The Artform that is Box Labelling

Monday, May 21st, 2018

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve arrived with our clients’ belongings to a new home where chaos quickly ensues. What’s packed in those label-less boxes? Which one should be destined for which room? Do yourself a favour – avoid this logistical nightmare upon arrival, with the following simple strategy for labelling your boxes. […]

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It’s Not Me, It’s You – Moving After a Breakup

Monday, May 14th, 2018

In 2013, 130,473 couples got divorced, and yet despite how common divorce is, it can feel as though you’re the only one going through it when it happens to you. And heartache isn’t just lonely, it also compounds the challenging task of moving from an old home to a new one. Before you move on, […]

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How Your Buyer’s Mortgage Lender Could Veto Your House Sale

Monday, May 7th, 2018

You thought you were super diligent when selling your home. You spoke with many estate agents, gained many valuations, and went with one of the higher ones. Finally, you received an offer, and after some negotiations, you settled on a figure you were both happy with. But now your buyer’s mortgage company won’t lend for […]

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It’s Personal – Protecting Your Documents when Moving to a New House

Monday, April 30th, 2018

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to moving day, with 25,000 victims in 2016, identity fraud is today at record-breaking levels. Personal documents that are thrown out, left behind or lost along the way will prove to be rich pickings for those attempting to assume your identity. Here’s how […]

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The Elderly – Making their House Move Super Smooth

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Study after study consistently finds that moving gets tougher with age. Uncertainty, overwhelming tasks and leaving behind a loving home of happy memories must be met with care, patience and consideration. These three elements form a firm foundation when it comes to helping your elderly friend or family member move. Be Understanding In our younger […]

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Countdown to Commercial Move Day – Your Timeline

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Your business has outgrown its premises – piles of files are everywhere, and your staff are squeezed in like sardines. On the other hand, it might be financial impetus driving your move, as more and more businesses are fleeing the capital for the cheaper rates and rents up north. But whatever category you fall into, […]

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Self-storage: 5 giveaway signs of a cowboy company

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Recently we’ve partnered with self-storage superstars Inner Space Stations (read about their York self-storage right here). Why? Because over our decade+ in business we’ve regularly been asked whether we have a self-storage company that we recommended. Over our time in this industry, we’ve also heard of horror story after horror story about lacklustre self-storage, damaged […]

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Choosing storage in York: How to choose wisely

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Today there are 42 million square feet of storage space in the UK (SSA). Little wonder why, really, when the average home packs in a staggering 300,000 items – resulting in the home tripling in size over the past 50 years. With so much under our roofs, it’s unsurprising that year in, year out, more […]

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Student hovel into real home – Transforming student communal living spaces

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

You might have moved in many moons ago, yet term after term has only seen your shared student space become ever messier, and less and less like home. Whether you’re a student in York, or anywhere else in the UK, coping with your co-inhabitants really needn’t mean putting up with spaces only fit for partying […]

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Removals Services – Should I Pay a Deposit?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Here’s the problem – every removals company sets their own rules and fee structure. No two firms are the same – leaving those organising their move confused and unable to compare quotes like for like. If this sounds familiar, you may want to read our guide: Apples for Apples: Four pointers for comparing removal quotes. […]

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Surviving Conveyancing – Problems and Expectations

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Few property purchases go without a hitch – with many a potential stumbling block to trip over during the conveyancing process resulting in three in 10 property purchases falling through (costing the buyer on average £2899). It then makes sense to prepare yourself for the conveyancing process. Here we take a look at some of […]

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The Big Move: How to Let the World Know

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Moving day – done, dusted. Now it’s time to let the world know that you’ve made it to your new address – that includes personal contacts, utility companies, doctors, dentists and the list goes on (and on and on, if you’ve just moved your York business). Here we make this humongous task a little easier, […]

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