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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/

 

 

 

A guide to upsizing house

As your family grows, there comes a point when upsizing is the only option – especially if your new arrival is already on the way.

Moving to a larger home can be a challenge; as well as organising the relocation of your current belongings, you’re likely to need new furniture to fill the space, so timing is crucial to ensure your new goods are delivered in time for the move.

 

What should I consider before upsizing?

 

  1. Why do you need more space? Have a plan and find a home that works to it… Do you need more bedrooms for an expanding family? A bigger living room? Garden? Before you begin your house-hunt, write a list of must-haves and prioritise them.

 

  1. Think realistically! Have your current house valued before you start looking for your next property as it will give you a clearer idea of what you can actually afford.

 

  1. Consider the surroundings – If you are starting a family or already have young children, properties close to playgrounds, shops and schools can be a big advantage. Check out the local school and nursery performance reports and catchment areas before you buy.

 

  1. Budget for the furnishings – It goes without saying that a larger home will require more furniture to fill it. Measure your current furniture to check it will fit, otherwise you’re going to need to replace it as well as potentially buying more to fill any additional rooms.

 

Relocation

At BMS, we pride ourselves in believing that no job is too small or big. This attitude has allowed us to grow with experience and knowledge in the removal industry. Whether it’s a one bedroom flat or a five-bedroom house – we have done it all.

We understand that moving is a stressful process, so we aim to give our customers a service that offers peace of mind. Our fully trained, uniformed and friendly staff will treat your possessions and the whole process with the utmost sensitivity, going the extra mile to ensure that everything goes according to plan.

Even though we are based in south London, we can move you anywhere in the country.

Furniture delivery

Upsizing and in need of more furniture? Don’t worry, the move is in our hands, with our new offering of furniture pick-up, drop-off and assembly once we’ve delivered it.

Seven top tips for downsizing to a smaller home

You don’t need to be daunted by the thought of downsizing. There comes a time when most people’s lifestyles change and their current home no longer suits their needs.

When children ‘grow-up’ and move to university or into their own family home, their unused bedrooms often become storage spaces.

Aside from children flying the nest, you may need to downsize from a house to a bungalow for health reasons or to release funds for retirement. Whatever your reason, we can help make the move straightforward…

  1. Write a list of the items you cannot live without; then consider clearing out the rest.
  2. Three months before you plan to move, begin clearing out jam-packed cupboards and overflowing drawers.
  3. Measure your new rooms and compare them to your current house. Is their enough space to comfortably house your furniture? If not, it needs to go.
  4. If you have a garage or shed, begin here. They can then be used as storage areas when you pack away belongings from the house.
  5. Do you need 20 cups and saucers, pots and pans? Clear out the excess.
  6. If you’re struggling to decide what should stay or go; for the average downsize, keep only one-third to one-half of your belongings.
  7. When you’re ready to pack, keep organised by labelling by room; use a coordinating colour sticker or label numerically. Read our packing tips blog for more inspiration.

 

Packaging service:

Many of our customers tell us that packing is a headache they would prefer to avoid as it can be time consuming and requires a degree of planning if done properly. Our staff are experts in this area and we can guarantee the job will be done cleanly, swiftly and most importantly leaving your valuables in one piece.

Storage service:

We can provide short or long-term storage for your household items in a clean and secure facility. If you have a space of time between moving from your old home and moving into your new property, we can store your items during this time. When your new property is ready, we can bring your items out of storage and continue with your move.