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Countdown to Christmas!

We can't believe that it is only 7 weeks until Christmas! We are starting to feel festive here at Mr O HQ, as we prepare for some seasonal Charity events.

 

This year we are taking part in the very first Christmas Tree Festival at St Luke's Church in Tiptree, in aid of #FarleighHospice.

The festival is being held from 9.00am on Friday 1st December until 4.00pm on Sunday 10th December. Lots of local businesses donate to decorate a Christmas Tree to go on display, with proceeds going towards St Luke's Church and Farleigh Hospice. Keep your eyes peeled for some photos on our social media of our decorated tree, coming soon! Why not pop along to the Church to take a look at the decorated Trees, and start feeling festive! The Church are also holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 2nd December between 10.00am - 1.00pm.

 

Continuing the Christmas theme, I am pleased to let you know that we are volunteering and supporting Farleigh Hospice in the collection and recycling of Christmas Trees.

Farleigh Hospice arrange for the public to have their Christmas Tree collected on 6th and 7th January 2018, for a minimim donation of £5.00. The trees are chipped and used in local parks, last year they raised a huge £12,000 for Farleigh Hospice!!! This year we would like to help, so Richard, Mark and Keiron will be out and about collecting Christmas Trees in our vans on 6th January.

Why not have your Tree collected? Registration details are on Farleigh Hospice website. We really hope that lots of money is rasied this year - we will keep you posted!

 

More good news! We have recently found out that we are Finalists (top 3!) in the Sales and Marketing Category of the Essex Business Excellence Awards 2017!

So this means more evenings out for us! Firstly we are invited to a Champagne and Canapes Evening on 8th November, before the ceremony on 29th November. Keep your fingers crossed for us, we will keep you posted!

 

Awards Ceremonies ...

We have been out and about these last couple of weeks! We attended the Countywide Essex Business Awards at Cliffs Pavillion on Friday 6th October. We were nominated for Social Media of the Year. We had a great night out, and the winner of our category was a talented lady who also won in this category last year. Well done and Congratulations to BuBakes!

 

On Tuesday 17th October we attended another Awards presentation evening for the Birkett Long £50 St Helena Hospice Challenge. This was held at Birkett Long's very smart new offices in Colchester.

During the challenge this Summer we raised £275.88 for St Helena Hospice, and collected our Award (photos in the Gallery).

Overall 28 Businesses took part in the Challenge this year, and collectively raised over £29,000 for St Helena Hospice - what a great achievement! We will definitely take part again next year, and hope to raise even more money for such a great cause - a big well done to everyone who took part, and to everyone who voluteered, took part and helped us in our Challenge this year.

 

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More Great Reviews!

We have been super busy in the last few months! We have completed lots of big Full Pack and Move jobs, as well as lots of house removals.

Have you seen our latest reviews on Trust a Trader - click here to see them: https://www.trustatrader.com/traders/mr-o-removals-colchester/

 

Here is an example of one of our latest reviews:

Mr H from Braintree says:

"These guys led by Richard were amazing, polite and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble. A great team and firm. Highly recommended. Our move was seamless"

 

If you have used our services and you would like to leave us a review, please click on the link above for Trust a Trader, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mroremovals

 

We are so pleased to announce that the next Charity that we will be fundraising for is Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue! Event date and news to be announced soon ...

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that on a big move Mr O sometimes walks up to 27,000 steps in one day!!!

 

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Mr O's Summer 2017

We have had a very busy Summer! We have moved lots of customers into their lovely new homes.

We have travelled far and wide across the UK, and certainly covered a lot of miles!

This summer we have moved our customers from all over Essex, to places such as Lowestoft, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucester, Surrey, Norfolk, Cambridge, Kent and Sussex. We have also had lots of local moves too, to places such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Coggeshall, Clacton, Maldon and not forgetting Tiptree too!

 

Our Supervisory Team have also completed their First Aid Refresher course this Summer. How nice to know that when moving, there would always be a first-aid trained member of staff with you, should anything unfortunate happen.

 

We also found out that we are Finalists in Social Media of the Year Category in the Countywide Essex Business Awards 2017, we are over the moon to be finalists! We are attending the Awards Ceremony on 6th October – Fingers Crossed! Keep checking our pages for updates ...

www.facebook.com/mroremovals

www.twitter.com/@mroremovals

www.instagram.com/mroremovals

 

We reached over 100 reviews on Trust a Trader this month! Thank you to everyone who have left a review, we really appreciate it!

 

We raised £275.88 for St Helena Hospice by taking part in the Birkett Long £50 Challenge. We held a Cream Tea and Raffle event in St Luke Church in Tiptree. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us! Keep your eyes peeled for details of our next charity fundraising event soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to move in these summer showers

 

House removal is stressful enough without having to deal with other difficulties such as the weather albeit commercial moving or moving to a new house. But it’s summer, it isn’t supposed to rain- wrong! Unfortunately living in the UK means we always have to be prepared for all types of weather, so we’ve come up with some top tips for maneuvering around these drizzly summer showers and keeping your things dry whilst getting on with your house removal.

 

Packing your belongings

There are lots of different things you can do to protect your most precious possessions from rain damage. A good starting point would be to opt for plastic boxes as opposed to cardboard, using bubble wrap and other waterproof materials to wrap your belongings in and also using plastic bags or bin liners. You can also pack your belongings in ‘categories’ or organize them by materials. You could then label the boxes so you know what definitely must not get wet i.e. paper documents, mattresses, clothing etc. and separate them from other belongings that can get wet and will still be safe.

 

Protecting yourself and your family

Rainy days equals slippery floors and this can then lead to risky injuries and accidents. The best way to avoid this is by taking care, not running and wearing the correct footwear. Also remember not to carry anything too heavy as this may potentially knock your balance and you may be more likely to fall which is definitely not what you want. Another cool tip would be to use cardboard cutouts to create a path from your house to the removal van. Not only will this keep you off the slippery floor, but it will also help prevent walking muddy footprints into your home.

 

Prep your new home for your arrival

Rainy weather can also mean chilly weather, so it might be a good idea to make sure you have the utilities switched on ready for the heating or even to pop on the kettle. Don't forget to ask us about our popular Carpet Protection to prevent dirty footprints and protect it from placing down dirty boxes.

 

Last words of advice

If you’ve got that feeling that it will rain on the day, remember to keep checking the weather from 1 week before the move so you can be prepared to go and grab some extra supplies. Not being prepared will only make things more difficult and put extra stress on you that can easily be prevented. Also doing anything in the rain will always take longer, so make sure that moving home is going to be your only chore of the day and that you get up nice, bright and early to make good use of your time. And finally, you can book everything but the weather, so just remember to stay calm, be prepared and try to have fun with it! Alternatively, give our friendly and affordable removal service company a call to completely take on the responsibility of your move. We're a reliable and trustworthy removal company based in Essex and we cover a range of areas such as Tiptree, Danbury, Chelmsford, Colchester and many, many more!

 

 

How to move house with young children

 

So you’ve got your little one with you and you’re faced with the huge tasks of moving house. Nethertheless, you must still deal with it, after all they are probably the main reason you are moving if you are upsizing. So how do you keep them entertained if you’re going to be busy all day? Keep on reading to find out some of the best ways to keep your children happy whilst cracking on with moving home.

 

Food, sweets and treats

Kids love food, there’s no question of that so make sure you have some food ready for them whenever they start to whine about being hungry. Often moving can consist of lots of ready meals and quick easy dinners, but this cannot be the case if you have a little one. Remember to prepare some of their favorite foods or usual snacks to stay in routine as much as possible and keep them happy. Also moving into a new bedroom in a strange new house might be overwhelming for them and hard for them to understand, so spoiling them a little with treats will comfort them.

 

Allow time for them

Yes, you will be busy, but that is no excuse to neglect your child. Try to spread the workload over a few days before you move i.e. packing things away days before and setting things up so that you can take breaks on the moving day with your child to take them out to the park or even a little bit of playtime with their favorite toys. There are lots of local parks in Essex whether your based in Tiptree, Danbury or Chelmsford.

 

Pack a day bag

Make sure you have all the essentials handy for the day whatever it is you need. Whether this be their favorite blanket, toy or bottle, it is you who will suffer if you have already packed it up away in the removal van. Remember to organize this the day before so that you have everything they will need to comfort them on the day of the move.

 

Pack up their room last

Try as best you can to pack up their bedroom last as this way they can have all their favorite toys and entertainment whilst you’re busy with the move. This is also very useful as it will mean that their belongings will be at the front when you shut up and open the moving van, so they will have the least amount of time possible without their things.

 

Keep calm

And lastly keep calm! It may be a stressful day, but if you let your child see this, it will only transfer your stress onto them and they will not be settled throughout the day. Try to stay chilled and enjoy this wonderful milestone for you and your family. Mr. O Removals is a friendly and reliable removal service and packing service based in Essex, however we help people move all over the nation and will help you make your move easier and less stressful.

 

 

 

The University Checklist

So you’ve been studying hard, completed all your exams and got into university- congratulations! But now you have to move there and organize all the things you need to take with you before you leave. We’ve set up a university checklist to give you the break you deserve so you can just simply pack up and go when it’s time to fly the nest.

 

Bedroom Bits

Duvet sets, photo frames, rugs, blankets, speakers and all those fun, quirky and personal items you just couldn’t live without. Moving out of your own home can be quite upsetting to part with all your loved possessions so try to make your dorm room as personalized and have as much ‘you’ in it as possible without bringing too much.

 

Bathroom Necessities

You don’t need to pack all your soaps, lotions and smellies for the trip as you can save baggage space by buying it all near the uni, but it would be handy to take a couple of bits to get you started. Also remember things such as a towel and a first aid kit would also come in handy.

 

Kitchen Essentials

So you’re going to have to learn to cook if you haven’t already, but you are going to need some utensils. Even if you’re catered, the university may be short of appliances so make sure you’ve got a decent variety of things including crockery, cutlery, utensils (spatula, scissors, wooden spoons etc.), pots and pans, baking tray, tupperware and of course a toastie machine for a quick easy snack on those lazy Sunday study sessions.

 

The Boring Stuff

Oh yeah, uni is for studying not partying, so you should probably get some books and stationary for those ‘study’ nights in. Also remember to pack things such as your passport, driving licence or other form of ID, certificates of education, acceptance letter, student loan confirmation and anything else you find to be important. Your NHS Medical number and a cheque book would also be useful.

 

Just remember that home will only be a short train ride or even a short flight home, so no need to worry if you have forgotten anything-it’s not like you won’t ever be going home again! Just remember to relax and enjoy your time embarking on this amazing milestone. If you need assistance with your university move in or out of Essex, it could be the University of Essex in Colchester or Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, whereever it is give Mr. O Removals today for a quick quote.

 

 

 

How to find a place to live after you’ve graduated

 

University is now over and it’s likely that you have graduated (congratulations), but this also means you have to move out of your apartment with your friends and move back home. Now although going back home for some quality family time might seem ideal, you have probably gotten used to your own space and your own rules, so it’s now time to really fly the nest and move out…for good! But where do you go and how do you afford it? Well read on and hear all about Mr. O’s top tips for trying to find affordable places in Essex to live. We offer removal services all over Essex whether its Chelmsford to Tiptree or Danbury to Colchester, wherever it is remember to give us a call for a quick quote or drop us an email info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

Research, research and more research

There are so many different areas in Essex all different price ranges and environments. We are quite fortunate to live in a county with beaches, countryside and on top of that quick access to the city. Whatever it is your looking for, you will definitely find it in Essex, so try researching different areas and discover what is the best area for you and what are your priorities i.e. having a garden, living close to the station or having a beautiful rural view from the bedroom window.

 

Consider sharing

When you were at uni, the chances are that you were probably sharing a living space, so it won’t be a big shock and invasion of your privacy if you’re used to it. Renting and moving out is expensive so why not consider splitting the cost with a friend or a group of friends to help save money. Alternatively, run the idea past your partner and you can embark on a brand-new adventure and settle down in your new little pad.

 

Find a job

A little obvious we know, but it is vital that you can be certain that you can afford to keep up the payments to avoid getting in even more debt. With your new degree under your belt, employers will hopefully be snapping up new graduates so make sure you get out there and seek every opportunity possible so that you can secure your job to afford your new home.

 

Whatever path you decide to take in your next steps, remember that here at Mr. O Removals, we are a friendly, family run removal company based in TipTree and we cover (but aren't limited to) Chelmsford removals, Colchester removals, Maldan removals and more! We can assist you with all that you need to make your house transition easier and less stressful, so good luck to you and again, congratulations on graduating!

 

 

 

Why you should move to Essex

As a local removal company in Essex, we help people move in, out and around the county as part of our work and we thought we would share some of the best things about moving and living in Essex to help you decide on your next location to live. And yes, there is move to us than TOWIE.

 

Quick route to London

With London only being up the road, you get the cheaper and more affordable housing in Essex, whilst still being able to take a short train ride to the big city. Living in Essex also offers the advantage of a slower pace and more of a community feel than the busy streets of London, yet not too slowed down like right in the countryside, so it has the perfect balance of hustle and bustle and a friendly community.

 

Piers, beaches and sea sides

Not only is Essex home to the longest pier in the world at Southend, but it also offers beautiful views and beaches such as Frinton on Sea, Walton on the naze and Mersea Island. The pier measures up at a whopping 1.3 miles and if you have ever watched Jamie Oliver’s programme, Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast on channel 4, you will notice that it is located at the end of the pier where the likes of big celebrities such as Usain Bolt, Orlando Bloom and Kate Hudson have visited.

 

Shopping

Probably the best shopping mall in the whole of the south, intu Lakeside offers the ultimate shopping experience with over 250 stores, 50 restaurants and cafés and even a cinema! It’s located just off the a13 and close to the m25 in the very southwest of the country.

 

Attractions

Our attractions are perfect for the whole family with entertainment including places like Colchester Zoo, the Secret Nuclear Bunker, Adventure Island and Old MacDonald’s Farm. These attractions are ideal for a family day out, great for the kids (and even adults too!) Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more appropriate for adults, Essex has lots of theatres including Queens theatre and Palace theatre, not to mention umpteen restaurants, bars and clubs in ever town in Essex.

 

Airport

If you’re a big holiday-goer, good news for you. London airports can be stressful and full of long queues, waiting and often disappointment with cancelled flights, but not to fear as Southend airport is a great airport, which has recently just expanded and travels to 32 different destinations including Venice and Malta.

 

So there you have it! Essex has lots to offer, so if you’re thinking of moving here, make sure to give us a call at Mr. O Removals and we can help you make that easy transition into your new home. We cover various different areas in Essex including removals in Chelmsford, Tiptree, Danbury, Witham and many more. We even cover commercial moves in Essex, so, whether you need a office removal service or a house removal, give us a call today!

 

 

 

How to successfully move your commercial business to a new location

 

Office removals can be diffucult to arrange even if you're the most organised person you know. If you happen to be struggling with how to start with the project, not to worry- Mr O Removals is a trusty and reliable commercial removal company in Essex covering all areas. Whether you need a removal service from Brentwood to Chelmsford or Colchester to Danbury, wherever it is, make sure you give us a call today.

 

Removals

So, the first thing you need to organize after you have secured your new premises is whether or not you will be hiring a removal company. Of course it would be cheaper to go it alone and get all the employees involved, but do you really want to risk any of your staff having injuries and accidents with lifting and get into a legal dispute? We didn’t think so, that’s why here at Mr. O Removals we can do all the planning, organizing and moving for your office to make sure you’re covered and the stress is taken off from your shoulders. Commercial removals require careful planning and logistics, which is what we can do, so give us a call today for a quick quote or friendly consultation.

 

Prepare your employees

This will be a big change for them as well as you, so make sure that you keep everyone in the loop with the moving process to prepare them and keep them organized. It is also a good idea to adopt the ‘business as usual approach’ to make sure they maintain productivity and try to avoid any distractions. This will keep your employees composed during the moving process and appreciative of your honesty. Motivation is also key with any office move, so remember to think of tactics to keep your team on the ball and continue to work at the current level of professionalism.

 

Update you details

Remember that all your old numbers and addresses will be on your business cards, websites and adverts so make sure that your updating your address and phone number to avoid any confusion. It will also be a good idea to update these details on any insurance policies and also with other partnerships/clients you may be involved with.

 

Last checks

And lastly other tips include checking with your new premises to see if they would allow you to move during the workday hours. If you are moving to a shared office building, other companies will be busy working so you may have to be prepared to move outside office hours. Also make sure you haven’t forgotten anything at the old office and also that you have organized your furniture in accordance with the new floor plan so that you aren’t spending ages trying to organize where everything is going to go.

 

So there you have it, our top tips for moving your office location. Just remember to give Mr. O Removals a call to make it easier for you, your employees and just generally make the transition easier. We are a reliable and affordable commercial removal service in Essex that covers both house removals and commercial moves so get in contact now for a quick quote or a friendly consultation.

 

 

 

How to move pets into your new home

Pets can get stressed just like humans, which is why it’s very important to make sure you stay calm, keep them organized and make all the preparations necessary to make the move as easy as possible.

 

Dogs

Dogs are known for being intuitive, so you need to make sure you behave in a calm and collected manner as if you don’t, your dog will sense this and it will start to make them worry and become distressed. Make sure you have their favorite toys or bedding out still, so they can use this as a distraction or comfort whilst your busy moving things out of the house. You could even use the tactic of keeping them out in the garden for the majority of the time (if it’s not cold) as they can have a good run around whilst being completely oblivious to all the drama inside the house. Lastly you need to make sure the new house is appropriate for your dog i.e. is the new garden secure and is there a gate to avoid them running away.

 

Cats

Cats are much more difficult as they are harder to track and handle in terms of where they wander off to. This is definitely a worry when it comes to being in your new home as it can mean they may get lost or even wander back to the old house (if it’s close by). After you have moved into the new house, it might be a good idea to keep them inside more than usual so that they can build a relationship with new house and start to pick up the familiar smells and scents. Additionally, you could get your cat a collar with a number and the new address or even get them microchipped so they can be returned back to you in case of getting lost. Lastly, food is also a great way to familiarize your cat with the new home by banging the food tins when calling them or using strong smelling foods so that they can smell the food and it will entice them back home.

 

Smaller animals

Dogs and cats are definitely the animals that need the most fuss and attention when moving, so smaller animals will be much easier to transfer by using portable cages and carriers. However, you shouldn’t neglect them completely as they will still pick up on different behaviors and smells, so remember to comfort them with some treats and some attention. Smaller animals such as guinea pigs and hamsters like to be sheltered and hide in dark areas so make sure you have something in there for them to scurry into. This will make them feel protected and t would also be a good idea to place them in a quiet room until you’re ready to get in the car and leave. Fish also need to be considered when moving, as they will have to be put into bags separate from their tank. It is recommended that you double bag them in case one breaks and also put them in a dark area to reduce stress. And lastly birds- birds can be placed into a portable cage with something for them to sit on, nibble on and a little toy for them to play with.

 

So those are Mr. O Removals’ tips for making the moving transition easier for you animals. Just remember to make sure they all have plenty of food and water and give them attention on the day so they do not feel neglected or distressed. As Mr. O Removals is a friendly family business, we understand the needs of animals, so we will gladly take on more responsibility and tasks to let you comfort your animals during the process. Or of course, if somebody offers to look after them for the day, you can definitely take them up on it as this will make everything easier for you and your animals.

 

 

 

Essential security checks for your new house

 

You finally done it- you’ve moved, unpacked and if you used Mr. O Removal service, you are probably feeling a lot less stressed and relaxed now that it is all over. However, you do need to think about going over some essential safety checks to ensure your new home is a secure home.

 

Locks

Unless you’re moving into a new build or a rented property, you should probably look into getting the locks changed as there were multiple different residents living in your home before you, which is a big security risk if they were to have any set of keys. To avoid jeopardizing your home, be safe and change the locks.

 

Windows

Frame stability, single glazing or dodgy locks. These are all features of unsecure windows, meaning that anybody could break in and steal your precious possessions. If there are any factors such as these that indicate that they are not safe, your best option is to either fix them or look into getting replaced.

 

Alarms

People often switch off alarms for going off too much or driving the neighbor’s crazy, but this doesn’t mean that you should switch them off. If they go off too often, maybe you should look into changing the setting, fixing it or even replacing it. Alarms are invented to protect us from our houses being burgled, and god forbid if it were the case that you got burgled, you’d definitely regret having it switched off.

 

So, remember to stay safe and make all those extra checks to ensure you have the best experience and great memories in your new home. We are a reliable and affordable removal company in Tiptree that covers both commercial moves and home removals all over Essex, so whatever you need assistance with, we can help you ensure you make those essential safety checks. Contact us today for more information info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

 

 

Why you should choose Mr. O Removals for your move

 

There is no doubt that there are thousands of removal companies in the UK, but how do you choose which is the best company? Moving is a stressful process and you want to ensure that you have the easiest and smoothest transition including choosing which company. So, to help you make your decision, we have compiled just a few reasons out of many why you should choose our reliable removal service in Tiptree, Essex.

 

Friendly

We are a small yet successful family business and therefore we maintain that friendly relationship throughout the whole process of your move. Call us today for a helpful consultation or a quick quote to get the process moving, and ultimately get you moving!

 

Insured

Not all professional companies and freelancers are insured and if they are, it may not be for much. We are a fully insured removal company with Goods in Transit insurance for up to £30,000 and Public Liability insurance up to £1 million so it is safe to say that you and your belongings are safe with us.

 

Discounts

We value the importance of real people that help hold our country together, which is why we offer discounts for NHS staff, the Armed forces and OAPs. We think it is important to go the extra mile and make customers moving days as stress-free as possible so if you fall under one of these categories give us a call today.

 

Awards

We are very proud of what we have achieved as a family business and hold several titles including being an award-winning company winning the Essex Business Excellence awards for Customer Care and Service in 2014 and we became the Theo Paphitis #SBS winner. We were also finalists for the Essex Business Excellence Awards, North Essex Business Awards and Countrywide Essex Business Awards.

 

So that is exactly why you should come to us because we are trust worthy, reliable, friendly and considerate of your needs, so give Mr. O Removals a call now. We cover a vast range of areas all over Essex whether you need a removal service in Danbury, Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood or more- make sure to contact us today for a quick quote or a friendly consultation info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

 

 

How to successfully move the contents of your garden

 

If you care a lot for your garden, it’s probably likely that although your excited to move, you’re dreading the fact that you have to leave your garden behind. But not to worry, we at Mr. O Removals can help you with sharing our top tips to save as much of your garden as possible and also physically help with the transition.

 

Ornaments

Even though outdoor ornaments are more robust than indoor ones, they are still prone to breakage and for this reason you need to make sure they are as protected as possible. Wrap them as you would wrap a delicate vase or other indoor delicates and you will be sure that they will be safe.

 

Plant pots and hanging baskets

These are much easier to transport as they can stay in their own pots/baskets. However, we do recommend that you still cover them just to protect your other household items from getting dirty or getting soil and leaves on them. Alternatively, if you could read our blog post on how to protect your plants when moving to see more on how you would transfer plants from the ground.

 

Patio Furniture

Patio furniture can get quite grubbing especially as it sits outside during the winter season and if this happen to be a time in which you are moving, it could rub off on some on your indoor furniture. Make sure that you give it a good and proper clean before to prevent it dirtying anything. You also will want to protect it from damage, so wrap up any parts of it that would be delicate such as glass to prevent breakage. And lastly make sure you wrap and cover over any sharp edges as this could injure somebody during the transfer.

 

Toys

If you happen to have young children, it is likely that you will have some kind of outdoor apparatus for them to play on/with. If this is the case, you will need to assess whether or not it is worth leaving or bringing with you, as it can take up a lot of space and be time consuming to set up again. If it is quite easy to put down then set up again, it is definitely worth it for your child so make sure that you protect it by wrapping it up in some protective wrapping to avoid damage.

 

So, there you go, our top tips for an easy garden move. However, if you still require further advice or assistance, Mr. O Removals is a friendly, reliable and affordable removal service in Essex that covers locally and nationally, so give us a call today to find out more!

 

 

 

The best packing materials to use when moving to a new house

 

Taking down your belongings and possessions is stressful enough, but how do you pack them? Of course you want to keep them protected so Mr. O Removals has compiled a list of different materials that you can use to protect your belongings (a lot of them are probably sitting in your cupboards too!)

 

Bubble wrap

Okay so let’s start with the obvious. Bubble wrap is great for all those delicate vases and ornaments. It provides a good amount of cushion and protection to prevent smashing and breakage. It is also so accessible and you can find it almost anywhere!

 

Clothing, towels and Linens

Of course you’re not going to wrap your furniture up in your favorite suit or wedding dress, but any loungewear or old t-shirts are perfect to protect surfaces banging against each other in the van. Linens and towels are also perfect for this as they cover lots of ground, whilst still preserving the quality of your furniture.

 

Sandwich Bags

You probably saw this title and thought why sandwich bags? But sandwich bags are perfect for all those little screws for your furniture or even to put some bits jewelry such as rings, broaches, badges and earrings.

 

Bags/Boxes

Might be a bit of an obvious one, but it goes beyond just boxes and bags. Any other cases or baskets you may have in your home you may as well fill with stuff as it will save space in the removal van and it will make the process much quicker.

 

Twist Ties

These tiny pieces of wire are great to keep your cable cords together or even to tie things up with. Keeping things tied up in the van is essential as you don’t want all your hard work and packing to all fall apart on the bumpy road.

 

Paper

Any scrap paper or old magazines and newspapers are great to scrunch up and use as extra padding

 

The list could go on and on for different materials to use for your move, both around the house or in the shop. If you need some further advice for packing materials or want us to supply some for you, give Mr. O Removals a call and we would be delighted to assist you with your packing and home removal if your in Essex or anywhere else, we cover both locally and nationally, so get in touch today!

 

 

 

How to Protect Your Plants Whilst Moving

 

For many of us, plants are our pride and joy. It’s what gives our homes and gardens personality. So when you decide to move house, how do you protect them from being damaged?

 

Before the Move

Of course, plants are fragile so they’re going to need as much protection and care as possible. If you’re looking to move larger plants, it may be worth pruning them in order to reduce their size- however be mindful, only do this if it’s in season otherwise you may harm your plant.

 

You also may want to reconsider repotting your plants into lighter substitutes such as plastic containers- this can make it easier for removal men to move them. You will also get a chance to take extra time and care into packing your favourite pots reducing the risk of them getting damaged whilst in transit.

 

On the Big Day

It’s best to wait to load these onto the van until most of your other possessions are packed. You need to consider that your plants are living things and won’t benefit from being pushed to the back of the van, it’s best to leave them near the door so they are last in and first off. If you’re considering taking smaller plants in a cardboard box, it’s advised that you lay a plastic sheet along the base in order to prevent the bottom of the box from becoming soggy and weak. If you have taller plants such as bamboo, it may be worth investing in wardrobe boxes for that extra layer of protection.

 

Settling In

Plants should be the first thing you unpack as you want them to be travelling for the shortest period of time. When it comes to unpacking, it’s best to take the box off of the plant rather than taking the plant out of the box- this way you avoid any damage to the plant. Once released from the boxes, provide them with a drink and fresh air and they should be back to their usual self in no time.

 

So, there you have it! Mr O’s Removals guide to protecting your plants during the big move. If you would like more information or have any questions about the services that we provide, please get in touch on 01621 819 488.

 

 

 

10th August is National Lazy Day, So let us do the hard work whilst you move house in Essex

 

On the 10th August, it is officially ‘National Lazy Day,’ a time to sit back and relax and of course an opportunity to be lazy, which is the exact reason as to why our team are the perfect answer to your moving quandaries. You can celebrate National Lazy Day in all it's glory, whilst we do the hard work moving you into your new Essex home.

 

There is nothing lazy about our team nor a task too big

As a family run business, we know the importance of working together as a team, getting stuck in and doing the job correctly. We aren’t afraid of hard work and would much rather take a concentrated and detailed approach to ensure customer satisfaction. After all, happy clients mean that we go home from a day’s work just as content.

 

Our local business will provide a reliable and stress-free service

There is nothing lazy about moving to a new home, in fact it can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. However, with Mr O’s Essex removals service it doesn’t have to be. If you’re not the most organised person or you simply don’t have the time to move all your valuables, our team could be exactly what you need. We’re able to provide a pack and move service, allowing you to unwind whilst we organise your belongings, dismantle and later reassemble your furniture in your new home.

 

Our specialist team have years of experience in the industry

Not only can we provide a complete service from the start to the finish of your move, but we’re able to supply a wealth of knowledge to the job, with the help of our specialist team. There is no need to worry about your belongings as you know that they’re in capable hands with our Essex team and their years of experience in the industry. We are fully insured with goods in transit insurance up to the value of £30,000 as well as public liability insurance for up to 1 million.

 

If you want to be able to relax and sit back whilst we pack and manoeuvre your belongings into a new home, then we are the team for you. Get in touch today by calling 01621 819488 for a free quote.

 

 

 

Reasons Why You Should Choose Mr O Removals Pack and Move Service

 

We get it, moving house can be a tedious task, especially making sure everything is signed, sealed and delivered. That’s why using Mr O Removals pack and move service is ideal as we take the stress away and make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

 

What is our Pack and Move Service?

 

Here at Mr O’s we carry out both domestic and commercial removals, not only that, but we’re not limited to location! We work with removals both locally and nationally. So, if you’re planning on undergoing a big move…we can help!

 

We can help with everything from houses and flats to student accommodation and industrial sites.

 

Our pack and move service takes away all the hassle. As an Essex based removals company, our specialist team has years of experience so you can rest assured your furniture is in safe hands.

 

But Wait There’s More!

 

Unlike other removal services, we can offer you a range of extras that will ensure you are at ease on the big day. Here’s some of the extras we can provide:

  • Box Loan Service

We know that half the stress of moving can be sourcing the boxes; its difficult to find the appropriate size. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! You can loan boxes from us which you know will be strong and the correct size.

  • Wardrobe Boxes

Do you have a special dress or suit that you can’t bear to fold up? Worry not! We also offer wardrobe boxes that will happily house your favored garments.

  • Packing Materials

There’s no doubt that you’re most likely going to need to protect your favourite mug or that vintage vase. Our Essex team can provide you with appropriate materials to ensure they’re safe!

  • Dismantling/Reassembling

Is your dining table too large to fit through the doorway? Fear not as our friendly team are more than willing to dismantle and reassemble some pieces of furniture (*excludes reassembly of wardrobes).

 

There you have it! Here’s why you should use our packing and removal services to assist you on the big day! If you would like more information about any of our services, please get in touch on 01621 819488 or email info@mr-o-removals.co.uk.

 

 

 

Every day the Essex team at Mr O Removal’s receives numerous calls, muster up moving quotes and complete countless removals - not that we’re complaining!

 

In order to thank our customers for using our removal services and dedication to Mr O’s, we’re offering them a free £10 Love2Shop voucher when they refer our service to a friend.

 

From complete office removals to pinball machines and pianos, Mr O Removals’ team of removal men have been extremely busy. Just in the last month, our qualified removals team have helped with a huge amount of moves all over Essex, including Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford and Tiptree.

 

While our team make sure all customers were satisfied with our service at the time, we want to do more for our customers.

 

Particularly fond of our removal service was one of our clients who required a complete office move from Witham to Maldon at the end of June.

 

The managing director later said; “Absolutely amazing service which we found cost effective, fast and above all professional. We moved with Mr O's on Friday and should our office change location again I would have absolutely no hesitation in using them again.”

 

Following our clients’ move, they have recommended us to a number of their friends and peers, which resulted in them receiving their Love2Shop voucher to be spent on brand new office supplies.

 

So how can you be one of the lucky few to receive our Love2Shop voucher?

 

Why not leave a review on our Facebook page, tag a friend in our post or be old school and simply tell them about our removals? Should they use Mr O’s services, you will receive your voucher as quick as our removal process.

 

If you want more information about our voucher giveaway, or any of our removal services, speak to the team at Mr O Removals on 01621 819488.

 

 

 

Corporate Moving with Mr O’s Office Removals Essex Service

 

Moving offices usually involves the packing and transporting of numerous desks, chairs, storage units and boxes of paperwork, that’s why it’s handy to have a team of removal experts on hand to help!

 

As a removal company Essex, we have a specialist team with years of experience in office removals, meaning we are more than capable of making our customer’s office moves as stress-free as possible.

 

Last week, we were contacted by a local marketing company in Witham to assist with their office move to Maldon.

 

In order to understand exactly what our client wanted, we asked them a series of questions on our initial phone call such as the date they planned to move and the items they wanted moving.

 

Once we had an idea of what the client needed from us, Richard (Mr O himself!), visited the marketing company’s smaller office in Witham to get an idea of the space and how many of his team he would need to use on the moving day to ensure a swift ‘pack and move’ service.

 

Using this information, Richard and the team worked out a quote for the total removal cost, and emailed the quote over to the client on the same day! All of our quotes contain specific details of the moving day including details of the date, time slot and the costs of each item we are moving. Then all we had to do was wait for the big day!

 

On Friday morning, we arrived at the Witham office and began moving the items already agreed by the client. Mr O Removals’ team were able to dismantle desks and wrap fragile items such as computers and place them into the van before heading to Maldon. Once we reached Maldon, the team rebuilt some of the desks and placed them into the positions as the client requested.

 

All in all, the entire move, including packing, wrapping, transit and rebuilding the furniture took just over 3 hours!

 

Are you interested in Mr O Removals’ office furniture removal service? We provide a number of removal services for businesses, from a complete office removal to the dismantling of furniture.

 

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

 

 

 

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.