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Moving Tips

Moving home is often considered to be a distressing and stressful experience for anyone so choosing the right removal company is very important.

Our Tips When Moving Your Home

Schedule of Service

We will arrange an appointment at your convenience to discuss with you your planned move. We will explain the services we provide and agree with you exactly what's to be included in the quotation, together with a detailed Service Specification of what will and won't be included in the final move.

What to Take

Decide what you want to take early on and make sure you let P & J Removals know this before the quotation is provided. Do not put everything together in one room or area, this makes it very difficult for the P & J Removal Staff to work and it will slow us down. If you can, try to remove anything that is not going to your new home before the moving day. If you can't, then just identify the items clearly, usually by using labels provided by your mover.

Special Items

If you have something unusual and a treasured item please let us know! We will make special arrangements for plants, fine art, antiques, wine collections, IT equipment or anything else which you are particularly concerned about.

Deep Freezers

It is advisable to run down stocks as much as possible - freezers are not designed to be moved whilst loaded with frozen food. For long distance moves they will need to be completely emptied and for short trips the contents may be temporarily removed, packed in boxes and reloaded at the new home. However, please note that neither P & J Removals nor most insurers will accept responsibility for any deterioration of the contents.

The Date

P & J Removals ask that you arrange a date as far ahead as possible. Please don't guess the date as this does not help us to help you. Please keep us informed if you think we may need to react at short notice.

Main Services

We are not allowed to tamper with the Mains Services to your dwelling. Please make arrangements with your gas / electricity provider well in advance. Also, you make want to inform your telephone company and internet service provider that you are moving so you keep your existing telephone numbers and internet service.

Parking and Access

Tell us if there are parking restrictions at either location. We will make arrangements with the authorities for permission to park if required.

Multi-Storey Buildings

Tell us if you are moving to a flat or a multi-storey building and whether or not there is a lift (and how big it is!). Where possible we recommend that you make arrangements for priority use of the lift for the day.

Spare Key

Sometimes the removal vehicle will arrive at your new home before you do. If you can, give the foreman a spare key so they won't lose any time for you.

Maps & Plans

Please give the driver clear directions to your new home and a street map if possible. Also draw a floor plan of your new home and give it to us so that everything can be put in the correct room.

Children & Pets

Older children may enjoy the excitement of the move and should be included as much as possible, both during the planning and the move itself, to help them understand the reasons for moving and reduce homesickness.

You might consider having younger children and pets looked after by a relative or friend while the move is taking place.

Our Tips When Moving Your Business

Office Carpets & Curtains

If required we will take down curtains and take up carpets by special arrangement (check your P&J Removals Service Specification), but will not fit them again in your new offices.

Office Light Fittings

You should remove light fittings before the moving day as P&J Removals are not qualified to do so.

Office System Furniture

This type of furniture is not designed to be moved in its assembled form. You should discuss with us who will be responsible for dismantling it. Generally, speaking, removers would not expect to reassemble such furniture or equipment although they may under certain circumstances, be prepared to quote separately for such work. If you want this service, please contact us so we can discuss this with you.

Office Drawers

Light stationery items may be left in drawers, but heavier items such as books, files or tools should be removed and packed separately.

Our Tips When Moving Internationally

Deep Freezers

For long distance moves abroad all Deep Freezers will need to be completely emptied of their contents.

Carpets & Curtains

Your mover will take down curtains and take up carpets by special arrangement (check your P & J Removals Service Specification), but will not fit them again in your new home.

Light Fittings

You should remove light fittings before the moving day as P & J Removals are not qualified to do so.

System Furniture

This type of furniture is not designed to be moved in its assembled form. You should discuss with us who will be responsible for dismantling it. Generally, speaking, removers are not expected to reassemble such furniture, although they may under certain circumstances, be prepared to quote separately for such work. If you want this service, please discuss this with us.

Drawers

Clothes and other light items may be left in drawers, but heavier items such as books, files or tools should be removed and packed separately.

What Our Clients Say

"Everything was handled very satisfactorily and with ease, at a most stressful time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to others."

"Very courteous and efficient. Worked well as a team - made what could have been a stressful day easier."

"Good team of 2 men. Polite, friendly, helpful, punctual. Move went very smoothly with no breakages. Men worked very hard, and quickly cleared out old house. They moved all items into new home (including heavy piano) and put everything in the right rooms. An excellent service. I would highly recommend them to friends."

"We moved on an extremely hot day and the removal men were great. The move was stress free and the staff were friendly. Thank you."

"Excellent team polite friendly and extremely hard working."

"Both guys worked really hard - the house moved to had steps to go up with heavy furniture, but they handled all situations really well. Would recommend this company to others."