How To Find A House Removal Service
Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in life, and for this reason, you want the process of a house removal to go as smoothly as possible to avoid adding any extra stress to the situation. Having to search through web pages and phone books, calling up and getting individual quotes and trying to select the best option could be better, and this is where Shiply can help.
On our platform, there are hundreds of house removalists ready to bid on your job, often at rates up to 75% cheaper than standard. We aim to make booking your house removal as easy and quick as possible, and it only takes a few minutes to get started.
How Much Does A House Removal Cost?
Unfortunately, due to the big differences in house moves, it’s not possible to give a blanket estimate of how much it would cost for house removal. However, these are the main factors that will come into play when thinking about costs:
House Size - The first big factor in the pricing of your house removal is the size of your house. A one-bed flat will be able to be moved by a smaller vehicle and/or team, whereas a full-size family home will likely require something much bigger. How much stuff you need to move will indicate whether your house removal is likely to be cheaper or more costly.
Distance - Along with size, distance plays a big part in the cost of your move. Cross-country moves will always cost a little more than shorter house removal trips, but the cost per mile often drops for longer journeys, so it won’t break the bank.
Timings - If your house removal needs to happen on a certain time or date, then this may cost you a little more. This is because on Shiply most of the house removal services are looking to fill space in their vehicles or schedules and so can offer better rates. The more flexible you are able to be, the better the quotes will be.
Help - If you need help disassembling, packing, and loading the vehicle, then this will likely cost you a bit more. Most services will offer this however and it is highly recommended that you use help when packing and loading - it is all of your possessions after all!
How Can Shiply Help Find House Removal Services?
There’s such a large array of services out there that are able to move your home, but it can be difficult to tell the difference or choose between them.
On Shiply, we give you one space where you can collect quotes, compare them, and ask any questions you have before you book. To get started, you just need to fill out some basic information about your house removal, such as a description of what needs moving, the pick-up and delivery addresses, and the desired dates for the move. Once submitted, you will start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. When choosing a house removalist, our feedback and rating system means that you can know what level of service to expect from your options, and our messaging system allows you to confirm any details before you book.
Shiply isn’t just stress-free, it’s also cheap! As noted before, many of the drivers on Shiply are looking to fill spare space in their vehicle or schedule, and so can offer much-discounted rates, often up to 75% less than standard. Using our platform is also great for the environment as it reduces the number of unnecessary vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your House Removal
If you have picked a service to carry out your move, then you now need to prepare for them. With a house move, it can feel like there is a lot to do, so it’s easy to break it down into smaller sections:
Let People Know - When moving, something very important that can’t be forgotten is actually letting people know you’ve moved and your new address. Whether its’ friends, family, the post office or the bank, make sure you inform everyone who needs to know about your move!
Packing - Ask your chosen house removalist whether they will be able to provide and help packing as this will be the most useful, but in general you should ensure that anything that can be disassembled is, anything fragile is wrapped, and that nothing is rolling around in the van too much. Also, we recommend packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for the first night of your move, just in case you are too tired to unpack everything on the first day!
Photographs - Just as a fail-safe, you should take some photographs of your items (particularly anything valuable or delicate) just to serve as proof of condition prior to pick-up should anything go wrong.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your house move is completed, we recommend checking over your stuff just to make sure there aren’t any glaringly obvious damages or issues you have missed. You won’t be able to check everything, but we recommend raising any issues you have as soon as possible.
Finally, we ask that you leave a review and feedback score for your chosen house removal service so that future users on our platform can know what sort of level of service to expect from them.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
Can I Call Shiply?
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Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
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 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 .
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