Creating a Moving Checklist When Relocating in Dorset

Posted on 13/11/2019 by Nick Johnson
A Range of Removals Services in Dorset

Organising a relocation can be a juggling act, as you try to balance any family and work schedules while planning your move. There are lots of distractions that make it easy to forget to arrange your removals company or possibly a professional cleaning service. This is where issues can occur, especially if you’re working with several service providers at the same time.

Fortunately, there is a steadfast method that will help you refocus if you stray from your plan. Creating a moving checklist is a vital aspect of any relocation, and it’s your master document to keep everything on track. At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we try our best to advise our followers with tips of preparing for a relocation.

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Moving to Dorset – Our Favourite Small Towns in the Countryside

Posted on 05/11/2019 by Nick Johnson
Moving to Dorset – Our Favourite Small Towns in the Countryside

There are many reasons why people consider making a change and relocating to a new town in the countryside. It could be because of an upcoming retirement where you no longer need a large house. Or you have a young family, and maybe you’re looking for somewhere with decent schools. Whatever the reason, it’s all about finding something that suits your needs in a place where you can enjoy your free time.

At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we relocate thousands of people into Dorset every year from larger cities like London. We always encourage feedback to see why our customers choose our county to live in. For some people, it was necessary to get better value for money which is especially true in comparison to house prices in London or other large cities. The Johnson’s team are confident that you’ll find the perfect home in Dorset where you’ll be able to put down your roots.

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Getting your Holiday Home Ready for Christmas In Dorset

Posted on 14/10/2019 by Nick Johnson
Getting your Holiday Home Ready for Christmas In Dorset

Spending Christmas at your holiday home in Dorset is an excellent way to enjoy the festive season, especially for people who want a break from it all. It’s never too early to begin preparing for the holidays, even if it seems a bit too early for Christmas. By starting now, you’ll have more time to buy presents and tick everything else off on your festive ‘to-do’ list.

Whether you want to have a quiet time away from it all or you’re planning on having a merry festive holiday, Dorset is the ideal Christmas destination. There are lots of seasonal events and places to visit, and no two areas in Dorset are the same. Conversely, it’s just as easy to hide away from the festive bustle in your holiday home. Here are some of the Johnson’s of Shaftesbury team’s tips to help you make this a special Christmas in Dorset.

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Top Tips for First-Time Homeowners in Dorset

Posted on 24/09/2019 by Nick Johnson
Top Tips for First-Time Homeowners in Dorset

For tenets who rent their homes and seem to be stuck in a never-ending cycle of renting, becoming a homeowner would be a dream come true. However, there’s a reason why millions of people find themselves in this predicament, and it’s often impossible to pay rent and save for a deposit. And for people who don’t have a safety net of staying with a relative, this can often rule buying a house or flat out of their immediate plans.

The good news for any potential first-time buyers is that there are new ways for people to get their foot on the property ladder. An area like Dorset is a sound investment for any prospective buyer because property values tend to be stable. Additionally, new buyers have various options at their disposal when it comes to using purchasing schemes which we’ll elaborate on in this blog.

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A Range of Removals Services in Dorset

Posted on 10/09/2019 by Nick Johnson
A Range of Removals Services in Dorset

If you’re looking for a home or business relocation in Dorset, you should choose a company with plenty of experience and options. A range of services and plenty of good reviews is what you’re after when booking a removal or storage service. There are many removals and storage companies in Dorset, but few get anywhere near Johnson’s for customer service.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury has a variety of removals packages to relocate you in Dorset or surrounding areas. In addition to our local coverage, we also offer national and international packages as part of our range of removals services. And should you need it, we have storage units in case you experience any delays in moving dates.

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Top Fitness and Lifestyle Apps for People in Dorset

Posted on 28/08/2019 by Nick Johnson

If you’re looking to get fit, apps are a great way to improve your health and other important things in your life. You’ll be amazed at what you can track with your Android or iPhone with little to no expense to download. Apps are an excellent example of how technology can have a positive impact on our daily routines without becoming a burden. Many apps are either low in cost or are free, making them accessible to anyone with a phone.

And if the outdoors is more your thing, Dorset has some excellent walking and hiking routes throughout the county. Most if not all apps have some form of map system and other ways to calculate your progress. This information to help improve health and look for areas for improvement in our workout routines. To help you, we’ve put together some of Johnson’s favourite fitness and lifestyle apps.

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Top Tips on Commuting from Dorset To London

Posted on 06/08/2019 by Nick Johnson
Top Tips on Commuting from Dorset To London

Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of people made the decision to leave London for a different quality of life nearby. This has brought about a new kind of property market specifically gearing towards commuters who need to be in London regularly. It’s a term many will understand, but if not, the general concept is that people continue their careers in the capital without having to live there.

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Removals and Storage for Small Businesses in Dorset

Posted on 18/07/2019 by Nick Johnson
Removals and Storage for Small Businesses in Dorset

It might not grab the headlines that much, but the small business industry plays a vital role in the business world and the UK’s economy. This is especially true when it comes to the local area’s economy and potentially its employment rates. Villages and smaller towns are dependent on small and medium-sized companies to provide jobs and increase the local consumer spending.

The real value of a large company is often notable through employment and is based on how many local jobs they facilitate. However, when people buy or use a service from an SME, it improves the local economy, and the profits are much more likely to remain in Dorset. Local businesses need a company that understands their needs and Johnson’s of Shaftesbury works with several SMEs every week.

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Choosing the Most Efficient Removals Company in Dorset

Posted on 28/06/2019 by Nick Johnson
Choosing the Most Efficient Removals Company in Dorset

For anyone who is moving home this year in Dorset, it’s vital that you use a removals company that has your best interests at hand. Relocating can be a costly and time-consuming exercise, and the last thing you want to happen is additional costs. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to vet potential company before you book, and the most effective is by checking out online reviews.

There are some other aspects that you should apply to any prospective removals company. Regardless of the size of your relocation, they should provide you with a free, no obligation quote. At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we have excellent online reviews, and we will always aim to make your relocation as efficient as possible.

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Moving to North Dorset: Our Favourite Things About This Part of the Country

Posted on 13/06/2019 by Nick Johnson
Johnsons Removals - Moving Dorset Since 1855

Every year, tens of thousands of people move out of major cities like London for a quieter pace of life, cleaner air and more days of sunshine. That’s why Dorset is becoming one of the most sought-after locations for city escapees to pack up and head to. And even though the assumption is that people typically head for the coastal hotspots in Dorset, the northern part of the county is attracting a record number of new residents.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury moves thousands of people into Dorset every year and the influx of people relocating here from busier cities increases annually. House prices in North Dorset are slightly more favourable than on the southern coast, especially the tourist areas like Bournemouth. By choosing North Dorset, you can get the best of rural or village life as well as being a short drive away from all the sunshine and seaside coastal towns.

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