Finding a good moving company is not as easy as it sounds like. There have been a lot of reports on moving company scams lately, which require us to beware of them. The only thing you need to consider while hiring movers is their repute in this business. A well-reputed moving company will provide you with the best services at the most reasonable price.
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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 ShakersThis 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 RemovalsHeartily recommended.Railway Arch 884, Rosendale Rd, SE24 (020 8678 1774).
Fast ForwardA 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 RemovalsOriginally 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).
www.iammoving.comInforms, for free, a personal list of companies, such as utilities, of your new address.
Post OfficeWill 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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We have been recommended Best Van & Man Removals by our friends Helen and Josh - http://www.bestvanandman.co.uk who used them about a month or so ago for their move and we thought it would be best if we use someone recommended for our house removals. Now I can say thank you to Steve and Tim for their hard work and patience. We had to wait for 2 hours for our completion and the guys although the van was fully loaded waited with us and were great fun!
They fitted everything in their New like Luton van and the move was completed with a professional attitude and great care! Here it is Steve - as promised! Debbie
If you moving house than make sure choose a company who have BAR accreditation i recently moved house with HRBB REMOVALS they did a great job for us. they were on time and highly trained. check them out for an online quote http://www.hrbbservices.co.uk/
BMC (http://www.bestmoverscompany.co.uk/) helped us move from the Netherlands to the UK.
They agreed to the job at short notice, for a very reasonable price, picked up our belongings from the Netherlands and delivered them to the UK the same day(!)
Loading and unloading was very quick and efficient: unloading took 45 minutes (and we had plenty of stuff), and loading didn't take much longer than that.
Everything was well packed, and nothing got broken.
All in all, a very smooth, quick, and professional service.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say the service I received this morning from Best Van & Man Removals - http://www.bestvanandman.co.uk was excellent and the move went without a hitch!
I am recommending the company now to everyone who might be needing a removal service. Thank you,
For Removals in North London try Abracadabra Removals. You can call us on 0800 2118482 or go to their website www.abracadramoves.co.uk . Friendly and professional service guaranteed.
We used www.superbmoves.co.uk and they were excellent. Our move wasn't easy, with a number of things needing to go into storage and then being delivered on the move day but it all went very smoothly. I'd definitely take a look at them. Highly recommended.
Thanks to being recommended by many people including on this site, I hired a Removal Company called Best Van and Man Removals - http://www.bestvanandman.co.uk/ on Friday 21st November for a separation house removal. Although the period was stressful I can honestly say that after Steve and the other 2 guys arrived, the atmosphere became brighter with a lot of jokes and after taking the first 5 minutes to observe the amount of stuff coming with me, they said they will fit it easily on their van and 2 hours later they professionally did.
I was surprised from their skills and their politeness. Never expected anything like this.
After that it was history and in 2 more hours me and my daughter were in our new flat hassle free due to the movers. Well done.
Well about to share my personal experience I have recently moved from Watford to London and hired Sonic Removals here is their website: http://www.sonicremovals.co.uk/. They provide me the service of removal in my budget and I am thinking to hire them again in future while moving.
Great value removals firm.Quick and efficient!
Movers were extremely hard-working and flexible , polite and careful.
I would highlighly recommend www.bestmoverscompany.co.uk
Peter was extremely helpful and on hand to answer any questions we had.
We used Fast Forward Group for several moves of a large amount of equipment for a Student Filmmaking competition based on the recommendation here, and they were extremely professional, always on time, and just generally pleasant, kind people. I would definitely recommend their service to anyone in the London area. The helped us move our equipment to a variety of locations all around the city, and we never had any problems. They really made our lives so much easier. Thanks, Fast Forward Group!
I've recently been caught up in relocation task, colleague referred Zip Movers for Fulham to Stanwell move, very reasonable rates and Paul was professional at all the stages - http://www.zipmovers.co.uk - I'd definitely use them again
We have just used Best Van and Man Removals - www.bestvanandman.co.uk over the weekend as they were recommended to us by our best friends and we were amazed by the customer service Steve and his colleagues provided us with. They were really happy to book us, they were 30 mins earlier, they did not say a word when they had to take our stuff down from the 3rd floor, on the contrary - they were happy that they were doing it....!! We also helped them at the new property and we were done in 3 hours but with a smile and good talk. Absolutely satisfied customers. Well Done - this is the way to run a business in London in 2014!
very happy with www.londonismoving.com very friendly, on time, felt really good they took care of everthing from start to finish
Best Movers Company.This company did a great job - they responded promptly to my initial enquiry, and did everything they said they would.Peter was very professionnal and flexible with each of my requests.The delivery guys were efficient and very kind. All my stuffs had been greatly protected. Everything was delivered without a scratch. I would strongly recommend BEST MOVERS COMPANY for any of your further moves.Thank you very much.
Have used Ois removals. www.oisremovals.co.uk again this week to take the goods we put into their storage out again, the storage items were in great condition, all wrapped in plastic and blankets, the guys removed all the wrapping before leaving, this is the second time I used them recently and they continue to impress me with the service and efficiency, despite the miserable weather the team remained very pleasant throughout
www.bestmoverscompany.co.uk The guys were really nice and friendly, and incredibly helpful. They just got on with it! I was so grateful for them as I have had back problems in the past, and so to be able to move house without having to lift anything was perfect! Would highly recommend this company to everyone.
We just used Removals with a Smile and they were great. The team were really helpful, had a can-do attitude, good humoured and couldn't do enough for us. We had a LOT of stuff and they worked like demons to get it sorted!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
I just read the discussion between Daniele and Barry and I think I will give the company they talk about a try.
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.
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! ;)
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!…
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.
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
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!
We paid £900 for full packing service for a reasonably sized 3-bed, moving 10d miles. http://www.dexmanvancompanyltd.co.uk/ Staff were fab & made it so easy.
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.
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.
Peak Removals are a Midlands based firm, that operate domestically and nationwide, offering http://www.peakremovals.co.uk
You can see more at the Peak website.
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
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
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
@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,
@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.
@Gloria H you know quotes vary, right? I shared my experience, and you - yours. And who do you work for?
@Barry M Yeah Sure Barry M you must know Nick H ?
@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!