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How to plan a move

Moving can be coupled with starting a new job, even changing your marital status, which gives you the idea of how much of a big undertaking it is.

To help relieve you from some of the stress, The Small Move – Removals Company Swindon – have compiled a plan for you:

Getting ready

Your initial move should be deciding whether you’d like to do the move yourself or whether you’ll be hiring professionals. It’s advised to hire a company if you have a lot of heavy objects, any back conditions, are travelling a long distance etc.

Then ensure to send your change-of-address forms to utility companies, any magazines you are subscribed to, organisations, family members and friends – also your doctors and dentists etc.
Close any accounts that will no longer be of use when you use, such as library cards and gym memberships.

Make sure to research the utilities at your new address, this includes, water, telephone, television, power and Internet services.
Obtain a floor plan that will help you decide where to put phones; mark out all the electrical outlets.

Empty the refrigerator the day before the move. Take care of any leftovers, decide on what you’d like to take with you and give what’s remaining to the neighbours – remember to unplug your refrigerator and leave its door open so the moisture can evaporate.

Going it alone

If you’ve decided to not hire a moving company, pack one room at a time. Be sure to use smaller boxes for heavier items like tools, kitchen appliances and books and mark any box that contains fragile belongings, clearly.

In order to determine what size truck will be carrying your belongings, measure your boxes when you are near enough finished with your packing and utilise this information.

To keep wardrobes and dresser drawers closed, seal them with blue painters’ masking tape as this is less likely to damage the finish when it is removed.

When loading the truck, be smart about it – use up as much vertical space as possible. Place boxes that have belongings in that won’t be needed immediately towards the back of the truck, and those that will need to be first out, towards the front of the truck – stick to storing boxes grouped with their rooms to make it easier when locating a certain box.


When hiring a mover, ask around and inquire about rates, also if any conditions will require additional costs such as moves over a certain mileage or a weight limit for goods.

Regarding packing, see their price and consider doing your own packing if this will save you money

Ask about how your large and fragile items will be handled, highlight and issues that could affect access including, steep drives, small attics, staircases etc.

Prior to going ahead with that company, obtain a signed contract from them that includes price, pick-up dates, also delivery dates, your insurance and guarantees.

For details about the services The Small Move – Removals Company Swindon can offer you in this big step in your life, please visit our website!

Moving: DIY vs Hiring

You’ve bought a new house and you’re in the dilemma of whether to do your own move or hire the professionals to come and assist you.

Moving is a stressful time, and for many, hiring professionals is the simpler option as it takes away the stress of the move, however DIY is substantially more cost effective.

DIY: The benefits

Save money: One of the most common benefits of moving yourself is the financial side of te whole affair.
Hiring a company will cost money, and post buy (of the new house) many movers will not have sufficient funds.
Although you can gain a free quote from us here!

Your own clock: Another reason moving yourself is a considered option, is the ability to pack, load, and transport all of your possessions by your own clock.
Weeks can be wasted packing, and the to and fro journeys might get a little dizzying but they can be done on preferred days.

Control: An important part of the DIY side of things for many movers is exercising control over belongings and possessions.
When movers have control over their personal belongings helps brings a sense of comfort to them, which is entirely understandable.
Considering this, if a possession is broken, responsibility must be taken for that breakage.

Hiring: The benefits

Save time: Packing and moving is a lengthy process, what with all of the loading and heavy lifting and multiple trips.
Hiring a specialist removal service helps with the time process and makes the affair a much more speedier one – not to mention, having a removal team at hand does give the movers time to focus on other important tasks.

Less stress: As formerly mentioned, moving home is a very stressful process as a lot of things do need to be remembered, and there needs to be a convenient for everyone to help with the move etc.
Moving teams can relieve you of this stress thus making the move a more pleasant experience.

Professional packing: When packing for a move, the idea becomes a daunting task and all too often movers will procrastinate to avoid the task.
A benefit of hiring a removal team is that all of the packing will be done effectively and professionally, breakables will be wrapped in newspaper and bubble wrap for maximum protection and a safe journey in the removal van.

Heavy lifting services: The experts know how to lift heavy items which is ideal for inexperienced movers who do not know how to lift heavy items in the correct way.
Also, many will have special equipment to assist them with the lifting of large objects.

Skilled drivers: Many movers haven’t had experience in driving a truck or a van.
Manning a foreign vehicle doesn’t fair well when you are transporting possessions.
Removal teams are experienced in manoeuvring hefty vehicles and will happily take that responsibility out of your hands.

Moving home is the start of a new journey for all movers and however they decide to go about that change is an entirely personal decision.
For information on our removal services, please visit our website!