1 Month Until You Move? Here’s What You Need To Do…
As a trusted removals company in Nottinghamshire, we frequently receive questions from prospects and potential customers about what they need to do leading up to the date of their move. With this in mind, we have decided to publish a few articles to help answer the most common questions we receive, providing a form of “checklist” that people may find useful.
If you haven’t already, contact your solicitor regarding the exchanging of contracts. Not only does this provide valuable peace of mind about the stressful task ahead, it also enables you to finalise your moving dates and can help you plan the rest of the move accordingly.
Confirm the date of the move with your chosen removals company. Make sure you read their reviews online, ideally on a platform such as “Google My Business Listings”, “Checkatrade” or “Trustpilot”, as well as their own company website. It may also be worth searching for the company on the major social media sites to check for any other comments from their previous customers. You should also ensure your appointed removals company is covered by insurance.
Depending on the off-road parking facilities available at both the current and new addresses, you may be required to organise the necessary parking arrangements / permits with the local authorities for the delivery vehicles.
If possible, conduct a “dry run” from your existing home to your new property. It is important to assess the best routes available for the move, helping to identify any implications which larger removal vehicles may incur. These might be low bridges, weight restrictions, narrow country lanes or areas of tight access. If you have any concerns, you should contact your removal company immediately.
If you are downsizing or combing the belongings from two properties into one, you may require some form of storage. Most dependable removals companies offer storage options, with potential savings to be made if they also carry out the removal itself. If needed, confirm with your chosen removals firm about the different storage rates available, security and the notice required to access your items once placed in storage.
Gather cardboard boxes and packing materials (likely available from your appointed removal firm) and begin packing non-essential items from rooms and the areas of your property that you use the least. Clear out the shed, garage and loft space before clearly marking boxes to highlight their contents (as well as any fragile items that may require special handling).
Inform the local council tax authority, utilities companies, home and auto insurance providers that you will be shortly moving. This important step can help avoid any costly mishaps which may occur shortly after moving home and will achieve a smooth transition of coverage from one property to the next.Back To List