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Declutter downsize when moving home

Moving Home: Declutter and Downsize

Well, it’s that time in your life; you’re moving home. The opportunity for a fresh start and create a new home environment.  Moving is a hard and tedious task for anyone. No one likes to pack everything up in boxes, unload the boxes, unpack the boxes. Placing everything in its designated area especially when you have way too much stuff you do not even need. After the move you always end up with lost or broken items, boxes that never seem to get unpacked, and hours of lost time and energy. Wouldn’t it be easier using tips and tricks on how to prepare before the move? You are about to learn a few easy steps on how to: declutter, downsize, and get rid of unwanted belongings when moving home.

Let’s take a look at some of the things you can eliminate immediately. Search for easy to identify possessions called the “low hanging fruit” in your home. Some of these things might include:

  • Clothes that do not fit or that do not appeal to you any more.
  • Expired foods, medicines, etc.
  • Old paperwork you will never need to use again.
  • Old magazines, newspapers, and books.
  • Almost empty bottles of shampoo, hairspray, deodorant, etc.
  • Things that do not fit into your lifestyle any more.
  • Phone chargers, cords, or outdated cables.

Have no mercy and be ruthless in your Declutter

Go round each room of the house with a bin bag emptying draws shelves and any areas where stuff accumulates which you just do not need. A good tip to remember is: if you haven’t used it in the past six months, get rid of it. Do not to buy products in bulk before your home move. It makes your job harder and you either loose useful household products. Or have to lug them around with you; neither of those are good options. Once you have made a neat stack (or in some cases, a messy pile) out of your useless items. Decide what to donate and what to sell. By getting rid of all of your unwanted belongings, you save tons of space for new items you will actually use. Nicks removals can take old furniture to the tip or even get it recycled.

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Charity shops will collect old furniture certain household items may be exempt non checked electricals and sofas without fire labels. The British heart foundation are on of the charity organisations who do collect.

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Thank you Sheikh Mansour from Manchester City Fans

Thank you Sheikh Mansour thanks from the fans of Manchester City

Hello, This is a message of gratitude and thanks to Sheikh Mansour of the United Arab Emirates from Nicks Removals of Manchester.

Thank you Sheihk Mansour for all the investment in Manchester and the safe hands which encompass Manchester City Football Club.

The club now has a long-term plan and “holistic” approach which will act as a platform for the clubs priorities and actions over the future years.

Thank you Sheikh Mansour from Manchester city fans
Manchester City fans welcome the investment from Sheikh Mansour.

Nicks Removals has benefited personally by the financial investment in East Manchester and Man City football club with an increase in removal bookings. This is directly associated with local activity in East Manchester.

Manchesters Ethos

The character of the Manchester people is like no other in the UK. We are the centre for creative industries and some say where the modern world started.

We are a multi-cultural society and welcome all diversity which enrich our already thriving hub of culture.

The people of Manchester thank you Sheikh Mansour.

Winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the pitch when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that is built physically and mentally every day with the efforts of all involved.

Arabic Translation

مرحبا، هذه رسالة أمتنان وشكر لسمو الشيخ منصور بن زايد ال نهيان من الإمارات العربية المتحدة من نيكس للنقل  (https://www.nicksremovals.co.uk) من مانشستر. شكرا لجميع الاستثمارات في مانشستر والأيد الأمينة التي تدير نادي مانشستر سيتي لكرة القدم. النادي لديه الآن خطة طويلة الأجل ونهج “شامل” الذي سيكون بمثابة منصة لأولويات الأندية والإجراءات على مدى السنوات المقبلة. وقد استفدت أنا شخصيا من قبل الاستثمار المالي في شرق مانشستر و نادي مانشستر سيتي لكرة القدم مع زيادة في طلب النقليات المرتبط  مع النشاط المحلي في مانشستر. طابع شعب مانشستر لا مثيل له في المملكة المتحدة, ونحن مركز الصناعات الإبداعية ويقول البعض حيث بدأ العالم الحديث نحن مجتمع متعدد الثقافات ونرحب بكل التنوع الذي يثري لدينا بالفعل مركزا مزدهرا للثقافة. شعب مانشستر يشكر سمو الشيخ منصور بن زايد ال نهيان. الربح ليس شيئا يحدث فجأة على أرض الملعب عندما يصفر الحكم ويهدر الحشود. الفوز هو الشيء الذي يبنى جسديا وعقليا كل يوم مع جهود جميع المعنيين.

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Avoiding a bad back when moving home

Moving Home with Bad Back how to lift heavy boxes

Moving home is already a hard task to do alone but it is a more difficult task if you have a bad back. People get hurt because they lift stuff the wrong way. But even if you are lifting boxes correctly, you can still hurt yourself if you have a weak back.

Low back pain has made people miss work at some point of their life. Moving heavy items can break bones, tear ligaments, and strain muscles. The injuries can result to weeks or even months out of work.

Moving home is much easier if you hire a removal company for the job. They will do all the heavy lifting for you, and they will ensure the safety and security of the items during the move. Here are some of the benefits that you get when you book a removal company.

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Lift boxes correctly to avoid injury to your back

A removal company knows how to pack things the right way so the items will not be damaged during the move. They ensure that the items arrive at the destination in one piece and on time.

If you try doing things alone, you will not only strain your back but also there’s likelihood that an item will be destroyed during the move. Professional movers know how the method of lifting boxes correctly. They are careful to avoid any loss during the transit of the items.

Removal companies also have the right van for the job. There is no need to make several trips to move all the items from the old location to the new destination. It is the cost effective way of moving home. You’ll end up wasting gas if you make a move on your own.

Use a Removal Company do not risk your back

Moving companies plan all the logistics of the relocation that will save you time and effort. No need to strain your back during the process. They will take care of everything and help you settle into your new home.

The professional movers will not only be lifting boxes correctly; they will also use their experience and knowledge to make the job take as little time as possible. They will reduce the transit time and complete the move on time.

Removal companies can schedule the arrival and departure of their movers at the convenience of the customer. That way the move can be planned according to your availability and don’t need to take time off work or other activities.

Heavy furniture and appliances are the hardest to move, especially for people with the bad back. The movers know the proper technique to move them with scratching the furniture as well as the floor or walls of the home. You don’t need to worry when moving home help and advice is available.

You don’t have to risk injuring your bad back while moving home. Learning how to lift heavy boxes. Removal companies can help make the transit fast and injury-free.
If you do find yourself with a bad back check the advice on NHS Back pain page.

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The cost of moving home

What are the fees cost of moving home

Moving home can be a very expensive and stressful process keeping on top of the costs one of the main areas of stress. It’s easy to let this part of the of the moving process cost more than need be. Paying solicitors fees and estate agents are unavoidable but still negotiable! So always ask for discount and whether that is their best price. Do not be afraid to ask, its your hard earned money.

One area you can save money is by hiring a man and van service to do the actual moving The cost of moving homeof your belongings. Rather than a full blown removal company who will charge a lot more than a smaller man and van company. Most man and van companies offer more than one man so will be able to provide a team of moving porters if needed.

When looking for a man and van try and get one from recommendation and look for reviews online. Book with an established company who will have years of experience moving furniture. Not with one that is “doing it between jobs”. On moving day you will need experienced moving men handling your furniture and possessions. You may have to clear your home of unwanted items. It may be useful to use a house clearance company for this service.

The financial costs of moving home

You will find the only people who actual do any physical hard work for the money you pay during your relocation is the removal men.

Solicitors fees

When a property is bought or sold, the legal ownership sometimes called the title deeds must transfer from the seller to the buyer. The process is known as conveyance.

Valuation fees

Carried out on behalf of the mortgage lender, however you may have to pay for it. Most lenders charge valuation fees and the cost depends on the value of your property.

Searches

This is when your conveyance requests information from the local authority. This confirms details about any planned developments that may affect the property. Searches are carried out to determine any additional information about a property that often isn’t evident initially. The fees for searches should come within the cost of the conveyance.

Stamp duty

If you’re buying a home, you are going to be taxed. Stamp duty after the official stamps that used to certify payment. At the time of writing if you buy property for more than £125,000, you pay Stamp Duty Land Tax of between 1% and 7% on the whole purchase price.

Removals

The physical process of moving all your belongings form your old place to your new home. Some people go the DIY route of hiring a van themselves. Others let professional removal companies or man and van services take the burden. These are the only people who get paid for physical hard labour.

Insurance

You now own a new home, so it is crucial to protect it, and also all your belongings. Household insurance is divided into two parts. Buildings insurance and contents insurance. They can be purchased individually. Some insurance companies offer a single policy cover for both which can save you money. Buildings Insurance provides cover for the property itself, such as kitchen and bathroom fittings and running water. It also provides cover for events such as fire, flood or even subsidence. Contents Insurance insures all your possessions inside your home. It’s up to you what your insurance policy covers. The insurance quote will depends on how much it covers.

The cost of moving home

There is a lot of resources on the internet comparing lots of the associated costs with moving home. Most of these compare sites are getting a commission from you. When you use their websites so they are useful for finding the supplier then go direct and get the discount yourself.

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