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Home Removal Guide

Moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life, but these tips might help ease the pressure a little.

Booking your van from Tuff Van Hire and then organising everything well ahead of the moving day is the best way to make sure things run smoothly. The countdown should begin six weeks before you move home.

6 Weeks Before You Move
Confirm your moving date (usually the completion date), and arrange your home insurance to cover you on the day you move in. At this point, book your Tuff Van Hire van to ensure you get the best van hire deal in Edinburgh. Fridays and bank holidays are usually in high demand, so try to opt for a mid-week moving date. Tuff Van Hire offers discount if you hire on an off-peak weekday.

Make sure there is insurance covering any damage to goods during transit. Check whether there are any exclusions as some insurance policies don’t cover goods you have packed yourself. Notify the utility companies of your moving date and arrange electricity, gas and water meter readings on your old and new property. Arrange your new telephone line/internet/satellite/cable connection.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day
Organise a time with your solicitor or Estate agents to collect your new keys and hand over your old keys. Arrange to get your mail redirected by the Post Office to your new address. Send your change of address and phone number cards or emails to friends, family, employer, school, bank, building society, pension provider, credit card company, vets, council tax, DVLA, Inland Revenue, TV licensing, etc. De-register from your GP and dentist if you are moving out of the area. Remember to register in your new locality.

Notify your local services, such as milk delivery, papers, window cleaning, etc and arrange a cancellation date. Begin packing any non-essential items, i.e spare clothes, extra crockery, books. Colour code or label the boxes per room you want them in as you go. Source and buy items for transporting your furniture and household items, you will need sch things as strong secure boxes, parcel or duck tape to tape the boxes up, marker pens to clearly label the boxes and sheets or padding to cover items then they are in transit.

1 Day Before Your House Move
Defrost the fridge and freezer. Label or colour code all the boxes and carpets with the room you want them put in. Mark boxes with any fragile items. Pack a bag to keep with you on moving day with the essentials – light bulbs, torch, fuses, loo roll, candles, matches, toiletries, underwear, cash, phone, charger and tools.

Moving Day
Unplug any of your remaining appliances. Ensure a box containing a kettle, cups, tea and bedding is loaded last of all – that way it will be the first to be unpacked. Put in a bottle of champagne and glasses to celebrate later! Label anything you want to keep with you ‘Do Not Remove’. Count the boxes before they are moved and check at your new address that you have them all.

Make it your priority once you reach your new home to make the beds and hang the bedroom curtains as soon as possible – by the end of the day you’ll be exhausted and it will be great to just relax. Don’t attempt to do all your unpacking on the first day, just unpack the essentials – and make sure there is somewhere comfortable to sit, eat and sleep. Enjoy your new home and open the champagne!

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