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Local Move

Local moves are definitely less complex than long-distance moves! Hiring Pritchards Removals will take a lot of the stress out of your move. We can provide packing materials, pack your belongings for you, load and unload, and even help you set up furniture in your new home.

Here are some additional tips for a successful local move:

  • Start planning early – The sooner you start planning, the less stressed you’ll be in the long run.
  • Declutter and downsize – Get rid of unwanted items before you move. This will save you time and money on packing and moving.
  • Gather packing supplies – You’ll need boxes, tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and a marker.
  • Label your boxes clearly – This will make it much easier to unpack later.
  • Create a moving checklist – This will help you stay on track and avoid forgetting anything important.

Top Tips to Moving House

Planning and Budgeting

Make a checklist: This will help you stay organized and on track. There are many moving checklists available online, or you can create your own.

Set a budget: Moving can be expensive, so it’s important to factor in all the costs involved, including movers, packing supplies, transportation, and potential deposits for your new place.

Decide whether to hire movers: This depends on your budget, the size of your move, and how much stuff you have.

Declutter ruthlessly: This is the perfect time to get rid of things you don’t need or use anymore. You can sell items online, donate them to charity, or have a yard sale.

Logistics and Packing

Gather packing supplies: You’ll need boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers, and furniture covers. You can buy these from moving companies, office supply stores, or even get free boxes from grocery stores.

Start packing early: Don’t wait until the last minute to start packing. Pack one room at a time, and label all your boxes clearly with the contents and the room they belong in.

Pack an essentials box: This box should contain items you’ll need on moving day and the first night in your new home, such as toiletries, medications, a change of clothes, and some basic cleaning supplies.

Change of Address and Utilities

Update your address: Let important people and organizations know your new address, such as your bank, credit card companies, work, subscriptions, and family and friends.

Schedule utility transfers: Contact your current utility providers to discontinue service at your old address and set up service at your new address.

Moving Day and Beyond

Prepare for moving day: Have a plan for how you’ll get everything to your new home. If you’re hiring movers, make sure you know what time they’re arriving and what their expectations are.

Take meter readings: Take readings of the gas, electricity and water meters at both your old and new place on moving day.

Do a final walkthrough of your old place: Make sure you haven’t left anything behind and that the property is in the condition you agreed to in your lease.

What our clients have to say…


Great service every time. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. These guys don’t hang about and get your precious bits loaded up super quick and arrive safely and speedily at the other end. Tops workers every time!

Gary and Loretta

Carmen and Cox

lovely day for working in London @pritchardsremovals

Ashley Openshaw

Good experience start to finish. Rob visited promptly, provided quote and confirmed times etc. Guys (Ashley Jack) turned up early and proceeded to move items with care and consideration. Similarly unloaded items and where very happy to place / move items in new house. Great effort guys and very happy to sing your praises.

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