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Great 'things to do before you move house' Hunt

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  • GraciesGran
    GraciesGran Posts: 93 Forumite
    Pack a suitcase as if you are going on holiday for a week, saves the rummaging around looking for clean socks etc.
  • If I ever move again I will hire a good quality container or two in a secure storage facility and start loading them a couple of months before the move. At £100 per month it's worthwhile
    £100 a month!? I hired one for my move to Devon at £8 a week!
  • harryhound
    harryhound Posts: 2,662 Forumite
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  • I know the 2 most important things I need to order when I get the keys are a sofa and a bed, as I own neither (not taking my current bed, before anyone suggests it) and am not willing to order these until I have the keys in my hand.

    When you have moved don't get suckered into buying a new sofa from DFS/SCS/Whoever which will not only cost £1k but will take 8 weeks+ for delivery!
    Instead go on gumtree/ebay & you'll be amazed how many neraly new sofas are available for around £200 where people are moving and their DFS sofa will no longer fit the new house!
    My ex ended selling our leather corner sofa about a week after I finished paying for it as we'd separated & it didn't suit her new house:o
  • harryhound wrote: »
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    The one i did was on a farm in 2005 but now looks like a company has taken over. Still starts at £9 a week for a small one though: http://www.whiteball.co.uk/html/sizes_and_prices.html
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