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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.

The key to a smooth move is to be organised. Labelling and starting to pack weeks in advance can seem like too 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 top 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 £0.45 per week.


Unusual moving hacks to make your move smooth

Some people thrive off the thrill of moving, others find it a stressful chore. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, there are some excellent hacks to help you make your move a little smoother. Here are five unusual hacks to help you move house:

Take regular tea breaks

Moving house can be very tiring, and while you might be keen to get it finished as soon as possible, taking a break can help give you some more energy – helping you focus better on the task at hand. Set aside a box of coffee and tea-making items and label it clearly. You’ll be glad you’ve got it when you’re ready to take a break from packing and unpacking!

Use soft items to pad your boxes

If you’re trying to reduce the amount of packing materials you use, you can use soft materials such as clothing, blankets and towels to protect your fragile items. This can help you pack up more of your belongings, helping you make the most of your available space.

Take photos of your electronics before disconnecting them

Is there anything worse than trying to connect all of your devices after you’ve moved? It can be difficult to remember which connection goes where and can lead to a lot of time wasted as you try to figure it out. Take photos of your electronics with your phone so you can easily reconnect your devices as needed – this is an especially useful hack if you have kids wanting to play with various toys and electronics after you’ve moved!

Use suitcases for heavier items

Instead of using packing crates or boxes for your heavier items, consider using suitcases would be a key moving tip. As they have wheels, they’ll be easier to transport, making it easier for you to move your things. You can also reuse your suitcases once you’ve emptied them, helping you move large loads easily.

Make the most out of cling film

One of the best and least known moving tips is to make the most of cling-film. If you have containers without lids, such as baskets for your toiletries, or kitchen storage, you can still pack them securely without having to move them into another box or crate – using cling film. Cover your container tightly to prevent items from falling out or moving about during transit. This will make them much easier to unpack too as all you’ll need to do is remove the cling film.

Thinking outside of the (moving!) box can help make your moving experience easier, and could even help save you time and money. Using our top tips for moving house will mean you get the most out of our moving boxes and crates, ready to enjoy a more efficient and stress-free move.

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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