Moving home

Moving House: Five Easy Steps to Follow

We’re not going to sugarcoat this: moving house is a right ache. Packing the entirety of your life into clearly labelled boxes is nobody’s idea of fun. Whether you’re moving to bigger pastures for your growing brood, downsizing your digs or moving back in with your parents - moving house is a long, tedious process that can often feel like a military operation in order to get it right. We’ve been in the business long enough to know the common pitfalls people face when moving to a new gaff - and you don’t have to be one of them. Here are five practical tips to follow:

1. Budgeting

News flash - you’re going to need a lot of boxes, and we really mean a lot, probably more than you think. If you have any boxes left, you can always refund them or use them later down the line. You never know when boxes may come in handy. You potentially already know this (and forgive us for repeating), but strong plastic tape, unprinted newsprint (newspaper can stain your items), bubble wrap and padding are all necessary.

2. Packing and Preparation

The key to a smooth move (oh hello rhyme) is sorting out your belongings into three piles; bin, storage, and the new house. All the goods that you wish to bin, donate to a charity shop, recycling plant, or the tip. For all the stuff you want to store, and however long you need, give STORED a bell and we’ll happily come and pick up your goods. Thirdly, pack away all your stuff into clearly labelled boxes and make a note of the contents.

3. Recruit a Team

If you’re not happy throwing down wads of wonga on removal men, it’s time to assemble the A-team (aka your friends and family). Nothing says ‘friendship’ quite like your best mate lugging a box of stainless steel pans across your front garden.

4. The Big Day

It may seem like a good idea at the time to throw a nice big house party the night before you head off. And while the idea of a few glasses of iced cold Prosecco is tempting - which often leads to bottles - moving house hungover is not the best idea. Physical activity and a raging hangover is not a match made in moving heaven. On the big day, make sure your friends turn up on time to help with the move, and you have a van big enough for all your furnishing and also make sure, plenty of snacks and water nearby.

5. Storage

If you want to make life a lot easier you could always give us a call. We’ll help with putting your furnishings into storage until you need them again. No fuss, no frills - we’ll just come over when you’re ready to load up the van, and we’ll be on our way...job done, see you later.

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