Moving in Brighton made easy
If you are looking for a great guide to help move then check out our article below about moving in Brighton made easy with Gold Bear Removals Brighton. Undertaking a house move is considered one of the most stressful things that you can do in your life. Next to divorce and the death of a loved one, that is! This fact always surprises us, because we know how seamless moving home can really be. With the right preparation, packaging materials and can do attitude, it can be easy!
Planning and preparation is key to a successful removals in Brighton.
We have compiled a brief list to help you with your move. This list is just as useful if you need office removals, as well as domestic.
When moving in Brighton, start by making a list of all the important names, addresses and numbers associated with the move. Get organised and write it down ahead of time and save it to one place. Either your removals list or dedicated removals notebook will do the job!
On your list write down all the utility bills that are associated both with your old home and the new house.
Notify the utility companies and take final readings for them so that your bills can be correctly calculated and you aren’t overpaying. We often hear nightmare stories of people moving house and not informing their old suppliers. Then the new tenants or owners coming in and racking up large bills in their name. Always check that your accounts are either closed down or the address changed.
Contact the Post Office and redirect your mail. This is really easy and can either be done in branch or you can download a form online and return it. Always give Royal Mail a little time to process it though so that you don’t miss any vital mail.
Get some change of address cards ready for friends and family. These are cheap and easy to create online through a business card site.
Organise a change of address for your internet and cable television services. If you are so minded, this is often a good time to renegotiate your old contracts too. You can try and get them to better your deals if you’re taking them with you.
For moving in Brighton, book the relevant companies to come and fit a cable / TV services for your new house. It can often take a surprisingly long amount of time for your providers to have an available appointment time. This means reinstated services at the new house can sometimes have a delay. The sooner the better you can sort this.
It is a good idea to put together a packing box of important items that you may need on the move day that you will keep with you. Remember a kettle and some mugs, tea, coffee and sugar. Other things to keep in your box might include: valuable items or items of sentimental value, medicines, money and credit cards, snacks, keys, towels, toilet paper, hand soap, some cutlery and crockery (can be plastic), cleaning materials, scissors, pen, matches, screwdriver, torch.
It’s always nice to leave your old home as you’d like to find it as a new owner. Remember to leave instructions for the boiler and for any appliances that are being left behind. Leave information on the location of the water stopcock and gas and electricity meters. Don’t forget to leave out window keys and keys to any outdoor buildings.
You will need to look into preparing all your white goods for transit. We do this for your at Gold Bear Removals, but when moving in Brighton some companies do not as their insurance does not cover them for such activities. Also, it’s not unusual to find that removals companies often don’t really want to get involved in plumbing. Your average hire a man and van Brighton moving in Brighton service may not be covered by their insurance for this kind of work. Always check with your chosen company ahead of time and make sure that they are comfortable carrying out this work. Or else it could end up costing you a lot more if you have to get a third party to come out and do this for you.
Alternatively, if your removal company won’t un-plumb your washing machine, you can also do this yourself. We have attached this helpful video for you which explains how to do everything.
How to disconnect a washing machine
Or you can save yourself the hassle and just go with a reputable company who will do this for you!
Moving in Brighton Made Easy: tidying and preparing for your move
You will need to have a good tidy up and sort out. It’s important to get rid of as much as possible ahead of the move. This way you won’t end up with cluttered useless items to unpack when you arrive at your new home.
Recycle or throw away unwanted items.
Empty your fridge and freezer a few days before you move and defrost. Keep only essential items, like a pint of milk to last you for the final day or two in the fridge.
Leave yourself enough time to properly sort through everything, instead of doing it just a day or two before your move. You will find that you can make some money back on the cost of moving by putting aside some time to Ebay unwanted items that are still in good condition. Or if you are really prepared, a good old fashioned yard sale always goes down well in the neighbourhood! Alternatively, you can take anything that isn’t recyclable or sellable to your local charity shop.
Moving in Brighton made easy with Gold Bear Removals Brighton, providing storage and removals in Brighton and East Sussex.