Using Happy Man and Van for your upcoming move, will ensure that everything will be handled carefully, with our experienced team. Often there isn’t enough time to plan in advance, but there are a few things you can do, to make sure you avoid stress on the day.
Before you start
You don’t need to leave everything to the day before the move. Consider what you don’t need to take with you, what will need careful packing, and that you are covered for potential breakages.
Here is a quick checklist to help plan ahead…
Make a list of fixtures that you are leaving.
Make a note of your removal dates and times for Happy Man and Van team and Van to arrive. It is wise these days to add these dates to your mobile phone Calendar, along with contact numbers for Happy Man and Van, your new address, and any agent involved in case you have any problems on arrival with keys, or Utility supplies and more…
If you have a garage that has been used for storage (most of us do have one of these, and the poor car sits outside) then you urgently need to sort out the contents, and make decisions about what things you can do without…maybe a tip run in the car, in advance can often save you money, as your removals Company Van, can be charged, but private cars are free. Try and avoid a last minute panic over stuff left in your garage that you don’t want.
Dismantle self-assembly furniture, unless you have already agreed that we do this for you. This can again save you a great deal of money, because whilst our porters are skilled to do this for you, it can take some hours, and again if you, or a friend, can do this in advance of moving day, then it is going to save you a great deal of money.
Kitchen appliances – arrange for these to be properly disconnected, including your washing machine, cooker and fridge. We are not allowed under health and safety to re-connect your electrical items, so again you need to do a little forward planning for reconnection.
Arrange for your electricity, gas, and water meters to be read, and inform your suppliers. Plus remember to arrange for Broadband to be moved, or discontinued.
Fridges and Freezers – We cannot move fridges that are full of frozen food, as they will melt in the van, and could leak over some of your other valuables. Run down your fridge in advance of moving day, or if there is little time left, try and arrange for a friend to keep items in their fridge, until your fridge is running again at your new home. Then you can move the food in insulated bags, without them thawing, and spoiling.
On Moving Day
Lock up any valuables somewhere safe, and carry them personally to your new home
Before our removal van departs be sure to check that there is nothing left behind.
Ensure that you have given our van driver the new address of your property, and a phone number to contact you. Agree a time of arrival.
Be sure to try and arrive at the new property with keys, before the removal van. Delays are chargeable extra to any estimate or quote, as our men and van are costly asset