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 house removals Sidcup, White & Company have been based in Sidcup 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
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There are a number of things, which you can do to ensure everything runs smoothly.
House removals Sidcup 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 145 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 Sidcup 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 Sidcup 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 Sidcup 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.
If you are moving to Sidcup you may want to visit www.uswitch.com to find the most economic supplier in your area.
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House Removals Sidcup 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 Sidcup 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 Sidcup 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 Sidcup 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. It is highly recommended that you ensure that you have arranged adequate cover.
Having moved to your new home in Sidcup you may find the following information useful:
Sidcup is located in the south east of London and is in the borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It lies approximately 14 miles from London and for many years the town was known as the gateway to Kent. Originally the whole area was an estate owned by Thomas de Sedcopp in the 1450’s and during King Henry the VI’s reign, it was described as a small street of houses with an inn. The Inn was called the Black Horse and it is still in business to this day.
The town has a village atmosphere with a good mix of well-known high street shops and lots of independents too. There are several developments currently being built. Work has begun on 38 apartments on the former Cinema site in the centre of the town. There is also a mixture of older large Victorian and Edwardian homes, many of which have retained the architecture of the time. The current average property value is £360,000 and a family sized detached home would cost in the region of £643.00. The Green and Upperton Road have some of the most expensive properties for sale with values reaching over £870,000.
Anthony James Estate Agents – www.ajrproperty.com
Leisure activities in and around Sidcup
If you are planning a day out, there is plenty to do in and close to Sidcup, why not visit one of the following attractions:
Danson House – www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk
Greenwich Park – www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park
Royal Observatory Greenwich – www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory
Darenth Country Park – www.dartford.gov.uk/…/darenth-country-park
The Manor Gatehouse – www.akentishceremony.com/kcc-register-offices/the-manor-gatehouse
Gyms and Leisure Centres in Sidcup
Schools in Sidcup
There is a good range of schools in Sidcup. According to www.schoolguide.co.uk, some of the best schools are:
Bromley High School – www.bromleyhigh.gdst.net
Dartford Grammar School – www.dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School – www.csgrammar.com
Local vet in Sidcup
Sidcup Veterinary Centre – www.vetcentresidcup.co.uk
Aspen Vet Surgery – www.aspenvets.com
Local doctor in Sidcup
Local dentist Sidcup
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