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Moving Checklist: How to Relocate in a Hurry!

posted: 3rd February

Home Moving Checklist

Sometimes due to work-related or personal circumstances, you need to organise a fast house move. This is definitely not an easy job but it is not impossible. Our London moving experts have created the perfect checklist that will guide you through your 1-week of packing and planning. In addition here you can check some more pro tips on rapid home relocations.

How Much Will It Cost?

Be prepared, fast house removals are not cheap. Usually, one will have enough time to research the market and find a suitable moving company. However, when you are racing against the clock, you can’t be picky. The best thing you can do is to minimise the boxes and items you are going to take with you. This will certainly save you a couple of bucks.

You Need to Let Go of the Past

And to be perfectly honest a big part of your present as well. When you are moving in a week, you won’t have enough time to properly dispose of all pieces of furniture, clothes and toys. You need to be mentally prepared to leave a lot of your items behind. A good alternative is to give them to your friends or relatives for safekeeping or even hire a self-storage and place your belongings there until you can take them to your new home.

London Misfortunes

traffic in London

If you are moving to London, regardless of how urgent the relocation is you need to take into consideration the following important factors:

  • Weather – The majority of London based moving companies advise to always check the forecast for the day of the relocation. Make sure you have adequate protection both for you and your belongings.
  • Traffic – The capital of conjunctions London is not easy to cross. In the rush hour, you might be stuck in traffic for more than four hours. Plan ahead and take bottles of water and snacks with you.
  • Parking – This is the ultimate test when it comes to finding a place near your home to park the moving truck. You have to check all traffic regulations in advance and if needed pay a fee to ensure a safe spot for loading/unloading.

House Moving Tips

Here are some expert tips that will ensure the smooth and stress-free passing of the moving services, especially if you live in London.

  • Do not cheapen up when it comes to your packing materials. You don’t have time to seek bargains or sales. Rent a couple of reusable plastic containers from your moving company and all will be good.
  • If you are selling your old place leave strict instructions to your real estate agent. Leave them to deal with the cleaning of the place, you don’t have time to spare.
  • Make sure you have talked out all work details with your current employer. If the move is due to your job, you need to be provided with all the necessary documentation before you go to the new place.
  • Moving insurance is essential when it comes to home relocations especially when they need to be executed fast. Protect your belongings and assets.
  • Remember to change your contact information at all government agencies and your bank. Everything needs to be in order when you relocate to the new place.

Your London Movers Advise

deadline for a home move

One of the most important things you have to prepare is the essential bag. It contains everything you will need during the transportation process. To make sure you and your family arrive safely at your new London home we have created a list that you need to follow when packing one such bag:

  • Toiletries and a roll of toilet paper;
  • An umbrella and spear shoes.
  • Clean underwear and a change of clothes;
  • In the cold months you will need spear gloves, a hat, a scarf and a warm pair of socks;
  • Personal documents like birth and marriage certificates, passports, etc.;
  • Basic medicine like bandages, cough drops, syrup;
  • Your insurance contract and other documents associated with the house move;
  • The keys to your new place;

Now you are ready to have a fast and uneventful house move to London!

Download your FREE moving checklist: House Moving Checklist

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Removals for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with moving companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Removals with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.


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