Congratualtions on your sale!

That’s it, you’ve got the sale and we hope that you’re allowing yourself some time to get a little bit excited about your upcoming move. Although there are a few more hoops to jump through, soon you will have your keys and can finally get in the home that you have always dreamt of having.

Moving with Armishaws is a simple and easy process. Our services are designed around you, meaning that you get a complete bespoke move that is tailored to your exact needs.

A few tips to help you prepare for your move with Armishaws.

If you have not already booked you van, please try and give us as much notice as possible. Where a reservation is cancelled at short notice there may be an additional charge.

Please remember to give us your new address and if possible some directions for the driver. Any problems with access should have been discussed with our representative. Your new telephone number may be useful or a contact number if you are not yet connected.

Our vans carry carpet covers but these may not be sufficient if your delivery access is muddy and you have new carpets. This can be a problem on new developments and provision should be made for adequate protection. We are able to supply stairs and landing protection if required. If a fitted carpet is to be moved, it will need to be prepared in advance by removing all the fixing strips and lifting the edges away from the gripper rods.

Arrangements should be made in advance to disconnect gas and electric cookers, light fittings, gas fires, washing machines and dishwashers. Curtains, shelves and anything fixed to the walls should be taken down ready to move.

While we can not be held responsible for deterioration of any food in a freezer, it is often more convenient to move them full or partly full. Chect freezers can be prepared by putting loose items into three or four bin liners ready to be lifted out while the freezer is loaded. Uprights usually have trays that can be used for this purpose.

Our staff are not insured to work in a loft unless it is boarded and lit with a safe fixed access, so you will need to ensure that anything you want to take is brought down ready.

A normal chest of drawers can be moved with the drawers full of clothing. Do not fill drawers, chests or trunks with very heavy items making them difficult to handle e.g. Books.

Self-assembly furniture is not designed to be moved whole and often does not go back together very well if dismantled. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that such furniture will move successfully either whole or dismantled.

Anything you wish to take from the garden, shed, green house or garage should be prepared in advance. Plants should either be potted or their roots contained in a plastic bin liner. Garden tools should be tied in bundles, and swings, climbing frames etc, dismantled and ready. Contents of sheds and garages should be boxed and items such as paving slabs cleaned and stacked.

You or your representative should be present when the crew arrive to tell them what is to be moved and to point out anything to be left. When the crew finish loading you should check to ensure that nothing is left behind.

We will not be responsible for packing and moving items of jewellery, money or stamp collections as per our contract conditions. We are unable to insure these items.

It is often impractical to completely unpack on delivery due to time and space restrictions. Where it is possible, we will where requested unpack on to a flat surface.

Recent legislation has prevented the selling of insurance by unqualifies persons. Although as a business we are registered with the Finacial Services Authority, we have decided not to follow the complicated path of offering varying choice of insurances. Instead Armishaws have decided to provide you with our commitment of liability for your furniture and effects against any loss or damage. A commitment backed by our own insurers.

It is essential that you ensure your goods are adequately protected throughout your removal and the total value of your belongings should be specified on the acceptance form.

Payment is due, at the latest, the day before removal commences. A deposit will be required to secure a booking. Payment is advance is required when moving overseas and prior to delivering from store.

Your furniture is stored in sealed containers in our new warehouses. They are clean, dry, secure and fully insulated. The containers are loaded at your home whereever possible. You are invited to inspect our facilities for your peace of mind.

Certain items cannot be accepted for storage. These include: Food (except tins), gas bottles, paint and other flammable liquids. Plants may be stored subject to agreement.

Once packed and delivered to the warehouse it can be an expensive matter to locate and unpack items that may be required in advance.

Please tell us beforehand if there is something you are likely to need before the rest. You should give us at least 14 working days notice to have your goods delivered out of store.

We will normally expect to deliver goods held in our store to your new home. However, should you wish to make other arrangements there will be a ‘handling charge’ to bring the goods forward and hand them to a third party Deliveries to Europe or UK on part loads may not always be delivered in containers.

If you have any further queries or would like a FREE no obligation quote, please call FREEPHONE 0800 917 1051 to speak to a member of our team.

At Armishaws we believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, the most important thing to remember is that you should have meaningful control over both.

In line with the new European privacy rules (GDPR) that will apply across Europe on May 25 we have been making some changes to our Privacy Statement. We’re using this opportunity to make sure we’re really clear on how we use your information—regardless of where you live.

We’ve added more details about how and why we use the information we collect about you, how we share it, who we share it with, and your rights with that data.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Armishaws and we may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy.

To find out more, you can read the full Privacy Policy here.


Here are armishaws we pride ourselves on our storage and removals services. Armishaws is a family owned removals business and and has been running since 1973. Our highly experienced team has expertise in all aspects of removals within the UK.

We love to hear from our customers once they are all settled into their new homes, here are just a few of our recent reviews..


Really impressed with the service

Really impressed with the service, from the time of making my first enquiry throughout the process to having a good safely moved to my address. I have never experienced moving this way before and was a little anxious about the process. All staff I spoke to in the lead up to the move, were informative, polite and patient. I was particularly impressed with Simon, Gary and Lewis who undertook the packing and removal with the perfect balance of professionalism and humour required to put even the most anxious of customers at ease!
Easily the best money we have spent in relation to moving home!

– Ms Arnold


Delivery men had a very hot two days…

Delivery men had a very hot two days moving us but they were brilliant. We had so much stuff and they just got on with it. Arta was very polite and to be honest they all were. Just make sure you keep them supplied with drinks, it is a very hard job the removal men have. Well done.

– Firemoon


The Big Move.

My move was a two day affaire which was I thought going to be quite traumatic. There were four men who came to the house to load my contents. Everything was packed with ease and efficiency, At my new house the two lads, Trevor and Mike did a Stirling job ensuring my house contents were put into the right rooms. I can honestly say that not one item was broken or damaged, well done lads and many thanks for your help. I was only sorry that there was a hold up on the arrival of the keys to my house due to the lack of forethought of the sellers estate agent!!

– Audrey Meredith


More reviews can be found on our Trustpilot page.

If you are planning a move this summer don’t leave arranging your removals to the last minute.

It will most likely not be a shock to you to hear that summer is the most popular time for moving house. Although at Armishaws we have a large and strong fleet nationwide, please get in touch early to get your move booked in with us to avoid disappointment.

It is very easy to see the benefits that add to the popularity of home removals over the summer period. The longer daylight hours with more time to cram jobs in and better weather conditions (although of course not always guaranteed) are both factors when considering the best time to move home. The school summer holidays provide a window in which a house move will be least disruptive for the daily routine. Although the summer holidays are perhaps a highlight of your children’s school calendar, for many parents it is six weeks of juggling routines and finding activities to provide the best entertainment, this is all before throwing a house move into the mix!

We have years of exerience in residential removals and across the team we have a few stories to tell! We have put together this useful guide to help make your summer move go as smoothly as possible, whilst keeping your children engaged and allow you to enjoy some sunshine (if it shows up)! 


We mentioned it briefly above but the best thing you can do is book your removals early. Moving home can be a very overwhelming time with many lists on the go and a large amount of jobs to remember. Many people forget to book their home removal company well in advance. We have a large team on hand to help you with every stage of your move and so ironically by booking your removals company early they can help you organise your house move effectively. Our services offer a full survey by one of our Removals Specialists who will design a removals package to suit your needs. We also offer a full packing service which is efficiently organised to make sure you have the belongs you need, when you need them.

Avoid disappointment and get in touch with your home removal firm early to secure your booking, this means that you can relax a little knowing that everything is in hand – you will even have time to start making plans for your new home! You don’t want to have to add further disruption by having to alter your day of moving.


A house move is a very exciting time for your children and no doubt they are looking forward to starting fresh in a new room with lots of exciting opportunities and things to explore. Despite this, the last thing they may want to do is spend their time packing up their belongings during their cherished school holiday. Try and make the whole process as fun as possible to keep them engaged and involved whilst at the same time getting the job done. Or on the other hand, if possible, plan activities with friends or relatives who would be happy to keep them entertained for a few days whilst you pack up.


Lugging around all your worldly belongings can still get sticky and uncomfortable even on a mild British summer’s day and trying to stay cool can be easier said than done. Here are a few tips to help you manage the temperature:

  • Light, loose fitting and comfortable clothing that you can move around in without it getting in the way
  • Have plenty of water on hand to stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Make sure you have easy access to food that’s ready to eat and suitable for your appetite on a hot day
  • If it is set to be a particularly warm day, make sure yu have a cool box for your food – noone wants a warm sandwich!


If you have a pet then don’t forget to make plans for them to help them manage both the heat and the stress during the move. Try and keep them in a separate aeriated room at both your old property and your new one which is away from the hustle and bustle of your removals team coming and going without the worry of them being able to escape. Don’t forget to leave their water bowl out so that they have something to keep them cool in the heat.


Despite the roads in general being much quieter over the summer holidays, the weekends can still get pretty busy with families tend to head out for daytrips to the coast. If possible, depending on the circumstances with being in a chain, we advise that you try to move on a weekday morning when the roads will be a little quieter.


Thinking of a house move this summer? Contact Armishaws today to find out how our removal services can mean your summer move is as stress free as possible!


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