Time saving Tip’s

Time saving Tip’s

Time saving pre move

Time saving pre move

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    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK is a significant life event, and it often involves transporting valuable possessions and precious antiques. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I understand the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with moving such items. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to safely and securely transport your valuables and antiques during your residential move.

    Time-Saving Pre-Move Planning

    Comprehensive Timeline

    Begin your moving process by creating a detailed schedule that outlines all the tasks and deadlines leading up to your move. Include everything from packing to notifying utility providers.

    Efficient Assistance

    Consider hiring a reputable moving company like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals. Professional movers can streamline the process and save you valuable time.

    Share the Load

    Delegate tasks among family members or enlist the help of friends to share the responsibilities of the move.

    Time-Efficient Packing

    Early Packing

    Begin packing well in advance of your moving date. Packing a little bit each day can help you avoid a last-minute rush.

    Expert Packing

    If time is a critical factor, consider hiring professional packers who can efficiently and securely pack your belongings.

    Purge Unnecessary Items

    Before packing, declutter your home by donating, selling, or discarding items you no longer need. This reduces the volume of items to pack and transport.

    Efficient Loading and Unloading

    Clear Labels

    Label boxes with their contents and the room they belong to. This helps movers and simplifies the unpacking process.

    Additional Hands

    If you’re not using professional movers, enlist the help of friends or family members to assist with loading and unloading.

    Tools and Equipment

    Use moving equipment like dollies and furniture sliders to expedite the loading and unloading process.

    Streamlined Transportation

    Appropriate Vehicle

    Select a moving truck or van that is the right size for your belongings. Choosing the wrong-sized vehicle can lead to multiple trips and wasted time.

    Efficient Route

    Plan your travel route in advance, considering traffic patterns, rest stops, and potential roadblocks.

    Load Smartly

    Load the moving vehicle strategically to maximize space and minimize the number of trips.

    Effective Communication

    Clear Communication

    Keep lines of communication open with your moving company, family members, and anyone else involved in the move.

    Verify Important Details

    Confirm all details of the move, including pickup and delivery times, with your moving company.

    Notify Utility Providers

    Coordinate the transfer or disconnection of utilities at your old residence and the setup at your new home well in advance.

    Post-Move Organization

    Organized Unpacking

    Unpack one room at a time, starting with essentials, to make the process more efficient.

    Change of Address

    Notify important parties of your change of address, including government agencies, banks, and subscription services.

    Getting Acquainted

    Take time to explore your new neighborhood and discover local amenities to streamline your daily routines.

    Article Author ;

    James Sanders - Law LLB | 15 Years Removals Experience | Uk National & International | Web Developer & Designer | HGV Class 2 Driver & Trainer
    • James Sanders is a veteran of the Removals industry having worked for some of the largest removal companies in the UK. An expert at local, national and international removals he now runs Moving Circle and likes to keep things small enough to manage and maintain quality whilst providing a comprehensive range of service for its clients.

    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.