Top 5 tips for moving home in London

barrow and boxesTotally Clapham has teamed up with OIS Removals London to bring you a special Top 5 tips to help you move home in London with the least amount of stress possible. We are also offering all Clapham residents a special 10% discount on your next move, just visit the Clapham Removals webpage.

1 Eat the contents of the fridge
Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, so why not get a little pleasure out of the situation? Our first tip is to make sure you deplete the stocks in your fridge or freezer before the big moving day. This insures that any delays with getting to your new home won’t mean that your food perishes along the way, saving food and money.

2 Redirect your post
An incredibly useful, yet little know service from the Royal Mail will allow you to redirect post from your old address to your new one, for a flat fee. This gives you time to tell utility companies and other dependants that you’ve moved home. If things get on top of you, its easy to extend the redirect period from the Royal Mail website.

3 Contact the council to have parking spaces suspended
This is an invaluable tip for anyone living in Clapham, or anywhere within greater London. If you require a permit to park outside of your home, or have a pay and display system, the local council will suspend the parking rules for a time – to allow you to get a removal van parked outside. You can contact your council directly, or most removal companies will be able to do this on your behalf.

4 Book the right removal service for you
If yMoving boxesour London property has two bedrooms or more and you own more than five pieces of furniture then you should book a traditional, multi-person removal service. However, if you’re a student or have a property with less than five pieces of large furniture and don’t mind helping the mover, then book a ‘man and van’ type service, which can end up saving you money.

5 Get the right price
One of the most important parts of moving home is booking the right removal company. While you never want to pay more than you have to, it’s worth remembering that you are moving the entire contents of your home (and life). So a removal firm that offers rock bottom prices should be approached with scepticism.

An experienced removal company should be able to give you an accurate quote via email or phone. Companies that insist on visiting your home before they give you a quote may just send a high-pressure salesman. OIS Removals are more than happy to give you a quote over the phone and visit in person to confirm it.

Remember, if you are looking for London removal services in the near future, then OIS Removals are offering all Clapham residents a 10% discount, just visit their website for more details.

Visit OIS Removals here or call them on 020 8944 9713

For a handy version of this guide on top tips for moving in London click here.



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