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Moving house? See how to prepare for each type of move

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Moving house? See how to prepare for each type of move

Types of removals

  1. Local removal – transporting furniture and other belongings from one place to another within one city.
  2. Inter-city removal – moving furniture and other belongings from one city to another.
  3. International removal – moving furniture and other belongings from one country to another.
  4. Corporate removals – moving offices, archives and office equipment from one place to another.
  5. Office removals – moving entire departments including staff from one place to another.
  6. House removals – moving furniture and other items from one flat to another.

Local removals

1. Prepare a list of items to be moved 
Analyse your current home and write down all the furniture, belongings and other items you want to move to your new property. 
2. Gather all necessary packing materials
Buy or get cardboard boxes, rubbish bags or bubble wrap, packing paper, packing tape and other necessary items. 
3. Prepare your home for the move
Remove all the things you don’t want to move, and clean and prepare your flat for leaving. 
4. Unpack all items and arrange them in boxes
Select the most important items and prepare them for transport first. 
5. Prepare the transport
Find a removal company or organise transport yourself. Make sure you have enough cars to transport all your belongings. 
6. Prepare your new flat for reception
Clean and prepare your home to receive furniture and other items.
7. Transport all items to the new property
Move all items into the flat and place them in the designated areas. 
8. Complete all paperwork
Report to the new owner of the property and complete all the paperwork for the move.

Intercity relocation

1. Preparation:

  • check the destination;
  • organise transport and removal services;
  • secure and pack your belongings;
  • organise accommodation during the move;
  • book appropriate transport;
  • prepare documents, including any permits you will need.

2. Perform the move:

  • transport all your belongings to your destination;
  • organise loading, unloading and packing;
  • organise the transport of your belongings to your destination;
  • prepare the documents required for the move;
  • move to the new location.

3. Unpacking:

  • unpack all your belongings and set them up as you planned;
  • arrange furniture and other furnishings as you wish;
  • place all items where you need them;
  • remove any waste after the move;
  • organise the assembly of furniture and other furnishings;
  • set up any equipment and adapt it to your needs.

4. Integration:

  • get to know your new neighbourhood;
  • look for a place to work or consider remote working;
  • find suitable schools for your children;
  • find new friends;
  • find out about local attractions and places to visit;
  • learn the culture of your new place.

International removal

Moving internationally requires special preparation, especially when it comes to transporting, securing and storing items. European removals also means you need to have the right document, such as a passport or visa.
Before moving, you should contact the authorities of your destination to find out about the rules and regulations and customs requirements there. You will also need to organise the transport of your items to your destination, as well as arranging all the paperwork for the move, including accommodation, collection of shipments and producing the required documents. An international move can also be an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the new place and its culture, as well as learning a new language.

Corporate relocation

A corporate move usually involves an organised and planned move from one location to another. This may involve moving offices, archives, office furniture and equipment, as well as anything else needed for the company to function properly. A corporate move requires careful planning and thorough preparation to ensure that all items are moved safely and quickly. Planning for a corporate move should include selecting the right equipment to move, choosing a specific date and location, hiring the right number of employees, providing basic resources such as transportation, packing and materials to secure furniture and equipment, and any other activities that may be required for the move.

Office removal

Moving a company can be a very complicated and time-consuming process. To ensure the least amount of disruption, it is important to plan everything in advance.
Here are some steps to follow to ensure your company move goes smoothly:

  1. Choose a new location
    You need to choose a location that suits your needs and budget. Make sure the location is convenient for your employees and customers.
  2. Set a schedule
    Set a time when you will move furniture, equipment and other items to the new location. Make sure you have enough time to prepare and carry out the move.
  3. Organise resources
    Make sure you have sufficient resources to carry out the move. You will need hired vehicles, the right equipment, staff and appropriate moving materials.
  4. Find a removal company
    Find a professional removal company that can handle the entire moving process. Make sure the company you choose has experience in corporate removals.
  5. Organise your employees
    Assign tasks to your employees to prepare all items for the move. Make sure everything is properly packed and labelled.
  6. Carry out the move
    Make sure all items are moved correctly to the new location. Make sure all items are in good condition and that they have not been lost.
  7. Organise your work
    After the move, make sure all furniture, equipment and other items are properly arranged. Make sure everything is in good condition and that all workers can continue their work.

Moving your flat

Prepare for the move

  • make a list of things to move and prioritise;
  • check that all documents are in order and do not need to be moved;
  • find a professional removal company to organise the move;
  • set a date for the move and choose a suitable date;
  • organise transport of furniture, equipment and other belongings.
  • if necessary, organise the provision of security supplies (film, cardboard, etc.);
  • pack all items in suitable packaging.

Prepare the house for the move

  • tidy the rooms;
  • clean and prepare furniture for the move;
  • remove all unnecessary items and objects;
  • remove all rubbish and waste.


  • Prepare all items for removal;
  • Have your furniture and equipment transported by a removal company;
  • Decide how things will be transported and what packaging will be used;
  • prepare and secure all furniture and equipment;
  • move all items to your new home and set them up there.

After the move

  • determine which items have been transported and which have been damaged;
  • prepare a list of things to replace and repair
  • check that all items have been properly secured;
  • clean and vacuum the new flat
  • protect floors and walls, if necessary.