We will provide a free no obligation quote. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
You should book The Move It Man as soon as you know the date you require our services to avoid any disappointment.
We usualy operate from 8am to 9pm 7 days a week. If you require our services outside these hours arrangements can be made.
We cover the whole of the UK mainland for home & office moves and Cheshire & North Staffordshire for removals.
Unfortunately we are unable to dispose of items such as - Noxious Chemicals, Old Tyres, Spent Motor Oil, Poisonous Substances
If you are doing the packing yourself start as soon as you can, and certainly no later than two weeks to go. The trend lately is to exchange and complete sometimes within the same week. This means if you wait until you exchange before starting to pack you can find yourself with a mountain to climb. We know that until you do exchange you cannot be certain that the move will go ahead. So what about clearing out the attic, packing up your summer or winter clothes, in the kitchen the items you hardly use e.g. toasted sandwich maker, fondue set, soda stream (remember them, it's probably right at the back of your cupboard) even books and videos how often do you watch/read these? This will give you a chance to sort through your possessions and have a good clear out and also ease the stress when you get the call to say they want to complete in a few days time. The Move It Man will remove any possessions that you want to discard free of charge.
Contact providers including Internet account and advice them of your change of address and the date that you wish your new number to operate from. If you are not planning to to use the same service provider then you may give them a months notice, sometimes in writing. If you do not then you will be billed for a service that you are no longer using. Make sure that if your phone is to be disconnected that you have a way to contact your solicitor and estate agent on moving day incase of any problems.
Have your car(s) serviced, particularly if you are moving a long distance away. You will need to renew your driving licence and vehicle registration document as failure to notify DVLA of a change in address is an offence. For the Vehicle Registration Document complete the appropriate changes section on your registration document and return it to:
Telephone: 0870 2400010
For your Driving Licence Complete Section 1 of your paper licence* or the paper counterpart (D740) and your photo card licence and return them both to the DVLA (address above).
N.B. DVLA no longer issues paper licences. Photo card application packs are available from your Post Office.
For more information go to www.dvla.gov.uk
Notify your bank(s) of your change of address and maybe consider transferring your accounts to a branch nearer to your new home. If you have anything retained for safe keeping with your bank or solicitors please don't forget these.
Credit & Store cards
When you receive your statements, fill out the change of address form. This is usually on the reverse of the statement. Don't forget to notify any card protection insurers that you may have.
N.B. If when you are sorting through your credit cards and bank statements and you decide to throw some away, we would highly recommend that you shred them. Don't throw the shredded paper away just yet, instead keep it to use as packing around fragile items.
Let your child's school know when you intend them to be leaving, and advise the new school when you intend your children to start.
When you notify your local tax office you will need to quote your reference number, this can be found on your pay slip/P60/code notification.
Insurances & Pensions
Contact your broker or the individual companies for your Life, Motor, Medical, Pet and Contents insurance.
Doctor, Dentist & Opticians
if you are moving out of the local area you will have to de-register with them and register with new ones in your new area. Liaise with your hospital if you are undergoing regular treatment as an out patient. A really useful website to use is www.nhs.uk you can find details on this website for services in your local area, including Doctors, Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacies just by typing in your post code. Remember if you give blood please inform the National Blood Service of you change of details.
Notify the relevant authorities in both your current area and the area you are moving to. For more info go to www.voa.gov.uk
If you are intending to book your pets into Kennels/cattery do so now. Arrange for the transfer of your pet's records to the new vet.
If you move, your TV Licence must be transferred to your new address, so that you will still be registered as licensed. It's a simple procedure: call TV Licensing on 0870 242 3349 or visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk
Once the records are changed TV Licensing won't contact you again until the current licence is due for renewal.
If your TV or Video is rented you need to contact your rental company. If they are a large national firm you can normally take your items to your new address and your records will be transferred to their nearest branch or else arrange for them to be collected.
You must be on the electoral register to vote at elections. You are not automatically registered, even if you pay Council Tax. You need to fill in a form as soon as you can to be able to vote in the elections this and much more is available at www.electoralcommission.org.uk
Contact your existing and new electricity companies. Advise them of your new address and date of move. Give at least 48 hours notice.
Contact your existing and new gas companies. Advise them of your new address and date of move. Give at least 48 hours notice.
At least 48 hours notice is required by both your existing and your new authority to arrange for disconnection and re-connection of supply.
Now is the ideal chance to return any library books that you find, no matter how long you have had them. Also advise them of your new address.
You can have your mail re-directed by the Post Office. This can be arranged by post. Just pick up a form at the post office, they require seven days notice.
Empty, defrost and dry out your fridge / freezer, this is most important if your furniture is to go into store or over a long distance. If you don't do this it will defrost on its own in the back of the removal van, leaking over everything around it. Please remember food stuffs cannot be moved into store. If you have been quoted to have your freezer moved with the contents still inside (will only apply to short distances) put the contents into polythene bags so they can be lifted out while carrying the freezer and placed back inside with the minimum of fuss.
Go through the kitchen cupboards and throw out anything that is out of date, also while you are there check to make sure all the packets, bottles and jars are sealed tightly to avoid spillage.
Pack valuables and documents and put in a safe place.
If some of your furniture is to be delivered to more than one destination, confirm with the receiving parties the delivery date and time.
Aim to finish the packing today, apart from a few essentials in the kitchen and bathroom. You will feel so much better when you can see the end is finally in sight. Don't forget to clearly mark the boxes with the room name you would like them to end up in.
Dismantle & Disconnect
Unless you have arranged with The Move It Man, you will be expected to dismantle any self-assembly furniture that cannot be moved out in one. Take down curtains and any fixtures you are intending to take with you. Make sure you have disconnected the washer and fitted the transit brackets to secure the drum. Defrosted the fridge / freezer unless you have arranged to have these moved with the food inside, if this is the case pack the contents into bags so they can be lifted out quickly.
Make up a box of refreshments for the next day, bearing in mind that your cooker may be disconnected or in the back of a removal van. Include tea, coffee, sugar etc, and the most important item of all, the kettle, you will have to keep the refreshments flowing as moving house is very thirsty work. A selection of cold drinks is also a good idea. Mark on the box "kettle things" or "brewing tackle" and it will be guaranteed to be last on, first off the van.
Make up a box in the bathroom and put in the toiletries that you aren't using. Leave this box open to put in all the other toiletries tomorrow morning after everyone has got up and cleaned their teeth, you can then seal it up.
Anything outside that you can move, try and put either inside the garage or in a dry place, there is nothing worse than putting soaking wet outside furniture into a removal van along with all your other furniture.
If you have difficulty parking outside your house, it could be a good idea to park your own car(s) outside so that your removal van will be able to park outside. Remember the van needs more room than its own length to maneuver large items.
Make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged up for tomorrow, you are probably going to need it.
Drop the children off or organize a corner of the lounge with some of their toys and a few treats. Older children may want specific tasks, like packing up their own personal box or put in charge of making sure cupboards etc are empty.
Finish packing the toiletries box, and then take everything out of the bathroom that you want to go. You can now put all the bits and bobs that you don't want the removal men to take in the bathroom and shut the door.
Strip the beds
Put the linen into a box that is clearly marked or bin liners, these usually end up being placed on top of your bed at the other end. If you are having the packing done just fold the linen and leave on top of the beds so they can be easily packed.
The van arrives
The Move IT Man will introduce themselves and their crew. Show them around the house and tell them exactly what is to go and what isn't. If you have emptied the bathroom of articles that are to go, tell them that there is nothing to go out of there and shut the door.
Most important, moving house is very thirsty work for everyone involved. Keep the kettle boiling and the biscuits flowing.
Check every where
Once the van is loaded, take a walk around with The Move It Man to ensure that all the items to be moved have been placed on the van. This is your responsibility to make sure nothing is left behind. Check behind doors, in cupboards and on the walls. You would be surprised how often people keep looking at a clock on the wall, but never remember to take it down. Remember to tell The Move It Man which old possessions or rubbish you want them to remove and they will arrange it free of charge.
Load up your car(s). Have a last good look around for anything you might have forgotten. Check that all the windows and doors are locked when you leave.
Remember to take meter readings from both your old and new homes.