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Shiply simplifies the process of discovering budget-friendly removal companies in Maidstone, Kent, UK that cater to your specific requirements and level of service. Whether you require a comprehensive moving package with all the bells and whistles or merely a bit of van space for items that won't fit in your vehicle, simply create a listing on the Shiply platform detailing your move, and let the quotes come to you, potentially saving up to 75%.


Each house move is distinct, so having multiple quotes to compare allows you to find the ideal service for your relocation. With thousands of firms registered with us, you'll have a wider selection 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 that companies can offer accurate quotes for the services you require. Once you've received several estimates, use the messaging system to communicate with the removal firms and clarify any additional details before making your final choice and accepting a quote.


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


The Advantages of Utilizing Shiply for Your Maidstone House Relocation


Shiply has thousands of registered removal firms ready to provide you with a quote for your house move in Maidstone. This means more options between types of companies, services, and prices.


Using Shiply conserves time. With just one listing, removal firms come to you instead of having to contact each one individually, giving you more time to concentrate on other aspects of your relocation.


Our online form is user-friendly and straightforward. Simply answer a few questions about the specifics of your personal 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 homes, and your listing will be live in no time.


Choosing Shiply is more environmentally friendly. Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs around their existing work in similar areas to you or use spare space in what would otherwise be empty or partially-full vehicles. This means your house move will often have a lower negative impact on the environment.


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


Types of Removal Services Available 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 home. This type of service is typically more expensive due to the amount of work involved and suits busy households with minimal time for packing who prefer to avoid the stress of the move and leave the bulk of the work to the professionals.


A partial-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 or help with particular jobs at either side of the process, such as assembling furniture.


A self-service or self-packing move is the most basic and cost-effective option. 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 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.


When choosing between quotes from removal firms 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, 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 go with, accept your chosen quote and keep them informed of any changes that may affect them leading up to your moving date.


Preparing for Your House Relocation in Maidstone


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. Transfer subscriptions, memberships, TV licence, and phone bill to the new address, making a list of everyone you need to notify and working through it one by one.


Declutter by getting rid of things you don't want to keep, especially if your new home has less storage space. Sell higher-value items 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.


Ask supermarkets for leftover cardboard boxes, as they don't have to cost a fortune. Check with 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 double-check what your service includes to ensure you have everything you need on the day.


Pack your most-used items last. Start by packing the items you use the least, such as those in your loft or cupboard that you hardly use but don't want to throw away. As moving day approaches, gradually work your way towards packing more regularly used items. For fragile items like crockery or ornaments, use protective packaging like bubble wrap or newspaper and ensure they are tightly packed in their boxes, so they can't move around too much or break during the journey between houses.


Label everything clearly. 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 where to take the box 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, as there'll be less traffic on the roads, fewer people around, and more removal firms to choose from by avoiding a weekend date. If you have children, moving on a weekday means they'll be at school, safely out of the way, and get to come back to a new home after their school day.


Recruit helpers if you think you might need them 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 an extra pair of hands on the day, specify this on your Shiply listing so companies can source the necessary staff.


Keep in contact with your chosen firm and let them know if there are 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, whether you're doing it yourself or hiring a professional cleaning company. 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, consider leaving items like cloths or bleach for the new owners to use.


Pack a moving day bag for everyone with essentials for the first few days in your new home. This will save you from having to unpack boxes prematurely or waste time desperately searching 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.


Why People Often Relocate to & from Maidstone, Kent, UK


Maidstone, the county town of Kent, is a popular destination for those looking to relocate. Situated in the heart of the Garden of England, Maidstone offers a perfect blend of urban amenities and rural charm. The town boasts excellent transport links, with easy access to London via train and motorway, making it an attractive option for commuters.


The area is also known for its high-quality schools, making it a desirable location for families. Maidstone's rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque surroundings draw people from all walks of life. With a wide range of properties available, from modern apartments to spacious family homes, Maidstone caters to various housing needs and budgets.


On the other hand, some people may choose to move away from Maidstone for various reasons, such as job opportunities elsewhere, changes in family circumstances, or a desire for a different lifestyle. Whatever the reason for moving to or from Maidstone, reliable removal firms are essential to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition.


By using Shiply to find a trusted and affordable removal company in Maidstone, you can make your move a success, whether you're coming to enjoy all that this charming Kent town has to offer or moving on to pastures new.

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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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