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Removal Tips

Storage in Solihull & Birmingham

Planning your move.

Discuss the details of your planned move with the estimator or surveyor who will visit you to provide a quotation for your move. Decide exactly what you need moving and if you want a packing service of all the miscellaneous items included. Allow time to go through details with the estimator or surveyor as this personal visit is essential to a smooth move. Make sure you point out any items not to be moved that you may be selling with the house or mention items you are particularly concerned about.


Even with the greatest care taken, we cannot guarantee that your personal and cherished belongings won't get damaged in transit. This is why all BAR members are obliged to offer suitable insurance cover as part of their service. Insurance is not only important, it's common sense. You don't have to take out insurance with us but we recommend it.

Booking your move

Make sure that the booking you confirm with your mover is definite. All moves have potential dates but until Contracts are exchanged and completed and the firm dates and handover of key times are agreed you cannot make any plans for your removal. So many potential dates never materialise and we do not take provisional bookings.

There will be a full facility with various storage capacity units opening shortly.

Mains Services

When you have your confirmed date from your solicitor make arrangements to have your gas/electric/telephone etc. disconnected and meters read.

Passports/Money/Handbags/documents/night away bag - (personal items you want to take with you for the move)

Always be sure that the men cannot pack these items away with your removal goods. Keep them out of the way so that errors cannot be made.

Deep Freezers

Run down the stocks of your deep freeze as much as possible. Freezers are not designed to be moved whilst loaded. No insurers will accept responsibility for any deterioration of the contents.

Carpets and Curtains

We will take down curtains and take up carpets but we do not refit them.

Light fittings

You should remove light fittings before the moving day as we are not qualified to do so.

System Furniture

This is not designed to be moved in its assembled form. You should discuss with our estimator when he comes to see you how best any item of system furniture you may have can be handled. Some system furniture breaks very easily as the board splits at the joints and edges with handling.


Light items may be left in drawers but heavier items such as books, files or tools should be removed and packed separately.

Parking and Access

If there are parking restrictions at either location it will be necessary for you to obtain the relevant exemptions/permissions. Also let us know if there are any other difficulties getting access to your new home - narrow streets, overhanging trees,
low bridges/gates, small doorways, spiral staircase etc. If you are moving to a multi storey building check if there is a lift that can be used for furniture and if possible make arrangements for priority use for the day.

Spare key

Sometimes we will arrive at your new home before you do. It is useful to give a spare key to the foreman so that they won't lose any time waiting for you.

Children and Pets

If possible it is usually better if you can arrange for younger children and pets to be looked after whilst the move is taking place as it can be quite stressful for them. However, older children may enjoy the excitement of the move.

Final Check

When the men say they have finished loading carefully check around the house to be sure that nothing has been left behind, or that they have not loaded something you wanted left.


For all your Storage needs in Solihull & Birmingham, make Ryans Removals your first choice.  Call us today: 0121 706 2777