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Top Tips on Making Space Before the Christmas Holidays in Dorset

Posted on 22/12/2020 by Nick Johnson
Office Removals Dorset

As is often the case, there are lots to do with little time before the holidays start. The offices and factories are closing, people are leaving work, and the kids are off school. Now that tighter lockdown restrictions are in place nationally, people will no doubt be changing or altering their plans for the holidays. Is there time to make some extra space before Christmas?

Johnson’s Removals is open as usual, and this won’t change for the new tier system of lockdown. Self storage is a vital service many people and businesses relied on in emergency situations during 2020. And we have a range of services ready to help you prepare for the festive season in Dorset. 

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Our New All Singing All Dancing Depot In Tolworth

Posted on 05/10/2020 by Nick Johnson

THE brand new, state of the art Tolworth depot for The Master Removers Group was all-singing, all-dancing recently when it was chosen by country-pop duo Ward Thomas as the backdrop to their latest music video.

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Downsizing Your Office Space in Dorset

Posted on 17/09/2020 by Nick Johnson
Downsizing Your Office Space in Dorset

This year has been a tough one for Dorset’s business community, with companies of all sizes and sectors feeling the pain of the harsh lockdown. Many are looking at ways of reducing costs by trimming outgoings and finding new ways of improving things like efficiency. A popular option for SMEs is downsizing to a smaller office and then looking for alternatives to their current storage provisions.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury has various services which can help any business which needs to tighten its belt to turn things around. We’ll discuss how you can apply them with some examples, which might help improve your company’s finances.

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Moving Home? Decluttering Tips Before Your Relocation

Posted on 11/08/2020 by Nick Johnson
Moving Home? Decluttering Tips Before Your Relocation

Whether you’re moving from a four-bed detached house or a 1-bed apartment, moving to a new home takes a lot of planning. It’s always a good idea to give yourself lots of time to work through the preparation stages of your relocation. You’ll put yourself in a position to deal with issues before they turn into full-scale problems, which will help lower the stress levels.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury has plenty of ideas and useful bits of information you can use when selling your home in Dorset. Here are some of our top tips on how to start decluttering and preparing to move to your new house or flat.

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What’s Happening in Dorset’s Housing Market

Posted on 09/07/2020 by Nick Johnson
What's Happening in Dorset's Housing Market

We’re now several days into the latest phase of the Covid-19 response, and it will take time for people to adjust, and everyone’s hoping for a balance of a return to normality that’s also safe. Many business sectors were struggling to cope with the lack of commerce during the lockdown. The latest easement will come as welcome news as restarting is crucial to keeping their doors open. Others are faring well already, which has taken many experts and professionals by surprise.

The housing market has taken giant leaps towards some form of stability, although the terrain will undoubtedly be different going forward. Johnson’s of Shaftesbury always takes an interest in the comings and goings of the housing market because it affects us. This is our brief guide to the latest information and movements in Dorset’s housing market, and how it applies to relocations.

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Is This the Perfect Time for Your Start-Up Company in Dorset?

Posted on 10/06/2020 by Nick Johnson
Relocating Your Office in Dorset with Johnson's For any business owner who's looking into moving to a new office or workplace next year, there are some things you need to consider before jumping into the deep end. For many, budget is a crucial part of this, and, understandably, you're looking to trim costs wherever possible. Even the cheapest office removal will set you back with some upfront costs. It's worth remembering that things aren't always what they seem, especially for bargain removals prices and DIY moves. Remember, the main thing is to cost things out in detail from various perspectives. Using professional like Johnson’s Removals will give you a level of service that's not possible if you do this yourself or with some removal's providers. The Low-Down on Office Relocations – If you're moving from a smaller office into a larger space, you will want to take your current office furniture with you. Most office desks and chairs aren't cheap, and if they're in working condition, it doesn't make sense to buy new ones. Additionally, you'll be doing a good deed for the environment by reusing instead of buying new. Your IT system and other electronic equipment will be even more expensive, and the added cost of purchasing any new items is a cost your company can do without. You may need to buy additional equipment later, so it's best to keep the money for that and retain what you have now. Once you're in the new office, it might be a good idea to undertake a furniture and equipment audit to check. For now, it's better to try and conserve your budget and put it towards your upcoming office removal. However, nothing stops you from pricing new work items for ease of reference. The same goes for organising your big move. Start by getting at least three quotes for the relocation, starting with Johnson's Removals. DIY or Work with the Professionals? To save money, you can hire your own vehicle, roll up your sleeves and do the move yourself, but this isn't always as cost-effective as it first looks. For one, you're paying for a hire vehicle on a daily rate, and if you go over that day, you must pay the next day again. You've also taken an entire day of your own time to do the removals. Because you're not a qualified removal expert, you risk damaging your items and yourself significantly if you don't lift heavy objects properly. So, what's the best option for removals that is also cost-effective and will ensure that your office move happens seamlessly as possible? The solution for businesses in Dorset is Johnson's Removals. We have the perfect balance between affordability and providing the best customer care and service delivery available. We offer a range of removals and relocation services – and we're known as the best company for office relocations in Dorset. Our team works within strict deadlines to ensure that your office move concludes on time and every aspect of your move is planned in detail to consider things like traffic issues. Johnson’s knows every area of Dorset consummately, and we use this knowledge and our specialist removals skills and training to full effect. Why Some Businesses Use Storage – Businesses have storage requirements that aren't always met within their work building, much like a household situation. Then there are times where seasonal demand increases and additional space is necessary for a temporary period. Regardless of your needs, Johnson's has the right service to meet your requirements. We also offer an Archive Service if you want to store your legal and/or essential paperwork and documents offsite to help free up space in your new office. The more space you allocate to your primary work, the easier it will be to promote efficient work practices and health and safety measures. Furthermore, you won't have a series of filing cabinets taking up room in your office, and your vital documents will have the best protection. Our storage warehouse offers a range of self storage packages to suit everyone's circumstances. If your company has a production element and you'd prefer to have an offsite option, then we have the storage service to fit your needs. We'll give you a helping hand by performing a thorough assessment to determine the most suitable level of storage for your business. Every Type of Business Removals – At Johnson's Removals, we always look at each removal inquiry on an individual basis. From experience, we know that no two moves are the same. This also applies if we're working with companies with similar numbers of employees. Generalising is the first step to a mistake, and we always strive to understand every detail. We can undertake all types of office and workplace relocations. Johnson's has the equipment and expert staff to perform any removals or related service. We pride ourselves on being Dorset's number one company for business removals and storage. We offer the best prices on the market, and we match that with the best customer service you'll find anywhere in Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas. This means we can perform business removals of scale, regardless of the size of your company. Moreover, we'll put together a solid strategy that covers every aspect of how your business operates. The reason for this is so that we can avoid any unnecessary downtime or delays. Our number one objective is to have you up and running straight away. Move Managers for Complex Jobs – When we mentioned creating a strategy in the last section, it's worth delving into more detail about what this means. Office and other commercial removals jobs differ drastically from a domestic move. This is due to dealing with potentially complicated equipment, and specialist skills like IT migration and setting up sensitive electronic devices. Additionally, more coordination is necessary to keep things running right until the moving day, especially for businesses with a production line. You'll also need to factor in the human element regarding working patterns, annual leave, and anything that's HR-related. And let's not forget that you'll need to inform your supply chain, associate companies, and customers of your plans. This is all for what might be considered a typical office relocation. There will always be cases where things are more complex, requiring a higher level of organisation and execution. We'll assign a dedicated move manager to your office removal in situations that fit this description. They'll use their vast experience and expertise to arrange the entire relocation, from the beginning until you're ready to reopen in your new office. Balance Price and Customer Service – When you begin seeking quotes to compare, you'll inevitably find a disparity in prices and information. This is why it's essential that you get at least three quotes from any prospective moving company. However, this shouldn't be the only thing you consider when weighing up which removals provider to book with. You'll need to think of things in terms of good value for money and what type of service you'll receive. There's a lot of truth in the saying that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. More often than not, removals companies that offer very cheap prices do so because their range of services is limited. Similarly, they might not have a particularly good reputation for performing a high standard of service delivery. The problem is – how do you find this out before you commit? The answer is a straightforward one. All you need to do is check each company to see their Google Reviews and Trustpilot ratings. If they have an overall score over four stars, you're on the right track. More importantly – read the testimonials from previous customers. This will give you more insight into the type of service you can expect to receive. You can find our sterling ratings here, and we encourage you to read the related reviews. Johnson's Removals – Dorset's Number One for Business Relocations – While you can do a DIY and undertake the relocation to save money, remember to price it thoroughly. You might find it's not as cheap as you initially think, especially if you hire a van and then don't complete the move that day. Plus, you run the risk of damaging your work's furniture and equipment. That's why it's better to work with professionals when moving to a new office or workplace. The Johnson's Removals team perform complete office relocations every week, and we work with companies of all sizes and shapes. That makes it possible to relocate a small business with five people all the way up to a multinational with hundreds of employees. And we'll provide you with the highest standard of service possible, which is why we often receive bookings from companies in the neighbouring towns and even outside of Dorset. If you want to receive the best office and commercial removals service in Dorset – click here. We'll assess your requirements in full, providing you with a suggestion of the best removal package and a free quote.

With the stricter version of the lockdown slowly easing, you might be forgiven if you err on the side of caution when it comes to returning to normal life. It will take some time, and it’s wise to be sensible, but it’s possible to start thinking about things like work and possible change of career. There was a lot of time to think about things during the lockdown, and some of you might be pondering a transformation of how you work.

At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we work with new companies and entrepreneurs every week, and we have some tips on how you can do this. It might not suit everyone’s needs, but a lot of people could benefit from a change in direction in their career path.

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A Complete Guide to Office Relocations in Dorset

Posted on 02/04/2020 by Nick Johnson
What's Happening in Dorset's Housing Market

If you’re weighing up the possibilities of moving your company to a new location, it’s crucial that you take your time and don’t rush into anything. Whether it’s booking your removals service locating another building, it pays to find the most suitable option for both. Although we would recommend using a reliable removals company like Johnson’s of Shaftesbury for your office relocation.

And here’s our practical guide on everything you’ll need to know about office relocation in Dorset.

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REMOVALS EMERGENCIES

Posted on 31/03/2020 by Nick Johnson

With whole populations confined to their homes in the UK and around the globe, we’re in times for which there’s no frame of reference. Shops are closed and businesses curbed to the bare minimum of activity. And yet it’s in these straitened circumstances that it’s become apparent just how vital the removals industry is to the health and prosperity of the people. We’re not just about moving people from one place to another; we’re part of of an intricate chain that has to stay in motion, or else catastrophe can occur. We often help people who are in the grip of immense personal challenges (e.g. Parkinson’s sufferers) and whose move will have an enhancing effect on their comfort and health.

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Coronavirus prompts No 10 to suspend housing market

Posted on 27/03/2020 by Nick Johnson

“The housing market was effectively suspended by the government last night in an unprecedented move as the sector was plunged into chaos by the coronavirus outbreak.

Banks struggling with the volume of customer inquiries, difficulties with valuations and legal uncertainty has led ministers to call on people to delay moving.

Finance has dried up with mortgage providers ceasing to offer many new home loans. They include Lloyds, which owns the Halifax and Bank of Scotland and is the largest player in the market, and Barclays.”

Read the full article in The Times click here.

A Complete Guide to Office Relocations in Dorset

Posted on 26/03/2020 by Nick Johnson
A Complete Guide to Office Relocations in Dorset

If you’re weighing up the possibilities of moving your company to a new location, it’s crucial that you take your time and don’t rush into anything. Whether it’s booking your removals service locating another building, it pays to find the most suitable option for both. Although we would recommend using a reliable removals company like Johnson’s of Shaftesbury for your office relocation.

And here’s our practical guide on everything you’ll need to know about office relocation in Dorset.

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