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Top tips for moving day

Posted on 16th May 2016

Moving day has finally arrived and now’s the time you will really start to see the benefits of all of your preparation. Make no mistake, moving house is hard work, and with a long list of things to remember it can be easy to overlook important parts of the process. Here, we have provided you with a list of top tips so you can make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible and nothing is forgotten. Stay refreshed Constant refreshments are required throughout the day to ensure you remain hydrated and to keep your energy levels up. If you are…

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How to prepare for moving day in the final weeks

Posted on 16th May 2016

Preparation is key in the weeks leading up to moving day to ensure the entire process runs as smoothly as possible. Here at Whittle International Movers, we are dedicated to making sure your move is thoroughly planned, so you can enjoy a well-executed, stress-free move. As such, this article will serve to explain what needs to be remembered in the last two weeks before moving day, so you can rest assured knowing that all areas of the move are covered. Two weeks before moving day If you have not been advised by your solicitor of your actual completion date, you must…

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How to Find a Reliable International Removals Company

Posted on 30th March 2016

We all know the stresses involved with moving home, and when moving to a whole new country, this stress is greatly magnified. If you’re about to begin a new chapter of your life in a different country, you will need a reliable removals company to help you to transport your belongings to your new home, which begs the question: how do you find a good international removals company? To help you out, the team here at Whittle International Movers have put together some top tips to ensure you receive a high-quality service. Customer reviews and testimonials The quickest and most efficient…

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5 Top Reasons for Moving to Other Countries

Posted on 21st January 2016

Last month, we looked at the most popular destinations for UK expats, which led us to wonder why so many Brits are keen to leave England behind them; this month, we’re looking at the top reasons for moving to other countries to discover what exactly is enticing Brits away from the UK. Weather England is notorious for its gloomy weather, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is becoming more and more prominent up and down the country. SAD results in a feeling of depression or lethargy due to lack of sunlight, and in the winter it can really affect the quality of…

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Moving House in Winter: The Good and the Bad

Posted on 4th November 2015

Moving home in winter may not be an ideal situation, and many people can be put off by the dismal weather, fleeting lighting and bad road conditions. On top of this, if you discover that your new home is, for some reason, without heating or electricity, it can be catastrophic. However, sometimes moving house in winter is necessary and can even be beneficial, so this guide looks at how to make a move in winter easier. Advantages and Disadvantages To give you an idea of what to expect, we’ve listed some of the advantages and disadvantages of moving during winter: Advantages…

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Piano Removals; When to Call the Professionals

Posted on 28th October 2015

A piano is a valuable and precious possession that needs to be treated with care. When it comes to moving a piano, we always recommend that you enlist the help of a professional to ensure that no harm comes to the instrument. If you do want to attempt to move a piano yourself, however, the following guide should be followed meticulously to prevent accidents or injuries. Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Move a Grand Piano If you are lucky enough to be in possession of a grand piano, do not attempt to move the instrument yourself! You should always use a…

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Moving to France – What You Need to Know

Posted on 25th August 2015

Whether you’ve been offered a fantastic new job in the heart of Paris or are dreaming of retirement in the South of France, moving abroad can be an exciting, exhilarating, exhausting and stressful time! In order for you to fully enjoy your emigration, we’ve compiled an easy-to-read guide so you can get the basics in order. Language & Culture The first step you should take in your relocation to another country is to ensure that you speak the language fluently. This is important as it enables you to see that all the formalities of your move run smoothly, but also to…

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Considerations for a Successful Office Removal

Posted on 19th June 2015

When relocating your office, there are various things to take into account that could make the whole process quicker and easier. Though not completely dissimilar to moving house, there are even more factors and considerations to take into account when planning a commercial or office move. In this month’s article, we share our top 5 tips for moving office and how to keep it quick and hassle-free. Objectives When planning any office or commercial removals, it is vital to set out a clear set of objectives that you hope to achieve from the move prior to the process itself. Reasons for…

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Our Top Tips for Self Storage

Posted on 27th April 2015

When moving house or having work done on your property, you may well find yourself in need of space in which to store your belongings. In instances where this is the case, there are various tips and suggestions which can be taken on board to ensure the space available at your property is used effectively for storage: Pack properly By ensuring you pack possessions properly and in good order, you will be able to maximise the number of possessions that can be stored in one place at once. Rather than simply putting your things into boxes or bags in an unordered…

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Why Use a Removals Company?

Posted on 19th March 2015

Once you have found a new home and sold your existing one, you may think that all of the hard work is out of the way – in fact, one of the most time-consuming parts of any move is deciding how to safely transport your belongings to your new property. There are various routes homeowners can go down, and options that can be taken, from simply hiring a van yourself, to calling in a favour with the “man with a van” in your family, or possibly going the whole hog and hiring a professional removals company. Here, we run through exactly…

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