Tips for moving

You'll be surprised how much time and effort moving can take. Even with our experts on hand, getting ready for your move will always take longer than you think.


Follow our tips to help the whole process go more smoothly:

Tip 1:

Preparation and planning are essential components of a successful, cost-effective move. Think about how much time it will take to pack (and then add at least 50%!).


Tip 2:

The easiest way to save money is to do the packing yourself. Call us for packing materials that will keep your belongings secure. Labelling your boxes will ensure you can find your essentials easily at your new house.


Tip 3:

Pack your books and other heavy objects in small boxes so that they're easier to handle.


Tip 4:

Squat without bending over and use your legs to lift any heavy objects.


Tip 5:

Dismantle larger items of furniture so that they'll fit easily through doors.


Tip 6:

Have a 'last-minute box' for things like your kettle, a few mugs, teaspoons, teabags, milk, loo roll, handwash and a towel - anything you need to get you through your first night at your new pad.


Tip 7:

Don't forget to tell all your utility suppliers, bank and other institutions about your change of address. Consider using Royal Mail's redirection service in case there's anyone you've forgotten.


These steps will reduce the time it takes our movers to load and unload your belongings, and they'll help you save money and stress on your move.


For more tips, check out: The BBC's Packing Tips or Channel 4's Moving House Checklist.