Here are a few useful reminders Journeys Removals Limited thinks will help with Home Removals in and around the Sutton Coldfield area.

Ensuring your move goes to plan

Generally any type of house or office move will be known well in advance of the actual moving date, so planning ahead of your move is an obvious thing to do and essential to ensure a problem free move.

By contacting us well in advance, at least a month ahead of your move, will give us the time to explain our removals services covering the Sutton Coldfield and surrounding areas in detail and give you the time to ask as many questions as want and to iron out any queries you may have.

You will have time to go through our free, no obligation quotation, so you know what your responsibilities are during your move and what Bells of Erdington will complete during the move. This may mean you do the packing or we do, or a combination of both.

Protecting your belongings

Understand the timescales involved in terms of actually how long things take to pack, especially sensitive office equipment or valuable household items. Remember we are the removals professionals and are experienced in knowing how best to protect your belongings, using the right materials and will do it in a fraction of the time it will take you.

By planning ahead, you will generally have a wider choice of days to choose from when we are available to move your items, the later you leave it, the greater the chance we may not be available for your ideal moving date. Also, be aware that some removal days are busier than others, such as Fridays and Bank Holidays.


Use this checklist to ensure you have everything prepared for your move in plenty of time.

Four weeks ahead

Get removals estimates and book your chosen firm
Order packing cases and materials
Order new curtains/carpets for the property
Plan where furniture will go and dispose of unwanted items
Book the days needed off work
Declutter and throw out what you don’t need

Two weeks ahead

Inform utility companies that you’re moving
Complete the Post Office mail redirection form
Inform TV signal supplier and TV licence
Begin packing non‐essentials – start outside or at the top of the house
Run down the freezer
Get your phone number redirected

One week ahead

Inform the people on your finance and medical lists
Tell your council and ask for a statement on your council tax
Inform the car and household insurance firms
Send out change of address cards to friends and family
Organise who will look after pets or children during the move
Transfer into pots any plants you’ve said you will be taking

Two days ahead

Defrost the freezer
Prepare a box of moving day essentials
Set aside things you will be transporting
Disconnect dishwashers
Label items and keys for the new owner

Moving day

Strip the beds
Lay down sheets to protect floors
Set aside your vac for last-minute cleaning
Label where boxes and furniture should go in your new home

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