Organising a house move is already one of life’s biggest challenges, a global pandemic is sure to make it an even more difficult task to navigate! Here at Masons Self Storage, we know that it’s affecting our customers home moves and we’re seeing lots of customers turning to us as interim storage whilst they wait to re-start the process of moving home. 

We recently spoke to TwentyCi, specialists in the property industry, who gave us some amazing insights into the property market right now, including some reassuring statistics that look like both the rental and selling markets aren’t too far behind what they were last year. 

Whether you’re renting your home or you’re getting ready to sell your property and move on, we know what a stressful process this all can be. With Wales set to be in lockdown for at least another three weeks, we’ve put together our top tips for preparing to move home, so if you’re waiting to move home or have been thinking about starting the process, we’re here to help!

Plus, to help our customers who need to move some belongings into storage, we’ve put together a great value moving bundle of 5 large boxes, 5 medium boxes, 1 roll of bubble wrap and a roll of tape for just £30! If you’ve been thinking about self-storage but you’re not sure what size unit that you might need, take a look at our virtual  storage calculator.

Start your house hunting from home 

TwentyCi told us that Estate Agents are still marketing properties and offering virtual tours to viewers to try and keep everything flowing. Window shop to your hearts content, but we’d recommend waiting to see a property before you agree to rent or buy it!

Get your paperwork in order

If you’re applying for a mortgage, often you’ll need at least three months’ worth of bank statements and payslips, plus your name on at least one utility bill at your current address, as well as being named on the Electoral Roll. Lockdown is the perfect time to ensure that everything is as it should be. Plus, if you have stacks and stacks of confidential, but unnecessary, paperwork, did you know our sister company, Simply Shredding Cardiff, provide a door-to-door service? They have been busy posting bags out to customers now to fill with documents that they will shred once they’re able to collect after the lockdown. Find out more here.

Clear the clutter

There’s never been a better time to have a declutter at home than when we have nowhere to go! Take a look at our top tips for decluttering in lockdown!

Ramp up your kerb appeal

According to the 2019 Annual HomeOwners Survey, more than 68% of homeowners say kerb appeal was important when choosing their new home. The most important factors were: windows being in good condition, a well-maintained roof and a tidy front garden and driveway/path. Although make sure you’re not too enthusiastic with any power tools, we all need to stay safe right now! 

Choose a trustworthy removals firm

This is also the perfect time to look into choosing a trustworthy removals firm, which can make all the different to your move. Our sister company, Masons Moving Group, has been moving families across Cardiff, the UK and overseas for over 115 years and are a Which? Trusted Trader as well as a member of the British Associations of Movers. You could say they know their stuff! The team at Masons Moving Group have created a Complete Checklist for Moving Home to make it simple to prepare for a house move!

If you’ve been thinking about moving home or you’re partway through the process and need some extra space to store your belongings, why not see how our friendly team can help? We are strictly following the government’s guidelines for social distancing and increased cleaning of communal areas. Why not give our friendly team a call on 0800 533 5708?