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Hints and Tips when moving home or office in and around Bristol

    The Process of Moving Home

    Plan your removal well before hand, don’t leave it until it’s too late to get someone
    when you really need them. Get in touch with Get Moved. We’ll quote you a price for
    your move and keep you in our arms right from the start of the process.
    If necessary, one of our staff will call on you to look at your house, availability of
    access and the items you need to move. We’ll remind you of things like your garden
    shed or any other items you may have forgotten about.
    When we have the required information you will be given a price for the removal and
    a provisional date for the move may be booked without a deposit.


    Packing Tips

    Some of these may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many people
    forget them when they have so many other things related to the move on their mind.


  • Make Lists and Label your Boxes
    Make up a list to help you to record what’s in each box or container. Devise your own
    system but keep it simple and ensure that it will allow you to easily identify where
    everything is packed. For example you could use numbered labels and cross-refer
    these to a list or notebook. In other words you could have a box numbered "6" and a
    reference to this in your notebook listing the contents of box number "6".
  • Don’t Overfill!
    Please ensure that you do not overfill your boxes and cartons, remember that they
    have to be lifted. The removal men are fully trained but they are not supermen. Also,
    boxes that are overfilled may break under the strain.
  • Don’t Underfill!
    This may seem stupid after the previous tip but partially filled boxes may collapse if
    heavy items are placed on top of them. Try to distribute your things evenly in the
    available boxes.
  • Ensure that you have Sufficient Packing Material
    It is essential that you have plenty of paper, bubble wrap, cartons and containers.
    You will also need lots of adhesive tape. Have a look at our range of packing
  • Beware of Newsprint!
    When packing your valuable and fragile possessions please remember that
    newsprint will rub off. Ask us for our Acid Free Tissue where this may be a problem.
    Your ornaments, glassware and other delicate items can later be wrapped with
    Bubble wrap for added protection. The containers holding these items should be
    clearly marked as "fragile".
  • Consider a Colour Code System
    You may want to consider using coloured labels or otherwise marking your
    containers with a different colour for each room in the house. This will allow the
    removal men to place the containers in the appropriate room.
  • Take Care with your Soft Furnishings
    Ensure that you don’t place heavy items with sharp corners on top of sofas and other
    upholstery. These can be damaged quite easily if you do this.
  • Pack Ahead
    Start packing two or three weeks in advance. Keep only essential items aside until
    the last day or two.
  • Small Items
    Boxes are preferred to bags for small items. Bags are easily torn and difficult to
  • Suitcases and Luggage
    Where possible use your suitcases and other luggage to pack some of your things.
  • Don’t Pack Important Documents
    Remember to keep important documents aside. This will obviously include any
    documents related to the house sale and your removal.
  • Paint and other Liquids
    Ensure that any paint or other liquids is contained in leak proof containers. Pack in
    plastic bags before placing in boxes to minimise the effect of any spillages.
  • Food
    Food should be removed from cupboards and packed before the move. Ensure that
    all caps and screw fittings on jars and bottles are secured.
  • Administrative Matters

  • Telephone, Gas and Electric
    You should ensure that you have read your utility meters before leaving. You should
    also have made the appropriate arrangements with the utility and telephone
    companies for transfer of your services.
  • Essential Items
    Keep all your essential items together in a suitable box for the day of the move.
    These will include things like your credit cards, keys, wallets and mobile phones.

  • Medication
    If anyone in the household requires regular medication or items such as asthma
    inhalers ensure that these are kept safely aside. Remember that you may be working
    in dusty conditions.
  • Your Old House
    Should your old house be getting left empty for a period, ensure that everything is
    turned off and that you pass the keys on to the estate agent.
  • Scheduled Deliveries
    Remember to cancel your milk, newspapers, parcels and any other items that are
    delivered to your old house.
  • Television Supply
    Should you subscribe to any satellite or cable television services arrangements will
    have to be made to get this transferred.


    We cannot properly carry out the move without good access to your premises.
    Please ensure that you have spoken to your neighbours and where necessary,
    arranged to leave parking places clear. Also all walkways, pathways, stairs and
    passages should be clear of any obstruction to allow us free movement to your

    Finally you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to ensure that
    your move goes off without a hitch. Feel free to contact us at any time if you need
    further advice or clarification about anything related to the move. On the day stay
    cool, calm and collected and your move will be completed with the minimum of fuss
    and stress.

    Rest Assured, The Get Moved team will be on hand to ensure
    a very smooth transition!

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