value crate hire with unbeatable prices and transparent quotations.

Even from these general points, it’s easy to see the benefits of using an industry-standard moving crate. And by working with Safe Removals, we can make custom sizes to ensure we protect your items.

Packing Hacks: Ensuring Safe Transportation

There are two ways to approach packing – DIY or get the pros to do it, and this is mainly down to what works for you. We would naturally suggest adding packing to your removal service, but we know this won’t suit everyone.

That’s why we offer a crate delivery option, which entails transporting the empty crates to you to pack. Additionally, we can do a mix-and-match where we drop the crates off and then come back to pack later.

This is ideal for anyone who wants to pack non-essentials early, with another option of using storage to stagger the packing. You can read our previous blog with general packing tips. Still, we suggest discussing this with our expert movers to form a plan, even if you’re doing this task yourself.

If you have fragile items, we suggest putting them on one side to avoid collisions during transit. They go into the moving van last, so they’re the first box or crate out when unloading.

Also, always use proper labelling to know precisely what’s in each container or packing crate. We’ll help you create an inventory, or you can download an app that keeps everything organised and allows you to check.

Safe Removals’ Crate Hire Solutions

We offer a complete crate hire service covering all areas of London, providing crates of every shape and size for any purpose and quantity. Specialised crates can also be created for unique or fragile items, ensuring comprehensive protection for all belongings.

Convenient and Flexible Solutions

  • Crates can be conveniently delivered before the move, with an optional packing service available for convenience.
  • After the move, Safe Removals provides a crate collection service, ensuring a hassle-free customer experience.
  • Secure short or long-term commercial storage is also available for items not immediately required, offering flexibility to customers.

Professionalism and Quality Assurance

  • Safe Removals’ teams are equipped with the necessary tools and equipment for safe transportation, ensuring the secure handling of belongings.
  • Additional accessories such as bubble bags/wrap, antistatic packaging, security seals, and colour tags are provided as required, enhancing the safety of items during transit.
  • With over 20 years of experience serving London since 2004, Safe Removals ensures reliability and quality service to its customers.

Case Study – Moving Home in London

Imagine you’re moving to a new home in London. Safe Removals’ crate hire service offers tailored solutions to meet your household relocation needs:

Tailored Solutions

Whether packing your entire household or selecting items, Safe Removals provides crates of various sizes to accommodate belongings. Specialised crates ensure secure packing for furniture, electronics, artwork, and fragile items.

Convenience at Every Step

Safe Removals delivers hired crates to your doorstep before the move, allowing ample time for packing at your own pace. Optional packing services are available for efficient and safe packing.

Peace of Mind

With Safe Removals’ expertise and professionalism, you can trust belongings to be handled carefully. Equipped with the necessary tools and accessories, their teams ensure secure transportation. The crate collection service saves time and effort after the move.

Flexible Storage Options

Safe Removals offers secure short or long-term storage solutions for items not immediately needed in your new home, ensuring their safety until required.

Choosing Safe Removals’ crate hire service for household relocation ensures a smooth and stress-free moving experience, with possessions safeguarded at every step.

Use These Best Practices for a Successful Relocation

While all removal jobs differ, there are some practical steps you can take to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience. Starting early, organising tasks, managing contacts, addressing local obligations, and checking parking restrictions are essential steps toward a successful move.

Start Early

Begin your relocation journey today, as early planning is key to a successful move. Utilise a moving checklist as your relocation blueprint, tailoring it to suit your circumstances.

Create a Timeline

Print or create a digital blank calendar to map out your relocation timeline. Allocate tasks and set deadlines for each day and week, breaking larger tasks into manageable chunks to ensure timely completion.

Manage Contacts

List all your contacts with personal details, as you must inform them of your departure date. Remember to contact your gas and electric providers to provide meter readings for initial contact and upon exiting the property.

End Local Obligations

Contact your local authority to end your council tax obligations, as failure to do so can result in colourful demand letters for outstanding payments until resolved.

Check Parking Restrictions

Check for parking and loading restrictions in your current and new streets, particularly in London, where many areas have restrictions. If you book with us, our team checks this in advance and guides you at every stage.

The Ultimate Level of Protection when Moving in London with Moving Crates

Let’s recap the importance of safeguarding possessions during moves. The primary concern here is reducing issues with damage or breakages, specifically for expensive or potentially impossible to replace. The only way to safeguard valuables is by using a moving crate.

Moreover, Safe Removals can assist with packing crates and other items and custom crates for unique or oddly shaped objects. Crate hire has many benefits, especially when you book your move with us.

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