Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Moving house is one of the most stressful things we do during our lifetime. According to property experts Zoopla, the average person in the UK will move eight times – now that is a lot of stress.
A recent study by Lloyds has found that the average cost of moving house in the UK is £11,000. This is almost half the average annual salary and shows an increase of £870 in the past year. Within this figure, a staggering £1,109 is spent on removal costs.
Moving House and Self-Storage
Around 365,000 people move in the UK each year. According to statistics brought together by RemovalReviews.co.uk, the size of the property we move to influences how we plan our house move. In 2015, more than half the property moves in the UK involved 2 and 3 bedroom houses. People moving into these properties are more likely to carry out the actual move by themselves. For larger sized property moves, buyers are more likely to hire a removal firm.
Others decide to invest in self-storage options. This can be as a stop gap between moving houses or, for those who have downsized, self-storage allows people to keep precious family items and mementos without cluttering their new smaller homes.
Regardless of how you plan your move or where you decide to store your belongings, getting them safely from A to B and is of paramount importance. Investing in reliable and durable packaging is a must, and the Post Office Shop has a wide range of packaging and storage solutions for you to choose from.
Fellowes Take the Stress Out of Moving
Fellowes is one brand that understands the need for reliable, user friendly packaging to help make the process of moving house a little easier and more cost effective. Their range of SmoothMove™ removal boxes available within our Specialist Removal and Moving Boxes Range contains a variety of useful features including:
- FastFold® and no tape assembly: These double walled corrugated boxes take seconds to assemble and require no tape to make them sturdy and secure. The lock in handles ensure the lid can be closed securely whilst enabling you to carry your box safely and comfortably.
- Pre-printed symbols and labelling areas: Whether you are using a removals firm or organising your house move with the help of family and friends, being able to locate all your belongings before and after you unpack is a must.
- Three layers of board on the base: Extra strength and protection is given to the box contents with the triple cardboard layered base. This helps you rid those nightmare thoughts of the family heirloom china falling helplessly through the bottom of a flimsy box.
The Fellowes SmoothMove™ removal boxes are part of a wide range of Removals products and packaging for the home and office at the Post Office Shop.
Mailing boxes, marker pens, packaging tape, removal boxes, protective packaging and many other items are available to order with next working day delivery.