When should I book a removal company for moving house?

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Our average customers contact a removal company approximately 4-6 weeks before their move date* 

You can contact a removal company at any time for information and advice, but 4-6 weeks is a good target. 

This gives you time to arrange a survey, receive your quote, make your decision and make any necessary arrangements without having to rush and organise this all last minute as there can be a lot of other things happening as a move date nears, especially if you are buying and selling a property. Arranging a removal company in plenty of time means you can focus on everything else and leave the physical move worries to your mover.

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TOP TIP: If you're moving in summer or any school holiday contact the removal company as soon as you can. These periods get REALLY busy so booking early gives you a better chance of securing a great price and availability with your mover of choice. 

Find out everything you need to know about finding and choosing the right removal company for you with The Ultimate Guide to Removal Companies.

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What will I need to know about my move before I arrange removals services?

It’s a good idea to arrange a survey once you’re confident that the items you wish to me moved wont change much (or at least can separate out what's not going to a surveyor) other than that there is no reason why you cant arrange this at any time and we regularly get customers contact us several months before their move. 

How do I arrange removals if I don't know where I'm moving to yet?

If you don’t know your destination address just yet then we can still undertake the survey, but we may only be able to give you a guide price for your quotation which we can then review once you know the details of your new property. If you're moving to temporary accommodation between homes don't forget to ask your mover about storage services.

Can I get a quote based on provisional dates?

If you're not sure when to book a removal company because you don’t know your final move date yet then that’s not a problem - we can give a quotation based on open or provisional dates, although you should bear in mind quotations will usually be vaild for a move within 28 days, unless you’ve already specified that your move date is outside of this range.

I need a removal company but my move is really short notice...

Don’t worry if you don’t have very long, or if things happen quicker than you expect. At Bournes our flexible resources allow us to easily assist with short notice moves however if you are planning to move during a peak period (school holidays, particularly the summer, and the last Friday in a month) then it’s a good idea to get your arrangements made as early as possible as increased demand not only means that movers may be unavailable but also that prices may be higher if you leave it until the last minute.

Who should I get quotes from?

There are lots of movers out there who can help, but how do you choose the one that's right for you? Find out everything you need to know about finding and choosing the right removal company for you with The Ultimate Guide to Removal Companies.


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