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If you're moving house, flat or a student just moving bags and boxes, from London to Manchester or where ever here's a few tips to help things move more smoothly! Remember to label each case clearly and leave the kettle 'till last.

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The date Book your removal as soon as you can confirm dates and times.removals packing advise

The new home A map showing your new address and a contact telephone number is always helpful the BBC offers advice on moving home and provides a moving checklist .

Who to tell Apart from relatives and friends , there are a lot of people with a vested interest in your whereabouts. You'll find some of them on the check list.

System furniture This can be difficult! In theory you are supposed to be able to dismantle and re-assemble most system furniture. In practice, it never goes together again so well and can't be covered by insurance. You can move it complete but joints may loosen.

Package and box as much as possible, for speedy loading, protection, easy trolleying, and secure, tidy stacking on the van. Get your packing supplies from Buy Removal Boxes Here. All items for people on the move ie cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape, tape guns, tissue paper, rapping paper, wardrobe boxes, all kinds of moving boxes. Packing materials boxes bubblewrap can be delivered next day.

Packing Tips.

Keep the following supplies handy for packing: Boxes, marking pen, bubble wrap, newspaper and tissue Tape and scissors, Tape measure . Use strong boxes and containers that can be secured tightly. Purchase special boxes for dishes, wardrobe and other special items. If you are getting your boxes from the local shop Banana boxes are usually the strongest and best for heavy items. Pack audio-video equipment in their original boxes. Avoid loading more than 50 pounds into one box.

Label each box and indicate the following: (a) Which room it should go in (b) Whether it is fragile (c) If it should be loaded last so it will be unloaded first. Cushion contents with packing material such as bubble wrap, newspaper or tissue. Save room by using towels and blankets to wrap fragile items. Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. Carry all valuables with you.

Just before moving day.

Drawers Leave drawers as they are but do not lock them. Avoid over-filling chests, sideboards or drawers. Plan Work out where you want your possessions in the new home - drawing a plan is helpful. Make sure someone is at the new house to show where things go. Flats You will need priority for the lift! If the lift is small (or non-existent) warn us in advance - do not leave it until the van arrives.

Unloading You've seen the new house, we haven't. Warn us about unexpected hazards such as poor access, small doorways, spiral staircases or trees close by. Spare key It happens all the time - the van is at the new house before the owner. Waiting time will cost more so, if possible, give the foreman a key. Small problems Try to have children and pets looked after by relatives or neighbours - you will have enough to do without worrying about what they're up to. Checking out Before you leave the house, check the rooms to make sure nothing has been left behind.

Check list

  • Arrange a contact number
  • Dispose of anything you don't want
  • Start running down freezer components
  • Arrange carpet fitters for different time than removal company
  • Take meter readings book mains services for disconnections
  • Cancel all rental agreements
  • Notify doctor, dentist, optician, vet
  • Tell your bank and savings/share accounts
  • Inform telephone company
  • Ask the Post Office to re-route mail
  • Tell TV license, car registration, passport offices
  • Notify HP and credit firms
  • Make local map to new house for friends and moving company
  • Clear the loft
  • Organise parking at new home
  • Plan where things go in new home
  • Cancel milk and newspapers
  • Arrange minders for children and pets
  • Contact friends and relatives and inform of new address
  • Put garage and garden tools together
  • Take down curtains and blinds
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