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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The Stamp Duty Surprise – What It Means

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Recently we blogged about how the Conservatives were hoping to boost the savings of first-time buyers through their Help to Buy ISA (if you missed it, you can read the blog right here: The complete guide to the Help-to-Buy ISA). Yet despite this and other schemes (such as the Help to Buy Shared Ownership scheme) […]

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Yorkshire in 2018: The Best Places to Live

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Yorkshire is a county with much to offer – a region steeped in history, of rolling rural countryside, fine dining and family-friendly days out (and if you need any more reasons to move to Yorkshire, you may want to read our guide: 4 reasons why Yorkshire is a must move). With so much to offer, […]

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Step into the Neighbourhood: Yorkshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Recently we blogged about what it’s like to move to York – with museums a plenty, history around every corner and day trips, parks and high living galore. Yet for most there’s an elusive region out of financial reach – a glittering collection of Yorkshire towns and villages that are pulling in some of the […]

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Post Move Day: 7 Ideas for Your Old Boxes

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Phew! Moving day finally arrived and the great news is that you survived. As you gradually get each room unpacked, and some semblance of organisation begins to form, you face a final hurdle – just what do you do with hundreds of cardboard boxes? Well, we’ve got six ideas for you. Six ideas for shifting […]

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Nope, No way – 5 Items Pro Movers Won’t Touch

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

You’re moving… you thought you were organised to a fault. You were convinced that you’d thought of it all. Then bham! Move day comes and your removals firm point blank refuses to move numerous possessions. Queue panic stations and calling for all hands on deck. If only you’d have known that the following five items […]

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Move Day – It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

You thought you were ready. You went to great lengths to plan every last detail. Now? Moving day has gone badly wrong – the Heavens have opened and it’s tipping down. And you’ve still got a house to move. Hmph. What to do next? Well, handily enough, we have a survival guide, right here, for […]

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How to Move Your Prize Piano (Properly)

Monday, January 8th, 2018

We’re full of great advice for packing up your possessions ready for moving day. Yet no amount of bubble wrap could protect your piano if you drop your seriously delicate instrument in the haste of moving day. Truth be told moving a piano takes time, skill and the plenty of know-how. So here are our […]

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