Moving House is stressful, you worry about the safety of your precious belongings, boxes need to be packed, there’s awkward shaped stuff and it’s incredibly time consuming.
It doesn’t have to be this way. HOT Moves make moving your belongings as stress free and easy for you as possible.
We’ll pack, do all the heavy lifting, take it all to your new home and unpack while you worry about moving the family and getting utilities sorted.
Of course if all you want is for us to put your belongings in a van and move them from A to B we’re happy to do that too, but remember we also sell our boxes and packing materials for you to use yourselves. Meaning you don’t have to worry about working out where to get boxes from. We have our very own Box Shop at our Head Office in Henley. Perhaps you aren’t able to move into your new property straight away and are after some short term (or long term) storage options – HOT moves have got you covered.
At HOT Moves we’re flexible and adaptable so while we’re happy to suggest the best way to get your stuff from one place to another, we also know you might not want the full service and there are bits of the process you may want to do yourself.
What you can expect from us:
We know insurance is an important part of every household move, everyone wants that extra peace of mind, but unlike the majority of removals companies we do not charge you extra for insurance.
HOT Moves is insured by Coversure for up to £100,000 for goods in transit, which for most households is more than adequate.
Yes, that’s right you get automatic insurance cover for your goods, up to £100,000.
For belongings worth more than this we can provide a customised quotation.
We also have Public Liability Insurance up to £1million.
How Much Does It Cost?
We pride ourselves on always offering a competitive, tailor made quote based on your individual needs and requirements.
We do this through our home visits, where we will book in a time for a member of team to visit you and discuss your needs further. Once we have seen your property and the items needing to be moved we will be able to put together a quote for you, based on if you are looking for a full packing and removal service, if you are looking to pack yourself or perhaps you just need our hourly man & a van rate.
We take both your wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of our team very seriously, therefore we will be strictly following all Covid-19 social distancing practices and government guidelines that are in place at the time. Our team will wear a mask throughout their time with you and you will see them sanitising their hands regularly!
For more information please do drop us an email or give us a call on the number below, a member of the team will be at hand to help.
In all cases its best to start by giving us a call.
Man & Van Price Guide
* Fuel & mileage included in above pricing for all RG9 postcodes and within a 10 mile radius. Outside of this fuel & mileage (+ congestion charge if applicable) will be charged at a discretionary rate.
** Please ask email / call us to discuss your packing material requirements and associated costs
*** Two hours minimum for our Man & Van Services apply across our range
HOT MOVES HOT TIPS
The earlier you organise your move the better! Fridays and Saturdays are very popular moving days, so book early to guarantee your preferred date. If you’re moving from/to a flat with lifts, give your building manager a heads up ahead of time and book the building lifts for the duration of the move. We can provide our public liability insurance certificate via email if required.
Make a List
To help keep your move stress free you should make a list of what is going in each box and ensure your boxes are well labeled. That way when everything reaches your new property, you know exactly where those teabags and biscuits are to get you off to a good start.
Take Your Time
Don’t try and cram everything into the last few days before you move. If you want a stress-free house move, it is best to pace yourself – don’t leave it all to the last minute.
What You Won't Take
Take some time to sift through your belongings and have a clear out. You can make up a box for charity and if you’ve time, hold a car boot sale or log onto an online auction, then put the proceeds of your sold goods towards some re-decorating or a new carpet.
How Many Boxes Will You Need
Working out how many boxes you will need to pack all your things into is an important part of the process, we can help with that when we come round to give you a quote and make sure they’re delivered well in advance.
Always use good quality boxes and wrapping material, these are included when you go for our full packing service. Alternatively, if you want to pack your items yourself, you can purchase all of your packing materials with us direct from our Box Shop, located at our Head Office in Henley. If you still have original boxes for electrical goods such as TV’s and stereo’s make sure to use them for extra protection. Ensure your fragile items are sufficiently padded and protected when they’re packed.
Wrap it up
Wrap any particularly fragile items like TVs, glass and soft wood using original boxes where possible. Consider using protective plastic covers for beds and couches.
Pull the plug.
Unplug all electrical equipment before we arrive. Items such as TVs, computers and stereo systems should have their leads taped up Please ensure your fridge is turned off, defrosted, towel dried and empty prior to your move.
Break it down
Certain items like beds and flat packed furniture are more easily transported when they have been disassembled. We can do this for you on the day, but dismantling these items prior to our arrival will save you time and money.
If possible, save a parking space out front for your HOT Moves truck. If possible clear the hallways so we have easy access in and out of your property.
Keep the cost down
HOT Moves is a time based service, and you only pay for the time that you use on the day, so being packed and prepared makes lots of sense
Store all important documents, such as passports, house deeds, wills and insurance papers in one box or file to ensure easy access. This should then be placed somewhere where you will not lose it.