Countdown to your move

Countdown to your move

Countdown to your move

Countdown and preparation for your move

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    Introduction


    Embarking on a move involves a meticulous planning process to ensure a smooth and organized transition from one residence to another. In this comprehensive guide, we outline the essential steps to prepare for the upcoming move, categorizing tasks into different timeframes leading up to the big day. From addressing service providers and changing addresses to practical considerations and finalizing preparations, each section is designed to provide a thorough checklist for a successful relocation. By breaking down the tasks into manageable timelines—2 days before, the day before, and the big day—this guide aims to streamline the moving process, leaving no detail unattended. Let’s delve into the specifics of each stage, ensuring a well-prepared and stress-free move.

    3 Weeks Before


    In preparation for the upcoming book move date, it is essential to organize a detailed list of items requiring special care during the relocation process. Additionally, it is crucial to agree on a comprehensive moving plan to ensure a smooth transition. Concurrently, confirming childcare arrangements for the moving day is imperative, allowing for a focused and stress-free moving experience. Another consideration involves planning the optimal strategy for caring for pets on the day of the move, ensuring their well-being throughout the process. To streamline the moving process, clearing out unwanted belongings is recommended, minimizing unnecessary items to be transported. Furthermore, a practical approach involves starting to use up the food from the freezer, reducing waste and making the moving day more manageable.

    Pre-Move Planning: Service Providers and Accounts


    As part of the comprehensive preparations for the impending move, it is essential to engage with various service providers to facilitate the smooth transition to your new home. This involves contacting service providers to arrange final accounts and ensure reconnection at the new residence. Specific attention should be given to the telecoms/cable provider to transfer or change the phone number to the new home, as well as coordinating with the electricity, gas/oil, and water suppliers to update information and services. Additionally, it is crucial to address matters such as local council taxes to avoid any complications.

    Address Change Notifications: Personal and Professional Spheres


    Simultaneously, notifying changes of address is vital across various personal and professional spheres. This includes informing healthcare providers like doctors, dentists, and opticians, with special consideration for researching alternatives if moving to a new area. Similarly, schools should be advised of the new address to facilitate the swift transfer of education records. Adjustments to insurance coverage, including buildings, household contents, motor, and life insurance, should be made. Notifying relevant authorities such as National Insurance, Child Benefit, motor vehicle registration, and the DVLA is crucial to ensure a seamless administrative transition.

    Financial Notifications: Creditors and Authorities


    Furthermore, it is imperative to inform credit card companies, store card providers, and credit card protection companies of the change of address. Addressing financial commitments involves notifying hire purchase/lease/standing orders or loans companies. Other essential notifications include the TV licence, pension company, and the redirection of mail through the Post Office.

    Practical Considerations: Appliances, Room Plan, and Connectivity


    As part of the practicalities, organizing the disconnection and reconnection of domestic appliances like washing machines, cookers, and dishwashers is necessary. Creating a room plan for the new home helps streamline the unpacking process, and seeking advice on the suitability of moving aerials/satellite dishes to the new location ensures continued connectivity. Sending out change of address cards to friends, relatives, clubs, and organizations completes the thorough and meticulous preparation for a successful relocation.

    2 Days Before: Preparations Begin


    In the final stages of preparation, two days before the move, it is crucial to address specific tasks that contribute to a seamless relocation process. Begin by defrosting the fridge and freezer, ensuring these essential appliances are ready for transport. Additionally, cancel any regular deliveries such as milk and newspapers to avoid unnecessary items during the move.

    The Day Before: Finalizing Preparations


    As the move approaches, the day before requires meticulous attention to detail. Check drawers, trunks, and chests for fragile items, taking necessary precautions for their safe transport. Identify and set aside inflammable liquids, draining fuel from items like petrol mowers and paraffin fires. Practical considerations include taking down curtains and blinds, packing house plants in containers, and assembling a pile of ‘do not remove’ essentials, including coats, handbags, snacks, and cleaning materials. Small valuables, such as jewelry, watches, money, bonds, coins, and stamps, should be packed separately and included in the essentials pile.

    The Big Day: Final Steps to Departure


    On the actual moving day, several critical tasks need attention. Confirm service meter readings and keep a spare copy for your records. Prioritize safety by switching off power and water supplies if necessary. Lock all windows and doors securely before dropping off keys with the estate agent. Exchange contact numbers and establish a meeting time with the removals team to ensure a coordinated and efficient moving day.

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    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    2023-12-19
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    2023-12-09
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    2023-09-04
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    2023-09-01
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    2023-08-26
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    2023-08-14
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    2023-06-11
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    2023-06-02
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    2023-05-29
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    2023-04-06
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.