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Moving Tips


Moving house is known to be one of the most stressful things you can do, with the stress of organising family members, pets, finances and of course, the legals, it is no wonder that the most basic items are forgotten!

Our list of moving tips come from years of experience. By using our check list, you can rest assured that you’ll have a seamless move.

Who to notify that you are moving…

  • Bank/Building Society
  • Doctors
  • DVLA
  • Friends/Family
  • Insurance
  • Libraries
  • Post Office – redirect your mail
  • Premium Bonds
  • TV Licence
  • Utility Bills – Gas/Electricity/Water/Telephone/Broadband

What will happen?

Moving out:

Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff.

Moving in:

Make sure that you or a representative is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges.


Pets or live stock are not allowed to travel in our vehicles, on the moving days it is advisable to keep them out of the way.

Swings/Climbing Frames:

Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the nuts and bolts. If you would like us to dismantle these items, please discuss this with our surveyor.


Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.

Washing Machines:

Secure your washing machine drum and disconnect from the water supply and electric.


Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.

China & Glass:

Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier item first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.

Self Assembly Furniture:

If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard. Please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.


As I am sure you will appreciate, moving house is thirsty work and a cup of tea all round is a gesture always appreciated.


There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men. However, as with all personal service, people like to reward extra attention and a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.

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.