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Before the Beckenham removals service comes to your house with their vans to help you move home, you must make sure you’ve done all the necessary jobs and haven’t forgotten anything important. Here are our five top ideas to help you make sure it all goes off without a hitch.

Redirect your post

Since you’re unlikely to know who’s moving into your old home, it’s important to redirect your post. Royal Mail has a postal redirection service so you know all those bills can still reach you and you won’t miss any payments. It costs £29.99 for three months per surname and you can choose to have post sent through for three, six or 12 months.


As you pack all your belongings, make sure you label all boxes. It might seem like a pain to do at the time but it’ll save you hours when you move into your new house.

Ask the seller

Before you move, make sure that you ask your seller all-important questions like where the thermostat is, where the main stopcock is, when bin day is and which companies provide the gas, water and electricity. It might be nice to leave some instructions in your old house for the newcomers as well.

Choosing your removers

Get a number of quotes from different removal companies so you can decide which one represents the best value for you. If you have a lot of valuables, fragile belongings or heavy furniture, getting in professional removal men is certainly advisable.


Moving house is hard work and you’ll get both hungry and thirsty. We’d advise that you make some sandwiches ahead of time and make sure you’ve got plenty of bottles of water since everything will be packed up.