House clearances don't need to be stressful if they're carefully managed. We at Mr Shifter offer a caring, fast, friendly and efficient property clearance. We have you, the customer in mind at all times and are hard working, honest and above all respectful to the customer and the sentimental items we are clearing.Read More
Man and Van Service
If your budget does not allow you the luxury of a full removal service, we can offer a man and a van at extremely competitive rate. The reputation of our company is extremely important to us, so you can rest assured that we will always be responsive to all your needs and wants.Read More
We know that one of the most difficult parts of a house move can be the packing of your items. We offer a full range of packing services to suit your individual requirements. Sharon who has done our packaging for a few years is an expert on the subject and takes the stress out of moving.Read More
Why Choose Mr Shifter? A few reasons why you should choose us...
Reliable, Stress-Free Service
Moving home is rated as being amongst the top five most stressful experiences. Here at Mr Shifter, we work hard to make sure that the service we provide is as reliable and stress-free as it possibly can be, to ensure your move goes smoothly and without a hitch. We do this by delivering a comprehensive and friendly service from start to finish.
Mr Shifter was established in 2003 by the current owner Paul Eckart, and over the last 13 years has built up an excellent and solid reputation that we are very proud of. This is backed up my the many positive testimonials we have received, which can be viewed here. We are recommended by estate agents, and are a partner of reallymoving.com
At Mr Shifter, our vehicles are fully equipped with all the necessary kit needed, including furniture protecting blankets, tools for dismantling furniture, barrows and restraints/ties to keep your items safely secured during transit, whilst manned by very experienced and friendly staff.
Professional, Experienced and Friendly Staff
At Mr Shifter, all our staff are trained in the process of removal, which includes the initial contact, visiting the customer to survey the job, packing the items and the removal itself. With a good understanding of Health and Safety, our staff are professional, experienced, presentable and courteous at all times.
We consider ourselves to be very competitive, and whereas a lot of removal companies ask you to fill out an online quotation form, we like to visit the customer in person and survey what needs moving in order to be able to quote more accurately, and in some case, offer an hourly rate where we feel this will save you money.
The Mr Shifter team adheres to strict procedures and high standards during the moving process from beginning to end. We have Fully Comprehensive Van Insurance, £25,000 Goods In Transit Insurance, £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance and Full Breakdown Cover. All our insurance paperwork is available for inspection.
Customer Testimonials What our happy customers have been saying...
Nothing was too much trouble for Paul and his team. Helpful advice from the very beginning. He did little extras the day before the move to ensure that the main move went very smoothly. A really great and economical service. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone.Cas Lad
Really efficient company. Made the move very easy. Price paid was as quoted.Ruth
Fantastic service, lovely guys. Really careful with packing and they were really nice when the move was a very stressful day. They just got on with it and got things sorted. They visited beforehand to estimate the job which I really liked rather than just an online form like some companies. Would use again and recommend to friends.L&D
Excellent service. Fantastic value. These guys did a tough job without grumbles and made the whole cross country move a lot less stressful that it could have been.Jonny72
Really happy with the service from Paul and Gregg.CH
Mr Shifter offer a delivery service that's second to none, and currently deliver on a regular basis for
JYSK York and Pontefract, Homesense York and Leeds, Laura Ashley York and NHS York.
We are always looking for new delivery work, so feel free to contact us
and we will be more than happy to give you a costing.
TIPS & ADVICE Mr Shifter offers the following tips to make your moving experience less stressful. Simply click on the question you want information about.
What timescales would you advise?
We strongly advise that if possible, you achieve at least 2-3 weeks time gap between exchange of contract and completion.
When should we contact you?
Contact Mr Shifter at least 4-6 weeks before your intended move date.
How much will this cost?
Get to know how much your removal is going to cost well in advance. Mr Shifter offer a professional service at affordable prices. For smaller moves where there are not so many items, we suggest opting for an hourly rate.
When do I start packing?
We would suggest packing early using proper removal boxes that we can provide at budget prices. If you decide to use your own boxes, please make sure they are sturdy. It is also worth knowing that if you don't box certain items, it can slow the move down and lead to breakages.
What packing materials will I need?
We would advise having Scissors, a Marker Pen, Packing Tape, Tissue Paper and Bubble Wrap handy.
Should I label the items?
Know what requires moving from each room in the property you are vacating, and mark clearly on the relevant boxes, which room they are going to at the new property. This saves us asking you which room each box is going in Remember to print write FRAGILE on any box containing delicate items.
What should I do with my beds?
Where possible, make sure all beds are dismantled and the pieces labelled and tied together, so you know how to put this back together at the new property. Make sure any bolts or screws are securely taped to the bed frame. Mr Shifter can provide this service if you prefer, but please be aware that this will take a bit of time.
What should I do with my wardrobes?
We have to point out that any flat pack furniture is not insured on our company policy and is a general condition throughout the removal trade. Please make sure that large wardrobes are taken apart if they are (a) not going to get out of your old property, or (b) not going up the stairs in your new property. Mr Shifter can provide a disassemble and reassemble service at an extra cost. Smaller wardrobes must be completely empty.
What should I do with my furniture?
Please make sure that all chest of drawers are empty. Table legs must be removed from tables where they pose a problem when leaving and entering a property.
What should I do with my electrical goods?
Please ensure these are disconnected and the electric flex is taped to the appliance. Computers should be fully stripped down.
What should I do with my satellite receivers?
If you intend to take these with you, please make sure you organise dismantling and setting up.
What should I do with my white goods?
Where possible, please empty fridges/freezers. Washing machines must be drained of water and retaining bolts should be used to secure the drum.
What should I do with my pictures and mirrors?
Where possible, please wrap these in bubble wrap, but remember, NEVER wrap oil paintings in bubble wrap as if left in direct sunlight, could cause the oil to melt.
What should I do with my delicate items?
Please make sure these are carefully wrapped and the boxes marked accordingly.
What about my garden/garage/attic items?
These must be pointed out when the removal quote is being assessed. There is nothing worse than finding out once the van is full, that we still have to accommodate 30 potted plants and 10 garden gnomes!
And my sofas and three-piece suites?
Please make sure that these can be moved both OUT of your old property, and just as importantly, they will fit INTO your new property. Town houses are not very sofa-friendly to large sofas. If you have any doubts on this subject, please inform us prior to the move.
What about my jewellery?
Removal companies do not insure jewellery unless listed seperately. We strongly advise that you move these items yourself.
So I need to be organised?
If you are organised, you will be amazed at how much easier the move will become!