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05 August 2016
Organising your Move to Chelsea

Organising your Move to Chelsea

moving to Chelsea 

Chelsea (part of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea), is one of the most affluent areas of London, as well as being home to the world famous football club. If you’re planning a move to the highly regarded SW3 postcode area, then there are a few useful tricks you can employ to make the whole process of relocating as easy as possible, while avoiding many of the pitfalls.

moving checklist

Checklist and schedule

A list can give you a good idea of what needs to be done, how much packing you will have, and some idea how long you will need when moving to the SW3 region. You can take this further, by using weekly to do lists and setting yourself a schedule. While you may not be able to stick to a schedule exactly, especially as the move draws closer, it will help keep things in perspective. Get your lists and schedule organised as early as possible. This should be the basis for organising your move.

packing services

Organising packing

See what packing supplies you already have available, and then pick up more if needed, either from local shops or from stores online (these are better for specialist packing goods, such as cardboard glass cells). You can get packing supplies from your company, but it will often be cheaper to pack yourself, unless a company includes this as standard service. Anything that is not used much can be packed at your earliest convenience, and you can gradually your packing as moving day gets closer. Make sure to pack essentials, such as towels, toiletries, some simple cooking pots and cutlery last, and keep them separate from the rest of your boxes. You can unpack these first and get settled in before tackling the rest of the unpacking. Make sure to clearly label all boxes with contents and what room they need to be in.

waste clearance

Out with the old

It can be quite useful to deal with any old and unwanted items early on in your plan. Have a good clear out, and try selling anything that you can to raise additional funds for the moving costs. You’ll also make more space for things that are packed early, and prevent the house from getting too cluttered.

set a budget for removals

Set a realistic budget

The best way to get a good idea of moving costs is to make use of your organised packing and planning. You should have a fairly good idea of how much space you will need, as well as distance from your old home to Chelsea. While you can get removal companies operating in the SW3 district to come and check how much space you will need by measuring your items, this may cost extra. Try and get a number of quotes from a few different companies. Be clear about what services you want them to provide, ask about any charges outside of the estimates, and you should have a fairly accurate idea of how much you will need to spend. Make sure to factor in any storage and insurance costs, and it’s always a good idea to have some spare funding in the event of an emergency.

forwarding address

Send out your forwarding address

This doesn‘t need to be done until about a month before you actually move home to SW10. It‘s very useful to get all your bank statements and important documents sent to the right address as soon as you‘ve moved in, as you won’t miss anything important. Letting your ISP/phone provider can get your old service up and running sooner rather than later too, so is worth doing.

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