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Everything You Need To Know About Moving House In London

Everything You Need To Know About Moving House In London 2250 1500 G W Twilley & Son Removals

What Does Our House Removal Service Include?

At GW Twilley & Son Removals we have been in the London removals industry for 100+ years. Our experience has taught us an important lesson: simple is better! Even a complicated process like moving homes can be simplified if you trust the right professionals.

The following services are included in our house removal packages:

  • Collection and delivery of all your belongings.
  • Home decluttering.
  • Secure storage.
  • If you prefer our experts to do all the packing and unpacking, we can help with that too. Just let us know!

How Does It Work?

Our London home removal services have been created to be straightforward. You can arrange your home move with us in four easy steps:

1 – Request a free non-obligation estimate online or by phone.
2 – Book a free video survey with one of our expert surveyors to get a final quote.
3 – Choose your moving date and book a time slot.
4 – Our team of movers will arrive punctually on the agreed date.

House Moving Tips

  • Don’t overstuff moving boxes. For health and safety reasons, boxes shouldn’t weigh more than 20 kilos each.
  • Make sure all your belongings can be packed and moved. There are restrictions on items like hazardous materials, live animals, important documents, and expensive jewellery.
  • Pack like a pro by following the tips in this post. And remember that we also offer packing and unpacking services and materials!
  • Prep your appliances (dishwasher, fridge, stove, washing machine, etc.) by emptying them, cleaning them, taking out any removable parts, and taping the doors shut.

If you’d like to know more about our storage service post-lockdown, give us a call on 020 8888 5156 for further advice and we’ll be happy to explain how it can benefit you in detail.

Ask For Help!

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers and storage services specialists. Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or request a video survey and consultation.

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How to Label Moving Boxes like a Pro

How to Label Moving Boxes like a Pro 2200 1467 G W Twilley & Son Removals

If you are moving house anytime soon, you will need a simple labelling system!

Packing is one of the most dreaded parts of house removals. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed: simple things like having a labelling system can make packing easier. Not only that, when you label your moving boxes like a pro, unpacking and settling into your new home will also be easier.

1- Get The Right Packing Materials

  • Labels: You can either buy pre-printed moving labels, print your own, or get blank labels and write their contents with a marker.
  • Waterproof markers: This is important if you’re moving homes within the UK, where chances of rain are high at any time of the year.
  • Moving boxes: Get good quality moving boxes here. They don’t have to be brand new, but if they are used, make sure you remove or cover previous labels to avoid confusion.
  • Get yourself scissors, packing tape, wrapping paper and some bubble wraps (special for fragile items).
  • If you are using G W Twilley & Son Removals for your house removal or office move, boxes will be loaned to you and tape supplied free of charge.
  • Alternatively, buy high-quality packing materials at great rates and we will deliver at your door before the move.

2- Choose A Labelling System

The most common moving box labelling systems are:

  • Colour-coding, where you label your boxes based on one colour per room.
  • Number based, where you label your moving boxes based on one number per room.

Regardless of which system you use, remember to:

  • Write down the contents of each box on the label.
  • Mark each box with an H, M, or L. These letters correspond to priority levels (high, medium, and low), and will help you get your new home ready faster.
  • Label your moving boxes right after you’ve finished packing them. This way, you won’t forget what you’ve put in them.
  • Draw an arrow on each box specifying which is the right side up, especially in boxes that contain fragile items.
  • Cover your labels with packing tape for extra protection.

3- Follow expert advice

Don’t underestimate the importance of labelling your moving boxes, and follow the tips above to make your home move hassle-free. If you feel that packing boxes and labelling isn’t your thing, don’t hesitate to contact us for packing assistance! Call us on 020 8888 5156 or fill the contact form.

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