27May/16
Moving House

How Easy Is a DIY House Removal?

Everyone knows that buying a new home is an expensive business (not to mention stressful) so looking for ways to save money on the move is always a worthwhile task. There are, of course, certain legal fees and taxes that cannot be avoided but other costs such as estate agent fees and removals fees can be reduced substantially by doing a DIY house removal. Many people are reluctant to market a property themselves because of the price negotiations involved and background checks on potential buyers, which is where estate agents really come in useful, but actually it is perfectly possible to handle these things yourself. Also moving your possessions from your present home into the new place is something relatively simple that most people are able to tackle themselves if they are fit and strong and able to hire a van for the transportation.

24May/16
pack fragile items

How To: Pack Fragile Items Effectively

Knowing how best to pack fragile items can be really tough, and unsuccessful. Here we have some great tips to help you pack fragile items effectively so nothing gets smashed.

Moving can be so stressful. With all of the items you have probably had in the same place for a long time being suddenly all over the place – some in your new home, some in your current home, some in your self storage unit. With the pets being looked after, kids arguing over which bedroom they get, removals men whizzing around, estate agents calling you about different paperwork…

30Apr/16
Moving House

Minimising The Stress of a Home Move

Choosing a new home is dependent on so many factors such as area, location within that area, type of property, property condition, local demand and, of course, cost. Some of these factors are outside your control – most of us have a rental budget that we have to stick to – and often our choice of area is governed by other factors such as wanting to be close to friends and family or needing to be near our workplace.

storing stuff

Choosing the Right Self Storage Deal for You

As with any product or service that you might buy there are different levels of choice and quality. But although people are fond of quoting the old adage “you get what you pay for” most consumers now recognise that is not always the case – take for instance the proliferation of die-hard high-end supermarket customers now regularly doing part of their weekly shop at a well-known small German supermarket. Many a food snob is now singing the praises of those items with labels they would not have recognised a year ago.

And the same is true of self storage – there are those well-known companies that by dint of marketing hype persuade customers they are getting a great deal but when you look more closely at costs and features it starts to become clear that there are better deals to be had with the smaller facilities. If you do subsequently find you could get a better deal elsewhere never fear – you may not have the hassle of moving all your stuff from one provider to the next, as some offer a free collection and delivery service so will do all the lifting and carrying for you.

So as with supermarkets it really pays to shop around, but whatever self storage provider you choose in the end there are some essential things you should check before signing on the dotted line: