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Utilizing Shiply to Uncover Budget-Friendly Removal Companies


Shiply simplifies the process of finding cost-effective removal firms that accommodate your unique needs and specifications. Merely create a listing on the Shiply platform, outlining your relocation details, and allow the estimates to come to you, potentially reducing costs by up to 75%. Whether you need a comprehensive service with all the extras or just a bit of van space for items that won't fit in your vehicle, Shiply has you covered.


No two residential relocations are the same, so having multiple estimates to compare enables you to identify the service that best aligns with your move. With thousands of registered companies, you'll have greater flexibility over the support you require on moving day and the cost you incur. When listing your house or flat move on Shiply, be as thorough as possible. We suggest being specific so that companies know what services to provide with accurate estimates. Once you've received several quotes, you can communicate with the removal firms using the messaging system to clarify any additional details before making your final choice and accepting an estimate.


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Benefits of Utilizing Shiply for Your Residential Move


Thousands of Registered Removal Firms - Shiply has thousands of companies prepared to provide you with an estimate for your house relocation. This means you have more choices for types of companies, services, and prices.


Time-Efficient - With Shiply, you only need to create one listing. Allowing removal companies to come to you instead of contacting each company individually saves you considerable time, enabling you to focus on other aspects while the estimates arrive in your inbox.


User-Friendly - Our online form is straightforward and easy to use. Simply answer a few questions about the specifics of your personal house move, and your listing will be live in no time. Questions include whether you reside in a house or flat, the number of rooms, and the addresses of both the old and new home.


Eco-Friendly - Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs with Shiply around their existing work in a similar area to you or use spare space in what would otherwise be an empty or partially-filled vehicle. This means your house move will often have a lower negative impact on the environment.


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


Varieties of Removal Services Offered on Shiply


A company providing a full moving service will assist you with all aspects of the move, including packing, heavy lifting at both ends, and unpacking in your new residence. This type of service is typically more expensive due to the amount of work involved. A full service would suit a busy household with minimal time for packing and those who prefer to avoid the stress of the move and leave the bulk of the work to the 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 does not include packing assistance. This type of service would be best for those who are available on the day to be involved in the move but may need an extra pair of hands. A part-service would also suit those who may need help with particular tasks at either side of the process, such as assembling furniture.


A self-service or self-packing move is the most basic and cost-effective of the removal types. Self-service can be either just the hiring of a van for you 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 do not need a team to assist with packing and assembling, a self-service move is likely all you'll need for your relocation.


When choosing between quotes from removal companies on Shiply, ensure you understand the service that each quote includes, so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare for moving day. Before accepting a quote, we recommend reviewing the Shiply profile of each company - here you can check the insurances and accreditations of all the companies that have sent you a quote, as well as their feedback as rated by other Shiply users. Once you've decided which company to go with, accept your chosen quote.


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


Readying for Your Residential Move


There are numerous 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 - In addition to loved ones, remember to notify companies about your move, including energy providers, your bank, and Royal Mail. Subscriptions and memberships will need to be transferred to the new address, as well as your TV licence and phone bill, so make a list of everyone you need to inform and work your way down 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 home. For higher-value items, consider 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.


Request 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 start is to pack 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 and more regularly used. For fragile items like crockery or ornaments, make sure you 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 possible, 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 from 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.


Fife, UK: A Sought-After Locale for Relocations


Fife, situated in Scotland, is a sought-after locale for individuals moving to and from the area. With its breathtaking coastline, charming villages, and rich history, Fife attracts many individuals and families looking for a change of pace or a new beginning. The region's proximity to major cities like Edinburgh and Dundee also makes it an appealing location for those seeking a balance between rural living and urban amenities.


When planning a move to or from Fife, it's crucial to find a reliable and experienced removal company that can handle the unique challenges of the area. Fife removals often involve navigating narrow streets, hilly terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions, which require skilled professionals who are familiar with the region.


By using Shiply to find a removal company for your Fife move, you can ensure that you have access to a wide range of experienced and trustworthy firms that specialize in removals in the area. Whether you're moving to a cozy cottage in a coastal village or a spacious family home in a bustling town, Shiply can help you find the perfect removal company to make your transition to or from Fife as smooth and stress-free 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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