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Questions and answers to help with HOME REMOVALS and BUSINESS REMOVALS

This is Brilliant Removals FAQ page. 

Moving home?   
Moving office? 
Need moving boxes?
Need a man and van?

 Here we have created sections where you will find questions and answers you may find yourself asking when moving home or looking for the best removals company for you. 

                    How do we make moving home easier? 

  • Submit our online request form - we'll give you a fast removals quote personalised to you.

  • Confirm your quote and booking availability

  • Move home - let us do the rest!

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Removals company - quick questions

How do I prepare for moving home? 

-see our helpful moving checklist below.

When should I start looking for removals companies?

-approximately 1 month before you start moving 

How do I find the best removals company near me? 

-search thoroughly before selecting the removals company best suited to you.

Does home removals include packing?

-that's completely up to you. Our removals have the option to pack and move or moving only. 

Are there extra fees for long distance moves? 
-the only extra fee we charge for long distance movers is a fuel charge calculated per mile. 

Can I cancel my moving date? 

-Of course you can. Please be reminded cancellations less than 48 hours are subject to charge. 

When moving long distance, do I have to pay the return journey?

-no you do not. For long distance home movers the only real difference is the additional fuel charge. Other than this your hourly charge begins when our team arrive and finishes only when all of your removal has been completed.

Can you do moving and cleaning for my home? 

-yes we certainly can and there are discounts for dual bookings too!

Is it free to sign up with Brilliant Removals?

-yes certainly! You can become a member with us for free by registering on the app here "".

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Moving Home Checklist
Moving home checkist

How do I prepare for moving home? 

  1. work out what you are moving:
    create a list. Best for preparation. Considering what (if any) furnishings need to remain in it's current location, which ones will be moving and if items can be disposed of. Consider if furniture requires disassembly or assembly.

  2. consider what you will be packing:
    a full list can be tedious. Our recommendation to create a smaller list of groups i.e glassware, crockery, small ornaments, photos, larger furniture, clothes etc. Larger furniture items like sofa's etc wont be packed, just protected and our removals team can do this for you when loading.

  3. consider how will it be best to pack:
    now you have your group list you can decide what moving supplies and packing materials would be required for these groups. For example protective wrapping for glass / crockery, wardrobe boxes for clothing, box filler for small ornaments etc. You will also have a better idea how many boxes you will need and what size for moving your home.

  4. decide if you or the removals team will pack:
    you can pack for your home removal yourself or request for our expert packers to do so. If you chose too, please remember to pack in the correct order with appropriate protection ready to be moved and transported safely.

  5. consider stairs / lift vs size and weight of furniture / items:
    if you live in a flat you will need to think whether your larger furniture items can fit through your doorways and into the lift safely not exceeding any weight limits. If not furniture disassembly services will be required. Again the option to do this yourself or request for our home removals team to do this. For flat removals and house removals both will need to consider stairways/narrow hallways and if sizeable items will fit. 

  6. Consider if you need help or not:
    Now you have a complied list of everything to be planned for when moving. You have the information needed to know whether you can do this yourself or book for a removals company. Remember heavier items will need 2 or more people to assist when carrying to ensure the safety of the person and items both. For most, there is simply too much to do when moving home and decide to leave it to the professionals. That's us! A majority of people choose home removal companies that include packing and moving, along with furniture disassembly services for ease and peace of mind - that's us again! 

  7. Suitable size van:
    do you have a van big enough to fit your house removal or do you need more space?

  8. Consider when you are moving:
    the recommendation is to begin to plan a month before you move. Referring to the list above giving yourself time to plan, organise and schedule any removals services required. Removals companies recommend to book in advance to ensure you receive the date and time suitable for you. Brilliant Removals suggest 7 days, though we are able to accommodate all removals requests subject to availability. 

  9. Book the best removals company for you:
    You will now have all the information you need to get removals quotes and book the best removal company near you. Probably us again. With us the option is all yours, we can do some or we can do it all!

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