Moving Guide

Please read through this handy Moving Guide to help you plan your move ensuring things run as smoothly as possible. We are here to help you. Should you need any further help for your move, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Draw up a floor plan
Something that will save time and eliminate confusion is drawing a floor plan of your new home, and marking out where your possessions are going before you move.

Next, tag each item of furniture with a coloured label which corresponds to the room it is going in.

This way, we will know where to put it and it saves you having to make decisions in a rush about where to put things.

Make yourself available
If you’d like us to pack your property and boxes, you need to be available when we are doing the packing. If you’re unavailable, ask a relative or friend to step in.

We will produce an inventory of everything that we pack – make sure you look over this list and check that it is correct and legible before you sign, this list will help keep both you and us right.

Help your helpers!
If your family and friends are pitching in to do the heavy lifting, you need to get organised well in advance.

Do all the packing beforehand, as you can’t really ask a friend or relative to pay for something they accidentally damage when helping you.

Make sure access to the vehicle(s) you’re using to transport boxes is clear and easy to negotiate. Remember to check this is the case in your new home to!

Last but not least, make sure you have plenty of beverages and snacks on hand, and if the move starts to run into dinnertime, get a takeaway! A chilled bottle of something for when you’re finished is a great treat to!

Create a safe environment for moving
Whether ourselves or your friends are helping you move, the last thing we need is a barking dog or hyperactive children running around while we are trying to manhandle heavy boxes and furniture safely! You can appreciate this can cause safety issues so, if you can, ask a friend or relative to look after the kids and pets during the day – taking them out of the equation means you and us can focus on getting the job done.

Plan for parking and access
Make sure you consider the needs of the moving vehichle by making parking and access as easy as possible. This can be difficult depending on what type of home you live in, and also moving to.

Moving in and out of houses is easy – just park in front – but if you’re moving into a flat, it is best to see if you can reserve space in advance. It’s worth noting lift access to help speed up the process if applicable.