Moving House: Some handy tips to keep in mind

Moving House: Some handy tips to keep in mind


Moving house can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t need to be. Careful planning and good organisation will ensure that your house move goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some ideas to help you on your way.

How much do you have to move?

This is the first thing you need to ask yourself. It’s easy to underestimate how much you will be taking with you. Most of us have a lot more “stuff” than we realise. The easiest way is to make a list of all the contents. There may be things you don’t want to take because they don’t fit in with your new home. You can make plans to get rid of them or arrange for storage while you decide what to do with them. Once you have finished, you should have a clearer idea of how much you are taking, which will help you to choose the best van for the job.

Get the best deal

Moving can be an expensive business.  Hiring a van and driving it yourself is, of course, a great way to keep the cost down. Compare prices and go for one that offers value for money as well as a first-class service.

Update your Utilities

It can be easy to overlook but try not to leave it to the last minute. New arrangements need to be put in place to provide you with gas, electricity and broadband etc. Try to give your provider two weeks’ notice to ensure that everything is sorted out in plenty of time.  It is not a good idea to give your moving day as the cut-off date. You might need to return for some reason or there could be a delay with the move. You don’t want to risk being stuck without electricity. An extra 48 hour should be enough to cover any unplanned return visits. Take final meter readings and also take an up to date reading when you arrive at your new home to avoid paying extra charges.

Packing Up

With everything now in place, the vans hired, and paperwork done, it is time to pack up your belongings. Following the suggestions below will make the job a lot easier.

  • Choose the right packing materials. Boxes of various sizes, large and small, means that things can be carried safely in and out of the van.
  • Take extra care of delicate items like glass and china. Use extra paper and packing materials like bubble wrap to keep them safe.
  • Use fabrics like felt or polycotton padding to protect larger pieces of furniture from scrapes
  • Many people find it easier to pack and then unpack room by room.
  • Make sure everything is labelled properly to avoid stress at the other end.

It is a good idea to load white goods into the van first, then pack boxes around them. And remember items like washing machines and driers might need extra care when moving, so dig out the manufacturer’s instructions before you start.

With these tips in mind and your move should go smoothly. Please contact Get Cracking For Any Home Or Office Moves In Dublin.



Removals To Cardiff, Wales From Dublin

The magnificent city of Cardiff is situated in South Wales, on the eastern side of Great Britain. Cardiff is the capital and the largest city in Wales. It is considered a significant place for tourists with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. Cardiff city has grown into a modern, thriving, cosmopolitan town. It has become a popular area to relocate to, due to its reasonable cost of living and social aspects.  If you are considering relocating to this stunning city Get Cracking offers a professional service for your removals to Cardiff. For more information on Cardiff Click Here.

Moving On

There are many captivating activities to do in Cardiff, but before you go to see a Rugby game in Cardiff Arms Park or go on a shopping spree in some of the amazing markets, you will need to plan your move carefully. This can quite stressful and difficult to manage alone, but you can ease the worrying by seeking professional help. Make sure to hire a professional World Wide Removals Company to help you make the move to Glasgow. Here at Get Cracking we can help you with your removals to Cardiff. Click here for more information.

Five Things You Should Know Before Moving To Wales

Here’ a small check-list that we think you should consider before your move.

  • Housing Costs. Prices of houses in Cardiff are very reasonable compared with other cities in Europe. Prices will vary from place to place but you can expect to pay £800+ for a 3 bedroom flat in Cardiff city centre. Make sure you research areas that interest you and chose a property that suits your needs. There are areas for student that is in close proximity to university buildings. For young professionals or families, Roath Park has a pleasant mix of people, plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafés.
  • Jobs in Cardiff. The redevelopment in Cardiff has led to the growth of many sectors, especially those within the creative industry. Other sectors such as tourism and finance have been booming in recent times.
  • How to spend your time. There are plenty of great activities in Cardiff, both indoor and outdoor. There is the National Museum of Cardiff, for a fun and educational day out or spend match day at the Principality Stadium. Wherever your interest lie there will something for you in Cardiff, from Nightclubs to science centres.
  • The public transport in Cardiff is exceptional, making your commute relaxed and easy. Most areas in the city are within walking distance, but if you wish to go further then Cardiff Bus is the main transport provider. The train is also available, with regular trains from Cardiff Central Station. A monthly pass usually costs about £45.
  • If you are relocating to Cardiff with your family you should look into the schools and education system. Cardiff City has an excellent selection of high performing schools for all ages. The city is extremely student friendly and has 4 universities.

Can We Help You?

Moving is our speciality – we offer a friendly and professional service and can cater for any size move within Europe. We offer courier and pallet service, part load and full load services and even container shipments. We would be love to help you on your way to your new life in Cardiff and are confident we can do it efficiently and within budget. Call us today for a quote.

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Factors to consider when choosing Dublin Removals Company

Factors to consider when choosing Dublin Removals Company

Whether you are moving to Dublin or leaving the big city, you need the help of a Dublin removals company. The capital city of Ireland has many removals companies that you can choose from. We all know how moving can be time-consuming, stressful and expensive. Dublin Removals companies should help you in making the process smooth. But making a wrong decision can cost you a lot.

Use the following pointers to find a good Dublin Removals company

1] Work with a Licensed Removal Company

There is nothing wrong having your friends and family helping you to move. In fact, it may save you some money. But the issue arises when there are damages. Who will compensate you? Choosing a licensed company will save you any losses. Ensure that the business is registered, insured and certified. Don’t do guesswork.

2] Do Thorough Research

Make good use of the internet. Search the company website and get updates from the site. You will be able to understand if the company is trustworthy. Read the reviews. Client’s feedback will help you to make a decision. You can also inquire from friends and family members who have used the same services.

3] Choose a Local Moving Company

Local located companies have a better understating of the region. They understand the best route to take. Some companies will even advice on the shortest way to your relocation region. It will help to lessen the time you spend.

4] Prices

Dublin Removals companies’ charge differently. Some costs per hour and others based on distance to cover. Some prices will also depend on the items to be carried. It is, therefore, advisable to get quotations from various companies, compare the notes and choose the best company.

Moving can be daunting. It becomes more stressful if you make a wrong decision. Get the company that you have the assurance to transport your items safely.