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Quick Checklist For Moving House During Summer

Quick Checklist For Moving House During Summer 1920 1280 G W Twilley & Son Removals

For many UK homeowners, summer is prime moving season. You will be more likely to have time off for your house removals project and settle in your new home. But this also means that if you are overwhelmed with your house move, you may not enjoy your holidays at all.

If you’re moving house this summer, here’s a handy checklist to help you out.

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1- Notify utility companies and service providers.

Do this at least a month before moving day to ensure everything is up and running when you move. Utility companies don’t take summer breaks, but things may be a bit slower during these months, so plan in advance.

2- If you have children, keep their school records and similar documents in a separate box.

All documents will be easily accessible when the school term starts again. It’s a good idea to make some copies too.

3- Start gathering packaging materials about a month before moving.

If you are looking to buy packing materials, good news. We can supply boxes and wrapping paper free of charge when you book your house removals with Twilleys.

4- Make a full inventory of your belongings.

Then it would be easier to highlight the items that you’ll need as soon as you move into your new home. For more advice on how to pack your items click here.

5- Pack everything that you won’t need until the autumn / winter.

Put all your winter season items out of the way and decide where you’ll put those boxes in your new home. Alternatively, hire containerised storage services as it will help you keeping the house clear while you are decorating your new home.

6- Three to four weeks before moving, look at your inventory again.

Reviewing your inventory can help you decide if there’s anything that can be donated, given to friends, or put into storage.

7- Once you know exactly what needs to be taken to the new house, ask for quotes from removals companies.

Summer is a busy period for movers, so be prepared to be flexible with the date. Or ask G W Twilley & Son Removals for a quote as we can handle last-minute moves at any time.

8- Create a labelling system (they can be colour-coded or number-coded).

You can use a floor plan for your new home to write down which boxes should go in which room. For further advice on how to label moving boxes like a pro click here.

9- Find a cleaning company.

Once the moving date is confirmed, find a cleaning company that can get your old home cleaned after you vacate it.

10- Make childcare arrangements for moving day.

If you have children, they’ll be off school when you move, so make any necessary childcare arrangements for moving day is just essential.

11- Keep all your keys safe.

Collect all spare keys for your old home well in advance, as some neighbours/relatives may be on their summer holiday.

12- Make a survival kit for your moving day.

Put together a moving day kit with all the essentials you’ll need. From cash to a change of cloths, phone chargers or bottle of water, anything you can think as necessary for your moving day.

If you need help planning your move and looking for hassle-free containerised storage, call us at G W Twilley & Son Removals, and we’ll be happy to help.

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At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or read more about our house removals services here.

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[FREE Download] Office Removals Checklist Template

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How to Plan an Office Removals [FREE Download]

Change is an integral part of the business life cycle. In many cases, change means moving your business to bigger or smaller premises.

We know that planning an office removals can be stressful for business owners, but it doesn’t have to be if you plan it in advance. If an office move is in the cards, you’ll want to download this free office removals checklist template to help you stay on top of the process.

Office Removals Checklist

  • Finalise your existing lease and coordinate the transition between your current lease and the new lease.
  • Notify insurance companies, banks, Inland Revenue, suppliers, clients and vendors about the change of address.
  • Arrange mail forwarding services if required.
  • Notify IT, telecom, and utility suppliers to make sure their services will be operational as soon as you move.
  • Notify your IT team well in advance so they can carry out all the necessary tests.
  • Create a layout and configuration plan for the new office’s IT and telecom equipment.
  • Take stock of office equipment and furniture and decide what will be relocated and what will be left behind.
  • Arrange office storage if needed.
  • Arrange pre and post-move cleaning services.
  • Ensure the new office meets all health and safety requirements (e.g. smoke detectors, extinguishers, signage, fire exits, alarms, heating and ventilation, compliance with waste regulations, etc.)
  • Set up a security protocol for moving day specifying who is/isn’t allowed in both your old and new offices.
  • Create and distribute a moving day plan among your staff.
  • Delegate tasks by choosing one staff member per department to coordinate the move.
  • Get packing supplies, including boxes, labels, tape, crates, etc.
  • Order ID badges and access keycards for the new premises.
  • Order new business cards.
  • Ensure your company is listed in the new building’s directory or lobby.
  • Ensure that parking, lifts, and loading bays will be available and reserved on moving day.
  • Keep a list of important / emergency contacts handy.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us for office removals services! Call us on 020 8888 5156 or fill the contact form.

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