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Common moving mistakes

Common moving mistakes

Common moving mistakes

There are many moving mistakes which can result in problems that can make your move unnecessarily complicated. We have created this guide on common moving mistakes that you want to avoid!

Not being organised

One of the most common moving mistakes is not being organised. Make sure you book in your removals company at least 2 weeks prior to your move so you can plan ahead and not miss out on a great removals company because they might be fully booked! Make sure you set enough time aside to pack all of your belongings to avoid stress on moving day…or you can let us pack it for you?

Relying on family & friends

You may think renting a van and getting a few mates to move your boxes is a great idea that will save you a tonne of money, think again! The majority of moves would benefit from the services of a professional moving company. Hiring a professional has additional benefits to the time and stress that you’ll be saving. Moving companies provide insurance if your items get damaged or lost in transit, provide packing services, packaging & assembly/disassembly of furniture. Wow! That sounds pretty great to me!

Not packing properly

Avoid these packing mistakes:

  • Make a list of all the items you have entrusted to the movers and photos of their current condition will be very useful if any disputes arise.
  • We recommend labelling each box for the destination that they need to be placed in your new home. Label each side – not on the top – of each box so these can be easily read when stacked on top of each other. Try to label the contents of the box, where the box needs to go in your new house and label it if they are fragile/heavy. 
  • Make sure your boxes are taped up and nothing is half hanging out, this could be a potential safety hazard.
  • Delicate and fragile items need extra attention to detail in the packing process.
  • Heavy boxes are awkward to move and can cause back strain. Over-loading cardboard boxes can cause them to rip – potentially causing damage to the items and yourself!
You don’t inform everyone

Make sure you inform your landlord, utility companies etc. about your move-out date. Changing your mail address and leaving a forwarding address is also important. If you don’t notify the relevant people, then you will continue paying the bills for your old house.

Make sure you plan ahead and follow our simple tips for a stress free move! If you have any additional questions, you can speak to our customer service team at 01480 220434. 

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CBS made our move day as stress free as possible, great team on the day and loads of support from the office when we needed it.
Nick M.
12:01 07 Apr 21
Would definitely recommend CBS, they were great on our removal day! Turned up on time and were really efficient. The guys and lady were very friendly and did a great job. Lewis was great at coordinating everything.
Tom P.
18:20 06 Apr 21
We can’t recommend CBS highly enough after they got us moved in to our new home a couple of weeks ago. They took the stress right out of moving day, especially considering the added complications of having to move during lockdown. They were on time, worked quickly and effectively, and most importantly they took the utmost care with everything. They even went above and beyond to help fix our garage door which jammed on the way out (through no fault of theirs!!). Our keys were released late in the day, which being a Friday afternoon must have been annoying for the CBS guys. But they didn’t let it show one bit! They made sure that everything was exactly where it was needed and they didn’t leave until they were certain that the job was done and that we were happy. The whole team were professional, friendly and polite all day. Their customer focus really is first rate and I’d personally recommend them to anyone in an instant. Thank you Lewis and the CBS team! 👍🏻
Tom L.
12:50 31 Mar 21
The crew we're on time very polite and friendly and helpful will recommend your company to all my friends many thanks Caroline Wilson
Robin V.
15:51 27 Mar 21
We couldn’t have been more happy. CBS removals were friendly, hardworking, professional and swift. Quite a long wait for our keys on a Friday afternoon as well, and all the chaps made sure we were completely happy before leaving and never made us feel under pressure despite the late hour. Highly recommended. Thank you very much CBS
Amy L.
13:20 21 Mar 21
We couldn’t have been more happy. CBS removals were friendly, hardworking, professional and swift. Quite a long wait for our keys on a Friday afternoon as well, and all the chaps made sure we were completely happy before leaving and never made us feel under pressure despite the late hour. Highly recommended. Thank you very much CBS
Amy L.
13:16 21 Mar 21
Highly Recommend CBS removals , we had oversized awkward items to get to A -B and CBS were good bunch of lads with the right equipment and very competitive quote
Frankie 0.
12:04 09 Mar 21
I cannot recommend CBS removals high enough , they moved me from Kent to Bedfordshire , professional guys turned up on time all boxes and tape ready , Michael, Paul and James and Alex were very helpful and very competitive pricing with others that quoted , it’s was a very long day and they were patient with me deciding on location of furniture , they done overtime hours my opinion but did not request any extras , all the best CBS removals for the future , keiron
Keiron K.
13:21 06 Mar 21
Our moving day was a minor heart attack in the making but CBS were the only part that went well! Paul and his team on the ground and Carolyne back at the office all went above and beyond for us throughout solicitor induced delays and an extremely cold February evening. Highly recommended and will be my first call for any future "men with ven" requirements.
Peter P.
12:40 12 Feb 21
Lewis and Paul from CBS were great last Friday, so professional and helpful. They certainly took the stress out of moving - thank you so much 😀
Lauren M.
10:31 01 Feb 21
CBS removals , I would like to say first you arrived on time , your staff are so help full , polite , and professional,
l suffer with COPD and at short notice you helped me out off trouble and got me moved , so a big thank you to you and your staff ,

regards Steve
Steve C.
21:22 19 Dec 20
I thoroughly recommend CBS Removals. Used them recently to move house, fantastic service, the guys were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you are looking for a reliable, trustworthy removals, contact CBS Removals you will not be disappointed. Five star review.
Jane M.
12:14 22 Nov 20
Provided me with a really competitive quote and were super helpful over the phone and offered good flexibility to work around my plans. Due to external factors I didn’t end up using their services but impressed and I will if I’m ever move back to the area!
Ian H.
17:59 03 Aug 20
James and the boys were punctual and worked efficiently throughout the day. They worked really well together as a team and made sure that we were happy throughout process. Would definitely recommend :)
Victoria S.
21:24 26 Jun 20
I didn't actually use CBS but I wanted to speak up for the efficiency of their communication, their openness, and the friendly manner in which they do business. Their quote was competitive, and I'd recommend others look into them.
Stuart L.
17:56 12 Feb 20
Called CBS last minute for our removal and could not recommend them highly enough! Great guys and great banter between them all. They went over and above to help us and make the move go as smoothly as possible.

If you need a removal Company I would give CBS a call.
Su A.
12:51 23 Dec 19
CBS Removals were an excellent firm to work with. Due to working for a pop up brand that travels across the UK, we often dread moving from one location to the next. However, CBS couldn't have been more helpful. They were professional, upbeat and went above and beyond to ensure our stock was moved safely without being damaged. CBS took care of everything from taking apart furniture and rebuilding, loading into their vans and transporting to our new store. We couldn't recommend them enough and will definitely be using them in future!
Eleanor M.
16:09 16 Oct 19
Had a great experience with CBS - showed up on time and moved everything we wanted, both men were friendly and helpful to us. We will definitely be using this company again in the future
Sydney L.
14:15 16 Oct 19
We discovered this new company quite by chance and I am pleased we did. The pre move service was excellent and the quote was the best we had been given, by around £400.00 . I liked the fact the price quoted was the final quote, other companies stated that the movers would be on overtime after 1700. Anyone who knows the A 303 knows that the chance of a delay is very real. The team turned up on time and were very professional, polite and hard working. Beds had protective covers as did my tables and wooden furniture. They had all the appropriate racks and ties. The move happened over two days due to the distance of moving from London to Devon. They turned up on time the second day to unload and again worked hard . The team had a good camaraderie between themselves and were polite and courteous to us. My wife said she would adopt Niall!!!
When we move again I would use this firm if they are prepared to journey down to Devon. Team were timely professional and more importantly no damages or breakages. Thank you all.
Cyril S.
14:58 31 May 19
We used CBS Removals to move house and we couldn’t recommend them enough. The team were friendly, efficient and hard-working. Good protection of all items which made their way safely to their new home. Very happy customers!
Hayley S.
17:59 26 Apr 19
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