When moving house in York we often think about the contents of the home, considering the garden and outbuildings as an afterthought. The fact is, many underestimate just how many items they have in their garden until it’s time to load the van. Not only do you need to consider the structures, you should also take a fresh look at your borders and think about how much space you need for moving plants too.
You can see our other advice on how to transplant your plants at any time of year.
Sheds and Wendy Houses
Most people with a garden have a shed or Wendy House. Depending on how old these structures are you may need to think twice about moving them. Will they dismantle easily? Will they be enough space in the removal van? Do they have a concrete base? Many people find it’s much easier to leave a shed behind and to include it in the sale of a house, however if you do want to take it with you, make sure you tell the removal company in York as it will need to be accounted for.
Wooden Wendy houses are expensive and not an item you want to buy again but they are prone to damp and rot. If yours looks like it may not survive the move you could sell it on EBay with a pick up only offer or leave it behind for other children to enjoy.
Plastic play houses are usually fine to move but they can also take up quite a lot of space, make sure your York Removals Company knows about them.
Toys and Games
If you have children you’ll be amazed at just how many toys and games they have for outside. In the summer we tend to stockpile games to make the most of the weather, and then forget about them in the winter. A trampoline, tricycle, bikes and giant board games can take up a lot of space. It’s best to bring them all together in the middle of the garden to see exactly how much you have as it’s common for them to be scattered far and wide!
We all love our garden ornaments whether it’s York stone for the rockery or something a little more fun such as a rude gnome. These do all add to the capacity of the removal van though. If you have a pond, you’ll already be considering how best to move the fish, the pumps and the extras, while wondering if the liner or fibreglass frame is worth moving at all.
Of course we consider our pets when moving but do we really consider their stuff? If you have outdoor pets there will be a lot of items to move. You may need to move hutches, chicken coops and cages, which all take up space in the York removal van. Pets are best moved by yourself. It’s not really fair to expect a removals firm to take care of your pets during the move. They have their hands tied with making sure your items are safe and can’t be held responsible for chickens, rabbits or dogs. Your pets will already be uneasy as they realise change is afoot, so it could be an idea to ask a family member to take care of them for a few days until you’re settled in the new place.