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How to choose a house removal service

How to choose a house removal service

How to choose a house removal service. Moving house can be very stressful and tiring. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with the right planning and preparation. One area to focus on once the sale has started progressing is how to move all of your belongings to your new home. With a variety of options and costs available, here are our top tips on where to start.


Moving house is a perfect time to get rid of the clothing, furniture or household items you know don’t get used. If you don’t use them in this house, you’re unlikely to need them in your next one.  Reducing the amount you move could impact the overall removal cost.

Get three quotations

As with any service, it’s wise to get a variety of quotes to compare. The prices might be more than you envisaged but remember you’re paying for all of your possessions to be transported safely so you don’t want to scrimp on them arriving in one piece.

You can hire a “man with a van” if you have a small amount of stuff but if you’re moving a whole house, or large flat, we would recommend you hire a professional removal firm.

Removal companies should visit your house to assess the amount to be moved and go through their processes with you. Make sure you check whether they provide the storage boxes and packing, what insurance they have in place and if there are any additional fees you need to be aware of like completion delays that could impact your moving date. Ask what size of vehicle they will use and if they’re familiar with the area you are moving to.

Know your options

Not all removal companies offer the same services as part of their basic package so make sure you know what’s included and what’s extra.  You might prefer to pack everything in boxes yourself, or have the removal people do it for you. They can also dismantle and reassemble any furniture you choose to make moving day that little bit easier. Make sure you think about what options will work well for you and your budget.

Check reviews

Recommendations and reviews are useful tools to help you choose the right supplier for you, along with first impressions from your meeting. Your estate agent will have worked with a range of suppliers so get their opinion too.

When it comes to moving day, whichever option you’ve chosen, enlist help from friends or relatives when you can, make yourself a checklist to cover everything you need to do and bring. Finally, remember to redirect your mail!