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Top Tips on Choosing a Home Removal Company to Hire

Are you planning on moving? The first step is to find a company you can trust to be gentle with your belongings and provide efficient service. 

Read on and follow our tips below in selecting a home remover that will make your move hassle-free.

Do Your Research

Check online reviews and ask family and friends if they have ever hired a home removal company. Find out what they would recommend and advise you to seek and avoid.

Ask the Right Questions

Do you require male or female removal specialists? Can they offer any optional services, such as packing up your kitchen and unpacking it when you reach your destination? Will they be happy to help you move heavy items and do any lifting for you?

Make a List

Make a list of all the furniture, appliances, and other items you need to move. Jot down the sizes and any special features of each item. 

This list will help you estimate the total cost of your move. You may also want to create a floor plan of your home showing the entrance and exit routes and where each item will go.

Ensure You Get It All in Writing

Always check that your home removal company has a business licence and insurance and is a member of the local moving association. You should also ask for a list of references and see any previous reviews for the company.

Pay a Deposit

Make sure you pay a deposit of around 10 per cent of the total cost at least one week before the date you want to carry out your move. This will make sure the company isn’t double-booked for that day.

Define Your Time Frame

Be clear about your time constraints. Can you have the move done on Saturday, or do you need to have the job done the following Monday?

Ask about Extra Charges

If you own pets, find out if the movers are willing to transport your pets. Will they handle a piano or an antique dresser? Will they pack items that are too fragile to be carried? 

Also, determine if you can help with the loading and whether you must pay for other charges for additional work.

Seek a Written Estimate

Ask your home removal company to provide you with a written estimate that includes all the charges. Make sure you read the quote carefully and ask questions if you are unsure about anything.

Ask for References

Verify any references for your home remover. Ask about their experience working in your neighbourhood, the time the move took, and any damage the moving team caused to your furniture.

Book Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your home remover. If you face a deadline with your move, make sure you book at least a month in advance. 

If you wait until the last minute, you may not find anyone available to move your furniture.

Move Your Personal Belongings

Ideally, you should be the one to take your belongings to the home removal company. Paying someone to do it may cost you extra. 

It also helps to avoid the possibility of damage to your items to guarantee to keep your possessions in good condition.


Moving can be a stressful experience. However, it is much more pleasant if you know where to find the right home removal companies to take care of all the hard work for you. This article has given you a brief overview of what to look for and expect in hiring a home removal company.

If you need a Preston removal company, check out Braithwaites Removals. We offer comprehensive removal and storage services. Get a free quote now!