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Utilizing Shiply to Discover Affordable Removal Services


Shiply simplifies the process of finding budget-friendly removal companies that provide the specific services you require. Simply create a listing on the Shiply platform, outlining the details of your relocation, and receive competitive quotes, potentially reducing costs by up to 75%. Whether you need a comprehensive service with all the bells and whistles or just some extra space in a van for items that won't fit in your vehicle, Shiply has you covered.


Each house move is distinct, so obtaining multiple quotes allows you to compare and find the ideal service for your relocation. With thousands of registered companies, you'll have a wide range of options for the assistance you need on moving day and the price you pay. When listing your house or flat move on Shiply, provide as much detail as possible so companies can offer accurate quotes tailored to your specific needs. After receiving several quotes, use the messaging system to communicate with the removal firms and clarify any additional details before making your final decision and accepting a quote.


Over 100,000 individuals have successfully found a removal company through Shiply.


Advantages of Utilizing Shiply for Your House Relocation


Shiply has thousands of registered removal companies prepared to provide you with a quote for your house move. This means a greater variety of companies, services, and prices to choose from.


Using Shiply saves time. With a single listing, removal companies come to you instead of you having to contact each one individually, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move.


Our online form is user-friendly and straightforward. Simply answer a few questions about the specifics of your house move, such as whether you reside in a house or flat, the number of rooms, and the addresses of both the old and new home, and your listing will be live in no time.


Shiply is more environmentally friendly. Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs around their existing work in your area or utilize spare space in what would otherwise be an empty or partially-full vehicle. This means your house move will often have a smaller environmental impact.


Shiply typically saves users up to 75% compared to standard rates, as your belongings will be utilizing otherwise wasted space in vehicles. You won't be paying an unnecessary premium for the same high standards of service you'd expect from approaching house removal companies individually elsewhere.


Varieties of Removal Services Offered on Shiply


A comprehensive moving service assists 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 is ideal for busy households with minimal time for packing and those who prefer to avoid the stress of the move and leave the bulk 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 does not include packing assistance. This type of service is 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 also suits those who need help with specific tasks, such as assembling furniture.


A self-service or self-packing move is the most basic and cost-effective option. Self-service can be either renting 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 have plenty of helpers ready to assist on moving day and don't need a team to help with 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 what to expect and how to prepare for moving day. Before accepting a quote, check the Shiply profile of each company to verify their insurances, accreditations, and feedback from other Shiply users. Once you've decided which company to use, accept your chosen quote and keep them informed of any changes that may affect them leading up to your moving date.


Getting Ready for Your House Relocation


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, including loved ones, energy providers, your bank, and Royal Mail. Update subscriptions, memberships, your TV licence, and phone bill with your new address.


Declutter by getting rid of items you don't want to keep, especially if your new home has less storage space. Sell higher-value items on eBay for extra money, donate to charity, or give away to friends and family. Decluttering means fewer boxes to pack and a fresh start in your new home.


Ask supermarkets for leftover cardboard boxes to save money. If you've paid for a full moving service, cardboard boxes may be provided, but double-check what your service includes to ensure you have everything you need on the day.


Pack your least-used items first, gradually working towards packing more frequently used items as moving day approaches. Use protective packaging like bubble wrap or newspaper for fragile items and ensure they are tightly packed to prevent breakage during the move.


Label boxes clearly, even if just writing the room they're for (e.g., kitchen, bedroom 1). This helps the removal company know where to take each box and makes unpacking easier in your new home.


If possible, schedule a weekday move to avoid traffic, fewer people around, and have more removal companies to choose from. If you have children, moving on a weekday means they'll be at school, safely out of the way, and can come back to a new home after their school day.


Recruit helpers if needed to ease the load on moving day. An extra person helping will get the work done faster, lowering stress levels and giving you more time to enjoy your new home. If you anticipate needing extra help, specify this on your Shiply listing so companies can source the necessary staff.


Keep in contact with your chosen company and inform them of any changes that may affect how they can help you on the day, such as a later move-in time or needing more vehicle space than anticipated.


Arrange cleaning in the old house, either by doing it yourself or hiring a professional cleaning company. Leave the old house empty, clean, and tidy for the next owners to move in. Consider leaving cleaning products like cloths or bleach for the new owners to use.


Pack a moving day bag for each person with essentials for the first few days in your new home. Include items like a toothbrush, toilet roll, a change of clothes, and a toolkit to avoid having to unpack boxes prematurely or waste time searching for necessities.


Reasons People Frequently Relocate to and from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK


Hitchin, a historic market town in Hertfordshire, UK, is a popular destination for those looking to move to a charming, well-connected location. Many people choose to relocate to Hitchin for its picturesque town center, excellent schools, and convenient transport links to London and other major cities. The town's unique blend of old and new, with its historic buildings and modern amenities, attracts a diverse range of residents.


On the other hand, some people may choose to move away from Hitchin for various reasons, such as job opportunities elsewhere, a desire for a change of scenery, or to be closer to family and friends in other parts of the country. Regardless of the reason for moving to or from Hitchin, numerous removal companies in the area can assist with the process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition.


When searching for "removals hitchin" or "hitchin removals," Shiply can help connect you with reliable and affordable removal companies in the Hitchin area, making your move as seamless 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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    Request quotes from our 439,673 rated transport providers.

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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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