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10 MUST DO’S FOR HOME MOVERS                                                                                             HINTS AND ADVICE





                                                                                                                            Before you move contact:              securely sealed with Sellotape to      clear for our moving team.
                                                                                                                            Doctor, Electricity Provider, Dentist,   prevent spillage.
                                                                                                                            Gas Provider, DVLA, Water Authority,                                         Curtains/Blinds and Items Fixed to
                                                                                                                            Bank, Insurance Company, Credit       Children                               Walls
                                                                                                                            Card Company, Tax Office, TV          Bear in mind that moving will          All of the above should be taken
                                                                                                                            Licence/Sky, The Post Office to       represent a big change for all         down prior to the arrival of the
                                                                                                                            redirect mail.                        members of the family. Emotional       moving team.
                                                                                                                                                                  fatigue and confusion can cause
                                                                                                                            Remember to:                          emotions to run high and tempers       Self-Assembly Furniture/Beds
                                                                                                                            Keep your purse, wallet and keys in   to run short. Prior preparation will   Dismantling and re-erection of self-
                                                                                                                            an easily accessible place. Place     enable your whole family to better     assembly effects are not covered
                                                                                                                            ‘fragile’ stickers on boxes that      handle the move. Here are several      by Moving Home Made Easy, unless
                           Try  to start getting quotes between 4-6 weeks before your move date
                   1       so you don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself and risk not getting a                         contain breakables. Empty the         ideas for making the transition as     specifically requested and quoted
                                                                                                                                                                  smooth as possible for your children:
                                                                                                                            contents of chest of drawers into
                                                                                                                                                                                                         for. The most appropriate person
                                                                                                                                                                  Include the children in making plans
                                                                                                                            boxes. Box any electrical equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to dismantle and reassemble these
                           suitable booking from a quality mover.
                                                                                                                            i.e. TV, DVD etc. Packing materials   for the move, for example take         fittings is the person who originally
                                                                                                                            can be supplied by Moving Home        them with you, if possible, when you   assembled them, and dismantling
                           Always ensure you receive a home visit appointment rather than  estimates                        Made Easy on request.                 go hunting for your new house. If      should be performed prior to the
                   2       over the phone. A mover who gives estimates doesn’t really know what                             Lofts and Attics                      you are moving to a distant place,     arrival of the moving team.
                                                                                                                                                                  help your children to learn about
                           they are quoting for and they may turn up under prepared and under
                           staffed.                                                                                         Please ensure that unless you have    the new area. Let the children help    Carpets
                                                                                                                            arranged for your mover to remove
                                                                                                                                                                                                           If carpets are to be removed they
                                                                                                                                                                  decide how their new rooms are to
                                                                                                                            items from your loft/attic, they are   be decorated and arranged. Take       should be loosened prior to the
                   3       Ask that any costing be in writing - or risk your mover turning up and                           empty prior to the removal team       time to make a last visit to places    removal company’s arrival.
                                                                                                                            arriving. Lofts and attics must be
                                                                                                                                                                  that your family are particularly fond
                           moving the goal posts and upping the price.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hi-Fi and Electrical Equipment
                                                                                                                            boarded, lit and have a fixed loft
                                                                                                                                                                  of.
                                                                                                                            ladder before a remover can empty     Spare Keys                               Electrical equipment is best moved
                                                                                                                            it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         in its original packaging and
                   4       Request that any booking is followed up with a confirmation of booking                           Parking                               Sometimes the removal vehicle will     secured with packing tape.
                           from your mover- without which there is no legally binding contract and
                                                                                                                                                                  arrive at your new home before you
                           they don’t need to turn up at all.
                                                                                                                              Please ensure that suitable parking
                                                                                                                            provisions are made for the removal   do. If you can, give the foreman a     Fridges/Freezers, Cookers and
                                                                                                                                                                  spare key so they won’t lose time
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Washing Machines
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prior to the removal team arriving
                                                                                                                                                                  waiting for you to arrive.
                                                                                                                            vehicle. This can be generally done
                   5       Contact your neighbours in advance to tell them you are moving and ask                           by contacting neighbours, leaving     Maps and Plans                         these items should be disconnected.
                           them to leave a space so the removal van can park, a good mover should
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Washing machines should be
                                                                                                                            cones or by placing your vehicle
                           also be able to give you parking cones.
                                                                                                                            in the area where our vehicle will
                                                                                                                                                                  directions to your new home and
                                                                                                                            require to park.                      Please give the driver clear           secured (the appropriate brackets
                                                                                                                                                                                                         are obtainable from local agents
                                                                                                                                                                  a street map if possible. Also draw    authorised by the manufacturer).
                           It is a good idea to number all boxes and bags and take an inventory of
                   6       the amount to be moved- this can reduce the chance of any disputes                               Pets                                  a floor plan of your new home          Fridges and freezers should be
                                                                                                                              Pets cannot be shipped on moving
                                                                                                                                                                                                         washed out with a strong solution
                                                                                                                                                                  and give it to the foreman so that
                           regarding any loss items or missing boxes.
                                                                                                                            vans. If the pet travels with you it will
                                                                                                                                                                  room. Colour coded labels can also
                                                                                                                            retain a sense of identity. However   everything can be put in the correct   of bicarbonate of soda and hot
                                                                                                                                                                                                         water to avoid unpleasant odours
                                                                                                                            pets can become frightened and        help to identify the correct location   (detergent is not recommended).
                   7       Keep all personal items such as driving licences, monies, credit cards                           bolt away from you out of open        for items - speak to the estimator     Removal operatives are strictly
                           passports, etc. on your person on move day as you may need them.
                                                                                                                                                                  about this.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         forbidden to tamper with any mains
                                                                                                                            doors and windows. Keep your pet
                                                                                                                            on a leash when outside your car      Access                                 supply.
                                                                                                                            or hotel. It is comforting for pets to
                   8       Keeping a survival kit of items you will need on move day such as light                          be sedated and travel with familiar   Inform the removal company of          Jewellery/Monies
                           bulbs, a torch, first aid kit, etc. can be very handy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jewellery and monies are an
                                                                                                                                                                  any internal or external difficulties
                                                                                                                            voices.
                                                                                                                                                                  that may be encountered during         uninsurable commodity and as such
                                                                                                                            Contents of Garages and Garden        your removal and may require           should be carried personally.
                           Ask your mover what storage arrangements they have as it is advisable
                   9       to have a contingency plan just in case legal disputes stop you gaining                          Sheds                                 special consideration. Access to       Self-Packing
                                                                                                                            Please ensure any rubbish is
                                                                                                                                                                  and from the doorway of your
                           access and you require storage.                                                                  discarded and tools should be         home is essential for our vehicles.      If you are self-packing then all boxes
                                                                                                                            clean. We are not permitted to        Please explain to your neighbours in   should be marked with contents,
                                                                                                                            remove any flammable substances,      advance that a removal vehicle will    destination room in new home and
                           Ensure all flammables and paints are removed from your consignment
                                                                                                                            such as old tins of paint, paraffin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         marked fragile where necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                  be parked outside your home and
                 10        on move day. If you pack these it may render any insurance cover your                            matches, gas bottles or similar       may possibly cause some degree of
                                                                                                                            items, as this is not within the terms
                                                                                                                                                                  inconvenience to them. We also ask
                           mover has in place void.
                                                                                                                            of our insurance cover. Any other     that you ensure that passageways
                                                                                                                            containers or bottles should be       and staircases are left completely
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