Removal Tips

Some helpful advice to help you with your move

Moving house is said to be the next most stressful thing after a family member dying. Since you are probably buying and selling at the same time, you are bringing two sets of estate agents and two sets of solicitors in to the equation. Issues with the paperwork could come up that derail the whole process.

Try as you will not to get too attached to the place you want to buy, just in case it all falls through, but then again, it’s probably the most money you’ll ever spend, so you’ll most likely get emotionally evolved.

Let’s hope it all goes well for you and the sale and purchase all goes smoothly. Brighton Home Removals staff are ready at the end of the whole process, just when a discreet, considerate and experienced removals or storage service is most needed.

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Suggested checks

Here are some suggested checks you should make before your removal day…


Arrange disconnection and reconnection of the following:

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Broadband

Postal services

Redirecting your mail makes sure it moves with you and it also ensures you don’t miss important documents like bank statements or personal documents which can help protect you from identity fraud.

Unique items

  • Organise special instructions and procedures for precious and private items


  • Check insurance details and policies and report changes

General Removal Tasks

Being organised and using forward planning will minimise the stress of moving house, so we’ve created a  moving home checklist starting six weeks before your moving day.

Six weeks in advance…

  • Confirm moving date
  • Notify landlord your moving date if applicable
  • Check home insurance
  • Get a written removals or storage quote
  • Get removal company references and check their insurance. See our accreditations…
  • Book storage if required
  • Notify utility companies
  • Have a clearout – use eBay, charity shops, recycling, car boot sales, friends etc
  • Clear your loft
  • Hire a skip if you have a lot to clear
  • Order any new furniture, carpets etc for delivery for when you move in

Two weeks in advance…

  • Non-essential items such as books, clothes etc pack into boxes
  • De-register from doctor, dentist and optician if applicacable
  • Arrange for your post to be forwarded via Royal Mail
  • Notify regular delivery services – milk, newspaper etc.
  • Arrange for children and pets to be looked after
  • Document alarm system codes, stop and shut-off valves for new owners
  • Create a list of everyone who should know about the move
  • Send out change of address cards / ecards
  • Finalise removal day arrangements with removal company
  • Confirm arrival times and make sure removers have directions to new address
  • Arrange collection of new home keys from the estate agent
  • Notify bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders
  • Pack boxes with care and label contents and new location

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