The fact that you have financial limitations doesn’t necessary mean that you can’t benefit from the services of seasoned and properly equipped movers. The truth is that even on a tight budget you can go through a quick and smooth relocation, and get the assistance that you need.READ MORE
In the early 2000s, the self-storage industry in Great Britain was considered to be in its infancy, however self-storage services quickly exploded on the scene and many companies flooded the market. In the last fifteen or so years, the self-storage industry in UK has seen tremendous growth and success – demand for this type of service was huge, nationwide. In figures the last decade and a half looks like this: over 500% growth of storage space in the decade 2003 – 2013 or from ½ million square metres to more than 5 million square metres. Since 2013 though, the rapid (and expected) growth of the industry dropped sharply and hasn’t really recovered. Why and how this happened?READ MORE
Moving to a new home is a challenging enough experience on its own. When you have a pet, things can get even more difficult. That is because you will need to prepare the animal or animals for the move and find a way to do that by yourself as home removal companies do not deal with pets. Your moving experience can be even more stressful if you need to move an aquarium full of fish. There are so many ways in which this particular part of the relocation can go wrong. That is why there are a number of things you need to carefully consider when moving our fish like:
- The weather and outdoor temperature
- The distance you will need to travel
- Feeding schedule of the fish
Moving your fish
Rule number one when it comes to relocating with a tank filled with fish – do not leave the fish in the aquarium. Otherwise, the water may spill out of the tank, destroying the other items in the vehicle and making the fish feel extremely stressed. What is more, if the trip is bumpy your pets may end up outside the aquarium. Therefore, take the fish out of their tank and place them in polystyrene container which can be purchased from many pet or aquarium shops. To make the transportation safer, you can put the fish in a specialised polyethene bag and then place the bag into the container. However, make sure that it is clean and durable. Don’t forget to leave an air pocket in the bag before you seal it. Last, but not least, stop feeding your pet fish a day before the relocation. That may sound like a barbaric thing to do but, in reality, it may save your pets lives. When fish spend too much time in a water filled with waste that is not filtered by a special pump, they may easily fall sick or feel stressed.
Moving the aquarium and other equipment
Prepare the tank for relocation on the day of the move by taking out the fish and the plants. To transport your aquarium plants, rely on the same strategy you used for your pet fish – place them in containers. Turn off all the equipment and leave it to cool down before you pack it with bubble wrap and paper. Next, reduce the level of water in the tank. Secure the aquarium by wrapping it in a blanket or a lot of bubble wrap. It is always advisable to move the tank with your personal vehicle instead of a moving truck. That is because you will need to set everything up and put the fish back into its usual environment as soon as you reach your new home.
Remember that your fish can safely remain in a bag or a container without a water filter or a pump for about 12 hours. So, if you are planning to move across the country, you must get a portable filter and air pump for your pets and transport them in a new and clean bucket or a bigger container. Do not expose your fish to extreme heat or low temperatures if you don’t want to lose them.
London is perhaps the greenest of all European capitals. At the current moment there are over 300 open green spaces – public parks, gardens, commons, forests etc. – that are within Greater London. Actually, as much as 25 per cent of the total territory of London is covered by those areas. Just the Royal Parks – former hunting grounds of the kings and queens of England that were later opened to the public – are 4 882 acres in territory.
The parks of London offer great opportunities for sports and recreational activities. They are a place to escape from the hassle and stress of the big metropolis. That is why residential districts with fine public parks nearby are much sought after. Here we have taken the time to collect some of the most popular among them.READ MORE
When moving house, planning is one of the basic things you need to focus on. Without proper planning, you won’t be organized and you will probably forget to take care of certain tasks. To avoid this, you should start planning your move as early as possible so that you have enough time to carry out your removal on time and according to your budget. Here is a list of tasks you should focus on one month before your removal. This will help you take the stress level down.
Write down everything
Writing down your ideas and tasks will help you stay focused. Write down everything related to information on your movers, rental companies, important phone numbers, as well as to-do-lists, your present accomplishments, etc. You can also write a few notes about your feelings. Why not? This will be very helpful if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
Visit your new home
You probably have an idea about what your new place looks like. However, you should go and see your new home, and check the size of it. Perhaps it is a lot smaller than your current home so you will have to downsize and move less items you first thought. This will also help you decide where to put your furniture, and other household items. Moreover, go one step further and measure your door frames to determine whether your old furniture can fit through the doors, or hallways.
DIY removal or hire professionals
By this time you should know whether you are moving by yourself or you are hiring a professional moving company or a man and van team. If you are hiring, you should start looking for the right moving firm, especially if you are moving in summer when it is a peak season. Booking an experienced and top-notch moving company that will help you move stress-free and smoothly. Their hardworking moving crew will take the stress off your shoulders and ensure safe and easy removal.
Every moving company offers goods in transit insurance. But, you should think about purchasing an additional insurance in case of lost, damaged and destroyed property. You should check with your company about liability coverage they provide. Ask around and take this task very serious in order to avoid unpleasant surprises later.
Rent a storage
Storage needs to be booked in advance so make sure you do it on time, if you need it. Before you do it, make sure you check your options, compare prices, and choose the storage facility that suits you most. If you are downsizing, you will need this option so make sure you book it on time.
Notify people about your removal
Perhaps it is early to contact people and agencies to let them know you are moving and changing your dress. But you should make a list of those people and contacts for now. Make sure you do not miss anyone, including, utility companies, banks, and different services and government agencies (driving licence, tax service, IRS, social security, etc.).
When you are attempting a domestic removal, no matter whether it is in London, another big city on the map, or cross-country, things are complicated enough for you to go through much trouble and worries. The thing is that matters have the potential to become even worse when there are kids involved. There are however several pretty handy ways in which you can turn your moving experience into a completely kid-friendly endeavour.READ MORE
When thinking about relocating your business, you need to think twice before you make any decisions. Moving your business is a large step and even if you run a small start-up, you should never underestimate the consequences of relocation. Many business owners overlook very important aspect of removal, and some of them are listed below.READ MORE
London is a vibrant world famous metropolis which is home to millions of people. But what if we told you that there are amazing local areas which people don’t know about, at least not as much as they should. Here are four of the city’s most underrated districts which you can consider visiting or relocating to.READ MORE
There are many studies out there that indicate moving homes is among the most stressful and strenuous endeavors an ordinary man goes through in their life these days. Because of this, and other related factors (people actually do not like change) there is a term called Post Relocation Depression. It is much more serious than feeling down once all the boxes are unpacked. And it should be approached seriously. So, here are several things that you can do in order to avoid falling into the pit of this ugly monster.READ MORE
Moving to another country is without a doubt tiresome and stressful but it is also exciting as you will be commencing a new adventure and you will be giving yourself the opportunity to learn more about the world. But before you can enjoy your unknown surrounding you must settle in your new environment.
Hire professional movers
Long distance relocations are laborious and demanding, so opt to delegate the execution of your upcoming move to a professional and licensed home removal company. This way you will have the peace of mind that your belongings will be safely brought to you but more importantly you will give yourself more time to learn about your new surroundings and prepare yourself for the acclimatisation process. Keep in mind that nowadays you can easily find removal technicians who have the technical capacity to carry out inter-country relocations.READ MORE