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What we look for when moving to a new area

What we look for when moving to a new area

Scenic views, a budget supermarket and good local restaurants are the top priorities when it comes to choosing somewhere to live, new research claims. Good Move carried out a survey asking British people what were the main things that would attract them to a new area. Of those quizzed in the poll, 44 per cent said they would want picturesque views close to their new home while one in three wanted a nearby walking trail, making locations near the countryside or attractive beauty spots potential property hotspots.

03 Sep 2019
How to avoid a moving day disaster

How to avoid a moving day disaster

Moving day can be stressful and fraught with problems, according to new research which suggests half of us experience some of disaster during a relocation. A study by Happy Beds quizzed 2,000 people who had recently moved house about their experiences and found a catalogue of catastrophes which had turned the process of moving into a dream home into a bit of a nightmare. Problems included damaged furniture, broken boxes, late removals crews and issues with fitting things into the new property. But how can you make sure you avoid the most common moving day mishaps?

16 Aug 2019
Six ways we go the extra mile for our Self Store customers

Six ways we go the extra mile for our Self Store customers

Customer service has always been a top priority for Andrew Porter Limited and it forms a central part of our Self Store business as well as our removals firm. We pride ourselves on offering more than our competitors, going out of our way to make the lives of our customers that little bit easier. Andrew Porter’s Self Store is known for its fair pricing, flexible terms and secure units but here are six ways we go the extra mile to take the hassle out of using self storage.

29 Jul 2019
Planning a move to Canada? Here’s what you need to know

Planning a move to Canada? Here’s what you need to know

Fresh air, scenic landscapes and a low crime rate are just some of the reasons you might be considering a move to Canada. Around 600,000 British people already call Canada their home and if you are thinking of joining them, there are some things you should know first. July 1 is Canada Day and to mark the occasion, we’ve put together our guide to moving to Canada.

26 Jun 2019
Homemovers unpack kettle first when settling into new home

Homemovers unpack kettle first when settling into new home

The kettle is the first item most people will unpack first when they finally get the keys to their new home. A poll of 2,000 homeowners, carried out by building firm Redrow, found 58 per cent of people in the UK reached for the kettle before doing anything else. It’s no surprise that after the stress of moving that most people want to take a quick break with a cup of tea and coffee before getting on with any more unpacking.

13 Jun 2019
Make moving more manageable for a child with autism

Make moving more manageable for a child with autism

Moving house is a stressful experience for anyone but if you have autism, such a major change can be totally overwhelming. Figures from the National Autistic Society suggest more than 695,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum and the condition affects different people in different ways. But there are things you can do to make the process of moving house easier.

28 May 2019
Finding a good school near your new home

Finding a good school near your new home

If you’re a parent, then making sure you live near a good school for your children is probably a top priority. But working out which school to send your child do can seem daunting, especially if you are new to the area. This week (w/c May 20) is Walk to School Week and with initiatives trying to encourage more people to ditch the car when it comes to the school run both to help the environment and tackle childhood obesity, it is more important than ever to live near your preferred school.

16 May 2019
Get your home sale-ready by sprucing up the garden

Get your home sale-ready by sprucing up the garden

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, make sure you don’t neglect your garden. The outdoor space which comes with your property could be the key to attracting potential buyers. National Gardening Week, which runs from Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5 is the ideal time to pay attention to your garden and make sure it is sending the right message to people who are interested in your home.

24 Apr 2019
Declutter your home during the Easter holidays…by getting the kids involved

Declutter your home during the Easter holidays…by getting the kids involved

Does your home look like a bombsite when the kids are off school for the Easter break? One way to keep the children busy over the holidays and reclaim your home from the clutter is to get them involved in your mission to create more space.

03 Apr 2019
Our guide to getting a mortgage if you are self-employed

Our guide to getting a mortgage if you are self-employed

The number of people working for themselves is growing but does it make it more difficult to move house? Getting a mortgage is often believed to be more challenging if you are self-employed and don’t have a guaranteed wage going into your bank account every month. But with the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that the UK is now home to almost five million self-employed people, buying a home when you are your own boss is becoming much more commonplace. So what should you do if you need a mortgage and you are self-employed?

21 Mar 2019

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