Canary Wharf contains a collection of some of the tallest buildings in London, which are a beauty to see along with the 70,000+ population. But with such scenery, the area may also seem intimidating to move to if you decide to become a part of the cosmopolitan life there. But fear not, every house relocation can be a seamless one if you plan for it well enough. It only requires a good moving checklist that covers all the points to proper removals and then the effort to carry it out with the man with van service. Is that too much? It may seem so, but it will seem less and less troubling once you start working on that checklist and clear some of the details.
2 Months before the Move
This is where your checklist should begin, ideally. If you can spare the time do it, otherwise try to cram the things you are supposed to do in a shorter timeframe, but do be sure to cover all points. This month of preparation is all about setting up the preparation itself and informing relevant parties about the upcoming relocation.
- Inform the employer. If you are moving home because of another job or quitting your current one because you can’t commute from Canary Wharf, you need to tell the employer so that there are no arguments about the pay check afterwards. Clear all the documentation and, if necessary, give notice and start searching for a new job at your new area of residence.
- Inform your doctor. You might have to change doctors – in that case ask for advice and if your current doctor knows anyone in Canary Wharf who can do as good of a job as your current physician and can be your new a GP.
- Set a moving date. This is the time to browse the calendar for optional dates and see when the move will happen. Decide what will suit you and your family best. Once chosen, the date should be set in stone.
- Research moving companies. Ask for good moving van options, get all the information about the man and van services in your area or in the Canary Wharf area, make sure you are informed about all the options and pick the best one – one that is affordable and reliable.
1 Month before the Move
This month is reserved strictly for the setup of the move. You will need to fasten your seatbelt and do the essential setup so that everything is planned and ready for moving day. When it comes, the seamless transition will depend on this last month’s prep work.
- Pick your man and a van company. After the research comes the choice. Choose the company, call them up and tell them when you want to be moved. Confirm that the chosen company will be available on your chosen moving date, as movers get booked up pretty quickly in busy seasons and you should be 100% sure that they can work on your move at the date you want them to. Make your booking and confirm all the details of the move with the company representatives.
- Contact your service suppliers. Call the electrical company and the other utility services, then call all your service providers for cable, internet, and even go to the post office. Inform them all about your move and make sure that, wherever possible, the service is relocated with you on moving day. You wouldn’t want to move to a home that has no power supply, would you?
- Contact your vet. If you have pets, prepare them for the move as well. Make sure they are vaccinated and that you have sedatives for the trip, if needed. Secure the necessary carriers that your pets will travel in.
- Pack non-essentials. Non-seasonal clothes, stuff from your garage and attic – everything not currently in use should be packed at this stage. Go through all your stuff and decide what you will not need in the following month and what can be packed away early in advance. This will ease your packing job on the big day and the days immediately before that.
1 Week before the Move
- Pack essentials. Prepare the last parts of your home for the move. This will be quite a hectic time, as your home will most probably resemble a warehouse for a week or so, with half packed boxes all over the place. However, with a good system in place, the job should be pretty well organised and straightforward. Label all boxes with the respective rooms they should go into and their contents to make unpacking easier.
- Confirm moving day with the man and van Canary Wharf and utility services.
- Have a farewell party with friends and neighbours. This is your chance to say goodbye to the people you’ve lived around in the last few years in a proper way.
And then comes moving day. Get the man with a van going, load the remaining things and make sure you take the last box of first-day essentials with you. And then the trip to Canary Wharf can begin and you can relax and enjoy the change of setting. All this preparation has practically guaranteed the seamless transition and once you see the One Canada Square building, you will know that everything was handled as it should have been.