LONG DISTANCE MOVE
When moving further afield, our crews undertake removals over a period of days.
In most cases, a long distance move will involve the next-day delivery of goods to a new home.
We suggest that our clients book a hotel, local to their new home. By the time that the old home is clear and the home- mover has made the journey to their new home, it can often be late in the day. By the time that keys are collected and access to the new home is granted, the idea of then unloading can be a daunting one.
We arrange delivery for the next morning after a good night’s sleep and place your goods in a calm manner, without the rush and stress of completion day. For those with pets, or small children; a night at a hotel might not be practical. In this case, we can arrange to deliver your beds the same day, with the rest to follow in the morning.
Our clients, Jeff and Kim moved from a 4 bedroom house in Grays to Gosport in Hampshire. Following survey, we estimated that their possessions would fill an 18 ton truck. With contents including a bespoke 4 seater chesterfield sofa, a vast collection of books, over thirty flower-pots and several large workshop tools, we understood that the removal could not be rushed.
Whilst some Companies claimed that they could undertake the move in one day, we prepared a quotation over two days. On completion day, our 4 man crew arrived at 8:30am and after a brief introduction started to clear the upstairs’ contents. As each room was cleared, Jeff followed the crew with the hoover. Downstairs followed suit, and by 11:15am, the whole household had been cleared and safely loaded onto our truck.
The garage and garden contents were removed and secured on the back of the truck. By 12:30pm, the property was totally clear and our clients were ready to make the journey to Hampshire.
Our truck returned to our secure depot in Pipps HIll, where it was parked securely our warehouse overnight. Jeff and Kim arrived in Gosport at 3:30pm to be told that the completion had not yet gone through due to a fault somewhere in their chain. At 5:30pm, a special license had been approved for access to their new home, but they were told that they couldn’t collect the keys until the morning.
Whilst the other parties in their chain faced additional charges for emergency storage and re-delivery, our clients’ schedule would continue without hitch or compromise.
Exhausted, the couple retired to their nearby hotel for meal followed by a peaceful night’s sleep. Our crew left Essex at 6am the following day and arrived in Gosport at 9:30am to be met my relaxed and well-rested customers. By 1pm, the truck was unloaded and all goods had been placed in the correct rooms ready to be unpacked and put away.