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Whether you’re moving something from London to Edinburgh or closer, there is much to consider during long distance moves. At Stockport House Clearance, we offer house clearance services that move your items for you. Of course, preparation is always appreciated on your part. If you’re thinking about using our man with van services, consider the following three simple tips.

Research Transports Costs

Before doing anything, it’s a good idea to research your transport costs. We particularly recommend doing this before you buy items. If you don’t like to pay high fees for moving large items, it might be a better idea to downsize.

Alternatively, you can simply research and keep transport costs in mind when you need to move. Awareness is half the battle though, so be sure to do your due research before getting any quotes for your transport.

Find a Company With Experience

For most, transporting items a long distance simply isn’t an option. Most often you’ll need to hire a man with a van service to get the job done. If you do, hire a company with plenty of experience.

Use review sites like TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, and Yelp to select house clearance services with a proven track record. Sometimes a quick search is all you need to protect your belongings and your items.

Another important bit of information to look at are the licenses and insurance information. Your man with a van company should at the very least offer liability insurance coverage to protect you. Also, be sure to double check their certifications via an independent third party.

Learn How to Properly Package Your Item or Hire Someone Who Can

Before our team comes to your location to move your item long distance, we expect the item we’re moving to be packaged in advance (unless otherwise agreed for us to do this bit). Some tools you’ll need to do this include:

  • Furniture dolly
  • Moving blankets
  • Packing tape (heavy duty)
  • Ropes and straps


If you’re ready to hire a man with a van house clearance service, then Stockport House Clearance wants to help. Connect with our team today to learn more about how we can help you.