Removals Guide

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Removals Guide

Moving house can be a long and stressful process, with lots to consider, from packing up your worldly possessions to letting everyone know you’ve moved. There’s so much to do before you can settle into your new home. Read our removals checklist for advice and guidance to make moving house as easy and stress-free as possible.

  • 2 months before you move house

    Once you know what date you’ll be moving, it’s time to book it off work. Ideally, you should take a couple of days off either side of this date so that you have plenty of time to pack and then settle in. During this time, it may also help to start collecting cardboard boxes for packing – you can never have too many!

  • 1 month before

    Between 4-6 weeks before you move house, you should aim to book a removals company. Don’t leave it much later than this since many of the best firms get booked up in advance. Once you’ve chosen a company, arrange a free home visit. They will carry out a survey so that they can assess which items you require moving, allowing them to quote you accurately. If you’re happy with their quotation, sign the acceptance and return it to them. Make sure they have your contact number so they can get in touch with you easily.

    Once you’ve booked a removals company, it’s now time to start sorting through your possessions. Dispose of any unwanted items, including clothes you don’t wear anymore, expired makeup and old bills. Begin packing items you don’t use very often but want to keep, such as DVDs, books, and Christmas decorations. Sort them into boxes and label them appropriately.

    Consider your storage needs. Do you need to store some of your possessions in a secure storage facility? Many removals companies in Leeds offer this service, allowing you to keep your belongings safe and sound during the removals process.

    If you’re currently living in a rented property, this is usually the time you’ll need to tell your landlord that you’re moving out. Check your tenancy agreement to find out how much notice you need to provide.

  • 1 week before

    A week before your move, things are really starting to hot up. Around this time, you’ll need to inform your electricity and gas suppliers that you’re moving out. On the day of your move, provide them with accurate readings, keeping a note of these as well as the date you took them. This will help you in case you do not agree with the final bill.

    You should also consider rerouting your post around now. Royal Mail requires a minimum of five days for their Mail Redirection Service.

    Now comes the tough bit – packing! Start with non-essential items first, leaving things you’ll need in the week before you move. Make sure everything is packed into boxes that are clearly labelled. This will make unpacking everything so much easier. Many people choose to hire professional packing services when moving house. At Darvills of Leeds, we provide this service, with our team experienced in packing even the most delicate items safely and securely.

    Don’t forget to clean your home at this stage. Although it can be tempting to leave any mess for the new owner or tenant, this isn’t very good manners. Leaving a house clean and tidy is common courtesy.

  • The day before the move

    The day before you move house, pack any last-minute items as well as overnight bags containing essentials such as toiletries and clothes for the next day. If you have children, pack a few toys for the journey to keep them entertained. Don’t forget the keys to your new house!

  • The day of the move

    Fortunately, most tasks on the day of the move can be left to your removals company. Make sure you are though so that you can let them know what needs to be done and guide them around the property. At your new home, show the team where everything should go. Not only will this make unloading your belongings easier for them but it will also make the unpacking process so much simpler for you.

    Before you leave your old property, take a last look around to ensure you’ve not forgotten anything. Paintings, mirrors, and lampshades are often forgotten, so it’s important to double-check you have removed everything.

    We hope our removals checklist will help to make your house move go as smoothly as possible. Get in touch with the team at Metro Removals today to find out more about our removals services in Kettering and Market Harborough.

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We hope our removals checklist will help to make your house move go as smoothly as possible. Get in touch with the team at Metro Removals today to find out more about our removals services in Kettering and Market Harborough.

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