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When the time comes to find new house it can be hard to know where to start. To begin with, you need to decide the date you will move, determining this will give you a goal to aim for and help you be more organised.

We’d recommend avoiding the busiest periods for house moves (the end of the week and bank holidays). If you can arrange a moving company for midweek then you should have an easier time.

When you need to find a moving company it pays to ask around, if you have any friends or family that have relocated recently then it’s worth contacting them for advice on reliable moving services.

Preparations to make when moving
Moving is a complicated job, often with more to sort out then initially realised, we’ve made a list of the important things to consider when you’re relocating.

Work out transit insurance: Moving companies offer insurance, but things you’ve boxed yourself might not be included, make sure you check what level of cover any firms have.

Clean your new place: If you can arrange to get professional cleaners to clear up your new abode before you move in it will make things lot easier (some moving firms offer this too).

Notify the proper parties

You might be surprised how many people need to know you’re getting a new place, here’s a list of who to tell:

­ - ISPs
­ - TV Licensing
­ - Banks Pensions and Investments
­ - Card companies (Debit, credit and store)
­ - Inland Revenue
­ - Council Tax Authority
­ - Work and Education
­ - DVLA
­ - Other Subscriptions (Magazines, etc.)
­ - Friends and Family!

De-clutter: Throw away anything you don’t want to keep, moving house will be a lot easier if you don’t take all of your old love letters and reader’s digests with you.

Packing: Packing is obviously the most important part of a house move, make sure to separate rooms into separate boxes and include adequate padding for fragile items like vases and plates. (Old towels will suffice, but polystyrene or bubble wrap is good too). Make sure not to make separate containers too heavy, it’s easy to over pack things like books and make boxes too heavy to carry.(Some removal companies will help you pack, but you will pay extra)

Organise and inventory: If you’re doing the packing yourself, organise your boxes by rooms and label or colour code them, so you know what’s going where when you get to your new house. Also make a list of the most important articles so you can check them off when you arrive.

Arrange temporary accommodation: If your move will take more than one day, then it may be worth arranging to stay with friends or getting a hotel.

Additional work to do: Collect any spare keys from neighbours etc. and also create a guide for the new residents moving in detailing any specifics of the house and tips on the local area. 

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1 Bed Detached House Removal High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3BD Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2PJ 120
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1ST Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1NF 0
1 Bed Detached House Removal Liverpool, Merseyside, L21 8HG Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3AS 203
1 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal London, Greater London, E7 8EP London, Greater London, N15 6HP 8
2 Bed Detached House Removal Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7HN Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0SJ 4
3 Bed Detached House Removal Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3HU Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE9 6NT 46
2 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 2EG Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8DY 354
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1BQ Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1HN 10
1 Bed Storage Removal Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4RF Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 3BZ 221
1 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal Dundee, Angus, DD1 3AF Reading, Reading, RG1 467