Our Moving Home Checklist is here to help.

With some guidance and this 8 week checklist your up and coming move will run smoothly and you will be enjoying your new home in no time!

To ensure we have understood the nature of your move we have also put together a briefing document
Click the button to download our free briefing document, which you can fill out and send to us before your big day.

Thornbury Removals Moving house checklist:

As you would expect from a professional removals company, we use the best quality packing materials to secure your items for transit. Thornbury Removals know that your items are precious to you and we will treat them carefully, not just whilst packing, but all the way to their new destination, where we will just as carefully unpack them for you. We will treat your belongings as if they are our own.

Thornbury Removals are experienced in wrapping fragile items such as mirrors, glass, china and paintings and we have furniture covers and transit blankets for upholstery, mattresses, tables, white goods, pianos and antiques. We will keep your important documents separate and hand them to you at the destination.

If you prefer to pack yourself we can provide all the boxes you need and will deliver them to your door. You will find Thornbury Removals are fairly priced on packing materials and use only the strongest cardboard boxes. It can make all the difference on your moving day.

If you have asked Thornbury Removals to visit you for a quote or to plan your move, let us know if you wish to pack yourself. We can tell you exactly what you need and will make sure it is all with you in good time. Contact Thornbury Removals on 01454 480021 or use the online form and you could save £££’s on your removals and storage needs.

  • Make sure to book Thornbury Removals well in advance to ensure the removal company is available for your preferred time.
  • Start your packing much earlier than you think you will need – it’s amazing how much time it takes to box things up and you want to ensure the removal team is not waiting around for you to finish putting things into boxes. After all, you’ll be paying for them to stand around.
  • Keep your removal company up to date of any likely changes to your completion date. The more in the loop you keep them, the more likely they will be to work around any issues that arise – and if you end up having to cancel them on the day, you could incur a full days costs to cover their wages.
  • Talk to the removal company or the “man and van” about how you should prepare your belongings. For example, do they want to put furniture, like wardrobes, in the vehicle first? If so, making sure the wardrobes are closer to the entrance and not blocked in by boxes can save considerable time and energy.
  • Check with your household policy before you buy extra insurance –some will already cover you for moving.
  • Think about parking well in advance (if you don’t have a car, you might have to organise parking permits). Don’t forget this could apply to the home you’re moving from as well as the new one you’re moving to.
  • Advising your neighbours that a removal vehicle will be parked outside your home is also a good idea.
  • Consider access – do you need to take down furniture to get them through doorways or down stairs?
  • Don’t overfill boxes making them too heavy to carry (also, they might break). Books are a major culprit when it comes to weight – pack them in smaller sized boxes instead.
  • Under filling boxes can also be an issue, as they will crumple if stacked under heavier things.
  • Try to achieve a good balance (for more information see our Packing Guide, and mark any fragile boxes accordingly so your removal people are aware of what’s inside.

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I phoned wanting a van at the last minute and they responded with a van and two employees I forgot their names sorry turning up at the door within half an hour to help us move great job cheers

David Little

Brillant service. Very friendly and moved us in very quickly. would highly recommend.

Louise McCatty

These guys are professional and helpful, and the communication between them is great! They moved a sofa for me from my friends house to mine, and they even assembled it for me. I cannot thank them enough! They were very polite, shook my hand, and I can’t fault them at all, made the job so quick and easy! Thank you so much guys! I’d definitely be recommending you and using you again

Bethany Charlesworth

Thornbury Removals stepped into the breech when my previously booked removals firm let me down. These guys were simply outstanding and I wish I had known about them originally as I would have booked them. Thank you all at Thornbury's, you have been absolutely fab!

Jane Lawson

Very professional service moving offices around. Highly recommend. Thanks Paul and the team.

Bobby Costello

Fantastic service today - all the guys were extremely professional and super friendly. Nothing too much trouble despite them having to negotiate lots of stairs and a bit of a trek at both ends! They really made moving day enjoyable for us. Highly recommend!

Jenny Mayes

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