Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost?

It’s always ideal for us to visit your home to determine the cost of your move, as it depends on numerous factors such as packing, access, size of lorry, number of staff etc. With this information we can compile an accurate quotation tailored to your individual move

Will you provide a free and firm quotation?

All quotes are free, as are visits to your home. Contact us to discuss your move and an outline of costs. Before finalising a sum, we prefer to visit you to ensure the detail of our quote meets your exact requirements.

Do you offer removals at weekends, or on an evening?

The time of day, or the day itself are not a problem, neither are overnight removals. The only point you might note is that weekend moves are popular and booking early will ensure this is available.

Are you registered with professional bodies and insured?

Edinburgh Removals are members of SEPA, a professional body for removal and recycling companies. We hold public and professional liability insurance covering all the main activities of our company.

We have a few valuable antiques, will these be looked after?

Apart from removals, we also offer packing, shipping and storage services specifically for antiques and fine art. Our staff are experienced in handling the most precious, or delicate of objects. Different media can require specialist techniques to ensure they are preserved, we always bear this in mind.

What areas do you cover?

We cover the whole of the UK.

How much notice do you require?

Edinburgh Removals are usually booked between 7-14 days before the expected move takes place.

What size are your vehicles?

We operate a range of vehicles from 3.5 ton vans purpose built removal vehicles. Please let us know if there is difficult access at either address as this will allow us to plan your move with smaller vehicles or make the necessary arrangements to transship your goods.

Do you dismantle and re-assemble my bed, wardrobe etc.?

Yes – we can disassemble and re-assemble all funiture where required.

Do I need to unpack my chest of drawers?

Providing the unit is sturdy enough then light items such as clothing, bedding etc. can be left in. Please remove any books, magazines, breakable items etc. Self assembly furniture does not respond well to moving so this type of furniture must only be moved while completely empty.

Will you empty my loft?

Yes – we also empty garages, sheds, out buildings etc.

Top Tips for Moving

Prepare well in advance

It pays to write full and concise lists of everything you have to do in advance and during the course of the moving day. Continually jotting down your own tasks can save a lot of stress. Put your ducks in a row.

Choose the day of the move carefully

Many people favour a Friday but the roads are inevitably more congested. Sometimes choosing a midweek move and taking a day off work can be an easier solution.

Make sure you have enough packing material and boxes

Better too much than too little and packing early enough can help you be a little more discriminating about what you take and what you no longer need. If required we can provide a packing service that can speed the process up and help provide clarity. Think clearly about the proposed destination for items of furniture and possessions. Packing with that in mind can save months confusion as you try to settle into your new life. Label boxes and furniture clearly.

Small children

might find the process of moving exciting but they’re not necessarily safe when washing machines, wardrobes and beds are being manoeuvred in doors and up staircase. A delegated guardian can speed the process up for all parties.

Pets can find the disruption of their territories extremely traumatic

Familiar neighbours or relatives are good alternatives for preventing traumatised animals. Better that they are spared the noise and disruption at both ends if at all possible.

Make sure essential items are kept in safe and easily accessible packages

Money, personal documents anything which might be required during the move or soon after should be kept close to hand.

Notify gas, electricity and water that you’re moving to a new address

Arrange for mail to be forwarded on to your new address. It’s a good plan to look through your filing to identify who you need to tell – Banks, employers, schools – there are more than you first think.

Check your house twice before you leave

On leaving a property for the last time it pays to check thoroughly because you never know what personal treasures you might have forgotten. Make sure you turn off the gas and electricity and secure the property on leaving.

Guides to help you move

Click here for our Moving Check List and Your Guide to a Stress Free Move.