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Moving Tips

There are many things to think about with the upheaval of moving. We have outlined below six basic steps to follow.

Organise your move

Contact Armishaws Removals as soon as you know your move is on. We will arrange for an expert surveyor to visit your home and discuss your requirements. We will then design a removal package tailored for your individual needs and provide you with a written quotation and removal plan.

If you're moving overseas, your removal plan will include import formalities and all necessary documentation.

Decide what's going and what's staying

Our crews are fully trained in the art of packing and wrapping furniture particularly for overseas.

Think about the things, especially the large items, that you are going to take, and those which are staying, i.e. fixtures and fittings. Make a note of what is staying and make sure you tell the moving team from the outset. Also, think about appliances, and organise the disconnection of equipment in advance to avoid any last minute hitches or disasters.

REMEMBER: Think about items you have in roofs, lofts, garages, outbuildings and sheds. These will all need to be emptied.

Accessibility

It is vital that we are made aware of the size of the house you are moving into. Will there be access for our large lorries (7ft x 58ft) to park outside, or close by. If not we will organise smaller vehicles for your move.

Children

When you are moving and small children are involved it is important that they know exactly what is going on around them. Ideally it would be good to organise them to be looked after by a friend or member of the family. If this is not possible, Armishaws can organise a cardboard box for them to play with and fill up with their toys. We will then re-pack it later, advising you exactly of what we have packed.

Pets

Moving with pets can be very traumatic for them. Pets thrive in their own territory, so when it is disrupted it can sometimes make them over-excited. Make sure on the day of the move that you keep them shut in a quiet room with their bedding and toys. Don't leave them to run around, as they could easily wander off, or get under the feet of the removal team and cause havoc. If it is possible, a good idea would be to have them looked after or even put in a kennel or cattery for the duration of the move. Make sure if you do this that they have their own bedding and toys with them for reassurance and comfort.

With animals that are kept in cages, they are best transported in containers that are solid and well ventilated, with the least possibility to be chewed or eaten up. Give them plenty of soft bedding and food, plus water in a container that won't be likely to be spilt.

Notify companies of change of address

You will need to notify relevant companies of your impending move including utilities companies (gas, electricity, water, telephone), banks, investment companies, credit/debit card companies, schools, magazine subscriptions, DVLC for driving licence, newsagent etc.

Contact the Post Office to arrange for your mail to forwarded to your new address.

Send new address details to friends.

Nearer to and on the Moving Day

Date: A provisional date will be booked as soon as the forms have been returned and will be confirmed as soon as you know the date of the move.

Distance: Depending upon the situation and how far you are moving, we may organise to pack some larger items in advance, particularly if you have agreed to have our packing service.

Moving Team: You will be advised in advance of the moving team allocated to your move, which will ensure that everything is packed safely and securely onto the van.

Leaving: The removal team will ask you to ensure that the house you are leaving is completely empty and checked thoroughly before they finally set off.

Storage: If any boxes have been allocated for storage, the removal team will ensure they are packed and are sent to the storage location.

New Home: Once the lorry has arrived at your new home the removals team will put all the boxes or containers in the rooms you have specified.

Call now on Freephone 0800 917 1015 for a no obligation quote
 

Moving checklist

There are many things to think about with the upheaval of moving. We have outlined below six basic steps to follow.

Organise your move

Contact Armishaws Removals as soon as you know your move is on. We will arrange for an expert surveyor to visit your home and discuss your requirements. We will then design a removal package tailored for your individual needs and provide you with a written quotation and removal plan.

If you're moving overseas, your removal plan will include import formalities and all necessary documentation.

Decide what's going and what's staying

Our crews are fully trained in the art of packing and wrapping furniture particularly for overseas.

Think about the things, especially the large items, that you are going to take, and those which are staying, i.e. fixtures and fittings. Make a note of what is staying and make sure you tell the moving team from the outset. Also, think about appliances, and organise the disconnection of equipment in advance to avoid any last minute hitches or disasters.

REMEMBER: Think about items you have in roofs, lofts, garages, outbuildings and sheds. These will all need to be emptied.

Accessibility

It is vital that we are made aware of the size of the house you are moving into. Will there be access for our large lorries (7ft x 58ft) to park outside, or close by. If not we will organise smaller vehicles for your move.

Children

When you are moving and small children are involved it is important that they know exactly what is going on around them. Ideally it would be good to organise them to be looked after by a friend or member of the family. If this is not possible, Armishaws can organise a cardboard box for them to play with and fill up with their toys. We will then re-pack it later, advising you exactly of what we have packed.

Pets

Moving with pets can be very traumatic for them. Pets thrive in their own territory, so when it is disrupted it can sometimes make them over-excited. Make sure on the day of the move that you keep them shut in a quiet room with their bedding and toys. Don't leave them to run around, as they could easily wander off, or get under the feet of the removal team and cause havoc. If it is possible, a good idea would be to have them looked after or even put in a kennel or cattery for the duration of the move. Make sure if you do this that they have their own bedding and toys with them for reassurance and comfort.

With animals that are kept in cages, they are best transported in containers that are solid and well ventilated, with the least possibility to be chewed or eaten up. Give them plenty of soft bedding and food, plus water in a container that won't be likely to be spilt.

Notify companies of change of address

You will need to notify relevant companies of your impending move including utilities companies (gas, electricity, water, telephone), banks, investment companies, credit/debit card companies, schools, magazine subscriptions, DVLC for driving licence, newsagent etc.

Contact the Post Office to arrange for your mail to forwarded to your new address.

Send new address details to friends.

Nearer to and on the Moving Day

Date: A provisional date will be booked as soon as the forms have been returned and will be confirmed as soon as you know the date of the move.

Distance: Depending upon the situation and how far you are moving, we may organise to pack some larger items in advance, particularly if you have agreed to have our packing service.

Moving Team: You will be advised in advance of the moving team allocated to your move, which will ensure that everything is packed safely and securely onto the van.

Leaving: The removal team will ask you to ensure that the house you are leaving is completely empty and checked thoroughly before they finally set off.

Storage: If any boxes have been allocated for storage, the removal team will ensure they are packed and are sent to the storage location.

New Home: Once the lorry has arrived at your new home the removals team will put all the boxes or containers in the rooms you have specified.

Call now on Freephone 0800 917 1015 for a no obligation quote