We’re into the last month of summer and University isn’t that long away. Where has all the time gone? It’s time to think about heading back to studying after a long break away from College or University. You’ll need a hand to move all your stuff back into the dorm and whether you’re from Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow or further afield, at Guardian, we have the expertise and know how to get your belongings there safe and sound.
So, it’s summer time in Glasgow but sometimes the weather can be a hit or miss so you may be thinking of heading away to a sunnier climate this month. It can be a tad worrying leaving your home for a significant amount of time, whether that’s for a few days or a couple of weeks. Did you lock the back door? Where’re the spare keys for the front door? Did we leave the iron on? Are all your belongings going to be safe while you’re away?
Moving home isn’t the easiest thing to cope with. The stress can build and build. There’s a lot that you go through prior to moving home. Finding a home, all the legalities and if you have a family, it adds to the stress too. A lot happens that’s out of your control.
The thing is, you do you have a lot of control over the whole moving process. At Guardian, we take the stress out of moving with our customer focused removal service. We have years of experience in helping customers move so we’re going to give you 4 points you should adopt in helping relieve any stress you may have in regard to moving home:
We’re honest, moving isn’t simple. It can even be more of a task when you’re needing to keep the kids entertained too. It can be a challenge making sure the kids aren’t bored while you get everything ready for the move. We know that without distractions, we can get a lot done but sometimes this isn’t possible, especially if your other family aren’t close at hand to help.
We’ve put together a list of useful tips to make sure that your kids are kept happy during the whole removal process which free’s up time for you to get packing.
When you decide to move your business to new premises, there are lots of things to consider and to remember. One of the points that can easily be forgotten is letting your customers know that the big move is taking place.
At Guardian, we’ve compiled several methods you need to consider in adopting when getting the word out to your customers above the move. Make sure that you complete these tasks well in advance so everyone gets notified.
Moving home and the environment don’t really go do they? You use a lot of boxes and other packing products on moving day. At Guardian, we know that moving is a stressful time and being eco-friendly might not be top of your priority list but here’s a list of things to consider in order to be a bit gentler to the environment.
If you’re moving home this summer and putting your beloved home up for sale and you’re wanting the highest possible return then you need to make your home is looking as attractive as possible for interested parties. It’s imperative to make sure that the house is cleaned expertly. You need to view the home as a potential buyer and wonder what they would think walking inside.
It can be a daunting task to move office. It gets complicated as there is a lot to run through. You need to think about things such as how you’re going to move heavy items like tables, desks and chairs as well as how you’re going to smoothly transport private documents and IT equipment.
At Guardian Removals & Storage, we’ve created the go to checklist for relocating office. Let’s check what you need to consider:
1. We suggest stacking plates like you would with music records. Stack them in a vertical manner instead of laying the plates flat in the box. This way you’re able to fit more plates into each box.
2. Instead of folding your clothes in a suitcase. Use an old army trick and roll them. Using this hack means you make more space.
3. When moving boxes is best to label boxes on all sides. If boxes are only labelled on one side then when you’re trying to find it in your garage the side that’s labelled will no doubt be up against the wall. To avoid this annoying problem, label all sides.
4. It’s important to use cling film when moving drawers in transit. By doing this it leaves the drawers in place so they don’t fall out.
5. This is a funny one but a good trick. Use empty toilet rolls to store wires and cables. It’s quite simple. Wrap the wires into a ball then stuff them into the empty toilet roll. Then it becomes easy to transport.
6. Wrap table legs with furniture. This way it ensures they don’t get damaged.
7. A good tip is to place string under the tape when taping up boxes. Leave a trail of string at the end and when you need to open your box pull the string and the box will open with the tape. This saves using scissors.
8. Using a suitcase to carry heavy items such as books can save time and is also a safer option. Using this option make it easy to wheel away and saves carrying heavy boxes.
9. It’s another good trick to keep items undamaged during transit by using pillows as padding. Put a bunch of old pillows in a garbage sack and seal it closed.
10. Some boxes don’t have pre-cut handles so it’s a good tip to cut handles yourself into the side of boxes if you need to.
11. To save money on bubble wrap it’s a good idea to wrap plates for example in old clothes. This will keep plates secure during the move.
12. Take with you only the stuff with you that you NEED. Moving to a new house is a great way to declutter and get rid of old items you don’t need anymore.
13. Moving home is an excuse to eat everything in your home! Eat and drink as much as you want before you leave as taking all these foods with you is quite pointless.
14. Keep the kids occupied when arriving at your new house. They will need to be occupied once you get there. Clearly label boxes which are kids boxes so you can clearly find them.
15. Finally, our last tip is, don’t fill large boxes with heavy items as they will be too heavy.
The term “New year, new me” may come to mind for some as we’re still only seven weeks into 2017. This might mean moving home and making a fresh start somewhere new. You might be asking yourself, “when is the best time of year to move house?”