Relocating to the Country with Johnson’s

Posted on 25/07/2017 by Nick Johnson
Removals Somerset

Relocating to the Country with Johnson’s

Living in one of the UK’s big cities can be a rewarding experience. There’s usually a lot to do, places to go out for a drink and eat. Lots of entertainment and places to visit. We also tend to gravitate towards cities because of work and transport links. Sometimes city life might have outlived its original purpose, and it’s time to rethink your options and consider moving somewhere away from it all.

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Freelancers – How Moving to Quieter Places Can Improve Productivity

Posted on 01/07/2017 by Nick Johnson
Freelancers – How Moving to Quieter Places Can Improve Productivity

Is big city life becoming too much and you want to move somewhere quieter, but you’re concerned your career will suffer? We all come to crossroads in our lives and careers where we start to question if they path we’re on is the correct one, if we’re happy in our jobs or our company’s and whether it might be time for a change.

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Johnson’s – Dorset’s Favourite Movers

Posted on 02/06/2017 by Nick Johnson
Removals Dorset

Johnson’s is proud to be known as Dorset’s favourite moving company and we’ve been helping people move into new homes and offices for nearly 180 years. In that time we’ve moved thousands of people and businesses in Dorset and we’re proud of our commitment to our customers. Our priority it to offer complete customer satisfaction for every move we undertake and we’re confident that we will complete each job with the highest level of customer service.

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Going Digital to streamline your home – Part 1

Posted on 12/05/2017 by Nick Johnson
Going Digital to streamline your home

Given that digital home entertainment exceeded physical in 2016 (in terms of home movie sales), it’s clear that the future is going to be streamed and downloaded. Apart from sheer convenience, there is another considerable benefit to the way our lives are going digital – space. Today, books, films, music, correspondence and filing do not need to take up any real space. If you use cloud-based technology, you don’t even need to factor in the space taken up by external hard-drives (having said that, it’s actually best to maintain your own backup drive and not rely exclusively on the cloud). If you live in a small flat, then the space-saving benefits of digital can make an even more pronounced difference. No more shelves heaving with weighty tomes and no more ugly CD jewel-case spines. Most of us, of course, subsist on a mix of digital and physical media and for some there are aesthetic benefits to holding on to books and vinyl; the spines (unlike with CDs and DVDs) are attractive and lend a room some atmosphere. And, in fact, in publishing, hard copies of books are experiencing some sales resilience, while e-readers such as the Kindle have peaked after experiencing initial growth spurts. Some point to the vinyl revival as another sign that our love affair with physical is far from over, but while that’s true, it’s also very much a niche market and not a sign that the journey to digital is genuinely reversing back to analogue.
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Questions To Ask When Viewing A Property – Part 2

Posted on 06/04/2017 by Nick Johnson

We’ve looked at most of the initial questions it’s important to ask when you’re going round your potential home. These included everything from “why has the owner put it on the market?” to “are there problems that are putting off potential buyers?”. The idea was to excavate as much information as possible, however tight-lipped the estate agent might try to be. However, there were many more questions which, for space reasons, we couldn’t go into at the time. So here are some further tips to help you investigate the truth about a property before you take the plunge and buy.
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The First Few Days In Your New Home in Dorset

Posted on 23/03/2017 by Nick Johnson
The First Few Days In Your New Home in Dorset

Moving house gives you that once-twice-or-thrice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get really organised and give your day-to-day life a clarifying, decluttering overhaul. There’s no better time for getting to grips with the very structure of living, making it more orderly and smooth-running. You can start to lay foundations for a new life as soon as you’re over the threshold. Of course, you’re tired after the frenzy and tension of your move and no one’s suggesting that you immediately set to work on unattainable goals like becoming perfect. But there’s a lot you can do straight away, without causing yourself undue exhaustion or worry.

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Relocating Your Office in Dorset with Johnson’s

Posted on 04/03/2017 by Nick Johnson
Managing your booking

It’s a big day for your company – you’re moving into a new office and you need a comprehensive removal service to migrate your office and all the furnishings. Moving to new premises is never an easy task, and if you’re weighing the options of undertaking the removals yourself, it’s advisable to cost every option out first.

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Questions To Ask When Viewing A Property, Part I

Posted on 19/01/2017 by Nick Johnson
Questions To Ask When Viewing A Property

It’s not easy thinking off the top of your head when you’re viewing a property. That’s why it’s good to formulate the most important and probing questions in advance. Buying a home could never be described as a breeze. It can be fraught and full of tension. If you rely solely on your good judgment and memory to ensure you ask the estate agent all the key questions, you could realise all too late that you omitted some of the most crucial ones. Remember, estate agents are obliged by law to tell you the God’s-honest truth, so with a little forethought, you can come away completely clued up which will, in turn, help you make the right decision. Here are our first three thoughts, designed to help you kick off with good, scrutinising questions.

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Coping with condensation

Posted on 05/12/2016 by Nick Johnson
Coping with condensation

It’s in the winter months that condensation in our properties can be most prevalent. You’ll notice this even more when you’ve been running hot baths or showers, especially with all windows closed and even more so if there’s no extractor fan. Temperatures outside plummet while on the inside they get higher. Condensation problems are the consequence.

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Protecting Your Possessions On The Move

Posted on 30/09/2016 by Nick Johnson

It’s everyone mover’s worst nightmare. You dutifully pack up your home, doing it – as far as you’re aware – diligently and carefully, ready for the exciting move to a new house. Alas, what should be a time of renewed home and cheerful optimism turns to one of loss and disappointment as you unpack only to find a whole host of damaged items, including irreplaceable artworks and family heirlooms. Whether you’re taking all your belongings to your new abode or putting some into storage, it pays to know how to make them road-ready so that they get from A to B in one piece. You can do away with this worry in one feel swoop by using Johnson’s packing/unpacking service, but if you’re going solo, here is some guidance.

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