Pre Move Checklist

Pre Move Checklist

Removals checklist, preparing for your move

Removals checklist esential preparation

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    Embarking on a residential move involves a myriad of tasks and considerations, demanding meticulous planning and organization. As UK residential relocation specialists, Moving Circle Removals, led by the seasoned professional James Sanders with 35 years of experience, understands the importance of a well-structured removals checklist. In this detailed guide, we present an example removals checklist that showcases the expertise and attention to detail that defines our premium residential moves and fully managed residential relocations in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Cardiff.

    Preliminary Planning and Organization

    Sorting and Decluttering

    Before the actual move, sorting and decluttering your belongings are essential steps. James Sanders recommends taking inventory of your possessions and deciding what to keep, donate, or discard. Moving Circle Removals assists clients in this process, ensuring that only the items they truly want and need are packed and moved.

    Researching Moving Companies

    Choosing the right moving company is a critical decision. James Sanders advises clients to research and select a reputable moving company with a track record of excellence. Moving Circle Removals, as UK residential relocation specialists, stands out for its premium residential moves and fully managed residential relocations, providing clients with confidence in their choice.

    Setting a Budget

    Establishing a realistic budget is crucial for a smooth and stress-free move. James Sanders guides clients in setting a budget that encompasses all aspects of the relocation process. Moving Circle Removals ensures transparency in pricing and helps clients understand the costs associated with their move from the outset.

    Preparing Your Belongings for the Move

    Obtaining Packing Supplies

    James Sanders recommends acquiring high-quality packing supplies to ensure the safe transport of your belongings. Moving Circle Removals provides clients with access to premium packing materials, including boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and specialty containers designed to protect delicate items.

    Creating an Inventory

    Developing a detailed inventory is essential for keeping track of your belongings during the move. James Sanders suggests creating a comprehensive list of items, room by room. Moving Circle Removals assists clients in this process, ensuring that every item is accounted for and reaches its destination.

    Labeling Boxes

    Labeling boxes with the contents and destination room simplifies the unpacking process. James Sanders emphasizes the importance of clear and detailed labels. Moving Circle Removals uses a systematic labeling system, ensuring that each box is placed in its designated room upon arrival, streamlining the unpacking process.

    Coordination with Moving Services

    Hiring Professional Movers

    Engaging professional movers is a key component of a successful move. James Sanders recommends researching and hiring a reputable moving company with a proven track record. Moving Circle Removals, with its 35 years of experience, specializes in premium residential moves and fully managed residential relocations.

    Scheduling Services

    Coordinating the timing of moving services is crucial for a seamless transition. James Sanders advises clients to schedule moving services well in advance. Moving Circle Removals works closely with clients to accommodate their preferred moving dates, ensuring a timely and efficient relocation.

    Notifying Utility Companies

    Informing utility companies of your move is essential to ensure a smooth transition. James Sanders recommends notifying providers of electricity, gas, water, internet, and other services. Moving Circle Removals assists clients in creating a comprehensive list of utility companies to contact before the move.

    The Final Stages of the Move

    Packing a Essentials Box

    James Sanders encourages clients to pack an essentials box containing items needed immediately upon arrival. Moving Circle Removals provides guidance on essential items, such as toiletries, clothing, important documents, and basic kitchen supplies, ensuring a comfortable transition.

    Final Walkthrough and Inspection

    Conducting a final walkthrough and inspection of your home before departure is a prudent step. James Sanders recommends checking each room to ensure nothing is overlooked. Moving Circle Removals assists clients in this process, ensuring that all items are packed and the home is left in good condition.

    Confirming Details with the Moving Company

    Communication with the moving company is crucial in the final stages. James Sanders advises clients to confirm details such as the moving date, arrival time, and any special instructions. Moving Circle Removals maintains open lines of communication, ensuring that clients are well-informed and confident in the final preparations.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    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
    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
    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.