Moving house is a huge undertaking and one that you need to prepare properly for if you are thinking of relocating in the near future.

There’s nothing worse than having to do everything at the last minute and you’re sure to forget all sorts of things if you don’t pack everything up well in advance of the move, making an already stressful experience a lot harder unnecessarily.

You also need to make sure that you pick your choice of removals company very wisely, or you could find yourself with broken, lost or missing items.

New research from Direct Line Home Insurance, reported on by This is Money, has just revealed that four million possessions have been either lost, damaged or stolen while moving home in the last year, highlighting just how important it is to research your chosen firm carefully and make sure they’re fully qualified and experienced to do the job.

Commenting on the findings, director-general of the British Association of Removers Ian Studd said: “With a professional removals company, the work is carried out by fully trained and qualified personnel. You can be assured they will have accounted for all necessary time limits, such as needing to vacate the property by a given deadline to comply with contractual requirements.”

When choosing a removal company, always get at least three quotes so you can compare prices - but remember that the cheapest isn’t always necessarily the best. Also make sure that your chosen firm explains their charges properly so you know what you’re getting and what you’re paying for.

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