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Moving House with Pets

Moving house…one of the most stressful events that humans experience in their lifetimes. But, have you had a thought towards how your house move may affect your furry friends? We explore in this post, the safest way to move your pets, while keeping them happy as can be. Prior to the move There is a lot to be done for your pets prior to your house move. By making sure you are prepared, your move for your pet will be less stressful. Firstly… make sure you make a list of everything you need to plan for your pets to ensure they’re happy and safe. This plan should include – Organising a place for them to stay during moving day. This is important for so many reasons; 1. Because if you leave your pets at home while you have removals companies … Continue reading

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Why do we up sticks and move house?

Moving house is one of the most stressful experiences we can experience in our lives, and in actual fact, is marked as the third, just after death and divorce. So it may surprise you that in fact the average Brit will move around eight times in their life. Below, we explore the main reasons we decide to up sticks and move on! Upgrading It is thought that the most popular reason for moving in the UK is to upgrade to a nicer or more spacious home. Many homeowners find themselves with houses that have faults – from poorly sized rooms to problems with the kitchen and bathroom; many find themselves opting for the easy route of finding a more workable house, as opposed to spending what can prove to be a large amount of money on a house that is … Continue reading

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4 Things Homeowners forget when moving house

Make sure that when you move you don’t forget… Labelling boxes Although this seems pretty basic, many people find themselves frantically packing boxes, cramming random items into an unmarked box. While this might prove a quick option, it will be a disaster when you eventually want to unpack in your new house. Tip #1: Sort your items into sections and clearly label the appropriate boxes. Make sure you don’t cram your items into boxes to ensure you don’t break anything. Always use paper and bubble wrap to ensure less breakages during the move. Making an essentials box This is something easily overlooked by stressed packers. By making an essentials box and labelling it clearly, you’ll know what to unpack straight away! You essentials box may include things like toilet roll, kettle with tea and coffee (you’re sure to want a … Continue reading

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Helping Young Children Move House

So, you’re deciding to move house. You’ve settled on an area, found your ideal house chosen your moving company and things look like they are starting to move (excuse the pun) in the right direction. But…have you thought about the way your young children will react to the move? Are they excited about moving to a new location? Or are they worried and upset about it? Maybe they will leave behind good friends and worry about making new ones? Maybe they like their room at the minute and don’t want any change? By taking these simple steps, you can make the moving process that little bit easier for conscious kiddies! Tell them sooner rather than later… By telling your children about the move earlier, you’ll be able to give them more time to be able to get used to what’s … Continue reading

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The stress of moving home: how to stay sane and in control

Moving home sits within the top five most stressful life events; on par with divorce and bereavement. It sparks some of the most unsettling emotions: anxiety, sadness, tension. It’s simply quite overwhelming and it’s hard to keep perspective on the task at hand. With the appropriate planning, it’s very possible to stay in full control and move into your new abode with excitement; minus the negative emotions. When pressures are high, why heighten them even further? Hiring a professional removals company is a wise step to take. They will have the experience to move you with ease, precision and minimal disruption. Here’s how. A good removals company will provide clear guidance on packing up your home, with the option of them carrying out this laborious task for you. There is an art to effective packing, to ensure your belongings are … Continue reading

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Moving home? Leave the nightmares behind.

Relocating doesn’t need to be painfully stressful, or the cause of numerous headaches. It’s all in the preparation. Here’s a list of our top five considerations, so with the ultimate planning, you’re move will be smooth and perhaps even enjoyable and exciting? 1. Book in advance As soon as you are able to, start the search for your removals company. Talk to a few different companies and ensure you choose the one that you believe will be both professional and reliable. It is very important to book in advance, so that you get the removals company you want, and you can work together to plan the big day. Paying a deposit to secure them is advisable. 2. Ensure flexibility Discuss what would happen in the event that dates change, and ensure they are able to cater for this. This is … Continue reading

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A man with a van versus a real removals man

At Alexanders, we are moving our customers from one home to another every day. It’s second nature to us. However, our customers only move once in a number of years. So, we understand the problems that can occur and how to overcome them, and we want to help to educate on these. One of the most common discussion topics before a move is how you will move your belongings from ‘A’ to ‘B’.  There are generally three options available, the first being a ‘do it yourself’ approach. The second is hiring in a professional removals company.  Lastly, there’s an in-between: a man with a van. With the economic climate in a position of recovery, and budgets often being tight, it is tempting to look at the cheapest, or lower cost option. And a man with a van is a perfectly … Continue reading

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Over 10-years’ experience in removals across the UK

Choosing a removals company can be difficult, when there are so many options out there: Do it yourself, and hire a van? Hire a man with a van? Get a reputable removals company to do it all for you? With no doubt, on the face of it, the latter seems more expensive. However, we recommend that if you are moving home, that you understand the true cost of a move if you are not using a removals company. If you decide to opt for a cheaper approach, ensure that things like fuel costs, insurance, van hire, packaging and such like are part of the cost. If they are not, then please take the time to understand the final cost. A reputable removals company will be able to provide you with a cost for the whole move, inclusive of everything you … Continue reading

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A highly recommended and professional company

Alexander’s Removals & Storage are very proud of the service we offer to our customers. We recognise that we are not just moving boxes of ‘stuff’, but someone’s personal possessions that mean a lot to them. Because of this: We only employ highly skilled staff that are courteous and incredibly helpful We provide well-maintained vehicles, so your belongings are transported in a clean and good quality surrounding We provide free packaging, and even offer packing services, so our customers don’t have to go through this laborious task themselves Moves are managed from start to finish Our customers can relax as they’re in very safe hands. We are never short of complements from our customers, and that just makes us want to deliver even more exceptional customer service: We cannot praise or thank you enough for making what could have been … Continue reading

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Complementary packaging for your move

When moving home, it is of utmost importance that you have the right equipment, tools, and people for the job. The packaging is a crucial aspect of this. For this reason, Alexander’s Removals provides all the boxes and packaging you need. This will cater for all of your belongings, including your clothes, where we offer specialist wardrobe boxes, so you can continue to function either side of your move. Little things like this can make a huge difference to stress levels! Alexander’s offers advice and guidance on packing too, so you can be confident that your possessions are safe, and delivered to your new home with minimal chances of damage.

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