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Utilizing Shiply to Locate a Moving Company

Shiply simplifies the process of finding budget-friendly moving companies that cater to your specific requirements and level of service. Simply create a listing on the Shiply platform, detailing your move, and receive quotes, potentially saving up to 75%. Whether you require 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 having multiple quotes to compare allows you to find the ideal service for your relocation. With thousands of registered companies, you'll have a wider selection of assistance options for 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 precise quotes tailored to your needs. After receiving several quotes, you can communicate with the moving firms using the messaging system to clarify any further details before making your final choice and accepting a quote.

Over 100,000 people have successfully found a moving company through Shiply.

Advantages of Utilizing Shiply for Your House Relocation

Shiply has thousands of registered moving companies ready to provide you with a quote for your house relocation. This means more options between types of companies, services, and prices.

Using Shiply saves you time. With Shiply, you only need to create one listing. Allowing moving companies to come to you instead of having to contact each company individually will save you a significant amount of time, allowing you to focus on other tasks while the quotes arrive in your inbox.

Our online form is straightforward and user-friendly. You just need to 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.

Using Shiply is more environmentally friendly. Our registered moving companies schedule their jobs with Shiply around their existing work in a similar area to you or utilize spare space in what would otherwise be an empty or partially-full vehicle. 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, so you won't be paying an unnecessary premium. As your possessions will be utilizing otherwise wasted space in vehicles, our moving companies can offer more affordable prices for the same high standards of service that you would expect from approaching house removal companies individually elsewhere.

Varieties of Moving Services Available on Shiply

A company offering a comprehensive moving service will assist you with all aspects of the move, including helping you pack, handling all the heavy lifting at both ends, and unpacking for you in your new home. This type of service is typically more costly due to the amount of work involved. A full service would be suitable for a busy household with minimal time for packing and those who would rather 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 partial service will include loading and unloading at both ends but will not include assistance with packing. This type of service would be best for those who are available on the day to be involved in the move but perhaps require an extra pair of hands. A partial 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 it can be 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 require 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 moving 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 that you take a look at 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 the companies' 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.

Preparing for Your House Relocation

There are numerous tasks to complete in preparation for moving day, which will help everything run more smoothly and minimize stress. Here are some tips to assist 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 license and phone bill, so create a list of everyone you need to inform and work your way through it one by one.

Declutter - Try to get rid of items you don't want to keep, especially if your new home has less storage space than your current one. For higher-value items, consider selling on eBay for some extra money, and think about 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 leftover cardboard boxes from supermarkets - 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 stock room 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 frequently used items last - If you're having trouble getting 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 approaches, gradually work your way towards packing items that are more and more regularly used. For fragile items like crockery or ornaments, ensure 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 labeled. 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 moving company know which room to take the box to and will assist 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 moving 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 will 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 moving 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 searching for a phone charger in a sea of boxes. Good things to include in a moving day bag would be a toothbrush, toilet paper, a change of clothes, and a toolkit.

Relocating to or from Ayr, South Ayrshire, UK

Ayr is a sought-after destination for people relocating to or from South Ayrshire, UK. Many individuals and families choose to move to Ayr for its breathtaking coastal location, rich history, and lively community. Whether you're relocating to Ayr for work, to be closer to family, or for a change of scenery, there are numerous reasons to make this charming town your new home.

When it comes to removals in Ayr, there are many reputable companies that can assist with your move. These Ayr removals firms offer a range of services, from full packing and unpacking to simply providing a van and driver for the day. By using a local removals company, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free move, as they have the knowledge and experience of navigating the area.

If you're planning a move to or from Ayr, consider using Shiply to find the right removals company for your needs. With a wide network of trusted partners in the Ayr area, Shiply can connect you with the best removals firms at competitive prices. Simply create a listing with your requirements, and let the quotes come to you, saving you time and money on your Ayr removals.

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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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