Moving Checklist: 12 Most Used Removals Services

Movement is a part of human history, a big part of human life and there is no reason for it to stop. With the quickly developing society, we find more and more ways to make our Waste Removal London life easier, and when it comes to moving, we make a special moving checklist and choose the most fitting service from the large variety that is out there.

Here’s a short description for each one of them.

Moving Checklist #1. Home Removals

The most frequently used one – it’s the whole process of loading all your furniture and items in a van, transportation and unloading at the new place. It’s a door to door service. It may include something additional, such as packing and rubbish disposal (every household finds items it doesn’t need any more).

The service can be organized from A to Z by the company, or you can book only the transporting vehicle. The company usually comes a few days in advance to take a look at the items and decide how many people are needed.

They take into account to the accessibility of the place, or if it’s needed to hoist certain items through windows, if they cannot fit through stairs.

A special note if the items include a piano, too. Sometimes dismantling of furniture is needed.

Moving Checklist #2. Student Move

This is a small magnitude move intended for students. It’s always on low prices, and usually includes one man with a van – it’s basically help with carrying the items, loading and unloading.

Also, door-to-door service. It has the possibility of going to two separate addresses in order to split the cost.

Moving Checklist #3. International Removal

Moving to another country. Only specially registered companies can do that – they have licence to present at the customs, along with documents of the tenants (if they are present in the van). Costs are a lot higher and can grow a lot if they have to switch vehicles, when going overseas.

The service includes door-to-door service, items loading and unloading, dismantling of furniture if needed.

Moving Checklist #4. Man and Van Services / Light Man With a Van

A man and van service is just like a student move – offering one man with a van and strong arms to help carrying the items. You usually get this if booking a local company, operating only in the area and it’s a move to a not so far away place within the borders of the city.

Booking hours are flexible for this service, it’s safe and fully insured.

Unlike the student move, however, prices aren’t low. I guess, this is how they do business. You just have to know what to book.

Moving Checklist #5. Art / Antique Transportation & Business Removals

This is a specialized removal service for offices, galleries and museums. It usually includes specified packing of different sculptures and art. It’s fully insured and safe. Delivery is always door-to-door.

Moving Checklist #6. Box delivery & Packing

Every moving company can pack every single item in the most secure and professional way, promising zero damage, even to fragile items like lamps, fish tanks, valuable pottery and others. As a customer, you can always inform that you want to pack the valuable china yourself, but then you have to sign a document in case it gets broken during the transportation. After all, you can’t blame the movers for something that was your fault.

Companies always supply the needed packing materials, such as bubble wrap, wardrobes, clear stretch wrap, boxes.

Sometimes, a customer wants to just pack and not move (meaning, they’ll use their own vehicles). In these cases, you can purchase the packing service, or just the boxes.

You can also rent the boxes, if you’d like. Eco-friendly moving, with recyclable material is all good, but you’ll have to make sure to give them back in a proper state – no cracks, or tears, dry.

Moving Checklist #7. Storage

Very often, after packing all your belonging, you realize there are a lot of items, you’d prefer not to take with you, but wouldn’t want to throw away either. The only solution to this dilemma is booking a storehouse for a set period of time.

Service includes transportation and holding your store place occupied during the period you’ve specified. The service is safe and insured, just like all of the above. The furniture may be dismantled and later assembled, depending on your requirements.

Pay in mind however, that if the period of storage expires and the company cannot get in touch with you the following week, they will sell off your belongings and vacate the storehouse.

Moving Checklist #8. IKEA (eBay) – Collection / Delivery + Assembly

After purchasing things fromĀ , you can book the removals company to deliver the items to your doorstep. The service includes loading, transportation and unloading of the item, including assembling in your home. Hours are flexible, and all professional assembly tools are provided from the firm.

Moving Checklist #9. Furniture Assembly

Dis-assembling and re-assembling of furniture by itself can be a separated service, depending of your needs. Tools are provided from the moving technicians and the working area will be cleaned up afterwards.

Moving Checklist #10. House Clearance

House clearance is a pretty much as it sounds – taking all the items outside the house. And, that’s about it. They can be disposed of, or just placed in the yard.

Moving Checklist #11. Rubbish Removal

Every time a person wants to move, they realize how many unneeded items they have. It usually comes up simply because they don’t want to carry that much load, so disposing of things is just as liberating as it sounds.

A rubbish removal service will dispose of the unneeded junk and send it to a recycling factory if recyclable.

Moving Checklist #12. End of Tenancy / Pre-Tenancy Cleaning

Before the move, there is always the necessity of cleaning up the old place, especially if it was rented. The end of tenancy cleaning service includes a deep clean of the walls, flooring (carpets), windows and every other nook and cranny.

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