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2 men and a Luton van returning to London from Plymouth

posted Sep 21, 2018, 7:40 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 7:42 AM ]


I have two men and a van returning empty to SW London, Surrey, Kingston, Wimbledon from Cornwall, Plymouth, Devon on the 26th September 2018.  We can pick up in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset areas along the A303, M5 and the M4 on the way back in the afternoon.  We can pick up furniture and boxes along the along the route if it's not too far off the motorway.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

Man and van returning to SW London/Surrey from Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham on the 24th April 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 11:39 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated May 28, 2018, 6:10 AM ]


I have a man and van returning empty to SW London, Surrey, Kingston, Wimbledon from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham tomorrow 24th April 2018.  Can pick up in Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands areas along the M6 and the M40 on the way back in the afternoon.  We can pick up furniture and boxes along the along the route if it's not too far off the motorway.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

Man and van returning to SW London/Surrey from Leeds, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton on the 7th May 2018

posted Apr 14, 2018, 1:25 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated May 28, 2018, 6:11 AM ]


I have a man and van doing a house removal and returning empty to Kingston, SW London/Surrey from Leeds, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton on the 7th May 2018.  Can pick up all over Yorkshire, Linconshire, East Midlands areas along the M1 and the A1M on the way back in the afternoon.  We can pick up furniture and boxes along the along the route if it's not too far off the motorway.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

Hiring professional movers vs moving yourself

posted Apr 2, 2018, 8:03 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 8:06 AM ]


It's understandable that when moving house people are looking for as good a deal as they can get for the removal service - especially if they've just put down a hefty deposit towards their first home.  While I think our prices are reasonable (indeed they're competitive against other local removals companies), there are, inevitably, people who will find them to be out of their budget.  I have written a post in the past about minimizing your moving costs so that's where I'd suggest people look if they're on a tight budget.  Our budget man and van service is usually cheaper than hiring the van to do the move yourself for local moves (Kingston, Wimbledon, Surbiton, New Malden, Worcester Park, Thames Ditton, Esher, Walton on Thames, South London and surrounding areas) if you're organised and have items ready to go.

But having seen someone do a DIY move recently, I question the wisdom of a DIY move so here's a quick comparison of the two to help you decide which one is better for you.  The comparison assumes that you'll have hire a self drive van since very few people have access to a van.

 Self move    

Deposit          

You have have to pay a security deposit when hiring a van.  This goes towards the insurance access in case you damage the van while it's in your possession.

Friends

I can barely get a handful of friends to meet for brunch so I doubt I could get any of them to come and help me with a house move.  You have to rely on friends to not only turn up on the day but to actually be able to do the job and complete it on the day of your move.  

Inconvenient

You have to go and pick up the van - van places are usually local at industrial estates nowhere near public transport or anywhere to park - often early in the morning, take with you documents to prove your address and that your licence is eligible to drive etc.

Van rental places get booked up

Since most house removals take place at weekends (it's when most people are off work) you'll be lucky to get your hands on a rental van in South London/Surrey, especially at the end of the month.

Somebody has to do the actual work    

Even if you manage to convince a handful of your friends to forgo a day of their weekend and all London has to offer, jump through all the hoops of getting the van, somebody still has to do the actual parking the van safely but as close to your front door as possible, loading of the van, packing the items inside safely and securely, drive to the destination address and unload.  And make the second trip if necessary. 

Returning the van

This is especially painful if you've moved halfway across the country and you have to make the journey back to South London/Surrey to return the van (if the van company offers the one way hire service, it's usually at exorbitant fees).  Another added complexity is the fuel - you rarely ever get van companies full of fuel but you have to return it with the same amount of fuel you collected it with.  The problem is if you're not used to the vehicle it's very difficult to gauge the amount of fuel need, if you get this wrong you could incur further costs.
 Movers

No deposit

If you have to pay a deposit when making a booking, it goes towards the final bill of your move.


Professionals

You're hiring professionals to do the job.  Not only do our livelihoods rely on us getting the job done properly, but we've done it thousands of times.  It's not just about lifting furniture, but there's also the knowledge of how certain items should be carried, loaded and protected once in the van.

Conveninent

All you have to do is be up and be ready for the movers to turn up.




If you've booked the date and time, we'll honour the booking

We have vans.  If you book a date and time and we confirm it, we'll hounour it.


We do the work

Depending on what level of service you've booked with us (full pack, dismantle, reassembly and move; self pack, we dismantle and move; 





Nothing to return

Once we're done moving your stuff and putting all furniture items in the right rooms and the positions you want them and boxes in the rooms you want us to, we take our van with us.  There's nothing left for you to do, apart from pay the bill that is.
                                                                                  
Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you're interested in our moving service in the London and Surrey areas and going anywhere in mainland UK.
                                                          

Student storage from £1.66 per box per week

posted Mar 17, 2018, 6:03 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Mar 17, 2018, 6:03 AM ]


We recognize that not everybody requires a whole storage unit and some people only have a few boxes to store for a few weeks while they're travelling or between properties.  If you're just one person and are moving from a fully furnished property and are going to move to another one you may only have a few boxes of personal belongings and this service is for you.  

It's box storage and prices start at £1.66 per box per week.  We can send one man and a van to collect (at extra cost) or if you have means to transport to our warehouse in New Malden you can do so.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you're interested in storing one or more boxes.

2 men and a Luton van returning to SW London/Surrey 4th May 2018

posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:40 PM by Mr Removals   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 1:43 PM ]


2 men and a Luton van returning to London from Portsmouth on the 4th May 2018.  We can pick up furniture on the way back SW London (Kingston, Wimbledon, Surrey) along the A3 and the M3 in Portsmouth, Southampton and all Hampshire/Surrey areas.  We can pick up furniture and boxes.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

What to do if you're moving house but don't want to pack

posted Mar 11, 2018, 3:31 PM by Mr Removals   [ updated Mar 11, 2018, 3:33 PM ]



Everyone has to move house at some point in their lives, and if you live in a letting in Greater London you'll move on average every 18 months.  A lot of people hate moving mainly because they hate packing.  I know this because some people try to skip packing altogether and expect us to just lift items naked and take them into the van.  I can assure you that packing is necessary and here are a few why:

  • protects items from damage
  • speeds up the moving process (if we moved items as they are it would take days to complete the move)
  • it helps to maximise the cubic feet of space in the van by stacking up the boxes
  • helps save space at your new house by stacking the boxes as you unpack - most people need a few days to unpack.
We can bring the boxes, bubble wrap, tape, packing paper, sofa covers, mattress covers on the day of packing.

Halving your house moving costs

posted Jan 26, 2018, 8:07 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 5:54 AM ]


Most people will have to move house at some point in their lives.  If you do everything for yourself - from packing, dismantling furniture, loading, packing the van if you have one (or hiring one), driving to your new address, offloading and going back for the second trip it'll take you most of the day (and evening) and you'll be exhausted by the time you finish.  But the good news is, it'll cost you next to nothing.  Or you could hire a removal company and pay a lot more.  If you're hoping to move house but are on a tight budget and are moving from the South West London/Surrey area you could use or man and van service, which is a happy medium between these two extremes.

The cost of your move is determined by the amount of stuff you have and the time it takes to complete your move.  If you follow this guide you could reduce the cost of moving house by 50%.

1. Getting packing boxes and packing

For as little as £60.50 you could get a 1 bedroom moving pack (20 boxes, bubble wrap, tape, packing paper, marker) from us our website or you could look on gumtree freebies and see if anyone is giving away used ones.  You can also get used boxes at supermarket recycling boxes - Sainsbury's on Richmond Road in Kingston always has different sizes.

2. Disposing off unwanted furniture

People tend to accumulate stuff the longer they live at the same address.  Moving provides a perfect opportunity to dispose off any unwanted items.  For small items you might have to make a few trips to your council disposal site.  For lager items you have a few options:  if the furniture is usable, you could donate it to your local hospice or give it away on Freecycle.

3. Packing

You want to pack all the small items into boxes and protect with blankets, towells, sheets anything that's can't go into boxes.

4. Dismantling furniture

To the best of your ability, you want to dismantle furniture before the man and van turns up.  If you're not confident in your ability, we can do this for you but it'll make the job take a lot longer and therefore cost you more.

5. Make sure there's a parking space

This is probably the most overlooked aspect of moving.  But it could turn a 6 hour job into a 9 hour one.  You want the van to be able to load from as close to your front door as possible without blocking the road and/or pavement.  If parking is enforced on your road and you live you might be better off getting 2 bays suspended.  If not you might have to use your own car to hold the parking space and move it when our van arrives.

If you follow this guide you'll have done a lot to make sure your move doesn't take too long to complete.  All that'll be left is for our 2 men team and a van to do the actual house move.

Man and van returning to SW London/Surrey from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham on the 20th October 2017

posted Oct 15, 2017, 7:42 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 7:52 AM ]


I have a man and van returning empty to SW London, Surrey, Kingston, Wimbledon from Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham on the 20th October 2017.  Can pick up in Staffordshire, West Midlands areas along the M6 and the M40 on the way back in the afternoon.  We can pick up furniture and boxes along the along the route if it's not too far off the motorway.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

Man and van returning to SW London/Surrey from Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire on the 20th October 2017

posted Oct 15, 2017, 7:38 AM by Mr Removals   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 7:53 AM ]


I have a man and van returning empty to SW London, Surrey, Kingston, Wimbledon from Norwich on the 20th October 2017.  Can pick up Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire areas along the M11, the A1, the M1 and the M25 on the way back in the afternoon.  We can pick up furniture and boxes along the along the route if it's not too far off the motorway.

I go up to the Midlands (Birmingham, Nottingham), the North (Leeds, Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee) at least once a month for Part Loads removals to and back to the London/South East area.

Please contact me by email or call me on 07842181350 if you'd like a quote.

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