Almost everyone finds that they need to move home at some time in their lives and often on many occasions. This may be when they buy their first home, move to a larger house as the family grows, have to relocate for a new job or maybe wish to down size once they have retired. If you are looking for removal companies, White & Company have been based in Orpington for over 145 years and can provide a full removals and storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide for a local move, anywhere in the UK, Europe or to an international destination.
House removals are one of the most stressful life events with the average person moving home five times during their lifetime. With 61 per cent of people placing the ordeal at the top of their stress list, it is essential to use a reputable company to carry out your house removals. Ideally it is always advisable to choose a removals company that is a member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, to make sure the company you choose meets the highest standards within the removals industry.
White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Tel: 0203 582 9878 for a free moving quote
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
There are a number of things, which you can do to ensure everything runs smoothly.
House removals Orpington tip 1: Hire a reputable removal company
Hiring the right removals company will make all the difference, if you’re after a stress-free moving day. Consider if you would like them to take care of all the packing, some of it or whether you would like to pack yourself. White & Company have been based in the area for over 140 years and provide a full removals & storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI White & Company can provide for a local move to anywhere in the UK, Europe or to any international destination: www.whiteandcompany.co.uk
House removals Orpington tip 2: Book your removals company as soon as possible
Dependent on the time of year you are looking to move, planning ahead and booking your removals company is key to a stress free day. If you moving during the busy summer months, you will need to give at least four weeks notice in order to secure your booking.
House Removals Orpington tip 3: Get someone to look after young children
Because moving house can be very stressful and also a very emotional time, it is best to get someone to look after young children, so they do not become bored or fractious. The same goes for pets, it is best to arrange for them to go into kennels or a cattery as they often become disorientated.
House Removals Orpington tip 4: Make sure everyone is informed
As soon as the removals team arrives, make sure they have your mobile number and you have a number to contact them in case of an emergency. You should also have the numbers of your bank, estate agent and solicitor. Also make sure you have arranged a time to collect the keys to your new house.
You will also have to inform all your utility companies that you are moving and perhaps select different suppliers at your new home.
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House Removals Orpington tip 5: Pack a survival box to go with you in the car
This should include tea, coffee, milk, kettle and mugs. Some snacks, a can opener and some eating utensils. Some basic tools and a first aid kit along with any necessary instruction manuals for the appliances you are moving. It is also wise to carry on your person any medication you may need.
House Removals Orpington tip 6: Start moving day early
This is the day to set the alarm and get started early, as there will be a number of things you will need to do. Start by stripping the beds and packing up last minute things. Dismantle furniture, take photos of energy meter readings when you leave and also when you arrive at your new home, to avoid being overcharged. Taking pictures of wire fittings on electronic equipment such as computers will also help you set them up properly when you arrive. Set aside the hoover and cleaning equipment for your last-minute clear up before you leave the house.
House Removals Orpington tip 7: Make sure your removalist has storage space available
Often when you move into a new property you may want to redecorate or carry out building works. If this is the case, ideally you will want to store some of your larger pieces of furniture until the work has been completed. If you choose a removal company who has storage facilities, then they can store these pieces for you until you are ready to receive them at your new home.
House Removals Orpington tip 8 – Check your insurance cover
Do not assume that the removal company you have chosen will have adequate insurance to cover all your valuable items. Make sure you have checked the small print and arrange additional cover if necessary. When using a BAR registered removal company, you will have the peace of mind that they will be working to the terms and conditions of a BAR member, and will offer a degree of limited liability insurance. However, it is highly recommended that you ensure that you have arranged adequate cover.
Having moved to your new home in Orpington you may find the following information useful:
Orpington is a suburban town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London. You can be in the centre of London City in 20 minutes by train. There are some very attractive areas in Orpinton in which to live and Knoll is one of them. It features some pretty 1920’s arts and craft cottages and some larger villas. The town is lucky enough to be surrounded by fields and some lovely green open park spaces. The beginnings of the town date back to the Saxon times and many artefacts from this time have been uncovered in the area.
The High Street in the town offers a range of high street shops. There is a market three days a week, and several restaurants to choose from. Public transport links are excellent; the train station provides access to many areas of London. The busses run at regular intervals to many areas of London.
Walnuts Leisure centre has a huge swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, a gym and a sports centre offering badminton, basketball and fitness classes. It’s a great place to meet other people from the local Orpington area.
Leisure activities in and around Orpington
If you are planning a day out, there is plenty to do in and close to Orpington, why not visit one of the following attractions:
High Elms Country Park – www.bromley.gov.uk
Church House Gardens – www.bromley.gov.uk
Central Park – www.dartford.gov.uk/…/parks-and-open-spaces/central-park2
West Kent Golf Club – www.wkgc.co.uk
Beacon Wood Country Park – www.explorekent.org/activities/beacon-wood-country-park
Gyms and Leisure Centres in Orpington
Oakley Fitness – www.oakleyfitness.co.uk
LA fitness – www.lafitness.co.uk
Walnuts Leisure Centre – www.mytimeactive.co.uk/leisure/walnuts-leisure-centre
Schools in Orpington
There is a good range of schools in Orpington depending upon the age of your children and where you are relocating to in the area. According to www.schoolguide.co.uk, some of the best schools are:
Bromley High School – www.bromleyhigh.gdst.net
Newstead Wood School – www.newsteadwood.bromley.sch.uk
Darrick Wood School – www.darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk
Local vet in Orpington
Anderson Veterinary Surgery – www.andersonvets.com
St. Pauls Veterinary Clinic – www.stpaulsvets.co.uk
Local doctor in Orpington
Ballater Surgery – www.ballater-surgery.co.uk
Knoll Medical Practice – www.knollrisesurgery.co.uk
Local dentist Orpington
White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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