Who Do You Need to Inform Ahead of a House Move?

When moving home you’ll need to make a list of people you have to contact concerning your move. Whether it’s family and friends, banks or utility companies, everyone is going to start wondering where you’ve gone if you don’t tell them that you’re moving.

The internet has actually speeded up the process of contacting people, and made it cheaper to do via e-cards instead of traditional mail – allowing you to inform virtually all of your family and friends instantly and for free. A mail redirection service is also something to consider however, as some mail will still probably be addressed to you and sent to your old address.

It should be remembered that any mail redirection service will need to be set up at the Post Office as soon as possible, as it may take a week or more to come into effect.

The list you make should be broken down into sections, and this can be done by using headings. There should be a section regarding your services, one regarding your finances, one for your insurance companies, and another for various authorities. The final section should just be labelled ‘Other’ or ‘Miscellaneous’.

The name of each company should be next to the specific service provided, and next to this should be a space for the date that you notified each service, bank, company, or authority. This organisation might seem over the top, but it means you can be sure of who you notified and when should anything go awry.Continue reading

Is There A Temporary Solution To A Clutter Problem?

One of the most stressful factors in moving home is preparing your property for viewings, you find yourself undertaking more cleaning than you’ve ever attempted in your life and are flabbergasted by the amount of possessions you’ve accumulated over the years! You want your home to be pristine, light and airy to attract potential buyers and show them your homes full potential, and you don’t need to get rid of your furniture, ornaments, books, files and other possessions to do it.

Temporary Storage Is Your Key To Selling Success

You need to make your home as de-cluttered as possible so viewers can visualise their own furniture in your space, so how can you de-clutter quickly on a budget?

You can use de-cluttering your home as an excuse to finally get rid of lingering possessions you no longer need, remember not everything has to make the move with you. If you have wardrobes full of old clothes, tattered old furniture you never use or ornaments that were ill conceived gifts from your in-laws 20 years ago it might be the perfect time to pay a visit to charity the charity shops.Continue reading

What to consider when you’re moving office

The process of relocating your office to somewhere new can be challenging unless a good deal of effort goes into planning the operation. It is important to break down this process into manageable chunks and to be clear about what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. One of the great advantages of using Stokes Removals is that we can provide professional advice and assistance.

Things to Consider:

Here are just a few of the things that you should consider when moving office:

  • It is best to begin planning your relocation as soon as possible. The main reason why this type of move becomes chaotic is that it has been a rush-job.
  • Do an assessment of your old and new locations in order to discover what jobs will need to be done in order to complete the move.
  • Create a list of all the tasks that will need to be carried out in order to complete the move. You should also add a date on which each task needs to be completed.
  • Think carefully about how you are going to use the new office space. It will be a great help to create a plan – for example, where you intend to place furniture.
  • You will want to make sure that none of your office furniture or equipment is going to be damaged during the move. When you choose a professional relocation firm, you can be sure that the proper safety precautions will be taken to protect your possessions.
  • It might be a good idea to ask your team members to empty their desks and take responsibility for moving this content.
  • Make sure that you use the right packing containers to keep items like computers safe.
  • One of the most difficult tasks during your office relocation can be dealing with drawers full of files – now can be a good time to recycle any documents that are no longer required.
  • It is usually best to do your office relocation on the weekend, as this can be less inconvenient to clients or employees.

If you are planning to move office in the Leicestershire area, you will be making a good choice by choosing Stokes Removals. We have over fifty years’ experience with this type of work, and we have relocation services to suit every budget. Call us today to find out more.