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When it comes to the day of the big move, things might seem a little overwhelming and you might not know where to start. With this in mind, see below our quick “checklist” to help make your house move as easy as possible.Click here to read the full article
Before You Leave Your Current Home:
Remove bedding and disassemble your beds (wherever possible).If you rented your own van, leave early in the morning to collect it as soon as possible.If using a removal firm in Nottingham, guide them through the property and explain any specific requirements you may have about packing, loading, or unloading at the other end.Once the removal vehicle has been loaded, walk through the empty property to check that nothing has been left behind, ensuring all doors and windows are locked.Provide your new contact information for the new...
It’s no secret that moving to a new house can prove to be a daunting experience. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving rental properties or working your way up the property ladder, the whole process can be simplified with this easy 4-step guide.Click here to read the full article
Step 1: Create A Moving Plan
In the weeks leading up to the move, make a list of all tasks and responsibilities (apart from packing) in relation to moving house. These can include notifying utilities companies, internet providers and the local authority for council tax purposes, as well as informing banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions of your address change. In addition to this, it is important to confirm the catchment areas for GP’s, Dentists, childcare providers and schools prior to the move, ensuring you are...
So, you’ve found the perfect place and are you’re ready to book your removal firm, but when is the best time to move to your new home? Here are some things to consider when booking your removal.Click here to read the full article
Starting Your Move Early In The Day
Moving to a new home can take a considerable amount of time, especially if your new property is a significant distance away. With this in mind, starting the move as early as possible in the morning will provide you enough time to comfortably complete the move, unpack some key items (such as tea kettle, pots and pans and bedding etc ) whilst minimising the stresses caused by “rushing around”, trying to get everything done in a matter of hours. Starting the move early also provides more time to deal with any last-minute issues that could arise on the day...
While the idea of living in a new home is exciting, the process of actually moving there can be both stressful and daunting. The good news is that much of the stress around moving can be avoided if you plan properly and know how best to handle it all. But what mistakes should you avoid when moving home?Click here to read the full article
Failing To Plan The Move
Many people think that moving to a new property involves spending a little bit of time filling a few boxes up with their possessions. This is not true and can see you feel stressed out when moving day arrives. You should take time to plan out your move well in advance and organise packing, so it is done on time.
Doing Things In A Rush
Some people rush because they panic, because they have left things until the last minute. Whatever the reason, rushing is never a...
Buying a home for the first time is an exciting process. But it can be an expensive one. Here are the main costs you need to factor in with the home-buying process:Click here to read the full article
It’s a good idea to make use of the expert, independent financial advice of a mortgage advisor, but as with all professional services it comes at a cost. Sometimes they’ll be paid a set amount, sometimes they’ll take a commission. Often, however, the advisor will be paid by the mortgage lender, so that is at least one cost you can sidestep!
Mortgage Arrangement Fees
Even if you don’t have to directly pay your mortgage advisor, there may be an arrangement fee for setting up the mortgage. You can choose to pay for this upfront or roll it into your mortgage.
With a big purchase li...
If you're getting ready to move to a new house, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make the whole process much smoother. Below, we've listed 10 packing tips to help.Click here to read the full article
1. Make A Plan
Prepare a packing plan and stick to it. Try setting yourself a realistic target (perhaps one box per day) and for each room make a list of essential items which cannot be packed until the last minute.
Before you start packing, take the opportunity to declutter. There is no point in packing and transporting things you don’t need.
3. Get Plenty Of Packing Materials
It’s so easy to underestimate how much you’ll need. Bubble wrap, self-seal plastic bags, tape and strong cardboard boxes should all be on your shopping list.
4. Label Everything
Get a copy of the floorplan for...
Moving home in a rush can leave you with next to no time to store surplus items, particularly if you want them out the way to decorate your new home. Choosing the right storage unit is important if it’ll be housing your personal belongings for extended periods of time.Click here to read the full article
Below are some things to think about to help you choose the right storage unit for you.
Think about how often you need to gain access to the stored items. Some storage facilities have set opening times meaning your belongings may be inaccessible if you need to get to them.
Most storage companies will offer various sizes to cater for their customers. Ensure you’ve checked the size of your belongings, so you have a good idea of what storage facility you need.
If you’re planning on l...
Weather in the UK can be very unpredictable with just 1 inch of snow bringing the country to a standstill. Whilst the risk of your move being cancelled is minimal, it’s still handy to prepare for poor weather conditions. Here are some pro tips you’ll want to consider beforehand:Click here to read the full article
Tracking The Weather
Check the weather forecast each day of the week leading up to your move and for the date of your move. This’ll give you a bit of an idea of what weather to expect. Don’t forget to also check the forecast for the location of your new home. You may need to prepare a different route to your new property.
Protect Your Belongings
Your belongings should be suitably boxed and sealed ready for the move. If you know you’re going to have to carry packaged items a distance to your home, you...
Moving out can be stressful for anyone but particularly for people who’ve never experienced it before. There’s so much to do it can be a daunting experience. We’ve put together some tips for those first time buyers or young movers to make the whole process smooth and pain free.Click here to read the full article
It’s time for a clear out
Go through each cupboard in every room and think about what you actually need. Is it really worth wasting packing space for something you’ve never used and probably won’t in the new house? Use this time to have a thorough clear out as this will be a big time saver when it comes to packing.
Pack your wardrobe as is
You’ll be able to move your clothes from wardrobe to wardrobe if you leave them on the hangers. Just take them out your current wardrobe and lay them in containe...
Christmas can be an exciting but stressful time of the year so if you’re planning on moving over the Christmas holidays, we’ve listed below a couple of tips to help you prepare.Click here to read the full article
Book your removal company early
During the Christmas period most companies are busy so it’s essential to get your appointment booked well in advance. Some companies have reduced staff numbers during this time of the year so if you request a service last minute, your chances of it going ahead are quite slim.
Prep for the bad weather
It’s not Christmas without snow. Whilst this may look great whilst you’re indoors it can be potentially problematic on your moving day. Plan accordingly by monitoring the weather forecast, taking care to grit your pathway, driveway and the pavement outside your home. This w...
Here at Longpods Removals & Storage in Nottingham, one of the most common questions we receive is “how long will my house removal take?”. Although there’s no steadfast answer we can give to every customer (as the size of each house and the number of belongings to be moved can significantly vary from one to the other) we can provide a rough estimate which is primarily based on the type of property in question.Click here to read the full article
Each of these estimates given below are done so with the understanding that all properties have been de-cluttered, cleaned and with all belongings wrapped and packed into boxes (where applicable).
All time estimates given are calculated on the assumption that no pre-packing service is required by us and that larger furniture items (such as beds, wardrobes and cabinets) are dis...
Moving to a larger office can appear a daunting task at first. Whether you’re upsizing to new premises to facilitate the growth of your business or merging with another company, it is important to plan the move accordingly to minimize any disruption to your business.Click here to read the full article
Having completed hundreds of office moves in Nottingham and the East Midlands, we understand the importance of efficient planning and can ensure a smooth and hassle-free office relocation from the outset.
Here are some top tips to consider when moving to a new office…
Plan Thoroughly & Methodically
When relocating to a new office, it is important to ascertain the square-footage of space available before comparing it to that of your current premises. Is the new space open plan, divided across multiple floors or partitio...
Moving to a new house or relocating to a different office is always a daunting task. It’s important that you choose the right removals company the first time round, one that will meet all your requirements at a fair and affordable price. The last thing you need is an unreliable service with hidden costs and unprofessional staff that charge you over the odds for the removal in question.Click here to read the full article
Time and time again, we hear countless horror stories from new and prospective customers about the unprofessional service they have previously received from other companies and so called “removal experts”. Taking this into consideration, we would like to provide the following steps on approaching a removal company for a quote.
Step One – Assess The Size Of Your Removal
Take a note of the size of o...
Moving office equipment can be stressful in any environment but it doesn’t have to be. Below, we’ve listed some of our best tips to making your transition between offices as smooth as possible.Click here to read the full article
Nobody likes to feel rushed, and if you do it’s likely that things can go wrong so effective planning is essential when moving. Even little things like, have you made sure on your moving day that the service elevator or entrance is easily accessible? Create yourself a plan and allocate the workload to staff and set targets to achieve by a particular date.
Prioritise your packing
Got some important documents that you need to keep but won’t need until you’ve moved? Get packing them first and order your packing based on how frequently you use the item or piece of equipment. You...
A lot of people look at storage as a huge nuisance when it comes to moving, but there’s so many advantages to using our storage services, we’ve listed a few of them below:Click here to read the full article
Our facilities comprise a secure unit with individual storage rooms inside and are kept under 24 hour surveillance using locks and security doors to keep your personal items safe and secure not only from others, but also from the weather.
Save space in your home/office
Space can be tough to find sometimes and you may have items you only bring out for certain times of the year. These possessions are ideal to be moved into one of our storage facilities to de-clutter your home or office and give more space in your living or work environment.
Not only are our storage prices competitive, all of...
As a trusted removals company in Nottinghamshire, we frequently receive questions from prospects and potential customers about what they need to do leading up to the date of their move. With this in mind, we have decided to publish a few articles to help answer the most common questions we receive, providing a form of “checklist” that people may find useful.Click here to read the full article
If you haven’t already, contact your solicitor regarding the exchanging of contracts. Not only does this provide valuable peace of mind about the stressful task ahead, it also enables you to finalise your moving dates and can help you plan the rest of the move accordingly.
Confirm the date of the move with your chosen removals company. Make sure you read their reviews online, ideally on a platform such as...