Moving home can be a very stressful experience. It can also be quite costly, depending on how much stuff you actually have to move. Some moves may be done in a few trips in the car, others might require professionals such as a removal company or a man in a van.
Some people are put off using professional removal firms as they believe it will be extremely costly. However, these professionals will help you to plan your move and ensure the details are down to a fine point. They will also have vehicles that are the perfect size for transporting your possessions and the relevant insurance that is required too. Some even provide a packaging service too!
When moving from a flat, it can be even more stressful. Many blocks of flats or apartment blocks lack a lift which means it needs more than the usual amount of people moving items to get the job done. If you are using professional movers, this may incur extra costs including parking if it isn’t offered for non-residential drivers.
Prices can often be found online for average moving costs but these should be considered as just that – average. The prices you see online will vary based on locality – certain areas will charge more than others elsewhere due to the cost of living being more expensive.
You shouldn’t instantly opt for the company offering the lowest price – they might be low in price because they lack good customer service. It is important to do your research and find out exactly what you are getting for your money. What services are the company offering? Does one offer more services than another? The company you choose should also have a decent online presence and positive reviews from its previous customers.
When it comes to costing the removal of items from a two-bedroom flat to another location, there are a few different factors that need to be considered. These are:
- What belongings do you have? The more belongings you have, the more packaging will be required. You might also need a larger vehicle to transport the items than you originally thought. Do you have any speciality items? Make sure you make the removal firm are aware!
- How easy is it to access You should always let your removal firm know how accessible your accommodation is, so they can gauge how they will get your items down and into the van.
- The distance from A to B You should have an idea in mind of how far you will need to travel between the two homes however it is important to remember that the further you have to travel, the more a company will charge.
- Are you moving abroad? Some moves are not domestic and are in fact international. Some removal companies will offer this service but extra travel costs and accommodation along the way might need to be factored into the cost.
- Will you need storage? Sometimes moves cannot be completed in one day and you might need storage overnight – see if your firm can recommend somewhere.
There are quite a few other things to consider too – it is vital you ensure you have answers to any questions your removal firm may have. It is not the job of the remover to work out all the above on the day of the move – it needs to be planned beforehand. This way, a more accurate quote can be given, and you can budget accordingly.
How much does a removal service cost when moving a 2-bed flat?
The average price of a removal service for a 2-bed flat is in or around the £150 to £300 mark. This is for a basic removal service with other services such as packing or extra movers costing extra. This average price is also for a ground-floor flat, so it might cost more for a higher level apartment.
Don’t make a choice based on pricing – positive reviews, an online presence and extra services are all something to think about. Professional removers may be extremely expensive for what you need so a cost-effective solution could be a man with a van such as the many wonderful drivers we have at Find My Man and Van.