Moving .. Nobody likes this bit, but it has to be done to get into your first home

Choosing a removal company that works with you will make all the difference to you when moving to your new home.

When do you organise the removal company?

We would advise that you start comparing removal quotes 7 weeks before your move. Get ready to appoint a removal company once you are happy with the quotes. Explain to your chosen company your current situation. Ideally they will pencil in the collection and then you can firm up the date once you have reached Exchange and a moving date has been confirmed and agreed by yourself and the seller.

Before you select a company to handle your removals, be sure to check that your proposed removal company a member of The British Association of Removers OR The National Guild of Removers and Storers.

You can quickly and easily compare removal companies using Simply provide your moving requirements via an easy to use form and receive free quotes from the best removal companies. Average savings are over £200 and you could save up to 50% off the price of your moveCompare and save today
Top Tip … If your removal company wants part payment, then pay only at exchange of contracts. If you pay before you could risk losing your money!

How to plan for your move in 6 steps?

  • Compare 3 or more removal quotes well in advance of any proposed completion date
  • Some removal companies may offer a packing service – Do you need this?
  • Although you can get a quote online, many companies will send out an experienced person to check on your move. We think this minimises problems so it’s worth asking the question.
  • Think about access points to collect and deliver and be ready to mention if you believe it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
  • Ask for client testimonials – ideally in a similar location
  • Ask about insurance – What is covered?
Tip – Ask your current or home insurance provider, if they cover you whilst your possessions are in transit

On a Budget for your Removals? What about a Man with a Van

Quite often the moving budget can be hard pushed by the removals quote. It’s an expensive business although there is a lot involved. If you are on a bit of a budget for your first move, you might want to consider a “Man with a Van”. You might have to do the packing yourself, but it could save you a good deal of money on your move. - Man and a Van solutions for moving
Move anything, anywhere! is a great website and service that allows you to quite literally move anything, anywhere. They provide the best priced quotes for your move and your requirements. FREE quotes from Removal companies and any man with a van that is registered to use their service. You might want to consider for any bulky furniture, larger items (beds, side units, bookcases) or deliveries for your new home. - Removals, Man with a van, deliveries and moving home

Too much stuff, not enough room .. Where are you going to fit it all in?

Quite often when moving into your first home, you might have just too much stuff. Especially when moving in together for the first time, it can often result in the throwing away of items or possessions that you may later miss. If you find yourself with not enough room, then self storage could be an option.

Safestore is the UK's largest self storage provider with over 100 locations across the UK. Safestore offer convenient storage solutions for every need, at a price you’ll love. Use their online quick quote and receive 50% off of their standard storage rates.Safestore self storage in the UK. Nationwide storage solutions
Share my storage - A great concept to rent out your extra storage space you are not using. Ideal for moving home is a great concept and does exactly what it says. It is a social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, they add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry. Rent a garage, a container, a workshop, a room, a loft .. the list goes on. You can save yourself a lot of money on your storage needs using this great website.
A great simple storage solution. Lovespace allows you to book, they collect and they store. Lovespace will store boxes, bikes, bags and all sort of bits and bobs. Storage starts from as little as £1.95 per box, per month for as little or as long as you like. They will even donate your unwanted boxes to Oxfam, FREE of charge.
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