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What Should I Do if I Lose My House Keys?

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Camp Hopson – the Right Removals Service When Relocating for University

Have you recently lost your house keys? The truth is, we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. And it happens to us all, even those with top-notch organisational skills. This blog is about what you should do if you lose your house keys. Additionally, we’ll discuss loss prevention and some tips on avoiding future issues.

What to Do If You Lose Your Keys –

After a long day at work, you get to the front door and start fishing around your pockets or bag for a set of keys that aren’t there. Your mind races, trying in vain to remember where you had them last. And even worst – the office is shut, and you can’t find or don’t have a spare set of keys. So, what should you do in this situation?

The first thing you need to do is to remain calm, try to avoid panicking or becoming angry with yourself. We lead busy lives, and it’s very easy to misplace something as we scramble to get ourselves from A to B. You’ll need to contact a locksmith, which we’ll cover in the next section. For now, we’re going to check if we can access the property first.

If you’re vigilant, you probably don’t leave the house without locking the doors and closing the windows. However, you might have forgotten to do it just this one time. Either way, you should check for any ground floor windows that might be open or ajar, as well as the back door. Remember to let your neighbour know you’re doing it, just in case they mistake you for a burglar.

Find somewhere safe to wait for the locksmith. Don’t stand outside your home, especially if you’re alone. Again, if you have a friendly neighbour, you should wait with them. Alternatively, phone a friend or family member for help. Just make sure you’re safe until the locksmith arrives. If you have anything with your details on, it will help the locksmith when they turn up. Remember, you’re technically getting them to break into your house, so they want to make sure you live there.

Finding a Locksmith Near You in Berkshire –

You can use your smartphone to go online for the closest locksmith to you in Berkshire. Alternatively, you can also check out the Apple Store and Google Play for an app. We recommend using the Master Locksmiths Association website. You’ll be able to type in your details, and they’ll locate the best option for customer ratings and proximity. It’s also possible to search for local locksmiths on Yell’s platform.

Another way to approach this is to contact your insurance provider to inform them of your situation. Insurance companies are very proactive when it comes to the security of their clients. They should have lots of information on locksmiths and may even contact them for you. And depending on your cover, they might send someone out to assist you during the process.

Losing your house keys can be a daunting experience, and it can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s crucial to contact a family member or friend to help you out. The main thing is to ensure you’re somewhere safe until a locksmith arrives, so don’t hesitate to contact people in your circle.

Camp Hopson – Newbury and Berkshire’s Customer-Focused Company –

Camp Hopson works with thousands of customers every year, and we end up hearing some interesting stories of lost keys. Most people admit that leaving a spare set of keys can save an expensive callout for a locksmith. It makes a lot of sense, and it doesn’t cost much to cut an extra set. All you need to do is drop off your keys, collect the new ones and leave them with someone you trust.

Another option for Camp Hopson storage customers is to leave your spare set in your self storage unit. Lots of people in Newbury and Berkshire also find a lot of benefits for using storage, one of them being a higher standard of security for their possessions. We have an excellent range of removals and storage packages, and it’s a savvy place to keep that spare set of keys.

Camp Hopson is Newbury and Berkshire’s favourite removals and storage company. We always go the extra mile for our customers, so please contact us if you’d like to discuss our range of services or for a locksmith referral.

Packing Tips – How to Avoid Damage During Moving Home

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Tips for Packing Before Your Big Move in Berkshire

When you start the process of moving to a new house, planning is the key to a successful and less stressful relocation. And that’s why every aspect of your removal should come from a robust organisation that has plenty of preparation time. If you take the planning stage of your move seriously and put effort into it, everything is likely to fall into place.

During our many years of moving people in Berkshire, we often get questions about what we consider that most important part of a relocation to be. While it’s true that every stage is vital, we believe that the packing of your possessions is crucial. The aim is to have no damages or breakages during transit, which is easier said than done, and most people anticipate some form of damage to occur. At Camp Hopson, we see things differently, and it’s a good idea to let our experts pack for you.

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Tips for Building an Extension in Berkshire & Using a Man & Van Service

Posted on November 5, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Camp Hopson – the Right Removals Service When Relocating for University

As we go through life, we accumulate more possessions than we have room to store them, let alone use on a regular basis. And this usually ends up with us turning our garage into a large storage space, the loft is full of old containers and boxes, and you can’t move in your spare room for clothes and clutter. That’s why so many homeowners are looking for different ways to create more living spaces in their home.

With each new year, our situations change, which has an immediate effect on what type of property we rent or buy. For example, if someone starts a family, this will almost certainly mean moving from a one-bed flat to a house. Although it seems plausible that we need to move to suit these changes, there are other possibilities for people to modify their current property.

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Moving to Newbury – Schools and Childcare Information

Posted on October 22, 2019 by Peter Donaldson

Moving to a new area with a young family might seem like a daunting task, but it’s also an exciting new adventure for you and your little ones. However, it will take a lot of planning to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. And you should consider starting today to make things easier. For people who are relocating with young children, there are specific additional considerations and organising that need to happen well in advance of your arrival.

If there’s one thing the Camp Hopson team can guarantee is Newbury is an excellent place to set up home. The education system is widely recognised for its excellence in Ofsted, and the area is a popular choice for families. We all need assistance when moving, so here is the Camp Hopson guide to schools and childcare information.

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Moving in Berkshire – Expectations vs Reality

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Berkshire

Relocating to a new house or flat usually means lots of organising, which could essentially be left for you to sort out on your own. And if your big move will send you to another part of the country, then you’ll have your hands full. And then there’s the level of preparation you’re willing to commit to the relocation. For people who famously put things off, it’s time to get out of that habit and take some proactive steps by starting today.

At Camp Hopson, we move thousands of people in Berkshire every month, and our team have had experience in every kind of removals job. Without fail, whenever significant issues arise, it’s invariably from poor planning or missing crucial tasks off your ‘to-do’ list. To make sure you avoid falling foul, this article will help you recognise some removals myths and how you find solutions now to avoid them.

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Starting a Small Business in Berkshire and How We Can Help

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Starting a Small Business in Berkshire and How We Can Help

Starting your own small business is a mixture of excitement and possibly uneasiness because it’s breaking new ground. It’s a case of fear of failure and success, as they’re both different sides of the same coin for anyone new to it. Despite this, starting and running your own enterprise can be a very rewarding experience, and you’ll be the boss.

The Camp Hopson team are big fans of people who venture out into the small business world, and we’re on hand to provide any assistance we can. We work with hundreds of entrepreneurs and SMEs every year in Berkshire and throughout the South of England. Camp Hopson’s removals and storage services have transferrable functions that will help any new small business.

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A Range of Removals and Storage Services for Berkshire

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
A Range of Removals and Storage Services for Berkshire

When booking a removal or storage service, it’s worth taking your time to make sure that the company is reliable and has a solid reputation. There are now lots more removals and storage companies to choose from, ranging from older local providers to large chain operators. Whether you’re moving home or putting your possessions into storage, it’s vital that you choose a company that treats your needs with individual attention.

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Purchasing a House at Auction in Berkshire

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Peter Donaldson

For many people, becoming a homeowner is an aspiration that’s often a driver when it comes to career choice and other life decisions. Having your own place where you can put your stamp on it is something that a lot of us will work hard to save us for. Additionally, buying property can also be a sound investment if it’s done properly with lots of planning and consideration.

Even with the best plans and dedication to raising money for a deposit, it can sometimes be a financial stretch too far. However, there are alternative options, such as buying a house at auction or finding a property that requires a lot of renovations. At Camp Hopson, we’re always here to pass on useful advice and here are some of our tips on buying at auction.

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Camp Hopson – The Experts in Removals Between London and Berkshire

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Berkshire

Finding a reliable local removals company for any type of relocation is never as simple as it sounds or should be. And for people moving out of Newbury or Berkshire to another city like London, it’s tricky to know what sort of service you’ll receive. That’s why it’s crucial that you find the right removals provider if you’re moving to London this year.

Fortunately, Berkshire residents can rely on Camp Hopson to deliver the highest standard of removals service for their upcoming move. We’ve been doing this for over one hundred years now, and our team knows that it’s our dedication to customer service that keeps us going. Camp Hopson has the right removals package to cover everything you need when relocating to London.

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Now Offering Removals and Storage in Oxford

Posted on June 21, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Company Berkshire

Camp Hopson has been providing best removals and storage in Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset for several decades. And we’re proud to announce that the Camp Hopson network is now operating in Oxfordshire and the neighbouring areas. Our Oxford team have all the expertise, vehicles, tools and equipment to take on any removals or storage job.

Opening our newest branch in Oxford also means we have a direct line of removal’s services between Newbury and Oxford. Our team can easily relocate or collect removals jobs from both locations and everywhere in between. But that doesn’t mean we’re restricted and can take on relocations from the surrounding areas of each Camp Hopson branch.

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