Moving

Moving to Recovery: The 2014 Housing Market

2014 was a busy year for house movers, with the UK reaching a 7-year high on housing values and house sales. In the US, sales of houses started to decline, although the value started to creep back up after prices slumped dramatically between 2010-2012. For a huge range of interesting fact about the housing market in 2014, please check out the infographic below: Please include attribution to https://www.binghamselfstorage.co.uk when sharing this infographic. Although not quite as dramatic of a year, houses in the US still increased in value by 6.4% on average. Not bad. Despite houses in America being typically…

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Moving Abroad – What You Need to Do and Know

Though there might well be a few negative connotations associated with expat Brits, with the woeful season we’re having (where Autumn and Winter merge into a mélange of darkness and perpetual chill) who would blame even the most patriotic of us for considering packing our bags and heading somewhere sunny? Which sun-kissed destination (or snow-kissed, depending on your preference) you end up calling home is of course a matter of personal preference. Though Spain has been seen as the de facto expat destination for as long as most of us can remember, the sun has been setting on the Spanish…

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Avoiding Damp Damage During Storage

Dampness is one of the worst things that furniture can be exposed to. Moist, humid environments can cause mold and mildew to take hold, seriously damaging your furniture and also creating a potential health hazard. If you need to store some furniture for a prolonged period of time, it is a good idea to take some precautions to prevent damp damage. Preventing Damp Damage Putting your furniture in self-storage can keep it safe and dry while you are decorating or moving house. However, not all self-storage units are created equal. You should choose your self-storage units carefully, and pack the…

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The Jobs You Should Never Leave Until Moving Day…

Moving day can be a stressful time with too much to do and plenty of potential to go wrong. We’ve made a list of some of the things movers make the mistake of leaving until the last minute and suggested some handy tips that can help make your big move run smoothly. 1.    Don’t Pack on the Day Packing will very likely take a lot longer than you think. Whatever you do, don’t decide to pack on the day! Allow yourself more than enough time and begin packing your belongings as early as possible. Try boxing up items you know…

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Top Moving Tips for Students

If you’re a student, there’s a good chance you will end up moving homes at least twice during your time at university. By then you will likely be a seasoned house-moving expert, but for now here’s some handy tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls student movers may face.   Find Out If Your House Is Furnished This one might sound straight forward but in actual fact it can be a big problem. Even if your new contract states that the house is furnished, it’s better to do you research and find out what is actually there. Often…

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Top Tips To Help You Find The Best Moving Company

Moving house is a stressful enough experience, without worrying if the actual moving aspect will go smoothly or not. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you pick a moving company that will give you the best service possible at the most affordable rates. But, with so many moving companies out there, how do you go about choosing the best of the crop?   Do your research The worst thing you can do is to pick the first moving company that comes up on your search engine list. When you’re deciding on moving firms, allow plenty of time to do some research…

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Top Packing Tips to Keep Fragile Valuables Safe for Self Storage or Moving

If you’re ever faced with the situation of having to pack away personal belongings and valuables, then the most important thing you’ll want to ensure is that they stay in perfect condition during this time. Here is some top packing tips worth taking on board.   Don’t pack all the same It’s really essential to understand that different items and materials require different techniques or conditions for packing and being stored away – so don’t think a single packing strategy will do. If you understand the requirements of each item, then it will be a good starting point for a…

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Checklist for Moving

Moving house can be a very stressful time. There’s so much to do and so many things to remember it can be easy to forget to make all the necessary arrangements.  To help movers out we’ve created this handy checklist of all the tasks to complete when moving house so you can settle into your new home as stress-free as possible! Packing your belongings Make a decision about items you no longer want – could they be sold or given to charity? Do not put all your heavy items in one box – make sure your boxes are sturdy and…

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