Guide to Moving House

A Guide to Moving House in Seven Easy Steps

Whether you are moving somewhere near or relocating to another city, moving home is a challenging task and, unless you are well prepared, it can be exceptionally stressful. The great news is that if you plan in advance with careful organisation by following our top tips with seven easy step Guide to Moving House, the possibility for things to go wrong is significantly reduced and shifting becomes more tolerable.

Elephant Removals Company has compiled a Seven Step Guide to help with Moving Home and to make the overall experience as easy and hassle-free as possible. You may use our Moving Checklist in conjunction with Who to Notify checklist with moving home tips and packing tricks to acquire best removal result.

Step 1:

Guide to Moving Home with Minimal Furniture to Full Load

Relocating with minimal furniture is possible, however a full home of furniture puts you at a higher risk of injury, as well as potential damage to your belongings and premises. Safety being the utmost priority, hiring an experienced removal company will prevent these dangers. Although with a good moving company it is extremely rare, but always make certain your items are insured in case of accidental loss or damage.

We have over 20 years’ of experience in local and national removals, hence an ultimate guide to moving home is of significant value. You can get a free, no-obligation moving quote from us by calling 020 88 77 92 63 or contacting us online to save £££.

Step 2:

How to Pack Up a Home for Moving

In fact, worst when unprofessional packing ways leads to catastrophic consequences. It is always a wise decision to hire a good removal company for packing too as many usually offer professional packing services. If not for all, at least consider part pack for items you are not comfortable with.

Step 3:

Get Grganised a Month Before Move in Date

  • If employed, book a day or two off work
  • If landlord is involved, give an advance notice
  • Contacting telephone/utility providers informing them of your move
  • To minimise stress and keep your pets and children safe, consider asking family/friends if they can look after them on the day of the move.
  • Declutter your belongings and sort them into items you want to take, items you can sell, give to charities or recycle and items to throw away.
  • If you are packing yourself, make sure you have enough materials – boxes, padding (tissue paper, bubble wrap) and parcel tape – ready to start packing at least two weeks before you move. We can provide any packaging materials you need. However, please note that 90% of customers underestimate their moves, therefore, order sufficient amount to avoid the trouble of reordering with a minimum order free delivery eligibility.

Step 4:

Two Weeks Before Your Moving Home Date

  1. Contact your moving company with final details
  2. Contact your telephone provider and ask for the phone in your new home to be connected
  3. Arrange building/contents insurance for your new home
  4. Tell your local authority about your move

Step 5:

A Week Before The Move

Pack everything except items you are likely to need and:

  • Pay all outstanding bills
  • Redirect your mail
  • Place valuable and important items (i.e. birth certificates, passports, jewellery, etc.) into a safe place
  • Get a TV licence for your new home
  • Inform authorities/other relevant people of your move

Step 6:

A Day Before Moving

  1. Last-minute packing, keeping a box with essential items seperate (i.e. kettle, coffee, teabags, mugs, toilet paper, a torch, spare batteries and bulbs, etc.)
  2. Disconnect appliances and defrost your fridge/freezer
  3. Check with suppliers to ensure that utilities (gas, electricity, phone, water) have been switched on in your new home

Step 7:

Moving Day!

  • Check appliances are disconnected
  • Turn off utilities at the mains (gas, electricity, water) before departing
  • Close/Lock doors and windows before setting off 
  • To make packing easier make sure boxes/furniture are placed in the correct rooms.

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