Moving to a new house can be an extremely intimidating process, especially if this is your first move in London. Trying to organise all your belongings to be moved to your new home can be a tiring and confusing process.
However, here at Britannia Ryans, we believe moving to a new house is one of the most exciting times, a time which should be enjoyed. As Britannia Ryans has over 35 years of experience helping people move across London, we have created a home removal checklist specifically for those looking to move across the capital. This checklist aims to ease the worries for those moving to a new house and make the process as easy as possible.
Moving to London
It is widely accepted that London is one of the most attractive cities to call home, attracting thousands of new residents a year.
Moving across London or to London can be a relatively intimidating prospect; the short times to pack and unpack the lorry, special permits to park, combatting busy roads and the general hustle and bustle. Moving in London be an overwhelming prospect. But here at Britannia Ryans we would like to ensure it is far easier than it sounds.
Choose the right removal company for you.
Once the move date has been confirmed, it is about time you booked your removal company.
Choosing the best removal company for you can be one of the most stressful elements of the move, therefore, it is imperative you choose a removal company and a removal service which is best suited to you and your needs.
Before you start any form of comparison between local removal companies, it is vital to list and understand your personal requirements for your move. Through listing and understanding what you need or want from your move, you will save time and filter out some companies who are not right for you. The more detail you put in, the higher the chance you will find the correct removal service for you. Your removal requirements include:
- Do you need help packing?
- Do you need storage?
- Do you have fragile pieces of furniture or electronics?
Here at Britannia Ryans, our London home removals service has been developed to cater to the specific needs of every customer. We will carry out an extensive pre-survey move and work through every aspect of your move right alongside you to ensure the service we provide is the best it can be.
Prepare in advance: List, Label and Pack
Moving to a new house does not need to be a major headache… if you prepare.
When moving to a new hose, the last thing you want to do is pay for items that you will end up throwing away or donating to charity once you arrive at your new home. The idea of moving to a new home is the perfect time to ‘declutter’ or think about what you need and want in your new home.
There is a simple three-step process which can help you prepare you for your move and most importantly declutter and de-stress the moving process. All you need to do is: List, Label and Pack
List: Simply list the items you have in each room.
When you are preparing for a move you must have a good idea of everything you have in your house. Not only does this provide you with a rough idea of what your removal service you may need, but most importantly it encourages you to think about what you want and need in your future home.
It may seem excessive, but it only works if you carry out this process for every room, nook, cranny and hidden drawer.
Pack: Now you should have a good idea of what you want to take into your new home, this is where the real preparation takes place.
As you can guess, this is where you pack your goods into the plethora of random boxes no doubt you have collected. Packing may sound like the easy bit, but a methodical and well thought out process can revolutionise your move for the better. This is where you can tailor the process to help you.
A simple but effective method is packing each room into their boxes, ensuring you do not get things mixed up.
Label: Again, this is a relatively self-explanatory point. Once you have packed everything away in the correct boxes, effectively labelling each box will make the unpacking so much easier when you arrive. Like packing, this is all about what works best for you. If you are unsure about how to correctly label your boxes, here are some examples:
- Kitchen : Pots and Pans
- Kitchen : Plates and Bowls
One of the most important elements of any move is ensuring you have contacted the necessary people informing them of your move. Here is a list of people or organisations you need to contact before or immeditately after your move:
- Family and Friends
- Schools, doctors, dentist, opticians, etc
- Banks, building society, credit card companies, insurance companies
- Your current landlord or property owner
- Utility and subscription providers.
- Re-register to vote from your new address.
- Arrange readings of the meters around the house.
- Does your insurance cover you for your move?
Britannia Ryans provides customers across London with an extensive home removal service who are looking to move across the city, the UK or further afield. For more information on how Britannia Ryans can help you with your move, please do not hesitate to contact our expert team here.
Alongside our award-winning home removal service, Britannia Ryan’s, also provides customers with an extensive range of storage and packing options to accompany their move.