Top Tips on Making Space Before the Christmas Holidays in Dorset

Posted on 22/12/2020 by Nick Johnson
Top Tips on Making Space Before the Christmas Holidays in 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. 

The Countdown for Christmas Has Begun –

Not long until it’s time to wrap presents and put them under the tree, ready for the excitement of Christmas day. Unfortunately, the mood has been dampened somewhat by the increase in lockdown restrictions and reducing the family bubble to one day. Some people are choosing to stick to one household and celebrate later in 2021, rather than taking any risks.

That’s why it’s a good idea to keep up with the latest developments, as you never know what announcement awaits us tomorrow. Even if you’re now thinking of having a quiet Christmas day, it’s still worth organising your home and creating more space. It allows you to make some home improvements to start the new year in a positive mindset.

You’ll need to rent a  self storage unit to clear enough space to make some changes. You could stand to reclaim one or more rooms in your house. Even a basic storage unit can make a huge difference, which we’ll cover in more detail later in this blog. Storage is also vital for issues and emergencies, such as last-minute relocations where people are left with nowhere secure for their belongings.

If you find yourself in what seems like an impossible position, give us a call, and we’ll perform a thorough assessment. Should you need it, we can take on emergency removals and storage services.

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We all want to see family over Christmas, which is why the latest developments are causing a lot of unease. While the five-day family bubble is now reduced to just one day, it still provides an opportunity for those who are desperate to spend it with their extended family. However, this must happen safely, and no one wants to spread Covid-19.

That’s why you should make a point of following the news and knowing what the current guidance is. If you are going ahead with an extension of your family bubble for Christmas day, it might be worth asking everyone to do tests beforehand. You can read the latest updates from the NHS and WHO on their websites.

It’s now even more important to wear a mask and abide by social distancing when in public places. Similarly, try and limit your outings for the essentials and utilise delivery services from the supermarket. You can also try to improve your immune system before the holidays begin with some vitamin c and zinc supplements.

If you’re unsure whether it’s a good idea to take chances, you’re not alone. Tens of thousands of people are cancelling their Christmas plans, instead, opting to meet in 2021 under what we all hope are better circumstances. This is worth considering if anyone in your home is at high-risk of a strong Covid reaction. Luckily, there’s good news that a vaccine is in circulation, which should give everyone hope for a better year to come.

Create More Space with Self Storage –

While many won’t willingly admit to it, we’re all prone to amassing pointless things we never or rarely use. Some people call it hoarding; others consider it as reusing something rather than throwing it away. The latter is admirable, but it only works if there’s a purpose to it, rather than boxes full of random items.

We can all do with undertaking a declutter and deep clean of our homes, ideally once a month. However, if you plan on doing this to make space before Christmas day, you have left it late. That said, if this is necessary, you can rent a self storage unit from Johnson’s to help clear some space. And you’ll have plenty more room for new presents.

Self storage is an affordable and flexible way to create more space in your house or flat. You have the benefit of limitless access during our opening hours, which makes loading and unpacking straightforward. You don’t have to sign up to a long-term contract, just as long as you need. And we have various unit sizes available, which you can upgrade or downsize if your circumstances change.

Affordable Long-Term Container Storage –

At Johnson’s, we put every inquiry for storage or removals through the same assessment process, even for last-minute jobs. We treat every job on a case-by-case basis, ensuring we don’t miss any details by cutting corners. It’s vital we match every customer with the right service, which is why our Container Storage package suits long-term storage. And it’s also the cheaper options, with prices starting from £14 per week.

This is how our Container Storage service works. We bring the empty container to your house or workplace. Then we’ll go through a checklist to ensure everything is ready before we start loading. Our team will pack everything professionally & take an inventory of your belongings. Then we seal and transport your unit back to our secure warehouse.

Johnson’s Removals has top-notch security measures in place, such as complete CCTV coverage and alarm systems. Nothing gets in or out of our depot without our say-so, and our staff have security and vigilance training. There’s no safer or more secure way to store your possessions than our container storage units.

Emergency Removals and Storage Services –

The Johnson’s Removals team understands that many people suffered from a sudden change in fortunes this year. This is something a lot of businesses in Dorset had to deal with during the first lockdown. Many were left unable to cover their rent, and emergency relocations were a frequently request for us. In this scenario, there’s no time to hesitate, and you have to organise a removal straight away.

Fortunately, we can accept last-minute relocations and will do everything in our power to accommodate you. Johnson’s assessors will evaluate your requirements to see how urgent your situation is, which includes a free, no-obligation quote. Then we’ll discuss our range of removals options and any additional services.

The main thing to remember here is to contact us as soon as possible, even if you’re still working out a plan. We can arrange an emergency removals job within twenty-four hours, less if things are really urgent. Our removals and storage packages interlink to provide an overall seamless service, which is essential for last-minute relocations.

Tips on Staying Safe Over the Festive Season –

Now that the government has introduced a new tier, it’s clear people will need to take extra precautions to help reduce the number of new cases. It’s crucial you keep up with the latest updates and information on Covid-19 in Dorset. You can also check out the WHO and NHS websites for the latest news and tips on battling this disease.

It’s also necessary to continue to abide by preventative measures, such as using face masks, hand sanitiser and washing your hands with soap. Social distancing is vital to preventing the spread of this coronavirus. You must try to keep a safe distance from other people if you have to leave your home. Furthermore, try and limit your outings to once a week and consider options for things like home deliveries.

Covid-19 transmits via respiratory droplets, often within six feet between people. This is what makes social distancing so effective, in addition to wearing masks. However, there’s evidence to suggest it remains viable for many hours on surfaces as well. You should regularly clean surfaces and objects in your home, especially ones where multiple people encounter. Think along the lines of doorknobs, countertops, keyboards, toys, mobile phones, and bank cards.

Johnson’s Removals – Helping You Get Ready for Christmas and New Year in Dorset –

From everyone at Johnson’s Removals, we wish our customers a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year ahead. There will be a slight reduction in services during the festive period, and we’ll update the opening hours on our website. In the meantime, if you find yourself in need of last-minute removal or storage job, we will do everything possible to accommodate you.

Customer service drives everything we do at Johnson’s, and it’s the foundation of our company. We go the extra mile and provide excellent service delivery which is why we have repeat customers who return to use us for future moves and other services. It’s also why we’re a five-star rated removals and storage provider of Google and Trustpilot.

If you’re hoping to free up some space and organise your home before Christmas day, please contact us. We have a removal or storage package that’s ideal for your needs.