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Our New All Singing All Dancing Depot In Tolworth

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

THE brand new, state of the art Tolworth depot for The Master Removers Group was all-singing, all-dancing recently when it was chosen by country-pop duo Ward Thomas as the backdrop to their latest music video.

The duo’s connections come via their father Anthony and his company of 40 years, Ward Thomas Removals – which was the founding brand of The Master Removers Group (MRG).

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Setting Up Your Tech Start-Up in Newbury

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Berkshire

Anyone setting up a tech company will have a fair idea of what the criteria is for where they start their new enterprise. The location needs a mixture of function and networking, a couple of examples being affordable workspaces and an entrepreneurial business environment. A community of similar minds is a must when starting any new venture, in addition to the phrase walk before you can run, regarding your budget.

Newbury has everything going for it and will tick most of the boxes for a tech start-up. This might surprise people who know the area for being a famous market town. You’ll soon find out more about what Newbury has going for it for anyone who’s creating their own company.

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in Berkshire

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in Berkshire

It might sound like a simple enough task but putting your house on the market is rarely as straightforward as it should be. The main focus here is to try and sell up relatively quickly so you can move onto buying or renting your new house or flat. However, this isn’t always possible, and you might be in a situation where your property languishes on the market for months on end.

Camp Hopson has years’ worth of experience in removals, and we have a lot of useful insights into the housing market in the UK. To help you sell your home in Berkshire, here are some of our top tips to move things in the right direction.

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Tips for Working from Home – Create a Home Office

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Setting Up Remote Working for Your Employees in Berkshire

As we move further into the next phase of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems like working from home is more than just a temporary measure from lockdown. Individuals and businesses are rethinking how it can be beneficial for them to continue some form of remote working. It raises important questions about how companies operate with the additional potential to make huge improvements.

Camp Hopson was active throughout the lockdown, and we’re supportive of new ideas on how to change the way companies approach things. That’s why we’re discussing how to convert a room in your house into a home office or study.

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Moving to Berkshire – Time for a Fresh Start

Posted on June 16, 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.

Now that the lockdown is moving to the next phase, lots of people will be looking forward to returning to normal life. Some will be thinking of a fresh start by relocating, which might have already been in the planning stages. Moving to a new home might be the perfect way to create some positive experiences for you and your family.

Camp Hopson has been adjusting our approach to removals throughout the lockdown, and we can undertake any type of relocation. We’re now ready to increase our operations to help people start their next chapter in Newbury and Berkshire.

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Storage and Distribution Services in Newbury and Berkshire

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Berkshire

It’s a strange time for businesses in the UK, and many will be looking at ways of reducing their overheads and possibly reshaping operations. If you’re in this position and you’re thinking of moving to a different office, it might be worth considering this option. Other business owners will be looking at things like logistics and distribution to see if there are ways to trim costs and improve efficiency.

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Posted on April 15, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

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Emergency and Last-Minute Removals in Berkshire

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Abingdon's Favourite Moving Company

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.

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REMOVALS EMERGENCIES

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

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.

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CORONAVIRUS PROMPTS NO 10 TO SUSPEND HOUSING MARKET

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

“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.”

Read the full article in The Times click here.