How To Move Apartments
Relocating your apartment, or any sort of move for that matter is one of the most stressful things to do in life. Unfortunately, locating the right apartment movers for you can also be a hassle, and this is where Shiply can be of assistance.
We want to make moving as easy as possible, and to do this we have built a platform where you can compare quotes from different apartment moving companies in one place, often with prices up to 75% cheaper than usual.
How Much Does It Cost To Move Apartment?
Giving a solid price range for apartment movers is difficult due to the number of varying factors and service types which can all have an effect on the overall quote. However, you can have a look at the factors below to work out whether you can expect a cheap move or not:
Moving Company Service Type - There are a few different apartment moving services at varying prices.
The first is a self-service move. This means you only need the apartment movers to provide the vehicle to move your possessions. You pack your belongings yourself and will help load and unload the vehicle. Typically this is the cheapest option available.
A loading service move involves the service also doing the loading and unloading. This is very common for apartment movers which can involve stairs.
A white-glove moving service. This is the full service where the packing, loading, and unloading are all taken care of as well as packing materials - you just sit back and let them handle your move, they may even assemble furniture! Obviously, this is generally more expensive than the other options.
Distance - How far you need to move is going to affect price, with international and longer distances generally being more expensive, although price-per-mile will come down for longer routes. The locations of pick up and delivery can also come into play here.
Apartment Size - How many possessions you have will determine the size of the vehicle needed and how many pairs of hands are required, both of which will factor into the price if the requirements are large.
Time Of Year - Depending on the time of year, certain routes may be unavailable to your driver due to snow or ice. This can mean that alternative, longer routes are required and as stated above, longer distances will cost more.
How Can Shiply Help Find Apartment Moving Companies?
As you can see there are a variety of considerations to be made when moving apartments, and this is where Shiply can help. All we need from you is the location of pickup, the delivery location, and how much stuff you need to move. You will then begin to receive quotes from rated apartment movers in minutes and allowing you to compare them in one place.
Shiply has useful ratings and feedback on each apartment moving company which means you can choose the one you feel you can trust. Additionally, you can message each company that has quoted you to ask any further questions you may have about things such as service types, vehicle sizes, and packing.
Quotes on Shiply are sometimes up to 75% less than standard rates because drivers are going there anyway and are looking to fill up empty spaces in their vehicles. This also reduces the number of unnecessary vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your Apartment Move
Once you have decided on a quote to move forward with, you should begin to prepare for your apartment movers to turn up. How much you need to do will depend on the specifics of your move, but we recommend these steps:
Let People Know - Remember to inform people of your move, whether it is friends and family or your bank and the postal service, they need to know that you will be moving and to have your new address.
Cleaning - Moving apartments can be a great excuse to go through, clean, and check the condition of your possessions. You can essentially treat it like a big clearout and this may have the positive effect of actually reducing the amount o things you need to move as you decide some of it is no longer needed.
Materials - If your moving service requires you to pack your items yourself then you will need tape, bubble wrap, boxes, and more to ensure your items are properly protected during your apartment move. One great tip is to ask around local shops and supermarkets for spare cardboard boxes as they often have an abundance.
Packing - When packing we highly recommend that you set aside an overnight bag with everything you need for a night or two, as moving can be tiring and you may not get on to unpacking that day. Make sure you pack room by room for easy unpacking, and also that you label everything!
What To Do After The Move
After the apartment movers have delivered your possessions we recommend doing a quick check to make sure everything looks ok. You won’t be able to check everything but any glaring errors should be obvious and you should raise these immediately.
Please leave feedback on our platform once everything is done a this helps to keep Shiply a safe place for customers.
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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 only on email, at
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?
f 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 to 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 .
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