When it comes to picking the right removal company make sure they come highly recommended. You can easily find out if the removal company is any good by typing their name into google and looking at reviews and posts previous customers have made. Some companies are registered with the removers guild or the British association of removers which are both regulated. However many firms do not wish to pay the association fees to become members as they feel their business and reputation would not require it. Another way to find out if the company you are looking at is any good is by searching on companies house to see if they are company registered or VAT registered. This way you can see if they are not, by doing this you usually get to see if they have been struck off the register due to bankruptcy or if they are charging you VAT but not registered themselves to pay it. As such you will then know that perhaps its best to avoid this firm. Most good removal firms will offer to provide you with free boxes and packing material, many times the boxes and packing material provided is low quality or second hand. Some companies also tell you that it is FREE when they actually calculate it into the cost of your move. If you wish however to obtain your packing material independently, if you wish to start packing early and if you want to get top quality and reliable packing material then†you can order all your packing material brand new at affordable prices with next day nationwide delivery from the moving home warehouse. Most removals companies will ask to visit your property to undertake a removals appraisal before they commit to providing you with a final price. Make sure you get no less than three companies to do this to compare prices and see whatís included. In the UK limited liability insurance is mandatory and if the company you use does not have this as a form of insurance in your home, then donít use them. Also goods in transit insurance is a must, most good firms have this insurance as standard in the cost of your move to the value of no less than 20k. If youíre looking to have the removal firm do all the packing before the day of the move, make sure they supply all the packing material on the day of the pack. They will need moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper and wardrobe boxes. As well as shrink wrap, carpet protector, mattress covers, sofa covers and removal blankets to cover larger items of furniture. You may want them to also bring with them TV boxes, large appliance boxes, shoe boxes and archive boxes as well as vacuum storage bags. If they do not have these items, then ask for them or order them yourself from the moving home warehouse before the day of the pack to have ready when they arrive. Also it is a good idea to view our packing tip videos so that you know how items and boxes should be packed professionally by your movers.