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Creating a Cosy Home Ready For Winter

Creating a Cosy Home Ready For Winter

Winter is coming – days are getting shorter and colder. Flipflops, sun dresses and shorts can all be swapped out for boots, sweater and rain coats. While it might be a little sad to leave the warm, summer days behind us, autumn and winter are […]

Creating a Home Office on a Small Budget

Creating a Home Office on a Small Budget

The workplace is evolving, although the majority of jobs you’ll find require you to work from a communal office space, a number of contractors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs has been growing steadily over the past 3 years in the UK. Even though this might sound like […]

How to Successful Move Homes in 4 Easy Steps

How to Successful Move Homes in 4 Easy Steps

The notion of a house move can scare people. It can be a messy, stressful time for everyone involved if you haven’t prepared yourself appropriately. In this article, our home experts at Bloggies will be deconstructing the 5 steps which you should take when preparing to move home.

Step 1 – Declutter

As soon as you know that you are moving homes, it’s time to start faze one of the process! It isn’t preparing boxes, hiring a removal company or anything of this nature; it’s simply getting rid of all the things which you won’t be taking to your new home. Out tip is to go room from room with a black plastic bag, picking up everything which you know that you’ll not be wanting to take or won’t have a use for in the new home. Doing so will mean that you’ll be able to limit the amount of boxes which you’ll have to pack and carry and make the job operate smoother.

Step 2 – Box up

Ideally, you should start the boxing of your valuables 60 days before your move in date. This might seem early, but packing a few boxes a night over a longer period of time, instead of all at once a week or two before will not only make the job more stable, but you’ll also limit any unneeded stress which is bound to happen if you are juggling packing, work and other commitments at the same time, whilst being on a time limit.

Step 3 – labeling

Labeling boxes doesn’t just benefit your future self, but it’ll benefit the removals company who have the task of carrying the boxes into their suggested new rooms. Label the side of the boxes and the top, so that if they are stacked, the removal company will be able to see what is it the boxes without lifting them separately. Labeling boxes saves you both time and money, as it will help the removals company perform the service much faster if they know exactly where the boxes are going. Plus, it’ll save you from having to move the boxes into their rooms later if the removal company already has the means to do it!

Step 4 – Selecting a removals company

You really should be aiming to have yourself booked in with a removals company a month at least, in advance to the guarantee their availability to the day. We at Bloggies have heard many horror stories of people leaving the booking of removal services to the last minute, which ends up in disaster and setbacks for the movers. When we moved offices last year, we used Ablemove, after booking them a month in advance, this resulted in a comfortable lead up and move as we knew that everything had been arranged and decided prior.

Do you think that this 4 step plan is helpful for having a stress-free house move? Perhaps you have more tips which will help our readers? Let us know in the comments section below!

Improving Your Home One Step at a Time

Improving Your Home One Step at a Time

The idea of completely decorating your home in the one go can be quite a task, and it isn’t exactly the best way to start transforming your home into a more modern and stylish place. The budget could be what’s holding you back, or perhaps […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Home Office

5 Ways To Improve Your Home Office

Constructing a home office isn’t always the easiest thing to do, as it can often be a long pain time consuming task, which ends up costing you more money than you’d originally thought. So here are 5 tips for helping you get an office together […]

Elegant Bed Linen for your Home

Elegant Bed Linen for your Home

They may say that the kitchen is the heart of the house, but besides that one of the most important rooms of your home surely has to be the bedroom. Your bedroom should be peaceful and restful and you really should just try to keep it for your sleep and changing, avoiding putting in desks and TVs, laptops and other distractions if you can. Another thing that you can do is to keep the colour tones neutral and airy to help promote a good night’s sleep. However, undoubtedly the single most important thing that you can do is to ensure that your bedroom linen in sumptuously soft and fittingly gorgeous for your home. Good bed linen is an investment, and of course it will last many years with the right care and will always be useful. If you are looking to buy some lovely new bed sheets soon, then look no further for inspiration, since you can find it right here. (more…)

Quirky Home Fabrics

Quirky Home Fabrics

One of those things that we often overlook but which is integrally important when it comes to decorating our home is the home fabrics that we choose to accentuate the décor. But when you think about it, what will all the cushions, rugs, curtains, blinds, […]

Nordic Style on a Budget

Nordic Style on a Budget

Design from Scandinavia and the Nordic countries has always be seen as minimalistic, trendy and practical and if you are looking for a cool and chic look in your home, then some gorgeous Nordic style is just what you need in your life. And the […]

Best Budget Home Accessory Shops

Best Budget Home Accessory Shops

They say that your home is your castle but unfortunately most of us don’t happen to have a royal budget when it comes to doing up and titivating our homes. And while it is all very well getting some inspiration from home décor and interior magazines, some of the prices featured simply aren’t realistic when it comes to our own interiors. Luckily there are always budget solutions, and these don’t necessarily have to mean unstylish and poor quality products. High street shops have been taking serious note over home styles over the years, and these days you can find some lovely pieces that look great without meaning that you have to raid your piggy bank. So whatever you are looking for, if you’re on a budget then you should either get online and start clicking or hit the high street to find some gorgeous pieces for your home. Read on to find out about our favourite high street shops where you can find some fantastic accessories. (more…)

Handy Storage Ideas

Handy Storage Ideas

In the apartment-centric style of city living that most of will have been familiar with at least at one stage or other in our lives, storage can be a serious issue, and when space is tight it can be difficult to squeeze all of your […]