Moving house is a costly business. With solicitors fees, surveyors, stamp duties and more, it is understandable that you may be reluctant to pay for a removal company too.

Indeed, there is something to be said for doing a move yourself. If you have a small flat or are downsizing considerably it may well be that hiring a van and roping in a few friends is the perfect, budget-friendly way to move home!

However for many others, a professional and reliable removal company is a key part of the move. They can ensure that all of your beloved possessions make it to your new home in one piece and take a huge amount of stress off your shoulders in the lead up to the big day. To help you decide whether employing a professional removal company is the right choice for you, we have outlined our top 5 reasons for using a removal company to help you move.

Expert Knowledge


When it comes to moving things – no one knows more than we do! Sometimes it isn’t as simple as picking up some furniture and moving it from a to b. Planning, precision and years of experience are crucial when moving special items such as pianos and artwork, or when manoeuvring items down narrow staircases or new floors. By employing a professional and experienced removal company you can be sure that all of your items arrive safely to your new home.

Specialist Equipment


Any professional removal company will have plenty of good-quality protective bags and covers ready to bring with them on the day. This will make sure that your sofas are not scratched, your TV screens are safe and your paintings are protected. Most removal companies include boxes in the price of your move and at Schofields we will deliver them to you before your move date and collect them once you’ve emptied them.

Look After Yourself


Furniture is heavy business. Packing, shifting and lifting boxes can be physically demanding and if you’re not sure of proper lifting techniques you could seriously hurt yourself. Professional removal companies provide full training to their staff which will ensure that no one gets hurt in the process of your removal.

One Less Stress


It isn’t surprising that people say moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Having the additional worries of hiring vans and making sure that you’re out of your old house by noon can be easily avoided by letting someone else handle those fiddly logistics.

Value for Money


Hiring a professional removal company can be much more budget-friendly than you may realise. The use of boxes and protective covers is usually included in the price and the years of experience and care is priceless. Schofields provide free, no-obligation quotations so get in touch to book yours and find out more about how we can help to make your move easier and stress-free!

Banned from removal & storage

  • All foods
  • Anything flammable, combustible or caustic.
  • No petrol, oil, cleaning fluids, paint thinners and portable gas tanks.
  • If in doubt ask us or the management of your self storage unit.

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