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Moving house & very busy: Any tips to ease the burden?

Liddle ol' me Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Bar unforeseen circumstances, we will move house at the end of the month. I have loads of other things to do over the next few weeks so am dreading all the hassles.

Any suggestions to make the move easier / less costly?

And what are the things that need to be done? (Afraid I might forget something important!)

Thanks for any help in advance - will check back for replies every now and then, so apols if I don't respond quickly. A lot of things on my plate over the next while.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Pay some people to box up - Teens for like £30 a day?
1 Like #2
I used this site to inform companies its really handy http://www.iammoving.com/
banned#3
Can you not, get fellow HUKDer's to pop round and help :thumbsup:
#4
vengod
Pay some people to box up - Teens for like £30 a day?


Actually, got that one sorted. Have a neighbour with a son who deserves a break and is always looking for ops to make a few bob. Might offer him £20 :lol:

Mardyass
I used this site to inform companies its really handy http://www.iammoving.com/


Brilliant - now that's the kind of thing I need if it works and doesn't cost too much. Thanks :thumbsup: EDIT: Bloody 'ell - just noticed it's free! Have you tried them? No security issues etc?

DLM
Can you not, get fellow HUKDer's to pop round and help :thumbsup:


There are a few who'd probably like to come round and set fire to my house, so I'd better not risk it! :w00t:
1 Like #5
I used I ammoving.com and had no issues

Good luck with the move
banned#6
There are a few who'd probably like to come round and set fire to my house, so I'd better not risk it! :w00t:

Mine too, just an idea but in reality dangerous, very dangerous :-D
#7
dmtuk
I used I ammoving.com and had no issues

Good luck with the move


Thanks for that confirmation - just looked at it more carefully and it seems like a brilliant time/hassle saver. Really glad I started the post now, if only for that one link! :)
#8
There was something on the HDUK boards a little while ago that you register with a website. Input new address details and you get a home welcome pack at your new address. Things like milk, biscuits etc I seem to remember. But brain wont stretch far enough provide more detail right now. Maybe another HDUKer remembers?
1 Like #9
Brain is a bit more in gear now....
You want
http://www.moveme.com/movingbox/default.aspx

Free Moving Box

Coffee or tea
Sugar
Milk
Biscuits
Kitchen Rolls
Toilet Rolls
Multi Surface Cleaner
Energy Saving Lightbulb
#10
WoolyM
Brain is a bit more in gear now....
You want
http://www.moveme.com/movingbox/default.aspx

Free Moving Box

Coffee or tea
Sugar
Milk
Biscuits
Kitchen Rolls
Toilet Rolls
Multi Surface Cleaner
Energy Saving Lightbulb


Many thanks for that! Rep left :thumbsup:
#11
just to let you know i had no security issues with the link i gave you,it was a godsend!
#12
probably no consolation but just to let you know, we are in the same boat!

We're moving 150 mile away in 2wks, with a 10 year old ( going on 15) & a 6week old,

We're not too organised at all really -

Not worth stressing about I suppose - these things have a habit of coming together!!:-D

Good luck!

Col
#13
Thanks again Mardyass, and good luck with your move too Col! Our move is a lot closer, in fact it's probably less than a mile - so if you are laid back, I should be even more so! Incidentally, what do people think is a reasonable fee to pay removal people for a local job like this. We don't have a lot of furniture as we are leaving most of it for the people coming into our old place - taking no beds, white goods, tables, etc. Just a couple of sofas, mattresses and TVs and our everday possessions which we will box ourself and have ready on the ground floor. Got a quote for £120 - what do people think?
banned#14
Liddle ol' me
Thanks again Mardyass, and good luck with your move too Col! Our move is a lot closer, in fact it's probably less than a mile - so if you are laid back, I should be even more so! Incidentally, what do people think is a reasonable fee to pay removal people for a local job like this. We don't have a lot of furniture as we are leaving most of it for the people coming into our old place - taking no beds, white goods, tables, etc. Just a couple of sofas, mattresses and TVs and our everday possessions which we will box ourself and have ready on the ground floor. Got a quote for £120 - what do people think?


Can't you get friend's to help and hire a van, it would be a lot cheaper?
#15
DLM
Can't you get friend's to help and hire a van, it would be a lot cheaper?


Yes, I'm still considering that. But I'm going to ask these movers exactly what their service gives me. It still might be worth the money to save all the organisation and hassle of doing it myself.
#16
we hired a lorry/big van thing 7.5 tonne for £75 for the whole weekend,picked it up on friday,took it back sunday evening,then gathered loads of friends together and told em to help and they would enjoy a bbq at the end of it with drinks supplied! cost us a lot less than a removal company,we had a great laugh throughout the day and a bbq in the evening :)
luckily enough we fitted all our stuff in the lorry in the one trip
1 Like #17
We have moved 10 times in the past 19 years - sometimes a mile, sometimes another county, sometimes another country, but the sound of airbrakes from a removal van still makes me feel sick!! However my pointers would be
1) whatever you DON"T want to go in the van - lock away in the bathroom or loo before the removal people get started (that way they don't get put on the lorry by accident)
2) Included in your box of stuff to 'keep back' ... a few loo rolls, a pen, sellotape, paper, some disposabl crockery/cutlery, variety pack cereals, UHT milk, tea/coffee, kettle, mugs (cheap or unwanted ones), a couple of changes of clothes for everyone , some towels, tablets, 'can't sleep without' favourite teddy, address book, phone chargers, any documents you might need for your new location (school info etc) ....
If you have any younger kids - make them up a little goody bag of pocket- money stuff - drawing pads, pens, pack of cards, books, little packs of sweets - then gave them to them while you are trying to unpack the other end.
3) Place large easily seen colour coded stickers on the boxes/ furniture for each room (blue=bed 1, yellow= kitchen, green=garden etc). Before stuff gets unloaded - nip into the new house and stick a appropriate colour sticker on the doors of the corresponding rooms, so that whoever is moving your kit in, you don't have to keep telling them which rooms to put the stuff into!!
4) Where and when possible, try and pack what you can yourself - especially for items which are precious (sentimental or fragile or both) or 'personal' items.
5) Never overpack a box - boxed items should ideally be comfortably carried my 2 or hopefully by one. (N.B - crisp boxes from the supermarket are carp!) Smaller lighter boxes mean most adults should be able to help (this is supposing you are moving house yourself) If a box is overfilled it will either split and spill the contents or worse still a member of your team will put their back out - and then you will be a 'helper' down!!
6) If you do you a removal company - check inside the back of the lorry well - odd items may have been forgotten - i found a couple of castors rolling round the floor that they didn't think would be needed?!

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