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Why Choose Us?

As the leading removals company in the South of England, Now We’re Moving has extensive experience when it comes to managing successful removals projects.

Our experienced team of packers and movers has put together a list of handy hints and tips to help you eliminate as much stress as possible on moving day, and make sure your house move succeeds without a hitch!

Start planning your move at least 8-12 weeks before your desired moving date, if you’re able to. This will provide you with sufficient time to research removal companies, gather quotes, and schedule your move at a convenient time. Early planning also allows you to notify your current landlord, if applicable, and to make any necessary arrangements at your new residence.

A comprehensive moving checklist should include tasks such as notifying utility companies, updating your address with banks and other institutions, and packing essentials. Organise the list by priority and timeline to ensure that everything gets done in a timely manner.

Go through your belongings room by room and sort items into categories keep, donate, sell, or recycle. A decluttered home will make packing and unpacking more efficient, and it can also save you money on moving costs as you’ll have fewer items to transport.

Secure sturdy boxes in various sizes, bubble wrap for fragile items, packing paper for wrapping delicate items, packing tape to seal boxes, and permanent markers for labelling. If possible, use wardrobe boxes for clothing on hangers and specialised boxes for items like electronics or artwork. Here at Now We’re Moving, we can provide a complete range of specialist packing materials to suit your needs.

Write a brief description of the contents and the room it belongs to on the top and side of each box. This will help you and your removals team to easily identify where each box should be placed in your new home, making the unpacking process more efficient.

This box should contain items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home, such as toiletries, medication, clothes for a few days, important documents, phone chargers, and basic tools for assembling furniture. Make sure this box is easily accessible and clearly labelled. It should also be one of the last things you pack or, if you’re able, you should keep it with you in case there are any problems with your move.

Take apart large furniture pieces, such as bed frames and desks, to make them easier to transport and move into your new home. Place hardware (screws, bolts, etc.) in a labelled bag or container and attach it to the corresponding furniture piece, or keep all hardware in a central location and label each bag accordingly.

Wrap delicate items individually using bubble wrap or packing paper, and place them in sturdy boxes with additional padding. Use dividers for glassware and dishes, and consider using blankets or towels as additional cushioning. Mark these boxes as “fragile” and indicate which side should be facing up.

Research several removal companies and read reviews to evaluate their customer service and experience handling similar moves. Request quotes and ask questions about their services, such as packing assistance, specialised equipment, and insurance coverage. Now We’re Moving is a trusted choice for various removal projects in the UK.

Share important details regarding your move, such as access points, parking restrictions, and special handling requirements for your belongings. Maintaining open communication ensures that your removal team is prepared and can efficiently execute the move.

Confirm that your chosen removals company has comprehensive insurance coverage to protect your belongings during the move. Additionally, review your home insurance policy to see if it provides coverage for your items during transit, and consider purchasing additional coverage if necessary.

Ensure all items are packed and ready for the removals team on moving day. Clear pathways and entrances, both inside and outside your home, to facilitate easy access for the movers. Also, have a plan in place for children and pets to minimise distractions and ensure their safety during the move.

And that’s it! That should be everything you need to think about to eliminate as much stress as possible on moving day, and ensure that your belongings arrive at your new premises in one piece.

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For A Stress-Free Moving Day In The South of England, Call Now We’re Moving Today

Our experienced, professional removals team will provide you with a detailed and personalised plan to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. We handle all transport, packing, labelling and unpacking requirements associated with the relocation – so you don’t have to worry about anything.

For a free quote, or advice on how you can make your move as stress-free as possible, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.