When it comes to arranging a relocation, most people try their best to move during the summertime. This is usually because it’s warmer and there are more hours of daylight. The exact opposite is typically accurate for the winter months but moving home isn’t an exact science. Sometimes we relocate when the pieces fall into place, so it’s a good idea to work with a reputable removals company.
There’s a lot to be said about planning your relocation thoroughly and getting a head start by jumping straight into your first task. It can make all the difference between enjoying a successful move without any undue stress. However, it’s not always clear what day and time of year are better for moving into a new house or apartment.
In this blog, Anthony Ward Thomas will provide you with some important information on both these issues to help you make an informed decision.
When it comes to moving to a new house, and you have fragile items, an additional level of consideration and packaging is a must. For people who have valuables and need a high standard of service, Anthony Ward Thomas has a dedicated packing service available.
However, if you’re doing the packing yourself – what’s the best way to pack fragile items when preparing for a relocation? Read more…
When it comes to finding advice on moving to a new home or how to pack, you’ll find hundreds of blog articles with useful information. Conversely, you won’t have a great deal about what you should do at the other end when you arrive at your new home. This is strange because the unpacking or getting organised can be just as as time-consuming and stressful, especially if you can’t find the kettle for a cup of tea!
Fortunately, Anthony Ward Thomas’s customers and followers get the best advice going for every stage of moving home. When you book with us, you’ll have our team at your disposal throughout your move, which includes planning. That’s why it pays off to work with London’s prestige removals and storage company and you’ll receive the highest standard of customer service.
Most people tend to think about relocations in terms of moving and packing boxes, preparing appliances and getting the furniture to the new location. However, for the many people out there that have green fingers, plants and other garden features take years to cultivate and amass. That means it’s highly likely that you’re working out how you can transport your prized flowers and plants, which might include the indoor variety.
For Anthony Ward Thomas, we can handle any relocation that includes plants within our range of services. And to make things even more customer-friendly, our team can take care of everything for you to save you time and effort. Here is the Anthony Ward Thomas guide to relocating with your plants and garden features in London.
We’ve looked at some of the rudiments of long-distance moving in a previous entry, including among them the importance of pre-planning, and proper long-haul packing techniques, but that’s far from all the necessary guidance. Here are some additional tips to make sure you’re completely covered during the process from beginning to end. After all, the longer you are in transit and the more convoluted the route, the more opportunities there are for things to go awry when you want them to go all right.
Almost everyone has something that makes their move a little bit more complicated than average. For some, it’s a grand or upright piano, for others it’s irreplaceable works of art. And for you, it could be a treasured wine cellar, especially if it counts among its contents exclusive items that were bottled many decades in the past. The question is whether you attempt to move it on your own, a strategy which comes tethered to one or two risks, or choose another option which could well come with hazards of its own.
If you’re doing your own packing and your collection is limited to an amount you can box up and put in the back of a car, then you’re probably safe as houses. However, if you’ve got a more extensive cellar and have hired a removals company, then you’ll need to consider a few things. What is the combined value of your collection? Will the moving company accept responsibility for damage/mishap? Does the company have actual hands-on experience with wine collections.
Pensioners – especially those recently bereaved – face particular logistical and emotional challenges when moving house. But sensible planning – and the right removal company – can make the process painless. Here are nine essential tips for moving late in life…
1) Start decluttering early
If you’re downsizing from a family home to a smaller property you’ll probably need to get rid of a significant number of household possessions, so start decluttering as soon as possible. Although storage is always an option, a move is a good opportunity to think about passing on items to your children and other relatives. You may want to use an auctioneer to sell items of furniture you can’t take to your new home.
2) Find a quality remover and discuss your particular needs
A good removal company will be fully equipped to cater for the needs of older people and will know how to make your experience as stress-free as possible – so make sure you seek out a quality firm and explain your situation to them. Get recommendations from friends who have recently moved, or read reviews on Google. And look out for the BAR (British Association of Removers) logo, which indicates that the company meets high professional standards.
It’s something that more and more people – particularly the generations born from the 1970s onwards – are doing. Renting. And while, of course, it comes with its own set of advantages (less commitment, fewer up-front costs, no responsibility for upkeep and things like broken boilers), it also comes with its own problems. For some, the idea of effectively burning money every week with nothing to show for it at the end is incredibly off-putting. Then there are the rules, the contracts and the costs. You also need to make sure you’re at least a bit clued up about certain legalities – things like smoke-detectors and whose responsibility it is to install them (your landlord’s). If you’re not sure what to expect, then here is some key information to help you so that you can get packed and moved and then settle in with barely a modicum of unnecessary fuss or trouble.
If you’ve recently moved house or are right now in the process of it, then it’s more important than ever to take the time to relax. And what could be more relaxing and Christmassy than gliding on skates over an ice rink? The feeling is one of jubilant freedom and relief from care and worry. Even novices can fall in love with the thrilling feeling of grace and lightness that comes over you when you’re losing yourself in this wonderful and wintry pastime. In London, there are several options for doing it outside, which is preferable to the comparative soullessness of an indoor venue. In the open air, the feeling of dancing on ice is pure magic. Here are some of our tips for places for great winter skating in London: