Wondering how you can prepare for moving home, follow our simple step by step guide for home removals

[dropcap style=”simple” text_color=”#f48a00″]W[/dropcap]hen moving house you will want to make sure that you stay one step ahead of all those home moving tasks. Following this step by step house moving guide for home removals and preparing for your house move ahead of time will only ensure that you have a stress free moving day for you and your family.

[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Always request a FREE home survey from your perspective removals company

One of the first simple steps in our guide is to always request a home survey from your perspective removals company, this should always be a free service. A home survey is when a representative from the removals company comes out to visit you at home to assess the property along with the volume of furniture and items you have to be moved. The home survey is a great opportunity to meet the removals company face to face where you can ask any questions or address any concerns regarding your move.

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Receiving your house removal quotation

Upon receiving a house removal quotation, you should be sure to check that the quote includes certain information and is clearly laid out. Some of the vital information should include the following:

  • Does the price include VAT & insurance
  • Is it a fixed price or hourly rate
  • Are all services individually priced
  • Does the quote include relevant discounts

If your quote does not include the following information, you should contact the removal company as soon as possible asking them to confirm these details in writing or via email. Its always best to know where you stand before your removal day as this will avoid any hidden charges and also put your mind at rest.

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Planning to do your own home packing

If you are planning to pack your own home furniture you will need to make sure you give your self enough time to complete this difficult task, ensuring that your items are safe, secure and ready for transit. Packing is said to be one of the most difficult and time-consuming parts of a home removal. This is why we advise that you start well in advanced by packing items that you don’t frequently use first. It is important that you always use top quality, double wall house removal boxes along with strong bubble wrap and removal tape. Any thing smaller than a microwave should be placed into boxes and clearly labeled.

How To Pack Your Home Safely & Professionally

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]How to dismantle your furniture correctly

When moving to a new place you may need to dismantle larger items like beds, wardrobes and dining tables. If you are planning to take your furniture apart when moving you may need the instructions for the item so you can safely dismantle each piece and reassemble once you arrive at the new home. For example when dismantling your dining table you will need to turn it up side down, take all of the legs off the table. Be sure to number each leg from 1 to 4 so you know exactly where to refit the legs at the new home. Secure all bolts and screws into a clear bag and secure them to the table or the legs so you don’t lose any of them.

Dismantling big bulky furniture can make a big difference when moving home and will make it so much easier for your removal company to maneuver your furniture around the house and ensure that you get the maximum space required when items are loaded into the removal truck.

How We Can Help Dismantle Your Bulky Furniture

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]How to avoid waiting for the new house keys and incurring extra charges

Another major hurdle people are faced with when moving to a new home is WAITING FOR THE NEW HOUSE KEYS to be released. This issue lies with the estate agents, solicitors, banks and other home movers in the moving chain. For example if you have more than 4 people in your chain, depending on where your are in the moving chain will depend on when you will receive your new house keys. As the solicitors for each person in the moving chain will need to ensure all contracts have been signed and all monies have been transferred successfully to the relevant accounts which takes time. Time that some home movers don’t have when moving home with a removals company.

It’s important to make sure you stay in touch with your estate agents and solicitor liaising with them as to when you are likely to be able to move into the new home. From experience the first person in the moving chain are likely to receive their keys around 10.00am the last person in the chain around 4.00pm which can some times turn into a disaster for some people when moving home.

Sometimes your hands can be really tied as things are just out of your control. Imagine your removals company has loaded the removal truck by 11am, if you are the last person in the moving chain the chances are you will not be able to move in until 4pm and the movers will not be able to off load furniture. Some removal companies will charge extra when the movers have been waiting for long periods of time. This is something all home movers should be aware of when preparing for a home removals.

The best way to avoid these cost is to let your removal company know straight away if you are aware that the keys will be delayed on moving day as the removal company will be able to come up with a solution that could save you further costs for waiting times on the day of your move.

How To Avoid Waiting For Your New House Keys When Moving

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]How to keep children relaxed and get them involved with the move

Children can become emotional when they first realise that they will be leaving the home they have loved for so many years. Leaving their school, friends family and neighbor hood can be hard for some children to cope and deal with. The best way to combat this is to try to involve them into the move. Moving home with toddlers is fine as they have not developed enough to understand exactly what is going on, but for 7 years and up this can be quite a challenging and daunting experience to deal with.

Start by having a gathering around a cup of hot chocolate and biscuits speaking to them about how they would like to have their new bedroom decorated or what color they would like their walls painted in the new house. Provide them with removal boxes that they can use to pack their own room and use to decorate and label their own patterns and colors on to the boxes.

If their bed is old and worn take them off out for the day to purchase a new bed for their new bedroom. Involving children in this way can help to keep them calm, relaxed and reassure them that the move is another great chapter in the theirs and the families lives.

How To Move House With Children

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[icon icon=”home” size=”medium” style=”none” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#f48a00″]Once you have arrive at the new home

When you and your removal company have arrived at the new home destination you will need to delegate to the home movers as to where to place and which rooms you would like all your items and furniture to be placed in. If your house removal company have dismantled your furniture they will have it all reassembled so you can settle comfortably into the new home.

When unpacking removal boxes it is best to start on the items you are going to need the most like clothes, kettle, plates, mugs and tvs etc. The other boxes can be piled up in a spare room or the garage and unpacked later on at a steady paste. This will help to make the process of unpacking your home contents a lot easier to manage.

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As you can see from the guide above moving home involves a lot more than just moving your items from A to B. Choosing a helpful removal company like MnM Removals you should have no problems executing the perfect home move when moving within the UK.

If You are moving home and need the help and support of a fast, friendly and professional house removals company call our team on 0800 0025 543 so we can provide you with the best service and the most affordable price for your move.


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