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Finding an Award Winning Southampton Removalist

Southampton Removalist. Whether you are moving to the next street, a new town or to another country, such as Australia, Germany or America, finding the right Southampton removalist is paramount to the day running smoothly.

White & Company have been based in Southampton for over 145 years and can provide a full removals and storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide for a local move, anywhere in the UK, Europe or to an international destination.

White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Hillsons Road,
Botley,
Southampton.
SO30 2DY

Tel: 01489 858 027 for a free moving quote

E: hq@whiteandcompany.co.uk
www.whiteandcompany.co.uk

Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

The process of finding a good Southampton removalist can seem daunting but here are some useful tips on appointing a reliable removals company:

Use an accredited Southampton Removalist

There is a whole host of companies ranging from the man with a van, to much larger nationwide removals companies. It is advisable to always choose a company who is a member of BAR (The British Association of Removers).

Choosing a BAR Member will ensure your move goes smoothly and you will have the added peace of mind that comes from using a reputable, professional and safe remover. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong, you will have someone to turn to. A BAR member is easily recognised by their membership badge, when choosing a removalist, check that they have this badge displayed on their website and all documentation.

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Get a written quotation from your Southampton removalist

Approach companies that can send a trained professional to your home to provide a consultation in order to assess as accurately as possible the following:

• The volume of goods to be moved.

• The access to the property and to ascertain things like how many flights of stairs there are inside the home etc.

• If there are any particularly difficult items such as antiques, large mirrors, pianos or other things needing special attention.

• How many things you will want to be professionally packed and whether packing materials are required.

Once this consultation has been carried out, they will supply a written quotation. This is a fixed price that can’t be changed once accepted by the customer and will hold true even if it means more work than was first anticipated. A quotation should always outline exactly what is covered and anything subject to additional charges, so you will know exactly what the bottom line will be. Once you have your written quotation, make sure that you check it carefully before proceeding.

White & Company can arrange a no obligation home visit during which we will explain the process and provide you with an itemised quote: hq@whiteandcompany.co.uk

Tips on packing before moving day

Ideally you will have decided to get your removalist to take care of the packing. However, if you decide to pack yourself, here are some helpful tips to ensure everything runs smoothly:

It really helps protect your possessions if you use good quality packing materials. Ideally you should order packing material well in advance, you are likely to need the following:

• Boxes – (aim for a good assortment of sized boxes including some heavy duty boxes and wardrobe boxes).
• Packing tape
• Old newspapers
• Bubble wrap
• Stretch wrap for furniture
• Labels
• Marker pens

White & Company can offer everything you need for self-packing, contact your local branch for more details: hq@whiteandcompany.co.uk

Start the packing process early; it always takes much longer than you think. As a guide, allow two months for larger houses and one month for smaller homes.

Pack one room at a time, starting with the rooms you least use. Make sure you list what is in each box and label to tell the movers where it should go on arrival. Pack heavy things at the bottom and fragile items on top, using plenty of packing materials. Do not exceed a weight of 13 kilograms per box or you may cause injury when lifting them, remember to pack light items in larger boxes and heavy things in small boxes.

Always pack a box of essentials to take with you in the car; this should include tea, coffee, milk, kettle and mugs. Some snacks, a can opener and some eating utensils. Some basic tools and a first aid kit along with any necessary instruction manuals for the appliances you are moving. It is also wise to carry on your person any medication you may need.

About Southampton & Southampton Removalist

This southern city is close to London, it has good schools, plenty of open spaces, maritime connections and the property prices are very reasonable! Southampton is spoilt for cultural attractions as well, Southampton City Art Gallery and the Harbour Lights arthouse cinema are both worth a visit. Pop along to Oxford Street for good bars and restaurants or London Road for the younger student scene.

Once you have arrived at your new home in Southampton you may find the following information useful:

Schools in Southampton & Southampton Removalist

Heathfield Junior School – www.heathfieldschoolspartnership.org/
Valentine Infant School – www.valentineprimary.co.uk/
Itchen College – www.itchen.ac.uk/

Leisure in Southampton

Chamberlayne Leisure Centre – http://activenation.org.uk/venues/chamberlayne-leisure-centre/
St Marys Leisure Centre – http://www.solent.ac.uk/sport/facilities/st-marys-leisure-centre.aspx
The Quays Swimming & Diving Complex – http://activenation.org.uk/venues/the-quays-swimming-diving-complex/

Local vet in Southampton

Christopher Carter Veterinary Surgery – http://www.christophercartervets.co.uk/
Companion Care Vets Southampton – http://www.companioncare.co.uk/

Local doctor in Southampton

St Mary’s Surgery – http://www.stmaryssurgery.nhs.uk/
Walnut Tree Surgery – http://www.walnuttreesurgery.nhs.uk/
Mulberry House Surgery – http://www.mulberryhousesurgery.nhs.uk/

Local dentist Southampton

Hampshire Dentists – http://www.hampshiredentists.com/
Portland Street Dental Care – http://www.portlandstreetdental.co.uk/
Ferry Dental Centre Southampton – http://ferrydental.co.uk/

Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.

If you are moving away from Southampton and looking at moving overseas.

White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists in the 2017 competition.

 Southampton removalist Winner 2016 Overseas Remover of The Year

Currency Exchange

When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange

Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.

White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations

Bedford
London
Bournemouth
Dunfermline
Farnborough
Forres
Guernsey
Harrogate-York
Jersey
Knaresborough
Lancaster
Leeds-Bradford
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Southampton
Telford
Winchester

Opening Times:
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Sun Closed

 

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