I like to stay connected - whether through video, customer service or online blogging. This is my dedicated blogspot page for myself and 1 Van 1 Man, a York-based removal firm operating for home, commercial and student services.
I came across this article (see below) relating the stress of moving home with staying on the internet, frantically tracking Gumtree orders and forums for item giveaways. I'm a big proponent of organising things online, but now and again it's important to take a step back and do things the old fashioned way. Need to get rid of a sofa? A quick phone call to your local British Heart Foundation will deal with the problem ten times faster than Craigslist could.
The thing about moving is there's often lots of time to prepare - some of our customers have been planning their move for a whole year! Saving is a big part of this, and we've found a nifty little method to help set aside money for deposits, furniture and decorating.
On week one, put £1 into your savings account or house fund. Week 2, add £2. Week 3...you get the picture. See what you think!