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Top Tips for Moving to France; Part One

Aug 21. 2019

Planning a move to France and need a few pointers to help avoid any hiccups along the way?

We’ve compiled a few pieces of advice on some of the most pertinent aspects of moving to France to help prevent any last minute problems occurring during the move.

Here’s part one of our two part guide:

1. It’s a wrap: If you are packing yourself- start this early. Don’t be tempted to put it off. It is also worth investing in the best packing materials. You can often purchase British Association of Removers standard packing materials from your mover. How much packing the mover does depends on your quotation and/or service specification. If you are paying for a total service, leave it to the professionals.

2. Setting a date: arrange the moving date as early as possible and notify your removal company as far ahead as you possibly can. Avoid cancellations or postponements as much as you can add to the costs.

3. Run down supplies: Plan ahead and run down food stocks in the weeks/ days ahead of the move, else you’ll find there’ll be quite a waste. Defrost your freezer thoroughly. Some removal companies, like Burke Bros Moving Group, have partnerships with charities whereby they can donate any non-perishable food items that customers don’t want to take with them on moving day. Speak to your removal company to see if they run such schemes.

4. Fragile: If you have possessions which require special attention, for example, are concerned about moving any items such as plants, fine art, wine collections or antiques, discuss them with your remover well in advance. They will advise you on how they will take care of these items and give you an idea of cost.

5. Making connections: Removal companies are not permitted allowed to tamper with mains services, so make the necessary arrangements with gas and electricity boards well in advance of your move. Moving into premises with no heat and light will make the day far harder, particularly if your move is during the winter when the temperatures plummet and there are less day light hours to unpack in.

Don’t miss part two of our guide here

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