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Why Young Professionals are Relocating to Berkshire

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Why Young Professionals are Relocating to Berkshire

Berkshire is a popular place for relocation for many reasons. The county gets a lot of sunshine in comparison to other parts of the UK. It has a perfect balance of places to live. You can find vibrant large towns, historic market towns, and quaint villages. Berkshire has something for anyone who wants to start a new chapter in their life.

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Tips from Camp Hopson on Better Uses for Living Spaces

Posted on September 9, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Tips from Camp Hopson on Better Uses for Living Spaces

We all have those quiet moments where we have time to take stock and look around our home. Inevitably, we’ll come across some things here and there that annoys us. It might happen if you’re rummaging in your garage trying to find a replacement kettle plug, but it’s spilling over with boxes and containers. Before you know it, you have no idea what’s in the loft, and the spare room is unusable.

It’s fair to say we could all do with taking inventory of our house or flat with a view of some improvements. We might be guilty of packing too many things into the storage spaces and then cramming more in with various storage containers. The Camp Hopson team are here to help you get more out of your living spaces. We’ll use this blog to discuss practical tips to achieve this with minimal costs.

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Five Ways To Make A Move Easier

Posted on July 8, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Five Ways to Make a Move Easier While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there's a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it's possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips. Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That's why it's better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson.  Let's look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact. Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation – Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It's never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That's because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage. For the sake of covering more scenarios, we'll do something slightly different. From the outset, it's better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who's moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we'll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties. In this article, we'll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you'll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we'll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over. Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes – Let's start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point. There's also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It's pointless taking things you don't use or random wires that don't have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don't have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out. In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You'll be able to see what's inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you'll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away. Taking Photos Before You Unpack – Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you'll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you'll be settled sooner. You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It's possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it's time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating. Don't forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You'll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you'll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on. Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency – Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won't have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing. If you contact us, we'll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we'll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances. This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it's something Camp Hopson's customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up.  We'll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit. Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles – Create some DIY box handles. There's a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you'll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles. It's something you'll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there's a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don't' overpack the boxes, and make sure they're in good condition. A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft. Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items – It can't be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You'll be surprised by how much stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing's going to be quicker and lighter once you've taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it's time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible. You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it's time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective. Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you're doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one's closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You'll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions. Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice – While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly. The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you'll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal's tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties. Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.

While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there’s a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it’s possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips.

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Our Guide to Moving to Berkshire in 2021

Posted on June 14, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Five Ways to Make a Move Easier While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there's a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it's possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips. Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That's why it's better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson.  Let's look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact. Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation – Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It's never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That's because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage. For the sake of covering more scenarios, we'll do something slightly different. From the outset, it's better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who's moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we'll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties. In this article, we'll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you'll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we'll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over. Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes – Let's start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point. There's also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It's pointless taking things you don't use or random wires that don't have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don't have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out. In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You'll be able to see what's inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you'll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away. Taking Photos Before You Unpack – Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you'll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you'll be settled sooner. You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It's possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it's time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating. Don't forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You'll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you'll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on. Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency – Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won't have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing. If you contact us, we'll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we'll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances. This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it's something Camp Hopson's customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up.  We'll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit. Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles – Create some DIY box handles. There's a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you'll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles. It's something you'll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there's a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don't' overpack the boxes, and make sure they're in good condition. A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft. Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items – It can't be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You'll be surprised by how much stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing's going to be quicker and lighter once you've taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it's time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible. You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it's time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective. Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you're doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one's closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You'll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions. Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice – While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly. The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you'll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal's tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties. Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.

The UK housing market has been one of the busiest business sectors recently, even during the first lockdown where restrictions were at their highest. Thousands of people are rethinking how they live, with many concluding significant changes are necessary. For some, it’s a new career, starting their own company or working from home on a full-time basis. Others want more from their homes and are looking at moving to enjoy properties with plenty of outside space, as well as more bedrooms.

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Efficient and Affordable Office Relocations in Berkshire

Posted on May 10, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Five Ways to Make a Move Easier While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there's a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it's possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips. Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That's why it's better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson.  Let's look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact. Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation – Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It's never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That's because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage. For the sake of covering more scenarios, we'll do something slightly different. From the outset, it's better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who's moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we'll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties. In this article, we'll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you'll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we'll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over. Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes – Let's start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point. There's also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It's pointless taking things you don't use or random wires that don't have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don't have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out. In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You'll be able to see what's inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you'll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away. Taking Photos Before You Unpack – Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you'll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you'll be settled sooner. You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It's possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it's time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating. Don't forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You'll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you'll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on. Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency – Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won't have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing. If you contact us, we'll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we'll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances. This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it's something Camp Hopson's customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up.  We'll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit. Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles – Create some DIY box handles. There's a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you'll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles. It's something you'll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there's a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don't' overpack the boxes, and make sure they're in good condition. A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft. Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items – It can't be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You'll be surprised by how much stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing's going to be quicker and lighter once you've taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it's time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible. You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it's time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective. Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you're doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one's closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You'll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions. Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice – While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly. The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you'll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal's tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties. Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.

There’s something to understand for any business owner who’s planning or considering a whole office relocation in Berkshire. While there’s a truism regarding paying more and getting a better service, it doesn’t mean you should expect less when trying to get value for money. This is something anyone who’s relocating needs to factor in when searching for a removals provider for office relocations.

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Tips on Buying a Second Property in Berkshire

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Tips on Buying a Second Property in Berkshire

When it comes to buying a second property, it’s wise to keep Berkshire in mind when you begin looking for suitable properties. With a broad selection of towns and villages available, there’s plenty of options to choose from here. Each comes with unique selling points and potential ways of creating additional incomes. And this is something you’ll need to be mindful of when investing.

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Moving from London to Berkshire with Camp Hopson

Posted on March 8, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Five Ways to Make a Move Easier While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there's a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it's possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips. Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That's why it's better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson.  Let's look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact. Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation – Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It's never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That's because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage. For the sake of covering more scenarios, we'll do something slightly different. From the outset, it's better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who's moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we'll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties. In this article, we'll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you'll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we'll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over. Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes – Let's start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point. There's also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It's pointless taking things you don't use or random wires that don't have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don't have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out. In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You'll be able to see what's inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you'll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away. Taking Photos Before You Unpack – Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you'll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you'll be settled sooner. You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It's possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it's time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating. Don't forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You'll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you'll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on. Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency – Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won't have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing. If you contact us, we'll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we'll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances. This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it's something Camp Hopson's customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up.  We'll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit. Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles – Create some DIY box handles. There's a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you'll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles. It's something you'll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there's a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don't' overpack the boxes, and make sure they're in good condition. A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft. Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items – It can't be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You'll be surprised by how much stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing's going to be quicker and lighter once you've taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it's time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible. You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it's time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective. Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you're doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one's closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You'll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions. Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice – While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly. The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you'll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal's tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties. Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.

It’s no secret – thousands of people are moving out of London or are thinking of doing so in the near future. Many are searching for a better quality of life in a bigger property and lots of outdoor space. It’s no secret that it’s possible to get all this for lower prices than most London properties. This has been a consequence of the lockdown where the city’s properties lack of outside areas couldn’t be more apparent.

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Setting Up Remote Working for Your Employees in Berkshire

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Setting Up Remote Working for Your Employees in Berkshire

In a previous blog, we discussed how to create a home office from the perspective of the individual. Now that remote working is here to stay, and it’s likely more companies will look into the possibility of sending their staff to work from their house or apartment. While it sounds like a good idea – how would a business owner start setting their employees up to do it?

Camp Hopson undertook several home office set-up jobs during the lockdown, and it’s something we’re happy to continue. We can perform this duty using our range of removals and storage services, with every package being flexible and adaptable. In this article, we’ll cover the necessary information to enable you to do this task, but it’s something our team can easily take over for you.

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Planning a Move in 2021? Use Camp Hopson’s Home Removals Service

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Abingdon's Favourite Moving Company

Whatever the size or nature of your upcoming move, entrusting it to Camp Hopson will ensure you get a high-quality service at excellent rates. We’ve stayed up and running during the national lockdowns, helping people move to, from and within Berkshire, including many of the people who’ve reconsidered their attachments to city life during the pandemic and decided that towns, villages and the countryside are preferable. Camp Hopson is based in Newbury and has an illustrious history stretching back over a century. This gives us the kind of experience and expertise you cannot acquire through any means other than time.

 

A New Year and a Fresh Start

For some, the start of a year is just a point in time like any other. But for many of us, it’s a moment for taking stock and making changes – and few changes are as significant as those governing where and how we live. Whether you’re up- or downsizing, whether you’re moving between large houses or slimline studios, the Camp Hopson removals team will look after you and make sure you have a move that minimises stress and worry. Your move will be planned in a totally covid-conscious, zero-contact way, which is how all Camp Hopson services are currently being completed.

Affordable Man & Van Removals

Our Small Moves/Man and Van service https://www.camphopsonremovals.co.uk/services/small-moves/ is perfectly suited to people moving to and from flats and studios. We also offer the same small-moves service for offices and businesses. Camp Hopson Small Moves can relocate you to/from anywhere in the country or overseas. It’s a streamlined service, using smaller vehicles and teams, shaped to your precise requirements and brought to you with good-value rates.

Home Removals in Berkshire and Beyond

From the moment you pick up the phone and get in touch with us, we’ll start assessing the requirements of your move and devising a plan that fits around your life and gives you the move you want without upending your world. We listen, we offer advice, and we support you from one end of your move to the other so that it never feels too daunting. All our moves come with an optional full packing/unpacking service and in the event that you want to do your own packing, we sell durable, good-quality materials to help you get started. Visit our Large Removals page for more information. https://www.camphopsonremovals.co.uk/services/uk-removals/

High-Quality Business Relocations

We’re old hands when it comes to moving companies in Berkshire. We’ll provide you with an Office Removals Consultant to project-manage the whole thing, giving you a single point of contact and eliminating the risk of crossed wires or misunderstandings. We have the experts in place to handle complicated undertakings such as IT migration, making sure that your business is up and running with no unnecessary downtime. Our packing service can be used in conjunction with your office move or, alternatively, we can supply you with all the crates, boxes and labels you’ll need to do the job in-house. Start planning your business relocation here https://www.camphopsonremovals.co.uk/services/commercial-removals/

Holistic Storage in Newbury and Berkshire

Our perfect rating on TrustPilot isn’t just because of the reliability and efficiency of our house-moves. It’s also down to our clean, safe, secure storage facility in Berkshire. We cover every eventuality and storage need, including domestic, commercial, archives/documents, inventory and stock management and a facility for storing large, loose items. Our 250 cubic-feet containers cost £15 a week (plus VAT) and, when you want access to your stored items, containers can usually be retrieved within 48 hours of your request. For more information about Camp Hopson Secure Storage, visit https://www.camphopsonremovals.co.uk/services/storage-berkshire/

Using Online Reviews for Excellent Customer Service

We scour our customer feedback, on Google Reviews and other platforms, making sure we spot opportunities for change and growth. We take what you say seriously and we’re open to criticism. One of the ways in which we stay on top of our commitment to excellent customer service is to listen to what you tell us and then adapt accordingly. Our 100-year history might be completely different, had we decided to reach a plateau and then not bother improving. Instead, we’ve never stopped looking at ways to be better, more reliable, more courteous and more helpful.

Berkshire’s Best Removals Company

It’s not an empty boast – it’s what the evidence tells us. We’re outperforming other moving companies and we intend to keep doing so. Our storage and domestic and overseas removals services are the best in the county.

Last-Minute Lockdown Business Removals and Storage in Berkshire

Posted on November 28, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Five Ways to Make a Move Easier While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there's a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it's possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips. Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That's why it's better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson.  Let's look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact. Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation – Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It's never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That's because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage. For the sake of covering more scenarios, we'll do something slightly different. From the outset, it's better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who's moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we'll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties. In this article, we'll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you'll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we'll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over. Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes – Let's start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point. There's also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It's pointless taking things you don't use or random wires that don't have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don't have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out. In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You'll be able to see what's inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you'll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away. Taking Photos Before You Unpack – Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you'll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you'll be settled sooner. You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It's possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it's time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating. Don't forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You'll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you'll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on. Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency – Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won't have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing. If you contact us, we'll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we'll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances. This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it's something Camp Hopson's customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up.  We'll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit. Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles – Create some DIY box handles. There's a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you'll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles. It's something you'll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there's a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don't' overpack the boxes, and make sure they're in good condition. A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft. Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items – It can't be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You'll be surprised by how much stuff you've accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing's going to be quicker and lighter once you've taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it's time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible. You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it's time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective. Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you're doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one's closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You'll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions. Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice – While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly. The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you'll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal's tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties. Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.

With new updates on lockdown about what’s happening after the 2nd December, it seems like there’s more uncertainty than ever. Stricter tiers will no doubt worry people and businesses who have removals or storage bookings in place. Will there be removal and storage services available in Newbury and Berkshire?

The good news is that Camp Hopson is open for business and we have no plans to reduce our services. If you have a relocation or storage currently in the works, there’s no need to panic. We’re fully committed to all existing jobs and will be accepting new requests. In the event you have an emergency, this article will give you the right information to deal with this.

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