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Packing Advice for Moving Your Family Abroad

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Moving house in the UK is already a stressful experience, let alone moving abroad. Now, imagine doing that with children in tow. It’s hardly a recipe for a smooth, hassle-free house move. In a bid to help, Barnes of Lincoln have come up with some hints and tips for a stress-free move abroad with your …

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A Guide on Packing Materials for Moving House

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So the paperwork is signed, you’ve paid the fees and you have the keys. All that’s left to do now is move in. But packing away all of your belongings can be somewhat of a daunting task, especially when you don’t have the appropriate materials. But worry not, as we’re here to help.   Cardboard …

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Top 5 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

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Looking for your first home is always an exciting time. However, given the lack of experience in making such an expensive purchase, many first time buyers will inevitably make mistakes. Here are just a few of them that first-timers make and how you can avoid them. Having expectations that are unrealistic It’s easy to forget …

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How to Store Clothes in Long Term Self Storage

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It can be easy to pack clothes away into bin bags and leave them to gather dust in your loft for the next twenty years. However, this is doing more harm than good with regards to the clothes you’re storing. In a bid to banish the popular cardboard box or bin bag storage solution, we …

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What size removals van do I need?

When you want to move your stuff with a van, it is essential to choose a vehicle that will fit everything inside. After contacting a removal company, you will fill a quote form, where you will be asked to list the items you want to be moved. It is essential to disclose the availability of …

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Top Tips When Moving House With Your Cat

Moving house can be a stressful time for everyone involved, particularly for your pet cat due to their inherently sensitive nature. Moving home can be tough on a cat because they can easily get stressed, confused, and can find it difficult to adapt to a new location. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can …

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What is the Best Day to Move House?

When you’re planning your big move, there are plenty of things which you need to get right. One of these is the day on which you move. While you might not think this is the most pertinent issue, if you select the wrong day, you could find that all parties, from the moving team to …

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Moving House: The Disadvantages of Self-Moving

Sometimes, when you feel as though you have a good handle on all your belongings and a can-do attitude, it can be tempting to give self-moving a go. While this might work for some, there are several reasons why self-moving can often be more of a pain than a solution. After all, moving companies exist …

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Interest Rates Rising – How Will This Affect My Finances?

  After a great deal of deliberation, the Bank of England raised interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% this summer. Expectations of a strengthening economy, solid employment levels, more consumer spending and the potential for wages to rise have all been cited as justifications for the decision. So, what will this mean for household finances? …

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The Most Expensive Places to Live in the UK

When you think of the most expensive cities in the UK to live in, you wouldn’t be penalised for thinking that London, with its thriving commerce and eye-watering housing prices, takes the top spot. This, however, perhaps to your surprise, isn’t the case. Findings from Lloyds Bank suggest that affordability is “at its worst since …

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