Being centrally located on the South Coast of England enables us to cover a large catchment area, covering Bournemouth right up the M27 and M3 corridor.
Our dedicated sales team is committed to providing a customer service second to none and will take you through the removals process step by step. At the point of call our sales representative will complete a comprehensive survey of the contents of your property, taking into account any items which may need special attention in order for them to travel safely. On completion of the survey, we will work closely with you to design a tailor made removals package to suit you. Our aim at Schepens International is to move our clients in a professional, stress free environment.
“I would just like to confirm how pleased we both were with the way Dalton, Jim and Rich carried out our move from Bournemouth to Shropshire. They were a credit to your company. Thank you very much for your excellent service.”
All staff are highly trained so you can be sure your belongings are treated in a professional manner with the utmost care and attention to detail at all times.
At Schepens International we’re not just here to help you with complete house moves. You may just wish to forward a small consignment or a large grand piano. In which case we have the answer! We offer a part load service which caters for such eventualities, with vehicles departing for the north on a regular basis. This service enables people to forward small consignments cost effectively, whilst still being offered the same care and attention to detail.
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Call our friendly team on 01794 323558 for your free quote
Tips On Packing For A Move
Moving house can feel like a chaotic event. There are many things to organise and it often seems like there isn’t enough time to get everything done! Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make packing for your next move simple. This guide will share those steps to help you enjoy a fast and stress-free move.
#1 — Start by getting rid of as many items as possible
The easiest way to making packing for a move easier is by reducing the number of things you need to pack. Take a close look at the items that you own. Identify objects that you haven’t used in over a year then sell, donate, or discard them. After all, there is no point in transporting an unused coffee machine to your new home — get rid of it.
If you are giving a lot of items to charity, they will often come to your home and pick it up, which saves you time. If you are selling some items, list them as early as possible on Craigslist or eBay. You might be surprised by how much money you can raise from selling your unused possessions.
#2 — Stock up at the hardware store
Make a list of all of the items you will need for your move and grab them in one shopping trip to the hardware store. Some items you may need include packing tape, cardboard boxes, an industrial broom, cleaning supplies, rubbish bags, and packing paper. You might also need some tools to disassemble furniture, including Allen keys and screwdrivers.
#3 — Get boxes on the cheap
You can save some money by sourcing some cardboard boxes from local businesses. Most supermarkets and computer shops receive dozens of boxes each week. They will be happy to give you some boxes for your move.
#4 — Pack gradually
Make an effort to pack items in the weeks leading up to the moving date. This will make the entire process less stressful and help you get everything done in a very organised way.
#5 — Sort everything into categories
Many people find it easier to organise their belongings by category instead of by room. Instead of packing all of the items in your room, pack all of the clothing. Gather every piece of clothing from around the house, including clothes in the hampers and laundry room. Then do the same for books or for DVDs. This will ensure everything is grouped together and easy to find. You won’t have bits of clothing thrown into the “kitchen” boxes.
#6 — Pack a “day one box”
The “day one box” will contain everything you need for the first day in your new home. This might include some cutlery, toiletries, condiments, a change of clothing, tea bags, bed sheets, and bin bags. You could also throw in a bottle of wine to celebrate your first night in your new home! Packing this box will save you from rummaging through other boxes for hours to find the items that you need immediately.
#7 — Pack important documents together
You should also have a single box for important documentation. This might include items like birth certificates, your last will and testament, financial records, school records, work documents, and medical records. Having these items in a single location ensures that you won’t misplace an important document during the move.
#8 — Heavy things in small boxes, light things in big
This is a golden rule for any removal — only place heavy objects in small boxes. This will ensure that you don’t end up with a huge box that weighs a ton. If you have a box that contains both heavier and lighter objects, place the heavier ones in the bottom.
#9 — Don’t leave gaps in boxes
Leaving empty space in a box will allow the items it contains to move around, which can increase the risk of breakage during the journey. Fill empty space in boxes with towels, clothing or packing paper.
#10 — Label each box clearly
Each box should be clearly labeled to give you an idea of its contents. Ideally, you should write the name of the room where the box goes plus the contents of the box. It will be easy to understand where “Kitchen — Glasses” should go. Write the label on at least three sides of the box, including the top. You can also add coloured tape to each box, so you know at a glance where it belongs.
#11 — Write a list detailing each box’s contents
In addition to labelling each box, write a list which tells you what is in each box. This is useful when you are looking for specific items like coffee cups of forks. You won’t have to search through multiple boxes labelled “cutlery” or “crockery”.
#12 — Wrap fragile items carefully
There is nothing worse than arriving at your destination and discovering that your favourite glass bowl or mug has been damaged during the journey. Avoid this scenario by wrapping fragile items carefully. All fragile crockery should be wrapped in layers of paper and covered in bubble wrap. If you have some fragile items that are very sentimental, wrap them well and keep them separate from the other items, in a box that you will carry with you.
#13 — Place items inside other items
This is a particularly useful tip for kitchen items. Place your small items like cutlery, cups, and bowls inside of large items like pots and jugs. This really reduces the amount of boxes you will require for your removal.
#14 — Label electronic gadgets and chargers
If your household has electronic devices, label your chargers before placing them in the same box. This will make it easier to find your phone chargers and laptop power supplies upon arriving.
#15 — Seal bathroom and kitchen items inside ziplock bags
Resist the urge to just throw items like shampoo, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, and facial cleansers into a box. Any item that contains a liquid should be placed into a ziplock bag. This will ensure that it will not damage other items if the package breaks during transit. Trust us — you don’t want to be scraping shampoo off your favourite pyjamas!
#16 — Get the children involved
Make moving a fun event for the kids and get them involved. Give each child a few boxes and tell them to prepare their favourite toys for the journey. They will have some fun and help you finish your move faster.
#17 — Tape cutlery together
The best way to prepare spoons, knives, forks, and other small items for the journey is to tape them together. When you arrive at your new home, you will simply remove the tape and drop your cutlery into the drawer. This is much faster than sorting through a gigantic box of cutlery to find all of the forks.
#18 — Place electronics back into their original boxes
Some electronic devices can be quite fragile so they must be moved with caution. Ideally, you should put the device back into the original box it came in, as it will be perfectly sized and contain styrofoam blocks to cushion the device during the journey.
#19 — Consider using a professional packing service
Removals companies like Schepens offer professional packing services. Our highly trained removers will pack your items for you — ensuring they are adequately protected for the journey. This service can save you many hours and keeps your valuable possessions safe.