What to do when moving house

Dean Daly, Operations Manager at blue self storage answers a frequent question - 'what to do when moving house?'

‘Space is the ultimate luxury’ – Dean Daly, our Operations Manager shares his expert tips on what to do when moving house.

Moving to a new house is both thrilling and a bit daunting. It’s not just about transporting belongings from one place to another; it’s a significant life event filled with opportunities and challenges. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, or just relocating, proper planning can turn what might be a stressful experience into a smooth and even enjoyable journey.

In this guide, Dean Daly, our Operations Manager walks you through various factors to consider when moving house, practical tips and how blue self storage can support you with flexible and secure storage solutions.

What to do when moving house

Start with a checklist

When planning a move, a detailed checklist is your best ally. Make a list of everything that needs to be taken care of – from finding a removal company to informing utility providers, redirecting your post, and more.

Choose the right removal company

Selecting the right removal company is vital for a smooth move. Research and get quotes from various providers. Look for a company that offers the services you need, like packaging and insurance, at a competitive rate. At blue self storage we work closely with lots of good quality removal companies, we can signpost you to the very best who no doubt will look after you. 

Packing – organise early

Begin packing non-essentials early. Categorise your items, label your boxes, and ensure that fragile items are well protected. Maybe an opportunity to get rid of some unwanted items will save you removal costs and help out a charity shop. If you’re in need of packaging materials we’ve got you covered, from various box sizes to bubble wrap, mattress covers and more.

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Storage solutions with blue self storage

Perhaps one of the most convenient solutions for those moving house is the option to store items with blue self storage. Whether you’re looking to declutter, downsize, or simply keep your belongings secure, we’ve got you covered. With a range of flexible options and a friendly team on hand, we’ll make sure your move is as hassle-free as possible.

Notify relevant parties

Don’t forget to notify relevant authorities and services about your move. This includes utility providers, local councils, schools, doctors, and more. Don’t forget your friends and neighbours! 

Prepare for moving day

Moving day can be hectic, but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Confirm details with your removal company, pack an essentials box for the first night, and keep important documents handy.

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Settling into your new home

Once you’ve moved, take your time to unpack and arrange things just how you like them. Explore the neighbourhood, introduce yourself to neighbours, and don’t rush the process of making your new place feel like home.

Consider future needs

If you’ve used blue self storage during your move, remember that our services continue even after you’ve settled in. Whether it’s short-term storage or a more extended period, we’re here to cater to your future needs. Utilise the spare bedroom for a home office and keep suitcases, winter clothes, and items rarely used in storage, it’s cheaper than building an extension. 

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Moving house is an exciting journey, but it comes with its challenges. By considering these various factors, you can ensure a smoother transition into your new home. At blue self storage, we’re here to assist with one of the most critical aspects of moving – storage. Our competitive rates, flexible options, and exceptional customer service make us a reliable choice for home movers.

Remember, we’re just a call away, ready to make your moving experience enjoyable and stress-free. Store your belongings with us, and let space become your ultimate luxury. Happy moving! Our locations are in Cardiff, Bridgend, and Tyneside.

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