Planning Your Move

10 Things You Should Do When Planning Your Move

Try to start getting quotes between 4-6 weeks before your move date so you don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself and risk not getting a suitable booking from a quality mover.

Always ensure you receive a home visit appointment rather than estimates over the phone - a mover who gives estimates doesn't really know what they are quoting for and they may turn up under prepared and under staffed.

Ask that any costing be in writing - or risk your mover turning up and moving the goal posts and upping the price.

Request that any booking is followed up with a confirmation of booking from your mover - without which there is no legally binding contract and they don’t need to turn up at all.

Contact your neighbours in advance to tell them you are moving and ask them to leave a space for the removal van to park, a good mover should also be able to give you parking cones.

It is a good idea to number all boxes and bags and take an inventory of the amount to be moved - this can reduce the chance of any disputes regarding any loss items or missing boxes.

Keep all personal items such as driving licences, cash, credit cards passports, etc. on your person on move day as you may need them.

Keeping a survival kit of items you will need on move day such as light bulbs, a torch, first aid kit, etc. can be very handy.

Ask your mover what storage arrangements they have as it is advisable to have a contingency plan just incase legal disputes stop you gaining access and you require storage.

All flammables, paints and food stuffs/liquids are forbidden from your consignment on move day. If you pack these it may void any insurance cover your mover has in place.