So, the good news is that the main bit of moving house is over – you have all your boxes stacked in your new property and you’ve handed back the keys for your old place. The bad news is that it’s time to unpack.
This can be an overwhelming thought for many people, so it’s important you take your time and unpack the essential items first as this will make life significantly easier for you.
1. Unpack Your Essentials Box
If you planned before packing up your home or scrolled through our blog for moving advice, you would have packed an essentials box. This box has everything you need for the first night in your new home. From toiletries to a change of clothes, this box is pretty essential and that’s why you need to unpack it first. This will help to avoid the common problem of riffling through boxes searching for various items.
2. Make the Beds
One of the most important things you need to do when starting the unpacking process is putting together those essential pieces of furniture for your first night. Something I always recommend is to make the beds. This ensures you have somewhere familiar and comfortable to sleep at the end of a busy day – and trust me, you will need a good night’s sleep after moving!
All the decorative bits you store in your bedroom, your books, the clothes for your wardrobe, and all the trinkets you store in your bedside table can be unpacked another day.
3. Put Together the Sofa
Putting together your sofa ensures you have somewhere comfortable to sit down and relax or eat dinner at the end of moving day. So, after putting the beds together and unpacking all the bedding, prioritise re-building the sofa and unpacking all the blankets and cushions so that you can relax and be comfortable at the end of a hard day of unpacking. Somewhere to sit down and relax at the end of a busy day really can make all the difference!
4. Unpack Important Kitchen Items
If you have made the effort to properly label boxes, it should be easy to locate your kitchen boxes and unpack those important items you will need right away. Items such as the kettle, toaster, plates, cups, and cutlery mean you can make a cup of tea and enjoy your ready-made frozen lasagne with ease.
If you get the chance to, get any major appliances hooked up and then you can concentrate on unpacking the rest of the kitchen another time.
5. Unpack the Necessary Bathroom Items
Everyone needs to use the bathroom and so unpacking the necessary items are essential. Prioritise unpacking the items that are needed straight away and are, therefore, most important, such as medication, towels, toilet paper, and toiletries. Be sure to hang the shower curtain, put out the soap, and unpack any other bathroom bits you need to freshen up at the end of a long day.
What matters the most when unpacking is ensuring the essentials are easily available and accessible. So, ensure everything you and your family needs from the bathroom is there to make everything that little bit easier.
6. Important Items for Kids
If you are moving with a young family, it is important you unpack their favourite toys, books, blankets, and so on during the first few hours in your new home. This will help keep them occupied and help comfort them in their new environment – especially if you need to put the little one down for a nap. What’s more, keeping the little ones occupied with their favourite toys will help give you the time you need to focus on unpacking and getting it done faster.
7. Set Up the Electricals
Who doesn’t enjoy sitting on the sofa at the end of a long day and switching on the television? Well, this is a lot easier to do if your TV is all set-up and working! So, if you want to relax at the end of the day by catching up on your favourite show, it’s important to ensure your TV is all wired up and working.
8. Important Items for Pets
When moving with pets, it is important to deal with their needs upon arrival. Set up a bowl of food and water in the kitchen, put out their bed, and provide their favourite toys so they feel at home. It’s important your pet is given time to adjust to the space, so let them wander around and familiar themselves with their new environment.
9. Unpack Important Documents
Knowing where your important documents are at all times while moving home is absolutely essential. It ensures your passports, birth and marriage certificates, identifications and more do not go missing or get damaged. However, this can easily happen – even once you are in your new home. So, it is essential that you prioritise unpacking those important documents and storing them in a safe space that is out of reach of children or pets. This way, you know where they are at all times, you can easily access them, and you know they are safe.
10. Set Up Your Working Space
Do you work from home? It is not uncommon for people who work from home to have their own office set-ups. If you have your own desk, drawer space, and computer set-up and you start work in the morning, you must set up your working space. Unpack everything you will need for a full day’s work, set up and position your desk, unpack the essentials such as stationary items, and then you are ready to go.
There you have it, my list of essential items to unpack first in your new home! I hope you’ve found it helpful and, if you follow my advice, it should make the unpacking process significantly easier. For more packing and moving advice, check out our blog. I am regularly sharing my tips and tricks for an easier move.
Does Moving House Affect Your Credit Score?
Whether you’re moving across the country or overseas, moving is a part of life and we all experience it at least once in our lives. Your address can have a significant impact on your credit score, but not necessarily in the way you might think. While your address is important, moving regularly does not necessarily affect your credit score.
The advantage of having a credit score is that it moves with you, wherever you go. So, while changing address won’t affect your credit score, there are other aspects of moving that can.
Credit Agencies Use Your Address
When it comes to your credit score and the impact a regular address has on it, there is no need to panic. Your credit score is compiled using your personal information such as your name, date of birth, and (to a far lesser extent) your address.
Credit agencies use your address to:
- Confirm your identity
- Match all your credit information to you
Is There an Address Blacklist?
If you’ve moved houses a lot, I bet you’ve heard the term ‘address blacklist before. The address blacklist is presumably a ‘blacklist’ that, when moving here, will automatically bring down your credit score. However, this is a fabricated notion and completely untrue.
Your credit score is not based on where you live, but rather how you have handled credit in the past. This means that where you live, who you live with, or who lived in your home before you, shouldn’t have an impact on your credit score.
Moving A Lot Can Affect You
Moving house a lot is not only emotionally and physically draining, but it also affects your ability to get credit. Lenders like to see stability in people’s credit reports and moving several times within a short amount of time can signify numerous issues, such as indicating you’ve found it difficult to pay your rent (for example). This may negatively affect you as it may influence their decision to give you credit.
Keep Your Address Up to Date
Credit reference agencies use your address as a way to confirm your identity. However, if your address is out of date or incorrect, it could lead to inaccurate information appearing on your credit report and this can significantly affect your score. What’s more, it can also cause bills to be sent to the wrong property – meaning you don’t make your payments on time. So, it’s essential you keep your address up to date.
To help ensure all your credit information is correct, it is important to ensure all your credit accounts are registered under the correct address. It is really simple to change your address, all you have to do is call your bank or log on to their online app to update your details.
Credit Factors to Consider
The number of addresses that appear on your credit score doesn’t necessarily have an affect on your credit score. However, there are five factors that are important to consider as these can affect your credit score and they are (in order of importance):
- Your payment history
- Your credit usage
- The age of your accounts
- Your types of credit
- The number of inquiries from potential creditors
Moving and Breaking a Lease
If moving means you are breaking a lease on your previous property and not paying what you contractedly agreed to, your credit score may suffer as a result. Firstly, you could be taken to court and this could show up as a public record. And secondly, any unpaid rent will show up as a collections account, damaging your credit score.
You Put Expenses on Credit
One of the most significant ways moving house can affect your credit score is the expense of it. Moving is expensive, there is no doubt about it, and between a deposit on your new place, buying furniture, and paying for a moving truck, it can be tempting to put expenses and new purchased on credit.
However, some of the best advice we can offer you is not to pay for anything you can’t afford with your own money. Save as much money as you can before your move-in date to help cover all moving-related expenses. This will help ensure you don’t hurt your credit score by buying things on credit and then finding it difficult to pay off later down the line.
Moving House and Your Credit Score in a Nutshell
Moving house often can make you look less stable, therefore affecting your credit score as lenders may be wary about lending you money. However, generally, moving houses a lot can only affect your credit score indirectly. To avoid your credit becoming damaged by an upcoming move, follow the steps below and everything should go smoothly.
Prioritise Using Direct Debit
As well-organised as you can be, it is easy to lose documents when you’re moving and, often, this includes bills. So, to avoid missing any of those important payments, be sure to set up a direct debit so the payments will be taken from your account automatically, even when you forget to sort it.
Tell Your Credit Providers You’re Moving
Changing your address as soon as possible will ensure all the accounts you hold are kept up to date. This procedure can be time-consuming because while some companies let you change your address online, others may ask you to visit your local branch to confirm your identity. Be sure to write your address in exactly the same format for each application you fill out as even something as simple as a misplaced number could lead to differing records.
Always Redirect Your Mail
While this can cost money, it is definitely worth doing when you’re moving into a new property as your mail could easily fall into the wrong hands, leaving you subject to identity theft or fraud. Redirecting your mail is a simple process and ensures you don’t miss out on receiving any of your post.
To redirect your mail, all you have to do is log on to the Post Office website and enter your details – it really is that easy! And you can redirect your mail for 3, 6, or 12 months!
Sign Up for the Electoral Roll
Once your settled in your new home, it is important you register to vote as this can have a positive influence on your credit score – showing lenders you’re settled and stable at your new address.
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The task of moving into a new house is daunting for anyone and can be made more stressful at the thought of moving your fish tank. Most people will move, on average, at least a couple of times in their lifetime, so it is a task you are likely to face at some point. However, if you prepare properly and have the essential knowledge available to you, moving your fish tank should go smoothly and without too many problems.
Moving House with Fish
First, there are a couple of important pieces of information you must remember when moving a fish tank. These are:
– Never move the fish in their tank.
– Do not feed your fish for at least 24 hours before moving them to a new location.
– Try to set aside a separate day to focus on moving your aquarium.
– Unplug the heater approximately half an hour before you start dismantling it. Otherwise, it may crack and break when removed, while it’s hot, straight from the water.
Remove Fish Tank Ornaments
The first step of moving your fish tank into a new property is to remove all the ornaments. Gently lift the ornaments to the top of the tank and double check there aren’t any fish inside seeking refuge. If you’re sure there are no fish in any of the ornaments, stack them in a waterproof container such as a plastic storage box, ready for moving.
Correctly Store Aquarium Plants
The best way to move the plants from your fish tank so that they are not damaged is by sealing them in bags with rubber bands to stop them from drying out. This will ensure your aquarium plants make it to your new property undamaged.
Carefully Catch Your Fish
Next you need to catch your fish. This process is made far easier if you remove some of the water from your tank so there is less room for the fish to swim around in. Don’t forget – any water you remove from your aquarium must be saved so that you can fill bags to keep your fish in.
When it comes to the actual fish catching, it is important to move slowly as slow movements are far more effective than frantic ones. If you have someone available to help you ‘herd’ the fish towards your net, it is definitely worth it. What’s more, it’s important to remember that when you lift the fish from the water, you cover the net with your hand, as fish can jump!
Bag Your Fish Up
As soon as you have caught all your fish, place them in bags full three quarters with tank water and tie with a rubber band – leave one quarter at the top full of oxygen. After you have bagged the fish up (each species in separate bags), cover them with paper bags or store them in a polystyrene box so they are in the dark as quickly as possible. Dark spaces are ideal for fish, especially when you’re moving, as it helps to keep them calm and stops them from panicking or becoming stressed.
Take Out Other Equipment
Once all the plants, fish, and water has been removed from the tank, it is time to take out your other equipment, such as heaters, filters, and pumps. To store the filter, keep it damp to help preserve as much of the friendly bacteria as possible to avoid health problems with your fish later. When packing your heater, be sure to wrap it thoroughly to avoid breakages as heater glass is very delicate.
Wrap the Fish Tank Thoroughly
To transport your fish tank to your new address, wrap your aquarium in bubble wrap, blankets, towels, clothes, and whatever other packing materials you can find to thoroughly protect it. Make sure you secure it in your vehicle to ensure it cannot move around while you’re driving.
Fish Transportation Advice
When moving your fish in their bags, you will need to ask a friend for help. Have them hold the bags carefully in the car while you drive to your new property. It is important to remember that if you’ve been careful to fill your bags of water three quarters full, with space left for oxygen, you have up to 12 hours to safely transport your fish without needing to release them from the bags. So, if you’ve planned your move quickly, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Top tip: If you place the sealed bags into white polystyrene boxes, it can help to keep the temperature cooler for your fish.
Prioritise Unpacking Your Aquarium
Once you’ve reached your new property, make unpacking your aquarium a priority. You must get your fish back into the tank as soon as you can. You will need to add your fish back into the tank as you normally would do after buying them from a shop. Ensure the water is perfect for them and keep the room dark to reduce their stress.
Ensure you place a rock, cave, castle, or tree log for the fish to hide in when they are placed back into the tank. This will give them a safe space where they can hide and acclimatise to their new environment.
Do not feed your fish on moving day because your filter is likely to struggle with the loss of bacteria and may not be able to cope with the waste products produced.
Keep an Eye on Your Tank
Just as it may take you some time to adjust to your new home and surroundings, the same goes for your fish. Keep an eye on your tank and fish for a month or so after moving. This will help you ensure everyone is settling in nicely and that the tank is reaching a good equilibrium.
Moving a Fish Tank is Not Impossible
All it takes is a little planning and time. You must plan ahead to ensure moving your fish tank goes as smoothly as possible. Hopefully this article has been helpful and given you all the important information you need to move your fish tank easily. If you would like any more moving advice, please do not hesitate to call Simply Removals.
How to Move Your Belongings Overseas
Moving into a new property is, in itself, a daunting prospect for many people. However, the feeling of apprehension is doubled when homeowners consider moving their belongings, family, and lives overseas. However, it is possible to move to a new country without too much trouble and I am going to share my top tips for moving your belongings overseas.
Choose the Sea Over the Air
Moving your belongings from one country to another is undoubtedly the most expensive aspect of moving overseas. However, there are ways you can cut costs and one of theses is by shipping your belongings overseas instead of flying them. You can send a lot more via cargo ship than you can via plane, and at a fraction of the cost!
Give Yourself Plenty of Time
Time is essential when you are planning a move abroad. Almost every aspect of the moving process will benefit from careful planning and lots of time. If you leave all the decisions to the last minute, you will make the process unnecessarily stressful on yourself. You’ve got to sort things like work permits, pet passports, visas, and so much more. And perhaps it’s an obvious point but these things can take a long time, so if you tend to be a last-minute person, I strongly recommend you give yourself more time than you think you need.
Time Your Flight Payments
Alongside the importance of good time-keeping, comes booking your flights at just the right time. It turns out that the best time to buy plane tickets isn’t as soon as possible, it’s actually at a very specific time. Of course, the exact moment does depend entirely on the country you’re travelling too, the time of year, the route, and so much more. However, if you keep an eye on the plane ticket sales and hold on for a bit instead of jumping straight in, you may find tickets at a fraction of the price.
Top tip: travelling during off-peak seasons naturally makes for quieter flights and cheaper tickets, because you’re not travelling at the same time as all the tourists.
Sell Anything You No Longer Need
One of the most important things before moving into a new country is to get rid of any unwanted belongings. The best advice is to take half the staff and twice the cash you think you’ll need. There’s a big difference between not being able to live without something and simply not wanting to get rid of it. Do you really need that big television in your living room? Sell it. Are you moving to a warm country? Sell your old winter coat.
Once you’ve sorted through your belongings, you can start to sell everything on websites like eBay and Craigslist or donate items to charity. Not only will selling your old belongings help you make some extra space, but it will also get you some extra money.
Open an International Bank Account
International bank accounts are essential when you’re making the move overseas and they will save you from a world of financial problems. Moving money into an international bank account allows you to hold several currencies at the same time, helping make the financial transition far easier.
Notify Your Government
Once you’ve made the decision to move to a new country, ensure you notify your government about it. It is easy to end up paying income tax twice when moving abroad. However, if you sort your taxes out in advance, it will make the process far easier than it otherwise would be.
Pack Everything Yourself
This point depends on how much you want to save money during the moving process. However, doing all the packing yourself can reduce moving costs significantly, and your moving company can even provide you with the packing materials you need. Make sure you enlist a few strong and trusty friends to help you pack up your belongings on moving day so that you don’t have to handle it all on your own.
Start with Making a List
Lists are a great place to start when it comes to making big life changes. If you know that you’re moving abroad, you know where, and you know when, there is plenty to be getting on with. But where do you start? Well, there is no right place to start, a list can help you prioritise the tasks that are most important. If you give yourself plenty of time and enlist the help you need, you can make every aspect of your international move as smooth and affordable as possible.
Moving into a new home can be a daunting experience but moving with a young family can cause even more difficulties. While you’re packing and trying to move furniture, they’ll be competing for your attention and trying to balance everything and everyone can be extremely difficult.
However, one of the advantages of moving home in London is that there are a number of moving companies you can choose from. What’s more, you can opt for the removals company to sort all the packing, moving, and storage solutions for you. It’s amazing the offers that are out there, and it will certainly make moving with children a lot easier.
How Simply Removals Can Help You Move
Here at Simply Removals we provide professional moving services for customers throughout London and the surrounding areas. What’s more, we can sort all the packing for you, do all the heavy lifting, and even store items for you so they are safe while you get settled.
We know how much moving into a new home can feel unsettling and that’s why we aim to make the process as easy for you as possible – providing you with all the support you need. By hiring our team at Simply Removals to help you with your move, you will save time, money, and enjoy the moving process a whole lot more than if you tried to juggle everything on your own.
Our Tips for Moving with a Young Family
If you are about to move into a new house and you have a young family, we thought we would share our advice with you to hopefully help make the transition a little easier.
Prepare an Inventory
One of the easiest things to do when moving into a new house is misplace items or pack things away and then not know which box they are in. So, we would always advise our customers to prepare an inventory of their belongings. You can either write a list on paper or download a home inventory app to keep track of everything you pack. If you want to be really detailed, you can even take photos of each item you pack so that you remember exactly what they are.
Creating an inventory may seem like a very time-consuming job, but it will save you a significant amount of time in the long-run.
Familiarise Yourself with the Area You’re Moving Into
If you’re not familiar with the area you’re moving into and you’re not sure how to get around when you’re there, it’s time to do a little bit of research. The more you know about your new home’s location and surroundings, the easier it will be to adapt once you’re moved in. Start by contacting the local schools to ask about transferring your children there and register your family at the doctors and dentist as well. This is all a super helpful way to start off on the right foot when you arrive and, therefore, be less overwhelmed with all the jobs you have to get done.
Redirect Your Mail
If your new home is confirmed and it’s just a case of moving everything in, it’s time to start redirecting your mail. This takes some time but saves a lot of problems in the long-run when you realise mail is still being sent to your old address.
To redirect your mail, all you have to do is complete a mail redirection form. These forms are available at your local post office and by filling one out you will ensure that any mail currently being delivered to your old address with now be redirected to your new address.
Visit Your New Home with Your Family
Moving with young children can be a stressful experience and amongst all the busyness it can be easy to forget that moving is disruptive and upsetting for children, too. Just like you they are leaving behind familiar environments and friends to make new ones. This can be daunting for them – and for you!
So, visit your new home with your family a few times before moving in to get everyone acquainted with the space and drive around the area for a while – perhaps visiting the local park and eating out in a local restaurant. This is a great way to get young children excited about their new home and familiar with the environment so that moving day is more exciting than sad.
Contact Simply Removals Today
If you would like help with your next big move, call Simply Removals today. Our team would be more than happy to support you through this big change and we provide all the services you need to move smoothly and successfully into your new property. Whether you need help moving heavy items, packing the boxes, storing furniture, or even tape, boxes, and bubble wrap to get started – our team at Simply Removals have it all!
Call us today to find out more and let us help make your move with a young family as easily and stress-free as possible.
As someone who has personally moved numerous times in my life, I like to think that I have become somewhat of a moving expert. When it comes to moving home, I have tried and tested all methods. I’ve hired packers and movers, signed up friends and family to help, done the job myself, rented a truck, drip-fed items into my new property over a few weeks, and so much more…whatever moving option there is, I’m pretty sure I’ve tried it!
However, if there is one thing I’ve learnt in all my years of regular moving, it’s that we all own so. Much. Stuff.
Even though there are certain things we can’t live without, there are some things that we simply don’t need. And paired with moving, these items can make packing significantly more time-consuming, stressful, and unnecessary.
So, if you don’t want to be completely frazzled the next time you move home, here’s how to declutter effectively.
Declutter as You Pack
Packing is a great time to work through your items and decide what you’re going to keep and what you’re not so fussed about leaving behind. Many people find it a helpful time to declutter. So, if you need the motivation of actually moving, why not declutter as you pack?
As you pack every item to take with you, ask yourself the following questions:
- When was the last time you used it? (if longer than one year, get rid!)
- Do you really need it?
- Does it still work?
- Could someone else make better use of it?
- Is it sentimental?
Work Through One Room at a Time
The best way to declutter your home effectively is to tackle everything one room at a time. Otherwise it is easy to become overwhelmed with the amount that needs doing and you might avoid carrying out the task at hand altogether.
Create a First Day Box
The first day in your new home is exciting but can also be stressful as you try to find everything you need to have a good first day.
To make this process easier, think about packing a first day box. This box contains everything you need for your first day/night in your new place. It has all the essentials in it:
- Water bottles
Having a box like this that is clearly labelled can make that first day significantly easier. It also helps cut down on the clutter of unpacking because you don’t need to rifle through box after box in search of your toothbrush.
Plan Ahead for Large Items of Furniture
We all have furniture and most of us would say that it is one of life’s necessities. However, furniture can take up a lot of space and it can take time to get rid of unwanted items before moving day.
So, plan ahead.
If you no longer want specific items of furniture, be sure you have a strategy in place. One of the best ways to get rid of unwanted furniture is to offer it to friends and family or sell it at work. Craigslist or Freecycle are always options, but if you want to make a little bit of money, they should probably be your last resort.
Sort Out the Paperwork
Now I know, this isn’t exactly the advice you had hoped for – after all, there is nothing more time-consuming that sorting out the filing system. However, it’s an unavoidable fact that we tend to accumulate paper in our homes. From user manuals and bank statements, to housing contracts and gas bills, once you sort through your papers and create a system, you will feel a lot better.
It may take a while, so set aside a day to properly sort out your paperwork. File everything into clearly labelled folders and thoroughly shred any paper, credit cards, or documents you no longer need. There is no better excuse to sort through your paperwork than when you’re moving. You will definitely feel better for it and your files will be significantly more manageable, too!
Clear Out the Junk Drawer
Another task we’ve all been avoiding for weeks, months, or possibly years…clearing out the junk drawer is a task none of us enjoy. But now that you’re moving home, you need to clear out the junk drawer so that it doesn’t follow you to every home you live in.
Junk drawers are often full of old batteries, papers, rubber bands, and various other miscellaneous items. Rather than emptying this drawer into a packing box, why not riffle through the items and clear out what you don’t need?
When it comes to moving and decluttering your house at the same time, the best thing you can do is start early. Whether you’re moving in 6 months or one year’s time, the earlier you start decluttering your home, the less stressful your move will be. Make a start by lining up four boxes by the front door and labelling each of them ‘keep’, ‘give away’, ‘rubbish’ and ‘sell’. As you work through your home, one room at a time, add items to the bins. This is a simple but effective way to manage the clutter in your home and encourage others in your house to clear out their spaces too.
What are Some of Your Decluttering Tips?
And there you have it, all my decluttering tips to help make moving less stressful. If you simply plan ahead, your move will be significantly easier. It’s helpful to see your new home as a completely fresh start so that you dispose of excess items and unnecessary clutter accordingly. And by decluttering, you will be able to enjoy more space in your new home knowing you’ve not got to store a lifetime of items you never really use.
Storage solutions are incredibly popular throughout the UK because there are so many benefits! Whether you’re moving into a new home or you are redecorating your space and you need somewhere to put all your furniture, storage could be just what you need.
To help you out, we have provided you with a list of the benefits of storage.
Storage Solutions are Flexible
When it comes to storage, flexibility is extremely important as it means you can store your belongings for any length of time, whether that be for a couple of days or for longer. This means that if your plans change or you need your furniture stored for more time than you initially thought, you are able to extend the storage time. After all, as much as we like to plan, life can happen, and plans can change. So, having a flexible storage solution can be extremely convenient.
Storage is Convenient
The storage solutions we provide here at Simply Removals are extremely convenient for all our customers. It provides a space that is warm, dry, safe, and secure where your items can be kept until you know what you are doing with them. What’s more, here at Simply Removals we can even move your belongings into storage for you so that you don’t have to worry about them. At Simply Removals we know how stressful moving into a new property can be and that’s why we aim to make your move as easy and smooth as possible.
Storage is Safe, Secure, Clean, and Dry
All the self-storage units we provide at Simply Removals are safe, secure, clean, and dry – ensuring all your belongings are protected and safe from the elements until you’re ready to collect them. There is nothing worse than storing your items in an old garage or a cold, damp loft because you will come to collect them and find that the boxes are wet through or there has been damage to your furniture. Give yourself peace of mind and protect your belongings in the Simply Removals storage rooms.
Storage is Accessible
At Simply Removals, you have a key to your storage unit so that it is accessible at all times. This allows you to access your belongings at a day and a time that suits you. So, if you need to access something you’ve packed, or you want to move your furniture into your new home slowly over time, you can do so without any problems. We know that when it comes to storage, accessibility is extremely important.
Reduced the Risk of Damage
If you move home regularly, you will know that the risk of damage to your furniture can increase with every property move you make. Storing your items in a neat and systematic manner in self-storage units can significantly reduce the risks of regularly moving goods and items. Storage solutions such as those offered by Simply Removals, mean that your more delicate or sentimental items are not at risk of damage and are protected from the wear and tear of regularly moving.
You Can Pay for the Space You Need
When it comes to furniture storage, we all need something different because properties come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why here at Simply Removals we know there’s not one storage space size that works for everyone. Instead, we provide a variety of different sized units so that you only need to pay for the space you need. Not only is it cost-efficient, but it saves space, and provides you with just what you need.
The Storage Solutions We Offer at Simply Removals
Here at Simply Removals we know that removals and storage go hand in hand and that’s why we are proud to provide storage solutions for all our home removal companies. And what’s more, we offer storage units that are affordable so that moving into a new house doesn’t break the bank!
Whether you’re moving into a new house, redecorating, or simply decluttering your living space, our storage units provide the extra space you need. After all, the last thing you want to be worried about when making a change is the security and location of your belongings. At Simply Removals, we provide you with the storage solutions you need to keep your life on track.
We Provide Storage
The great thing about the storage solutions we provide at Simply Removals is that you don’t have to use our removal service to make use of our storage facilities. All you have to do is give us a call! There is plenty of room and we would be more than happy to cater to your needs and provide you with a space where you can store your belongings safely and securely. Whether you require long-term or short-term storage solutions, Simply Removals are here for you!
We Provide a Collection Service
If you don’t have the time or the man-power to move all of your belongings into storage, why not request our collection service? Here at Simply Removals we are proud to provide a professional removal team who can come and collect your items for you, securely storing them so that you don’t have to. Our professional moving teams are all fully trained and insured to give you total peace of mind that you’re receiving a top-quality service.
We Provide Self-Storage Solutions
If you have a specific storage location in mind that suits you best, give our team a call today and let them know. Don’t worry if you’re not sure how much space you will need, we have experienced advisers who are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. What’s more, they can help assist you in choosing the space you need. All the self-storage units we provide are easily accessible and range from 10 sq fit to 300 sq ft. Give us a call today to find out more about the self-storage options available to you.
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Here at Simply Removals, removals and storage is what we do. So, if you would like to request our services or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We would be more than happy to assist you in your moving and storage needs!
Need Help Moving with Pets? Here are Our Do’s and Don’ts!
No one looks forward to the moving process, especially if you’re tackling it alone. It’s laborious, stressful and sometimes expensive! However, what can make the moving process even more difficult is moving with pets. The added responsibility of catering to the needs of your pet can make the whole ordeal more stressful than necessary.
So, Simply Removals are going to run through the 3 most important do’s and don’ts of moving with a pet (cats and/or dogs). Take a look below at our top tips!
Our 3 Do’s for Moving with Pets
Find an area of your new home (and old home) and keep your pet in it!
Even if your pet is extremely well-behaved, you don’t want them disrupting your moving process, or worse, harming themselves. It would be wise to find a quiet room where your pet won’t be disturbed. Ensure that your pet has all of their home comforts in their selected room, this includes bedding, toys, water and food. By supplying them with these comforts, it’s more likely that they won’t be too stressed or cause any disturbance.
2. Find someone to help look after your pet
As previously stated, moving day can come with a host of stresses, and adding a pet to the equation isn’t appealing. If you can, try and get a friend or relative to take your pet out for the day. It will remove them from the busy moving environment and put your mind at rest on the moving day.
3. Safeguard your pet!
If you haven’t already, now is the best time to invest in an ID tag or microchip. This not only means you’ll be able to find your pet if they go missing, but new neighbours will be able to identify them and return them safely to your new home. If you already have your pet chipped, make sure you update your new home address and any other necessary details so that if they do wander off, they can easily be identified and returned.
Our 3 Don’ts for Moving with Pets
Don’t let them run free in your new property without checks
You might want to allow your pet to roam free in your new home once you arrive but this may be unwise. Pets have an uncanny way of finding gaps and escape routes, especially in places that haven’t been properly secured. Ensure that your new property is secure and don’t let your pet roam free in the garden before you’ve inspected it!
2. Don’t be too harsh if they’re not adapting well to the new property!
Don’t be too harsh on your pet if they’re chewing and causing disturbances in your new property. Pets take time to adjust to their surroundings, and being in a new home will likely have an effect on their temperament. Allow them to explore and relax in your new home. It’s also advised that you don’t let your pet remain on their own for long periods of time as this can cause anxiety. Comfort them and give them treats to keep them happy and settled in your new property.
3. Don’t change their routines
Just because you’ve moved doesn’t mean that you have to change your pet’s routine! For example, if you have a dog, keep walking them and feeding them at similar times. Dogs get used to routines and if you start changing those routines once you’ve moved into your new property, this may unsettle them. Cats are more relaxed about this, as they more independent but be sure to get them acquainted with the new property and ensure they’re able to explore once they’ve settled.
That makes our top 3 do’s and don’ts for moving with pets! Have you had any experiences with moving your pets from old to new properties? Have any advice that you’d like to add to this article? Please do not hesitate to email us to let us know and we’ll add them to the article.
Additionally, if you’d like to know how we can help you and your pets move safely into your new property, do feel free to give us a call here. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help, no matter how big or small your move may be!
Are you looking for the cheap ways to move to a new city? Don’t worry because Simply Removals are here to provide you the best moving tips which won’t cost you a lot of money!
We understand that moving is a pricey task. It not only requires hard work but it can come with unwanted stress and aggravation, especially if you haven’t planned correctly. We understand the cost and circumstances required in moving from one city to another. People save every penny to buy a new house and it is very challenging to move on a tight budget.
Today, we’re looking at some proven tips which will make your move much easier and affordable!
1. Find Yourself a Reliable Removals Company
This is the first an arguably the most important step of your moving journey. Of course, you might claim that hiring a portable moving container might be cheaper but in most cases, when you move to a new city, you want to make the move as stress-free as possible.
Have a chat with several removal companies yo find which one suits your needs. Simpy Removals are always here for some friendly advice, so please do not hesitate to get in touch!
2. Find Yourself Some Free Moving Boxes
Don’t waste your money by buying cartons, boxes, shoppers and other packing material. Buying one box does not seem much costly, but buying 50 to 100 boxes will cost a lot of money. You can always look around for these boxes in warehouses. You can easily get the cartons from grocery stores free of cost.
Whenever you buy large appliances from the market, don’t throw away original packing. This way, you can save money and you’re being eco-friendly! You can also ask your family and friends for any spare boxes they may have and are willing to donate.
3. Choosing a Cheaper Moving Season
Choosing the correct time is really important in planning your move. Identify the cheapest moving season. Normally, moving is on the peak during the spring and summer season as compared to winter and fall season.
Moving companies demand more money during the peak season. You should plan your move during winter or fall season when the demand of the moving companies is not very high. To plan your move in a budget it is highly important that you choose the cheapest season. This will help alleviate the financial burden you might incur during your move.
4. Look for Discounts
Before you plan to move, do thorough research on moving companies, rental trucks, transport, moving supply retailers etc.
Do take recommendations from friends and family before hiring any moving company. There is a chance that they had a good experience with the moving company and can tell you exactly what you should do.
You should not hire movers who are complete strangers. Similarly, before finalizing your choice, visit mover website and read customer reviews. If reviews are good, then there is no problem in hiring them. But, if 70% reviews are against that moving company then you should go for another moving company with positive reviews.
5. Don’t Carry What You Can’t Carry!
Don’t carry extra stuff with you. Donate your old clothes, books, and furniture. You can sell them online too. If you will carry all the stuff for nothing, then it would cost you a lot of money, time and energy too.
The above five tips will definitely help you in moving to the new city on a budget. Just stick to the basic and don’t panic. More importantly, be patient and do your research especially when hiring a moving company. Remember, if you are vigilant, it will be much easier to move before breaking the bank.
If you’d like a quote or any advice on moving to a new city, please feel free to contact Simply Removals today!
Simply Removals: An Award-winning Company!
Recently, London-based removal company Simply Removals were awarded the prestigious IPA award.
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. Established in 1991, the standard has naturally evolved to keep up with modern practices. They are a governing body that defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people to work in both an efficient and responsible manner, while hitting their targets and aiming for success.
What is the Investors in People Accreditation Award?
The IPA award is the global standard for people management. This is one of the most prestigious awards that can be given to a company. It highlights both employee satisfaction, work ethic and company goals being met. As quoted from their official awards document:
‘Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.’
Paul Devoy (Head of Investors in People) stated on behalf of his company, that he’d “like to congratulate Simply Removals. The Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. All the team at Simply Removals should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
About Investors in People
Investors in People, as quoted on their press template reflect on the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Why the Employees at Simply Removals Should be Proud
Simply Removals are proud to be able to present this award with both its staff and customers alike. The award is only presented to companies and institutions who have proved to the IPA governing body that their business has passed multiple tasks, online assessments, employee interviews and work observations.
Only companies that show their dedication to staff and clients are awarded the IPA certificate. The award itself holds great value, showcasing that a company has passed a set of vigorous tests and interviews which have been specifically designed to push a company’s employees to the limits and monitor how they deal under pressure.
Call Us Today to see What We Can Offer You!
This award has only certified what the team at Simply Removals have been doing for a number of years. If you’d like to know more about the services we offer here at Simply Removals, why not give us a call?
We offer various bespoke removal services across London and the UK. Call us today to see what competitive rates we can offer you!