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10 Tips on Moving House from Removals Expert Anthony Ward Thomas

10 tips on moving house

Tips for a Smooth Move from the Removals Experts

removals expert anthony ward thomas

1. Draw up a plan and timeline

Give yourself enough time to write a move plan. Include all tasks – big and small – on it and assign them to people and/or companies helping you. Note deadlines for getting the tasks done.

2. Clear the clutter

Now’s the time to go through your attic or basement and let go of all that stuff you’ve kept for years. Give yourself five categories: keep, sell, bin, store or give away.

3. Hire professionals

Don’t cut costs and do a DIY move. Set your budget and get three quotes – it pays to have the peace of mind that the job will be done well.

4. Do your research

Find out more about your new area – from schools to sports facilities, shops and restaurants – so you get to know the place before you arrive.

5. Think about utilities

Look at all your contracts and the process for disconnecting and reconnecting all your utilities. Don’t forget to take metre readings on the day you leave.

6. Tell everyone

Organise post-forwarding and let everyone from the bank to your local GP know that you’ve changed address.

7. Organise insurance

A good quality removals company will be able to offer different levels of insurance coverage – take time to discuss this with them to ensure you are fully covered.

8. Buy good packing materials

Your boxes should be at least two-ply in thickness to ensure they don’t collapse during transportation. Remember to pack heavy items in small boxes.

9. Pack from the top down

The most efficient way to pack for a household move is to start at the top of the house and work downwards. Label the boxes with what’s in them, where they’ve come from and where they’re going to.

10. Put together a box of useful items for the big day

It’s worth keeping a box of essentials aside – from a kettle, coffee, and bedding for the first night to cleaning products and the kids’ iPads.

To book a move, call 020 7038 0449 or email [email protected].

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