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Frequently Asked Questions

Tips, Advice & Best Practices For Your Move

Preparing

  • A house move is an opportunity to get rid of belongings you no longer need. Huntingtower Removals provide a collection service for the British Heart Foundation and could benefit from items you no longer require.
  • People have a tendency to keep outdated paperwork for a very long time. Paper is very heavy so do yourself a favour and get rid of any outdated documents and shred prior to moving.
  • Make sure you have a generous supply of packaging tape, scissors, markers and labels. We can supply you with everything you need. Labelling allows us to make sure your goods end up in the correct rooms.

Packing and labelling

  • Did we mention you need packing material? Do not underestimate the number of boxes you will require. It's also amazing just how much stuff we all seem to horde.
  • Make sure you clearly mark all the boxes of their contents, what room it's for and if its heavy. Remember if you can’t lift the box then it will be very difficult for us especially in properties with stairs.
  • Ensure you use bubble wrap for more fragile items and tissues or old newspaper for packing glassware.

Moving out

  • Try to keep calm and ensure you carry all your important documents with you.
  • Ensure all taps, gas and electrical switches and lights are off and you have advised the utility companies of the meter readings.
  • We will help you double check you have left nothing behind.
  • Lock all doors and windows and collect all keys.

Moving in

  • Show us round the house and let us know where all the furniture and boxes are going.
  • Ensure you have a survival pack and have it readily available. Check our FAQ for details.
  • Take a deep breath the most stressful bit is done.
  • Designate a room for where all the miscellaneous boxes go that you can deal with later.

Frequently asked questions

You should keep a survival pack of items you may need immediately at your new home. It should include the following: Electric kettle, Mugs, coffee/tea, sugar, teaspoons, toilet paper, soap, bottle/can opener, torch, knife, cutlery, paper plates, tissues, screwdrivers, hammer, clean clothes.

Goods in transit insurance is a special type of insurance that protects against damage and loss during transit. Just as you need to protect your belongings from loss whilst they are in your home, you also need to protect them throughout the moving process. Whilst we will take the utmost care of your effects, there are circumstances outwith our control that may put your belongings at risk and this is why we include transit insurance as part of our removal service..

Huntingtower Removals quotations are valid for 14 days from the date of issue and the work is to commence within 90 days from the date of acceptance.

Huntingtower Removals provide storage solutions for any period of time from one day to an indefinite period of time

Packing up all of your belongings can sometimes feel like quite a daunting task, which is why Huntingtower Removals offer a fully comprehensive packing service. During this process we will visit your property and do a survey which will allow us to estimate the number of boxes which will need to be packed, aswell as any fragile belongings which require special packing and handling. The next step is to arrange a date and time in which our professional team will arrive with boxes, bubble wrap, tape and paper to safely wrap all of your belongings safely, ready for moving to your new home. Please note that packing is commonly done on a date prior to your move so lay to one side anything of importance which you may need prior to your removal date. This may include any important paperwork/ documentation, keys, food and medication. 

At Huntingtower Removals we appreciate that there are many factors which can affect your move. These include the signing of missives, transferring money and dealing with banks, estate agents and other buyers/ sellers. In these difficult times please be assured that, no matter how long it takes for you to get the keys to your new home, Huntingtower Removals will work with you to ensure that your treasured possessions will be delivered to your new address no matter the time of day.  

As a local, small business we feel that it is important to meet our potential clients and as such we will visit your home to take a full itinerary of the belongings that you would like moved to your new home as well as getting details of any other services you may need such as packing or storage. Generally this will take between 10-15 minutes and gives both parties the opportunity to meet and, importantly allows our trained estimator to view access points and any large or awkward furniture and means that a more accurate quote can be obtained. 

At Huntingtower Removals we aim to provide you with every available service and this includes boxes and packing material. During the initial quote our estimator will ask you if you require packing material and, should you require it we will deliver all of your packing requirements to your door at your convenience. 


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Top removal tips

Preparing
  • Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.
  • It’s useful to keep a notebook at hand to write down reminders.
  • Get in touch with utility companies to verify service start dates at your new home.
Packing and labelling
  • Label boxes on all sides so you can see what it contains in a stack without having to move everything around.
  • Clearly mark boxes containing fragile goods.
  • Pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries like you’re going on a trip for a few days.

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