• Removal Service York
    We take the stress out of moving
  • Man and Van Service
    Professional Service
    We are a professional York based removal company with vast experience both home and abroad
  • Happy Customers
    Happy Customers!
    Friendly, stress-free experience at all times

House Clearances

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.

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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.

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Packaging Service

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.

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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.

Excellent Reputation

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

Fully Equipped

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.

Very Competitive

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.

Fully Insured

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...

Deliveries 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.

Contact us now to find out how Mr Shifter can help you