House moving tips
Make your new house a home
How to pack for moving house
Whether you've done it all before, or you're moving for the first time, it's always best to pack earlier than you think you'll need to. It's a good idea to label your boxes by room, as you'll know where they need to go on moving day. It'll save you time unpacking too. Pack non-essential items first and save the stuff you use every day until the night before the big move.
House moving tips - what to buy when?
What to buy - room-by-room
The first thing you're going to want to sort out for your bedroom is a bed, or at least a mattress, so you've got somewhere comfy to sleep after all your hard work moving into your new home.
Somewhere to sit will be top of the agenda for furnishing your living room. Pick carefully, considering comfort and appearance, as this is probably the room you, and guests, will spend the most time in.
Kitchen and dining
After all the stress of moving you're going to want a cuppa, so make sure you've got your kettle ready. And if you can't be bothered to cook properly (we don't blame you), toasters and microwaves will come in handy.
With your bathroom, it's all of the smaller things that will come in the most handy initially. Make sure you've got a shower curtain, small bin, toilet brush, towel rail or hook and a toothbrush holder.
Dedicated space or not, you won't want to skip on utility room items. Doing laundry is one of those jobs that will always need doing, so make sure you're equipped with a washing machine straightaway. And if the weather isn't great (and let's be honest that's highly likely) you'll need a way to dry them indoors too.
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