Moving Tips!

Research has shown that moving home is one of the most stressful life events.

Not only is there the initial stress of viewing houses and having to show strangers around your own house, but also the inevitable tension and anxiety of the build up to the actual day of the move itself — and that is where Move It! Man & Van hire can help.

Established in 1990, a specialist removal, rubbish and house clearance company, serving Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas, that in twenty-two years has earned a reputation for an honest, very competitive and reliable service.


Our Top Moving In Tips

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. 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

Confirm your moving time and ensure the removal company have directions to your new house and your mobile phone number. 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.

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, so the removal firm will know to take special care. 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! Keep your essential bag out of the way of the removers, such as in the car, and label anything you want to keep with you 'Do Not Remove'. Count the boxes before they are moved and check when they are delivered to 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!