If you’re planning a relocation, it’s often advisable to start doing some research on your new location and how you’re getting there several months in advance. However, we can’t predict the future, and our circumstances might mean we have to move straight away.
We do have to advise our customers that Camp Hopson is still open during the COVID-19 lockdown, mainly to undertake emergency relocations. So, if you find yourself with an urgent last-minute situation, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you.
How to Book a Last-Minute Removals Service –
The business community in Berkshire is stepping up to the challenges we all face from the threat of COVID-19. With this in mind, there has been a government directive to limit or close any non-essential businesses. We want to assure our customers that Camp Hopson is still open, but we’re currently operating in a limited capacity during this current lockdown.
With whole populations confined to their homes in the UK and around the globe, we’re in times for which there’s no frame of reference. Shops are closed and businesses curbed to the bare minimum of activity. And yet it’s in these straitened circumstances that it’s become apparent just how vital the removals industry is to the health and prosperity of the people. We’re not just about moving people from one place to another; we’re part of of an intricate chain that has to stay in motion, or else catastrophe can occur. We often help people who are in the grip of immense personal challenges (e.g. Parkinson’s sufferers) and whose move will have an enhancing effect on their comfort and health.
“The housing market was effectively suspended by the government last night in an unprecedented move as the sector was plunged into chaos by the coronavirus outbreak.
Banks struggling with the volume of customer inquiries, difficulties with valuations and legal uncertainty has led ministers to call on people to delay moving.
Finance has dried up with mortgage providers ceasing to offer many new home loans. They include Lloyds, which owns the Halifax and Bank of Scotland and is the largest player in the market, and Barclays.”
If you’re moving to Newbury or Berkshire this year, it’s always helpful to have useful information at hand while you start planning everything. There are various steps you need to take when moving to a new house or apartment, and it’s easy to miss something important. That’s why the Camp Hopson team put together this general guide to moving to or in Newbury and Berkshire.
Although every job has the potential to be tricky to manage, the most demanding one for our customers is moving with toddlers or small children. Not only are you balancing your work and home life with your relocation, but you also have little people running around, demanding your full attention. No matter what your circumstances are, every relocation has its fair share of ups and downs, obstacles and setbacks.
Booking with Camp Hopson will alleviate the pressure of relocating so you can concentrate on spending time with your family.
If you’re moving to a new home soon, it’s likely to take up most of your spare time with planning and contacting various service providers. Most mortgage applications rely on a chain of events, whereby at least you and the buyer need to sell your properties. This can sometimes leave people in a situation where they need to vacate their current property before moving into a new house.
What’s the best option in this situation to avoid losing an ideal home?
If you’re planning a relocation this year, it’s not always easy to know which removals company you should book with. With so many to choose from, it’s a tricky job finding the right service and removals provider to suit your budget and requirements. Fortunately for people in Newbury and Berkshire – Camp Hopson is the Master Removers company for our area.
Whether you’re having a quiet Christmas and New Year at home or you’re going to be socialising and living it up, you’ll likely be left with an untidy house. This can happen for people who have guests staying overnight. And also extra wrapping paper and empty boxes and packets from presents. It might seem like a daunting task, but there is a solution to help shape up your home. And that’s to use storage to organise everything.
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.
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.