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Top tips for moving home

As exciting as moving to a new house is, it can also be an exhausting experience; especially if you’ve spent years stockpiling junk or have a particularly hefty clothing collection.

They key to a smooth move is to be organised. Labelling and starting to pack weeks in advance can seem like to much work, but it’s the easier option. It will help you prioritise what you need to pack and unpack first, allowing for a smooth transition to your new home.

Here are our tops tips for making your home move an easy process:  

  • Sort out your utilities

Turn off your water and don’t’ forget to write down or take pictures of your gas and electric metres. Moving home is also a great opportunity to review all your utility providers. Don’t just carry your contract over to your new home, shop around to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

  •  Don't lose connection 

Sort out your internet in advance. From televisions to our messaging apps, so much of the way we live our lives now relies on the internet. Speak to your chosen internet provider beforehand to make sure you’re ahead of the game, as there could be a few weeks waiting list for installation.

  • Tell the postie 

We’ve all moved into a new home and received months of letters meant for the previous owner. You can hope that the new owner will return to sender but speaking to the Royal Mail and arranging a mail redirection will ensure you don’t miss anything important.

  • Labels will be your new best friend

Label every bag, box, and crate! This will ensure you can easily find what you’re looking for. It also means that boxes can be taken straight to their required room, ensuring a seamless transition.

  • Streamline your shift 

Don’t shift items that you don’t need from your old home to your new one. There are a lot of items in our homes that we use once every few months and some that we don’t even use anymore. By starting with these items, you can help rationalise your belongings while getting a head start on packaging.

  • Big box little box no cardboard box

Hoarding boxes from the supermarket and family and friends before you move is a task of its own. Crate hire can make this easier, by providing you with a strong and sturdy moving method. phs Teacrate can deliver hygienically clean crates to your door, with hire starting from just £0.99 per week.

Making house moving, crate!

phs Teacrate are here to make your house move as easy as possible. We are the UK’s leading services provider for crate and packaging products, with over 9 million crates moved every year.

You’ll find us in every geographical area of the UK, working with our customers to find the right crate and size for their specific requirements. We always deliver on time, every time, with next working day delivery as standard.

To find out how we can support your home move, speak to an expert on 0800 090 2342 or send us a message


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