If you’re busy preparing for a move to London, it’s an excellent place to live and you have plenty of exciting times ahead. You’ll need to stay grounded and plan every aspect of your relocation thoroughly because this will all add up to a successful move. It’s always a good idea to have lots of information to hand, especially when it’s all in one article to refer to as you organise.
That’s why the Aussie team put together this guide – so you have useful tips for your London move.
Five Essential Tips for Anyone Moving to London –
In this guide, we’ll give you five main things to consider for your upcoming relocation to London. It’s worth mentioning that the things we’re listing here is not exhaustive and we might produce an additional blog to accompany this at a later date. For now, this blog should give you a decent foundation on which you can base your big move to ensure it’s a successful one.
Aussie is an industry leader, and we’re London’s fastest-growing independent removals and storage company. We have vast amounts of experience in relocating people to London because our staff are all time-served experts in removals and storage. When it comes to moving to London, they’ve seen just about every situation you can think of.
Ultimately, by using this guide, you’ll be able to remain on track to reduce the chaos of moving. It’s a life-changing decision and a difficult task ahead. By booking with Aussie, you’ll have us with you at every stage of your relocation, which includes planning.
How Much Money Should I Save Before Moving to London?
London is renowned for being expensive and rent and mortgage payments are vastly higher than the rest of the UK. Additionally, things like groceries, travel, entertainment and municipal rates cost more in the capital. You’ll have to factor this into your budget, but it’s also worth remembering that this is subjective. For example, someone moving to London from another capital or major city, like New York, might find the cost of living comparable.
Furthermore, the cost of living in different areas in London differ, mainly because of rent and the value of properties. Before you arrive, you’ll need a general idea of what your budget is and what areas in London you can afford. It’s advisable to have enough for your deposit and three months’ rent available. And, if it’s feasible, try and have a few months’ expenses in your savings as a safety net.
There is a plethora of information online regarding the cost of living in London, so make sure you read up on this. A quick example would be the cost of rent when comparing London with Liverpool. The rent average in London for a two-bed apartment is £1, 840 against £820 in Liverpool. In general, the overall cost of living in Northern England is much cheaper than in Southern England.
You might not be able to secure a property before you arrive, and short-term accommodation is another expense you should have funds for. However, this should be a temporary measure, and you’ll have to find somewhere more permanent quickly.
Creating a Moving Checklist to Stay on Track –
The first thing we’re going to suggest you do is to create a moving checklist which you’ll use as your master document for your relocation. This works in two parts. You begin by listing information for each task you need to complete. Then, you’ll use a calendar to set out where you need to complete each task by. And this part is important, as you work backwards from the moving date to the present day to determine your timeline.
It’s critical that you only use a reliable removals company with a strong reputation, and this should be your first task to complete. Additionally, it’s also essential that they deliver the highest standard of removals service for affordable prices. Fortunately, you only need to book with Aussie to receive all these benefits. Similarly, we have a range of services that cover all removals and related situations.
Packing up your possessions usually happens closer to the final week before you move. However, you can start to get rid of any clutter now. Then you can either do the packing yourself or liaise with our expert team to do the work for you. Aussie employs the very best people with decades of removals and trade experience.
A Range of Removals Services Available –
Aussie has a range of removals and storage services available which cover both domestic and business customers. Moreover, we can handle any type or size of relocation, from anywhere in the UK or Europe. That means we’re flexible and can provide a free, no-obligation quote for your exact requirements before you sign up.
For larger properties with three or four-bedrooms and upwards will require a bigger vehicle and a different removals package. Aussie’s Home Removals service is preferable for people who have lots of belongings, or there are pieces of furniture that need a larger van. That means anything below three bedrooms would be more suitable for our Man & Van service.
One of the packages in Aussie’s range is our dedicated Packing service. Our team will do all the heavy-lifting, inventory, loading and unpacking work for you. This can be invaluable for people who have busy work or household schedules. It’s also a sure-fire way to make sure your possessions are safe from damage because removal’s experts will handle everything.
National and International Collections –
Now for the tricky part – what happens if you’re moving to London from another city or country? The answer to this is more straightforward than you might expect. That’s because Aussie has two long-distance removals packages – our National and International services.
Aussie Man & Van regularly relocate people to cities like Paris and Munich, as well as other destinations throughout Europe. We have a dedicated Overseas Removals service that can transfer you to most locations on the continent.
The best part is – we can also do the same service for people who need to relocate to London from another part of the UK or Europe. Aussie is known for being flexible while offering a range of removals services. And part of our long-distance removal’s services includes moving to London from other cities or towns in the UK or the EU.
Through our network of partner removals companies, we relocate people to cities and towns in the EU. And we only work with companies that have the same ethos of customer service that matches our own. That means providing the highest standard of customer service on every removals job.
Using Self Storage for Gaps in Moving Dates –
One issue some people face is gaps in moving dates while they transport their belongings to London. Sometimes this is because of a delay in signing off on a mortgage. The main problem is finding somewhere to store furniture and appliances, which is where storage becomes a practical solution. And Aussie has three storage options available.
Aussie Self Storage – people who need to access a storage unit a lot would need to rent a self storage unit. You can use your unit as much as possible during our opening hours. This is more suitable for people or businesses that need storage for a short-term period.
Aussie Container Storage – this is ideal for long-term storage if you don’t need to access your unit regularly. There are restrictions for accessing container storage units, and additional fees might be applicable.
AusBox Storage – this storage service combines elements of both the previous options, but on a smaller scale. It’s a unique storage option that is ideal for people who need long-term storage at cheaper rates. You can also visit your AusBox four times a month without additional charges.
Aussie Man & Van – We’re London’s Number One Removals Company –
Aussie is London’s favourite removals and storage company, and we have five branches spread throughout the capital. That means there is always an Aussie branch near any area in London. We operate throughout Greater London and all neighbouring areas, as well as having connections to removals and storage companies throughout the UK and Europe.
That’s what makes us the right choice for people who are relocating to London. Even if you live in another part of the UK or overseas. We have a network of removals and storage partners with access to depots throughout Britain. This means we can relocate people in both directions while attaining the same high standards of customer service.
Aussie Man & Van – Your Best Option when Moving to London –
If you’re planning on moving to London this year, contact us today. Our removals services are available to collect you from anywhere in the UK or Europe, and we’re always available to discuss your booking at every stage of your move.