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Looking to Relocate? Read Our Handy Guide First

Relocating is a decision not to be taken lightly after all moving house is a stressful enough affair, so upping sticks and moving to an entirely new area is bound to set the butterflies going.

Whatever your reasons for relocating, whether it’s a new job, love or just simply because you want a change of scenery, chances are if you’re reading this that you’ve already made the decision; now you need to put the plan into action.

One of the first things you’re going to want to do is organise your belongings and make yourself a plan. Having a clear checklist on your head is a good way to help avoid unnecessary stress, if you’re struggling to formulate a plan then Bell & Sons can offer you expert advice on how to best approach this. In the meantime, the following tips could help you with planning your big move.

Sort through your belongings

Relocation is a good excuse for a sort out! Going through all your belongings and getting rid of things that you no longer need, use or wear can be good for your own headspace and make moving loads lighter. You’re relocating to have a fresh start. Keeping hold of things that simply clutter your living space will make your new home feel less like a fresh start and more like chaos.

Plan your packing schedule

Create an inventory of your belongings, this will help you organise your packing rota as well as keep tabs on things come the day of the move. Try organising your items by usage, from least used through to most. This way you will avoid packing things you will need too early and avoid having to reopen all your neatly packed boxes.

Start your packing earlier rather than later

Leaving your packing to the last minute is a sure fire way to heap the pressure on your shoulders and cause you to pack in a disorganised manner. This will have a knock on effect when you reach your destination at the other end when you find yourself furiously piling through boxes to find items that you need.

Get a quote from a reliable removals company

Whether you’re moving across the country or even internationally, Bell & Sons can provide you with a free quote to all destinations. We can offer full and part loads to the continent and further afield with the option of either sea or air transportation.

Make yourself at home

Once you reach your destination it’s import to make sure you settle. Introduce yourself to your neighbours and work colleagues. Go out and experience the local area and culture (particularly if you are moving overseas). Joining local activity and community groups are perfect for making new friends.

You can find more information on relocating on our UK, European and International removals pages. Need help with packing? We can help you with all aspects of your move. Call us today or email us for a quote and get your relocation underway.


Ross Glew

Your removal men were a pleasure to work with - I have no hesitation in highly recommending your company.

Pete Green

The removals guys are exceptional & will go above & beyond to help your move go as smooth as possible. I recommend them as much as I can.

James Frost

The service from first contact was excellent. Your staff are supportive & extremely helpful at all times. We would certainly use you again!

Shradha Brown

Just wanted to say thank you to your team for providing such an excellent service. They were extremely efficient, helpful and made the move so much easier for my family. Please pass on my thanks to all and I shall definitely leave positive reviews about the service I received and recommend you to all of my friends and family.

Jyoti Patel

The service provided by Bell and Sons was second to non. The removal men were so friendly and so accommodating. Moving house is a stressful process, we can 100% say that the actual move day wasn't. The removal men from Bell and Sons took away all the stress. Fantastic service and I would highly recommend them. We have personally used them four times now and never had a problem.