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Site 9, Northwest Business Park,

Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland


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Site 9, Northwest Business Park,

Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland


Call us for more info.

Contact us for more info.

What Should I Do First After Booking Movers?

After booking Dublin Removals, the first step is to confirm your booking details. Check the date, time, and addresses. Ensure you have a written confirmation of the booking.

Confirmation Checklist

  • Date and Time: Double-check the moving date and time.
  • Addresses: Confirm both the current and new addresses.
  • Contact Details: Ensure you have the contact information for the moving company.

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How Do I Prepare My Belongings?

Declutter and Organize

Before the movers arrive, declutter your home. Donate, sell, or dispose of items you no longer need. Organize your belongings to make packing easier.

Packing Tips

  • Start Early: Begin packing at least a few weeks before the move.
  • Label Boxes: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to.
  • Fragile Items: Use bubble wrap or packing paper for fragile items.
  • Essential Box: Pack a box with essentials like toiletries, medications, and a change of clothes.

Estimated Costs for Packing Supplies

ItemEstimated Cost (EUR)
Boxes (various sizes)20 – 50
Bubble Wrap10 – 20
Packing Tape5 – 10
Marker Pens2 – 5

Should I Notify Utilities and Service Providers?

Yes, notify your utility companies and service providers about your move. This includes electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable.

Utility Notification Checklist

  • Electricity and Gas: Inform your providers of the moving date.
  • Water: Contact your water supplier.
  • Internet and Cable: Schedule the transfer or installation at your new home.
  • Postal Service: Set up mail forwarding with An Post.

How Do I Prepare My Home for the Movers?

Clear Pathways

Ensure clear pathways in your home. Remove any obstacles that might hinder the movers.

Protect Your Home

  • Floor Protection: Use blankets or mats to protect floors from damage.
  • Wall Protection: Be mindful of corners and walls, especially when moving large items.

What Should I Do on Moving Day?

Be Available

On moving day, be present to answer any questions the movers might have. Provide any special instructions about fragile or valuable items.

Last-Minute Checks

  • Check All Rooms: Ensure nothing is left behind.
  • Turn Off Utilities: Turn off lights, gas, and water.
  • Secure Windows and Doors: Make sure all windows and doors are locked.

How Much Should I Tip the Movers?

Tipping is a way to show appreciation for the movers’ hard work. The standard tip is 10-15% of the total moving cost. You can also tip based on the quality of service and the difficulty of the move.

Tipping Guide

  • Standard Move: 10-15% of the total cost
  • Difficult Move (e.g., many stairs, heavy items): 15-20%

What Do I Do After the Move?

Unpack Strategically

Start by unpacking essential items first, such as kitchen supplies, toiletries, and bedding.

Inspect Your Belongings

Check all your items for any damage that might have occurred during the move. If there is any damage, contact Dublin Removals immediately to address the issue.

Update Your Address

  • Banks and Credit Cards: Inform your bank and credit card companies of your new address.
  • Subscriptions and Deliveries: Update your address for any subscriptions and delivery services.
  • Government Agencies: Notify the relevant government agencies of your change of address.

Do the Movers Pack Up Everything?

This depends on what service you have booked. Have you booked or paid for a packing service? If so, the level of packing eg. pack up everything or say just the kitchen, depends on what you booked.

For more info on packing services read on. If you are still unsure, please feel free to call or email  our friendly customer service staff and they can help guide you.

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What Services Do Movers Provide?

When you book Dublin Removals, understanding the services they offer can help you prepare better. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

Full-Service Moving

Full-service moving includes packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking your belongings.

What’s Included:

  • Packing Supplies: Boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper.
  • Packing: Professional packing of all items.
  • Loading and Unloading: Safe handling of all belongings.
  • Transportation: Secure transport of items to your new home.
  • Unpacking: Assistance with unpacking at your new home.

Partial Packing Service

If you prefer to pack some items yourself, you can opt for a partial packing service.

What’s Included:

  • Specific Items Packing: Movers pack only selected items or rooms.
  • Packing Supplies: Provided for the items they pack.


You handle all the packing, and movers take care of loading, transporting, and unloading.

What’s Included:

  • Loading and Unloading: Movers handle the heavy lifting.
  • Transportation: Secure transport of your packed items.

How to Decide Which Service to Choose?

Full-Service vs. Partial Packing vs. Self-Packing

Service TypeBest ForEstimated Cost (EUR)
Full-ServiceBusy schedules, large homes, no time for packing500 – 1000+
Partial PackingPacking some items yourself, budget-conscious300 – 600
Self-PackingDIY approach, minimal cost20 – 150


  • Time: How much time do you have before the move?
  • Budget: What’s your budget for moving services?
  • Valuables: Do you have fragile or valuable items that need professional packing?

What Should I Pack Myself?

Even if you choose a full-service move, there are some items you might prefer to pack yourself.

Personal and Important Items

  • Documents: Passports, birth certificates, and important papers.
  • Valuables: Jewelry, money, and other valuables.
  • Essentials: Medications, toiletries, and clothes for the first few days.

Hazardous Items

Movers typically do not pack hazardous materials.


  • Chemicals: Cleaning supplies, paint, and gasoline.
  • Perishables: Food that can spoil during the move.

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How Do Movers Pack Different Items?

Fragile Items

  • Glassware and Dishes: Wrapped in bubble wrap and packed in sturdy boxes.
  • Electronics: Packed in original boxes if available, or wrapped and cushioned.


  • Disassembly: Large items may be disassembled.
  • Protection: Wrapped in moving blankets or padding.

Clothes and Linens

  • Wardrobe Boxes: Used for hanging clothes.
  • Bedding and Linens: Packed in large boxes or bags.

Booking Movers

Booking movers with Dublin Removals is just the first step. Preparing effectively, communicating with utilities, and organizing your move day will ensure a smooth transition. Follow these tips, and you’ll settle into your new home in no time.

For any further assistance, feel free to contact Dublin Removals. Happy moving!

How to contact Dublin Removals:

Our friendly team is ready to assist you with all your moving needs.