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Removals & Packing Advice - Home, Office & Students

House Moves & Relocation Tips

Everybody moves at some point and it can be a very challenging & stressful time. 

To help you along the way, we have created a comprehensive series of articles full of useful information including:

At 1 Van 1 Man, we do everything possible to make sure your removal runs as smoothly as possible. Working closely with all customers, we like to know as much as we can about the move, ensuring we are thoroughly prepared for every eventuality. We understand the stress caused by relocating properties, so make an extra effort towards planning and preparation.

Packing Your Belongings

When packing your items prior to the move, it is much better to use boxes, suitcases and rucksacks, rather than plastic bags and bin liners. In our experience, plastic bags have a tendency to tear during handling and transit, and we don’t want your items becoming dirty, damaged or broken.

We also ask that all boxes are taped and sealed closed, without being overloaded with too many items, especially those that are significant in weight.

Organising Your Items Prior To Moving

In the interests of efficiency, we ask all customers to arrange their items near the exits of the building, taking care not to block any fire exists or restrict access in any way. Wherever possible, items should be grouped in this order:

Moving Fridges & Freezers

If you are intending to move a fridge or freezer, please remember to defrost, drain and dry them fully before transit. Make sure you wait 5 to 8 hours before turning them on again once you’ve moved.

Dismantling Your Furniture

For larger pieces of furniture that need dismantling, we ask our customers to dismantle all items before we arrive to carry out the move. This will reduce the time it takes for us to complete the removal, making it easier to transport and offload your furniture at your new premises.  Please remember, we do charge by the hour!

Removal Van Access & Parking Restrictions

Please reserve a parking space for the removal van before we arrive. Please note that you may need to contact the local council to arrange a parking permit. Should the only parking space available be metered, customers are expected to provide sufficient amounts of change for loading and unloading the vehicle between transits.

The height of our Luton box van is 3.2 metres. Please let us know if this will cause any issues regarding low bridges and car park barriers etc.


For more information and advice on moving then continue reading our Removal Advice series below. 

Further information about mortgages, domestic tips and tenancy advice can be found on our blog page.


Read Our Student Removal & Moving Advice

We’ve been carrying out student removals in York for many years, in fact when we began this was our staple service. We still help hundreds of students move every year, starting their new educational journey into what can seem like a great abyss. We understand that it can be a daunting time for students…

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Things to Do When Moving into a New Home

So you've read our advice on getting packed and everything is loaded and ready to go, but what do you do when you get to your new place? The 1 Van 1 Man team has put together this handy guide full of useful tips and advice on settling in at your new home.  

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