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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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Quick Guide: The Cost of Moving House in 2019

Quick Guide: The Cost of Moving House in 2019 1875 1053 G W Twilley & Son Removals

If you are moving home anytime soon, you may want to cut your costs.

Moving homes is not only a time-consuming project: it can also be expensive once you add up all the costs. In 2019, the average price of removal services ranges from approximately £400 for a one-bedroom house or flat to nearly £2,000 for a three-bedroom home. And if you’re also planning on selling your old home, costs can be as high as £30,000 in London. Source: Lloyds Bank, correct as of 19 September 2018.

“Londoners face paying an average of £33,741 to make a move, largely due to higher house prices pushing up the cost of stamp duty.” Source: Stefanie Garber – Which?

If your house removals project includes the sale of your property, your most significant expenses will be stamp duty and estate agent fees, followed by valuation, insurance, homebuyer’s report, and conveyancing fees. As for the cost of the moving process itself, it can be broken down into four parts:

House Removals costs:

Movers’ price, which usually amounts to over 40% of the total moving costs. The main factors that movers take into account when creating an estimate are the distance travelled and the number of belongings to be moved. Ways to save include:

  1. Using a local removals company, as movers can charge up to 60% more for long-distance removals.
  2. Declutter your home before you start packing.
  3. Hiring a professional house removal with local expertise and full removals services will certainly reduce costs. Plus, you’ll get better professional services.


Insurance is the second largest cost at nearly 16% of the total. Although professional removal companies offer comprehensive insurance, you’ll have to buy additional insurance to cover special or fragile items (e.g. pianos, antiques, etc.), unless you choose the house removals experts in London.

Packing Materials and Packing Services:

Quality packing supplies come at a price, and the costs can soon add up depending on the number of belongings. Also, your packing technique can have you using more supplies than you really need, so make sure you learn how to pack professionally to cut costs or hire professionals packers that include packing materials when booking house removals services.

Additional Removals Services:

Additional services like containerised storage, packing, assembling or disassembling furniture, and cleaning. Some removal companies offer these services at attractive prices, so ask G W Twilley & Son Removals for an estimate before hiring third parties.

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we offer comprehensive removal services and always work with your best interests in mind.

Get in touch to get a no-obligation estimate of our removal services and helpful advice.

Choose your House Removals team in London

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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