Removals / Storage in Edinburgh(8)
Storage and removals in Edinburgh
There are plenty of good local storage and removals companies in Edinburgh who come well recommended by your neighbours.
We have two quick and easy ways to find a reliable local storage and removals near you:
The average cost of removals in the UK typically depends on the size of your property and how far you’re moving house.
As a rough guide, here are the costs you can expect to pay for moving house in the UK based on the size of your home, including packing and removals:
1-bedroom house – £650
2-bedroom house – £850
3-bedroom house – £1,200
4-bedroom house – £1,400
Hourly cost of removals
If you’re trying to plan an hourly rate, the average cost of removals is around £50 - £60 per hour to hire a team of 2 removals experts with a van. For a packing service you’re looking at a cost of about £20 per hour.
Average cost of removals to Spain
When you’re planning to move to another country, the removal costs will understandably be noticeably higher than local or national removals. To organise a removal service from the UK to Spain, including furniture, you’re looking at an average long distance removal cost in the region of £2,600 - £6,000.
Removal costs for a man with a van
Many homeowners opt for hiring a man with a van, instead of a larger removals company, as they often charge less and can often be available at short notice. Here are some of the average costs for a man with a van:
1 man with a van – £35 - £94 per hour
2 men with 1 van – £50 - £105 per hour
3 men with 1 van – £68 - £20 per hour
Top tip: When hiring a man with a van, always make sure they have the appropriate insurance to cover any damage to your belongings during transit.
Quotes for removal costs
To get accurate costs for your removals, we always recommend getting at least three quotes from local removals companies in your area. By shopping around you can make sure you're paying a fair and competitive price for the work.
Thankfully, our request a quote tool makes finding multiple quotes super easy. Simply post details about the removal job you need help with and we’ll send it out to the best local tradespeople in your area, who will contact you directly. Try it out – it's quick and easy!
From time to time you may need to store your belongings, furniture or other items in storage, and self storage has become hugely popular in the UK. Here are some of the average self storage prices you can expect to pay:
50 sq ft – £22 per week / £95 per month
100 sq ft – £44 per week / £190 per month
150 sq ft – £66 per week / £285 per month
200 sq ft – £88 per week / £380 per month
One thing to remember when researching storage costs with local companies is that how much storage units cost shouldn’t be the only factor you consider. Make sure you ask about the facilities available and the level of security they can offer – because you want to know your belongings are in good hands.
Ideally, try and choose a storage company that is a member of the Self-Storage Association UK or similar organisations that show a level of professional standards and responsibility.
Factors affecting self storage prices
The price you pay for self storage will depend on a number of factors, including:
The amount of space you need
How long you need the storage for
Extra features such as 24/7 access and manned security
Value of the storage contents / level of insurance needed
The find out more about the options of self storage in your area, speak to local storage specialists who will be able to talk you through the storage services they offer and provide you with accurate costs.
Quotes for storage units costs
If you want to get quotes from multiple local storage companies, you’re in luck. Our request a quote feature makes it really easy to get quotes from local tradespeople with a single request. You simply post details about the storage services you’re looking for and we’ll do the legwork by reaching out to multiple storage companies near you, and they’ll contact you directly. Try it out now – it's quick and easy!
Self storage is a service offered by local moving and storage companies where you rent a space in a warehouse or storage facility to store your belongings. With self storage you can typically come and go as you please – within the agreed hours of access for the storage companies. Some will offer 24-hour access, others will have more limited opening hours for you to access your storage.
Storage units are secure spaces that only you have access to, either with a key or a code, and are rented out on weekly, monthly or annual basis – depending on how long you need it for.
How does self storage work?
Here’s a quick summary of how self storage works in the UK:
Research moving and storage companies near you that offer storage facilities and choose one that offers the services you need
Choose the amount of storage space that you need to fit the belongings you want to store (to find out how much space you might need check out our guide on storage costs)
Book your self storage unit once you’re happy you know how much space you need and when you’ll need it from
Get packing and prepare all your items that need to be stored
Check in – when using self storage, storage companies will often ask you to provide a few details for security reasons
Load up your storage unit with all your belongings, if needed many moving and storage companies will have trolleys or be able to help you move your items into storage – though they may charge an additional cost for this service
When using self storage, some moving and storage companies will ask you to provide your own padlock and arrange insurance for your possessions – others will be able to organise both for you, for an additional cost.
Find the best local moving and storage companies
If you’re keen to start planning your storage, we can help you find the best local moving and storage companies near you – including those who come highly recommended by your neighbours.
You can either use our quick and easy online search to find and contact storage companies in your area yourself. Or, alternatively, request a quote and we’ll do the legwork for you by reaching out to the best local storage companies near you and they’ll contact you directly.
We often get asked for advice on when to book removals companies. A standard timeframe for when to book removals in the UK is around 4-6 weeks before your target move date. Although you might think ‘the sooner the better’, it’s actually sensible to wait until you have exchanged contracts so that you are confident that you’ll be moving on the date agreed on exchange.
Finding a good local removals company who can offer a professional service at a good price and that’s available on the date you need them means booking ahead – and a bit of luck!
That said, you can start doing your research and speaking to local removal companies to check their availability and get quotes at any point – and in this case the sooner you start reaching out to find out your options, the better.
Want to speak to reliable removals companies in Edinburgh?
Sometimes it helps to have a quick chat with local removals experts to understand the booking process, timings, and how much it’ll cost. Each removals company in Edinburgh will have their own process for booking in jobs and different availability.
If you’re ready to reach out to local removals companies, you’re in the right place. We can help you find the best in your area with our quick and easy online search – or request a quote and we’ll get multiple local window cleaners to contact you directly.
Due to the nature of removals, there is no fixed time that it takes to move house – as every home and move is unique. That said, here are some rough estimates for how long removals should take based on the size of your property moving within the local area (including the loading and transportation of all goods):
1-bed flat – 3-4 hours
2-bed house – 6-7 hours
3-bed house – 8-9 hours
Factors that affect how long removals take
Here are some of the factors that will affect how long it takes for a local removals company to carry out your move:
Size of the property
Amount of belongings
Condition, type and number of packing boxes
Any furniture assembly or disassembly needed
Distance between the two properties
Any packing of fragile items
Traffic on the day
Number of people carrying out the removals
Want to find out more?
To find out more about how long removals take, how much they cost and which companies have availability, we recommend speaking to a number of different local removals companies in Edinburgh. Experienced removals companies will be able to provide professional advice on the removal process and what’s involved.
Keen to get started? Search for the best local removal companies in Edinburgh and get in touch with them to discuss your move. Alternatively, you can get multiple quotes from local removal companies by using our request a quote feature – simply post details of what you need and we’ll get reliable local removals experts to contact you directly.