Manns Removals

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Removals Advice at Manns

We enjoy giving removals advice to individual customers, matching their needs. A notable part of the job of our removals surveyors, who visit to help as much as offer a quote, to make sure your concerns and queries are dealt with.

For now, we can offer 10 tips from our Managing Director, Nick Caporn. Drawn from many years of local to international moves of all sizes.

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1. PLAN WELL AHEAD

It’s often said that moving home is one of the most stressful events in life but can be enjoyable, if you plan ahead. Don't wait for an exact date and start at least a month in advance.

Contact a removals company, use their experience to help. Make sure other items on this page are well in hand.

2. CLEAR YOUR CLUTTER

Your move is an opportunity to go through your belongings. To decide what you want to keep and what you can dispose of, perhaps sell through your local paper, or on Ebay.

Apart from extra cash, your move will be easier and cheaper. Get the whole family involved, liberate your new home!

3. LABEL EVERYTHING BY ROOM

Don’t put a mix of possessions in boxes marked "Miscellaneous" and wonder why you can't find anything the other end. As you "Clear Your Clutter", label items you are taking.

Stick on, coloured dots are a time saver. One for each item and for room by room boxes. Include items for the garden shed and garage, or any you want placed in secure storage.

4. IDENTIFY SPECIAL ITEMS

Think about what may require unusual packing, or specialist transport. Antiques, fine art, sculptures, chandeliers, pianos, computers, large televisions, wine collections, tall plants.

Point these out to your removals company. They can arrange made-to-measure crates, extra insurance, expert handling.

5. CREATE AN ARRIVAL BOX

Put together everything you need for the first couple of days in your new home. Include enough cutlery, crockery, pans etc to feed everyone, sheets and duvets for the beds.

Ensure important items are extra handy. A kettle, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, phones, keys, essential contact details.

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.