Household moving quotes
When gathering moving quotes for household moving companies, look beyond the price. While some firms might offer an invitingly low fee, if their service is below par it is simply not worth it. After all, you are trusting them to take care of your prized possessions.
Check also on the level of training and qualifications of the staff, the insurance the firms holds and what kind of safety and security measures they take when shipping or transporting goods.
A lot of the stress can be taken out of a big move by planning the packing stage carefully. The first thing to do is to make an inventory of what you have and clear out what you no longer need. Moving is the perfect chance to unload all of that clutter that has been building up over time and the more you get rid of, the easier things will be.
Some removal companies will do the packing for you and this is the safest and quickest way to go. Should you decide to pack your property yourself, keep in mind that your items may not be covered by the insurance your mover holds.
If you do go down the DIY packing route, be sure to mark all boxes clearly in advance to avoid confusion later on. As well as labelling the boxes in terms of what is in them, write down the room in which they should be left on arrival in your new home. Use small boxes to carry heavy items and large boxes to carry light items as this will make it much simpler to transport them to and from your property on the big day.
Even if you hire a removal firm, moving day will be tiring. It’s a good idea to ensure you have plenty of provisions to get you through. This will have to be things people can grab quickly as all your cooking equipment will be in boxes. Sandwiches, fruit, snacks and bottled drinks are all good options.
Be sure you have a floor plan handy for your new place to get your boxes in the right place without delay and always do a final check of every room in your old house once the boxes have been brought to the transportation vehicle to ensure nothing is left behind.
Moving house is always a major operation but it does not need to be a hectic one. Be sure you plan properly and keep these tips in mind to ensure a fast, hassle-free move.
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Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
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When Will I Receive A Quote?
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How Many Quotes Will I Receive?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and to highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
Will The Movers Help With Unpacking?
Transport providers on Shiply are able to help with your house move on both ends (packing and unpacking), but you should make sure they are informed of this requirement as they may need to plan for this.
How Many Movers Will Show Up?
This depends on the transport provider. If you require more than one mover, make sure to highlight this in your listing as it may change the quotes you receive.
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