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Owain Banfield
Written by Owain Banfield
15th March 2017 (Last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2018)

There's a lot to consider when organising your house move. Whilst Compare My Move makes it as easy as possible to compare quotes from companies local to you, you may still have some questions. Here's a number of guides to help you make your decision when you come to compare house removals.

Why Hire a Removal Company

Choosing a removal company for your house move is probably one of the best things you can do but if you still need convincing read this list of all the benefits for hiring removal company.

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How Much Does a Removal Company Cost?

Are you thinking of hiring a removal company but are unsure of the cost? The following guide covers everything you need to know, from the factors that affect the cost, to how to get an accurate quotation.

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Additional Removal Company Services

Do you need extra help with your move, other than transporting your items from A to B? The following guide has a list of all the additional services removal companies can offer you to help with your move.

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Home Removals Survey

Are you unsure of what a home removals survey involves? This guide takes you through every stage of the process, from the initial assessment to the quotation.

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Goods In Transit Insurance

When booking a removal company through Compare My Move you benefit from having Goods In Transit Insurance covering your move. Find out exactly what this is and how you're covered in this guide.

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Public Liability Insurance

Having public liability insurance included with your move means that you can rest assured knowing that whatever happens during your move, you're covered.

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Dealing with Disputes

In the unfortunate circumstances that your belongings are damaged during your move, there are some things you should know before disputing these claims. This guide reveals how to effectively dispute removal company damages

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Non Allowable Removal Items

Are you unsure of what items your removal company can move to your new home? The following guide will take you through the items that are 'non-allowable' and why.

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Questions To Ask Your Removal Company

You may have a number of questions to ask your removal company already, but if you're not sure, you can use this list to make sure you have everything covered before moving day.

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Last Minute Moving

If you have to move house on short notice then, before you panic, check out this Last Minute Moving Guide. Stay calm, stay organised and compare removal companies and it'll be easy. 

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Moving House Essentials

Moving day is a busy day. All of your worldly possessions are packed and are being loaded onto the removals van. There are certain items you are going to want to keep close by so, here we have put together a list of Moving House Essentials... A Survival Kit for Moving Day. 

Check out the Moving Day Essentials Here

Moving House Checklist

Moving Home is a busy time. With so much to do, following a checklist will help you keep track of everything Ffom packing to changing your address, tick off the items as you go along.

See the Compare My Move Moving House Checklist Here

What is the British Association of Removers?

What is the British Association of Removers (BAR), how does it help movers, and is there an alternative? Whether you've seen the badge or heard the name, Compare My Move explains the BAR.

See the Guide to the BAR Here

Your Guide to Video Home Removals Survey

The future of surveying your home's contents for an accurate removal quote is here: Video Homes Surveys. All you need is your smartphone and an App and you can sort your survey at a time that suits you.

See the Guide to Video Home Removal Surveys Here

Tackling Difficult and Awkward Moves

Moving a 'normal' house is stressful enough, but what about the large properties, the isolated cottages, and the awkwardly-located? Here's how to tackle an awkward move.

See the Guide to Awkward Moves Here

Your Guide to Moving Flats and Apartments

More and more people are living in flats throughout the UK, all of which come with unique challenges on moving day. From access to the dreaded stairs, Compare My Move explore the ins and outs of the apartment move.

See the Guide to Moving Flats and Apartments Here

How to Move Dangerous Goods

From exotic pets to shotguns and everything in between: Compare My Move explore how to move dangerous goods that a normal removal company won't touch.

See the Guide to Moving Dangerous Goods Here

How to Choose your Moving Date

Regardless of the toil involved in moving house, even choosing a date to move can be a complex affair. Whether you're renting or buying, Compare My Move go through how to choose your moving date.

See the Guide to Choosing Your Moving Date Here

Things You can do to Help Your Removal Company

Everyone wants a stress-free moving day, so here are the points to consider to make moving day run as smoothly as possible. 

Read Things you can do to Help your Removal Company Here

How to Pack a Moving Van

If you're planning on hiring a van to deal with your removals yourself, here are all the points to consider to pack an transport your belongings safely.

See How to Pack a Moving Van Here

White Glove Delivery Service

For your high-value items such as paintings and antiques, a white glove removal service is the premium option to ensure peace-of-mind and safe transit.

See the Guide to White Glove Delivery Service Here

Dealing With Moving House Stress

The key to a stress-free move is identifying what will be stressful and how to combat it. Here we share our top 7 tips to reduce moving stress.

See our Dealing With Moving House Stress Tips Here

What is the Best Day to Move House?

Here Compare My Move explore why the most popular day to move is Friday, and how a midweek move may in fact be better for you.

Find Out the Best Day to Move House Here

What is the Best Time of Year to Move House?

What month and season should you aim to move house? Here Compare My Move explore the best time of year for you move house.

Find Out the Best Season and Month to Move House Here

How to Declutter Your Home Before Moving

We've compiled the ultimate guide to decluttering your house including the benefits of decluttering before moving house, the most popular worldwide methods and a room by room guide.

Read our Decluttering Tips Here

Moving House with a Family Pet

We've put together a guide on how to best handle a move with your pets. We've included timelines on what to do during the build up to the move, as well as some handy tips.

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How to Choose a Storage Company

Are you thinking of using a storage company? You might be surprised to find it can be a complicated process. Our guide will tell you everything you need to know.

Read About Choosing a Storage Company Here

How to Protect Valuables on Moving Day

The last thing you want to do is risk losing or breaking any valuables during your move. This guide will take you through the steps to prevent the worst from happening.

Read About Protecting Your Valuables Here

Moving House Etiquette 

We've created a guide on what you can take with you and what you should definitely leave behind when moving house. 

Read About Moving House Etiquette Here.

How to Clean a House Before Moving Out

Whether you're renting or selling, this handy guide by Compare My Move helps you clean you home room by room.

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Is It Better To Move House Or Extend?

We've put together the costs of moving house and the costs of an extension to help you decide which one's for you.

Read About Moving or Extending Here

How to Secure a New School Place When Moving House

We've created the ultimate guide to help you secure a new school place when moving house mid term time.

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