House Removal Checklist Tips and Advice

Stress is an unavoidable part of moving home, but you can reduce it by spending time on preparation.

Some things to bear in mind are:

Will all your furniture get through your doors at both ends

Will there be room for the removal van / truck or can you arrange space on the day with neighbours?

If you are going to need storage, ask for the removal company's advice.

Here is some advice for any house removal apart from the actual logistics of the move.

  • Label removal cases and boxes by room, or unpacking will take much longer.
  • De-register and re-register with GP surgery.
  • Use the Royal Mail Postal Redirection Service, it will help protect you against identity theft.
  • Notify: Council tax, banks, pension, loans, credit/debit card providers, insurance, employer, HMRC.
  • Contact your phone, broadband, energy and water providers and get connected at the other end.
  • Top Tip: carry your own kettle, tea bags, coffee, sugar and milk.

You will find lots of advice and tips on the Internet for making things run smoothly but one of your main concerns should be finding an experienced removal company.

The logistics of the move is why most people arrive at our freight exchange service, to book a reputable removal company and have your requirements set down, preferably by written contract. After you post your removal on Loadup, our member removal companies will contact you with quotes based on the information you give, so give as much as you can for an accurate quote.

When you receive a quote you like, contact the removal company who sent the quote and discuss your requirements in full.

All our removal companies carry plentiful blankets and straps and other devices to protect your belongings whilst in transit and have declared goods-in-transit insurance cover, but you should check both your own contents insurance, the amount of the removal company's goods-in-transit cover and you should also check for cover in case anything goes awry and cancellation or postponement is necessary. Make sure any cover is valid for both ends of the journey.

Paying a little extra for packing at both ends will take an enormous load of your shoulders, it's not expensive and is well worth it, if you want to discuss any of these things with a potential removal company, say so in the extra details section of the form on the next page after giving you contact details.

If you are packing yourself, buy enough strong moving boxes and plenty packing tape and bubble wrap.

Our membership of removal companies have gained a wealth of knowledge about the pitfalls over years of moving people, whether within the UK or to other european countries, so make use of their knowledge and advice, especially if moving internationally.

Having your house removal delivered as a return load (backload), can be much cheaper
than booking a dedicated courier or removal company for the job.

Our network of removal companies often return empty or with partial unused space from deliveries,
making use of this unused space will cut your removal costs

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Our UK and Europe wide network of removal companies always need return loads rather than return empty from an outbound delivery, so you can get loads delivered at the cheapest possible backload or 'return load' rate, saving 50%-70% on a dedicated delivery service. To date, we have matched and moved over 1.2 million loads for over 95,000 users.

Wherever you live in the UK or Europe, there will be an empty van or truck going back to where you need something delivering every day, because some of our hundreds of transporter members will be making that return journey in the near future.

You do not pay anything to use the Loadup system, no need to register or give us card details like some other sites. There are never any charges or commissions payable, you just pay the removal company whose quote you accept and all quotes are no-obligation.
Loadup does not get involved with any negotiations or financial transactions.

All our transporters are vetted for legitimate insurance cover and continuously rated, so that confidence in our system is maintained.