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The Hardest Things About Moving Home

Moving HomeIt’s said that moving home is so stressful, it comes third behind death and divorce. Although this is a gross exaggeration, moving home can effect many people in a negative way. But then if you look at the many ‘relocation’ shows on TV, it’s also something that deep, down we all dream of doing: moving onwards and upwards, finding our dream home, starting afresh.

If the fear of moving is holding you back, take a step back and consider the positives. For every doubt or worry, there’s an optimistic side to think about.
Here’s a look at some of the hardest things about moving home and how you can always find a positive solution to make the process less stressful.

 

Letting Go

Moving HomeLetting go can be difficult for many. You may be moving away from your childhood neighbourhood or leaving a home where your children have been growing up. Leaving family, friends and neighbours behind can be a major upheaval and the thought of moving into new territory can be frightening.
Unpack immediately and start transforming your new place into your home. Invite friends and family to stay and get to know the neighbours with a housewarming.

 

Children

Moving HomeMoving can be stressful for many children, especially if they have to change schools. Moving during the summer can help them adjust to their new home before beginning a new school year in September.
Let them choose their bedroom and allow them a bit of decorative freedom to make it their own. Get out and about and help them explore their new surroundings. If the neighbours have kids, invite them round. Sometimes children adapt better than adults so encourage them to see the positives in moving to a new home: it could be a bigger garden, a new playroom, even room for a pet!

 

Home Improvements

Moving HomeA new home is a blank canvas, ready for you to personalise and make your own. Home improvements should be exciting, whether you’re planning a new kitchen or just adding a coat of paint. If it’s too overwhelming, take it one room at a time. If possible, major renovations such as kitchens and bathroom replacements should be done before you move in. Simple decorating jobs can bring a lot of satisfaction and save you money. Get friends and family to help out too.
Finally, what better excuse is there to crack open a bottle of bubbly and toast your new life!
For more information on our moving home services in Worthing, contact O’Brien of Worthing home removals today.

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How To Ensure A Smooth Office Move

It may surprise you, but moving office can be far more stressful and complex than moving house. Time is money so an office move needs careful planning and organisation. There are many reasons that you need to re-locate your business:

  • Expansion – you need more space to expand your business
  • Downsizing – you need less space for your business
  • Lease termination
  • Rent increase – many businesses move to save money by finding a cheaper location

Office Removals WorthingWhatever your reasons for moving, you’ll need to devise a plan that will ensure a smooth transition to your new location with as little disruption as possible to your company’s productivity.

Here are a few points to consider when moving office.

The New Location

When searching for a new location be sure to work out a floor plan for your new premises: will it be open plan, with cubicles, separate offices; will you need storage rooms, a kitchen, rest rooms, parking facilities? If you have disabled employees you’ll need to ensure the new premises has  adequate accessibility.

Choose A Suitable Moving Date

Try to pick a slower period for the move. August tends to be quieter as many people are away on holiday. The Christmas/New Year period also tends to be slower, but be aware of public holidays and harsher weather conditions. If your business is busy in the build up to Christmas, it may be better to wait until January to re-locate.

You’ll need to prepare a few days for when the office is out-of-action but business doesn’t necessarily have to stop. Use smartphones and tablets to keep on top of things.

Work Out A Timeline

Forward planning is the key to a smooth office move. You’ll need to book  your office removals company 6 months in advance. Discuss with your chosen office removals company whether you’d like a complete packing service, part packing or whether you’d prefer them to supply packing materials and you do the packing yourself.

Check if the removals company provides long or short term storage facilities, especially if you’re downsizing but don’t want to get rid of items.

Order new furnishings and hardware 3 months before the move so that everything’s ready to be delivered on time.

Book cleaners for both the old and new premises at least 3 months in advance.

A couple of weeks before the move, update your website, business cards and office stationery with your new contact details and announce your re-location on social media sites.

For a smooth office move, Contact O’Brien Of Worthing today.

Why Moving House Should Be Exciting

reliable removals companyWherever you are, there’s little as stressful as arranging house removals. Worthing is certainly no exception to this rule with its highly transient population and popularity for those seeking sun and sea.

But wait a minute! Why are we always told that moving house should be regarded as one of the most stressful things we’ll ever do? It shouldn’t be like that. Let’s stop and think about this. Shouldn’t moving house be a happy occasion?

Negative or Positive?

So often when you move house it means you’re closing down one chapter of your life and opening up a new exciting one. Arranging removals are the symptoms of something good aren’t they? How often do you choose to move, knowing things are going to get worse? You may be moving for negative reasons – maybe you’ve got awful neighbours or a poor environment – but hey, you’re leaving them behind aren’t you?

Growth and Rebirth

How many people choose to move away from a place they truly love and are happy? You’re moving for a reason, and that reason often comes with huge potential for growth and improvement. Maybe you’re moving to a new job? You have better prospects, more money and more of interest. Possibly you’re leaving a partner who’s been pulling you down for so long?

You might even be embarking on a new life with a new partner and all the wonderful potential that may bring. Indeed, you could be moving your established family into something that better suits their needs, whether that be a four-bed house to accommodate the kids, or downsizing to something smaller and easier to deal with now they’re gone.

A Joyful Occasion

reliable removals companySo there you are. Moving house is so often a happy occasion, and yet we view it through the prism of stress and worry. There’s no need for that with the right people to help you out, and for that a reliable removals company can allow you to sit back and enjoy the endless possibilities to which you’re opening yourself up.

With over sixty years in the business, O’Brien of Worthing has plenty of experience of moving homes both large and small. It’s safe to say there’s very little we’ve never lifted or packed, and whether you’re moving to the next street or across the continent we’ll be more than happy to help.

So for peace of mind and to take the stress out of your house removals in Worthing and Sussex, get in touch with O’Brien of Worthing today to arrange your move.

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Tips for Moving Office

Relocating a business can be a very time-consuming and stressful manoeuvre. You can take the strain off by putting in a good level of planning. By using a reputable removals service, you can make sure your move to pastures new goes without a hitch. There are several removals companies that specialise in office removals, but if you need office removalsWorthing, look no further than O’Brien of Worthing.

Here are some tips to help you plan and execute your big move.

Hiring Help office removals

With the internet at our disposal, it’s never been easier to find a company that can help with just about any of our needs. Make sure you book a removals company for the move and a cleaner to make sure the space is spick and span so you get your deposit back. Hop onto Google, typing the service you require and location, e.g. ‘office removals Worthing’, to find a local company that can help. Make contact at least two months before the move, so you can get the dates you want.

office removals Making a Timeline

As soon as you know about the move, create a timeline so you can get straight which tasks need to be done when. If you have a big office, you’ll need much more time to make arrangements for the move. It can seem overwhelming when considering all the things that need doing. For example, you might need to make arrangements to buy new furniture or update phone numbers, permits and utility bills. If time is going to be an issue you can usually arrange for an office removals company to come in and pack up everything you want to take.

The Run Up office removals

If you’ve opted for help, the company dealing with your office move will pack up all your equipment and furniture. If you feel like you have enough man power, then the removals company will simply drop off all the packing materials you need, so you can get everything ready yourself. They can also offer advice so you can be as prepared as possible. Your office removals company will usually be able to provide storage solutions for any excess equipment or furniture.

A smooth moving day depends on getting the right people booked and planning how you’ll prepare the contents of your office for the big day. Whether you want to pack yourself or get a specialist office removals company involved, remember to leave enough time to get everything ready. With the right preparation you’ll be celebrating in your new office in no time.

For more information on office removals in Worthing and the surrounding area, contact O’Brien of Worthing on 01903 233 560.

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Tips Families After Looking For Removals Companies

Moving the smallest of families can be a stressful experience, so when there are lots of you to consider, it can definite be more chaotic. The good news is that big families move every day and with careful planning there’s no reason for an exciting experience to become an awful one. Removals companies offer lots of options to help you so the big day runs more smoothly. Most companies will take care of almost all aspects of the move so you don’t have to worry about much else other than settling the kids and making plans for your new property. Here are some tips to help you handle a big move when there are lots of you.

Full Support removals companies

Most removal companies will offer a full packing service. This will be a great relief if you have young children or just won’t have time to get everything ready for the big day. If you choose this option, the removals professionals will prepare all items for the move, even if it means disassembling furniture. This service gives you plenty of time to make sure your loved ones are happy, and plan where everything will go in the new house.

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Moving is a very exciting event for kids to be involved in. It might be your children are old enough and eager to help. What a great project to involve the whole family in! With a part- pack option, your removals company will come to wrap and pack any items that are fragile, then leave packing supplies so you can do the rest. With the china and glass safely packed away, you can let the kids loose on any other items that will be coming with you.

Self-Packing removals companies

At the very least, removals companies can provide you with all the packing equipment you need so you can get everything ready for the big day. It might be that you have grown-up kids or just prefer to pack the house under your own steam. It’s a great life lesson for teenagers to sort out their possessions and get them ready for a move, as it no doubt won’t be the last time they will move house.

Whatever level of support you decide to go for, removals companies are great at offering advice and working with big families so the moving day goes without a hitch. Decide what level of involvement is going to work best for your family, then contact a company offering removal services. Armed with some good advice, you can work with removals professionals to get your family into your new home with as little stress as possible. For more information and to get a quote, visit O’Brien of Worthing.

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Why People Choose to Move Away During the Autumn Season

Autumn can be a very affordable time to move house, as removals companies finish with the student rush and brace themselves for the long winter nights. Autumn might not feel like the most obvious time to be looking at properties and researching removals companies – it’s better suited to curling up in front of the fire with a cuppa and a book. But there can be significant advantages for anyone who needs to move property to something more suitable. Here are some of them…

Less Competitionremovals companies

Spring and summer may seem like the best times to move, when the weather is warm and dry and we have full daylight until 10pm. But guess what? Everyone else thinks so too! Anyone who wants to upsize or downsize, or wishes to relocate is out and about looking at properties in the summer. You find yourself being shown round a tiny property as part of a guided tour unable to visualise the place as a home, then you’re left bidding against all these other people, and competition is intense driving prices higher and higher.

If instead you sit and wait until the rush is over, there are often bargains to be had. The people who need to sell drop their prices and removals firms are available at shorter notice. Sure, you may find yourself looking at a new property at dusk on a stormy night, but is this such a bad thing?

removals companies Dark Nights

House hunting on dark winter nights is not as bad as it sounds as it brings plenty of advantages for the prospective buyer or tenant. You’re planning to live there all year round aren’t you? If you just look at places in the summer months you see it at its best; the light is streaming in and the inside is warm. If you look during the autumn evenings you begin to see which rooms are particularly gloomy and where there’s a mould problem. Is there condensation in the glazing? This is the time to tell.

Outside the leaves are falling too. The climbing plants reveal the state of the walls beneath and the rotten fascia boards above. How much is that going to cost you? This is the time to see all those problems that are invisible over the summer months.

If you see a property at its worst and it still passes the test, you know you’ve got the perfect home. Now you can go ahead and arrange your removals with O’Brien of Worthing.

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Why Students Need the Right Removals Company

At this time of year, students are returning to university. It’s a fun time but the moving is always a challenge, especially if you have to do it at the start and end of each term. However, there is an easy option: calling in the pros. Removals companies have seen it all before, and they’re there to help your new term start as smoothly as possible. Here’s how they can help you.

Your First Timeremovals companies

Your A-Levels are out of the way and you’ve made your grades – well done! Or maybe you didn’t, but found a good course through clearing; they’re often the best anyway. Whichever it was, you’re off to university. It’s an exciting, although daunting time. One of your biggest concerns is how to transport your stuff, but the last thing on your mind during the summer was removals companies.

Moving your stuff is one of the most frightening things about leaving home for the first time. You probably haven’t seen your room yet, so you may not know how big it is or whether it’s secure. You don’t know who you’ll be living with either. You might strike it lucky by finding a friend for life, or be stuck with somebody a little dodgy. Will you feel safe with that precious antique vase you thought it would be a good idea to bring? What about the concert grand? Maybe there’ll be some things you decide to send back home because it’s not like the room in the brochure. For all these problems, you’ll need a good, reliable removals company to pack and transport your belongings, and deal with any unforeseen problems.

Or Yet Againremovals companies

Perhaps you’ve done all that loads of times before. Now you’re in the third year, you’ve got a partner and moved to a student house. Do you need that sofa and mattress? You’ll never get them in the car but don’t need a big removals truck. Surely it won’t all go in a panel van. Or will it? Estimating the size of the vehicle you need can be one of the trickiest things you do, so it’s best to ring a removals company and ask their advice about size and cost as they’re the pros – they’ve seen it all before. Be sure to itemise the things you need to move with the biggest and heaviest first – the bed, chest of drawers, and the fridge. But what about that weird-coloured jar that was on the third shelf when you got it? Actually, it’s probably best to throw that out.

Students always need a good removals company so call O’Brien of Worthing for a helping hand!

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Moving Abroad? Removals Companies Top Tips For Packing!

Moving abroad can be a stressful yet exciting time. With so much to do, it can be difficult to know where to start. Although you’ll be keen to start planning your new life, there’ll be many loose ends to tie up before heading for pastures new. This simple guide looks specifically at packing and how you can work with removals companies to ensure you have everything ready for your moving date – without tearing your hair out!

removals companiesPreparing

In the weeks leading up to your move, it’s helpful to scale down as many of your possessions as possible. As my grandmother used to say, if you haven’t used it in 6 months to a year, you’ll probably never use it. Although removals companies can be quite flexible about how much they can accommodate, it’s far less hassle to take as little as possible. Try to strip your possessions down to essentials and items of emotional value. Any other items can be stored with friends/family or some removal companies can provide a storage unit.

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Once you know what you’ll be taking, contact some removals companies to find out shipping costs. This news might alter your decisions somewhat. You may want to take less though try to picture your new house with your most prized possessions in. It may be worth paying the extra cash to set up your new home the way you want it.

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If you have no time or all the time in the world, don’t worry! Removals companies usually have different levels of help available. They can often pack up all your things, disassemble your furniture and take your unwanted items away to storage or dispose of them. Maybe you just need a little help with wrapping up fragile items such as glass, ornaments and picture frames. If you have the time or would prefer to pack up all your possessions yourself, your removals company can usually provide all the packing equipment you need to get going.

When the big moving day comes, all the time and energy taken planning and preparing removals companies won’t matter as much. Ideally you will have whittled your possessions down to key items. The time invested in packing will have been as little or much as you can afford to spend. Your removals company will have given you the level of help you need and want. Everything you need will be securely packed up and ready to go. Moving to a different country can be stressful, though with the right planning, preparation and removals company your big move can go off without a hitch.

For more information on removals to a different country, contact O’Brien of Worthing on 01903 233 560.

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Moving House? – How to Review Removals Companies

Some people love the excitement of moving house; others hate all that packing and upheaval. However you feel, there’s no denying that moving can be stressful. Your removals company can either add to that stress, or make moving a whole lot easier – so choose carefully! Here are some guidelines for deciding which company to use.

Get Three Quotes  removals companies

Researching three removal companies and getting quotes from each is a good way to see if a company’s rates and services are competitive. Be sure you’re comparing similar services though – and don’t automatically go for the lowest. Can the removal company you choose provide the level of service and care that you need?

removals companies How Experienced Is the Removals Company?

Check the history of the company – how long have they been in business, and how much information and detail does their website provide? The longer they’ve been established and the more information they provide can be a good indicator of their overall experience and attention to detail – which will matter when they’re carrying around your heirloom crystal set inherited from your grandparents.

Are They Recommended by Others?removals companies

Check online for reviews and compare customer feedback with that received by other companies. If a removal company breaks or loses your items then the flashy logo or low prices that attracted you in the first place won’t count for much.

What Services Do They Offer?

Do you have special items to move, like a piano? Will you be packing your own boxes or do you want the company to do it? Do they offer international moving services? How do they transport the items – is their method safe and secure? Do they have services tailored to students? Get all the information relevant to your situation before making a decision.

What Are Their Fees?removals companies

Fees can vary widely, so make sure you get a complete breakdown of the company’s fee structure, and ensure you find out whether your insurance or theirs will cover any loss or breakage – you may need to factor insurance costs in to the fee. Be sure you’re comparing similar services and levels of experience. And if a quote seems too good to be true, be wary.

Are They Endorsed by, or Members of, a Professionalremovals companies Association?

Look for removals companies approved by the British Association of Removers or the National Guild of Removals and Storers. Approved companies will need to adhere to the relevant code, which gives you peace of mind.

Moving can be fun, exciting, daunting and stressful. Minimise the stressful, worrisome side of moving by investigating removals companies carefully using the above tips.

For more information and to get a quote, visit http://obrienofworthing.co.uk/

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Are You Tired Of Searching For Removals Companies?

There’s nothing like the summer break to embark on a new start. Whether you’re seeking opportunities around the world or across the UK, or have purchased your first home or your fifth, you’ll be glad to know there are some removals companies who take as much pride in your possessions as you do. If you’re looking for a removals company that will ensure the rest of your summer is spent enjoying your new home, here’s what you should look for.

removals companies Decades in the Business

When it comes to removals companies there’s no substitute for experience, and there are some companies who have been proud to move people’s possessions for decades. One example is O’Brien of Worthing. They’ve been in the removals business for over 60 years and have staked out a fantastic reputation over that time.

Advice with Packingremovals companies

There are some clever tips when it comes to packing your belongings and the best removals companies know them all. It’s always best to work with companies who will help you pack if you wish, as you’ll be under enough pressure as it is. At the very least pick a company who can provide you with boxes, tape, and paper if you need it!

Experience with the Extraordinary

Any removals company worth their salt will be within their element when confronted with items such as a grand piano or grandfather clock. While it’s expected that you’ll let your removals company know such items are making the move, the best companies will have plenty of experience with them. In fact, given the strange things that people can take pride in, don’t be surprised if they have a few strange stories to share.

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Even if you’re not moving to a far-flung destination, there’s peace of mind in the knowledge that your removals company has a global network. After all, any company that can organise the logistical challenge required to move possessions to the other side of the world will have no trouble transporting your contents across town.

Secure Storage Just in Caseremovals companies

If there’s a chance you won’t make it to your new home before your belongings do, choosing a removals company with secure storage facilities is a wise move. As safe as your possessions may be, there’s no telling whether you’ll be held up by a traffic jam or a flight delay. Don’t take the risk of your possessions being left out in the cold by ensuring that storage is on hand if you need it.

If you’re moving this summer, contact O’Brien of Worthing for a quote – you won’t regret it.