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How to Utilize Shiply to Discover a Relocation Company for Your London Relocation


With Shiply, it's simple to discover budget-friendly relocation companies for the degree & kind of service you necessitate for your relocation to or from London, UK. Merely create a listing on the Shiply website with the specifics of your move & allow the estimates to come to you, potentially saving up to 75%. Whether you're searching for a comprehensive service with all the extras or just a bit of van space for what won't fit in your vehicle, Shiply has you covered.


No two house relocations are identical, so having multiple estimates to compare means you can find the service that best suits your London move. With thousands of companies registered with us, you'll have more options for the assistance you need on moving day & the price you pay. When listing your house or flat move on Shiply, be as detailed as possible so that companies know what services to offer with precise estimates. Once you've received several estimates, you can communicate with the relocation firms using the messaging system to clarify any further details before making your final decision & accepting an estimate.


Over 100,000 individuals have found a relocation company with Shiply for their London relocations.


Advantages of Utilizing Shiply for Your London House Move


Thousands of registered relocation companies - Shiply has thousands of companies ready to send you an estimate for your London house relocation. This means you have more choice between types of companies, services, & prices.


Time-saving - With Shiply, you only need to create one listing. Letting relocation companies come to you instead of having to contact each company individually will save you lots of time, so you can focus on other aspects of your London move.


Easy to use - Our online form is simple & user-friendly. Just answer a few questions about the specifics of your London house move, & your listing will be live in no time. Questions include whether you live in a house or flat, how many rooms there are, & the addresses of both your old & new homes in London.


Better for the environment - Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs with Shiply around their existing work in similar areas of London, or use spare space in what would otherwise be empty or partially-filled vehicles. This means your London house move will often have less of a negative impact on the environment.


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


Types of Relocation Services Available on Shiply for London Moves


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


A self-service or self-packing move is the most basic & cost-effective of the relocation 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 your old house to your new one in London. If you've already got plenty of hands ready to help on moving day & do not need a team to assist with packing & assembling, a self-service move is probably all you'll need for your London relocations.


When choosing between estimates from relocation companies on Shiply for your London move, ensure you understand the service that each estimate includes so you know exactly what to expect & how to prepare for moving day. Before accepting an estimate, we recommend checking the Shiply profile of each company - here, you can verify the insurances & accreditations of all the companies that have sent you an estimate, as well as their feedback ratings from other Shiply users. Once you've decided which company to go with, accept your chosen estimate.


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


Preparing for Your London House Move


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


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


Declutter - Try to get rid of things you don't want to keep, especially if your new London home has less storage space than your current one. For higher-value items, consider selling on eBay for some extra money, & think about donating items to charity or giving them away to friends & family. After decluttering, you'll have fewer boxes to pack, & it'll feel more like a fresh start in your new London 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 & family for spare boxes or visit your local London supermarket to see if they have any in the stockroom that you can 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 by 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, & check that they are tightly packed in their boxes so they can't move around too much or break during the journey between your London 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 relocation company know which room to take the box to & will help you when unpacking at your new London home. Stock up on parcel tape & pens, & 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 London's roads, fewer people around, & there should be more relocation 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 & get to come back to a new London home after their school day.


Recruit helpers - If you can & 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 & give you more time for enjoying your new London 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 relocation 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 your new London home until a later time than 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 your old London house empty, clean, & tidy for the next owners to move in. If you don't want to take cleaning products to your 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 London home. This will save you having to unpack boxes prematurely or waste 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, & a toolkit.


London is a popular city for people to move to & from, with its vibrant culture, diverse neighbourhoods, & endless opportunities. Whether you're moving within London or to/from another part of the UK, using Shiply for your London relocations can help make the process smoother, more affordable, & less stressful. With thousands of registered relocation companies to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect service for your London move.

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

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