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In the extensive Tips and Advice section of Official Removals’ website readers can find a large number of well written, easy to understand articles and guides on a wide range of general and specific issues concerning home, office and establishment relocation. We provide professional advice covering all aspects of property removal so that people can better understand the process as a whole, and the various stages it includes. From packing and wrapping of items and appliances to safe relocation of music instruments, artwork and antiques – we aim to provide adequate advice on everything to do with moving places. Our professional advice page also features content on many suburbs and boroughs of the capital so moving to a new place is not as unnerving. We research which areas are on the up and which on the down, where’s hip and where not, and where the best places to relocate your household or business are. The articles seen on our advice page are thoroughly researched and effectively summarised for an easy read, by dedicated contributors who put in the effort on a regular basis to provide you with new and interesting material. The tips and advice section is well structured and easy to navigate.

Londoners are quite enthusiastic when it comes down to putting together their own furniture. Statistics show that shops, which offer ready-to-assemble pieces of furniture, such as IKEA, are trending. With this in mind, it is not difficult to guess why British furniture has seen a recent uptick in its overall value. Connoisseurs, companies and DYI enthusiasts at home have been quite happy to provide ready-solutions to a variety of pressing issues, which pertain to the assembly of furniture. However, as technologies reshape every lifestyle, it is safe to assume that the same is happening to other industries, including carpentry and furniture. Today, you may order from IKEA and still have some trouble putting together the odd bits of wood and metal. Nevertheless, solutions are available on the cards.


Most of professional moving companies offer an array of different services to their customers in order to maintain their reputation and increase the customer base. They help their clients move without a hassle and they are available for any queries they might have, even when it is something as delicate as antiques. However, there are few items movers will refuse to move for different reasons. Some items are not legal, others are not safe, etc. So, even though the movers are more than willing to provide the best service their clients expect, some items are just too dangerous or illegal to be transported. Therefore, it is important to be informed of all the items and goods that are not allowed to be transported by a moving truck or van in order to save time when packing.


Company relocation can be challenging and it may cause disruption to your overall business. However, there are certain steps to take to minimize the disruption and make your removal smooth and easy.

No matter how big or small your company is, here are few steps to take in order to make it successful.

Hire a professional moving company

One of the biggest mistakes people do when moving offices is not hiring a professional and experienced moving company. One of the reasons why they choose so is that they assume they and their staff can move the office furniture and other items safely and smoothly. In order to avoid personal injuries of your employees and damage to very expensive inventory and office supplies, hire moving experts that will make sure the relocation goes quickly, safely and smoothly. But before you hire movers, make sure you check them out. You need to do a research and decide if a company is reputable before you opt for it.

Move only items you will need

When relocating your company, use this unique opportunity to get rid of items you will not use or need. Perhaps some items won’t have its purpose at new office or you have replaced them with new ones. Sell what can be sold and throw away items that are no longer usable. Remember, the more stuff you move, the more expensive the office removal will be.

Insurance on your possessions

It is highly recommended to insure your valuable office items when moving your company. This way you will be safe in case some items get damaged or lost. Make sure you know exactly what kind of coverage they offer and what kind of insurance you need. Think about whether you want to insure your possessions during the entire move or only during a transit.

Time management

Empty officeWhen moving, people usually think that they have enough time to take care of all moving tasks. But, things never go according to plans so you have to be ready for unexpected situations and problems, especially when moving a company. And all these problems are time-consuming. So, instead of waiting until the last moment, make sure you move all stuff before the actual move-out date.

Do not move during holidays or bad weather

Moving during holidays might seem to you like a great idea. Your employees are having their time off, and it might minimize business disruptions. Even though this sounds tempting, it is a bad idea. It will take you as twice as much of time to move during holidays, due to traffic jams, but moving companies usually charge more when moving during holidays. And when it comes to moving during bad weather, this is not something you can actually control. But when planning your company removal, make sure you do it during the summer, if possible.

Expect the unexpected

After you hire a moving company, you may think that all your troubles are gone. But, you can never predict the future and know what might go down. Therefore, it is recommended that you prepare to experience some difficulties so you have an opportunity to face them and solve them. Therefore, participate in every step of your removal. You need to know what is going on with your possessions at all times.


You have a retail business and it’s going pretty well, so you decide to enlarge your product range and therefore you need more space. You find the perfect place to move your shop to – it’s large enough, the location is pretty crowded and the price is reasonable. But there comes the worrying issue – the moving part. You have a lot of goods and equipment which needs to be relocated. On the other hand you don’t want to waste time because it means no income for couple of days. Don’t worry, there are ways to make the moving faster and easier without losing your customers.


For many years the London Borough of Hackney was viewed as an unattractive place which had high crime levels and many deprived areas. These days, however, the borough has changed for the better. For that, we can partly blame the 2012 London Olympics. Hackney was among the boroughs that hosted this huge sports event and, as a result, it benefited greatly from the massive gentrification that took place in London in preparation for the Summer Olympics.


If you are eager to start your own company, this is perfect. The future belongs to the innovators and entrepreneurs who dare to venture into the unknown and defy the conventions of the nine to five job scheme. But there are things that you need to be prepared for when you are planning on opening your own company.


Office removals are often quite troublesome – even more so than domestic ones. Naturally, it is always better to have your workplace relocated by professionals, or at least have a reliable moving company to help you with the most taunting tasks. If we are talking about small offices – or even a home office, you might be tempted to tackle the project on your own.


When it comes to finances, or starting a business on the territory of London today, people immediately think about The City, or at least the recently developed “second financial heart” of the capital – the district of Canary Wharf. Even though there is some merit to opening a company’s office as close to the centre of the city as possible, there are many factors to consider.