Home Removal Checklist

Moving house is a huge step in your life, and one that requires a lot of thought, planning and effort. Moving yourself and your family to a new home means bringing everything that is dear to you with you, and that can be very stressful and time consuming. There are a million and one things to remember when moving house, so we've created a checklist to ensure you don't forget anything vital.

In the weeks before you move, go through your belongings and set aside the ones that you think you don't need. You can sell them, give them to friends or to charity, and you can free up some space in the process.

Make sure you assign yourself a removals company well in advance – don't leave it too late and be forced to call in favours from friends! Here at Swan Removals And Storage we offer a dedicated, efficient and professional removals service to cater for moves of all sizes at competitive prices.

Organise your possessions – don't just throw anything into random boxes, make sure you set out your possessions into categories; this will make things a lot easier when unpacking. Certain types of item should be packed together; this increases practicality and reduces the chance of damage to more fragile items. You can group items by size, weight and the room they're going to go in.

Choose the right size vehicle for your removals – here at Swan Removals And Storage we have a range of vans and trucks, to cope with moves of all sizes and distances, so make sure you don't under or overestimate the amount of things you need to move. A thorough sort through of your things will allow you to get a better idea of the vehicle you need.

Make sure all perishable food is consumed or thrown away before you move – there's nothing worse than forgetting about something in your fridge and discovering it two months later! Go through your cupboards and your fridge to avoid giving the new owners a nasty surprise.

Notify your utility companies of your relocation to ensure you don't get billed for electricity, water or gas that you haven't used. Also let your Post Office know that you're moving, and request for any post that is delivered to your former address to be forwarded.

If you have any belongings that are exceptionally valuable, make sure you contact an expert and get their true value assessed and then adjust your insurance accordingly.

Try and arrange for your children or pets to be looked after while the move is in process; the move will be a lot of hard work and it will be difficult to juggle childcare and animal care too.

Above are some tips to help you ensure your move is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Moving house is a huge step, and it takes a huge amount of planning and work. Following these tips will help you keep everything on track, so you can enjoy your new home as it was meant to be enjoyed.

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