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Moving Home – Part 1

A More Than Clearance Guide

 

It’s commonly thought that along with divorce and bereavement, moving home is one of the most stressful things a person has to deal with in their life. Therefore, it’s a very good idea to get professional help with your home move. As fully insured movers we’ll make sure your furniture and valued possessions arrive safely at your new home and in good condition – taking a load off your mind (as well as your shoulders).

Unfortunately, there are some things a removal company can’t take care of. But, we have prepared these tips – which should help you to get organised and ease the burden just a little bit more.

 

Let people know that you’re moving

 

There are quite a few people you’ll need to inform that you’re moving home. Ours is a fairly long list, but there may be even more people to add to your individual list. Add any others you can think of then work your way through the checklist below ticking them off as you go.

HOME
There are various people you need to inform of your move that are related directly to your home:

Insurance
[  ] Home and contents insurance
[  ] Any additional insurance you have on laptops, cameras, bikes, caravans, boats, etc.

Utilities:
[  ] Electric
[  ] Gas
[  ] Water
[  ] Home phone

Entertainment:
[  ] Cable TV
[  ] Broadband
[  ] TV Licensing

 

MONEY
Anybody who deals with your money:

[  ] Banks
[  ] Credit cards
[  ] Store loyalty cards
[  ] Savings providers
[  ] Investment companies
[  ] Pensions
[  ] Life insurance

 

EMPLOYMENT
[  ] The Department for Work and Pensions
[  ] HMRC
And your work will need to know of course:
[  ] Employer
[  ] and any professional associations you belong to.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Local council and government bodies such as:
[  ] Council Tax (cancel existing and set up new)
[  ] The Electoral roll

 

CHILDREN
If you have children you’ll have to inform some or all of the following:
[  ] Nurseries
[  ] Schools
[  ] Colleges
[  ] Universities

 

HEALTH
If you’re moving out of your current area you’ll have to change your:
[  ] Doctor
[  ] Dentist
[  ] Optician
[  ] Any other specialists such as osteopaths, etc.
[  ] Also, if you have private health insurance, let them know.

 

CAR
And don’t forget about your car. These will all need to be informed that you’re moving too:
[  ] DVLA to change the details on your driving licence
[  ] Car insurance
[  ] Breakdown services

 

FINALLY
Just in case you’ve missed anyone it’s a good idea to get your mail redirected using the Post Office’s change of address service.

If you’re changing your home phone number you can also get your phone company to automatically let callers know your new number.

 

If you want some tips on packing check out Part 2 of the More Than Clearance Guide To Moving Home

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What our customers say

  "Such lovely guys, couldn't do more for me. Their hard work was very much appreciated. Thank you so much, you made what could have been a very unhappy stressful day, into a stress free almost enjoyable day."  

Miss Claire Worthylake - House move

  "The 3 guys came when they said they would, worked quickly and efficiently and were very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We were very pleased and satisfied with what they achieved."  

Mr and Mrs Statham - Full house Clearance and Removal of old car

  "Our friend recommended you and we are so pleased that she did! Wesley, Scott and Richard were brilliant. They arrived early on the day and quickly started loading the vans. It was the hottest day of the year so far, but they worked really hard to move everything for us. Highly recommended!"  

Mr Parker - House Removal

  “Absolutely first class service, politeness and efficiency all the way. Very careful and I would highly recommend this company. It was not an easy move as my furniture is very heavy and they came down 2 flights of stairs with it all, but they were brilliant.”  

John Allen - House removal of flat on 2nd floor with no lift in Littlehampton to a bungalow.
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