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Preparing for a Summer Move

With summer just around the corner (yeeha), it’s a great time for all the family for a number of reasons; kids are off school and can enjoy the holidays, the sun makes an appearance, and the allure of BBQs and summer holidays are an exciting prospect. However, summer time is also a great time to move home, and is very popular, so that is why we at Pers Removals have put together top tips for moving during the summer.

Don’t Let People Get in the Way

Moving in summer is good, but when the kids are off school, and you’re trying to pack your belongings, it can become difficult and people can get in the way. This can become dangerous as moving is stressful and a lot of furniture and boxes are being moved which could result in an accident. To avoid this, you can provide each member of the household (and some friends if you ask nicely!) specific tasks to keep them busy. Instead, you may want to ensure that everyone is out of the house so that you can be left to crack on with the hard work in peace and quiet.

Having a busy household can also set you back as you may not be as focused as you’d like. It’s really important to keep on top of tasks and making a handy checklist can help you do this.

Check out the Weather in Advance

If you’re lucky, the summer months can be very hot in some places, so it’s important to keep an eye on the temperature. If it gets too hot, you don’t want to suffer from exhaustion, sunburn or sunstroke. Moving in summer can be stressful enough, without the added inconvenience of falling ill due to the weather. In some places, you may even experience storms which can be even more dangerous. Therefore, ensure you are prepared for all eventualities.

Don’t Do All the Hard Work Yourself

If you think you have enough to be getting on with when it comes to your summer move, consider using a professional moving company. At Pers Removals, we can help you with every part of your summer move from the packing to the moving of your items, and everything in between!

To speak to a professional member of our moving team and find out how we can help you, call us on 0845 603 5527. If you’re planning a move this summer, be sure to get in touch as soon as you have a date as summer is a popular time for moving, therefor it’s highly important to book us in advance.

Moving Your Outdoor Items

If you’re about to move home and with summer just around the corner, you may be looking for advice on how to successfully and easily move your outdoor furniture. Outdoor items can be large and awkwardly shaped, not to mention bulky to move from your old home to your new one. However, there are a few steps that you can follow to ensure the relocation of your outdoor items runs smoothly from dismantlement to the rebuild. Read on to find out more.

Dismantle Items Safely

If you have held on to the original instructions, manual or packaging for your garden furniture, ensure to follow the advised dismantling process. If you haven’t, you may be able to obtain dismantling instructions from the Internet. Whatever you do, make sure that you use the correct tools and keep any nuts and bolts secure in a bag or container for the rebuild of the item. The original box, instructions or manual should also include a ‘how to’ guide on rebuilding, so ensure you take this with you to your new home.

Keep All of the Parts Together

A move can be stressful, and from time to time, things can get easily lost. That’s why it’s important, when moving larger items that require dismantling, to attach the pieces together. Either use parcel tape or a large bag and/or box to keep all the parts of the outdoor item together to avoid losing any essential pieces during the move. There’s nothing worse than attempting to put an item back together to find that there are important parts missing.

Use Appropriate Packaging

If parts of the items are delicate, ensure to wrap them safely in either bubble wrap or another material that will safely pad the item during the transit to your new home. There are a number of places where you can obtain quality and durable packing materials, so speak to us for more information.

Dig Out the Instructions Again

Once you’ve relocated your garden furniture, it’ll be time to rebuild it. Use the instructions, if you have them, or get them from the Internet as mentioned before. Follow the instructions clearly, and voila, your outdoor item will be up in no time and ready to be enjoyed again just in time for summer.

Use Professional Movers

If you don’t want to have to worry about moving your large and bulky outdoor items to your new home, enlist in professional help from our team of expert movers at Pers Removals. We can help you with every aspect of your move. Simply get in touch to find out more by calling us at 0845 603 5527.

Tips for a Quick Move

Moving home can be time consuming so it’s important to be prepared and organised. You may feel overwhelmed and as though you don’t have enough time to organise transport, packing and all the small details. If so, them we’re here to help. At Pers Removals, we can help you with everything from packing to transportation.

Don’t Stress

If you become stressed and flustered, chances are you will make mistakes and forget important aspects of your move. If you feel that you’re under too much pressure, take a step back, breathe and relax in order to gain some perspective.

You can always ask friends or family members to help you if you find the move is becoming too much.

Write a List

The best place to start when it comes to planning a move is to write a list. Look at what you have to move and prioritise from the most important things to the least important. Begin organisation by each room.

Once you have all your items organised, start crossing each thing off the list. This will mean that all your items will be nicely organised and can be easily located when you reach your new home. Remember to keep your list(s) in a safe place so you can refer to it throughout the moving process.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Items

Make sure that when you go through your things you’re packing items that you actually need or want to keep. Anything that you haven’t worn in years should be donated and letter older than five years or junk mail should be thrown away. This will cut down on unnecessary packing and unpacking, which in turn, could shorten the length of your move.

Hire a Professional Moving Company

The more hands on deck that you have, the quicker your move will be. Call a professional moving company, such as Pers Removals, and have us assist you in getting all your items quickly packed for a fast move. The time and frustration you save is invaluable when you hire professionals. While you may think that you can make the moving deadline by yourself, there is no reason to rush it and make mistakes. Make sure to book your movers as soon as possible so you can get the assistance you need quickly. For more information, get in touch with us today and we’d be happy to help.

How to Manage Stress When Moving

If you’ve had to move home before, you’ll understand how stressful it can be. However, fear not, because if you move with us at Pers Removals, you’ll be using a company that has years of experience and expertise when it comes to moving home. Let’s take a look at ways in which you can manage your stress levels through the moving process.

Organisation is Key

It’s so important to be organised when it comes to moving home. For a start, keep a note of important dates and information somewhere safe that can be easily accessed throughout the moving process. You’ll want quick and easy access to important contact details dates of importance.

In addition, when it comes to packing, you should ensure that each room is packed in sequence and all boxes are labelled. Labelled boxes will help you when you reach your new home and also assist the movers in knowing where to put the boxes.

Get Rid of Things

Clearing out is an essential aspect of moving home. You’ll feel a huge weight lifted when you get rid of old and unwanted items. A great way to do this is to go into each room and work through all of the contents, eliminating items that you no longer use.

However, avoid throwing things in the bin. You should consider recycling, donating to charity or selling anything you no longer want.

Prioritise Jobs

Write down everything you need to keep on top of to make sure your move stays on track. If you have jobs to complete that are more important or urgent than others, these should take precedence. Mobile phone reminders, a diary and sticky notes throughout the house can be excellent ways to keep you up to date on things you need to do.

Keep a Routine

In order to avoid stress and make things seem as ‘normal’ as possible, try and keep a regular routine. This can include doing things such as going to the cinema, meeting with friends or relaxing with your favourite film. Just try and do things that you would normally do in order to keep some regularity.

Ask for Help

The best way to keep stress to a minimum is to ask for help. Friends and family can be great support when it comes to moving home, so call them up and see if they’ll help you pack and move. Otherwise, you should get in touch with us and find out how we can help you when it comes to moving home.

Packing Up Your Kitchen

When moving home, you must carefully pack up each room of your home, wrapping the items as not to get broken and labeling boxes as you go. When it comes to packing your kitchen in particular, it can be laborious and more time consuming that the other rooms in your home.

Your kitchen is full of crockery, glass wear, food and appliances. Therefore, extra time should be dedicated to your kitchen when it comes to packing the rooms in your home.

Conduct a Big Clear Out

Moving home is always an excellent excuse for a huge clear out of things you no longer need or use – especially in your kitchen! Once you begin clearing out cupboards and drawers, you’ll begin to realise just how many food items are out of date or have gone unused but remained in your storage space. Therefore, take moving as an opportunity to turf out the old and out of date food. Doing this means that you can enjoy replenishing your cupboards in your new home!

In addition, you’ll probably find that there’s a lot of crockery, silverware or electrical items that you no longer use or need. Throughout the years, we tend to gather duplicates or extra items that aren’t all that necessary and sit forget about in the back of a drawer or cupboard. If you do decide to get rid of any unwanted kitchen items, consider recycling, donating to charity or giving to a friend or family member.

Pack Your Items Carefully

When it comes to kitchen items, packing is very important. You want to ensure that your expensive electrical items, crockery and silverware are well protected for the big move. You want to avoid any accidents during transit.

If you still have the original boxes for your electrical items, fantastic! Use them and pad with bubble wrap or newspaper. When packing your electrical items, carefully tie and secure the cords to ensure they don’t catch or come lose during the move. For crockery and glassware, a little more care must be taken. Use newspaper and bubble wrap to securely package your more delicate items. If you are going to be boxing these items, scrunch pieces of newspapers and place in the box in-between each layer of crockery or glass wear. This method of packing and layering will act as protection and limit breakages during transit and moving.

Get in Touch

We’re here to help you with all of your moving needs from packing to transportation. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.

Moving Your Pets

Moving home with your furry friend doesn’t need to be stressful. There are a number of things you can do in order to conduct a successful move with your pet. At Pers Removals, we’ve put together some top tips when it comes to moving home with your pet.

Use a Pet Carrier

A pet carrier is the best way to keep your cat or dog safe during a house move. If you don’t want to use this method, you can contact local catteries or kennels to find out if they have availability for the day of your move. However, many pet owners like to have their pet with them on the day of the move.

Bring Treats for the Journey

If you do decide to take your pet in your car with you on the day of the move, bear in mind it can be a stressful experience for them. You can calm your pets nerves by giving him or her some nibbles or pet toys for the journey – no matter how long or short the journey is. If your pet seems particularly stressed with all of the disruption caused by moving home, take their food and water bowl for the journey so that they have something they’re used to, to comfort them.

Give your Pet Time to Settle In

A new home environment can be very stressful for a pet. New surroundings, furniture and maybe even people can really upset an animal. With this in mind, you should understand that it may take a while for your pet to get used to the new house and surrounding areas, so sticking to a routine is essential. Also, let your pet explore the new surroundings with ease.

Place their food and water in the same place as well as their litter tray if your pet is a cat. It’s also important to keep your pet indoors for at least two weeks. It takes roughly this amount of time for cats and dogs to become fully accustomed to their new surroundings. Once they are used to the new house, go outside with them so they know where the new house is when they want to come back. If you own a dog, use a lead.

Want to Find Out More?

If you’re ready to move home and want to find out more about how we at Pers Removals can help you, get in touch with us today. We can help you with everything from the packing process to the storage of your items.

 

How to Get Kids Involved in a Move

Moving solo can be stressful enough, but moving with kids can add an entirely new level of difficulty and stress. However, with the help of a professional moving company such as Pers Removals, you can rest assured that we will take care of the difficult aspects of moving, allowing you to focus on the important aspects of the big move.

Prepare Your Kids for the Move

Moving home can be tough on a child – especially if they’re moving from a home that they’ve grown up in. It might be a good idea to gather the family together or even arrange a ‘family meeting’ before the big move. This would be beneficial to discuss what is happening, what’s expected and what your children could do to help. This will let the move sink and allow them to ask any questions they may have regarding a new home, area or school.

Let the Children Get Involved

Getting kids involved in the moving process can keep them busy and also provide you with much-needed help. By creating fun and creative tasks for the kids to do, you can get on with the important things while they work at away at the smaller jobs, hopefully having fun in the process. Some tips to help keep them engaged in their tasks include:

  • Creating fun and colourful checklists for them to follow and interact with easily
  • Offering them ‘prizes’ or incentives to motivate them to finish a specific task
  • Encouraging them to conduct a clearout of their belongings
  • Letting them decorate moving boxes using bright colours and stickers.

Provide Supplies for the Journey

When it comes to the day of the big move, you’ll want to ensure that your kids are occupied, content and happy. Regardless of whether the journey is long or short, make sure to take toys, games and other fun, interactive activities for them to partake in. Don’t forget those all-important snacks for when the little ones get hungry! Oh, and remember to take along some nibbles for yourself.

Ensure things are in Place for your Arrival

Before the big move, ensure that you’ve checked out the new schools, a doctor surgery and any after school activities they may want to take part in. By now you should of course already have your children enrolled in their new school (if necessary) – unless it’s during the summer holidays, then you can arrange it in due course.

Want to Find Out More?

If you want to speak to professional movers about moving home, look no further than Pers Removals. We’ll take care of the big stuff while you focus on the little things such organising your kids’ new school or even the gas and electricity at your new house. Get in touch and speak to us today about your moving needs.

How to Establish an Effective Moving Timeline

Moving can be a stressful time and can take a lot of coordination, preparation, and attention. In order to ensure you have everything in order by the day of your move, it’s important that you plan accordingly and well in advance. At Pers Removals, we have years of professional experience that will benefit your move, so have put together the following suggestions. Here are a few tips on how to put together and follow a good timeline when it comes to planning your move.

Asses the Size of the Move

The first thing you need to fully understand is the type of move you plan on making i.e. commercial or residential, and the scale of it. The bigger the home, the longer it’ll take you to organise and pack. If you’re moving your family to a new home, the estimated time in getting organised is usually around 6 weeks. Usually, a business or commercial move can be done in 2-5 weeks. Also, take into consideration the amount of belongings you and your family have – will you be moving furniture, garden items etc?

Once you’ve established the scale of the move, make a checklist for each room. Work out roughly how much time it will take you to pack up each room based on its size and contents. Not only should a checklist provide you with a good idea of how long the process will take, but it will also keep you right on track.

Specific Packing Considerations

Fragile items are notorious for taking longer to pack as the amount of wrapping and packaging involved is high. If some of your items need custom crating, you will want to allow yourself a bit more time to have this arranged. It goes without saying that packing goes much quicker when you hire a professional company, so if you are short on time or want professional help, it may be worth getting in touch with Pers Removals!

There Can Never Be Too Much…

When determining a moving timeline, it’s better to overestimate the time you will need. After all, there is nothing more stressful than running out of time – especially when it comes to moving home. When you allow yourself six to eight weeks to fully arrange and pack up your home, your move will be less stressful, especially if you have professional movers on your side. Another consideration is to ask family and friends if they have some spare time to help you pack and get organised. Because helping with a move can be a big ask, offer snacks in return. If you really want to thank those who help you, offer to pay back the favour should they ever need it.

Get in Touch and Organise Your Move

For more information about planning a move, or to find out how to arrange professional moving assistance, contact a member of the team at Pers Removals who will be more than happy to help you with all your moving needs!

3 Tips for Packing Your Car for Moving Day

Regardless of whether you’re using professional movers to help you move, or you’re going it solo, you’ll want to ensure that you utilise the space in your car effectively. Often, when we move home, we like to have items that we need to use on a daily basis nearby – in our cars. But when it comes to fitting in all of these items, as well as the family and pets, into the car, it can become a squeeze. At Pers Removals, we’ve put together 3 top tips when it comes to organising the space in your car when moving home.

Evaluate the Space in your Vehicle

Before the big moving day, clean out your vehicle of any unwanted items. If you use your car on a daily basis, it can become messy and untidy very quickly. So, it’s important to spend some time clearing it out. While you’re there, measure the available space so that you can assess which of your items will fit in the car. It may even help to draw a diagram of the space and visualize if your items will fit in.

Replace Boxes with Bags

Boxes are not always the best choice for packing your car; they’re bulky and angular which means they don’t slot into a car space well. We suggest that you replace boxes with bags for better use of the space. Bags can be used to carry clothes, towels and bedding, which will fit into the car easier. There are various different bags you can use; black bags, nylon bags and poly bags are all options when it comes to packing your car.

Borrow or Rent a Larger Car or Van

If you think that you won’t have enough room in your own car, consider hiring a larger car or even a van. If you have a friend or family member who has a larger vehicle, kindly ask them if you can use it in return for a favor. Having a bigger vehicle will also save you from having to do multiple trips on moving day.

Let Us Help You Move

If you want to avoid the stress of filling your car with your belongings and driving backwards and forwards to and from your new home, consider hiring a professional moving company. With years of experience in the moving industry, our team at Pers Removals will be on hand to help you with your move from start to finish.

Downsizing Before a Move

Moving home is an exciting prospect, but can be somewhat stressful. However, it’s the beginning of a new adventure and a great opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need or use. A downsize is an essential part of the moving process, and not only does it free up space, a clear-out allows you to buy new and updated items to add to your new home!

Out with the Old

If you’re lacking motivation and need a little push in the right direction, the following tips should help you learn how to successfully declutter your home before the big move!

Make a list of all of the items you know you’ll be taking with you when moving home. Anything that you don’t plan to take with you should be recycled, sold or given away.

Try and be as scrupulous as possible when clearing out your home. If there are items that you haven’t used in a long time or clothes you haven’t worn in years, consider whether it adds any value to your life. If not, do you need them?

Moving home is a great opportunity to upgrade or update existing items such as furniture or electrical items. If you get rid of any old or worn items before you move, you can replace them when you arrive at your new home, saving you money on transportation costs!

Get rid of pieces of furniture that are old and tatty. It can be tough if you really like that old chest-of-drawers, but it’s probably due an upgrade…

Enlist your family and friends to help you declutter your home. Bringing someone in who isn’t attached to your belongings can help give you that push to get rid of that old jug that’s full of cracks.

Have a Plan of Action

Don’t throw yourself in and think that you can work your way through your entire home in just a couple of hours. Instead, sit down with a cuppa and make a plan of what hope to achieve with each room. For example, think about the most used items in your kitchen and whether or not you need all the other utensils you keep stored in that untouched cupboard…

If you’re planning on being industrious and getting rid of lots of things, ensure you have durable boxes and bags to hand. This saves you having to hunt for them when you’re fully enthralled in the clear-out – it’ll only add more stress to your move!

Enlist in Professional Help

If you want to get on with the packing of your home and not be bogged down with the bigger aspects such as the heavy-lifting and transportation, a professional moving company can help you. At Pers Removals, our team is professional and experienced when it comes to all things moving related. Regardless of whether you’re moving residentially from a house or flat, or want help in moving your business, we can help. To find out more, get in touch with us today.