Our Moving Guide and Checklist
Are you in the process of or thinking of moving house? At Hallam Removals, we know that moving house can be overwhelming and stressful. This is why we have put together a no-nonsense checklist to help with all the essentials to get you moving to your new dream home.
How Far in Advance Should You Plan a Move?
It is advisable to start your planning at least 2 months in advance to give yourself time to declutter, arrange for a removal company, and pack. Very early on, go round your home from “head to toe” and find those items that you no longer need. Take those that cannot be reused to your local tip.
Sell those that are good or get a local charity organisation (E.G. British Heart Foundation) to collect them for free. Decluttering may significantly reduce the price you pay for your removal. Create a checklist of what you need to do and tick off tasks as you do them or use our checklist.
Checklist for Moving House
We have created a brief checklist to help you tick off all the necessary actions to take before taking the next big step in your life. The checklist includes:
- Organising your move-in company
- Checking how your move-in van will be able to access your home
- Checking removal provider’s contract and insurance policies
- Creating an inventory of all your furniture and pieces that need moving to assess damage before the move-in process
- Contacting companies to update them with your new address
- Running down the contents of your freezer
- Rearranging your phone, TV and internet service
- Taking meter readings for both old and new homes
Feel free to check out our more detailed checklist here.
Need More Storage Space?
We get it; the prospect of moving house requires a lot of space and planning. If you don’t think that all your stuff will fit into your new place at first, you can always book a storage unit. This will help hold your belongings until you find more storage space for them.
We offer an array of storage options in Sheffield for you to take advantage of. If you need larger items of furniture to be held, we provide furniture storage options to make your move as hassle-free as possible.
We don’t just cater for home removals but also expand our storage services to include student storage as well as office storage. If you have a business in or around Sheffield, Hallam Removals can help secure your commercial furniture and equipment while you make your move.
Hallam’s Removal Service
Here at Hallam Removals, we ensure that moving house is as easy as possible. Although we are based in Sheffield, we also offer our services to surrounding areas such as Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and more!
With our domestic removals process, we offer a home visit, which involves a visit from our friendly surveyor who will note down what needs moving. After everything has been noted down and dismantled, we provide a packing service which will ease the stress of having to get everything wrapped and packed. If you choose to do it yourself, ensure fragile items are securely packed.
Order your packing material or get the removal company to deliver it. It is advisable to get your material from a removal company because you won’t have the problem of buying too much material as you will only be charged for what you use. We deliver and collect excess material free of charge.
What to Look for when Hiring a Moving Company
Using a service a friend or family member has used and recommended is the best way to decide which company to choose. If not, customer reviews combined with what a company says they can offer are a good start.
Select a handful of companies based on this. Contact these companies and book a survey. Discuss your requirements with them and find out what they can offer. Once you’ve received all the quotations, make your choice based on competitiveness and standard of service.
Areas We Cover
Our professionally trained staff have been moving locals across and beyond South Yorkshire for years, becoming one of the most trusted removal companies Sheffield. We have helped complete many short-distance moves to and from:
As your moving company, our priority is to make your move as simple and hassle-free as possible. We will get you where you need to be, no matter the distance. Get in touch to discuss your plans and requirements. Have more queries? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.
Why Choose Us?
There are a multitude of reasons to choose Hallam Removals as your Sheffield removals company – whether it’s our accolades for being a Top 3 Removal Company for two years in a row, our free, no-obligation quote, or our outstanding customer service.
- Fully Trained Staff
- Free No-Obligation Quotes
- Top 3 Sheffield Removal Company
- Commercial & Domestic Services
- Standard Insurance
Our Storage Solutions
We offer a range of storage solutions for commercial and residential clients. Find which service suits your needs best and get a quote from us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can provide you with all the necessary packaging supplies, delivered at no cost to you. After the move, we’ll even take out all the packing supplies and recycle anything that can be reused.
We are happy to assist you if you require long-term storage. You will also be able to keep expensive or unusual furniture in our storage for as long as you require.
No. You will need to disconnect your appliances before moving out.