How to load

How to load

Efficiency moving

Efficiency moving

Hello Mover! 
Efficiency moving.  Fill out this form and one of our dedicated move coordinators will be in touch.
From there, we will be able to match your requirements with our tailored services and provide you with a full quotation.

    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Efficiently loading and unloading your belongings is a crucial aspect of a successful residential move in the UK. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I’ve seen the impact that well-executed loading and unloading can have on the overall moving process. Whether you’re relocating to the charming town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the serene town of Stafford, or the bustling city of Birmingham, mastering the art of efficient loading and unloading is essential. In this article, I’ll provide insights into the best practices and strategies for loading and unloading your belongings to ensure a smooth and stress-free move.

    Preparation and Planning

    Detailed List

    Start by creating a detailed inventory of all your belongings. Categorize items by room and note their condition.

    Quality Supplies

    Ensure you have high-quality packing materials, including sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and furniture blankets.

    Label Boxes

    Label boxes clearly with their contents and the room they belong to. Use color-coded labels for easy identification.

    Efficient Packing

    Furniture Disassembly

    Disassemble furniture whenever possible to save space and make it easier to move.

    Heavy Items at Bottom

    Place heavy items at the bottom of boxes and lighter items on top to prevent damage.

    Wrap Fragile Items

    Use bubble wrap or packing paper to protect fragile items. Pack them separately from heavier items.

    Loading Your Belongings

    Heaviest Items First

    Load the heaviest items first, such as furniture and appliances, at the front of the truck. This balances the weight.

    Furniture Pads

    Place furniture pads or blankets between items to prevent scratches and damage during transit.

    Use Straps

    Use ratchet straps or bungee cords to secure items in place and prevent shifting during transportation.

    Unloading with Efficiency

    Essential Items

    Unload and set up essential items first, such as beds, kitchen essentials, and toiletries.

    Room Organization

    Unload items room by room, placing them in their respective locations to minimize chaos.

    Handle with Care

    Be mindful of fragile items during unloading, and place them in their designated spots with care.

    Professional Movers vs. DIY


    Professional movers are skilled in efficient loading and unloading, ensuring the safety of your belongings.

    Cost Savings

    DIY moves can save money but require more effort and planning.

    Safety and Well-Being

    Proper Lifting

    Use proper lifting techniques to prevent injuries. Bend your knees and lift with your legs, not your back.

    Stay Hydrated

    Drink plenty of water during the move, and take breaks to rest and avoid exhaustion.

    Ask for Help

    Don’t hesitate to seek assistance from friends or family for heavy lifting or difficult items.

    Article Author ;

    James Sanders - Law LLB | 15 Years Removals Experience | Uk National & International | Web Developer & Designer | HGV Class 2 Driver & Trainer
    • James Sanders is a veteran of the Removals industry having worked for some of the largest removal companies in the UK. An expert at local, national and international removals he now runs Moving Circle and likes to keep things small enough to manage and maintain quality whilst providing a comprehensive range of service for its clients.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.