Andrew Chapmans Removal Company

Hints and tips for removals
Use this as your checklist

Packing & Unpacking

If you are packing then please ensure that the containers you use are strong enough to permit stacking in the van without harming the contents. Ensure each container is not filled above its top level, which prevents sealing and stacking.
Do not make the cartons too heavy to lift. Half fill these cartons and then top up with lighter items.

Please contact us if you cannot find the information you require on our website. Our team will gladly help you with any removal related queries.

Self Assembly Furniture

This is not made to be flattened, moved and reassembled, so it is not insured against if the furniture does not fit together perfectly after the move.
This furniture needs to be dismantled before the move day, either by the customer or through the Chapmans HomeMakers service. (option to go to this menu). Click Here

Attics and Lofts

Unless this is fully boarded the moving team are not allowed to enter this area due to Health and Safety regulations.
Please ensure the contents of unboarded areas are sorted and placed in a convenient room.

Removals into Storage

Check that all personal papers and documents are retained by yourself prior to putting your possessions into storage.
Should you require searching through your stored items, this can be arranged at a small cost.

Cookers/Washing Machines/Fridges & Freezers
These should all be disconnected prior to the moving day.
This can be arranged through Chapmans HomeMakers services. Please confirm if you wish to book this service.
The drums of washing machines must be secured to avoid damage, with the proper brackets obtained from the local authorised agents.
Fridges and Freezers should be washed out with detergent to avoid unpleasant odours. They should be dried thoroughly.

The moving team are strictly forbidden by the Authorities to tamper with any mains supply.

Here at Chapman Removals we understand the importance of keeping your items in the condition they left your old house in taking, whether we're moving antique occasional tables or a leather three piece suite - we endeavour to transport it safety and undamaged to your new household.

Curtains/Blinds/Items Fixed to Walls

These should be taken down prior to the moving team arriving, unless specific arrangements have been made to arrange this by Chapmans.


Clothing already on hangers can remain on them as we will provide special wardrobe cartons for packing and moving.

Bedding & Linen

All bedding and linen should be folded and laid out on beds ready for packing if Chapmans have been booked for this.

Audio & Video Equipment

This is best moved in its original packaging.

Any record deck and pick up of a record player should be secured for transit in accordance with the manufacturers instructions before the moving team arrive.

China/Glass/Ornaments & Books

Generally, chests of drawers containing clothes can be moved full - please confirm with your Chapmans surveyor.
China/Glass/Ornaments and Books can be left in the cupboards and on the shelves ready for our moving team to pack ( if these have been included in the quotation). It is the customers responsibility to check all cupboards have been emptied.

Food Stuffs

Food stuffs cannot be moved into storage.
When moving direct from one home to another, ensure any packets, lids, bottle tops are secured and sellotaped. Make sure that your sweet jars are tightly sealed not to loose any of the sweet goodness. As with all food it should be moved directly to your new place without storage, be careful with contents that are already opened, its best if there are no food items that are unsealed.
If we are moving the contents of a freezer, condense into large polythene bags, so that the entire contents may be lifted and refilled in a few seconds.

Contents of Garages & Garden Sheds

These should be sorted in advance of the moving day; any rubbish discarded, tools cleaned and bundled together.
Any flammable substances, old tins of paint, creosote, paraffin, matches, gas bottles or similar items, cannot be carried by Chapmans, as this completely invalidates any insurance cover with us. Any other containers or bottles should be securely sealed with sellotape to prevent spillage usually caused by plumber fulham in London, SW6.


Pets should be sedated and travel with the family. The most mildly tempered creatures can become aggressive when the family home is being moved.

Emergency plumbing services: breakdown, drains, gas fires, installation of gas cookers, Cleaning, servicing of boilers, installation of batteries, sinks, tubs, toilets, showers


Access to and from the doorway of your home is critical for our vehicles. Please explain in advance that a large removal vehicle will be parked outside your home causing a possible degree of inconvenience.

As soon as you move in to your new home, don't forget to change the locks. Just because the estate agent has given you the keys, doesn't mean that those are the only keys in existence. The previous owners might have given copies to friends or relatives, might have lost some or had them stolen, and the owners before that and before that might still have them. To cover your own back and to give yourself piece of mind, fit new locks or call out a locksmith such as Lockforce who will be able to do it for you quite easily. It is better to be safe than sorry, you don't want to risk your new home!

Long Term Storage

Washing machines and dishwashers must be completely drained of surplus water as damp, mildew and seizure of component parts can take place when these appliances are not used for a considerable length of time.

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