Southwest freight and logistics strategies are focused on providing services that save our customers time and money. Our services are based on simple processing methods and package services, where everything is included for your relocation, even unexpected circumstances. This is our policy, and our standard of prioritising efficient package services to take account of all eventualities and risk factors, to minimise all costs, while maintaining the highest level of white-glove services. This approach is our trademark and is based on transparency and flexibility. We’d like to think our moving service is helping you progress.
The following advice is based on years of experience, and also is the basis of our terms and conditions. Start with one room, and work one room at a time. The kitchen is the best place to start, with everything fitted into boxes and labelled, for example: Kitchen/fragile. Start packing all small items before everything else. The size of boxes is also very important, as oversized and heavy boxes are never practical and can cause serious accidents. You can avoid this by using the same size boxes and secure them with heavy-duty tape to make sure they are properly sealed. Bubble wrap is a must to protect all fragile items like dishes and glasses, make sure ‘Fragile’ is written on the box and proceed to the next one.
One important detail when moving is your valuable items. Have them all in separately marked boxes, ensuring these valuable belongings are to be loaded last, as open trucks and vans on the street are extremely easy targets for thieves. Don’t make it easy for them and try to reserve parking for vans or HGV’s in front of your house/office, or as close as possible, with someone watching or in charge of loading from the doorstep to the van.Please note, our insurance policy requires each box with valuable object to be listed, numbered, and sealed by the team leader of our staff.
Items like paintings or pictures and sculptures must be also in special boxes. Especially if they are valuable, as the insurance will not cover any damages if they are not properly packed and protected.
Once you are done with the small items it is time to move on to the larger ones.
With large items like cupboards or tables, that need to be disassembled, there must be two people, and make sure all screws are carefully taped on one of the supports to avoid losing them. If you insist on having large and heavy items transported through narrow corridors and doors there is a greater risk of damage. So, to minimise the risk, its best to asses all details beforehand and find the best solution, and have protective wraps on all large items to avoid damages.
We provide free advice on all aspects of your move, so please do not hesitate to call us and talk to one of our logistics advisers. This will help you save time and minimise both cost and effort, making for a smoother, safer and faster move.
If you rush through your moving it will not save you time! The main cause of accidents during moving is rushing. So, this is a day that you should consider as a long workout in the gym, in fact physically you will do more than working out in the gym. So pace yourself for a long haul, it is not a sprint.
The golden rule is to maintain consistency, this results in a much more productive operation. And, no matter how strong you might be, your body needs some recovery time, short breaks are highly recommended for reducing the risks of accidents.
Organisation, consistency, discipline and safety are key factors in our business.
The booking process for removal services is simple and straightforward. Please fill out your details on the contact page and we will process the quote for you. If you accept the quote please go back to the contact page, in order to confirm your booking. At confirmation we ask for a deposit, the payment of which is via a secured page.
Please note when confirming a booking and paying a deposit, you may change the date of your booking or cancel and get your refund, up to 48 hours before your booking date.