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Moving? 10 tricks to make relocating simple and stress-free

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed with countless boxes, endless clutter, and a demanding to-do list. Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t need to be. Whether you’re moving in with a loved one or relocating for work, a little bit of preparation can go a long way.

We’ve put together 10 tips and tricks to make your next move simple and stress-free. 

Organise a removals company

A removals company can remove the burden of dealing with heavy items and organising transport from one location to another. Do your research and compare costs to determine the best removals company for you. Remember to also secure your appointment in advance to avoid last minute delays on the day.

Make a detailed to-do list

Create a comprehensive to-do list that covers all aspects of the move. While it may seem like overkill at the beginning, it will make sure that no task is forgotten. As an added bonus, you’ll get a motivational boost whenever you tick off an item!

Declutter early on

You’ll be surprised by how much clutter is in the home. Make sure that you give the decluttering process enough time to thoughtfully consider what you would like to keep, store, donate and discard. 

Create a packing plan

Packing up a home can be a daunting task. Break up the home into manageable sections and slowly work your way from one room to another. This task can get overwhelming, so stick to the plan and focus on the task in front of you.

Finalise the paperwork

Store all of your important paperwork in a designated place, including passports, wills and insurance documents. Also, make sure that you have your house deeds in order so that you don’t have any surprises on moving day.

Settle all utilities

With all of your attention on packing, the utility bill can slip off of the priority list. Make sure that you settle all utility bills, and take a photograph of the meter before the move.

Block out time to clean

End your stay on a positive note by leaving your home in a decent condition. Make sure that you allocate time to clean the home, or hire someone to help, so that the new homeowners arrive in a spotless space.

Pack a moving day survival kit

Even with preparation, moving day will be busy. Pack a kit with a few essentials to streamline the experience. Set aside a few toiletries, phone chargers, bottles of water and snacks so that you don’t have to scrummage for necessities after a long day of moving. 

Secure a self storage unit

A self storage unit is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you need a small unit to store items after decluttering, or a larger unit to hold furniture while downsizing, there’s a self storage unit to meet your needs. If your circumstances change, you can also upsize or downsize your unit without paying a cent. 

Enjoy the process

Moving to a new home introduces an exciting new chapter. Once you’ve ironed out all the kinks, make sure that you enjoy the process and soak up every moment.

We offer conveniently located self storage units in Manchester Central, Middleton, and Hale & Wilmslow. Our flexible lease agreements allow you to rent a unit for as little as two weeks or as long as you need. If you’re planning a move to the broader Manchester area, then we’re here to help! Get a quote for your unit today.

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Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

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100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick