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Space-Saving Packing Tips for Moving House

Moving is stressful enough already without lots of boxes and bags everywhere. The less you need to move, the less stressful it will be and of course, the less you need to move. Which also means fewer trips and a faster moving process.

Here are our top tips for saving space during the moving process…

Don’t leave it until the last minute

If you want to save space when packing, then do not leave it until the last minute to start packing things away. Start as soon as you possibly can. Things like decluttering can be started way ahead of time. Although you might not be able to pack up everything weeks before you move, you can start packing up smaller things that you don’t use as much. For example, if you know you are moving in the summer, start packing up your winter clothes in spring.

Declutter

The main thing you can do to save space is declutter everything you don’t need, want, or use anymore. The less you have, the less there is to try and pack. You probably don’t need to take all those old t-shirts that you are keeping just in case. If you don’t wear them, throw them away. It’s also worth dedicating a certain amount of storage to each category of items and decluttering anything that doesn’t fit.

Get organised

Make a list of everything that needs to be packed. Create categories and even sub-categories. When it comes to moving house, you can never be too organised. Label everything. We aren’t saying that you need to go and buy fancy labels and packaging, just rip off a piece of paper and stick a label to a box. When you know what you have, you can avoid using extra storage bags when you don’t need to.

Take it one step at a time

Don’t try to do everything at once. Trying to pack up an entire house is an impossible task. Trying to get it all done in one day will just make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Instead, try packing up one room at a time or even packing one area of a room at a time. Dedicate days to tackle different areas of your house, whether that’s your makeup draw one day and the kitchen cupboard the next day. That will give you the opportunity to see how much space is being taken up by each area and help you decide where you need to declutter.

Utilise different storage items

Remember that suitcase you have lying around, use it to pack up some items. Items such as suitcases and handbags can be used to store items. You will be moving them with you anyway, so you might as well utilise the extra space they can offer you.

Vacuum seal your clothes

Vacuum-sealed bags are not just great for keeping dirt and dust from getting on your clothes, they’re also great for compacting them. Instead of ramming a bag or box full of clothes, put them all in a vacuum-sealed bag that can be compressed smaller. You’ll be surprised how much space you can save.

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5 Challenges Homeowners Face When Moving House

Everyone knows that buying a house is one of the most stressful processes, but the real stress comes on moving day, or at least the weeks leading up to it. Here are a few problems you can expect to face when it comes to moving day…

Being Unprepared 

You might think that you have all the time in the world to prepare for moving day, but you will be surprised how fast the time goes. Our best advice is always to start earlier than you think you need to. Even if you are just doing a little bit each day, you will thank yourself when it comes to moving everything. Instead of trying to tackle an entire room, put an hour aside to declutter your junk drawer.

Furniture Doesn’t Fit

You have planned everything, from what will be moved and where, down to how it will be moved but there’s one problem, it won’t fit through the door. If you are planning to keep your sofa it might be best to measure it and see if it will fit through the door. If it’s too big or it’s at an awkward angle, you might need to make alternative arrangements. Don’t worry, a professional removal company can help you find the best way to move furniture in and out.

Not Knowing How to Move Belongings 

Probably one of the most common challenges you will face is finding a way to move everything from your current home to your new home. Most of us don’t own a van or a car big enough for furniture to be transported it. Finding a van to hire can also be rather tricky, you have a lot to think about, and it might not be worth it. It might be best to leave it to the professionals. Instead, hire a removal company to take the stress out of moving.

Feeling Unorganised

Feeling unorganised is likely to be a challenge no matter how organised you feel leading up to moving day. Whether it’s coming across things and deciding last minute you want to get rid of them or not having enough categories. There is always going to be something that makes you feel unorganised. Try not to worry too much about things being super organised, as long as everything gets there in one piece. You can always throw things away when you are settled into your new home.

Belongings Being Damaged

If it’s your first time moving you might be worried about your items being damaged in transit, especially your more fragile items. Even turning a corner too fast in the car could lead to a broken vase or trying to carry something by yourself that is simply just too heavy. Instead, it might be best to let a removal company help, they will know how to package your items securely and transport them safely.

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We are an elite removal service proving home, office, and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK. We are professionally trained, providing peace of mind when moving with a full range of removal services. Get in touch today to get your move booked in and another thing ticked off your moving checklist!

Top Tips for Moving Home

So, you have finally bought your dream home but now you have to endure the stressful part… moving.

There is stuff everywhere, boxes piled up, and you can’t remember where you put your phone charger, we know the feeling. Moving is stressful, there is no escaping that but there are a few ways to make the process a little less stressful. Check out our top tips below…

Start Early

Sounds obvious right, but it is so easy to leave things last minute and moving house is something that should not be left until the last minute. Even if you just do one thing each day, start as early as possible. Start by creating a plan and mapping out everything that needs to be done and when. Then you can create a to-do list in order of priority, and it’s always fun to tick things off a to-do list.

Label EVERYTHING

Label everything. Even if you think you will remember what is in a box, label it. Labelling everything will make it much easier when it comes to unpacking everything in your new home, but it will also make packing easier.

Declutter As You Go

The best thing about moving into a new home is being able to start fresh. Instead of taking that bag of clothing hangers that you know you will never use, or a draw full of bits and bobs, declutter. Throw away all of the things you are saving because you think you might need them in the future. This is your chance to start fresh, so only take the things that you need or really want.

Organise Your Wires

It might be tempting to just throw all of your wires into a box as they are, but you should probably label them. Keep your wires separate and put them into their own little bags. For example, all of the wires that go into the TV, put them together in a small bag and label them. Then take all of those little bags and put them in one big box.

Keep Your Essentials Separate

Everything is scheduled to be moved and it all seems to be going to plan but just in case it doesn’t, it’s probably best to have your essentials handy. Create a box where you can house your essentials and anything else you might want when you first get to your new home. Maybe you want to light a candle on your first night, pack it with your essentials so you don’t have to spend time rummaging through boxes upon boxes of things. Don’t forget to pack a toothbrush and a pair of pyjamas in that box.

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Looking to move and want to hire a removal company to help?

We are an elite removal service proving home, office, and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK. We are professionally trained, providing peace of mind when moving with a full range of removal services. Get in touch today to get your move booked in and another thing ticked off your moving checklist!

Tips For Planning a Last-Minute House Move

Moving house can be chaotic, but when you are moving last minute, that level of chaos can increase quite dramatically. We know how stressful it can be, and that’s why we are sharing our top tips for a last-minute move with you to make the process a little easier. Check them out below…

Make a Plan

First things first, you need to make a plan, and you need to make a to-do list. Being organised can make the process a lot less stressful. Plan out what needs to be moved first, and what can be moved together and try to minimise the number of trips needed to move all of your belongings.

Declutter What You Can

We are not suggesting that you go and have a massive spring clear out, that’s probably the last thing you want to do when you are trying to move everything last minute. Instead, throw things away as you go along. When you are organising everything and packing things into boxes if you come across something that you don’t want to take with you, throw it away. Create a designated area for everything that you are not taking with you and toss things into the pile as you go along. If you have an extra pair of hands, have a designated person to dispose of things you are throwing away, if not come back for it later.

Put the Essentials to One Side

Although we advise organising everything into its own category, having to look in several different boxes to find your toothbrush and clothes can be a pain. Put a few outfits aside, your everyday items (i.e., toothbrush etc), and anything else you think you might use during the moving process in their own box, so you have easy access to them.

Choose the Right Packing Materials

The last thing you want is to finish packing a box of stuff and tape it shut only to lift it and everything falls out of the bottom. Disaster, right? Different items are going to need different types of materials. For example, bubble wrapping your fragile items and valuables, or using vacuum-sealed bags for your clothes.

Move Furniture Last

You might want to get your furniture out of the way to give yourself more room to pack. Although it might be a pain to have a sofa or a bed in the way when you are packing, it is still probably best to move the big things last. Trying to disassemble a bed or a shelving unit surrounded by boxes is a recipe for disaster, instead pack everything else up and you will have a clear space to move your big furniture.

Need Some Help Moving?

Looking to move and want to hire a removal company to help?

We are an elite removal service proving home, office, and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK. We are professionally trained, providing peace of mind when moving with a full range of removal services. Get in touch today to get your move booked in and another thing ticked off your moving checklist!

Why you should use a Home Removals Service

One of the most time consuming parts of moving home is packing your belongings away. This isn’t a task you can avoid, and everything will need to be put into cardboard boxes ready to be taken to your new home. The good news is this challenging task could be made easier and you don’t necessarily need to pack yourself.

A lot of removal companies offer a packing service, which is professional and takes the pressure off yourself. Although, they are an additional expense which you will need to think about, it does come with many benefits and advantages getting someone to help you pack away your home.

Read below the reasons why you should consider the help to pack up your home to move.

Hassle free!

You will not have to worry about packing anything away before your moving day as the team will take care of everything for you, taking away the stress. Giving you one less thing to do when getting ready for the big move day. The service can be of great use if you are moving last minute and have a long list of things to get done. You can focus on other tasks while not having to think about packing up the brown boxes.

Still use your belongings until the moving date

If you are packing yourself, usually you would start 2 weeks before you move so you are not rushing around to get everything done in the last few days. Though, the good news with a packing service is you can still use your belongings right up until the day you move! No more worrying about putting things away you could need, you can just carry on until the day arrives. Things will be packed away for you on the morning you move by the team.

Reduce the chances in things getting damaged

Belongings can get damaged when being moved if they are not packed away properly. Having a team do the packing means they will use the right packing paper and sources to help protect your belongings when they are being transported. They will know the best way to pack fragile and valuable items away. If you do have a lot of fragile items but don’t want the full packing service as you would rather do it yourself, you can usually find a fragile packing service to help you with certain things, making sure they do not get broken during transit.

Easy moving process

Moving day means there is a lot to do! If you can get help with certain things, get it! Why add stress to your day when people who do this for a living can help you make your move easy and simple. From boxing to unboxing, the whole process can be hassle-free.

Bristol Removal Kings

Looking to move and wanting to hire a removal company to help, why not hire Bristol Removal Kings?

We are an elite removal service proving home, office, and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK.

Bristol Removal Kings are professionally trained, providing a peace of mind when moving with a full range of removal services.

Get in touch today to get your move booked in and another thing ticked off your moving checklist!

 

Best Packaging Materials for Fragile Items

Moving home is an exciting time but it can also be worrying for some, especially when moving expensive and fragile items from destination A to destination B. If you are packing these items correctly, then they are going to stay in one piece during transport. This includes using the correct packing materials and taking extra time when packing them away, to ensure a safe journey.

To ensure your valuables are safe, you may want to look into a packing service. The team will ensure everything is packed properly and professionally for you, taking the worry and stress off your shoulders. At times, you may think you have packed things properly, but it wasn’t enough, and these fragile items become broken when moving, which is disappointing when you open it at your destination. Packing services will use the best packing materials which are high quality to keep your belongings safe.

If you are wanting to pack yourself, we have listed materials that you should use to keep your items safe.

Bubble wrap

THIS IS A MUST-HAVE; certainly, our number one material you should buy! This is an ideal material to wrap up your fragile items as the air pockets in the bubble wrap acts as a cushion, whist your items are on their travels. Bubble wrap is known to absorb shock, preventing damage. Do not be worried about using too much bubble wrap, to keep expenses down as it’ll save you money in the long run keeping your items safe and not becoming broken.

Packaging paper

This is a great material to wrap your items in, making sure they get from A to B in one piece. Packaging paper is a great way to fill empty spaces in moving boxes to stop things moving around and bashing against other things, which can cause breakages. Packaging paper is a cost effective item and environmentally friendly too. If you have a lot of fragile items, looking into packaging paper would be good for you.

Picture cartons

Packing picture frames is definitely difficult, as well as artwork and mirrors, as most of the time they are not going to fit into cardboard boxes due to being too big. Picture cartons can make things a whole lot easier as they are perfect for packing material for any fragile hanging item. They are thin cardboard boxes and designed to fit pictures in, snugly.

Strong and durable cardboard boxes

Lots of homeowners will use cardboard boxes from local shops, when packing away their house to save pennies. Though, they are good but should not be used to put fragile items in. Instead, you will want to purchase boxes which are made stronger for items which are fragile. The flimsy cardboard may break, so purchasing your boxes for a bit more money can help keep your expensive items safe.

Bristol Removal Kings are an elite removal service providing home, office and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK. Contact us today!

 

A Guide to Moving Heavy Furniture

Heavy furniture can be a struggle to move when you are rearranging your room, so it is going to be a lot worse when you are having to move it from one destination to another. With the stress of sorting through years of paperwork and changing utility providers, you probably forgot how difficult it is going to be when moving heavy furniture.

 

Furniture can often be very heavy as well as an awkward shape, which makes moving a little bit more tough than you had planned. You are going to need a few extra hands to make the move a lot easier and to get everything loaded onto the van. You also have the risk of someone causing injury to themselves when picking up furniture awkwardly or could cause some damage to the property.

 

Try not to leave things to the last minute and plan in advance for a smooth move. You will need to plan how you are going to get the furniture out of the home and who is going to help with this.

 

We have come up with some top tips to make moving heavy furniture a breeze when moving house.

 

Plan in advance!

 

It is always good to have a plan before moving any furniture and to know where the new furniture is going to be positioned in the new home. That way, you will only need to move the furniture twice- from the old house into the van, and then from the van into the new house. If you do not plan in advance, you are making the job harder for yourself.

 

Do you actually need it?

 

Ask yourself, do I actually need this? If you answer no, then you could get rid of it.

 

If its in a good condition you could look into selling it, instead of just throwing it away. Or you could donate it if you are not bothered about getting some money back for it. Donation shops are happy to take good quality furniture and may even collect it for you to make it much easier. Always be clear about its condition and don’t lie, so people know exactly what they are getting when they purchase it, especially if the buyer cannot see it before they purchase it.

 

Dismantle where possible

 

If there are parts of the furniture that you can remove, especially awkward shaped furniture, it’s a good idea to take it off the furniture and pack them separately, making it much easier for yourself when moving to the van and to the next destination. Just remember to label them so you can remember what item of furniture needs which piece.

 

Carry with care

 

Lift carefully when carrying items to make sure damage is not done to the movers back. Don’t bend from the back to pick things up, always bend at the knees and lift with a straight back. If you have the people, make it a two person job, especially for large items.

 

Hire a removal company

 

If you want the job done well, without the worry of injuries or getting furniture down tight stairways, hiring a removal company may be the best option for you. Not only do they carry insurance if something happens in the event of an accident, but both themselves and your property and possessions will be covered. They also have the equipment, staff, and vehicles for such a move and the expertise.

 

Bristol Removal Kings

 

Looking to move and wanting to hire a removal company to help, why not hire Bristol Removal Kings?

 

We are an elite removal service proving home, office, and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK.

 

Bristol Removal Kings are professionally trained, providing a peace of mind when moving with a full range of removal services.

 

Get in touch today to get your move booked in and another thing ticked off your moving checklist!

7 Tips for Moving Your Home Office

When the pandemic hit, many of us were lucky enough to be able to work from home. This meant no commute to and from work by car, public transport, or biking. That extra time we spent travelling to work, many of used that as a time to get an extra hour or so in bed before having to move from the comfort of our bed to our home office. Though, the time has come to move house and now you will need to move your home office, which may sound a bit more complex than it is if you are not organised for it. Don’t relax but don’t panic as there is a lot you can to ahead for a swiftly easy move.

Follow the tips below for moving a home office to manage it stress-free and effectively.

Have a plan in place

Before you start anything, it is important to have a clear idea on how the office move will be. It is not advised to just pack everything up without a plan on how the progress step by step will be. You could create a moving check-list for a home office. A check-list can allow you to pack things in the right order as well as making sure you have everything, so unpacking on the other end it much more straight forward and less-stressful.

Organise and prioritise packing

Once your check-list on paper is complete, you can not start to sort out everything and organise everything. You may realise you have things you do not need anything, which is a good chance to get rid of them instead of bringing them along on the move. We all love a good declutter! The fewer items you take on your move the easier it will be to unpack. De-clutter cabinets and draws of files you no longer need or are relevant. This is an excellent opportunity for a clear out, creating more storage room and getting rid of things which are no longer useful.

Label everything

Labelling is helpful and can help when unpacking on the other end. Labelling boxes can help you move more efficiently and smoothly. If you are looking to hire movers, having everything labelled can allow the moving company to put your office boxes and files in the correct room instead of being placed all over the place. It makes it easier not just for you, but them also.

Hire movers

Moving is a challenge but having professional movers help you do the job makes everything much easier and quicker as they do the job for you. You could save money by getting help as it enables you to get back to work quicker, saving you money in the long run.

Think of your new office design

Before moving you may want to think about your new office layout and design. Make sure you having everything measured like your desk and filing cabinet so you know everything is going to fit and you will have enough room to move around and do things. There is nothing worse than moving everything and realising it will not fit. If you need to you can then buy furniture for your new office in advance to make moving easier and less stressful. This is a great opportunity to make sure you new home office is perfect for you.

Take your time

Moving is time consuming, but even worse when you are doing it last minute and rushing around. The best thing you can do is to take your time and enjoy the process instead of rushing through it. You could pack up things which are less important in advance to save time and make it much easier. Leaving the key things to last which will be easier to pack away and set up on arrival.

Disassemble office furniture

If you can, you should disassemble your furniture. This will make transport easier and more secure when moving home. If you do hire professional movers, most of the time they are willing to help disassemble things and assemble once you have moved. Always check this with the company you are using in advance so you can add this into your moving plan if needed.

Bristol Removal Kings are an elite removal service providing home, office and commercial removals in Bristol and throughout the UK. Contact us today!

Tips for a Stress-free Move

Moving into a new home is very exciting. A new start, new home, new area, and new opportunities. With all the exciting things going on it doesn’t mean it can’t feel overwhelming at times. You can avoid the harder times of moving by planning ahead and starting things early, so things are not left to the last minute causing you to become stressed from rushing around. Do everything you can to make it easy on yourself. Continue reading “Tips for a Stress-free Move”

Who To Inform When You Are Moving Home

The big day is slowly creeping up on you. You have various tasks that need completing before you move, but an important thing to think about is who to inform of your new address when you move house. Changing your address may seem like an obvious task, but it can get confusing when needing to remember who to tell during the chaos. Continue reading “Who To Inform When You Are Moving Home”