Thank you for choosing Strongman Removals and Storage

Congratulations on picking Strongman Removals and Storage to help move all your stuff! This guide will give you all the necessary information – from getting a quote to the big moving day.

At the end of this guide, there’s a checklist to ensure you are ready for the move. It has all the important things to consider in the weeks before moving.

If there is anything else you’d like to ask, just let us know. We hope this guide makes your move stress-free and successful!

A guide to your coming move

Getting Started - A Moving Survey

Get in touch with Strongman Removals and Storage, and one of our friendly, experienced movers will be ready to answer your questions and check out your house.

You can choose a traditional home survey or a virtual video survey. The home survey usually takes about an hour, but the virtual survey is faster because you can do it remotely at the best time to suit you.

We will ask about any breakable or valuable items so we can suggest the best way to pack them and make sure they stay safe.

Moving costs

We offer free, no-obligation quotes based on the survey results. The price of your move will depend on the size of your home and how many things you have. 

You also need to include any extra services you might need, like packing and storage, in the cost. Our quote for your move covers the actual moving of items, including any packing, VAT, transit insurance and insurance premium tax.

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Move Schedule

We’ll give you a detailed schedule of when we’re expecting your move to occur. 

We’ll fit around your needs to make sure everything goes off without a hitch and keep you up to date with any changes or delays that may happen.

Storage Costs

We can offer you long- and short-term storage for items you don’t want to take straight away. 

We will let you know the cost when we provide your quote, depending on the volume of items you need to store and how long you’ll need them stored.

Planning Your Move

You’ll get a move plan with your quote and acceptance form. It’ll include the timeline, pick-up and delivery locations, services to be provided (including any items that aren’t to be moved), what you’re responsible for, and storage options (if required). 

Check it all carefully to make sure it’s right before confirming the move. Let us know immediately if anything has changed.

Insurance and Waivers

With our Goods in Transit and Storage Insurance, you can rest assured that your belongings are covered while they’re being moved. We use a regulated insurer and will compensate you or repair/replace damaged items if you have a valid claim. Plus, there’s no excess with this policy. Additionally, we offer Waiver coverage to protect both properties from accidental damage. It also offers flexibility for unexpected changes like not making it into your new home on time or having to cancel the move last minute.

Cancellation Waiver

Avoid any fees if you need to cancel or postpone your move once it’s been confirmed. 

Get Cancellation Waiver coverage for any changes in plans.

Accepting a Quote

To book your move, review and call Strongman Removals and Storage to confirm. Then complete the acceptance form that comes with your quotation, ticking boxes for each service needed.

Sign and submit your form to our team, making payment by debit or credit card). 

Please make sure there’s adequate space for vehicles – they’re similar in size to a double-decker bus!

Prepare for your move

  1. Pack items in solid cartons and half-fill them with heavier items – books, for example, with lighter items on top. 
  2. Attics/lofts cleared & items placed in a convenient spot before the move. Disconnect/drain/dry cookers, washers, fridges/freezers pre-move. Take down curtains, blinds and fixtures beforehand; stack pictures/mirrors for loading first. 
  3. Leave clothes on hangers with wardrobe cartons for clothes, and pack other clothing into suitcases. Fold bedding & linen onto beds ready to pack.
  4. Disconnect electronic devices + cords fastened together. Wrap china, glass & ornaments individually before boxing them up. 
  5. Pets/children should stay with family or friends during the move. High-value smaller items should be wrapped & transported yourself (not insured).
  6. We will contact you shortly after your move to confirm everything went to plan and see if there is anything else we can do for you.

Checklist: 14-28 days prior

  • Dispose of unwanted items.
  • Plan your packing.
  • Finalise a moving date.
  • Notify insurance, utility companies, banks, credit card companies, phone/broadband companies & other institutions of an address change.
  • Advise DVLA of the new address & arrange Royal Mail redirect from the move date.
  • Let the TV Licence company know before watching TV at the new location.
  • Find new GPs & Dentists; notify previous practices of leaving & provide new contact details.
  • Let HMRC & pension providers know the new address; register with your new council area.
  • Update apps & websites like Just Eat, eBay and Amazon with your new location.
  • Update parking permits & arrange any needed for the new location.

Checklist: 1 to 2 weeks

  • Follow up with gas, electric & water companies (48-hour notice of move).
  • Return any items loaned from the local library, hire companies or friends.
  • Pack a ‘survival kit’ for the first day at the new location – light bulbs, toilet roll, kettle, tea/coffee.
  • Check the availability of keys and where to pick them up.
  • Empty/defrost fridge/freezer in preparation for moving.
  • Fully empty & disconnect appliances; fit transit brackets to washing machines if applicable.
  • Clear the attic (unless properly illuminated/floored) to allow delivery team access.

Checklist: Moving day

  • Double-check’ survival kit’ & add any last-minute items.
  • Pack bedding & label it clearly for the correct room.
  • Check house/garden for forgotten items; lock windows/doors; leave keys in an agreed place.
  • Take & provide meter readings to the supplier.
  • Sign the completion form once everything is delivered.
  • Relax!