Removals & Storage: Preparing for your Move

When preparing for a house move, along with the usual considerations, such as estimating the amount of stuff to move, size of van and number of removal men needed, there may be one or two other considerations to think about. Billericay Removals can give help and advice on every aspect of you move in Essex, like sorting an itinerary, wrapping, packing and insurance whether your move is within the UK or abroad.

Ensure that your removals company know about any special or fragile items to be moved, this could include plants, antiques, art or IT equipment. Make sure you give your removal company a some notice, at least one month, then you will be sure they are available and the date can be confirmed nearer the time. Contact your service providers like gas, electric, telephone and internet, and let them know that you are moving, you can also arrange in good time to keep your existing phone number.

As your moving date approaches, run down your food stocks, especially with your fridge and freezer. These appliances are not designed to be moved while containing food or drink items, and should be emptied and thoroughly defrosted for the move. You can package and transfer some of your food yourself, although it should be noted that food deterioration is unlikely to be covered by any insurance.

Domestic, Commercial & Business, Packing, Lists, Itineraries & Access to your New Location

Curtains and carpets can be removed if arranged, and taken to your new home along with your other belongings, they are then ready for you to fit. Remove any light fittings that you wish to take, as your removal company are not qualified to do this. Clothes and other light items may be left in drawers, although heavier objects such as tools or books should be packed separately.

Consider if there are any probable difficulties for your removals company, such as restricted access or parking. This is relevant to both locations, and includes things like, overhanging trees, narrow streets, small doorways, awkward or spiral stairways. Your mover will need to know if you are moving to a flat or anywhere with several floors and if there is a lift etc. Its a good idea to inform neighbours or others using the lift that it may be busy on the day. A spare key is handy for the foreman to gain access in the event that the van arrives before you, this allows the movers to get on with unloading. Give clear directions and possibly a map of the new location to your mover, you may like to draw a colour coded floor plan so that they know which boxes to leave in each room.

Young children and pets are perhaps better being looked after by relatives or friends during the move, although older children will usually enjoy helping. If it is not possible to move your home contents directly to their new location you may consider temporary storage. Billericay Removalshave a quality range of reasonably priced storage units giving you convenience and flexibility.

Brentwood Museum, Essex, Themed Exhibitionsimage_11

Brentwood Museum is housed in a charming little 19th century cemetery lodge, which in the past was home to the sexton and his wife and children. Among the fascinating articles on display, are collections of household items dating back to the 1870’s. These interesting objects demonstrate how life was managed many years ago, and how new labour saving devices and technology had a positive impact upon the family and particularly the housewife. It shows how much time had to be put into simple day to day living activities like washing, shopping and preparing meals.

Brentwood Museum has insightful information on how people spent any leisure time they may have had, and how reading gave way to radio which eventually gave way to television. Brentwood Museum is entertaining as well as educational and holds regular themed exhibitions. These have included electrical household appliances from the 1930’s, tools of the trade from offices etc, costume and fashion, ideal home 1920’s ‘must haves’ and children’s toys, games & hobbies from a bygone age.

Shenfield, Essex, Commuter Access to London, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary image_12

Shenfield is an outer suburb of Brentwood, Essex, and is extremely popular due to its ease of access to London and its fine balance of excitement and tranquillity. Stunning properties and gardens set in wide leafy roads are a feature of Shenfield, as are a selection of good quality state and private schools.
The area has a variety of shopping, leisure facilities, sports opportunities and is surrounded by gorgeous open countryside.

Not far from Shenfield is the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Brentwood, where all of the family will be delighted at the range of animals they will see. The dedicated staff at the sanctuary care for around 200 animals, making them safe, fed and happy. The resident animals include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chickens, geese, guinea pigs, cats, chinchillas and more. Many have amusing and unique characters. The charity is supported by celebrity singer Leona Lewis and has an ongoing list of events such as summer clubs and craft fairs.

Shenfield Station

The new rail system into London using Shenfield station went fully operational in December 2018. This has already started to increase the popularity of Shenfield as a commuter location. Rail upgrades carried out by Network Rail have prepared the Great Eastern Mainline for the introduction of new, wider trains on the Elizabeth line between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. The trains will feature air conditioning and each carriage will have three double doors.

Shenfield station has been modified in order to handle an increased passenger capacity, due to the extension from Essex to the central tunnels. All aspects of the junction at Shenfield have been improved, which will allow free passage of services through the junction. Delays will be vastly reduced, as trains will not have to wait for others to pass. Signals, tracks and overhead power lines all received upgrades. Remodelling included the addition of 5,000 metres of new track along with 26 track switches to improve operation.

As part of this extensive project, work has taken place across other stations running between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. This includes the installation of new lifts at Maryland, Seven Kings and Manor park for added accessibility. Shenfield Station has also benefited from substantial waiting room improvements.

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