Moving Tips

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Start planning early before your house move.

  • When you know you're moving house: plan to start your packing early - it normally takes much longer than you anticipate. Think about the type of items you'll be moving, which items will need careful packing and how you will organise the boxes.
  • Moving Valuable items: Make sure particularly valuable and breakable items are sufficiently covered under your home insurance policy. Your treasured belongings are far more likely to be damaged when moving.
  • Make a moving house packing list: Make a moving house packing list and keep items for each room in the new house together. Calculate how many boxes you will need and get these well in advance. Find boxes in a variety of sizes.

  • Boxes & tape for moving house: Always make sure you have the correct boxes for moving house. Always use strong packing boxes, particularly for heavier items, otherwise your belongings may end up on the pavement. Stronger boxes are normally made from corrugated cardboard. Most cardboard boxes are bought or delivered flat packed so make sure you allow time to make them up properly.
  • Making your box: Use plenty of parcel tape. This will ensure the box is strong and that there is no risk of the bottom falling out when you pick it up full of crockery!
  • Think about what else will be useful: for example bubble wrap, and self-seal bags for keeping nuts and bolts together. Save old newspapers for lining boxes.
  • Heavy items: Remember to put heavy items like Books and compact discs in smaller boxes, to minimise the size and weight of the boxes making them easier to move to your new home.
Man and Van Moving Tips

Man and Van Moving Tips
  • Moving house Essentials box: Think about packing an 'essentials' box and make sure you take it with you in the the car when you move.
  • Fragile goods: make sure all fragile goods, are safely wrapped and padded to avoid breakage, things like MIRRORS, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, AND TELEVISIONS, are wrapped in suitable packing materials like bubble wrap, and even blankets and quilts, if handy.
  • Please make sure you have your keys to lock up your old house and also your new keys, your going to look silly without them.

And Last But Not Least: A box containing coffee, tea, some light snacks, cups and a kettle may be welcome soon after you arrive!

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