Student removals – the do’s and don’ts

Returning back to university for the New Year? Moving back home?

Our expert removals team can move you into your new student accommodation in no time or pack-up your belongings and move you back home.

We also offer low cost student storage solutions, perfect for keeping your belongings safe during the holidays.

Oh, and student’s get 10% off all BMS services!

Follow our guide to making your move a simple one….

 

Step 1: Do your research

Check with your university to see if they have any rules for moving, including dates and times to avoid any delay or complications.

 

Step 2: Clear the clutter

Sort through your belongings; throw out what you don’t need, and consider donating some of your unwanted items to charity.

 

Step 3: Book storage and transport

We collect, store and deliver your stuff. We ensure that our low-cost rates are complimented with secure storage facilities for students and there is plenty of flexibility across the summer break, Christmas, Easter and all year round.

 

Step 4: pack early

Make sure your boxes don’t weigh more than 25kg to ensure the safety of your things being transported. Don’t forget to label your boxes to make unpacking easier.

 

Step 5: Moving out day

  • Do a final, thorough check – take your time doing this to ensure you leave nothing
  • Pack a night bag so you have your toothbrush, pyjamas and towels handy
  • Gather a mini-toolkit including scissors and a knife for opening boxes on arrival
  • Double check you have the keys to your new house, or have arranged to collect them in advance
  • Ensure your mobile phone is fully charged
  • Label the kettle for essential drinks on arrival and pack some snacks

The BMS Transport team have been to university. No, we don’t have a degree in removals. But we do understand the importance of getting by as a student through affordable means. That’s why we provide low cost storage for students in South London and Surrey.

 

Universities we cover:

– University of Surrey
– University of Roehampton
– Royal Holloway University
– Kingston University
– St George’s University of London
– The American International University
– Richmond University

Get 10% off and book today: https://www.bmstransport.co.uk/contact-us/

A Guide to Relocating

Relocating can be a daunting process, whether you’re relocating for a new job opportunity, or to be closer to a loved one, there a few things that should be considered. Our handy relocating guide can help take out some of the stress out of what can be an overwhelming process.

Plan!

Make a relocating plan! The more detailed the better, include information such as; details of the removal company that is helping relocate your belongings, expected times of arrival and, who is involved in the relocating process. Remember to take delays into consideration, i.e. new furniture may not be delivered on time, or possible traffic when on route.

New Surroundings

Check out the new surroundings before you relocate, make sure the facilities you require are conveniently located, this could be amenities such as schools if you have children. Not only this, but It’s ideal to familiarise yourself with the area you’re relocating to, find out where transport links, shops and parks are, this can help you feel less secluded in the first few weeks of relocating.

Organise your belongings

There is nothing worse than relocating to your new lovely home and having to swim through a sea of boxes trying to find what you need. Labelling is key to organisation, label what is in each box, what room they are for and if they are fragile. This will save you a lot of time, and could help protect that fine China from breaking during the whole relocating process.

It’s also worth packing a separate box for the first few days, this will allow you to take your time unpacking and you can easily access the essentials without stressing.

We have a dedicated removals service team on hand if you do require any additional help when relocating, for more information visit: http://bit.ly/2DgKWKK

Nine top tips for an organised office removal

BMS Transport’s office removals service has been assisting businesses of all scales based in South London in moving from one office, to their next one.

We understand that moving offices can be difficult and will undoubtedly present different circumstances when relocating.

Between our removal surveyors, move manager and removal team, we will manage the whole removal project whatever the particular circumstances may be.

Our expertly trained & friendly staff understand the difference between home removals service and office removals service and so we have a dedicated team that will tailor a move specific to every job – hence putting a smile on your face every time.

  • Plan in advance: Depending on the complexity of your IT systems, the size of your office and the amount of furniture you need to move, begin planning at least 12 weeks in advance. Create a list of tasks, the date they need to be carried out and by whom.
  • Prepare the workforce: Let your team know in advance so they will feel prepared for the big day. It’s a big change for them as well as for you. They need time to prepare themselves and factor in possible extra transport costs, along with starting to organise their belongings.
  • Maintain productivity: Adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach. If you are organised, there’s nothing stopping you carrying on with work right up until the move.
  • Update your details: Make sure that all current and potential clients / customers know you are moving premises. Get your business cards updated, along with the contact details on your website and social media profiles. You may think that’s pretty obvious but in the chaos of moving, it can be overlooked.
  • Delegate tasks: Clearly delegate responsibilities to different staff members or department managers in advance of the moving date. Many hands make light work.
  • Prioritise: Larger, more valuable items may need to be transported before others. And setting things up like your IT system and phone-lines means your employees can begin working in your new premises as soon as furniture is relocated.
  • Label furniture: Make sure that all furniture is appropriately labelled to correspond with its intended location and, if necessary, the staff member that it belongs to. Any boxes should also be labelled to indicate their contents.Choose different colours of labels for each workstation or office to identify quickly and easily where each item will be located.
  • Follow the floor plan: Before you move anything, grab the floor plan and start measuring items. Where is everything going to go? Will it fit? And what about the number of power points?

Book your office removal with BMS: https://www.bmstransport.co.uk/contact-us/