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DIY House Removal: Is It Worth It?

On top of the cost of buying your new home (even in this economic climate there still don’t seem to be any bargains around) are all the associated costs: solicitor’s fees, estate agent’s fees, removal costs, storage costs. And then all the new furniture, curtains, appliances etc you want, or need, to buy for your new home. So not only is moving house very stressful but you have to pay a small fortune for the privilege. […]

Packing – the insider knowledge

Professional packers are more than just box shifters. They are skilled professionals and seem to have the ability to pack up a house in half the time of the average human being, and to load their boxes just right so… Continue Reading →

Environmentally Friendly House Moving

In many areas of modern life an increasing number of people are aware of their impact on our planet and local environment. We all recycle in ever-growing quantities so it’s no surprise that another new environmentally friendly initiative concerns house moving. There are a number of ways to achieve an environmentally friendly house move including using recycled or used packing / storage boxes…

Five Clever Packing Tricks for Moving House

Here are some clever little tricks from the experts for packing more efficiently, perfect to help you with your next house move.

First, don’t empty out your drawers; empty drawers are a waste of space. Instead leave some lightweight items in them, or even pack some clean clothes inside, so you know where they are for the first day in your new home.

Who Said Decluttering Was Good For You?

At last I have just got the last of my belongings out of the self-storage unit where at least half of my possessions have been living for the past eighteen months while I have been selling my house, and, more importantly, trying to find a new one. I had never planned to have my stuff in storage for so long but attempting to move house in a recession was harder than I had expected – not least because I had a very particular list of requirements.

Of course those requirements changed over time as the reality of the housing market became clear and I ended up moving to a different town rather than staying in the town I had lived in for the last 25 years and to the sort of busy location I had not anticipated. But the advantage of moving house in a recession is that there are certain people who cannot sit it out until the economic situation improves so in the end I managed to buy a house that exceeded my expectations because the owners had to relocate for work. And a new town has all the advantages of new shops, restaurants and pubs to discover and my central location might be on a busy road but that means I can walk to all of the town’s attractions so maybe I might even get a bit fitter.

Moving House with Small Children

Moving is among the most stressful events in life, and really it’s no wonder. There is so much to prepare and pay, as well as a long period of waiting. This period is more than often very stressful as you… Continue Reading →

The Trials and Tribulations of Moving House

Searching for a New House It doesn’t look like I will be getting my possessions back out of storage anytime soon – after months of scouring the internet and local papers, hounding the local estate agents and everyone I know… Continue Reading →

How Easy Is It To Do Your Own House Removal?

Everyone knows that buying a new home is an expensive business so looking for ways to save money on the move is always worthwhile. Of course, there are certain legal fees and taxes that cannot be avoided but there are… Continue Reading →

4 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Relocation can be a daunting task, but what exactly makes it so tiring and stress-inducing?  Is it the enormous amount of boxes that need to be packed? Or maybe ensuring that all your belongings are properly loaded and safe? The… Continue Reading →

5 Things to Consider Before You Even Think About Moving

As exciting and thrilling as it may seem, moving to a new place can also be a costly, complicated and overwhelming experience.  In many ways, relocating is like taking a leap into the unknown, especially for first time movers. When… Continue Reading →

An agenda for organising your house removals

Get started by making a schedule for your relocation –  a great tip is to start making it at least a couple of months before the move. Include all the major activities and tasks that you will need to complete… Continue Reading →

Top Moving House Tips for Packing your Tech

Often the most high value selection of items in our home is our technology, which can make packing it tricky. Here are some tips to help you pack the items properly ready for moving home.   When you move home,… Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of Renting a Home

This post was updated on 30 August 2018 Renting your home may be a personal choice to give you the freedom to move easily or check out an area before buying. It may be the best option if you have… Continue Reading →

House prices down but still better than last year

For the past few months there have been fewer enquiries for new mortgages from homebuyers and there has been a general slow down in the UK housing market. This has been confirmed by the latest figures from the Land Registry… Continue Reading →

The First Step Towards Moving House

I’m in the process of trying to move house – not easy in the current economic climate but I seem to remember the last time I moved was in a recession when some people I knew were in negative equity so the experience is nothing new for me just a bit of a distant memory.

A basic checklist for moving home

There’s so much to do if you’re planning a move; some of the things you should definitely not forget to do before the big day include: Redirecting your post, informing your bank and insuring your new home, both the building and the contents.

The best time to move between rented property

Moving house is always a busy time, whether your home is bought or rented.  Without the pressure to find a buyer for your property though, moving between rental properties can be a lot more flexible than buying. And with minimum… Continue Reading →

Starting off on the right foot in your new home

When you’ve moved house, arriving at your new home and turning the key for the first time is a moment of pure excitement. As you step over the threshold, your first instinct will undoubtedly be to run round the house, checking out all the rooms and generally revelling in your new family abode. But before you get too over excited, there are a few things you really should do to make sure you and your family are safe, protected and ready to start off on the right foot.

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