HOUSE AND DOMESTIC REMOVALS7 DAYS A WEEK SERVICE
Top Removals’ goal is to create a high-quality moving service and achieve 100% customer satisfaction. To do that we need to have an honest talk with our clients – with you, and inform you about some moving specifics surrounding home removals:
1. How much does a house move cost?
Depending on the complexity, the size of the goods, the customer’s requirements and the distance it can be anywhere from £200+VAT to £2-3,000+VAT. We will be able to give you an estimate after the property survey. If you want, you can use our house moving calculator to get a better idea of the cost for your domestic move.
2. If I have a problem dismantling my furniture can you help me?
Certainly, our movers are equipped with the basic tools, so they are perfectly capable to disassemble your furniture. However, you need to inform us in advance, so it doesn’t mess with the time frame of the domestic relocation.
3. Do I need to do anything specific before you arrive?
On the day of the move, our teams must have access to your place to load and unload all of your belongings. Speak in advance with your landlords and neighbours and inform them what is about to happen. Secure parking space and if you need a permit, just inform your moving coordinator. We will arrange it with your local council. Everything must be done before our arrival so there won’t be any disruptions and surprises.
1. Bear in mind the weight of the moving boxes
The health and safety recommendations state that a box shouldn’t exceed 20 kg to be lifted and stacked without a problem. However, if it’s bigger, one should be marked as “HEAVY” and used as a base when placed in the truck or van. It is advisable not to stack more than 5 or 6 crates to preserve their integrity and protect the bottom ones from being smashed. That is why a good mover will load the vehicle with a mix of furniture and boxes and avoid making a row only with crates.
2. Check to see if all of your belongings can be transported
There are a couple of things we can’t transport, mainly because of safety regulations. You can see a list on our FAQ page or ask your moving coordinator about them. This way, you can be prepared properly and either sell or dispose of them.
3. Pack like a pro
There are many types of boxes you can use for your clothes and items. Use stretch wrap to protect your furniture, for the more valuable pieces you can add a layer of bubble wrap as well. Everything should be labelled accordingly. If you are dismantling something, put the smaller elements in ziplock bags and use tape to secure them on the bigger pieces. This way you won’t lose them and will know from where exactly the bolts and nuts came.
4. Prep your appliances
While our movers can help you with basic things like disconnecting a washer, other white goods must be prepared prior to our arrival. Fridges and freezers must be unplugged, defrosted and cleaned, before they are loaded. We recommend you get a certified electrician or plumber for the more serious tasks like mains connections.
If you want to learn more and be prepared better for your upcoming London relocation, Top Removals has a complete house moving guide that you can use. Here you will find everything from how many movers you would need and what vehicle to rent to how to pack your piano.
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