Stress Free Moving This New Year!

Are you planning to move homes in the upcoming year? If so, there are a number of considerations that you will need to address. The act of relocating has been known to cause a certain amount of stress from time to time and it is important to have a game plan in place. This will help you better manage your time and ultimately, adopting the correct approaches is the best way to ensure that no unexpected issues pop up along the way. Let us take a look at what steps you can take as well as why Franklins Removals is always here to help.

Organise the Day of the Move

The best way to move house is to embrace s sense of organisation from the very beginning. Plan which items you need to deal with first. Know how many modes of transportation you will have in place as well as the length of time between trips. Other key pieces of advice include:

  • Have the proper equipment (such as blankets and hand trolleys) in place.
  • Confirm who will help with moving the house.
  • For safety concerns, make certain that no young children or pets are present.
  • Purchase any moving-related accessories such as labels, packing tape and bubble wrap.

Addressing these issues sooner as opposed to later will ensure that the day will not be fraught with interruptions that could have otherwise been entirely avoided.

Be Sure to Label All Boxes

There is nothing worse than unpacking boxes only to discover that certain contents are missing or that the incorrect packages were loaded. One of the ways to make moving easier is to clearly label all boxes. Make sure that these tags are easy to read and load them in such a way as to ensure that the labels are facing out. You will therefore know exactly where every item is located.

Dealing with Priority Items

Most professionals agree that the best way to move house involves loading the heaviest and bulkiest items first. These include large pieces of furniture as well as other objects that tend to take up a great deal of space. Smaller items can then be packed around their periphery. Also, it is better to deal with heavy objects in the beginning of the day when everyone involved still has a fair amount of energy.

Identify All Fragile Items

Make it very clear to everyone involved the items that need to be handled with extreme care. Be sure that they are adequately packed to avoid damage while en route to your new location. When arranging these objects for transport, place them in such a way as to prevent sudden shifting during transit. Finally, be sure to take just as much care when unpacking these objects. One moment of carelessness can prove to be a costly mistake.

Leave the Essentials Until Last

Always leave essential items until the very last trip. These include toiletries, personal documentation, precious keepsakes, and similar objects. This strategy arises from the fact that important items may otherwise become misplaced during the move; only to be rediscovered at a later and decidedly less convenient time.

Working with the Team at Franklins Removals

Out of all of the ways to make moving easier, there is perhaps no better choice than to hire the services of a professional removals firm. Franklins Removals is a family-run business and we have been operating since 1985. During these three decades, we have tackled extremely large projects while developing the flexibility required to deal with even the most challenging of tasks. We offer a reliable team and we will be more than happy to address any issues that you may have. As our approach is ultimately based around the needs of the customer in question, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at all times.

Do you require help with moving house in the near future? Are you uncertain where to begin or do you need to follow a strict deadline? If so, please get in touch with us here at Franklins Removals. We will be pleased to provide you with further details as well as a free no-obligation quotation.

Give us a call on 0121 353 7263.

Why Consider Using Furniture Storage Facilities?

Do you have an upcoming home renovation to deal with in the near future? Perhaps you are moving house and need to store valuable pieces of furniture for an extended period of time. These are only two of the many situations which can addressed through the use of professional furniture storage facilities. In order to fully understand why a growing number of individuals are choosing this option, it is a good idea to take a look at some of the main benefits associated with this solution.

The Financial Factor

We should first make it clear that furniture storage units are slightly different when compared to self-storage facilities. The costs associated with self-storage options can be quite high. A handful of reasons why this is the case may include:

On-site staff members.
Clients need to access their units 24 hours a day.
Extra monitoring fees.
Lifts, toilets and similar public facilities.

As you can imagine, all of these variables can cause prices to rise dramatically; even if you are offered an enticing up-front deal. This is a major concern for those who need to adhere to a tight budget.

The Convenience Factor

Dealing with logistical issues can be challenging when moving furniture. Transportation problems may occur. It can be difficult to negotiate heavy items. You might require numerous trips to and from a self-storage facility. Bespoke removal and storage services aim to eliminate all of these potential pitfalls. Our highly trained staff will work with customers along every step of the way and the furniture can be removed directly from your home. Thus, you will not have to deal with issues such as lifting equipment or more robust forms of transportation. Let’s also not fail to mention that being forced to rent separate vehicles from a third-party source can quickly add to the associated costs.
Our aim is to make this process as simple as possible for you.

Packaging Costs

It is no secret that correctly packaging any furniture that needs to be moved is essential if you hope to avoid accidental damage. Unfortunately, these materials can be quite costly and you might not be certain which items are the most appropriate. This is another concern that will be ablated when choosing to utilise the services of our professional furniture storage facilities, as our experienced furniture movers are well aware of the steps that need to be taken to ensure your belongings are well looked after and can offer you any advice you may need. Thus, you can obtain knowledgeable advice when the time is right.

Dealing with Expensive or Sensitive Furniture and Accessories

There are many logistical benefits associated with modern storage facilities, but we should also mention that some pieces of furniture need to be stored within very specific environments in order to avoid damage. Modern services will be able to account for variables such as temperature and moisture; ensuring that valuable pieces will remain intact.

High Level of Flexibility

Whether you require furniture storage facilities for the Christmas holidays or your business will be changing locations in the coming months, the advantages mentioned above should never be taken lightly. From divorces and and downsizing to simply removing clutter from your home, Franklins Removals are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives to learn more about the different services that we have to offer. Give us a call on 0121 353 7263.

How to Pack Clothes for Moving Overseas

Often we receive questions such as ‘How to pack clothes for moving overseas’. Here at Franklins Removals we can assist you with your house or office moves to France and back.

Franklins Process

When moving abroad we can offer a bespoke, personal service for our customers. Whether it is agreeing a date for your move or helping you transport mini-diggers abroad, we are very happy to help with your removals.

We start by offering an initial appointment to assess your goods. Meeting in person is helpful when deciding on moving dates with our customers, this makes sure that the dates fit in with key swaps and personal commitments. We then can agree on services that you may need. At Franklins we can offer more than just overseas house removals. We also offer packing services, dismantling and reassembly of furniture, storage in the UK, delivery and part load services.

Franklins Vans

Our family company was founded in 1985 and we are one of the most popular companies that deliver both personal and specialized house removals from the UK to France.

In our fleet we have a wide range of vehicles that are suitable for different types of access and size loads, they are as follows:

  • 3.5 tonne with maximum capacity of 800CFT/22m34
  • 7.5 tonne with maximum capacity of 1500CFT/41m3
  • 18 tonne with maximum capacity of 2000CFT/60m3
  • 26 tonne with maximum capacity of 2000CFT/60m3 (this holds same volume but more weight than the 18 tonne)

How We Can Help

We use specialist cardboard wardrobes to transport hanging clothes which can be placed in our vans and can be brought by us on moving day if requested. We are specialists in answering questions such as how to pack clothes for moving overseas. These wardrobes have many advantages as it means clothes take up less space, your expensive clothing doesn’t get destroyed in transit by moving loosely and you can hang your clothes up directly from the cardboard wardrobe, straight to your wardrobe.

 

The wardrobes in place are made from strong, double-wall cardboard which make them ideal for all removals. The hanging rail is made from robust plastic and this box will prevent clothing from creasing, crushing and all atmospheric damage. Your clothes won’t need washing after transit because they will not be covered in dust and grime.

How Many Cardboard Wardrobe Boxes Will You Need When You Move?

Depending on the amount of clothes you own, you will need a different amount of boxes. A typical cardboard wardrobe measures at 24″ x 24″ x 40″ and using this size you can determine the amount of boxes you require. The most accurate way of predicting the amount of boxes you will need is to separate clothes in your wardrobe to two-foot increments and then to count how many sections you then have. The amount of sections is the amount of boxes you will be needing. You need to be realistic with clothes you have held onto for long periods of time as it is unlikely you will wear these items again. Say goodbye to these items and make space for new items to go into your new home!

H3 – Follow This Process To Use Your Cardboard Wardrobe:

  1. Assemble the boxes making sure to use extra packaging tape to stabilise the seams
  2. Move the hanging rail into the pre-located grooves
  3. Place heavier, important items such as fancy shoes and belts into the bottom of the wardrobe
  4. Make sure your clothes are hung up properly and place them onto the hanging rail
  5. Once all the space is maximized, close the box and use the packaging tape to strengthen the box
  6. Our removal specialists will arrange safe transportation of your clothes and accessories on the day of move

Contact Franklins Removals Today

We pride ourselves on being industry experts and knowing everything from how to pack your clothes properly for house moves, to what route to take to get to your location. If you need any specialist industry knowledge then give us a call on <ahref=”tel:01213537263″>0121 353 7263 to find out more.

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Moving to France can be a daunting prospect for many people. Here at Franklins Removals we try to make the experience run as smoothly as possible. We offer a wide range of removal services including packing services, dismantling/reassembly of furniture, storage options and of course removals to France and removals from France back to the UK. If  you are looking for France removal services then please call us in the office and we can start discussing your next step.