Why do I need a removals company?

What is a removals company?

A removals company are responsible for transporting your belongings, packing them securely into boxes or containers, storing them in their warehouse and then delivering the items to your new home. AB Castle is an example of a removals company.

You can either book a firm to do all of these things separately – known as ‘just-in-time’ hire – or you can use their full service which will start with taking down your mirrors and pictures before they pack everything up.

It’s worth noting that there are several factors that may make it much more difficult if not impossible to find suitable packing material for some types of possessions – think tins of paint, teddy bears, anything made from glass or porcelain. Removals companies are also not short on liability should something go wrong during the move and this includes if they accidentally damage something of yours.

Why you might need one?

There are many reasons you might need a removals company. If you have decided to make a more permanent move from one place to another, finding the right removals company is absolutely essential for success.

Here are three things everyone should know before hiring one.

– You don’t want to deal with all of your possessions on your own. This is especially true if you are moving abroad.

– Your family might be too old or young to move everything by themselves, requiring at least two people – one driver, one mover – which means that the costs will rise dramatically if you don’t hire help.

– You might not have enough time to do it yourself, leaving you in charge of working long hours instead!

How to find the right one for you

There are many reasons someone might want to move homes. If you need help, ask yourself whether you’re willing to hire a removals company or not, and who may be able to help you find the right one for your needs.

It’s worth knowing that there are lots of different things to keep in mind before hiring a removals company. Anyone who has moved make use of their unique talents, but it certainly takes time and effort! But it all depends on what type of service is desired. If a person does not want or cannot provide these services then they should focus on finding the appropriate removal company for their needs.

Another thing you should look for is where the company is based. You need to find a removals company relatively close to you. This is so the company does not charge you for extra mileage on top of what they are all ready doing. For example, AB Castle do removals in Sheffield and surrounding areas.

Questions you can ask before hiring a company

As with anything, when hiring a removals company, you will have questions to ask. The friendly customer service teams at the removals company will be happy to answer all of your questions.

If you are looking for more information on a company you can ask some questions like:

– What does your pricing model look like?

– How many removalists do you have on your team?

– Do you offer any discounts for previous customers?

– What are the company hours of operation?

These questions will give you a brief overview on how the company works and the hours they work as well as how much it is likely to cost you.

Things to look out for when choosing a removals company

It’s worth considering the type of service you are looking for before hiring a removals company. The type of service that will suit your needs is determined by the number of helpers you have available, or your willingness to do it yourself. You’ll also want to consider their liability insurance, hours of operation, and pricing model if you’re considering hiring them for just-in-time hire.

Hiring your removals company and what happens next

Once you have decided on where your moving to and the date you are moving, its time to ring a removals company. It may be a good idea to ring a 2 or more removals companies in your area. This is so you can get an idea of the service they are each offering, making it an easier choice for your move. As well as this, you can get different quotes from each different company which means you can get the cheapest option in your town.

Once you have contacted the removals company, they will need to agree on the date as they may already have a job booked in on that day. However, once a date is agreed they may ask for deposit and then you would pay the rest after the job is complete. On the other hand you can pay them on the day after the job is done. This is entirely up to the company you have chosen.

On moving day your hired removalists should arrive nice and early to begin your job. They will pack everything into their van and may even pack things down, depending on what service you have chosen.


Removals companies are an excellent option for people who don’t have the time or resources to move themselves. They come in different packages which offer different services, so it’s important that you do your research before hiring one!

We’ve given you some tips on how to find the right removals company for your needs – but if all of this sounds too daunting, let us know. Our team is ready and waiting to help you with your move. If your in Sheffield or surrounding areas then AB Castle can meet your needs. Contact us today if you are wanting to move.

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For professional removals and storage, please contact AB Castle Removals & Storage using the details provided on this page.

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