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New Year, New Home

The New Year brings many resolutions such as starting a diet, finding a new job, decorating the home or deciding to move. Although you don’t have to move to create a new home for yourself as rearranging furniture and decorating can give your living space a fresh feel, if you have decided to move house then it’s important to make sure you’re not under-prepared.

If you’re moving or thinking of giving the home a makeover in the New Year you can find inspiration from magazines, websites and our blog to create a fresh look. If you find something you like then you can clip out the articles from magazines or print them off and keep a file of ideas to use for future reference.

Painting and decorating a room can dramatically change its appearance, but so can doing something different with your existing furniture. Go through your home looking at items of furniture and accessories that you love. List the items you no longer like because you could free up space by selling, donating or storing them. This will allow you do more with the furniture that remains.

Moving day can be an exciting but daunting task. The key to making the move smoother is organisation. The more you do in advance of the move, the easier it will become. Before you move you will need to declutter your house thoroughly and think ahead. Some items of furniture or accessories may not be suitable for the style or fit in certain areas of your new house.

When packing make sure items from different rooms aren’t boxed together and are clearly labelled on both sides. Ensure you protect breakables by packing them in bubble wrap and labelling the box as ‘Fragile’. For smaller items you can keep them in the drawers of wardrobes and cabinets to make sure they stay in one place.

For all of your moving or storage needs, including storage boxes and bubble wrap visit us in store or order online at our online box shop.