Home Movers: Arrive

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The first night in your new home is definitely cause for celebration. You’ve survived the actual packing and moving and now is the time to appreciate all your hard work and enjoy getting to know your new home and new neighbourhood.  

So we’ve put together some handy hints for celebrating the move, packing the essentials for your first night and we've dug up some stories from home movers about what their first night was like and any mishaps that made it a memorable arrival.  

Sadly, it’s not all about celebrating and breathing a sigh of relief so we’ve also got some useful guides for cleaning, unpacking, sorting, storing and getting rid of any nasties lurking around so you can get on with making your new house a home. 
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6 Ridiculously Simple Security Systems for Your New House

Securing your home once meant sharpening your axe and sleeping with one eye open. While we've come a long way since then it's only recently that home security tech has become a more affordable and intelligent option.

We've rounded up the best smart security options for your new house, or even as an upgrade to your current home...
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7 Tools Every Gardener Should Own

Whether you're trying to keep pot plants alive, love lounging on the lawn or have plans to grow your own, a garden, no matter how small, needs regular TLC to keep it blooming.

But you don't have to be blessed with green fingers to make the most of your outside space; all you need are the right garden tools and a few tricks of the trade to transform your garden from overgrown to oasis...
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10 Unwanted Items You’ll Find In Your New House

Not to panic anyone, but the day of your house move is a pretty stressful one. However much you have prepared in advance, the day will pass in a blur of panic, deadlines and excitement. 

Home-movers tend to focus on the items that they are bringing or taking with them. So, when stuff is unexpectedly still there when you arrive at the new house, it can be a rude shock if it wasn't on the fixtures and fittings list. 

You'll probably need to hit eBay to get shot of them. Follow this guide and you'll be shot of those unwanted items in no time…
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11 Ingenious Ways To Clean the Trickiest Items In Your Home

Whether your home is crying out for a deep clean or it's in need of a quick refresh, the inevitable chore that is cleaning is unavoidable. But fear not, help is at hand. 

From old-school natural cleaning remedies to tried and tested grime-busting hero products, we have rounded up 11 of the most ingenious cleaning tips, tricks and life-changing solutions to make tackling that mess just a little bit easier…
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Box Clever: The Ultimate Guide to Unpacking

It's a chore that leaves many of us in a mild panic, but with a little organisation and a few handy tips, unpacking after moving house doesn't need to be a headache. 

These clever time-saving and stress-busting unpacking hacks will leave you plenty of downtime to kick back and make yourself at home…
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8 Simple Garden Clearance Tips for the Not-So Green-Fingered

Moved into a new home with a weed-strewn shocker for a garden? Perhaps there's so much undergrowth that you haven't even ventured further than the back doorstep? 

Fret not. Armed with these simple garden clearance tips, you can turn your overgrown wilderness into a beautiful oasis - just in time for summer…
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13 Cleaning Items You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Want your home to be sparkling clean? There's no need to spend an entire weekend scrubbing and dusting when nifty products can cut your cleaning time. 

These dirt-busting products will make every cleaning job easier - from doing the dishes to putting the shine back in to those bathroom tiles…
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8 Unwanted Items You’ll Find in Your New House

Making a fresh start in your new home means putting your own stamp on the place. 

The previous owners may have left all manner of gems that will make welcome additions to someone else's home. Selling the items will pocket you some cash, which will come in useful if you have grand designs for your new house.

Here are some of the items to get listing…
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First Night Tales From Real Life Homeowners

"My parents helped me move out of home for the first time and brought some Champagne to celebrate – which would have been perfect if I owned any Champagne flutes! Instead, we cut the top off several fizzy drink bottles and drank out of makeshift glasses."

Cosmo readers recall the highs and lows of the first night in their first home.
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Your Essential First Night Kit In One Box

Here’s our guide to what to pack separately, in a box labelled Moving Day Survival Kit in big black letters. Travel with it close by your side and try and remember where it as at all times. You’ll need everything inside it. You can thank us later.
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7 Essential Things You Need the Day You Move Into Your New Home

As the experts in homes, we have a few simple ideas that can help make the logistics of moving day that little bit less stressful. 

Make a box and designate it as your moving survival kit. Fill it with things you will need until everything is unpacked and set up, and move it yourself so it doesn't get lost in the moving-day whirlwind. Here's what to put inside.
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What Your Packing And Unpacking Style Says About You

Moving home is one of the most exciting and stressful times in life, but careful planning can take some of the pain out it. What type of packer are you? 
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11 Ways To Make Your New House Feel Like a Home In the First Week

Moving into a new house is exciting – but can be daunting (not to mention disruptive). Make time for these little touches and you’ll soon feel settled in your new pad. 

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What To Unpack First – the Simple Movers' Guide

From the teabags to clean towels, our simple six-step guide to what to unpack first will help make settling in easier on the day you move into your new home.  

Amid the flurry of excitement that comes with moving house, it can be tricky to bring a sense of order to all that bag-packing, form-filling and checklist chaos. So before you start loading boxes into the moving lorry, take a moment to think about what you’ll need to unpack first when you reach the other side. 
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