Moving home advice: 2017 roundup [part 2]

(Click here for part 1.)

This year we’ve been sharing a wide range of tips and advice to help you make the most of your home move. Here’s part 2 of our 2017 roundup:

Moving in the UK

Going it alone: the pitfalls of DIY moves

When moving a small household locally, it can be tempting to hire a van and do everything yourself. At first this might seem like the cheaper option, but moving without expert help is risky and may end up costing you in other ways. Here are the main pitfalls of do-it-yourself moving.

Self-store v long-term storage: what’s best for me?

What’s the difference between the two main types of storage, self-store and long-term storage? What’s best for your living situation, and what are the benefits of each? Find out more.

How to prepare for moving out [10 tips]

Once you’ve booked your home move, there are a few things you can do around the house to make packing and moving out go extra smoothly. Follow these tips to prepare your home for the big day.

How to prepare for moving in [10 tips]

As well as preparing your old property for moving out, there are several things you can do in your new home to prepare for delivery of your belonging.

How to manage your time in moving limbo [infographic]

When moving home, there’s often a gap between the time you sign for your new property and when you actually move in. We call this ‘moving limbo’. And while this waiting period can seem like an eternity, there are plenty of ways to distract yourself and stay productive in preparation for move day.

Moving home at Christmas [12 top tips]

With presents to wrap, cards to write, decorations to hang and food to prepare, it’s easy to get a little tense during the festive season. But there’s no reason why your home move has to add to the pressure. Follow these 12 tips to ensure your Christmastime move goes without a hitch.

How to prepare your home for a child

Welcoming a child into your home is an exciting time, but most properties need a bit of work before they’re ready for little ones. Here’s how to prepare your home for a new arrival.

What to do before you move: 6 essentials [infographic]

While your removal company will take care of everything on the day, there are a few things to take care of beforehand to ensure your move goes without a hitch. Here are six pre-move essentials to make move day a breeze.

Moving overseas

What to do before you move abroad: 6 essentials [infographic]

If you are planning to live overseas, there are a few things to check off the list before you take the trip.

The most visa-friendly careers in New Zealand

One of the most popular destinations for UK expats, New Zealand offers a spectacular scenery, a high quality of living and a wealth of employment opportunities in key industries. To help you decide whether New Zealand holds the key to your next career move, we’ve listed the biggest job sectors of this beautiful island nation.

10 reasons to work abroad

As a working expat, little else will open so many doors, personally or professionally. Here are 10 great reasons to take a job overseas.

Emigrating to Spain: what you need to know [infographic]

Whether you’re emigrating for work, retirement, or just a change of scenery, there are a few things to arrange before making the move to Spain.

How to prevent the expat blues

There are many great reasons to move abroad. But like any major life decision, there are also potential downsides. Get ahead of these possible drawbacks by following our top tips to avoid the expat blues and make your overseas experience a positive one.

What plug? An expat guide to power outlets [infographic]

When moving abroad, most electricals are compatible between different countries, but only with the right plug. Stay ‘current’ and find out which adaptor you’ll need with our handy infographic.

Shipping goods to Australia: an expat guide

When planning what to move to Australia, you should be aware of the various taxes and duties applied to certain goods, as well as the accompanying paperwork that ensures the smooth transition of your belongings through customs. Find out more.

Canadian culture: a British expat guide [infographic]

As with any new environment, British expats in Canada will face a number of cultural differences that may jar at first, but over time will serve as a positive reminder of why you originally decided to emigrate. Find out more.

Emigrating to Australia: what you need to know [infographic]

With good wages, a high standard of living and a laid back culture, Australia is by far the most popular destination for British expats. Here’s what you need to know before making the move Down Under.


Looking to move home in 2018? Pickfords offers a wide range of domestic and international removal services for customer across the UK. Visit our website to find out more.

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