Congratualtions on your sale!

That’s it, you’ve got the sale and we hope that you’re allowing yourself some time to get a little bit excited about your upcoming move. Although there are a few more hoops to jump through, soon you will have your keys and can finally get in the home that you have always dreamt of having.

Moving with Armishaws is a simple and easy process. Our services are designed around you, meaning that you get a complete bespoke move that is tailored to your exact needs.

A few tips to help you prepare for your move with Armishaws.

THE DATE
If you have not already booked you van, please try and give us as much notice as possible. Where a reservation is cancelled at short notice there may be an additional charge.

YOUR NEW HOME
Please remember to give us your new address and if possible some directions for the driver. Any problems with access should have been discussed with our representative. Your new telephone number may be useful or a contact number if you are not yet connected.

CARPETS
Our vans carry carpet covers but these may not be sufficient if your delivery access is muddy and you have new carpets. This can be a problem on new developments and provision should be made for adequate protection. We are able to supply stairs and landing protection if required. If a fitted carpet is to be moved, it will need to be prepared in advance by removing all the fixing strips and lifting the edges away from the gripper rods.

DISCONNECTIONS
Arrangements should be made in advance to disconnect gas and electric cookers, light fittings, gas fires, washing machines and dishwashers. Curtains, shelves and anything fixed to the walls should be taken down ready to move.

FREEZERS
While we can not be held responsible for deterioration of any food in a freezer, it is often more convenient to move them full or partly full. Chect freezers can be prepared by putting loose items into three or four bin liners ready to be lifted out while the freezer is loaded. Uprights usually have trays that can be used for this purpose.

LOFTS
Our staff are not insured to work in a loft unless it is boarded and lit with a safe fixed access, so you will need to ensure that anything you want to take is brought down ready.

DRAWERS
A normal chest of drawers can be moved with the drawers full of clothing. Do not fill drawers, chests or trunks with very heavy items making them difficult to handle e.g. Books.

SYSTEM FURNITURE
Self-assembly furniture is not designed to be moved whole and often does not go back together very well if dismantled. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that such furniture will move successfully either whole or dismantled.

OUTSIDE
Anything you wish to take from the garden, shed, green house or garage should be prepared in advance. Plants should either be potted or their roots contained in a plastic bin liner. Garden tools should be tied in bundles, and swings, climbing frames etc, dismantled and ready. Contents of sheds and garages should be boxed and items such as paving slabs cleaned and stacked.

SUPERVISION
You or your representative should be present when the crew arrive to tell them what is to be moved and to point out anything to be left. When the crew finish loading you should check to ensure that nothing is left behind.

VALUABLES
We will not be responsible for packing and moving items of jewellery, money or stamp collections as per our contract conditions. We are unable to insure these items.

UNPACKING
It is often impractical to completely unpack on delivery due to time and space restrictions. Where it is possible, we will where requested unpack on to a flat surface.

INSURANCE
Recent legislation has prevented the selling of insurance by unqualifies persons. Although as a business we are registered with the Finacial Services Authority, we have decided not to follow the complicated path of offering varying choice of insurances. Instead Armishaws have decided to provide you with our commitment of liability for your furniture and effects against any loss or damage. A commitment backed by our own insurers.

It is essential that you ensure your goods are adequately protected throughout your removal and the total value of your belongings should be specified on the acceptance form.

PAYMENT
Payment is due, at the latest, the day before removal commences. A deposit will be required to secure a booking. Payment is advance is required when moving overseas and prior to delivering from store.

CONTAINER STORAGE
Your furniture is stored in sealed containers in our new warehouses. They are clean, dry, secure and fully insulated. The containers are loaded at your home whereever possible. You are invited to inspect our facilities for your peace of mind.

NOT ALLOWED
Certain items cannot be accepted for storage. These include: Food (except tins), gas bottles, paint and other flammable liquids. Plants may be stored subject to agreement.

OUT OF STORE
Once packed and delivered to the warehouse it can be an expensive matter to locate and unpack items that may be required in advance.

Please tell us beforehand if there is something you are likely to need before the rest. You should give us at least 14 working days notice to have your goods delivered out of store.

WHO DELIVERS
We will normally expect to deliver goods held in our store to your new home. However, should you wish to make other arrangements there will be a ‘handling charge’ to bring the goods forward and hand them to a third party Deliveries to Europe or UK on part loads may not always be delivered in containers.

If you have any further queries or would like a FREE no obligation quote, please call FREEPHONE 0800 917 1051 to speak to a member of our team.

Moving day is the culmination of a long process and is full of things that you have to plan and arrange, making it all too easy to overlook the costs of making the house move itself. Planning in advance can help to make a stressful day more manageable and cost-efficient.

Here are our top tips on how to move home on a budget:

1. Think about when you choose to move

Moving in the middle of the week during off season can save you a bundle. People tend to move in the summer on a Friday, or at the weekend, so moving instead in the autumn could make you a reasonable saving as removals companies are far less busy. When on a tight budget, being flexible with your move date can help to secure you a better price.

2. What (and how much of it) you choose to move

The best and most reliable way to save money when moving home is to declutter. It’s best to be ruthless when going through the possessions you’ve accumulated over the years and determining what you could lose, what you don’t use, and whether there are things you should really be getting rid of. The fewer items you need to move to your new home, the lower the cost of your move, and you might make a bit of cash selling various bits that you choose to part with.

3. Figure out your packing needs

You want to ensure that your possessions will be packed safely so that they’re guaranteed to arrive in the condition they left in. If you decide to pack yourself, then it’s vital that you take extra care so that they arrive intact. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home with broken bits and pieces. The risk of broken items can be outweighed by the cost of making sure they’ll be safe, in the hiring of a professional packing service as provided by Armishaws.

4. Plan and arrange for food delivery

Typically a house move ends in a victorious takeaway, which can be the best way to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. But, when on a budget, this can be an unnecessary expense that can be avoided. Placing an online shopping order will mean that you can time a big delivery straight to your new address that will save on valuable unpacking time!

5. Use your own packing materials

Buying new packing materials can take a real chunk off your budget for moving home, but there are things that you can do to save money on this. Using clothes, towels, and bedding to wrap around delicate and fragile items – to pad in packing boxes and ensure the contents don’t rattle while in transit – can be a great way to cheaply protect your items. Old newspapers and magazines are also effective for padding out boxes and wrapping fragile items, but be careful not to overfill boxes or they might break when they’re lifted.

Here at Armishaws we offer a free quotation with expert advice on your home move, so call us today to see how we can help you.

Moving house can be a stressful and time-consuming task, but it can be very straightforward with the right preparation. Once you’ve sorted and arranged the finances and paperwork, you’ll be just a single step away from enjoying your new home, with the inevitable packing up and moving that simply must be done. Make sure you fully prepare yourself by following our house moving checklist:

1. Organise yourself

Though this might sound obvious, it really is the case that the more you plan ahead, the easier the move is. We’ll work with you to ensure that details such as parking at your old and new house are sorted out and making sure we find a way to get our vehicles in for loading and unloading.

2. Allow yourself to be ruthless

It’s not worth moving something if you’re not using it. Moving can be a fantastic opportunity to clear out what you don’t need and get them to local auctions or on eBay, or sending your old clothes to charity shops. A fresh start can be made much better by getting rid of the clutter.

3. Start early on packing

It always seems to take longer than you think it will, so it’s vital that you start packing weeks in advance. Try to make your boxes small and manageable so don’t overfill them, keeping them light and easy to stack. Work room by room and label everything clearly so that unpacking on the other side is nice and straightforward. Pack fragile items around newspaper and bubble wrap. We offer professional packing and unpacking services for those who want the extra security.

4. Let people and services know you’re moving

It can save a lot of hassle if you tell your bank, telephone and internet providers, insurers, credit card companies and anyone else that you are changing address. Start early if you have a moving date set in advance and don’t forget to redirect your post.

5. Have a special ‘moving day’ box prepared

Aside from the kettle, the most vital and valuable item on moving day, it’s a good idea to have everything that you might need in the first few hours at your new home. Coffee, tea, milk, mugs, scissors, toilet roll, and some snacks can take the edge off what is usually an intense day.

6. Make a plan for the furniture

It’s vital to make a plan so that you can remember where everything should be going. It helps to have measured out for the furniture going in the new house, but just having an idea of where to put things and where the boxes can be safely stacked is a big help. This can have a huge effect on the speed of your move as our professional team are great at swiftly and smoothly bringing furniture into the house.

For further information, and to get free advice and a quotation for an upcoming move, contact us at Armishaws Removals now.

At Armishaws we believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it. As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, the most important thing to remember is that you should have meaningful control over both.

In line with the new European privacy rules (GDPR) that will apply across Europe on May 25 we have been making some changes to our Privacy Statement. We’re using this opportunity to make sure we’re really clear on how we use your information—regardless of where you live.

We’ve added more details about how and why we use the information we collect about you, how we share it, who we share it with, and your rights with that data.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Armishaws and we may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy.

To find out more, you can read the full Privacy Policy here.

 

Here are armishaws we pride ourselves on our storage and removals services. Armishaws is a family owned removals business and and has been running since 1973. Our highly experienced team has expertise in all aspects of removals within the UK.

We love to hear from our customers once they are all settled into their new homes, here are just a few of our recent reviews..

 

Really impressed with the service

Really impressed with the service, from the time of making my first enquiry throughout the process to having a good safely moved to my address. I have never experienced moving this way before and was a little anxious about the process. All staff I spoke to in the lead up to the move, were informative, polite and patient. I was particularly impressed with Simon, Gary and Lewis who undertook the packing and removal with the perfect balance of professionalism and humour required to put even the most anxious of customers at ease!
Easily the best money we have spent in relation to moving home!

– Ms Arnold

 

Delivery men had a very hot two days…

Delivery men had a very hot two days moving us but they were brilliant. We had so much stuff and they just got on with it. Arta was very polite and to be honest they all were. Just make sure you keep them supplied with drinks, it is a very hard job the removal men have. Well done.

– Firemoon

 

The Big Move.

My move was a two day affaire which was I thought going to be quite traumatic. There were four men who came to the house to load my contents. Everything was packed with ease and efficiency, At my new house the two lads, Trevor and Mike did a Stirling job ensuring my house contents were put into the right rooms. I can honestly say that not one item was broken or damaged, well done lads and many thanks for your help. I was only sorry that there was a hold up on the arrival of the keys to my house due to the lack of forethought of the sellers estate agent!!

– Audrey Meredith

 

More reviews can be found on our Trustpilot page.

If you are planning a move this summer don’t leave arranging your removals to the last minute.

It will most likely not be a shock to you to hear that summer is the most popular time for moving house. Although at Armishaws we have a large and strong fleet nationwide, please get in touch early to get your move booked in with us to avoid disappointment.

It is very easy to see the benefits that add to the popularity of home removals over the summer period. The longer daylight hours with more time to cram jobs in and better weather conditions (although of course not always guaranteed) are both factors when considering the best time to move home. The school summer holidays provide a window in which a house move will be least disruptive for the daily routine. Although the summer holidays are perhaps a highlight of your children’s school calendar, for many parents it is six weeks of juggling routines and finding activities to provide the best entertainment, this is all before throwing a house move into the mix!

We have years of exerience in residential removals and across the team we have a few stories to tell! We have put together this useful guide to help make your summer move go as smoothly as possible, whilst keeping your children engaged and allow you to enjoy some sunshine (if it shows up)! 

1. BOOK IN EARLY

We mentioned it briefly above but the best thing you can do is book your removals early. Moving home can be a very overwhelming time with many lists on the go and a large amount of jobs to remember. Many people forget to book their home removal company well in advance. We have a large team on hand to help you with every stage of your move and so ironically by booking your removals company early they can help you organise your house move effectively. Our services offer a full survey by one of our Removals Specialists who will design a removals package to suit your needs. We also offer a full packing service which is efficiently organised to make sure you have the belongs you need, when you need them.

Avoid disappointment and get in touch with your home removal firm early to secure your booking, this means that you can relax a little knowing that everything is in hand – you will even have time to start making plans for your new home! You don’t want to have to add further disruption by having to alter your day of moving.

2. MAKE PLANS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A house move is a very exciting time for your children and no doubt they are looking forward to starting fresh in a new room with lots of exciting opportunities and things to explore. Despite this, the last thing they may want to do is spend their time packing up their belongings during their cherished school holiday. Try and make the whole process as fun as possible to keep them engaged and involved whilst at the same time getting the job done. Or on the other hand, if possible, plan activities with friends or relatives who would be happy to keep them entertained for a few days whilst you pack up.

3. PREPARE TO STAY COOL

Lugging around all your worldly belongings can still get sticky and uncomfortable even on a mild British summer’s day and trying to stay cool can be easier said than done. Here are a few tips to help you manage the temperature:

  • Light, loose fitting and comfortable clothing that you can move around in without it getting in the way
  • Have plenty of water on hand to stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Make sure you have easy access to food that’s ready to eat and suitable for your appetite on a hot day
  • If it is set to be a particularly warm day, make sure yu have a cool box for your food – noone wants a warm sandwich!

4. PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR PETS

If you have a pet then don’t forget to make plans for them to help them manage both the heat and the stress during the move. Try and keep them in a separate aeriated room at both your old property and your new one which is away from the hustle and bustle of your removals team coming and going without the worry of them being able to escape. Don’t forget to leave their water bowl out so that they have something to keep them cool in the heat.

5. CHOOSE THE RIGHT DAY

Despite the roads in general being much quieter over the summer holidays, the weekends can still get pretty busy with families tend to head out for daytrips to the coast. If possible, depending on the circumstances with being in a chain, we advise that you try to move on a weekday morning when the roads will be a little quieter.

 

Thinking of a house move this summer? Contact Armishaws today to find out how our removal services can mean your summer move is as stress free as possible!

 

No matter how far you are moving, choosing the right house removals company is an important decision to make. A great removal firm will help make the move so much smoother and easier, and can drastically reduce the amount of stress you face on the day. So, to help know how to choose a house removals company, here are six key steps for you to follow.

Give yourself plenty of time
You should never leave this task until the last minute. Instead, you should start finding the right removals company as far ahead as possible. This will give you access to a larger number of companies who still have availability. It also gives you chance to fully understand your needs and make adjustments to the plan if something goes wrong.

Ask about insurance
You will want to ensure that all of your property is properly insured on the day of the move. Any removals firm worth using will have insurance in place to help protect your contents – whether it’s furniture, jewellery or electrical equipment. Also, speak to your home contents insurer as they may also offer additional coverage.

Think of the logistics
Before speaking to any removals firms, make sure you properly understand the move itself and the requirements you will have on the day. For example, how many vans will you need? How many people will be needed to help? And, does the house have suitable access for large vehicles? By ticking off a checklist like this, you are minimising the overall stress of moving house.

Seek recommendations
It is often a good idea to speak to any friends and relatives who have moved in your area and ask for recommendations on removals firms they used. As well as this, be sure to check out online reviews for any companies you come across. This will give you a quick indicator as to their quality and trustworthiness.

Collect a number of quotes
There is nothing wrong with shopping around for a good deal, so be sure to speak to a number of companies before settling on one. This will help you to get a firm understanding of exactly what services are on offer and what is a sensible price to expect to pay.

Be prepared to negotiate
If you like the sound of a few companies, then feel free to ask for a deal. Some firms aren’t as flexible on pricing but others may be. Either way, it is not usually worth going to the cheapest provider. Instead, you need to consider the quality of service you will actually receive, including the fleet of vehicles they offer.

When it comes to deciding on your chosen company, you need to ensure they are 100% trustworthy and come with plenty of experience moving houses. That is where we come in. Armishaws Removals & Storage is a family run business that has been operating for more than 40 years! We know the ins and outs of the removals business and have helped countless families all across the UK to make their move as smooth and as hassle-free as possible. We encourage you to find out more about our service by contacting our friendly team today.

Decluttering your home is perhaps the most foreboding task that you face when looking to move house. After years spent living in the same house, you could easily have accumulated vast amounts of unwanted items packed away in forgotten corners of the building. Nonetheless, it’s a task that must be done, as it will make your move much easier, and also cheaper as you’ll have fewer belongings to move on the big day. So, to get you started, here is your step-by-step guide to properly decluttering your home.

Draw up a schedule
With an entire house to move, the task can seem daunting and almost insurmountable. However, with a carefully scheduled plan of which rooms you will tackle and when, the whole job will seem more manageable. It also helps keep you on track, ensuring you are fully packed up ahead of your removal date.

Start decluttering visible spaces
Decluttering visible spaces first has a few key benefits. Namely, if you are still in the process of finding a buyer, a decluttered home is much more appealing and is easier to sell. Secondly, it makes the rest of your packing process much easier. You will find that there is more space on which to lift things out of cupboards and organise your possessions.

Next, dive into hidden spaces
This is where decluttering your home becomes more challenging, and no doubt you will unearth some hidden treasures. Just be sure to be as thorough as possible the first-time round. Don’t leave the cupboard thinking “I’ll do that one later” as you will soon find you have a number of hidden recesses all around the home that still need packing a few days before the move. Instead, systematically work through each and every space, only leaving behind the bare essentials you’ll still need to use around the home.

Carefully store everything
Once you remove an item from its place, be sure to store it carefully in a well-organised box. It helps if you first establish a packing system and label all of the individual boxes. Then, as you retrieve an item, stick it straight in the box. Once a box is done, place it carefully to one side. By following this step properly, you will have a much easier move and a much easier time when it comes to unboxing your possessions again.

It’s time to get ruthless
When it comes to decluttering your home for a move, you have to be ruthless. If you come across bowls and dinner sets that haven’t been used for years, then get rid of them. It’s not worth hanging on to them as it simply means you’ll need to pay more to move them and will need to find somewhere for them in your new home. Instead, think of what can be sold and list it online or take it to a charity store. If you come across old hordes of unwanted documents, get to work shredding and recycling them.

Stop buying things!
The final step to decluttering your home is to stop buying things now, especially large items like garden furniture which will soon need to be transported. If you want to buy anything new, then make a note of it and order it once you arrive at your new home, not before.

Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get to work! Draw up your list of jobs to do and get started. Also, it’s a good idea to sort your removals company as early as possible to ensure you get a great deal and a respectable local firm. Here at Armishaws Removals & Storage we offer a truly professional removals service and have helped numerous families all across the UK to move homes. Just click here to find out more about the service we offer.

Moving house is stressful enough, but when you’re responsible for small, chaotic creatures who don’t really understand why you’re moving, everything gets a little more complicated. At least, in the case of pets, there are some small but important things you can do to ensure that moving day goes as smoothly as possible – for both you and your furry flatmates.

1. Pack up your pet’s favourite things last

There’s always the list of things that can’t be packed until the morning of the move: toothbrushes, phone chargers, etc. Make sure your pet’s things – food bowls, beds and toys – are on this list. Your pet needs to feel at home for as long as possible, so that the turmoil of moving is over with quickly.

2. Consider your transportation options

Think carefully about how to get your pet to your new home. If your new home isn’t too far away, you can drive them yourself or take a taxi; cats will need to be kept in a carrier for the journey, and dogs should be in a dog cage or secured by a harness.

If you’re travelling further afield, be sure to make regular stops to offer your pet water and a toilet break. For longer journeys, it may be a good idea to place your cat carrier within a larger dog crate containing a litter box and space for water for use during these breaks. Most dogs will also need to be given a chance to stretch their legs.

3. Keep your pet safe and secure

When you get to your new home, unpacking your pet’s prized possessions should be one of your top priorities. The most important thing is to find a safe space for your pet to explore away from all the noise of moving. This means finding a room that can be left empty of packing boxes, unpacking your pet’s bed, blankets, food and toys, and securing all the windows and other possible escape routes.

Don’t let your pet out of their carrier or cage until the door to the room is closed. You may want to make a sign for the door to ensure that your movers don’t accidentally open the door to your pet’s ‘safe space’. If your pet is feeling stressed in its new environment, an artificial pheromone spray (such as Feliway, for cats) can help to settle them.

4. Don’t forget to update your pet’s details

Finally, once the move is complete, don’t forget to update your pet’s details. Pet passports and microchip IDs will need to be updated with your new address and you should ensure that your pet is registered with a local vet as soon as possible.

Of course, the best thing you can do for your pet during any big change is to ensure they’re given lots of love and attention. For free advice and a quotation for your upcoming move, contact us at Armishaws Removals.

Moving an office or business can be a lot more complicated than simply moving house: packing and unpacking the entire contents of an office with as little impact on office operating hours as possible is no easy feat. Here are a few tips to help:

1. Get your staff involved
Your staff are going to be very important in ensuring the big move goes to plan, and involving them early on will help to build spirits around the move. Assign roles to various members of staff if necessary to ensure that everything in the run-up to the move gets covered. Your staff will need to make sure that their desks are packed up before the move, and someone will need to be in charge of packing important or sensitive documents and expensive equipment. Don’t forget everyone’s favourite job: finishing off all the food from the staff kitchen the day before the move!

2. Set up a moving schedule
A moving schedule will help you and your staff to ensure that everything is ready in time. Depending on the size of your office and workforce, you may take up to a few days to actually complete the move. Make sure everyone knows what the ‘final’ move out date is – that is, the day by which everything has to be out of the office – as well as the date by which you expect everything to be up and running at the new office. Remember that every day you spend moving is a day spent not working, and if you’ve got clients to see and deadlines to meet, this needs to be kept minimal.

3. Call in the experts
Moving office really requires professional help. Offices are stuffed with heavy, expensive equipment which needs careful packing and moving. By hiring professional movers to help with packing, transporting and unpacking your office contents, you can save yourself and your employees a lot of time; and, at work, time means money.

4. Plan out your new office
Get the floor plan for your new office space out and plan out where all of your office furniture is going to go and where each of your employees will sit. This will make unpacking and setting everything up that much easier and quicker, and consulting your staff on a seating plan and desk arrangements is an ideal way to get your employees involved in the move.

5. Get online
These days, there’s not much work that can be done in an office that isn’t connected to the internet. Make sure you’ve arranged to have a phone line and broadband connection set up in your new office space before the big move, so that everybody can get back on the job as soon as possible.

For free advice and a quotation for your upcoming office move, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Armishaws Removals.

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