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Utilizing Shiply to Discover an Affordable Removal Company for Your Relocation


Shiply simplifies the process of finding budget-friendly removal companies that provide the level and type of service you require. Whether you need a comprehensive move with all the extras or just some van space for items that won't fit in your vehicle, you can save up to 75% by posting your move details on the Shiply website and allowing the quotes to come to you.


Every house relocation is distinct, so obtaining multiple quotes to compare enables you to find the right service for your move. With thousands of registered companies, you'll have more choices for the assistance you need on moving day and the price you pay. Be as thorough as possible when listing your house or flat move on Shiply. We suggest being specific so companies know what services to offer with precise quotes. Once you've received several quotes, use the messaging system to communicate with the removal firms and clarify any additional details before accepting a quote and making your final decision.


Over 100,000 individuals have utilized Shiply to discover a removal company.


Advantages of Utilizing Shiply for Your House Relocation


Shiply has thousands of registered removal companies prepared to quote for your house relocation. This means more options between company types, service types, and prices. Using Shiply conserves time - you only need to create one listing, and letting removal companies come to you instead of contacting each one individually saves lots of time, so you can concentrate on other things while the quotes arrive in your inbox.


Our online form is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Just answer a few questions about your specific house move, such as whether you reside in a house or flat, how many rooms there are, and the addresses of both homes, and your listing will be live quickly.


Shiply is better for the environment. Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs around existing work in your area or use spare space in what would otherwise be an empty or part-full vehicle. This means your house move will often have a lower negative impact on the environment.


As your belongings will be using otherwise wasted space in vehicles, our removal companies can offer cheaper prices for the same high standards of service you'd expect from approaching house removal companies individually elsewhere. Shiply users typically save up to 75% compared to standard rates, so you won't pay an unnecessary premium.


Types of Removal Services Available on Shiply


A full moving service company will assist with the entire move, including packing, heavy lifting at both ends, and unpacking in your new home. This type of service typically costs more due to the amount of work involved. A full service suits busy households with minimal time for packing and those who prefer to avoid the stress of the move and leave most of the work to professionals.


A part-service offers some of the same features as a full service, but not all. Typically, a part-service includes loading and unloading at both ends but doesn't include packing assistance. This type of service is best for those who are around on the day to be involved in the move but may need an extra pair of hands. A part-service also suits those who need help with specific jobs at either end of the process, like assembling furniture.


A self-service or self-packing move is the most basic and cost-effective removal type. Self-service can be either hiring a van to drive yourself or hiring a driver with a vehicle to transport your possessions from the old house to the new one. If you already have plenty of hands ready to help on moving day and don't need a team for packing and assembling, a self-service move is likely all you'll need.


When choosing between quotes from removal companies on Shiply, ensure you understand the service each quote includes, so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare for moving day. Before accepting a quote, we recommend checking the Shiply profile of each company to verify their insurances, accreditations, and feedback from other Shiply users. Once you've chosen a company, accept your selected quote.


In the lead-up to your moving date, make sure to inform your chosen company of any changes that may affect them.


Preparing for Your House Move


There are many things to do to prepare for moving day, which will help everything run more smoothly and minimize stress. Here are some tips to help you in the lead-up to your moving day:


Inform people about your move - As well as loved ones, remember to notify companies about your move, including energy providers, your bank, and Royal Mail. Subscriptions, memberships, your TV licence, and phone bill will need to be transferred to the new address, so make a list of everyone you need to inform and work through it one by one.


Declutter - Try to get rid of things you don't want to keep, especially if your new home has less storage space than your current one. For higher-value items, try selling on eBay for extra money, and consider donating items to charity or giving them away to friends and family. After decluttering, you'll have fewer boxes to pack, and it'll feel more like a fresh start in your new home, not surrounded by things you don't need or want.


Ask supermarkets for leftover cardboard boxes - Boxes don't have to be expensive. Ask friends and family for spare boxes or visit your local supermarket to see if they have any in the stockroom for you to have. If you've paid for a full moving service, cardboard boxes may be provided, but it's best to double-check what your service includes, so you have everything you need on the day.


Pack your most-used items last - If you're struggling to get started with packing, a great place to begin is packing the items you use the least first. If you have a loft or cupboard full of items you hardly use (but don't want to throw away), you can pack these first without impacting your day-to-day life. As moving day draws nearer, gradually work your way towards packing items that are more regularly used. For fragile items like crockery or ornaments, use protective packaging like bubble wrap or newspaper and check that they are tightly packed in their boxes, so they can't move around too much or break during the journey between houses.


Label everything - Make sure boxes are clearly labelled. You don't have to list everything in each box, but even writing which room it's for (e.g., kitchen, bedroom 1) will help the removal company know which room to take the box to and will help you when unpacking at the new home. Stock up on parcel tape and pens and share them out to each family member, so they can pack their own bedrooms.


Try to schedule a weekday move - If you can, a weekday move is more beneficial for several reasons: There'll be less traffic on the roads, fewer people around, and there should be more removal companies to choose from by avoiding a weekend date. If you have children, moving on a weekday means they'll be at school, so they'll be safely out of the way and get to come back to a new home after their school day.


Recruit helpers - If you can and if you think you might need to, ask for help from those close to you to ease the load on moving day. An extra person helping will get the work done faster, which will lower stress levels and give you more time for enjoying your new home. If you anticipate needing an extra pair of hands on the day, make sure you specify this on your Shiply listing, so companies can source the staff needed.


Keep in contact with your chosen company - If there are any changes that may affect how your chosen removal company can help you on the day, make sure you let them know, so they are aware in advance. For example, if you're not allowed in the new home until a later time of day than when you've agreed, or if you need more vehicle space than you anticipated.


Arrange cleaning in the old house - Whether you're cleaning it yourself or hiring a professional cleaning company, make sure you leave the old house empty, clean, and tidy for the next owners to move in. If you don't want to take cleaning products to the new place, you might want to leave things like cloths or bleach for the new owners to use.


Pack a moving day bag - A great idea is for everyone to have their own moving bag packed with essentials for the first few days in your new home. This will save you having to unpack boxes prematurely or wasting time desperately looking for a phone charger in a sea of boxes. Good things to include in a moving day bag would be a toothbrush, toilet roll, a change of clothes, and a toolkit.


Moving to or from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK


Clacton-on-Sea, a popular seaside town in Essex, UK, is a common destination for people seeking removals. Many individuals choose to relocate to Clacton-on-Sea for its stunning beaches, picturesque coastline, and relaxed lifestyle. The town offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities, making it an attractive place to live for families and retirees alike.


On the other hand, some residents of Clacton-on-Sea may decide to move away from the town for various reasons, such as work opportunities, family commitments, or a desire for a change of scenery. Whatever the reason for moving to or from Clacton-on-Sea, it's crucial to find a reliable and experienced removal company to ensure a smooth and stress-free move.


When searching for "removals clacton-on-sea" or "clacton-on-sea removals," Shiply can help you find the right company for your needs. By comparing quotes from multiple removal companies serving the Clacton-on-Sea area, you can find the best service at the most competitive price, making your move to or from this charming Essex town as easy and affordable as possible.

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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?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

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 .

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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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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