6. ORGANISE YOUR SERVICES
Try to make sure electricity, gas, water, phones, broadband, satellite TV etc are up and running in your new home before you arrive. A good idea to notify suppliers well ahead.
The same for the property you are leaving. Book meter readings and disconnections several weeks in advance.
7. CHECK CANS AND CANTS
Your removal company should advise you on items they can help with. Dismantling beds, furniture, play equipment, how much can be left in drawers, wardrobes, cupboards.
For specialist needs they can't help with, locks, electrical and plumbing fittings, book qualified tradesmen in advance.
8. NOTIFY CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Make a list of everyone who should know you moved. Friends, family, employers, banks, credit card and insurance companies, TV licence, passport, driving licence, vehicle registration.
Royal Mail redirection is equally valuable. Useful items such as milk and newspapers can also be arranged but above all, take time to look into a doctor, dentist, optician, or vet.
9. PICK PROFESSIONAL PACKING
For peace of mind, use the removal company’s packing service. We understand why people choose self packing and can supply materials but professional packing is not expensive.
Often a cost saver, precious belongings are perfectly packed, normally arrive safely and are covered by insurance.
10. ENJOY YOUR MOVE!
Consider whether organising minders for very young children, or pets will help. Plan your own journey well and allow sufficient time. Take a day off, work and moves aren't an ideal mix.
This leaves you free to share operations with your removals company, have a stress-free day and celebrate your arrival.