Category: Hints & Tips

Moving house for the first time

21st March 2021 by Metro Removals

Moving house for the first time can be incredibly exciting. Not only will you have more space to do as you please, but you’ll also have more freedom, with the power to make your own rules. However, moving out of your parents’ house and into your own place can also be daunting. From making sure […]

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How does moving house affect children?

21st February 2021 by Metro Removals

If you are moving home and you have kids you could find yourself asking the question “how does moving house affect children?”. Moving house with children in tow can be a little daunting. After all, relocating is hard enough solo, so it can even more challenging when kids are involved. Although house moving can be […]

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A moving house checklist [Infographic]

22nd January 2021 by Metro Removals

Moving house is often said to be one of the most life’s most stressful events. Not only does the change and uncertainty make people anxious, but it can also be difficult in a practical sense. After all, moving everything you own to a new property can be challenging to say the least! That’s why the […]

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Can I move house during the coronavirus outbreak?

23rd July 2020 by Metro Removals

Do you want to move house but are worried about doing so during the coronavirus outbreak? Then you’re not alone. COVID-19 has delayed many house moves, with thousands of buyers and renters pressing pause on their relocations. Fortunately, as the government has relaxed lockdown restrictions, it’s also updated its guidance on moving to a new […]

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Unusual Rituals From Around the World for Moving to a New Home

10th January 2020 by Metro Removals

Moving house can be a stressful time, and many people draw comfort from rituals that take the uncertainty away and reassure them that they will be safe and prosperous in their new home. There are a variety of interesting traditions from around the world to choose from, depending on what your religion, beliefs or preferences […]

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How to Manage Anxiety When Moving Home

13th October 2019 by Metro Removals

In a recent poll, two thirds of voters felt that moving house was one of the most stressful life events, with it triggering more anxiety than a relationship breakdown or starting a new job.  This seems extreme, so why is it the case? Well, our homes anchor us – they provide a safe, warm and, […]

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Moving House: Timescales

11th August 2019 by Metro Removals

Moving home can be a scary process, partly because of just how many unknowns are involved. Timescales are some of the biggest unknowns, simply because of just how much they can vary from person to person and family to family.  In an ideal world, moving home can take around six weeks, but perhaps a more […]

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How to Introduce a Cat to Your New Home

27th June 2019 by Metro Removals

With all the stress involved with moving for us, it’s easy to forget about the effect that it could have on our pets. When it comes to cats, we’re in the habit of thinking that they don’t take much looking after. That is, in comparison to dogs, cats are independent and self-sufficient, so there’s not […]

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When Is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your House?

31st May 2018 by Metro Removals

So, you’ve decided you want to move house, but first, you’ve got to sell up. However, with lots of contradictory headlines popping up, it can be difficult to work out when is the best time to do this. Even if you’re aching to get out of your current property, there’s no use in letting it […]

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Five Key Questions to Ask Sellers When Moving Home

27th April 2018 by Metro Removals

  Just before you complete and are about to move home, things can get extremely frantic. You’re doing some last-ditch packing, sorting your final bills and booking moving vans, but what else do you need to do? Amid all the panic it can be easy to forget a few things, and that’s OK, but asking […]

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