Packing Tips when Moving House

Packing Tips with Moving Home

In this post we have detailed a few important tips to think about when packing for a house move.

Packing when moving house can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help make the process a little easier:


1. Start early


Don’t leave packing until the last minute. Start packing up non-essential items a few weeks before the move. This will make the process less stressful and give you more time to focus on the essentials.


2. Get organised


Label all your boxes with the contents and the room they need to go in. This will make unpacking a lot easier.


3. Pack heavy items first


Pack heavier items first so they are at the bottom of the box. This will make the box easier to carry and prevent items from shifting during the move.


4. Use packing materials


Use packing materials such as bubble wrap or packing paper to protect your items.


5. Don’t overpack


Don’t overpack your boxes. This will make them difficult to carry and could cause items to break.


6. Get help


If you are feeling overwhelmed, ask friends or family to help with packing.

If you need help with moving house, give our experts a call on (+353) 1 451 3585 or visit the contact page on our site by clicking here 
Moving into a new house with a dog

Moving House with Pets

Pets provide us with companionship, love, and laughter. They are there for us when we are happy and when we are sad. They are part of the family. In this blog post, we look at how moving home may affect dogs and other animals?

Dogs, cats and other animals can be affected by moving home because they can become anxious and stressed in new environments. It is important to try and make the transition as smooth as possible for them by taking them for walks in the new area and getting them used to their new home gradually.

Below we have detailed a few important things to remember when moving house with a Dog.

  • Make sure your dog is microchipped and registered with your new address
  • Ensure your dog is vaccinated and up to date with their worming and flea treatments
  • Research the area you are moving to, in advance, to make sure there are dog-friendly parks and beaches nearby
  • Pack your dog’s favourite toys and blankets to help them settle into their new home
  • Introduce your dog to their new home gradually, letting them explore a little bit each day
  • Create a safe space for your dog in their new home, with their bed, food and water bowl, and toys

Things to remember when moving house with a cat

  • Ensure your cat is microchipped and up to date with their vaccinations. This will help to ensure that they can be easily identified if they happen to escape during the move.
  • Keep them indoors for at least a week before the move, and for a week after, to give them time to adjust to their new surroundings.
  • Make sure you have a designated ‘safe room’ for them to stay in during the move itself, where they can hide away if they start to feel overwhelmed.

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We understand that each customer has different requirements, which is why we offer a flexible and personalised service to ensure that your needs are met. We also offer a free, no obligation quotation so why not get in touch with us today!

Packing up contents in a Box for office Move

Looking to move house?

Here are a few tips to help make your move as smooth as possible:

  1. Plan Ahead. The more organised you are, the less stress you will feel. Make a list of everything you need to do and when you need to do it. This will help you stay on track and avoid any last minute rushing.

  2. Box It Up If you can, start packing up your belongings well in advance. This will help to minimise the amount of work you have to do on the day of your move.

  3. Get Help If you can, enlist the help of friends or family members to help you move. This will make the process a lot quicker and less stressful.

  4. Label Everything Labelling your boxes will make it much easier to find what you need once you have unpacked. This will also help to keep your moving process organised.

  5. Take Your Time Don’t try to rush through your move. This will only lead to more stress. Take your time and enjoy the process.

At Allen Removals, we are an expert house and home removal company with over 45 years experience we are sure to help you if you are looking to move house. We understand that moving home can be a very stressful time, which is why we offer a professional and reliable removal service to help make the process as smooth as possible.

We offer a range of services to suit your needs, whether you are moving locally, nationally or internationally. Our services include:

We understand that each customer has different requirements, which is why we offer a flexible and personalised service to ensure that your needs are met. We also offer a free, no obligation quotation so why get get in touch with us today!

Knowing it’s Your Dream Home

Buying a new home is a pricey and therefore risky investment.

We all want to get it right first time and the fear of making the ‘wrong’ choice for ourselves and our needs in our potential future home is ever present. This is perfectly normal and many first time buyers wonder about how they will know when they’ve found the home for them.

Three things to keep in mind while searching for your new home:

An ethical estate agent will never, ever pressure you into buying a house.

Trust your gut, this goes for good and bad feelings about a potential new home.

Sometimes sleeping on a decision is not the best idea, as you’re not the only person out there looking to buy a house with your specific criteria and someone could buy your house out from under you while you’re counting sheep. This is an ever present risk and is worth keeping in mind especially if you find a property that you really resonate with. The last thing you want to hear is that another buyer made an offer and it was accepted minutes before yours was submitted. It happens a lot too. So unless you’re buying a brand new home there is unlikely to be another house around the corner just like it. Sometimes if your gut says yes it’s worth making an offer.

With this in mind let’s delve into the ten tell-tale signs that you’ve found the home for you.

1: You want to go inside to explore:

We do it all the time, we see a house and somewhere in the back of our mind size it up and wonder at what they look like inside. Some of them draw us in and some of them repel us, it’s a matter of taste and requirement. However if you pull up to a viewing and feel strong appeal or repulsion, it could be worth taking note of. There’s something here that speaks to you, curb appeal is talking.

2: You feel ‘at home’ as soon as you enter:

Within a few minutes of entering the house you will have a feel for it. Does it feel cold? Warm? Comforting? Odd? Do you want to explore, or walk out the door? Does it feel right? If your feelings are overwhelmingly positive it’s likely a good indication that you’ve found your new home.

3: You don’t feel weird in the bathroom:

Sometimes potential buyers feel so uncomfortable near a bathroom they will not enter the room. They won’t let their feet touch the floor. They’ll idle outside grab the door frame, poke their heads in and leave. If you walk into the bathroom and feel like you want to open the shower door and have a walk around, this is again a good sign that this is your new home.

4: You feel possessive about the property:

You might be viewing the house and the agent points out a minor flaw such as ‘There’s a small stain on the carpet here’ and you think ‘What are you talking about? This house is lovely!’ You have no idea why they’re being so mean, you want to defend every flaw you see. If you even see the flaws, because right now, flaws do not matter. You love this house.

5: You see a future for yourself here:

If you can see yourself getting a great nights sleep in your bed in the master bedroom, chilling out on the sofa in the living room after a long day, or barbequing up a storm out in the garden on long lazy summer days, you can see yourself in this space and that is definitely a good sign for your future with this house.

6: You’re planning out the rooms already:

You’re strolling through the house, mentally filling the rooms with your items and planning what colour the walls will be. ‘My sofa would look great there’, ‘Wow this would be a great office’, ‘This room would make such a comfortable bedroom’. If you’re envisioning yourself, your things and your life here you might be in love with this property.

7: The house fits your basic needs:

It might not fill every single need that you have, but it meets the majority of your requirements and you’re willing to compromise on the rest of it. This house has the right number of bedrooms, it has enough space and maybe it doesn’t have a garage but that doesn’t matter too much anymore, or you realise that you have enough space that you could build one if it does matter to you later on. Being flexible what issues really matter and which are deal-killers is a good quality to develop in the search for your new home.

8: You’re no longer interested in looking at other properties:

Other properties have lost their appeal. The other places on your shortlist seem insignificant. The homes that were top rated before have fallen by the way side, they are simply pale in comparison. You feel like you’re wasting time visiting other homes. This is the be all and end all.

9: Bragging rights:

It’s not unusual for anyone to snap a few pictures as a reference before you finish touring the home. Next thing you know you’re uploading pictures on social media, you feel excited. You want to bring your friends here. You want to show it off. You want to brag about this being your new home. Before you know it you’ve got way more pictures than you need of a house you don’t even own… Yet.

10: You keep thinking about it:

Every fibre in your being is telling you to go for it, but there’s one small little grain of doubt that says ‘Maybe I should sleep on it’. Every other thought in your head is sure that this house is perfect, your thoughts are consumed by it. Every thought you have is leading you back towards ‘Should I buy that house?’ You’re obsessed. Honestly? Just buy the house already.

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We’re Back Operating Our Home and Office Removal Services

We appreciate the continued support of our customers and would like to personally thank those who have worked tirelessly on the frontline over the last 4 months.

At our headoffice in Tallaght, Dublin 24, we have a custom built, state of the art facility, designed in a manner that allows us to cater for all types of requirements and offer high quality, cost effective storage, scanning and shredding services.

As we have been working during the past few months, delivering archive documents to hospitals and the HSE, it has given us the opportunity to ensure that all of our systems and safety procedures are operating to highest standard, allowing us to deliver our services as safely and as efficiently as possible for our customers and staff alike.

We have recently received removal and storage enquiries form office and commercial clients who are looking improve social distancing measures within their offices. If you too are looking for an accurate and personalised quotation or to book your removal please feel free to contact us today on 01 451 3585 or fill in our form here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Allen Removals Team

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Safe and Secure Document Management Services

Allen Removals provides safe storage solutions for small, medium and large businesses. Working with a diverse range of clients, we appreciate that every business has unique requirements when it comes to document storage. To account for individual business needs, our team are dedicated to delivering a tailored service by staying up-to-date will the latest regulations regarding document storage, retention and disposal, especially with documents that contain confidential and sensitive information.

Custom Built Facility

At our headoffice in Tallaght, Dublin 24, we have a custom built, state of the art facility, designed in a manner that allows us to cater for all types of requirements and offer high quality, cost effective storage, scanning and shredding services.

High Security Vault Storage

Allen Removals have invested in state of the art high security vaults. The first of their kind in Ireland, our vaults are four hour fire rated secure vaults and allow us to provide unrivalled document protection. These modern vaults provide protection from heat damage or burning in the unlikely event of a fire. The vault interior will not exceed 177°C for a four hour duration and with heat exposure of up to 1,000°C. With these vaults, we can guarantee the safe and secure storage of all important business documents.

In addition to our document storing service, we also provide a document retrieval service with the help of our fast, efficient tracking system allowing you request a document 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Should you require documents to be destroyed, our document facility has an industrial shredder that can shred large volumes to a fully confidential standard. The waste produced from shredding is then recycled.

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