Safety and Security within storage units

If you need to store any belongings or store away any stock on a regular basis and need to put it in a safe and secure place that offer the security you need to give you peace of mind, then look no further than renting a storage unit close to where you live. You can find storage companies all over the UK these days and they offer you this valuable service for a small charge every month. Not only are you the only person who has access to your particular unit but the whole area has security cameras installed in it too. The great thing about these units is that even though they are very often in secluded parts of town, they do have the best security possible. If you are looking for a storage unit in the Hastings area, then you can find companies by searching the internet. Just by typing the words ‘storage Hastings’ or ‘Hastings removals’ into your browser will bring up a list of storage companies on the south coast of England. Make sure you find a company that uses the most up to date security technologies both at the entrance of their enclosures, around them and at the entrances to each alleyway that give access to the units. This is an important security factor that all storage units should offer you. Many storage companies also have security people working around the clock because they know how important it is to keep their clients possessions safe and secure at all times of the day and night.

Checklist for moving home

Moving home is one of the most stressful things anyone has to do. It is always an exciting time especially if you have found the home of your dreams. However, packing everything you own up ready for the move is something that most people dread doing. You have to be very organised when you move home and this includes making yourself a checklist of things you need to do as well as people you need to inform about the fact you are moving.

You have to inform your power supplier that you are moving home and make sure all meters are read so that final bills can be sent out to you at your new address. You also have to inform the DVLA you are moving, so any cars you own are registered at your new address. If you have always had newspapers or magazines posted to you at your old address, you have to make sure you have changed your subscription address to your new one. You also have to inform the tax office you will be living at a new address and make sure you inform your local tax office you will no longer be responsible for any council tax on your old property from the day you move out of it.

You also have to inform the new local tax office you are moving into the area, if you are moving to a new part of the country. With so many things to remember to do, it can seem a little daunting at times and this is when your checklist really helps you out. You can tick off the things you’ve done so it’s just a question of working down through your list to make sure you don’t forget anything.

The best methods of packing for your house move

Moving house always seems incredibly daunting. The very thought makes the best of us wish we had a lot less stuff! However if you prepare ahead it need not be a traumatic experience. The key things to do are; to have everything packed in time for the move, and to arrive at your new home with all your possession undamaged. Start sorting out your things and packing what you can as soon as possible.

Get rid of things you don’t need, want or have room for. You don’t want to pack things you later have to dispose of. If space is an issue you could consider packing some things and sending them into storage. Start collecting boxes and packing material. Pack carefully protecting breakables with paper or bubble wrap. Pack like with like, so no heavy things next to fragile things. Use small boxes to pack books, which are very heavy.

Place more robust and heavier items in the bottom of boxes and make sure all packing cases are sturdy enough for what they contain. If you use a moving firm they will provide boxes and packing, but be sure that they know how much you need. You can have everything packed for you if you need that. As you pack boxes label them clearly, saying what is inside, and where it is to go. Colour coding boxes and furniture can help make things run smoothly on moving day.

The benefit of secure storage facilities

Whilst lock ups have long been used for both business and personal storage, the provision of supervised secure storage facilities is a relatively new service.

The advantages of these provisions are huge and the times when you may want to use them are numerous. You may be moving home and find there is a period between leaving one home and moving into another. Alternatively ,you may be having renovation or building work done and want your furniture and possessions to be safe from possible damage and soiling. Most facilities are available for periods from one week to permanent , so there is a solution for all needs.

However there are other, possibly less immediately obvious ,reasons for using these secure storage facilities. One of the biggest advantages is that they come in all sizes from lockers to huge rooms, so if for example you have bulky sports equipment such as ski equipment, you can keep them safe without cluttering up your loft , garage or spare room. They are also instantly accessible 7 days a week, so if you decide you need something on the spur of the moment you can access it easily.

A good firm will be able to provide you with packaging materials and advice on packing safely, transporting if needed and also how much room you will need..often less than you think if stored skillfully.

You will need to contact your insurance company about the usage, but the key word ¨secure¨ should be enough to convince you that leaving things vulnerable to theft in a garage or shed is a poor alternative.

 

How to keep calm during a house move

Moving house can be extremely stressful, but there are way to minimise the stress and make it a better experience all round. Start by getting quotes from different removals firms, or look into the cost of hiring a van if you plan to move yourself. Be realistic about how much furniture and possessions you have. A removal firm will know exactly how much will fit in a vehicle and the best sequence for taking furniture out.

Take care over packing, have plenty of boxes and packing material, start as soon as you can so you don’t have a terrible rush when moving day comes. Label all boxes with the room they are to go in and the contents of the box. Colour code boxes and furniture for each room in the new house. Arrange for small children to be cared for a friend or relative. Shut pets up somewhere safe in the house, and have a room for them on arrival at the new house. If necessary ask your vet about sedatives for flighty animals.

Think through any tricky moving issues, like fish tanks, outside furniture, tubs of plants, awkward or heavy furniture. Make a plan of the rooms in your new home and work out where furniture will go on arrival. Make sure you have the keys to the new property or will be able to get them when you arrive. Pack things you will need on arrival in separate boxes or cases and take these in your car – change of clothes, night wear, washing things, bedding, pet foods, kettle, tea and coffee, milk, provisions for a meal and for breakfast the next day, medications, computer, phone charger etc. Then at least, however chaotic the day is, you can at least make some tea!

The advantages of using a professional moving company

Moving house is frequently acknowledged as being one of the most stressful things there is.

There are many advantages to using a professional removal company.

Organising packing and removing is a large part of the moving process, but the stress of the actual moving day can be greatly reduced if a professional removal company is used, rather than relying on family and friends, and having to organize transport yourself.

A quick search on the internet will find many house removal companies, some national, and some local. So how do you know that you are going to be using a reputable company? Word of mouth is often the best way to find a company to use. There are also often testimonials on websites that can be useful.

It is a good idea to get a few quotes from different companies, to ensure you are getting a good deal and to get a feel for the company by talking to them.

One of the main advantages of using professionals is that they offer insurance, so if your goods are damaged in transit you are covered in full.

Some companies offer a full packing service, and with the experience they have in this area you know that your belongings will be packed in the most efficient and safest way.

Many of the larger companies also offer storage, so if you are running out of space as you are packing, or if there is a gap between moving out of your old house and into the new, there is somewhere for your boxes and furniture to be securely housed.

A Guide to Moving Home

Moving home is one of the most stressful things that anyone has to go through in their lives, so being prepared and well organised can help reduce this to a great extent. It can make the whole process a lot easier to manage.

There are a lot of expert removal companies who advertise their services on the Internet these days. These companies know just how to organise moving home for you, but there are certain things that you can do yourself which will save you both time and money. This includes packing some of your more precious objects yourself into strong packing boxes, and make sure you number the boxes and have a list of what each box contains. You must inform all the necessary authorities of your move and this includes TV licence, banks and/or building societies, credit and store card companies, the Inland Revenue and local council and you must inform the DVLA of your move as this is a legal requirement so that your driving licence and vehicle registration documents details can be updated to your new address.

Make sure you inform your telephone and Internet providers that you are moving as well. If you have any subscriptions to magazines or newspapers and charities, make sure they are made aware of your new address. It is always that much easier to leave the rest to the experts when moving home, they do the work for you and know exactly what it all entails, after all it is their business and they usually have years of experience behind them.

If you know of any family or friends who have recently employed the services of removal companies, then see if they can recommend a firm to you who made their move go smoothly without any mishaps. Always make sure you use a company who has a good solid reputation and who employ people who understand just how stressful it can be to actually move home. They will put your mind at ease during the whole process with their professional approach to the whole process of moving home.