Whether your home removal is local or international, an organised move is much less. Our checklist is a helping hand to check you have everything prepared.

This general list of actions may be helpful in planning your move and a helpful reminder. Feel free to print them off and call us if you need advice, we’ve been a removal company since 1919.

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  • Confirm removal date and sign and return the moving contract together with your deposit and payment
  • Arrange a contact number whilst you are changing over between homes.
    Start running down your freezer contents.
  • Check your home insurance – make sure that you have cover from the day you move in and consider increasing or decreasing the amount of cover.
  • Notify your bank and savings/share accounts.
  • Ask Royal mail to reroute your post.
  • Notify change of address to any H.P. and credit firms.
  • Clear loft and any other storage areas ready for removal.
  • Plan where things are going in your new home.
  • Clean out freezer, ensure defrosted and dry for removal day.
  • Send new address cards to friends and relatives.
  • Take down curtains and blinds.
  • Confirm insurance arrangement at declared value.
  • Dispose or sell off anything you don’t want.
  • Book mains services for disconnections and meter readings.
  • Notify doctor, dentist, vet, optician etc.
  • Notify telephone company.
  • Notify TV licence, DVLA, Passport Offices.
  • Make a local map with directions to new house for friends and moving company.
  • Start packing your possessions into boxes, clearly labeling boxes with the room and details of the contents.
  • Cancel milk and newspapers.
  • Find and label keys.
  • Sort out clothes and linen.
  • Keep to one side your children’s toys you might need before you unpack.
  • Organise any parking requirements at your old and new properties.
  • Pack a box with essentials for when you arrive at your new house. A kettle, tea, coffee, biscuits, mugs, light bulbs and toilet rolls should be high on your list.

Banned from removal & storage

  • All foods
  • Anything flammable, combustible or caustic.
  • No petrol, oil, cleaning fluids, paint thinners and portable gas tanks.
  • If in doubt ask us or the management of your self storage unit.

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