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Mike Hacking from removal company Movers Not Shakers offers these helpful hints on how to find the best removal firm

  • Word of mouth is always a good way of finding a reliable removal firm. Make sure you pick one that knows your area well – you don’t want them getting lost or not knowing where to park. Mike Hacking from removals company Movers Not Shakers offers these helpful hints: ‘A lot of removals companies will charge an hourly rate. The more organised you are, the quicker the move. This is really crucial to the length of time the move will take. Have everything packed up; loose items add time and also hinder safe delivery.

    ‘Make sure that furniture which is too large to fit through the doors, down the stairs etc is disassembled (most good companies will do this for you and reassemble it at the destination). Be clear where you want the furniture to be placed in your new home. All crockery, glasses etc should be individually wrapped in tissue paper (newspaper is okay but can leave ink smudges). All paintings, vases and large fragile items should be wrapped in bubble-wrap.

    ‘Boxes should be separated into two categories, one for heavier items (books, crockery etc) should not be bigger than about 18"x18"x18".
    Boxes of clothes and linen (ie lighter things) should not be too big for one man to carry. All boxes should be clearly labelled with a description of what is in them and which room in the destination address you want them placed.

    ‘Ideally, all TV and audio equipment should be bubble-wrapped. Make sure that you have the associated cables and remote controls boxed safely.’

    Movers Not Shakers

    This SW1-based removals company caters for all sizes of job, from a simple ‘man-with-a-van’ service from £40 an hour (min two hours) to packing up your entire house contents and transporting them to your new home/storage facility. The company will also move you to other cities or even countries.(020 7630 9005/www.moversnotshakers.co.uk).

    Dulwich Removals

    Heartily recommended.Railway Arch 884, Rosendale Rd, SE24 (020 8678 1774).

    Fast Forward

    A Time Out favourite based in White Hart Lane happy to take on a job at very short notice.(020 8888 1050/www.fast-forward-group.co.uk).

    Rogers Removals (Finchley)

    (020 8953 6777/www.rogersremovals.co.uk).

    Shirley’s Removals

    Originally specialising in moving house for the gay community, this small but well-run company promises to treat your possessions with care, and to move them swiftly.(020 7254 5580).

    Post redirection

    www.iammoving.com

    Informs, for free, a personal list of companies, such as utilities, of your new address.

    Post Office

    Will redirect your mail from the UK to any address in the UK or overseas – priced from £7.10 for redirection to a UK address for one month.(0845 722 3344/www.postoffice.co.uk).

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Adziala K
Adziala K

www.bestmoverscompany.co.uk Absolutely fantastic service. Peter and 2 other men moved us from a 3-floor 3 bed in Richmond to 2-floor in Birmingham. They arroved at 8:00am.I am extremely happy with this company , very professional, and nothing was to much trouble.  Nothing was damaged

Very happy with the service and price. All round fantastic service I would highly recommend, we need to move again next year and I know who I will want to call! 

Vicky B
Vicky B

We used Best Van And Man Removals - http://www.bestvanandman.co.uk as they were recommended to us by someone who has used them 3 times in the past. We asked them to pack, move and unpack all our items as we were busy with work and they exceeded our expectations. The girls who did the unpacking were highly professional with great taste for things as well. We can only praise their efforts and we recommend them as well to all potential London customers with a move coming soon.

S Harrison
S Harrison

We used ElephantRemovals.co.uk as they came highly recommended by friends. The entire moving experience from Scotland to London with this removal company was seamless. The Pack & Move Service Bespoke Package was tremendous and well worth saving £££ compared to other removal companies we have used in the past. We would highly recommend Elephant Removals to anyone who is considering a reliable Movers and Packers Firm.

Mike M
Mike M

Thanks to removalswithasmile for the usual excellent recent service. I've used you twice now and have been consistently impressed by the quality of the packing and loading. Perhaps more importantly I always like the blokes working for you, who are good fun, work hard and are very polite. Was also the cheapest quote having shopped around. Professional family business and I appreciated Sam bringing round packing materials a few days before the move within a few hours of asking. Thanks again!

Jacopo L
Jacopo L

If you have to move from London, please avoid http://getmanandvanlondon.com/#. After proposing a very cheap quotation, they called 3 working days before the relocation and more than double their fee. A very untrustworthy company, indeed!

Nick H
Nick H

I just called ois removals to ask for a quote, and their rates appear quite high compared to what best move offered. I'd like to once again thank Danielle for her comment below!

Jonathan E
Jonathan E

We used Ois removals, www.oisremovals.co.uk last week and found them to be very good value for money and very professional, they were able to do everything very efficiently and even had storage for the stuff that didn't fit into our very small but very expensive flat

Nick H
Nick H

I just read the discussion between Daniele and Barry and I think I will give the company they talk about a try.

Roxana M
Roxana M

We used Removalstop for our move.  They were fantastic, professional, caring and very helpful.The whole process from start to finish was hassle free. We've used a few different companies in the past but found Removalstop brilliant. Highly recommended. 

Barry C
Barry C

We moved with www.removalswithasmile.co.uk and found them on reallymoving. They were absolutely awesome. All local Londoners, smiling, joking and making the whole move day an experience that we will all remember. We kept the tea flowing and although arranged in less than 3 days they packed and moved our 4 bedroom house, including dismantling and re-assembling bunkbeds, wardrobes and trampolines with no fuss, no damages and plenty of smiles all round!

Special thanks to Trevor, Peter and Vic but all the lads were awesome! ;)

Holly J
Holly J

This company http://www.wilson-removals.co.uk/request-quote/ were a fantastic help while moving, they delivered prompt responses to emails and quotations and made us feel at ease during a very stressful time. The guys that helped us move were friendly and extremely helpful, and wouldn't let as lift a finger, which was much appreciated! We found the prices to be very fair and was just really happy with the whole service. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a happy stress free move!…

Simon I
Simon I

Well I had my third move with Elephant Removals Company and they did an amazing job once again.

They were on time, great guys that moved me, very nice and friendly.The guys are always quick, they know their job and did it well. Nothing was broken. 

http://www.elephantremovals.co.uk


Terri F
Terri F

We just moved from Fulham to Guildford and the guys at Removals with a Smile were great.  Very careful with everything and excellent packing, nothing broken.  The team was really helpful through the whole day and focussed on getting the move done.

Samuel Bradford Bookings Manager 

0800 612 7054 | 07741278709

www.removalswithasmile.co.uk

Terry M
Terry M

We have just moved across London and used - http://www.top-removals.co.uk . I must say that I was thinking it was going to be a nightmare having to load and unload etc. however these guys were great did everything for us!

Danielle D
Danielle D

I'd certainly give Best Move http://www.bestmove.co.uk the benefit of doubt. I've heard a lot of good things for this company, and yesterday I saw a van of theirs in my neighbourhood. I later talked to the family that just moved in and they said the service was spot on. I hope the same experience will be repeated next month when I'll move. 

Ashley D
Ashley D

A friend of mine used http://www.fantastic-removals.co.uk and was pleased with their work. She even made use of coupon discount with a voucher code, which I had no idea was even available for movers.

Denise W
Denise W

Removals with a Smile - Excellent family run business, moved us last week, from SW18 to GU6 and couldn't have been more helpful. We were in a 1st floor Maisonette so lots of trugging up and down stairs and have moved to a 350year old house so lots of head bashing on beams.... They were attentive, and we have not had a single item broken. Well priced as well compared to some of the others, that wasted my time by quoting and then being unable to do the day we needed despite telling them before they visited that it HAD to be that day!


Samuel Bradford Bookings Manager 

0800 612 7054 | 07741278709

www.removalswithasmile.co.uk


Not that I am ever moving again - but I would use them again and recommend them to anyone going through the stressful time of house moving...Good Luck

Joe M
Joe M

We are www.sussexremovals.com, if you are considering moving south of London to anywhere in Surrey or Sussex, consider us...  We have an excellent reputation.  Any size move catered for.  Emergency or awkward moves covered.  Fully insured with over 25 years experience.  we are members of trustatrader.com  call us on 01273 978278 anytime

Pol m
Pol m

    This is the second time I have used bestmoverscompany.co.uk - I find them quite pricey, but they do such a fantastic job I had to use them again. The guys were so friendly and efficient - they were excellent.I would recommend them!

Pepe C
Pepe C

We work together collaboratively to create the results that you want.  We value our partnerships and only work with highly skilled craftsman to ensure that your space is architecturally beautiful, structurally sound, and finished with exceptional balance, grace and style.

Following is a detailed list of services:pepecalderindesign.com

Simeon G
Simeon G

Removals company is provide best service home luggage,furniture are packing and move it's hard work.but moving company is easily manage. Thanks for that.

john a
john a

We at sofabeds.co.uk use citymules.co.uk to do our furniture deliveries. On Saturday the largest sofa would not fit in the lift of the new luxury Wapping development it was being delivered to. This meant it had to be carried up to the eleventh floor using the fire exit stairs. A lot of guys would have said at that stage, "no mate, that is asking too much", and they would not be wrong. Without a word of complaint the two guys got on with it and thirty minutes later it was in place  and undamaged in our clients room. Our client was amazed and impressed.


Enough said.

Li J
Li J

This is the second time we bestmoverscompany.co.uk to relocate our home. They were on time and agreed to pick up other furniture from another address for us and did all of this effectively. They were friendly, responsive and flexible. Everything was confirmed by email.Would definitely use again and highly recommend.

Thanks Best Movers Company!

Claudia C
Claudia C

Good move & price 


Safe Removals arrived on time and immediately got busy clearing our three bedroom house from North London to Hertfordshire. They did a great job wrapping, boxing and ensuring our valuables are safely protected. We found their rates to be among the best of the removal firms who quoted. I have used other man and van firms in the past but this team is the smoothest move. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

Anthony B
Anthony B

Its not hard to find a removal company but if you want a small family business who care about their profession I would strongly recommend removals with a smile. As soon as you call them you know you are in safe hands and they drop around all of the boxes so that you can get packed up in good time. We went with a part packing option and it all worked out much less than we expected. The men made us all smile all day and the kids cant wait for the next move! Special thanks to Sam and Dennis who came around and planned everything perfectly. We had 4 other companies come round to survey and none of them were as straight forward, helpful and friendly. Save yourself the bother and just call removals with a smile first!

Rob.b B
Rob.b B

Best Movers Company.

Very good service. Men friendly and helpful on the day

                                     I was exceedingly impressed with the company as a whole. Fast, efficient and polite. I would both use them again and highly recommend them to others

I used "Removals with a Smile" who were very professional, they helped us move from our four bed house in to Storage and a two bed house March 2014. Alex, Tim and Wayne were amazing, they were very helpful and made everything simple on the day. My furniture was very heavy but the guys were hard-working and got the job done, all this for a great price. I'll be using them again for my next move.


john a
john a

Hi, I moved last weekend (and I'm still unpacking). I used a recommendation from the comments below, go2vanman is the companies name. Very happy with them, they were fast, friendly and professional.

Tim T
Tim T

Yes! Best Movers Company  were fantastic, they had some heavy item to move, and they never complained;). Professional, on time. They were polite, took great care of my items . Quote was very competitive. I would use them again and would recommend to others.

Jacki J
Jacki J

Really happy with the services received from Best Movers Company .Peter  was extremely helpful and always available and extremely efficient.  The two removals men she sent were also great - polite, efficient and extremely professional.

We were really impressed with them and would definitely recommend them to anyone moving!

Nick W
Nick W

If moving between Manchester and London it can work out more economical booking a northern removal company in Manchester http://www.nicksremovals.co.uk over heads up north on the whole are cheaper

James M
James M

We used Alexanders Removal & Storage.  They were fantastic and the whole process from start to finish was hassle free. We've used a few different companies in the past but couldn't fault Alexanders. Highly recommended if you are looking for removal companies in London!

Angela
Angela

I would highly recommend shirleys removals. from start to finish the whole experience with Shirley and her team was all we could have hoped for in a removal firm. They were punctual, efficient and did everything within their capability and beyond to ensure all our belongings were safe and securely moved and delivered. thank you guys and much appreciateted Angela and Michael

Sandra
Sandra

Inbox Removals moved our 4 bedroom house from Luton to London. We have received supreme packing and moving service. Packing service was provided on a day before the actual move, team was very professional, helpful and polite. Highly recommend this company for people who are looking for a hassle free moving service.

Carllos
Carllos

Excellent. BESTMOVERSCOMPANY I was looking for removal companies from the London to the Bristol and I received 4 quotes from different ones, all very clear and in a good range of prices and all offering complete services.BESTMOVERSCOMPANY nice and friendly and quick in replying to any questions you may have. I would highly recommend this service.

sophie
sophie

Removals with a Smile were superb when we moved our two bed flat rom London to Brighton in Feb 2014. Sam's management and customer service was truly amazing - he was always very clear and helpful, and the guys were brilliant on the day - super polite, thoughtful, friendly and hard-working. The price was great too. I would thoroughly recommend them anytime.

Laura R
Laura R

Hi, My husband and I recently moved from Islington to Camden, is wasn't a huge move but our moving company was excellent. I think they're called Go2vanman! They called to confirm the day before our move and then arrived exactly on time with a huge moving truck. They were very polite and got straight to work. They had all the tools of the trade, moving blankets, trolleys etc. I really cant recommend them enough. Try these guys, you wont be disappointed - www.go2vanman.co.uk

Andrew Simon
Andrew Simon

We used a London based removal company - Inbox Removals for our house move from St. Albans to London. The move went really smoothly, all belonging were safely loaded into two vans and delivered to the new property. Workers were really helpful, hard working and polite. Would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a professional service.

Nick
Nick

,,bestmoverscompany'' We were very satisfied with the service received from everybody we dealt with at Bestmoverscompany and the team that handled our move were friendly, efficient and hard-working!!! I would highly recommend Best Movers Company and would definitely use them again.

Mat
Mat

Best Movers Company gave me an estimate for moving me locally and they handled my furniture like it was their own. The office and sales personel were just absolutely wonderful, they explained everything in detail.The move was completed in a very professional manner and within the time estimated and the cost was actually less than the estimate. I would highly recommend BEST MOVERS COMPANY to move anyone from one residence to another. Keep up the good work, you folks are fantistic..

Gloria H
Gloria H

@Nick H  do you work for Best Move ? because it sounds suspiciously like you do, I have called both best Move and Ois removals for a quote and Ois removals had by far the best terms,

Barry M
Barry M

@Danielle D It's one month now! Hope your move is well. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible  to tell how it went. Yours looks like the only real review over here.

Joe M
Joe M

www.sussexremovals.com

Nick H
Nick H

@Gloria H you know quotes vary, right? I shared my experience, and you - yours. And who do you work for?

Danielle D
Danielle D

@Barry M It all went really smooth. The two guys were really prompt in taking everything to the back of the van. The final price was just what I was quoted upon booking. 5 out of 5 - they did what I wanted, how I wanted it done. Best Move is a good choice!

Barry M
Barry M

@Gloria H  Yeah Sure Gloria H! I know everyone on timeout!