Tips For a Simple House Move

It is likely that you will be well aware of how stressful moving house can be. In fact, the whole situation becomes much more difficult when you have to organise a whole family instead of just yourself. Here at Jacksons Removals, we are well aware how much pressure it can be to have a house move down to a T, especially when it is your first one! Fret not, we’ve decided to lend our knowledge and experience to this blog in order to come up with a few top tips to make the whole thing simpler…


Many people only know of one method for moving their clothing and it involves trying to force as much as you can into a large suitcase and hoping for the best. We’re here to tell you a new method that was introduced to the internet by a student’s father in early 2017.  Simply hang your clothing on hangers then slide a rubbish bag around 10-20, tying it at the top. Now you can carrying the hangers!


There are many items in a household that can be broken during a house move. From plates to delicate perfume bottles, the last thing you want to do is spend time organising the items for them to suffer at the hands of careless removers. Luckily, the Jackson’s team handle every box with care! In order to further protect your items, use old newspaper or bubble wrap in order to pad them.


The majority of items will be packed into boxes however once it comes to unloading that van the removal company will need to know where each item is going. There are two ways you can do this: get colour coded boxes for each room, or write the name of the room that each box should be placed in on a regular cardboard box. It depends how adventurous you would like to be however the second one is cheaper and more simpler.

If you’re looking for a removal service that is dedicated, easy going and hardworking then Jacksons Removals are for you! Our team is more than qualified to handle even the most chaotic moves and we will do so with the highest quality customer services possible. For more information about our removals in Wirral, speak to a member of the team today!

How To Settle Into A New Country

Moving abroad can be a quite daunting task, to make sure your move is a stress-free as possible and you don’t get home sick there are ways to settle in, so that you can enjoy your new home as much as possible.

Firstly, understanding the language is important if you’re moving abroad, trying to have as many language courses as possible so that you have a grasp on the language is important. It is easier for you when being in the country, so that you can communicate with other locals and make you feel part of the community.

Always keep in touch with your family and friends when you move abroad, especially when moving abroad. You may be enjoying yourself a lot, however as it is such a big change you can drastically feel alone and become lonely- the communication with your friends and family will lift your spirits and making the effort is important.

If moving alone, start local clubs so that you’re able to interact with people and get to know the culture of the city you have just moved to. Making new friends is the most beneficial thing you can do; therefore, it will stop any temporary feelings of isolation as you can explore the new country with them and do activities. If when you get there you are a bit clueless, consider introducing yourself to your neighbours and get any possible information off them.

One of the most important things to be aware of when moving abroad are knowing where essential shops are, how to set up a bank account abroad etc. Visiting the country before you move can be beneficial as you are more aware of your surroundings when moving in.

Moving abroad is an exciting venture in your life, therefore it is important to ensure that everything is sorted before your move to make it is as stress-free as possible. However, if moving abroad is too much of a big venture for you here at Jacksons Removals we are the best removals in Wirral providing top quality service and are fully insured!

Tips For Moving Into A Smaller Home

If you are currently moving into a smaller home, there are many ways to optimise your storage in order to fit everything into it. Downsizing your home is completely normal, where it is easier to manage is becoming the norm, but the struggle is what to leave behind and what is worthy of taking with you on your new adventure. Also, there is the struggle of selling what you’re leaving behind, however we have a few tips to help you when downsizing.

If you are downsizing as you can’t currently afford your situation then there are ways you can get down about the experience and affect you emotionally. However, you need to have a positive mindset when moving- and see it as a positive experience where you are more financially stable.

You must have a strict mindset when sorting through your things, and think is this going to be beneficial in your new home- if it isn’t essential then it needs to be either sold or got rid of. Also duplicate items- you don’t need excessive amounts of items, the best way is to keep it minimal whilst moving to make the day easier and you can always go out again and buy newer items for your home.

As a temporary resort, you can rent a storage space to put some of your things into. If you are rushed for time to move into this new home, put unessential items into your storage and from there you can sort through what is important to keep and put into your new home.

Here at Jacksons Removals we have many ways we can help people downsizing their properties. We are a flexible removal company who are fully insured, and reliable. We are the best removals in Wirral and are able to advise people, and go the extra mile to ensure you are well catered to and happy with your move.

Moving to A New House Checklist

Moving into a new home is always a stressful time, therefore you need to ensure that everything is in order before moving in. Making a moving in checklist will help you keep up to date with what you have completed and what else needs doing. Depending on what stage you are at with moving home, there are different things to consider and ensure they are done, so you are fully covered and sorted when it gets to moving day.

2 Months Before Moving Day

When finally sorting out the contracts, you need to focus on the legal side to ensure the transition is smooth throughout your moving period. Therefore, you need to arrange your mortgage, research your area for local news and facilities. If you are moving a distance with children, transfer your child’s records to a new school and sort out their uniform.

1 Month Before Moving Day

1 Month before moving day can be a stressful period with tension running high making sure everything is fully completed. Speak to a solicitor and ensure there is a finalised day to move in, afterwards confirm a removal company ensuring they are fully quoted with what the day will entail. Organise to have your new house cleaned, between the old owners moving out and you moving in. Packing non-essential items is important, the more you can get done sooner the amount of work you have left to do will dramatically decrease.

1 Day before you Move

When in the last of 24 hours of your old address you need to be thorough, therefore checking all around the house to ensure nothing has been left is important. Packing an overnight bag if you are going a long distance- therefore packing towels, toothbrushes and pyjamas. Make sure your phone is fully charged so you have communication with the removal team, and anyone else you want to contact.

There are many different checks to consider when moving into your new home. Here at Jacksons Removals Wirral, we are a reliable service and are able to guide and instruct you to ensure that your day of moving is as stress-free as possible.

What to look for when choosing a removal company!

Moving to a new house can be a stressful time therefore it is important that you have the most trustworthy company helping you. It is crucial that you look out for a variety of things when deciding which removal company is best for your move, and situation. A lot of time and effort goes into choosing a removal company, so you want to find a company who will relieve some of the stress and exhaustion on the big day.

However, firstly you must ensure you plan well, with a removal company booked months ahead and all boxes and packed ready to go that day.

When choosing a removal company, you need to think of what equipment they can supply on the day. You’ll find that the size of the move matters a lot, and how many vans you need, however this would have to be discussed with a removal supplier before booking- to ensure they have enough equipment. If they provide a packing service, then you need to find out if they provide the boxes or not, which would help to contribute to your move.

A main thing to check when employing a removal company is are they insured or not? It is important to know that all your belongings are insured when moving from home to home, and it puts you at ease if there were to be a problem.

It is important to provide your removal company with as many details as possible, such as: where they will be able to park, if it’s a flat and how many stairs there are. This ensures that the removal company knows every detail about the move, meaning there won’t be any unnecessary complications on the day!

Here at Jacksons Removals Wirral we provide an excellent service, to ensure that your day runs as smoothly as possible. We have competitive prices and an established reputation that will help you move to a new house as easily as possible.


How To Ensure Moving Day Runs Smoothly

People dread moving day a ridiculous amount- thinking it’s going to be stressful and very tiring. Therefore, we are going to give you our top tips on how to move to a new house as smoothly as possible. Small details that you remember when moving to a new house will help you more than you realise and cause less stress throughout the day. Especially with children, moving to a new house can be a horrible task, but with these tips it will be so much easier for you.

  • When packing your boxes, make sure all the contents of the box are all from the same room, so you know the source of where the box has come from. If you label the box, with what room it’s from and what’s in it- you’ll know where you are up too, and it’s so much easier when you’re unpacking boxes.
  • When taking down certain pieces of furniture, there will be a lot of screws and bolts once you take it down. If you put the screws and bolts in a freezer bag and stick it to the certain furniture, it’s easier for you when putting the furniture back up again.
  • If you’ve already had flooring done in your new home, or don’t plan to change the floor, flatten boxes onto the floor to walk on to protect it.
  • Move all your furniture into the house first, so you can fit the boxes around the furniture. There is no point bringing in all the boxes and having to move them around to fit the furniture into your home.

IMPORTANT TIP: Ensure inside your new home you have lightbulbs in the fittings and that they all work. You don’t want to be having to be unpacking in the dark.

Here at Jacksons removals we provide successful removals in Wirral, we can make your day run as smoothly as possible. We have a range of tips to help you, so it is as stress-free as possible and can move into your new house happy!

Packing Tips For Moving To A New House

Moving to a new house is always a pain, and a day of hectically packing boxes into a van only to unpack them again is nobody’s idea of a relaxing time off work. You want to make sure you are as efficient as possible so that the day you decide to move goes smoothly and without stress. We have a few tips on packing, to keep the stress as minimal as possible and to ensure the day goes a lot quicker for you!

First, try to keep things in drawers as much as possible. Clothes and other similar fabric items should be kept in drawers as much as possible to save time and space. It doesn’t make any sense unpacking clothes out of drawers to put them back in once you get to your new home. However, any jewellery or fragile items should be taken out of drawers and packed up properly so that they are kept safe and not damaged.

You need to de-clutter your house as much as possible, such as the pan set you haven’t used for four years, there is a reason you haven’t used them in years and most likely won’t again- therefore bin it. The kitchen is the most time consuming to pack and unpack; therefore, you need to be sensible with what you take to your new home. Old tins, utensils and crockery should be thrown, to keep more room in the van for other products.

If you have children, a major declutter of their room is needed before even starting to pack. Children in particular have a tendency to hoard unimportant toys and games as they don’t want to throw them away. Have a massive clean out through their room, anything not used in a while or old take to the charity shop, as they will be muchly appreciated there.

TOP TIP: do this process without your child being around to prevent tears and tantrums!

A flat-packed box is a perfect way to protect your painting, sellotaping the ends they will prevent any damage. If they are extra important consider using extra cushioning around the sleeve.

Here at Jacksons Removals we provide the best removals in Merseyside, with a range of tips and tricks to help your moving day go as smoothly as possible.  We are a good quality company, with great efficiency!

What’s on in Wirral

Here at Jackson’s Removals, we are based within several different locations, including Wirral, and due to this we like to take an interest in some of the exciting activities that are occurring in and around certain places. In this blog, we’re going to go over what’s you can expect to see in Wirral over the next 6 months…

The Black Pearl

An interactive artwork piece that was created in New Brighton, the Black Pearl is free to be enjoyed by all age groups. With years of maintenance by a small yet passionate group of individuals, you can allow your imagination to wander as your board this detailed pirate ship!

Arts Festival

Taking place every September and October, the Wirral arts festival dedicates two weeks to everything regarding dance, music, drama and much more! Plus, with live entertainment and art work across a variety of venues, you’ll certainly leave the day feeling inspired!

The Mermaid Trail

As the newest tourist trail, the Mermaid Trail was first launched on the 7th June 2017. It consists of six identical statues of mermaids that were all created by a local artist and then decorated by the surrounding schools. The trail is take you past each statue as they are unveiled to the general public.

There’s a lot happening in Wirral during the second half of 2017 so make sure you’re there to catch all the fun! Browsing the web for removals in Wirral can be tricky however we’ve got you covered! Speak to a member of the Jacksons Removals team today to find out more information!

DIY Move vs Hiring Movers

Not only is moving house time consuming, stressful and difficult, it is also a costly affair. For example, you will have to pay a deposit upfront for your new rental or mortgage whilst still affording your current home, you have to shell out for a removal van, you have to purchase some rather durable boxes to move your items in and it is likely you will end up taking the day off work to complete the task. With all this said, it’s understandable why some people decide to skip the professionals and complete a move themselves. Here at Jacksons Removals, we’re going to tell you a few things to consider before you begin your move…


A removals time length is very dependent on certain circumstances and no figure can ever be guaranteed. If you are looking for a speedy removal, the professionals are the best option. They know what they are doing, how to pack and how to move things efficiently. If you have a lot of time to spare, you could try to complete the removal yourself however this will be tedious because you won’t have the previous knowledge the movers do.


Some items cannot be transported inside a car, such as bedframes, mattresses and wardrobes which means that you will end up having to hire a van to complete your removal, making the movers the best choice. On the other hand, if you don’t own many bulky items, a removal can be completed in small stages by packing up your car multiple times.

Now you know some of the pros and cons of both situations it’s time to start organising your home move. Even if you decide to opt for the DIY route, it’s always wise to get some quotes from removal companies so get in contact with the best removals in Wirral to find out more information today!

Stress Free House Removal With Pets

First things first, a removal company does not remove your pets along with your household furniture; that has to be done by the owner. Despite this, it doesn’t mean that pets cannot make a house move a very stressful occasion and moving can be tedious enough! Here at Jacksons Removals, we’ve got experience in a whole range of different removal situation and it this blog we’re going to tell you a few tips when it comes to making your house move more relaxed for yourself and for your animal when you have pets…

Start Early

If you start to pack up your house at last minute, all the chaos will send your four-legged friend into shock and they may become ill due to stress. As pet owners, we have to create a stress-free environment for our animals and packing in advance will not only make your move easier but it will also prepare them for the change.

Create a Pets Box

It’s impossible to prevent your once perfectly organised boxes from becoming cluttered on the first day in your new home, however keeping all of your pets essentials in one box will make adjusting much easier. After all, the last thing you want to do is search through multiple boxes just to find your pets food.

Find a Pet Sitter

Like with small children, it is best to consult family or friends to take care of your pets on the day of the move. Not only will pets make it difficult for a removal company to move your belongings, the noise and chaos on the day will be very unsettling for them. Welcome them into the new home once everything is peaceful.

Preparing your furry friends for a house move is just as important as preparing yourself. After all, it is a big chance and they likely won’t understand what is going on. For more tips on tricks, get in contact with the best removals Liverpool has to offer today!