Hire the experts for your move.

Why Hire the Experts.

Saves time: Time is valuable. We are the professionals. Let us do the hard work. Packing is a skill. We do this every day, its our job!

Saves money: Asking friends to help is great but what happens if they break something expensive? We have the correct covers/blankets and the professional knowledge to pack your belongings in our vehicles to travel safely. Which will give you peace of mind.

Saves stress: One of the main reasons people find moving house stressful is because of the immense workload involved. Why not hire Kavanagh Brothers to provide a full pack service to take away as much stress as possible. No stress finding boxes, organising a hire van,  friends to help, dogs under your feet, children screaming! Why not leave us to it and go and have a relaxing coffee

Just a few reasons to Hire the Experts! Call FREE 0800 63 44 100 and have a friendly chat about your requirements.


Moving House Checklist

Your moving checklist

Do yo need help with a moving checklist? We have compiled a moving checklist to help you organize your move correctly. Moving home can be a stressful time, so please use our moving checklist to help relieve the stress.

Two Months Before

       1. Start Sorting

Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.

  1. Research.

Start investigating moving company options. Do not rely on a quote over the phone; request an on-site quotation. Get an quotation in writing from each company before deciding

  1. Create a moving folder.

Use this folder to keep track of everything—all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you’re moving.

  1. Organize school records.

Go to your children’s school and arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school.


Six Weeks Before

  1. Order supplies.

Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. Don’t forget to order  wardrobe boxes.

  1. Use it or lose it.

Start using up things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.

  1. Take measurements.

Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.


One Month Before

  1. Choose your mover and confirm the arrangements.

Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date, costs, and other details.

  1. Begin packing.

Start packing the things that you use most infrequently. While packing, note items of special value that might require additional insurance for.

     3. Label

Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings. Pack and label “essentials” boxes of items you’ll need right away.

     4. Separate valuables.

Add items such as jewellery and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s quotation in this box. You’ll need it for reference on moving day.

  1. Do a change of address.

Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online. But in case there are stragglers, it’s always wise to ask a close neighbour to look out for mail after you’ve moved. Check in with him or her two weeks after the move, and again two weeks after that.

  1. Notify important parties.

Alert the following of your move: banks, your employer’s HR department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies.

  1. Forward medical records.

Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies of them yourself.


Two Weeks Before

  1. Arrange to be off from work on moving day.

Notify your office that you plan to supervise the move and therefore need the day off.

  1. Tune up.

Take your car to a garage, and ask the mechanic to consider what services might be needed if you’re moving to a new climate.

  1. Clean out your safe-deposit box.

If you’ll be changing banks, remove the contents of your safe-deposit box and put them in the safe box that you’ll take with you on moving day.

  1. Contact the moving company.

Reconfirm the arrangements.


One Week Before

  1. Refill prescriptions.

Stock up on prescriptions you’ll need during the next couple of weeks.

  1. Pack your suitcases.

Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.


A Few Days Before

  1. Defrost the freezer.

If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.

  1. Double-check the details.

Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to your new home for the staff. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number.

  1. Plan for the payment.

If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover, pay the balance or cash for payment and tip.

Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated.



Moving Day

     1 . Check your mover.

Make sure that the mover that shows up is from the company you hired! Additionally, you can check if the moving truck has the company’s logo. Scams are not unheard-of.


  1. Kettle box.

Don’t pack the kettle and keep cups, tea, coffee and sugar out loading all your furniture is thirsty work. Have a box ready so all the refreshments and cups can be packed away just before you leave and can be the first box opened in your new home


Storage FAQs

Storage units are incredibly useful, and in more ways than one. They offer a safe, alternative solution to a cluttered home or office. With units ranging in sizes, there will always be room for your belongings despite the size. Storage units in Bedford will supply you with a secure place for you to keep your possessions until you can find a place for them at home.


1. What is Self-Storage?

Self-storage is the process of keeping your belongings in a unit. If you notice you don’t have enough room in your home for your possessions, then a unit is likely to benefit you. Storage units are available for looking after your belongings despite how big they are. No item is too big or too small to be kept in a storage unit.  


2. How Do I Get Started?

Getting started with a storage unit is nice and easy. You first want to locate a storage unit facility that is near to you. From this fill out a contact form on their site for a callback, or you could phone or email them directly.


3. Do I Need Self Storage?

It’s hard to say whether or not someone will need a storage unit as we don’t know your situation. However, they are things we can advise you to look out for that will help you decide if you need a unit.

If you notice that your belongings are piling up in your home and you’re running out of places to put them, then you may benefit from a storage unit. Perhaps you’re a business with excess office furniture. Rather than having the furniture lying around, put in it a unit until you need it back in the office.

Other reasons you may need a storage unit could include, if you are moving house, going to university or college, renovating your home, garden/home furniture or you just want to keep something safe. You could even use the unit for seasonal possessions such as Christmas decorations.


4. Do I Need to Insure my Stored Goods?

You don’t necessarily need to get insurance on your belongings when you put them in storage however it is advisable. You may find that you will benefit from having insurance just in case something gets broken. Some storage facilities might offer insurance within the price of the unit. However, if they don’t, then it could be considered beneficial to take some out.


5. How Much Storage Do I Need?

The amount of storage you will need will be entirely dependant upon the items you are going to be storing. If you are looking to store furniture, then a larger unit will benefit you greatly. However, if you are just looking at storing some household appliances/belongings, then a smaller unit would be suitable. Often it is beneficial to talk to the storage company to see what they can recommend.

6. When Can I Access my Belongings?

You can access your belongings at any time you wish to. Most storage companies tend to be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This allowing you to access it whenever you want. Some storage facilities have different operating hours. Take this into account when choosing where to store your belongings. If you want to be able to access your possessions whenever you want, then a 24/7 storage facility will be more appropriate.


7. Will I Need ID When I Sign Up for a Storage Unit?

When hiring a storage unit, it is commonly known that a form of identification will be necessary. This is for legal and security purposes to ensure that it is you when you come to visit and that you are legally allowed to store belongings in a unit.

Forms of valid identification would include Passport or Driving License and a proof of residency such as a utility bill or bank statement. If you are setting up a storage unit on behalf of a business, then you will need a signed permission form from the business.


8. Who Can Hire a Storage Unit?

Anyone can hire a storage unit. However, there are a few criteria you will need to meet in order to be successful in hiring it. The minimum age is 18 years old. Any persons under the age of 18 will be unable to hire out their own unit. Alongside this, you will also need to be a legal UK resident.  


9. How Do I Get my Possessions to the Unit?

Getting your possessions to the unit is relatively straightforward and there are a couple of ways that you can do this. You could hire a removal van to transport your possessions, or you could drive them there yourself. Take into account the number of items you have to transport. If you have a lot, then it may benefit you to hire a removal van as this will allow you to get all your belongings in it, rather than you having to take multiple trips in your car.  


10. Is There Anything I Can’t Store?

There a few things that shouldn’t be stored in the unit. These possessions will include items such as food or perishable goods, live plants or animals and legal documents. In particular, anything illegal should not be stored.  


11. Will my Belongings be Safe?

All possessions stored in the unit will be incredibly safe. Units are monitored with 24 hour CCTV cameras. Alongside this, no one other than yourself (and those who you’ve granted access) will be able to access your unit.


12. Who is Self Storage for?

Self-storage is for absolutely anyone who is in need of a larger area to store your belongings. If you are running out of space at home or in the office then indulging in a storage unit is likely to benefit you. Storage in Bedford has secure storage units available to suit your needs. They will keep your possessions safe until you require them.


13. Will I Need my Own Padlock?

Some storage units request that you have your own padlock as they won’t provide them themselves. This will also mean that you can choose the type of padlock you have; whether it be locked with a key or a code. You can choose one that will make you feel more confident in keeping your belongings safe.

Some facilities will offer a padlock with the unit, so it’s beneficial to check with your chosen facility before purchasing a lock.


14. How Long Can I Store my Possessions for?

The duration of time you use a storage unit is up to you. Items can be stored for both short-term and long-term. Commonly, belongings are stored until they’re next needed or until there is space for them at home or the office. The duration of time you can store belongings for is flexible to suit your needs.