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Friday, November 28, 2014 by Jon Ellard

Top five tips when you're selling up and moving house

Moving home is a big deal. Allegedly, it’s the third most stressful event in life after death and divorce. So if you’re moving house soon, do some research to try and alleviate as much of the stress as you can. Why not start here, with a few helpful do’s and don’ts to help you on your way…


Top five tips when you're selling up and moving house
  • DO: Make your house look its very best before you sell it

    A bit of time clearing the decks and showing your home to its full potential can add thousands to the price you achieve. 

How we can help? Spending a relatively small sum on storing some of your bits and pieces can be money well spent when you’re selling your house. At H&C you can store by the week from as little at 13.


  • DON’T: Fix a completion date until you've booked your home removals  

You may find at certain times of the year that you can’t always secure your preferred removals company the day you want. 

How can we help? We will pencil your dates in our diary to give you peace of mind while you proceed with organising your sale. 

  • DO: Think about how long it takes to pack a house


    A four bedroom house would take one person a solid working week to pack. Do you really have the time?

How can we help? Our professional packers can pack your home in half the time (no offence, but we do it for a living!) Think about the cost of the time you need for packing versus the relatively small cost of letting us take the strain and taking the stress out of your house move. Don’t forget you’ll still need to unpack! 

  • DO: Prepare properly for your home move

    Think about what you will need for the few days that everything will be in boxes. If you treat it like a holiday and pack a bag with all the things you need and a box of essential paperwork you’ll have a much easier time of it.

    How can we help? We have moved hundreds of families and individuals over the years, so we are well versed on how best to approach your home removal. Call us and ask our advice, we are always happy to talk it through with you.

  • DO: Book the right home removals company


    You need a removals company that offers you the service you want at a price that reflects what you get for your money. Moving house is only stressful when you let it be so. If you’re prepared for the move and use the right removals company, it’ll be plain sailing.

These are just a few hints and tips. Did you find them helpful? You’ll find more advice and information about our removals, storage and shipping services on our website. We like to think we offer a personal service and do things differently. We’ll even remember your pet’s name!

You can contact us for a friendly chat about your forthcoming house move. We’re based in Charlbury but cover all areas of Oxfordshire and beyond, including Witney, Banbury and Burford. 

We are always happy to hear from you if you have any questions →
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