How Far in Advance Should you Arrange Removal Services?

Posted by Moving Home Made Easy



There is so much to think about during the lead-up to a house move and it can be easy to forget about arranging any removal services you may need. Lots of people don’t know how far in advance they should book removal services and this can result in them struggling to find a trusted removal company to assist them with their move. 

Moving home is already stressful and the last thing you need is the additional stress of not being able to find a removal company. To assist anyone with an upcoming house move, below we have answered some of the questions we’re commonly asked by homeowners planning a move. 

When should you arrange removal services?

It’s a common misconception that you need to have a completion date confirmed before you contact a removal company, but this isn’t the case. As soon as you know you’re moving, it’s useful to start contacting reputable, local companies and finding out more about the home removal, packing and storage services they offer.

Simply put, the sooner you contact a removal company, the more likely they are to have availability to assist you with your move and this can help to prevent a stressful last-minute search for a local company. You don’t need to worry when booking removal services in advance with Moving Home Made Easy as we don’t charge for unexpected date changes. If required, we will happily move your booking to a new date and we understand that sometimes, things completely out of your control can impact your moving date. 

How long do removal services take to carry out?

Several factors will impact how long it takes a removal team to move everything from A to B. As you may expect, the size of your property and how much you have to load onto a removal van will play a big role in how long removal services take. Similarly, if you have booked additional services, such as packing services or furniture dismantling services, then it will take longer for a professional team to complete your move. 

When carrying out a home visit and providing you with a quote for removal services, a move manager will be able to advise you on how long they anticipate your move to take. They will take into consideration everything touched on above to help you plan the morning of your move.

What time should a removal team get to your house?

Typically, the time you book your removal services for will be dependent on the time agreed for key exchange. Your solicitor will be able to tell you what time you’re likely to get your keys on moving day and you can then arrange your move around this. Once a move manager has told you how long the removal services are likely to take, you can then calculate what time you should arrange for a removal team to arrive at your house. 

It can be easy to overlook, but don’t forget to take into account travel time when you’re arranging removal services. If your new home is an hour’s drive away, for example, you need to include this in your calculations before booking removal services. 

Will you be charged for delays on moving day?

Not all removal companies have the same rules when it comes to delays on moving day, but at Moving Home Made Easy, we try to be as flexible as possible. Should something happen that results in you getting your keys late, don’t worry, the first two hours of any delays will be free. Commonly, this is enough time to get your move back on track and it’s not often that our customers are delayed for longer than a couple of hours. Any time after two hours will be charged pro rata, and we try to keep our costs reasonable. 

Arranging removal services in Scotland

If you’re moving home and you’re interested in arranging removal services in Scotland, our team at Moving Home Made Easy are the best people to contact. We provide a range of removal, packing and storage services, and we can provide you with the comprehensive assistance you need on moving day, making the process as stress-free as possible. 

All of our services are competitively priced and we are always transparent with our costs and timetable of work. Every member of our team is fully trained to provide the highest level of service and we can assure you that your move will be in very capable hands. Feel free to explore the rest of our website to find out more about our removal services in Scotland.


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