+44 (0) 208 168 0011

Get Free Quotes from
up to 6 moving Companies

Get Free Quotes from
up to 6 moving Companies

*
*
 
Only takes 1 minute

Save up to 50% on domestic and international moving costs {{step1.countryTo?'to '+countryTo():''}}

About Moving to Sofa

When it is time to begin packing your household items for the move. Here are some simple tips for most of the things in your home: •Furniture: Furniture is by far some of the most confusing stuff to pack during a move. While the specific rules will vary depending on the type of furniture you’re dealing with, you want to be sure that all vulnerable pieces of the furniture (Such as exposed wooden tops or beautiful fabric seats or details) are covered securely to avoid ripping, scratching or damage. Once you’ve done that, it’s simply a matter of finding a place within the shipping container to pack the furniture so it’s secure and cannot move around. •Sofa: To pack your sofa well, you’ll want to remove all of the sofa’s cushions and stack them separately. If you’re worried about them getting dirty or stained, cover them in plastic or wrap them in trash bags to keep them safe. Once the sofa is free of its cushions, it should get packed in the back of the shipping container, right side up, on the ground. •Table: Tables can be difficult to move because of their large potential for damage. To keep your table safe, cover the top to avoid scratches and be sure to wrap the legs to prevent them from getting dinged or damaged during transit. Bonus points if your table comes apart. That way, you can tuck it securely against the side of the shipping container and prevent it from being damaged in transit. •Carpets: Carpets are some of the easiest household items to move. For best results, just vacuum your carpets first, and then roll them up into long tubes. Secure them with tape, and tuck them into the shipping container where they won’t be bent or crumpled. •Beds: When moving beds, it’s critical to protect not only the surface of the mattress but the bedframe as well. To do this, remove the mattress and box spring from the bedframe and wrap them both in a “bed bag” (available at most local moving stores). Once you’ve done this, disassemble the bed frame and wrap it securely in a large sheet or a series of moving blankets to prevent it from being scratched in transit. •Desk: Since desks don’t typically disassemble very easily, they can be confusing to move. TO keep yours in good shape, cover the top with a moving blanket and secure it with tape. Empty the drawers and wrap the legs in bubble wrap to prevent them from being damaged in transit. •Dresser: Dressers are a common yet tough moving challenge. To move your dresser, remove the drawers (yet keep them full) and place the dresser into the shipping container. Once you’ve done this, put the drawers back in the dresser and secure them with painter’s tape to keep them from sliding open and spilling during transit. •Bench: To move an entry bench, cover the upholstered or wooden top with a shipping blanket to prevent it from becoming damaged or stained. Once you’ve done that, wrap the bench with a sheet or a shipping blanket to protect it from damage and place it in a secure location in the shipping container. •Mirror: Mirrors are a high-risk moving item, as they can shatter very easily. To protect your mirror, wrap it in a moving blanket and bubble wrap, and then slip it into a mirror-specific moving box. Pack it vertically in the moving container, against a wall or other solid object, where it will not have much room to move around. •Wardrobe: If you’ve got a large, heirloom wardrobe to move, protecting it is of the utmost importance. Wrap any part of the wardrobe that will come into contact with the shipping container or other furniture in a moving blanket. Once you’ve done this, secure the wardrobe in the shipping container. •Television: If you’ve got the box your television came in, consider placing it back into the box for moving purposes. If you don’t, head to your nearest moving store and pick one up. In addition to being inexpensive, these boxes can go a long way toward protecting your television from damage during the moving process. Once you’ve found a box, secure your television with bubble wrap and tape the box closed. •Chairs: Chairs should get stacked atop a table (with a moving blanket in-between to protect surfaces).

Learn more about moving to Sofa

How It Works

Complete the quick online form
Get up to 6 free quotes
Compare and choose the best quote

“Thanks for providing such fantastic, professional advice. The potential pain and stress of such a move was very much relieved with your help. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking to ship abroad. I was pleased with the service provided by your company. 6 competitive quotes within minutes. Amazing!!!”

The Clarke Family


Shipping container

Full Containers or Part Load

For customers that require a container we are able to provide you with competitive prices whether you need a full container or just require a part load service. IRD works with the best worldwide moving companies and strive hard to get you the best price whether moving from the UK to France or from Germany to Australia.Shipping containers are transported on sea freight vessels that travel popular trade and commerce routes. While container shipping is often the most affordable and efficient way to get household items moved from one location to another, it’s not a transportation method known for its speed. A 40 foot shipping containers are an ample size to transport most three-bedroom homes, and larger containers can be purchased if you need more room. While a car can be shipped in a 20 foot container.

House Move Photo

House / Flat Moves

Finding a reliable moving company can be a stressful experience. Whether you are moving from a one bedroom flat or a five bedroom house we provide you with competitive quotes and ensure your belongings are delivered on time and without fuss to your destination. When it comes to moving your home, wrapping your head around the idea can be tough. From the small furniture like the kitchen junk drawer to the bigger furniture like an heirloom chest of drawers or a bed or a sofa moving presents some unique challenges. This is particularly the case when you’re moving overseas or to some exotic new locale. Luckily, moving doesn’t need to be nearly as painful as all of that. By understanding how to make moving even the large, awkward items easy, it’s simple to take an overseas move and make it into a snap.

Benefits We Offer

Benefit from our expertise

Quotes only received from reputable companies.
We have provided quotes for over 500,000 customers and know what you need.
Whether moving fine art, a piano or a standard 3 bedroom house you only receive quotes from companies that can cater for your needs.

An international company

Whether sending items from UK to Australia or Germany to Spain of France to the UK, we will find you the right removal company.
We work with over 1000 moving companies across the world.

Save time and money

Save time on searching for reputable firms.
It takes 2 minutes to complete the online form.
Compare quotes within minutes.

No obligation quotes

Up to 6 quotes to choose from.
Compare prices with your existing provider.

We Work With Over 850 moving Companies Across The Globe

Logos for Suppliers

Frequently Asked Questions

This will fundamentally depend on where you are moving to. The International Removal company will advise you well in advance of your move. They will also educate you about clearing and international customs requirements.
This will depend on where you are relocating to. Your international removal company will be able to advise you. But make sure you’re in touch with your international removal company well in advance of your move.
Make sure you disclose to your international removal company all items which might be of inherit value. The international removal company will always do their best to help you with these items. They will advise you on best to pack the item and how best to disclose to customs officials the type of object being moved internationally.

When you are moving your valuables internationally, it is a good idea to make certain that they are insured against losses or damage. Although it is very rare, you never know what might befall your goods during transportation, they might get lost on the way and if you have not insured them, you will be forced to compensate for the losses. Reduce the risk of such occurrences by being appropriately insured whether you are using ocean or air as a means of your shipping because accidents are unpredictable and no one knows when they might arise.

Insuring your goods will save you the time and avoid obstructions in case there are claim issues about the shipment. You will have more control over your items by making sure that the insuring assessments, restrictions and standards provided by insurers on deliveries are sufficient to meet your needs and requirements. Moreover, because in foreign countries chances of dealing with their courts are high, you will resolve claims dealing with foreign insurance companies easily and faster with a valid insurance.

Following a general average (an internationally recognized standard in a case where when a vessel incurs certain types of accidents all the parties involved will share equally in the loss) as the exporter or the importer, you may be obliged to make a cash deposit or post a bond to be able to obtain the right to release your shipment. Now in this case if you have insurance on your goods, the company will take care of all the expenses and make sure your cargo is released. Carriers have limited accountability on the loss of cargo that may occur in transit and that’s why it is very important to insure your goods with a moving company.

The majority of movers will not ship your pets for you, most of the time they will arrange for a specialist company to handle the transport of your pet safe and securely.

We all know that packing can be so hectic and challenging, and we tend to develop a negative attitude towards it; however, this shouldn’t be the case. Following these simple tips will inspire you to do it quicker and in an organised manner:

  • Since there are many things that one needs when packing, you should start early — like some weeks prior the moving day.
  • Start with the things you are less likely to use on a daily basis. As days go by, do the same until there is nothing to pack and you are ready to move.
  • Label the boxes you have filled for easy identification during unpacking.
  • Make sure to fill all suitcases with clothes instead of packing empty ones. Make sure you use every empty vessel.
  • Put all the boxes in a single room from where you can grab them easily and put them in the moving vehicle.
  • Put heavy items in small boxes, and light objects in large boxes to avoid them being torn due to the excessive weight during transportation.
  • Take apart all the furniture.
  • Instead of packing blankets, wrap them around other items like lampshades.
  • Do not pack hanging clothes — keep them on hangers and pack them in your car.
  • Lastly, to save on the money, be organised and ready before the movers arrive to use the least possible time.