Ask the Expert About Planning Your Move

Steve has many years’ experience in the moving and storage Industry.

Mrs. R asked, ‘What advice can you give me about planning my move?’

Steve replied: “It is always advisable to call in a removal company at least 4 weeks in advance of your anticipated moving date.

“Careful organisation and forward planning can certainly minimise the stress of moving to a new home. All British Association of Removers (BAR) members, are happy to offer a quotation as soon as you consider moving. This will help you plan your budget.

“We can work from a provisional moving date and once you have a firm date, we can revisit and refine the quotation with any specific requirements you may need.

“It is our policy to turn around all our quotations within a 24-hour period. When you sign & return the acceptance we will arrange the move for you.”

Steve suggests it will be advisable to also consider the distance you will be moving. He says: “Moving longer distances or moving to a new country may mean that you need to arrange to ship items and arrange overnight accommodation. It is worth planning in case of issues such as customs and bio-security clearances, and any storage issues on arrival”.

Here are some other pointers to help you achieve a stress free move:

  • Check you have insurance cover either from your remover or house insurer covering the move.
  • Make a list of everyone who should be notified about your change of address.
  • Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure.
  • Arrange for your post to be forwarded.
  • Check the estate agent has your contact detail to arrange the hand over of keys.
  • Use a BAR registered remover.
  • For a more detailed list call or email us.


Do you have a question for Steve? Send it to or use the contact details below.

For further information or to book a free visit and quote call:
t. 01202 375069
a. Maidmans Moving & Storage, Unit 1, 2 Willis Way, Fleets Lane Ind Est, Poole BH15 3SS

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