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Things To Consider Before Hiring a Removal Company

Łukasz Klimczak

"Highly recommend Van Dan Removals. Excellent service, competitive prices and friendly staff. Would definitely use them again"

Why Choose Van Dan?

Simply said - because we care about your move as much as you do.

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We will get the job done quickly and efficiently, whilst always undertaking our moves with great care and professionalism.

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We have local, experienced movers who will take all the hard work out of your move.

Removal Experts

We strive to give you the best possible prices for our services, starting from as little as £45/hr. Speak to our team for more infomation.

Competitive Pricing

Things To Consider Before Hiring a Removal Company

Before hiring a removal company, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, assess your specific needs and requirements to ensure the company can cater to them. It's important to research and read reviews to gauge their reliability and reputation. Additionally, consider their experience and expertise in handling your type of removal, whether it's residential, commercial, or specialized items. Requesting quotes and comparing prices will help you find a company that offers value for money. Lastly, don't forget to check if they have proper insurance coverage to protect your belongings during the move. Taking these factors into account will help you make an informed decision when choosing a removal company.


How To Protect Your Belongings During a Move


When it comes to moving, ensuring the protection of your belongings is crucial. Start by carefully packing your items using appropriate packing materials and techniques. Label boxes to indicate fragile items and provide clear instructions to movers. Disassemble large furniture and secure loose parts. Utilise padding and blankets to cushion delicate items and minimise the risk of damage. Consider investing in insurance coverage to provide an extra layer of protection. Finally, supervise the moving process and communicate any specific handling instructions to the movers. By following these steps, you can help safeguard your belongings and enjoy a smooth and worry-free move.

How To Pack For a Move 

Proper packing is essential for a successful move. Start by gathering sturdy boxes in various sizes, along with packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, and tape. Begin by packing room by room, labelling each box accordingly. Wrap fragile items individually and fill empty spaces with packing material to prevent shifting during transit. Disassemble furniture as needed and keep hardware in labeled bags. Pack heavier items at the bottom and lighter ones on top. For valuable or sentimental items, consider carrying them personally. Finally, create an essentials box with daily necessities for immediate use upon arrival. By following these packing tips, you can ensure a well-organised and efficient move.

Is There a Best Time of Year to Move?

When it comes to choosing the best time of year to move, there are a few factors to consider. The peak moving season typically falls during the summer months when families with children prefer to relocate between school years. As a result, moving companies may be busier and rates may be higher during this time. On the other hand, moving during the off-peak seasons like fall and winter can offer cost savings and more flexible scheduling options. However, weather conditions may be a consideration, particularly in regions with harsh winters. Ultimately, the best time to move depends on your specific circumstances and priorities. Consider factors such as availability, budget, weather, and personal preferences to determine the optimal time for your move.

  • Why choose Van Dan?
    Simply said, because we always go that extra mile to ensure that we’re giving you the highest quality and best value moving service that we can. Our employees are all highly trained and experienced professionals and on top of this we are committed to become a carbon neutral company by 2022.
  • Are my belongings covered under insurance?
    Yes. Our Goods-in-transit insurance covers your valuables up to the cost of £20,000.
  • Which areas do you cover?
    We are based in Brighton and East Sussex and frequently serve the following areas: Hove, Portslade, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Salt Dean, East Dean, Hastings, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Cuckmere Haven, Telscombe cliffs, Worthing, New Haven, Lewes, Seaford, Peace Haven, Eastbourne, Shoreham, Bogner Regis, Southwick, Lancing, Crawley, Gatwick, Littlehampton, Chichester, Ditchling, Falmer, Hassocks, Pyecombe, East Sussex, West Sussex, London, South East England.
  • Do you charge VAT?
    All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  • Can you pack my possessions?
    We are able to box up and organise all of your belongings with biodegradable packaging materials that are 100% recycled.
  • Can you dismantle and reassemble furniture?
    Yes. We have all the tools and expertise to carefully dismantle and reassemble specific furniture items if necessary.


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We have local, experienced and reliable movers who will take all the hard work out of your move.

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Competitive Pricing

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