To help you with your home removal we have decided to offer some help. And here it is, please feel free to use the following house removal checklist while planning your move. You just need to print down this list and to put „check“ when the work is done.

House removal checklist:

  • Arrange contact number
  • Dispose of anything you don’t want
  • Start running down freezer components
  • Arrange carpet fitters for different time than removal company
  • Take meter readings book mains services for disconnections
  • Cancel all rental agreements
  • Notify doctor, dentist, optician, vet
  • Tell your bank and savings/share accounts
  • Inform telephone company
  • Ask the Post Office to re-route mail
  • Inform TV license, car registration, passport offices
  • Notify HP and credit firms
  • Make local map to new house for friends and moving company
  • Clear the loft
  • Organise parking at new home
  • Plan where things go in new home
  • Cancel milk and newspaper
  • Arrange minders for children and pets
  • Contact friends and relatives and inform of new address
  • Put garage and garden tools together
  • Take down curtains and blinds

If you are facing some problems don’t hesitate to contact professionals and ask their advice. Don’t forget to double and triple check the house removal checklist.

London is economical, cultural and business centre of the United Kingdom. It is one of the most important cities in the world. And there are a lot of people who are dreaming to move to London. But everything is not so easy. There are some advices what you should do before moving to London.

If you are thinking to work in London, first, you need to be the citizen of the United Kingdom or you need to have European Union passport. If you are not fitting any of these requirements then you need to apply for working visa.

Which part of London to choose for living?

East? North? West? South?

In east, despite the fact that in last 30 years this area experienced a lot of changes but it is full of its historic charm. It is also became good place for artist. And it is cheaper than west London.

North is very beautiful with its parks and nature. There are full of young families with kids. This area is also very popular among celebrities. In the north you can find London Zoo.

West is one of the most expensive parts of London. Probably everyone heard about regions like Knightsbridge, Kensington or Notting Hill in the north of London.

In south you can find a lot of museums, pubs, diners and even botanic garden.

Before moving to London you should think carefully what means of transportation you are going to use. Your own car or public transport. London’s public transport system is quite easy to navigate. There are the planning tool for your travels. The railway network is very wide. With it you can get to the centre of London from any airport (Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow). But they have one huge minus – it is really expensive.

For some if you it might sound funny but when you will come to London, especially if you are not English try not to call country England. It might be offending some people. You should use name United Kingdom.

Do not forget that London is really expensive city. Before moving here you need to consider if you income will be enough for your living.

If before moving to London you have never been there, do not try to act like superhero and to move all your stuff on your own. It would be best that you would contact la London removal company. They could advice you and of course help to move all your belongings.

Every part of United Kingdom has different dialects. Do not be surprised that at the beginning no-one will understand your English and you will not understand anyone either.

So, if you are really decided to move to London, for the beginning make the list of things you need to do and later just put “+”. It would be much easier to move and you will be sure that everything is going smoothly.

If one day you decide that you are finally ready to move to another place and you need to hire man and van company. But there are so many of them. So how to choose the right one? There are some advises how to find the man and van London company that suits your needs best.

  • Making list. This is the first step you need to take in you moving process.  You need this list because when you will have it, it would be much easier to contact them because then you will be sure that you are not trying to reach the same company for the second time or you have not missed anything.
  • Getting quotes. Next step is to write queries or just call to the companies from your list. Ask them what are their prices, what exact service you are going to get and when they are available to move you. Usually removal companies sales manager will try to propose to you some additional services. Do not try to stop him/her from it. Maybe they will suggest you some services that you even thought about, for example packing, which can be very exhausting.

Also, majority of sales managers will be able to say you just the standard prices. Tell them as much possible details about your removal plans that they could give you the more exact proposal according to your needs.

  • Giving yourself time. Do not expect that getting quotes is very fast process. Contrary, it might take about two weeks to get all the information you need. When you will get all the quotes you were expecting, do not hurry up to pick up one or another company just right away. Give yourself time to think, to consider all pros and cons. Of course, before giving yourself time you should be sure that on that day when you are ready to move the man and van company will be able to provide you their services, that they are not fully booked.
  • Providing details. When you decide which company to choose you need to tell them all the details of your removal. Such information like on which floor do you live, is there any elevator or not, if they will need to use stairs, so how many stair treads there are and so on is inevitable for removal company to know. So do not forget to provide them all this information if you want to move your stuff as smooth as possible.
  • Insuring. Some removal companies are providing insurance for your belongings during moving. But if the company which you have chosen is not providing one make sure to insure you thing by yourself. You can never know what can happen.
  • Negotiating. Majority of removal companies are flexible to their clients. Try to negotiate with them for better price. But do not forget that moving during peak times, such as on weekends or after school are more expensive and company might not be interested to negotiate with you.
  • Double checking. Do not forget to check the company that you have chosen. First, ask you relatives and friends if they have heard anything about that company. Then try browsing the internet. If they are cheating or their services are not qualified you will definitely find a lot of information about that. Also you can check The British Association of Removers or The National Guild of Removers and Storers websites for more information.

After you have implemented all these actions you are ready to move. If you have asked for packaging services then you can relax for a while, if not – start packing all your wealth.