Do You Need To Bother With Boxes?
When it comes to moving house, it can be stressful. You can take some stress off the situation by ensuring you have everything you need, such as packing materials. You may think you don’t need to worry about using boxes, but they are very beneficial. For instance, using good quality cardboard boxes means you can move various items at the same time, particularly if you use a larger size. By using boxes you’ll find moving day is a lot faster.
Using a strong cardboard box will keep your things protected if they get bumped during the move. They will help to stop any breaks, meaning you will save money from not having to replace them in your new house. Strong cardboard boxes can be placed on top of each other in the removal truck carefully, which means you can make use of the space it leaves. This will be time saving and financially efficient, due to the petrol money that will be saved due to not having to keep going to and fro the houses.
Using boxes will help keep things organised. Moving day can be chaos, but by keeping the boxes labelled clearly with which room they belong in, you will keep the unpacking side a lot easier. Overall if you don’t use boxes you will find things will take a lot longer and may even be refused unless they are packed correctly. Call us today if you are looking for a Removal Company in Suffolk or to move there.
Professional Piano Moving!
If you have a piano, you will know how important and valuable this instrument is and it should be looked after carefully. Things to consider are the shape, size and weight of the instrument. If you’re thinking about moving it yourself, you really should consider a professional moving company. They will have the health and safety knowledge needed on how to move large objects such as pianos, as if done incorrectly it can cause injury. It is worth the money to ensure everything is done carefully and with control. If a piano is moved without knowing how to do it properly, it can cause damage to not only the piano, but to the people moving it too. A piano can be very difficult to manoeuvre, so will need at least two strong people to have a constant grip on the instrument all the time. Using professionals mean they will know what to expect and will look after the piano respectfully. They will use the right equipment to reduce any risks to both people and home. They will be able to measure the dimensions of the piano and estimate how much space they will need.
During the move itself, where the piano is positioned will confirm how the piano will be moved. For instance, risk factors such as which floor it is on will determine the difficulty of the move. They will also make sure they have the correct vehicle, as without the right ramps or tail lift, it will be a hazard and a danger if not carefully planned. Your piano will be looked after and protected whilst on the move, to stop it from being knocked and potentially ruined. Call T Humphrey if you need a Piano moved or require a Removal company in Ipswich.
The Benefits Of An Office Removal Company
Using a removal company for your office space is important to keep everything safe and secure. You can be assured that office supplies and possessions will be protected and carefully handled. It may be pricey at first but financially it will be beneficial, as well as saving you time during the office move. You can focus on other important tasks during this time. Time is a crucial factor for a business and using a professional company means you could be back running your business in a few hours, rather than days.
A removal company will be able to ensure packing supplies are carefully used, along with the correct equipment for dealing with expensive office items such as computers. They will be experienced and know how to arrange things properly so there will be no worry of an accident. They will also know how to move heavier furniture such as a table. You shouldn’t assume staff will help to move furniture due to health and safety. You don’t want to worry about accidents or injuries as insurance will be needed by the company, therefore covering for building damage, theft or any potential breakages that may occur. However, a professional company will ensure the office move goes as smoothly as possible. Call us today for a free quotation on all Office and House removals in Felixstowe.
The Benefits of Using Storage Whilst Moving
Sometimes during your move, you may find things don’t always go to plan. When this happens, it is always good to have an idea in place. Having the option of being able to put your possessions in temporary storage, can help to ease any pressure until you know what to do. Using a storage facility can make moving more simple, particularly as moving is stressful enough!
We don’t always know how many items we have until it’s too late, so it can be a surprise! It can take a while to sort through everything, as well as the cost and time it will take to actually move things. You need to think about tidying and decluttering the house as much as you can. By using storage beforehand, it will help both financially and time wise. You will also be able to sort what you actually need in your new home, as you’ll be able to sort out what things are essential and what can go.
If you are in-between houses and you’re staying with family or renting, it may be best to use storage due to the lack of space you may have. You will only need essentials at a temporary place, so keeping everything safely packed away until your ready will be a good idea, as there is less risk of losing anything sentimental or expensive.
If you want to take time renovating and cleaning your new house, it may be best to keep your items in storage during this time as it won’t be in the way. You’ll be able to plan how each room will look without boxes cluttering up the house, so you can feel happy and relaxed in your new home. If you need temporary storage in Ipswich call us today.
Tips For Moving House Safely 2021
This year has been stressful, so one thing you probably don’t want to do is add more stress on top of this. However, people still need to move house and it can be done efficiently and relatively stress free. Simply by planning ahead you can reduce the chance of last minute worry and panic, as well as keeping everyone safe.
First thing to do is to hire a professional removal company. They will ensure the move goes smoothly and in a safe way as they have the right equipment and experience to ensure it is a stress free day, as well as most companies offering some type of insurance to ensure there are no issues.
Due to restrictions, removal companies may have different rules than before, so it is best to contact them with plenty of time to spare to ensure you can hire them when you need too. To lower any risks, make sure that your possessions are sanitised properly before they are picked up. Sanitiser should be used regularly as well as hand washing and taking the relevant precautions.
If you use a removal company (or a different household), then make sure you keep the house thoroughly aired out with windows open and keep your distance. There will probably be people constantly going to and from your house, so you need to keep it as safe as possible to ensure a straightforward and stress free environment
for everyone involved. Call an experienced Removal company in Suffolk today,call Trevor Humphries.
Make Sure You Check Thoroughly Before You Move!
Did you know that many homeowners over the UK lose a belonging of some sort when they move, with a small percentage losing an item that is expensive. Some of the strangest things have been recovered by removal companies, ranging from pets and teeth, to a lot of money!
Moving house can be a stressful experience, so losing things along the way is not ideal. But unfortunately this is quite a common situation for many. It can sometimes be an unfortunate find, such as soiled nappies! However sometimes interesting items are recovered, like a train set, whiskey, a guitar, a sewing machine… even a sign from a pub!
The most common things left behind are clocks, photos and mirrors, as these are generally just left on the wall, and not really given a second thought. Sometimes driving licences or passports can be left behind, or packed into the wrong box. This is a problem if the owner is moving to a different country.
Sometimes essential things like furniture screws or phone chargers are left behind. These things may not be thought about at the time, but missed later on when they’re desperately needed.
When you’re moving, make sure to double and even triple check the house before giving the keys over. Especially make sure you pack anything sentimental or vitally important, call us for all House Removals in Suffolk.
How To Cope With Stress When Moving
One of the more stress inducing things in life that most people will go through at least once is moving house. Our home is a safe space and any change can bring us out of our comfort zone.
Worry when moving is a normal feeling but one way of dealing with it is to use a removal company, as they can ease any concern and help with the organisation and moving process.
If you plan ahead and check things off as you go you’ll find things a lot easier. Keeping a list of everything you need to do will ensure you don’t forget anything important on the run up to moving day.
Make sure any documents you need are together and organised, such as insurance or passports. Any messes in the house should be cleared as soon as possible to ensure a quicker and smoother move.
Last thing to remember is to take care of yourself, and make sure you eat, drink, have rest periods and don’t forget the tea bags. If you are looking for a removal company in Ipswich or Suffolk call us today.
Ten things you should ask the previous occupant!
Make your removal in Ipswich less stressful with this very helpful list of things to ask the previous occupier before you move in, courtesy of the Money Saving Expert website:
1. Where’s the main stopcock (to turn off the water)?
2. Where are the gas and electricity meters?
3. Do any surfaces need special cleaning products, e.g. wooden floors?
4. What day are the bins collected?
5. Do you have any old tins of paint in the same colour as the walls?
6. Do you have any instruction manuals or warranties on electrical items?
7. Where did the kitchen and bathroom tiles come from?
8. Where did any fixed furniture come from, e.g., kitchen cabinets?
9. Which company supplies the energy, broadband and home phone?
10. Where is the thermostat?
Clearing your house ecologically
When committing to a house clearance, it is important to set a plan of action for your unloved belongings.
There a number of different ways to recycle the goods in your home, reducing your overall waste.
An easy way to start reducing rubbish in your home is to switch away from disposable products and towards reusable ones. For example, replace paper napkins with cloth ones, or disposable razors for reusable ones.
Even things as simple as using your own shopping bags and buying loose foods instead of heavily packaged items can reduce the waste your home is producing drastically.
Once you’re in the swing of reusable living, try having a whole house clear out. Take old clothes and books to charity shops or car boot sales. Donate your unwanted electrical (if they still work) to local community projects and schools rather than throwing them away. Take advantage of paid recycling schemes for items such as inkjet cartridges. Even donating some old magazines to local groups or waiting rooms can help reduce your waste.
For more tips and help with your house clearance, contact T Humphrey Removals today.
Eco-friendly House Moving
In an ever environmentally conscious world, the process of moving house remains a highly inefficient process.
Recent studies suggest that the average UK home move creates 16.8kg of CO2 emissions. To reduce this scary amount, here are some tips to a more eco-friendly move.
- Get cooking
Trying to empty out your fridge and freezer before the big move can help avoid unnecessarily throwing away food. It may even be worth contacting local charities and making donations to keep your waste to a minimum.
- Box it right
Cut down the Amount of packaging you use by utilising empty drawers, suitcases and crates around the house. Or look online for used packaging boxes at very low prices, then once you have moved, pass the favour on and sell your boxes to another mover.
- Shed the weight
Planning your move in advance, you can cut down costs by deciding what actually needs to move with you. Do your part for others by donating unwanted clothes, books, toys, DVDs and move.
Planning a move? Talk to your local removal company in Ipswich, T. Humphrey Removals.
Self Storage in the UK
Self storage in the UK was unheard of until fairly recently, but as people accumulate more ‘stuff’ and modern houses get smaller with little storage space the idea of paying for storage space moved over from the USA to the UK.
Now there are self store units around every corner and many removal companies offer a storage facility either for when there is a delay between moving out and moving in to a new home, and some companies offer secure storage on a long term basis.
As with all services ensure the company is reputable and is registered with the local Trading Standards agency, T Humphrey are a. Removal Company in Suffolk, that is fully registered and Insured.
Tips when moving
Moving house has long been recognised as one of the most stressful things to undertake, but tackling the practicalities of packing can reduce your anxiety.
Everyone has possessions that they care deeply about, so taking time to sort these from the mundane could potentially save you a lot of heartache.
Make a list of the most important things to pack. Be ruthless and consider whether you need to take all your possessions with you when you move. There are plenty of options available now for reducing your clutter, charity shops, car boot sales, ebay, facebook are just a few. Some charities will collect large bulky items from you for free and of course there is always your local tip as a last resort!
Make sure you have plenty of strong boxes to pack your belongings in, some removal companies will supply these for you as part of their package. Use, bubble wrap and newspaper to wrap your delicate items and remember to label the boxes so you know what’s in them.
It’s a good idea to check your house contents insurance to make sure you are covered for any breakages or damage while you move. For all your removals in Suffolk call T Humphrey removals.
Broadband connections are set to improve in Norfolk and Suffolk following an extra £10m funding from BT as part of their Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.
Norfolk is getting the lion’s share of the funding with £5.3m being made available to target many of the hard to reach rural properties. Call us today to book your house clearance in Suffolk.
The importance of planning
The last remaining trunk of three has been donated to the Imperial War Museum and forms part of an exhibition documenting the events of the First World War through to the present day.
Jewish parents, Leonhard and Clara Wohl, had been subjected to persecution in Germany since 1933 and had finally decided to leave and start a new life. They applied for visas to travel to Chile. They sent their two youngest daughters, Eva and Ulli, 16 and 13, to the safety of England just before the outbreak of war planning to join them. They packed their most treasured possessions into three trunks and sent them to Chile, planning to follow them as soon as they could. But on the day they planned to leave, war was declared and their Visas were no longer valid. The trunks reached their destination but sadly, Leonhard and Clara were transported to Auschwitz where they died.
It was only after the war that the two children discovered what had happened and in 1947 the three trunks were delivered to Eva in London, by a removal company in Suffolk. Their parentslifetime and their childhood memories were all contained within those three trunks. The family had no idea how the trunks had found their way to them but were overjoyed to discover the contents, school reports, photographs, hand stitched tablecloths, their father’s briefcase. Many sentimental and irreplaceable items documenting their family history. Some of the household items were used to ease their situation as the girls had arrived in England with little financial support, but many have been cherished over the years.
The trunk forms part of an exhibition documenting the preparations for the Second World War, and is displayed alongside the ill-fated Munich Agreement of 1938 and a Merlin aero engine. It symbolises one family’s personal preparation and their desperate attempt to survive.
Moving Home and security
When you move home, always look for a quality removals firm and you should always replace the door locks using a qualified locksmith to ensure locks are installed correctly and to conform with your insurance conditions, doing this ensures previous owners or previous tenants do not have unauthorised access to your new home and you can easily track the new keys. It is also a good time to test all doors and windows to make sure the frames are in good condition and if you have any concerns, ask the locksmith for advice or to replace the handles. It is also important to remember the garages and workrooms under the house, gates, doorways and consider if any additional measures are needed to upgrade security such as bolts, window grilles, or padlocks.
Top tips for Moving House
Prepare: When moving house or Offices, you will have to organise many things ahead of the move so take time to make a list of the things you have to do.
Book your Removal firm early: A good removal company should always be available to offer advice when needed, but do remember the best ones book up very quickly, so book your moving date well ahead, do not be afraid to discuss anything you need to know, and always confirm the removal again a few days before the moving day as well, to avoid any misunderstandings
Moving boxes: If you do not have any moving boxes call the removal company to supply them to you along with any other packing material you need.
Clear the driveway: Many people forget about how the removal van will gain access to your current and future home, so clear the driveways and advise your neighbours that the van will be parking outside your house.
Packing: Some people prefer to pack their own items, but you can also ask the removal firm to do it for you, which is highly recommended if you are moving abroad, or if you have many fragile and valuable items.
Notify Utilities in advance: It makes sense to write to them in advance of the move and provide them with your moving date and change of address.
Research the area to where you are moving: If you are moving to a different town or Country it is very important to get to know as much about the new area as you can, before moving there, so that the transition will not be so stressful for you and your family.
Be present on moving day: It is important to be present on the moving day to ensure that everything goes as planned with the removal firm.
The British Assosciation of Removers put in place a code of practice for the standards that customers should expect from a removal company, with a focus on excellent service. They have also developed a new customer review website called trustedmover.org to allow customers to review and compare removal companies.
Stephen Vickers, Director General of The British Assosciation of Removers explains that “… this exclusive partnership arrangement for BAR Members is another demonstration of our commitment to Members and consumers to provide outstanding customer service in new and innovative ways.”