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The elderly moving to a new house and assisted living moves

 

Moving is already stressful enough without the added worry of not being mobile enough to lift or transport your belongings to your new home. Here at Mr O Removals we understand how difficult moving can be both physically and emotionally when it comes to your elderly relatives, so we thought we would offer some tips to try and help make the process just that little bit easier.

 

Help sort through valuables

 

Your relatives are likely to have accumulated lots of ‘stuff’ over the years and end up getting quite attached. It’s important these special items are taken care of in transit and with help from Mr O’s during your move you will be able to reassure them of that. It may also be necessary to sort through their possessions if they are downsizing.

 

Keep Calm

 

Moving at an older age can cause a lot of uncertainty and upset, especially if they are leaving a family home they have lived in for most of their life with lots of memories. Mr O’s are on hand to ensure the move is as smooth as possible with minimal disruptions so the customer doesn’t feel stressed during the process.

 

Plan the moving day

 

Being unsure of what the day will bring and the moving situation can make some people uneasy so it is important to have a plan in place. We’ll help you arrange a time and date for the move that suits all parties, with enough helping hands to ensure you or your elderly relative doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting. For your relative, just knowing a family member will be there on the day to oversee everything may offer some reassurance!

 

Being a family run business, we understand the importance of keeping your loved ones happy during a very stressful time. Our trained staff have had incredible feedback over the years and everyone is first aid trained, in case of any emergencies or little accidents. We will take the worry out of your hands and you can sit back and relax while we do all the hard work on the day. Get in touch today for a bespoke quote for your needs.

 

 

 

Moving House in Summer: Health and Safety with Mr O Removals

 

There’s nothing quite like the stress of moving house; boxes everywhere and all your worldly possessions strewn everywhere! So, what could make moving house any worse? The summer heat of course…

 

With years of experience in the removal industry, we’ve put together our best tips for moving house this summer.

 

Stay Hydrated

 

It might be quite obvious but far too many people forget to drink water on moving day which could result in de-hydration and exhaustion. You should be upping your water intake anyway in hot weather but it’s necessary to keep your energy (and spirits) up when you’re going to be active all day!

 

Keep Kids Entertained

 

Moving in the summer often means the kids are on the school holidays for six weeks. We suggest having someone look after them for the day to stop any distractions but if you can’t have someone take care of the kids, make sure you have entertainment in place. To avoid tantrums and tears while you try and pack the house up, keep them busy with toys and activities in the garden so you can direct and arrange boxes while they play.

 

Book an Early Morning Move

 

To avoid moving at midday at the hottest time of day, book your move in with us for as early as possible. This means our removal team can help transport items while still relatively cool and you’ll be in your new home in no time!

 

Keep Frozen Food in Coolbox

 

If you are transferring lots of food from house to house, there’s a chance that this food may belong in the freezer. Instead of wasting the frozen food, keep your food in a large cool box. You can store all the items in there with ice packs and it will help keep the contents chilled.

 

The last thing anyone wants to be doing on a warm, summer’s afternoon is traipsing back and forth to a van before carrying a load of boxes upstairs. So the team at Mr. O Removals are here to help!

 

To find out more information about our removal services Essex, call 01621 819488 or email info@mr-o-removals.co.uk

 

 

MR O Removals – Mr O Removals Win Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday

 

If you are an avid fan of Dragons Den, you will know Theo Paphitis as a straight-talking yet sincere businessman with years and years of experience within the retail industry.

 

With brands like Ryman, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue under his belt, Theo is an inspirational entrepreneur who is using his fame and success for good.

 

Using his large following and successful business ventures, Theo is drumming up support for small businesses on Twitter with his #SBS (Small Business Sunday) hashtag competition.

 

We are beyond happy to announce that we are one of 6 Small Business Sunday winners for the week of 21st May!

 

Our founders, Louise and Richard, were enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon when they checked Twitter to find a flood of notifications and congratulations.

 

Following an initial tweet to Theo talking about the excellence of Mr O Removals, it was announced at 8pm on Monday that we were one of six companies who had been chosen for the #SBS that weekend.

 

As a result of winning Theo’s Sunday shoutout, we have been invited to a special networking event hosted by the Dragons Den judge himself. At this event we will be able to talk “business” with Theo and lots of other guests as well as being able to have our photo taken with him.

 

While we wait for our invite in the post, why not find out how excellent Mr O Removals are for yourself?

 

Mr O Removals are a professional removal company based in Tiptree, Essex, carrying out removals all over Essex and London. We strive to make the moving experience as stress-free as possible for our customers and always go the extra mile to make sure you have a good experience with us!

 

For more information about Mr O Removals and our removal services, call 01621 819488 or email info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

 

 

Our Essex Removals team Talk ‘World Environment Day’

 

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important event for raising awareness about how we protect our planet. It all began in 1974 and is now celebrated in over 100 countries.

 

Most importantly it’s the one day where the population are encouraged to take care of the earth. This can be recognised nationally or locally and that is where the team here at Mr O Removals come in.

 

One of the biggest contributors to the increasing level of air pollution is the burning of fossil fuels. Mr O Removals believes that the environment comes first and recognises the importance of keeping emissions to a minimum. We believe that using our 5 time award winning service not only benefits you but it also the planet.

 

So, what can we offer? The services we provide include both domestic and commercial removals. We’re not limited to your location as we can also carry out jobs that are local or nationwide, so you can rest assured that no move is too big! We understand moving property can be stressful, so why add to the strain by making multiple car trips to transfer your furniture; again, this is better for the environment and in keeping with the message World Environment Day sends.

 

As above, choosing Mr O Removals we can assure you that you’re not only helping yourself but you’re also helping the planet. We carry out every kind of removal from student to industrial, meaning we can offer you a range of different sized vehicles that can assist you on the big day. There’s no doubt using a van is on average 35% more efficient- this means you’re using less fuel, which will also save you money. It is also believed that for every single van trip taken, you would need to take five trips in an average car. Which, in a situation where time is vital, is just an unnecessary hassle.

 

With Mr O Removals, you can rest easy knowing that we are fully insured and offer a fast, reliable service. Help the planet in addition to yourself when it comes to the big day.

 

Get in touch with us today or enquire via email at info@mr-o-removals.co.uk .

 

 

Can you Move House Over a Bank Holiday?

 

Have you thought about moving house over a bank holiday? If you haven’t, maybe you should consider it; that extra day can be a big help when it comes to unpacking and feeling relaxed in your new home.

 

The team here at Mr O Removals recommend that you plan well in advance of your chosen date so here are our top tips for moving house on the upcoming bank holidays.

 

Stagger Moving Chores

 

Moving house often comes with a number of moving chores that may need staggering over the bank holiday period. If your new house is already empty you should try to get all the necessary utilities i.e. telephone, gas and electric connected before the bank holiday to save you any trouble over the weekend.

 

Arrange Delivery Times

 

Due to the bank holiday period, deliveries will be unreliable so you should organise for deliveries for urgent household appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and cookers to arrive before you move.

 

Avoid Bank Holiday Road Traffic

 

Bank holidays are notorious for hectic traffic, particularly on the roads! That means you should factor the busy roads into your moving equation if your new house is far away. We suggest you consider travelling to the new house the night before your official moving date so you can tell your moving company where to unload.

 

Are you interested in moving house over the upcoming bank holidays? Mr O Removals can help!

 

Established in 2012, we have been providing successful removal services for customers all over Essex and London, and even won a few awards for excellence in business along the way! Our professional yet friendly removal team provides domestic and commercial removal services, from small dismantling and reassembling jobs to complete house removals.

 

For more information about Mr O Removals’ removal services, contact info@mr-o-removals.co.uk for your quote.

 

 

Why pay for a removal company rather than doing it yourself?

 

When you are moving to a new house it’s easy, especially at the start of the process, to think it will be easier and cheaper to do it yourself. However, as time goes by it can become clear that using a removal company is the more reliable option. Below are just a few of the reasons to use a removal company to relocate:

 

Eases Stress – It’s easy to say that the moving process is possibly one of the most stressful experiences that you will encounter in your life. There is a reason that people only move once in a decade. Take the added stress of transporting your goods away from your situation and put it into the hands of capable professionals. The last thing you need is to hurt yourself during the move and be unable to unpack for the first few weeks of living in your new home.

 

Reliable – As much as asking a friend can seem like the more cost effective way of moving, it isn’t necessarily the most reliable solution. Imagine you reach moving day, all ready to go and your friend has to run to an emergency solution or gets caught up with something else. With a reliable company such as Mr O Removals, you can be assured we will be there when you need us, on time and prepared.

 

Limits damages - It can be so easy to think that you and your partner will be able to move your belongings and furniture, however our professionals make it look easier than it is. There is an art to moving your entire house into a vehicle and setting it back up into a new location. Especially without incurring damages along the way. At Mr O Removals we have a fantastic track record of minimal damages to any valuables and we promise to look after your property as if it were ours.

 

We are fully insured, with goods in transit insurance for up to £30,000 and public liability insurance for up to 1 million.

Here at Mr O Removals we offer domestic and commercial removals, locally and nationally. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and offer a free non-obligatory quote.

 

Get in touch today or enquire via email at info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

 

How to Move House the ‘Mr O Way’

 

I know what you’re thinking; it’s just packing, right? If you’re an experienced mover, you will know moving to a new house is not as easy as it may seem; you must contact utility companies, clean your entire home before you leave, hire a moving van in advance and let’s not even get started on packing your belongings up!

 

So how do you pack when you are moving to a new house?

 

Start Early

 

From years of experienced packing, we can tell you that moving day will be stressful, so don’t leave everything until the last minute!

 

Take into account the size of your house and the time you have available to pack everything up. If you have a large house, it will take you just over two months to pack up your entire house – should you pack one box a day! For a smaller home it should only take you a month.

 

Pack One Room at a Time

 

Most people neglect this simple packing tip but it is one of the most important tips for moving home. Whether it’s packing boxes or loading the van, make sure you start in a specific room and only move on from that space once you have cleared it! This will help you stay organized, aid in unpacking and let the movers know where the boxes go.

 

Label Your Boxes

 

This is a job you can rope the kids into to save a little bit of time and keep them occupied! Make sure to label your boxes of their contents and what room they should go in, in order to give the movers an idea of where to put your boxes and for your future reference. Mr O suggest using a different colour sticker or pen for every room in the home to make it even easier to work out where they go.

 

Put Heavier Boxes at the Bottom

 

While it may be common sense, it often gets forgotten, resulting in damage and breakages to your special items. In order, to prevent this, put your heavier boxes underneath the lighter boxes to make sure you breakable items aren’t damaged in the move.

 

If you’re struggling to do all this by yourself, why not ask for the help of Mr O Removal’s team? We provide everything you will need during moving day, from dismantling and reassembling to full house removals. For more information, contact 01621 819488 or email info@mr-o-removals.co.uk for your quote.

 

 

How using a Family Business works in your favour as a customer

 

Whether you are relocating to a completely new area or just moving down the road, the removal process can be stressful. Here at Mr O Removals, we are a family run business based in Essex and proud of it!

Below are some of the reasons that we believe choosing a family business will benefit you and essentially make the process a whole lot easier without the added stress of issues arising on the day.

 

We listen to your needs – Every one of our customers will agree with us when we say that we listen to all your needs. We will take the time to understand your move, find out what crucial items that are special to you and in which way you want to proceed with the relocation of your valuables.

 

Flexibility – You will never hear any member of our team turn around and say, ‘sorry that’s not in my job description’. Every single one of our Essex team here at Mr O Removals will go above and beyond to ensure that your move is as stress-free as possible. Nothing is too much bother and if you need that one special item wrapped in bubble wrap till you can’t see it anymore, we will be there to help!

 

Committed – As a family run Essex removal company, we work hard to maintain our spotless record. We want more than nothing to remain valuable to our customers and as a result you are never at risk of our team not caring about your situation. We are committed 100% of the way to every single job that comes our way.

 

Reliable – Being a smaller business, we will benefit you in several ways. One of these will be that the organisation of our team is always at its highest level. We will never double book you or simply not turn up when you need us. You are guaranteed total peace of mind at all times.

 

It’s safe to say your move is secure in our hands. These are just a handful of reasons that we believe our Essex removal services could be the perfect choice for your next move.

 

Get in touch with a member of our team today and we can put together a quote for all your needs!

 

 

Being an Award-Winning Removal Company

 

Moving from one place to another is stressful enough and that’s without relying on and trusting a removal company with all your belongings. As you can well imagine, the last thing you need is your possessions being lost or broken.

 

Here at Mr O Removals, all our time and effort is dedicated to our customers in order to organise and plan the easiest move for you. For example, when organising your move, we tailor our route for the smoothest drive, avoiding uneven roads and therefore damage to your belongings. We also listen out for regular traffic updates for the quickest route, making your move as swift as possible.

 

We can assure you that you won’t have a bad experience when moving with us! However, if the worst was to ever happen, you have utter piece of mind in the knowledge that we are fully insured with Goods in Transit insurance for up to £30,000 and Public Liability insurance of up to 1 million.

 

Mr. O Removals’ is a family run business that is independently owned by Richard and Louise O’Loughlin. Our experienced team of movers and packers are never seen without a smile on their face, making every meeting and move a friendly and positive one. Every member of the team will always go the extra mile to provide the best service possible.

 

As you may already know we are an award winning professional removal company based in Essex. We were the winners of the Essex Business Awards for Customer and Care Service in 2014 and 2015. We were also delighted to be nominated for North and Countywide Essex Business Awards in 2016 and have reached the finals!

 

We are dedicated to maintaining our status of the best removal company in Essex. For us, this is just the beginning of our journey and we aim to win awards and recognition each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr O Removals - Contact us for a free quote today! 01621 819488