Category: Hints & Tips

Posted by jask Media on 23rd July 2020

Can I move house during the coronavirus outbreak?

Do you want to move house but are worried about doing so during the coronavirus outbreak? Then you’re not alone. COVID-19 has delayed many house moves, with thousands of buyers and renters pressing pause on their relocations. Fortunately, as the government has relaxed lockdown restrictions, it’s also updated its guidance on moving to a new house. It says that unless you have COVID-19 or you’re self-isolating, you can move house,...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 10th January 2020

Unusual Rituals From Around the World for Moving to a New Home

Moving house can be a stressful time, and many people draw comfort from rituals that take the uncertainty away and reassure them that they will be safe and prosperous in their new home. There are a variety of interesting traditions from around the world to choose from, depending on what your religion, beliefs or preferences are. If you simply want to start your stay in a new place with good...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 11th August 2019

Moving House: Timescales

Moving home can be a scary process, partly because of just how many unknowns are involved. Timescales are some of the biggest unknowns, simply because of just how much they can vary from person to person and family to family.  In an ideal world, moving home can take around six weeks, but perhaps a more realistic figure is three months. While that leaves a fair amount of room in between,...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 27th June 2019

How to Introduce a Cat to Your New Home

With all the stress involved with moving for us, it’s easy to forget about the effect that it could have on our pets. When it comes to cats, we’re in the habit of thinking that they don’t take much looking after. That is, in comparison to dogs, cats are independent and self-sufficient, so there’s not much we need to do to make them feel at home, or so the assumption...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 31st May 2018

When Is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your House?

So, you’ve decided you want to move house, but first, you’ve got to sell up. However, with lots of contradictory headlines popping up, it can be difficult to work out when is the best time to do this. Even if you’re aching to get out of your current property, there’s no use in letting it languish on the market for months - that will only drive down your eventual sale...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 27th April 2018

Five Key Questions to Ask Sellers When Moving Home

  Just before you complete and are about to move home, things can get extremely frantic. You’re doing some last-ditch packing, sorting your final bills and booking moving vans, but what else do you need to do? Amid all the panic it can be easy to forget a few things, and that’s OK, but asking your seller a few choice questions before you move can save you a huge amount...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 20th March 2018

How to Move a Wardrobe

When packing for a move, there’s always one item which we dread to deal with. For many, this item is a wardrobe of some description. Tall, heavy and awkward, wardrobes are just a nuisance to move anywhere, let alone into a removal van! So, if this sounds like you, you’re probably looking for some tips on how to make the process easier. Luckily for you, this month, the Metro Removals...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 2nd February 2018

Moving house with a newborn – Tips for an easy move

The idea of negotiating a house move with a newborn baby is, understandably, a somewhat daunting one. However, the prospect of settling into your brand new home is on the horizon, and with a few extra preparations in place, your move is sure to be as seamless as possible, and you’ll be back to concentrating on enjoying life with your newborn baby in no time. In order to keep your...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 23rd November 2017

Tips for Overseas Removals: Dos and Don’ts

Moving home is about as stressful as it gets, but moving overseas requires a whole new level of preparation. Besides all the packing, there are a hundred and one logistical tasks that we have to take care of, so it’s vital that we’re organised before the big day arrives. In light of this, this month, the team at Metro Removals are on hand to walk you through the dos and...

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Posted by Metro Removals on 25th September 2017

How to Pack Electronics Safely

When you’re moving home, packing up all your things can be stressful. You’ve got cutlery, artwork and all manner of fragile personal possessions - let’s face it, knowing how to pack up all these different items in the correct manner can be extremely difficult. And then there’s electrical items: arguably the most expensive and complex pieces of equipment that you will need to transport, and also the ones which come...

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