small removals Brighton

We specialise in both large and small removals Brighton. As one of the leading removals companies in Brighton, we are well versed in all sizes of move. We can offer you a tailored package that best suits your needs and requirements.

A lot of our small removals Brighton clients come to us with single room moves, student moves, studios and one bed flats. We have different pricing structures depending on the scope of your move.

Small removals Brighton and Hove are different because we can be move flexible on pricing.

small removals Brighton
small removals Brighton

Pricing small removals Brighton

Our van and man hourly rates are usually popular for smaller removals. We offer a van and man hourly rate for either one man (£45 per hour) or two (£60). We break the hours down into quarters so that you don’t overpay if you just run into the next hour. If we can come and see your move first, we are often able to cap your move rate at a certain price too.

This way you can keep the difference if your move takes less time.

Saving money on your small removals Brighton

If money is a concern, the best way to save your pennies when moving is to be as prepared as possible. If we arrive and everything is boxed up and ready to go, we can move very swiftly and get you to your new home in quick time. Troubles arise when we arrive and the clients house is half packed. This means that things can take twice as long, and your budget planning can go out of the window if you are on an hourly rate.

The key is to pack as much as you can ahead of time. Preparation is king when it comes to moving! For this reason, we thought it would be helpful to compile a packing preparation list. Based on all of our years in the industry, we’ve put together some expert tips. We’ve seen it be done well…and unfortunately more often than not, not so well!

Alternatively, you can book us to pack for you too



Our number one piece of advice is not to leave everything to the day before the move. (Or worst still…gulp…on the morning of the move!) It’s good to have this time to consider what you are taking and go through any old items that you don’t need at your new home.



  • Start early. Packing always takes longer than you anticipate. This is especially the case when you find boxes of old photos or start reminiscing over memory boxes!
  • Make sure you have enough boxes well in advance. It’s a nightmare if you run out midway through your pack! Buy your bubble wrap, strong and good quality tape and bags for putting your bolts in after items have been taken apart.
  • Use sturdy boxes. Double walled, corrugated cardboard are the only boxes you should consider to move your precious items. If you don’t want to buy them, you can usually find these at supermarkets, corner shops and off-licences.
  • Get all of your boxes out. If you’re using recycled boxes, go through and make sure that they are in great condition and clean, with no rips or tears that will weaken them. We offer a recycled boxes delivery service LINK.
  • Make yourself a packing list
  • Go through your items and clear anything you don’t want out. Give yourself time to take stuff to charity or eBay or car boot anything worthwhile.



    • Start at the top of the house and work your way downwards. Starting right at the top at the attic is normally the best idea.
    • Save time and effort by cello-taping brooms and mops together
    • Be careful not to completely fill big boxes. They will be too heavy and break in transit. Clearly label boxes which contain breakables and delicate, fragile items. Also mark if they need to be stacked a certain way up. This will mean the team will stack them up in the van carefully
    • Always pack heavier items on the bottom of the box, working your way up to light stuff on top.
    • Use small boxes for heavier items, like books and DVDs
    • Put any dangerous, toxic or hazardous materials like paint, bleach, kitchen cleaning products and aerosols into a separate box. This keeps them away from the rest of your stuff to avoid spillages and hazardous contamination.
    • Pack one room up at a time instead of packing haphazardly. As you go, clearly label each box with details of its contents and items within. Also make sure to note on the side in clear writing which room it belongs in. That way, the removals team can try and make sure it goes back into the right room the other end.
    • Fill any gaps in boxes with bubble wrap or even bed sheets and cushions, if you are being economical with space. This will ensure items don’t shift in transit and get broken.

Downsize to make your move smaller

Downsizing your belongings before moving to a new home can be a smart and cost-effective way to make the process cheaper. By reducing the amount of items you need to move, you can potentially save money on moving trucks, storage fees, and other related expenses. Here are some tips for downsizing your belongings effectively:

Start early: Give yourself plenty of time to go through your belongings and decide what you want to keep, sell, or donate. This will also help you avoid feeling overwhelmed or stressed during the moving process.

Make a list: Begin with all the items you want to keep, sell, or donate. This will help you keep track of your progress and make it easier to determine what you need to bring with you when you move.

Be selective: When deciding what to keep, think about what you really need, what you use regularly, and what has sentimental value. Donate or sell items that you haven’t used in a year or more.

Rent a storage unit: If you need to keep some items that won’t fit in your new home, consider renting a storage unit. This will give you a place to store the items temporarily and help you keep your new home organised.

Consider moving some items yourself: Moving some items, such as clothes, small furniture, and personal items, by yourself can be a cost-effective option. Renting a van or using your own car can save you money on moving expenses, and you’ll have the added convenience of being able to transport the items yourself.

By taking this approach, you can potentially save money on hiring a full-service moving company and can have more control over the timeline and logistics of the move. Here are some important things to keep in mind when renting a van for your move:

Determine your needs: Consider the size of the van you will need based on the number of items you plan to move and the distance you will be traveling. It’s important to rent a van that is big enough to fit all your belongings, but not so big that you are paying for unused space. A luton van is the usual vehicle used for removals. You can hire one with your normal licence as they are only 3.5 payload.
Transit vans are half the size but good if you don’t have a lot of stuff or don’t like driving big vans.

Choose the right time: Renting a van during peak moving season can be more expensive, so it’s best to plan your move outside of these peak months. Additionally, consider reserving your van well in advance to ensure that it is available when you need it.


Where should I rent a van from for my small removals Brighton?

Brighton, UK has a number of reputable van hire companies that you can choose from when moving your belongings. Here are a few of the best options to consider:

  1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Enterprise is a well-known car and van rental company with locations throughout the UK, including Brighton. They offer a wide range of vans, including small, medium, and large sizes, to meet the needs of different customers.
  2. Europcar: Europcar is another established car and van rental company with a location in Brighton. They offer a variety of van rental options, including long-term rentals, and their vehicles are regularly maintained to ensure they are in good condition.
  3. Arnold Clark: Arnold Clark is a large hire business that operates throughout the UK, including Brighton. They have a wide range of van sizes available, from small vans to larger commercial vehicles, and their rates are competitive.
  4. Sixt: Sixt operates worldwide, including in Brighton. They offer a range of van sizes and types, including transit vans, luton vans, and minibuses, and their vehicles are well-maintained and equipped with modern features.
  5. National Car Rental: National Car Rental is renowned car and van rental company that has a location in Brighton. They offer a variety of vans, including compact and full-size options, and their rates are competitive.
  6. Choice Van Rentals on beaconsfield road is quite inexpensive.
  7. Strafford van rental although convenient are definitely quite pricey though.

Research rental companies: Shop around for the best deals on van rentals and compare prices, insurance options, and additional services offered by different companies. Look for companies that have a good reputation, offer reasonable rates, and have a well-maintained fleet of vans.

Consider insurance: Renting a van typically requires that you have insurance to cover any damage or accidents that may occur during the move. Some rental companies offer insurance as part of the rental package, while others require you to purchase additional insurance coverage.

Plan for fuel: When renting a van, it’s important to consider the cost of fuel and any additional driving-related expenses, such as tolls or parking fees. Be sure to factor these costs into your budget and plan accordingly.

Prepare your items: Properly packing and securing your belongings is key to a successful and stress-free move. Make sure to use appropriate packing materials, such as boxes and bubble wrap, to protect your items during transport. Label each box clearly with its contents and the room it should be placed in at your new home.

Get help: Moving heavy items, such as furniture and appliances, can be physically demanding. Consider enlisting the help of friends or family members to assist with the move and to ensure the safety of both you and your belongings. Or you could post a small listing on TaskRabbit or another website to get some back up!

Hiring a van and moving some of your belongings can be a great way to save money on your move and have more control over the process. However, it’s important to carefully consider the costs, insurance options, and logistics involved. With proper planning and preparation, you can make your move a success and arrive at your new home with your belongings intact.

Sell or donate items: Consider selling items that are in good condition or donating them to a local charity or non-profit organization. This will help you downsize your belongings, and you’ll be able to help others in need at the same time.

Use a moving company: If you have a lot of heavy items, such as furniture and appliances, it may be worth hiring a moving company to help you transport them. This can help ensure that your belongings are safely moved and can also save you time and effort.

Plan ahead: Make sure you have all the supplies you need to properly pack your belongings, such as boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap. Plan ahead to ensure that you have everything you need to make the move as stress-free as possible.

Reducing the volume of your belongings before moving can be a smart and cost-effective way to make the process more manageable in general. By following all of our tips, you can help simplify your move and make it easier to transport your belongings to your new home. Good luck!

If you follow these guidelines when preparing for your small removals Brighton, your move will be off to an efficient and cost effective start! Plus packing properly will save you any grief the other end too. The worst thing is packing clumsily or quickly and breaking your precious goods in transit.

Again, if any of this sounds like hard work, we can do the packing for you! Either way, Get in touch  with us to discuss your small removals Brighton today. We are a local company with all of the knowledge and heart of a homegrown firm, but with national professionalism. Whatever the size of your move, as the industry leaders we are here to help you. Find our move on our website

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