House removals Brighton

Are you looking for house removals Brighton and Hove? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Gold Bear are your local office and house removals Brighton company, specialising in all things moving. Get in touch to find out more.

We get asked for advice by our customers quite a bit, for help on making sure their house removals Brighton goes smoothly. We thought it would be helpful to put together this guide for you, to make your removals day go off without a hitch.

Preparing for your house removals Brighton

Preparation is the key to a stress free removals day! It’s the golden key that could mean the difference between everything going smoothly and swiftly, or certain disaster. All too often we turn up for removals where customers are looking after packing themselves and find that preparation has seemingly started just a few hours before! Half of the house is still unpacked, ornaments are on the shelves, the fridge is full, and there is a huge last minute panic happening.

This is bad for a number of reasons. Firstly, it can end up costing you money – if your move drags on due to being ill prepared, it could end up costing more. Items are more likely to be broken having been packed hastily and thrown into boxes. You don’t get chance to have a proper sort through everything, so end up with lots of rubbish and old items in your new house. And thats before we even get to the stress levels! It’s tough for the removals team but can be even tougher on relationships with your partner and family. We unfortunately witness a lot of arguments on ill-prepared moves!

Preparation can never start too soon. The bigger lead time you have, the more chance you have to get properly organised.


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Have a good clean out ahead of your house removals Brighton:

Getting ahead of the curve means you have chance to get rid of any unwanted items in a considered way. A few months before your move, get a big box out. You can slowly start to fill it whenever you come across unwanted items. At Gold Bear, eco  matters are important to us, and we try and reduce items going to landfill as much as possible. So instead of chucking everything in the bin last minute, you have time to ethically dispose of individual items

Give items to friends: One persons trash is anothers treasure! Giving your friends chance to sift through old clothes and household items is a great way to streamline.

eBay: You can sell anything relevant and semi-valuable on eBay. This could help offset the cost of moving too!

Gumtree and Freecycle: This is a great place to get rid of any larger items that can’t go to the charity shop. People will come out and pick up items direct from your house. Whether its a bed frame or an old sofa, get your items listed on these platforms

Charity shop: Chose your favourite local charity shop and take your items down in bin bags. Do remember to take everything washed. Anything really stained or old will be thrown out their end, so its easier to bin these items yourself.

Recycle: Instead of sticking them in the kitchen bin, take anything that can’t be otherwise repurposed to a recycling depot. There are often big recycling units for separate groups of items in prominent local areas. You can have a look online and find your nearest drop-off.


Furniture donation services:

There are lots of wonderful charities that take your old furniture and give it to the needy. This is a great service and as long as the furniture is in reasonable condition and not broken, they will usually take it.

Here are some of the best local companies within Brighton and Hove.

Emmaus Brighton & Hove01273 426480
Magpie Co-operative01273 677577
YMCA01273 885505
Martletts01273 721188
Now! Charity (Lewes)01273 487377
Age UK01273 476704 ext 122

Charity shops are a great way to ethically declutter before a move. By donating furniture to these local stores, you can give back to your community and help those in need. Many charity shops accept gently used furniture, including couches, chairs, tables, and dressers. This not only helps clear out space in your home, but also provides furniture for families who may not have the resources to purchase new items.
When donating furniture, it is important to ensure that the items are in good condition and clean. This will help the charity shop sell the items quickly and raise more funds for their cause. Some charity shops may also offer pick-up services for larger items, making the donation process even easier.
In addition to supporting local charities, donating furniture to charity shops is also an environmentally friendly option. Rather than throwing away furniture that is still in good condition, you can give it a second life and reduce waste. By doing so, you are also helping to reduce the demand for new furniture, which often comes with a high environmental cost due to the energy and resources required to manufacture it.

Local council: If you have anything left over at the end that you can’t get rid of, book in a slot with the council. They will be able to come and remove items like fridge freezers, beds and ovens safely. But their lead times are often quite long, so make sure to give them as much notice as possible. The council arrange 25 collections per day.

KSD Group Environmental Services 

Open between 8am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

01273 608142


Moving ethically: house removals Brighton

Hopefully, the below will help you ensure that little goes to landfill ahead of your house removals Brighton! We believe passionately in recycling, upcycling and ethically disposing of unwanted goods. If the above solutions don’t work out for you for whatever reason and your unwanted items have had it, call us. We offer a clearance service. Here, we can collect everything unwanted before or after your move and take it to the recycling plant. For this, we charge our normal hourly rate and pass you on the bill for the tipping costs. We don’t add a mark up on this, and don’t charge for anything but our time.

Moving house can be an exciting time, but it is important to consider the ethical implications of your move. Here are some tips to make sure your move is ethical and sustainable:

Reduce waste: Moving is a great opportunity to declutter and get rid of items you no longer need. Donate or recycle items in good condition instead of throwing them away.

Choose a green moving company: Look for a moving company that uses eco-friendly practices, such as using recycled packing materials and minimizing emissions from their vehicles.

Reuse boxes: Instead of buying new boxes, try to find used ones from friends, family, or local businesses. You can also look for alternatives like reusable plastic containers.

Consider the distance: Moving long distances can have a significant impact on the environment. Consider moving to a location that is closer to your work or other daily activities to minimize your carbon footprint.

Support local businesses: When moving to a new location, try to use their services and buying from them. This helps to build a strong and sustainable community.

Be mindful of water usage: Moving can be stressful, but try to conserve water as much as possible by taking shorter showers and fixing any leaks.

Use public transportation: If possible, use public transportation to move your belongings instead of driving a large moving truck. This helps to reduce emissions and traffic congestion.

Consider the impact on wildlife: If you are moving to a rural area, be mindful of the impact your move may have on local wildlife. Make sure to follow local regulations and guidelines to minimise any harm.

What is the difference in size between a house and a flat removal?
House and flat removals are two different types of moving processes and they obviously require different approaches. While both involve the transportation of furniture and personal belongings from one location to another, there are many key differences between the two types of removals.

Size is a key difference between house and flat removals. A house typically has more rooms and a larger overall space, making it a more challenging task to move. Houses typically have larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas, wardrobes, and dining tables, which can be difficult to move through narrow hallways and small elevators in a flat.

On the other hand, a flat removal is usually smaller in scale, making it a more manageable process. This difference in size also affects the logistics of moving furniture, as larger items such as sofas and wardrobes may not fit through the narrow hallways or small elevators in a flat. Apartments usually have smaller pieces of furniture, which are easier to move and transport though.

Another difference is the preparation required for each type of removal. For a house removal, it may be necessary to dismantle larger furniture and appliances, such as beds and washing machines, to ensure that they can be transported safely and easily. In contrast, flat removals often require less preparation, as furniture is usually smaller and easier to move.

The costs associated with house and flat removals also vary. House removals tend to be more expensive due to the larger size of the property and the greater amount of furniture and belongings that need to be moved. Flat removals, on the other hand, are generally more affordable, as the process is typically quicker and less complicated.

Another important consideration is the impact that house and flat removals have on the environment. House removals typically result in a larger carbon footprint, as more vehicles and fuel are required to transport the belongings. Flat removals, on the other hand, tend to be more eco-friendly, as they require fewer resources and emit less carbon.

The location of the property also plays a role in the removal process. House removals can be more challenging in rural or remote locations, where access may be limited or roads may be poorly maintained. Flat removals, on the other hand, are often easier in urban areas, where access is more convenient and the removal process can be completed more quickly.

It’s also important to consider the health and safety implications for both the removal team and the belongings being moved.
One of the key health and safety considerations for house and flat removals is manual handling. Moving large pieces of furniture and heavy boxes can be physically demanding and can put a strain on the back, neck, and other parts of the body. It is important to ensure that the removal team has the necessary equipment, such as trolleys and hand trucks, to move items safely and reduce the risk of injury.
Another important consideration is the handling of hazardous items, such as chemicals and sharp objects. These items must be handled carefully to avoid accidents and injury, and should be stored separately from other items during the removal process.
The safe transportation of furniture and belongings is also a key concern during house and flat removals. Larger pieces of furniture, such as wardrobes and sofas, may need to be dismantled to ensure that they can be transported safely and easily. It is important to ensure that the removal team uses the correct techniques and equipment, such as straps and padding, to secure items during transport and reduce the risk of damage.
In addition to these specific health and safety, it’s also important to consider the general safety of the property during a house removal. This may include ensuring that walkways are clear and that items are stored securely to prevent accidents and damage.

If you’d like to hear more about how we can help before, during or after your house removals Brighton, get in touch! If you exhaust yourself with all of your preparation, we offer a packing service. Here, we come in the day before your move and pack up everything you’re keeping ready to move the next day.

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