Tips for Moving House

Get the best from your house move

  • Larger furniture, mainly beds, can be disassembled prior to moving. This will save a lot of time and therefore money, and also ensures more space in the van. We do offer this service as an extra, please ask when receiving your quote.
  • Using good quality boxes and parcel tape will make a big difference in protecting your items in transit and will prevent accidents. We have medium and large rental boxes available at £1 per box, please ask when receiving your quote!
  • Labelling boxes can save a large amount of time, the movers will need less direction and all your items will be in their proper place at the end of a stressful day! Marking fragile items is important and will help when loading the van.
  • If possible, do not overfill boxes, making sure that the lids can be closed. The boxes will be much more stable in transit, and the weight will be spread more evenly, keeping the boxes on the bottom from being squashed.
  • Washing Machines and Dishwashers should be disconnected at least 24 hours prior to moving, and the water from the pipes drained into a bucket.
  • Freezers should be fully defrosted before moving. Older fridge and freezer models (10 years +) should be left for 12-24 hours before being switched on in their new home.
  • Keep a bag with some essential items with you – obvious things such as old and new keys, your phone and some cash but also a phone charger, lunch, a list of phone numbers, take away menus and some toiletries will all come in handy throughout the day!
  • Tell the removal company all the details involved in your move. We will always give our best price, but without all the details we cannot give you an accurate quote. Giving a full inventory and noting any special requirements (furniture disassembly, no lift etc) will ensure no surprises.
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What our customers say...

I would like to thank the van men for their professionalism and making the house move possible as we were let down by a local" so called never let you down" professional. Beware stick to the tried and trusted vanmen.They are very good and know what they are about.

keith in waverton

David just did a delivery of furniture to France for me. All went really well, collection and delivery as agreed. David kept in touch so I knew where to be and when. Excellent, careful and friendly service. 5-star.

Rachel and Mike in Chester

I'm so glad I called on these guys to help me with my move. They made a stressful time a lot less stressful.
Everything was done so quickly and efficiently and nothing was too much.
Next time I move I'll be coming back to these guys!

Beth in Chester

First class courteous, professional service at an excellent price. Very highly recommended and will definitely use again – top marks.

Matt Jones in Chester

Just to say thank you for getting us to our new home without any drama ! Excellent service, would totally recommend you, thank you for looking after our "stuff" so well. Two top lads who go the extra mile. Cheers both !

Clare and Steve in Chester

I recently used David from
Chester Van Men
He did a pickup and delivery for me from Staffordshire to Chester, he was efficient, polite and reasonably priced. I would recommend him highly.

Jennifer in Handbridge

Was really impressed by the two guys who did our move from Chester to rugby, took a lot less time than I anticipated, and they were both really nice and made sure they put the furniture in the correct rooms when we arrived. Would definitely recommend to everyone we know.

Jo Jones in Rugby

Dave kindly found a day during a very busy time recently to move some furniture from my flat in London to two addresses in Chester. The service was efficient, professional and at a fair price; plus he was good company on what was a long and tiring day for both of us! I highly recommend this company.

Martin in Chester

Thank you very much Dave and Ellis – I really appreciated how reliable, professional, polite and well-mannered you were when you moved my worldly belongings for me last week. You made the whole experience of moving house more bearable, and I will be recommending you to everyone!

Zoe in Flintshire

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