Helpful Moving Tips
Check to see if there is
restricted parking i.e. yellow lines/red route/or residents permit
Customers with drives should check that the road is free of
obstruction, protruding bushes and and overhanging tree branches.
Please also warn us of small doors, tiny corridors or spiral
This will ensure that loading is within normal timescales.
Note: the customer is required to negotiate parking with the relevant
authority prior to the removal date.
A map showing your new address and a contact telephone number is always helpful.
Book your removal as soon as you can confirm dates and times but
remember, if we end up waiting on keys you will incur extra charges.
Unless we pack for you, keep the
following supplies handy: Boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap and
newspaper. Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly.
Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items.
Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes if available. Avoid overloading the box. If you cannot lift the box when full, we will
also struggle. Label each box and indicate the following:
(a) which room
it should go in
(b) whether it is fragile
(c) if it should be loaded
last so it will be unloaded first.
Cushion contents with sufficient
packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue to avoid
damage. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items.
Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. Carry all small and personal
valuables with you.
Flat pack/ system furniture
Manufacturers claim that
this type of furniture can be dismantled and reassembled at will. In
practice, it never goes together again in quite the same way as new. So
this eventuality is not covered by our insurance. It is possible to
move complete, but joints may loosen.
Preparing for moving day:
Start running down freezer
compartments. Book mains services for disconnections. Set date to
cancel all rental agreements milkman/papers etc. Notify doctor,
dentist, optician, vet. Inform telephone company. Ask the Post Office
to reroute mail. Tell TV license, car registration, passport offices.
Make local map to new house for friends and moving company. Clear the
loft. Uproot and pot your favourite plants. Organise parking at new
home. Plan where things go in new home. Book removal company, cleaners
and gardeners if required. Arrange carpet fitters for different time
than removal company.
Just before moving day:
Empty drawers and tape them up, wardrobe/cabinet doors also. Avoid over
boxes and bags. Move boxes and bags to central location. Make sure
drive/access route is cleared of overhanging branches and protruding
hedges are cut back. Work out where you want your possessions in the
new home - drawing a plan is helpful. Make sure someone is at the new
house to show where things go. Flats. We will need a key and a door
code if warden controlled. You will need priority for the lift. If the
lift is small (or non-existent) warn us in advance - do not leave it
until the van arrives.
It happens all the
time - the van is at the new house before the owner. Waiting time will
cost more so, if possible, give us, or someone on site a key
On moving day
Try to have
children and pets looked after by relatives or neighbours - you will
have enough to do without worrying about what they are up to. Before
you leave the house, check the rooms to make sure nothing has been left
behind, turn off mains services, take meter readings, secure windows
and lock up.
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