City Moves’ Moving Guide & FAQs

Do you have a question about your upcoming relocation in the Wales and Somerset areas? Or perhaps you have a query about our domestic and commercial storage service? Feel free to contact City Moves to have your questions answered, or take a look at our moving guide below.

3-4 Weeks Before Moving

Whether you are moving from Cardiff to Swansea, Llanelli, Haverfordwest or to Bristol, City Moves can help you! Here is our useful moving guide that will help take some of the stress out of your move:

  • File a change of address form with the Post Office, creditors, and subscriptions
  • Contact doctors and dentists for your family’s medical records
  • Get copies of renewable prescriptions
  • Decide which items to discard or donate to charity
  • Complete a home inventory, listing each possession, date of purchase and the value
  • Notify your local utilities to have your service turned off and re-assigned to new property
  • Contact utilities at your new home for new connections
  • Decide which items you will pack and request packing materials
  • Make a floor plan of your new property to determine the placement of furniture and boxes
  • Let us know about changes to your move: household goods, volume, destination, dates, etc.
  • Make arrangements to move your plants & pets
  • Transfer Extra Care handling charge to cover fire, theft and personal property, at your new home
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Moving Boxes & Stuff

Got 1-2 weeks left till your moving date? Here’s a moving guide to help you get everything done in time:

  • Make travel (and accommodation) arrangements to your new property
  • If you are driving, be sure to check car tyres, water, oil, etc.
  • Return borrowed things and collect things you’ve loaned out
  • Service your appliances at both your current and new property
  • Dispose of flammables, such as petrol, matches, cleaning fluids/liquids, paints, bleach, pressured or aerosol cans, due to insurance purposes
  • Discontinue regular services such as newspapers, window cleaning, garden/lawn keeping, etc.
  • Arrange to have your TV antenna or satellite dish taken down and reinstalled at your new property
  • Pack items and set them aside in a designated area, ready for the relocations teams’ arrival
  • Have rugs and curtains taken down, cleaned and ready
  • Use up all of your fresh & frozen food goods, ensuring fridges/freezers are empty
  • Drain fuel from any lawn mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, making them transport ready
  • Have your move plan ready for the relocation day
  • Map out furniture placement in your new home and assign rooms

If you have any questions regarding your relocation, this is the time to get in touch with us!

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Crunch Time: Moving Guide

With but a day to go until your move day, here are our top tips to help take the strain away from your final preparations:

  • Pack a few essentials in boxes that you will need as soon as you arrive at your new home
  • Non-aerosol supplies, disposable plates and cups, light tools, snacks, bathroom items, bin bags and the kettle, sugar/coffee/tea, are top of the list most people need upon arrival at their new home
  • Take this box with you in your car to ensure that these boxes are the first ones unloaded
  • Notify the removals team to leave your hoover behind, as this is needed for your final clean up
  • This is usually the day your packing service will take place if you have opted for this service
  • Ensure all packing services have been performed before our packing team leave your property
  • Ensure your Fridge/Freezer are both empty, defrosted and cleaned ready to move
  • Please note that we are unable to move these items if they are full
  • Disconnect all appliances and drain your washing machine ready for the move

On the day of your move, our removals team will be on their way! Follow this checklist for a smooth move:

  • Be on hand when the City Moves relocations team arrives and throughout the loading process
  • Accompany the driver during inventory
  • Check the condition of your goods as they are loaded
  • Make a final tour of your home and make sure nothing is overlooked
  • Sign the bill of lading and make sure your new address and phone number are correct

There you have it, City Move’s expert moving guide to getting yourself and your property ready for the move day. From home appliances to small boxes. Don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions!

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Have a question about your relocation not covered in our moving guide? Call us to speak to one of our removals experts on 08000 30 20 90.

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