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Moving house is always stressful, regardless of how many belongings you have to pack or how much distance you have to cover. However, there is no denying that the more you have to take into account when moving house, the more difficult the experience will be.

Indeed, moving from a three bedroom house can be a terrible slog, especially if you are moving with children. A lot can fit into a three bedroom house in terms of furniture, clothes and even general accessories. If you leave all of your planning until the last minute, you may well end up delaying your move simply by having too much to organise and get through before the big day!

Luckily, there are a few ways to take some of the stress off of your shoulders, the most reliable of which will be to hire a professional local removal company. While this may seem like an unnecessary expense, especially if you have just paid the deposit on your new home, trying to move without professional help can actually be a false economy. This is not simply a matter of opinion: hiring your own removal vehicle and buying the insurance required to put it on the road will often end up costing nearly as much or even more than simply hiring a professional.

It is also worth considering how much your own time is worth. Professional removers will be able to provide high-quality packaging materials, as well as the experience to pack your belongings away in no time at all. They will also be able to provide any specialist equipment required to transport heavier or more delicate belongings, such as pianos or antiques. They could even arrange all of this while you are at work so that the moving day itself can start bright and early.

That said, it will still be important to hire the right remover. Not only will you want to find a fair price, but you will also need a candidate who is reliable enough to plan and process your move without any issues.

With that in mind, let’s look at how much you should expect to pay when moving from a three bedroom house!

How much does it cost to move from a three bedroom house?

Average removal costs for a three bedroom house varies across the UK. Here are some examples of what you should expect to pay based on a fully furnished 3 bedroom house move;

From London

10 MILES 50 MILES 100 MILES
£435 £530  £570

From Manchester

10 MILES 50 MILES 100 MILES
£408 £513  £582

From Birmingham

10 MILES 50 MILES 100 MILES
£411 £465  £546

 

If this sounds like a lot, be careful! Many movers have tried to offset the cost of moving house by hiring an unlisted white van man, or simply asking friends for help, rather than hiring a professional removal company. Unfortunately, this approach comes with a number of disadvantages, the most important of which will be a lack of insurance coverage. Removal companies will be able to offer public liability insurance as well as goods in transit insurance, which should cover both your property and your belongings against accidental damage on your moving day. Even if you save money by hiring less qualified help, any unforeseen incidents could see you having to fork out far more money than you would have spent otherwise. That said, there are still a number of sensible ways to save money when moving house.

Find free cardboard boxes

Packaging materials can be surprisingly expensive. For a three bedroom house, you could easily end up spending more than £60 on boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap. Unfortunately, simply ignoring these costs is a surefire way to end up damaging your belongings during your moving day. Luckily, there are plenty of places to find free cardboard boxes. Ask at a local shop, preferably a pub or bookstore, and you will usually find that the staff are happy to give packaging materials away. It will still be worth doing this a week or so in advance of the move, however, as most shops will have a set recycling day when they get rid of their boxes.

Declutter

However large your moving day might be, however far you might be going, the less you have to pack the easier everything will be! Looking around your home, you will likely find a number of belongings which you no longer need, such as old furniture or clothes. Decluttering your home before your moving day could save you a lot of stress (while also giving you the chance to splash out on something new once you arrive at your new home!)Charity shops will usually be happy to take old belongings off your hands, and some may even offer a home pickup service. If not, a freecycling website like Freegle can help you find new owners for whatever you want to give away. Depending on the quality of your items, you may even be able to sell them second hand to offset the costs of your move.

Book your removers well in advance

One thing that you will want to avoid at all costs is waiting until the last minute to book a professional removal company. Remover schedules can fill up surprisingly quickly, especially during the summer, and you do not want to spend time choosing your ideal candidate only to find that they are unavailable on your moving day. Even if the last minute booking is possible, you may have to pay last minute booking fees for your chosen remover.Removal costs 3 bed

Give your removers a full list of the belongings you want to take with you

If there is one thing that removers hate, it’s unforeseen difficulties. When letting your removers know about what you are taking with you, it will be important to mention any particularly heavy, fragile or valuable items specifically. More than likely, your removers will need to arrange additional packaging materials, equipment or manpower to move these items safely.

Compare several removal companies before making your choice

This goes without saying! When hiring a tradesman of any kind, it is important to compare several candidates to ensure that you get the best price possible. That said, the ‘best price possible’ may not be the cheapest one available. Removers who undercut the competition usually offer sub-par quality, or they may even hide the real cost of their services in additional fees. Instead, you will want to compare your candidates in order to gauge the average price for your area. Next, take a look at the customer reviews for each of your choices. Remember, you want someone experienced and reliable for your money.

Most importantly, make sure that your final choice is properly insured. Your remover should be able to provide goods in transit insurance and public liability insurance to protect both your belongings and property during the moving day. Remember to ask about the level of coverage on offer specifically, as an inadequate policy may not offer sufficient financial protection in the event of an accident.

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