Moving House – Preparation & Check Lists

Moving home is said to be one of the most stressful processes that anyone can go through but there are ways to ensure a smooth and hassle free experience. It is wise to take time to prepare for your move by making a check list of things to do, and crossing off the stages as they are completed. A list of who needs to be notified such as any landlords, utility companies, doctors, post office, milk or newspaper delivery and your bank is also handy.

You can begin an action plan as soon as you decide to move by sorting out and de-cluttering your home. Unwanted items can be sold, donated to charity or offered to friends. Begin to keep boxes to one side which may be useful for packing.

Arranging a Removal Van

Loading TrollyIf you are planning a DIY move be sure to choose a good and reliable vehicle hire company, using well maintained, quality vans and trucks to minimise the chance of breakdown. Make a list of possible helpers including family and friends.

If opting for a removals firm start to look around for a good one who are preferably members of the British Association of Removers. Get at least three written quotes before deciding which one to use and organise the removal at least two weeks beforehand, checking if they offer any discounts for specific days. Make sure that the removal company are informed of things like approximately how much is being moved, what time to arrive, how to get to the new property, which pieces of furniture may be awkward and where things need to go.

Professional Storage of Household Possessions

If you are going to need somewhere to store your possessions for a time Newcastle Self Storage can offer advice on all aspects of storage including short term hire. There is a varied range of flexible storage available which is secure and clean at great prices.

Think about insurance for your possessions during the move as accidents can happen and you should also consider insuring your new home from the date you move in.

Self Storage for Downsizing & Hold Ups

shutterstock_15389050If you are moving house to downsize, you may well require a self storage container facility to store some items whilst you make more permanent provision. Similarly, it is not unknown for house moves to hit snags – causing delays. In this event, you may need self storage container on a short term basis for items such as carpets, beds, desks and white goods. Newcastle Self Storage can help, so call us on 0191 406 6333 or e mail

Organise Provision for Children & Pets.

Two weeks before the move begin to pack non essential items like books and out of season clothes into storage boxes. Arrange for your post to be re directed, there is usually a fee for this service. Arrange for children or pets to be looked after during the move. Inform everyone you can think of that needs to know about your change of address. Confirm with the estate agent/landlord when you will pick up keys to the new property.

Collect all keys for your existing home to leave for the new owners/tenants. Its a nice thought to leave a note for the next occupiers with pointers or bits of advice.

Last but not least spend a quiet and relaxed evening with a nice meal, glass of wine and DVD to de-stress, before an early night to prepare for the big day.

Cheap Self Storage Containers – Newcastle & Gateshead

Our self storage container rental prices are very competitive. Our units represent amazing value, much less than some Newcastle self storage companies who charge £200 per month for the same size self storage facility. If you want independence, convenience at a very low self storage rental price call Newcastle Self Storage on 0191 406 6333.