Tag Archives: sofa delivery

OFFICE REMOVAL CHECKLIST

Moving Office Checklist

If your planning on moving your business to a new office then congratulations, this must mean business is going well.  I expect there will be excitement within the office but also worries about how the actual move will affect your business services.  With a bit of planning and hiring the right moving company you should be able to move offices with the minimum of disruption. Here at Pickdropgo Van and Man we are fully aware of the differences between moving domestic household goods compared to moving office equipment.

Early Planning

To ensure the move goes as swiftly as possible it will be worth drafting a moving plan. The more planning you do early on will make the move go a lot more efficiently. Have a think about which staff member is best for each job.  For instance if you have an IT expert within your office, he or she should be in charge of packing and moving the computer equipment.  It would help if there was someone in charge of coordinating the move on the actual day of moving.

Things to Remember

Address change: Think about how the actual address change will affect your business. Have the changes of letter headed paper and other stationary sorted out before you move.  Box it up and label the box so when you unpack at the new office you can find all the new stationary quickly and efficiently.

Update the address on the company website.  One thing that is often overlooked is arranging to have the address of your company changed on other websites.  If you’re listed in local business directories you will need to contact these websites and ask for the address to be changed.

Don’t forget to tell the appropriate companies of your address change.  Local governments, insurance companies, cleaners, gardeners and suppliers are just some of the people who will need to be informed.

And don’t forget to tell all your clients.

Arrange Disconnection/Reconnection

Remember to arrange the disconnection and then re-connections of things such as electricity, telephone, mail services, mobile phones, pagers and fax machines.

Why choose us as your Office Removal Company.

When looking for a man and van hire London company you would be wise to choose us here at Pickdropgo Man & Van. We are a London based removal company but do cover the surrounding areas.

Some reasons to choose us include:

  • We are reliable, friendly and punctual
  • We are always available at short notice
  • We tailor our office removals services to satisfy customers’ needs
  • We invest in new vans and new technology so we can deliver a great service when moving you offices
  • We are committed professional movers with years of experience
  • We always offer competitive office removals rates
  • We are fully insured

Have a party

Once you have moved all that is left is to hold a party.  Having a moving in party and inviting local business owners, current clients and other friends of the business is a great form of PR. Also if your moving to a new area it’s a great way to get to know the locals and ensure that you are welcomed into the community.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top tips for environmentally-friendly moves

Lessen your environmental impact when moving by limiting the amount of waste that you generate. Packing materials are a big contributor to the environmental impact of a move; however, they are necessary to get the job done.

Simply by being aware of the greener options and choices you have when it comes to packing materials, you can plan and achieve a greener move, and even save some money along the way!

1. Reuse cardboard boxes

You can reuse cardboard boxes and other packaging materials, such as bubble wrap and packing paper. If you have saved the boxes for your larger items and electronics, then these are ideal, as they are likely to come with the appropriate internal packaging to protect the items as well.

Check the durability of boxes, making sure that there are no weak spots. Ask family and friends for their used boxes and materials ahead of your move.

There are now a number of online suppliers of used cardboard boxes. If you need to purchase new packing boxes,choose products made from recycled material. Also, look out for cartons that are glued rather than stapled, as gluing makes them 100% biodegradable. The higher-quality, double-walled boxes tend to be much more robust, so these may be reused after your move.

2. Try reusable plastic crates

Plastic packing crates or containers present an environmentally-sustainable option, as they are 100% reusable, so waste is drastically limited. Reusable containers do not require packing tape, something that can’t be recycled and takes a very long time to decompose. Crates may purchased outright or hired by the week.

When hiring packing crates, they are normally delivered and collected by the supplier from local depots. Crates are easily stackable with lockable lids, offering durable storage and security throughout your move – perfect also if your belongings are going into storage.

3. Limit the quantity of packing material used

The less stuff you have to move, the less packing material you’ll need. Achieve this by getting rid of unwanted things before your move. Certain items may be suitable for sale, so e-Bay is a good option here.

If you want to sell more locally, posting adverts in your local paper, local online networks, your work noticeboard, or local shops can be effective. Alternatively, you could hold a garage sale or car boot sale. Other items could be donated to local charities or to friends, relatives or neighbours.

Just stopping to think about the waste that you could be creating as a result of your move, and the steps that you could take to limit it, is a good starting point.

In the end, the best course of action you can follow for a greener move is to do the best that you can do with the resources that you have.

For further information, go to  www.pickdropgo.co.uk

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spare Rooms to Earn Almost £23 Million during London Olympics

Households in London near the Olympic site could earn almost £23 million during the Olympics next year. This will be a green shoot for everyone looking to earn an extra few pennies during these tough times. Homeowners will see rental demand increase on spare rooms during the Olympics next year.

It is thought that up to 23,000 homeowners have a either a spare room in their current property or a room that they only use for storage. During the Olympics these rooms will be utilised as they have good rental value for anyone who is only looking for a short term let.

According to Government data, the rental value for these rooms during the Olympic Games could reach up to £1000 per week. This is more than some of the properties will make in a month in a normal calendar. This is very appealing for the landlords who intend on taking full advantage during a time when the rents have gone down compared to last year because of all the new flats that are being built.

It is thought that more than 10% of these homeowners only actually ever use their spare rooms once every 3 months. This is due to work commitments and family homes outside London. Therefore this is an ideal opportunity for them to earn an extra income especially as their current rooms or properties are not being used.

Ashley from http://www.removalmarket.co.uk who are a removal quotes comparison site and help provide free removal quotes to clients around the London area have said: “We plan to see a rise of almost 400% in the enquiries for Removals in and around London during this busy period”.

Anthony Chenery, from Big Yellow Self Storage, said: “We have definitely seen a significant rise in inquiries for short lets of smaller self storage rooms for next June, particularly in the stores closest to the key Olympics sites and with good transport links to London’s top attractions.”

Although it has been advised that anyone looking to let their room or property out during the Olympics should inform their mortgage company and check their insurances to make sure they are covered. The last thing as a homeowner that you would want is for a short term tenant to create problems in a property and end up doing more damage than good in the long run. It is therefore vital that all relevant insurances are put in place.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Removals survey highlights flaws in property transaction procedure

A new survey of staff working in the furniture removals industry has highlighted problems experienced by both removals firms and their clients.

The survey was carried out by Movingetc, and its results suggested that the main issues lie between exchange of contracts and the final completion of the move.

86% of those surveyed described cases where it had been uncertain until last minute as to what the moving date would be.

79% had experienced late handovers of keys to new properties, and 55% of those surveyed had known housing contracts to fall through at the last moment, disrupting the planning, logistics and staffing of their firm.

After estate and letting agents, conveyance solicitors, property surveyors and mortgage lenders, removal companies are the fifth supplier to be contacted by customers when moving home, and they are very often forgotten about until the last minute, when the house move is only a few days away.

“One client we currently have in storage has had three provisional moving dates booked with our company and had to cancel all of them at late notice,” said Stephen Terry, of Anglo French Euro Removals.

“The main problem is finding something else for the guys that were booked in to conduct the move. Also this client is elderly and getting more stressed by the day!”

Jane Finch, managing director of Movingetc, identifies some relocation problems as lying with the removals industry, but claims that the chaotic buying process causes many more problems.

“Customers should try and book their removal company at least two to three weeks in advance of their moving date,” she advises.

“This means requesting the same period of time between exchange and completion from your solicitor, and will give enough time for your movers to plan the logistics of your relocation.”

One remover based in Scotland agreed that a longer period of time was needed for removals companies to prepare.

“The majority of our moves are booked with less than two weeks’ notice, which results in more removals being undertaken without a survey, so no chance to check parking, volume or access”.

Movingetc is calling for changes within the property transaction procedure that would eliminate such problems and ensure a smoothing moving process for both the customer and the removals company.

Tagged , , , , ,
Advertisements