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Moving to France Top Tips; Part Two

Aug 22. 2019

Here’s the last second part one of our two part guide on planning a move to France and how to best avoid any problems during the move.

Curtain call: Your mover will take down curtains/blinds by prior arrangement – but will not put them back up again or lay fitted carpets. Check your quotation and/or service specification to ensure you are clear on this.

Going up: If you’re moving into or out of a flat or apartment, you will to have priority for the lift. If the lift is only small or non-existent, ensure that you warn the remover in advance, as they will need to take this into account when planning the move. Don’t leave it until the van arrives on moving day.

Drawers: As movers, we are often asked by customers if they need to empty out drawers. Our advice is to leave them as they are, as long as they are not over full, but don’t lock them.

Have a spare key: It is very common for the van to be at the house before the owner is there. If it’s possible, give a spare key to the remover as any waiting time will add to your costs.

Spatial awareness: As a guide, we advise that a moving van requires about 50 feet of parking space. The closer the van can park to your property, the better for a more efficient and safe removal of possessions. It’s important to discuss with your chosen mover if the access to your property is difficult or if there are small doorways or spiral staircases etc which could affect the removal crew’s movement.

We’ve moved countless families to and from France and have decades of experience. Our European office run regular, weekly services to and from France. For further information contact us on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk. Our dedicated webpage on services to France can also be found here.

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