1st September 2023

A Stress-Free Guide to Moving Home

Happy Family moving home.

Happy Family moving home.


Moving house – does anyone truly enjoy it? The answer is a resounding no. I recently went through the ordeal of relocating just five minutes down the road to a new apartment, and let me tell you, it was the most stressful week of my life. But fear not, I’ve got some insights from my experience working in the moving industry, where we’ve encountered a multitude of questions about moving and relocations. Below, I’ve compiled a list of these commonly asked questions to make your move a breeze.

First things first, remember that no two moves are the same. They vary from city to city, country to country, and even from person to person.

  1. When’s the right time to contact a removal company?

You can book a pre-move survey at any time that suits you, but most people prefer to do so about 4-5 weeks before the big day. Booking early not only secures your preferred packing dates but will also give you ample time to handle any necessary paperwork.

  1. Which removal company should I choose?

A quick Google search for “moving companies” will yield hundreds of results in your area. However, choosing wisely is essential to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering during your move. Our golden advice is to opt for a FIDI FAIM Certified Company, the gold standard in the moving industry.

DASA boasts 44 years of moving expertise and proudly carries the FIDI FAIM Accreditation. (Do I need to say more?) You can reach out to our moving experts at [email protected] or through our website’s Contact Us page.

  1. How many companies should I contact for quotes?

We recommend contacting three companies to get an average quote and make an informed decision.

  1. Can I ship my car along with my household goods?

In most cases, yes, we can ship your vehicle alongside your household items in the same container or a separate one if necessary. However, please note that no personal items can be stored inside the car; it must be empty.

  1. What should I take with me?

Deciding what to take with you can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Consider these three questions during the packing process:

– Will I miss it?
– Will it fit?
– Will it be worth the cost of sending?

These questions can guide your decisions, and we also recommend creating a “going,” “not going,” and “maybe” pile.

  1. How much will the move cost?

The cost of your move can vary significantly, depending on factors like volume, mode of transport, weight, origin, and destination country.

  1. Is insurance included in my quote?

No, insurance is a separate cost from the move itself and varies based on the value of your items. Our quote includes our insurance rate, but it’s not part of the quoted rates.

  1. Can I take my pet with me?

Absolutely! We have an in-house pet specialist who can assist with your pet’s relocation.

We hope the above information makes your upcoming move less daunting. If you have any questions or uncertainties, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team at [email protected]. We’re here to ensure your move is as smooth as possible! Happy moving!