Self Drive Van Hire or Man and Van Hire ?

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If you want to move a single item or the whole contents of your home from one location in London to another then the first thing most people think hire or rent a van and do the job themselves. Believe it or most people are not aware that there is in fact a much better alternative, which is to hire a man and van. This is a fabulous and very flexible alternative to van hire.

Van rental in London requires you book for a whole day when in fact you only need the van for a few hours at most. Hiring a Van also requires you to go to the rental company and produce your documents and reserve and amount by credit card. What if you dont have transport to pick up your rental van ? What if you dont have a credit card or don't have a driver's licence ? Renting the right van could cost you about £100 per day.

For the same price or less you could hire 2 men and a Van for upto 3 hours. That means you dont need to lift a finger. Let the man and van team come to you, let them do all the hard work, while you sip your coffee and watch. And if there's space in the van you can ride along.

For price, efficiency and flexibility you simply cannot beat the hassle-free man and van option.

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So don't delay and call 07504356159 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us for a free quote ! 

Sofa Removals in London

Sofa Removals London

If you need to move your Sofa from one location in London to another, then the best way to do it will be to hire our Sofa removal london team.

Moving a Sofa out of your living room is hard enough let alone getting it through your corridors and then up or down the stairs. It needs to be handled carefully yet firmly by at least 2 strong removal specialists wiggling and easing it out.

In some circumstances, the only way to remove your Sofa will be to get it through your windows. This is a very specialist job and requires rope and setting up wooden planks to ease the sofa down to ground floor.

Once your sofa has been removed out of your premises, transporting your sofa must be in a van which is large enough. For this you need at least a hightop long wheelbase van and preferably a Luton Box Van which is what we use to ensure your Sofa is transported safely and securely without damage.

Once the Sofa arrives at its destination it will again require 2 strong removal specialists to navigate the doors, staircases and tight corners to place it into your new living room.

Our removal specialists have moved many sofas over the years and our experience will ensure the that your Sofa is moved carefully and safely.

We apply the hourly rate of £45ph for all sofa moves so you pay only for the time taken to move your Sofa(s). So if it takes 1 hour you pay only £45. If it takes upto 2 hours then you simply for the additional hour, and so on. All our Sofa moves are tackled by 2 strong removal specialists and a Luton Van.

Let us take the hassle and stress of moving your Sofa by calling us on 07504356159 or emailing on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Choosing the Right Removal Company: Tip 1

If you are planning to move very soon, it is very likely that you will start your search on the internet. You will soon realize that its almost impossible to decide which removal company is the right moving company to choose without some guidance. With our experience we can give you some excellent tips to ensure you make the right choice:

Tip 1: Biggest Isn't Always the Best and Smallest isn't always the Worst

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As in any other industry it is not neccessarlly true to say that the largest or the most popular name is going to the best service. Larger companies are much more rigid and you might need a fully flexible removal service. Larger companies can also get it wrong and they are not immune to having 'bad days' or breakdowns'. 

The larger the removal company the higher the likely the price is going to be. Large companies have 100's of staff, 100s of vehicles, many offices, bases, Accountants, legal teams, PR teams, Web teams, HR, and so on. 

The service you require is very simple: Move my belongings securely and safely from A to B.

It doesn't require a multinational corporation to do that. A smaller firm can do that for you too and do it well. A smaller firm will be able to provide you with exactly the same with just 1 Van and 2 men. 

The above is very true for smaller to medium moves. For example moving a single sofa or 2 bedroom flat.

The question is HOW they will do it ? Will they treat your furniture and belongings with care, be polite and courteous, take all necessary health and safety precautions ? 

In our humble opinion with such moves a smaller firm will take more care and be more attentive as the smaller removal firm wants to become bigger by earning a reputation. As such you, more often than not, will get a more efficient, friendly and flexible service.

Large companies tend to be very rigid, faceless, and beaureaucratic with their approach. For example, a lady once called us to move a very heavy mattress from her house in SW London to her apartment in Central London. Upon arrival we saw that there were several large Pickfords boxes with their belongings in it. The lady explained that they were selling he house but Pickfords would not move the mattress as part of the move, so she had to hire a smaller company like us. The Lady also seemed very stressed, because she said that they asked her to repack everything again using their own boxes. When asked how much she was being charged i was staggered to find out it was a four figure number for not a lot of boxes. What happened to meeting the customer's requirements and offering a stress free service ?

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On the other hand if the move is very large 7 Bedroom House or complicated office relocation then a larger removal firm may be much more experienced and resourced to handle it simply because they have more labour and more vehicles and specialist equipment (assuming they can use these resources effectively).

Or if you have very expensive furniture or fine art, a larger company may be the best choice simply because if something goes wrong they have the adequate insurance coverage. That doesn't mean to say smaller firms don't have insurance, it is the level of insurance and scope of the insurance which will be important here.

Making the right choice is a common sense decision and is dependant on the actual moving requirements and the capabilities of the potential moving firm.

I Like To Move Move It Removals was created to bridge the gap between the small man and van firm and the large moving companies like Pickfords. We are at least 50% cheaper than the biggest firms and can meet most of your moving requirements. We are small enough to care and large enough to handle most moves.

We offer a bespoke service which is tailor made to suit your requirements and not other way around. If in performing your move we find that the sofa will not fit through corridor and into your living room...We will not leave you in the lurch, we will offer to take it through the window or store it overnight....But we will not leave you in the lurch.

Let us Move You Today !! Stress Free !

Call 0207 101 4159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Choosing the Right Removal Company: Tip 2

If you are planning to move very soon, it is very likely that you will start your search on the internet. You will soon realize that its almost impossible to decide which removal company is the right moving company to choose without some guidance. With our experience we can give you some excellent tips to ensure you make the right choice:

TIP 2: Choose a company that is Local to you !

Some removal companies taget local areas and some companies cover whole cities like London. 

A moving company which is local to you can perform a home survey much more quickly and without much effort. It normally means you can obtain quote quicker and it will likely be less than a removal firm which is on the other side of the river.

For medium to large moves, experience often shows that the quote more often than not corresponds with the effort taken to perform the initial home survey and the distance between the removal companies' base and the clients pickup address.

This is because the further away the customer is the less likely the moving firm is likely to want to win the business so they provide a quote which is higher than for the same job if it were local.

Secondly, if you choose a local moving company then you will feel more comfortable if you are able to go to their offices and see or complain to someone if something goes wrong with our move. 

You can also give them a quick visit to make sure they are not a cowboy outfit. 

Making the right choice is a common sense decision and is dependant on the actual moving requirements and the capabilities of the potential moving firm.


I Like To Move Move It Removals was created to bridge the gap between the small man and van firm and the large moving companies like Pickfords. We are at least 50% cheaper than the biggest firms and can meet most of your moving requirements. We are small enough to care and large enough to handle most moves.

We offer a bespoke service which is tailor made to suit your requirements and not other way around. If in performing your move we find that the sofa will not fit through corridor and into your living room...We will not leave you in the lurch, we will offer to take it through the window or store it overnight....But we will not leave you in the lurch.

Let us Move You Today !! Stress Free !

Call 0207 101 4159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Choosing the Right Removal Company: Tip 3

Some People move often and some people use removal companies very seldom. In all cases moving can be a stressful experience so its very important to choose the right removal company.

Tip 3: Backup Plan

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When choosing your removal company find out how they deal with problems on the day of the move. What if their van breaks down ? Is there a backup a plan ? Not having a a backup plan could be disastrous for you especially if you have sold your property and you need to be out by 12pm so that you can receive funds to purchase your new property.

Smaller moving firms don't have a backup plan, and 99% of their moves are fine. But you don't want to be part of that 1%.

We have several vans which act as back up for each other so in the event of a breakdown we are able to send another van in the event of a break down.

So be rest assured that we have a backup plan.

I Like To Move Move It Removals was created to bridge the gap between the small man and van firm and the large moving companies like Pickfords. We are at least 50% cheaper than the biggest firms and can meet most of your moving requirements. We are small enough to care and large enough to handle most moves.

We offer a bespoke service which is tailor made to suit your requirements and not other way around. If in performing your move we find that the sofa will not fit through corridor and into your living room...We will not leave you in the lurch, we will offer to take it through the window or store it overnight....But we will not leave you in the lurch.

Let us Move You Today !! Stress Free !

Call 0207 101 4159 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No Hidden Fees

We believe in keeping it simple so we are one of the very few removal companies who make every effort to remove any surprises such as fuel surcharge, per mile rates, weekend rates, staircase charges, evening charges etc...

A Quality Service

Providing the best service possible requires teamwork. That's why we have a dedicated Removals Coordinator who takes client calls and routes them to our experienced Removal Specialists who work fast, efficiently and securely.

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100% Client Satisfaction

We offer the most competitive rates and the best removal service in London!! Don't just take our word for it....see what our clients say about us on Google Reviews by clicking here. Satisfaction is Guaranteed!

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