Moving House Tips and Tricks with Removals Advice to help ease the Move

Moving House Tips

Moving is not an enjoyable experience. However, by using our comprehensive Moving House Tips, you can help ease the stressful period.

Remember, careful organisation and forward planning is the key to a successful moving house experience!

Prepare for the Removals Day with must read Moving House Tips and Tricks

Moving day is approaching fast and you realise you’re unable to cope with any further packing. Are there enough packing supplies? What about those fragile and family valuables?

Think ahead and initiate preparation from the moment you note you’re going to be moving and reduce the potential for disaster on your moving day!

Best Moving House Tips and Tricks Which Will Make Planning a Home Removal Easier

Moving Tips List One Month Before Removals

  • Gather moving supplies, boxes, tape and rope.
  • If moving far away, make any necessary travel arrangements such as airline, hotel, and rental car reservations.
  • Select a removal company.
  • Finalise real estate and apartment rental needs.
  • Place legal, medical, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
  • Give your mailers your new address. This includes; friends and family members, Doctors, dentists, and other service providers, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, Charge card and credit card companies, click here for the full checklist.
  • Inform the tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed.
  • Save moving receipts as many moving expenses are tax deductible.
  • Use the A-Z of your area and find maps of your new neighbourhood to familiarise yourself and your family with your new area.
  • Work-out your moving budget.

 

Tips and Advice on what to do Two Weeks Before the House Move

  • Inform gas, electric, water, cable, local telephone and waste removal services of your move. 
  • Sign up for services at your new address.
  • Recruit moving-day help.
  • Confirm travel reservation.
  • Arrange to close or transfer your bank account if appropriate.

 

Tricks During the Ten Days Countdown to Moving Day

You should have confirmed your actual moving date by now and thus finalise your removal booking. Now is the time to start packing up china and small items if you have decided to do so yourself. Make sure you have enough boxes and packaging materials; it is very easy to underestimate the number of bits and pieces that come out of cupboards and drawers. Do a little each day starting with the least used items (see advice on packing).

Property Access Tips

Access to and from the doorway of your homes is critical; please advise your neighbours in advance that a removal vehicle will be parked outside your home. If parking permits are required, this is your responsibility as no removal companies will take this responsibility.

Moving Tips on Attics & Lofts

Our moving team is not allowed to enter a loft unless it is properly cleaned dust free, illuminated, floored with a fixed ladder, and has a safe point of entry. If this is not the case the contents of attics/lofts should be sorted and placed in a convenient area prior to the arrival of our moving team.

Tips on How to Stack all cartons neatly against a wall

Stack all cartons also create a clear, unobstructed path to prevent the possibility of tripping. When possible disassemble beds, remove mirrors from dressers or walls etc. Do these things if needed as they are time and money savers.

Tips on what to Load Last in the Truck

Items that you will need immediately upon arrival at your new property such as a kettle etc, should be placed in a box/carton and clearly marked "Load Last".

Tips to Avoid Moving on Fridays

Although it is the most logical day for moving, try and avoid moving on a Friday as this could save you money. This is because you could experience delays regarding transaction of funds, broken chains etc, which usually results in having to wait until Monday to sort out. The worst may not end here – you may find that the removal vehicle is full of your personal belongings with nowhere to go.

This normally results in having to pay for storage and another day of removal costs. Your removal firm may also not be available on the following Monday. It is your choice; think twice.

Parking for Removal Van Tips

Parking for removal trucks near your residence should be easily accessible for the purpose of removals. Do whatever you can and reserve parking for your movers. Remember the moving vehicle cannot block the street. Also, if the movers have to walk an extra distance with your furniture and belongings, the overall move will be delayed and may cost more.

If you have yellow lines or parking bays outside your property, parking may be a problem. Parking dispensation will be required. This unfortunately is something only you as a resident can arrange, but our relocation office team can help by supplying you with all the necessary information and relevant telephone numbers for your local council if requested.

Being Present During the Removal Tip

It is your responsibility to be present throughout the removal to ensure that nothing that to be removed is left behind and nothing is taken away in error, and to also ensure if there’s any item which requires an extra care or any item which may not require packing at all.

Important Tips for your Move

Our moving company may be unable to carry out your move appropriately without good access to all concerned premises. Please make sure that you have spoken to your neighbours if needed, and where necessary, arrange to leave parking places clear. Also, all walkways, pathways, stairs and passages should be clear of any obstruction to allow us free movement into the property.

Tips on Keeping Children Away During the Move

Kids are always excited by the idea of moving and you may want them to be present, but please make sure they are well supervised, and stay out of the movers way.

Tips for Your old Property

Should your old property be left empty for a period of time, please ensure that everything is turned off, and the windows, doors, taps are closed, and the alarm is on. Also ensure there’s no leak from the disconnected area of your appliances, and everything is safe, and that you pass the keys to the right person or place if required.

Home not on the ground floor or may have access issue

Please advise us well in advance of potential problems and special needs, such as clothing wardrobes, extra cartons, last minute packing, etc.

Booking a Moving Day Tips

Try to confirm your moving date and time with Elephant Removals 5 days in advance – the sooner the better. In any case, we will endeavour to accommodate you to the best of our ability. 

Finally, you can be rest assured that Elephant Removals Services will do all in our power to ensure that the move goes off without a hitch. Feel free to contact us at any stage, if you need further advice or clarification about anything related to the move. On the day, stay cool, calm and collected and your move will be completed with the minimum fuss and stress.

Do a walk-through

Do a walk-through of each residence from which you are moving after the truck has been loaded with its contents. Double-check all cabinets, drawers, and basement, garage or storage lockers to ensure everything has been taken. Make sure you have all the hardware to disassemble the pieces. Look at all inside or outside places where things been left sitting (including windowsills). Be absolutely certain that everything has been loaded onto the truck before releasing the moving crew to the next location.

Hazards during the Move

Hazards should be noted ahead of time. You should advise your mover of damaged or fragile furniture, weak or broken stairs, or impediments which may affect the move.

Trust Our Bespoke Packing Services

We can provide bespoke or full packing services and packaging materials for your move at a competitive cost. Preparation and organisation are the determining factors in having an efficient move. Pre-move planning and professional advice such as our tips and tricks will go a long way in making your move trouble-free.

Packing & Unpacking Tips

If you have opted for the packing service there is little more to add. For insurance purposes all items packed by the removal company should be unpacked onto a flat surface. If you have decided to carry out your own packing, please be aware that there is no insurance cover provided for these items.

Tips on Insurance Advice

Before you buy extra insurance from your removal company, check with your household/contents insurance policy as most cover this already.

Best of Luck with the Moving Tips

Thank you for helping us to help you. We hope that you find this information useful throughout your forthcoming move and wish you every success in this venture.......

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