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Moving House with Pets

October 4th, 2017 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Moving house is not only stressful for you but can be for your pets too.

The days leading up to the move can be unsettling for your furry friends with your things packed into boxes, usual routines being changed and the general confusion that moving can cause. Everything your pet has become used to has changed no wonder they can become unsettled.

So, what can you do to help alleviate some of the stress?

As with all aspects of your house move planning what to do with your pets prior to your removal date will make things a lot easier for you and your beloved companions.

One option is to put your pet into kennels or a cattery for the duration of your move, however this is not appropriate for every pet or every pocket. Alternatively you could ask a friend or family member to look after them for a few days.

If this is not possible either then our advice is as follows: Don’t forget to spend time with your pet in the days leading up to the move try and keep everything as normal and as routine as possible and don’t be tempted to use moving house as a reason to replace baskets, bedding and food bowls etc.

During your move shut your pet into one room of the house with familiar items such as toys, their bed and drinking water of course. This will keep your pet safe during your move and you will know where they are when you are ready to leave. Check on them regularly to ensure they are all right and to reassure them that you are still there. Remember to tell your removal crew which room your pet is in.

Remember pets cannot travel in the removal van, even the cab. You may need to purchase a special pet carrier for use in your car. Do not be tempted to let cats and other small animals travel loose in the car with you, not only can this be a distraction, but they may escape when you get out or if there is an emergency. Don’t forget to factor in comfort breaks for animals such as dogs and cats on the journey from your old house to your new house and to take food, water and bowls for them too.

Fish should not be transported in their tank but instead in strong polythene bags with a sufficient air pocket. Contact your local pet supplies shop for special boxes to place these in.

Smaller animals such as guinea pigs and hamsters can be moved in their usual cages – if they fit in the car. Remember to ensure they are closed and sealed so that they cannot escape. Take care to ensure that they are not exposed to extreme temperature changes such as leaving them in a car on a hot day.

Once at your new house, again shut your pet into one room with familiar things. This will allow you to get on with directing the removal crew and prevents pets from leaving the house, it is not always possible for our crews to shut the front door behind them!

Once the removal crew have gone you can let your pet out into the rest of the house to explore their new home. Before letting them into the garden ensure there are no gaps in the fence they can escape through. Cats are very sensitive to changes in their surroundings and you may need to keep your cat inside for a few weeks whilst they adjust.

Don’t forget to update your microchip details, any pet insurance policies, have a new tag made for your pet’s collar and inform the vet of your change of address.

If you are taking your pets abroad we recommend you seek professional advice and assistance.

Packing Your Record Collection

January 24th, 2017 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Vinyl is making a come back and although records are not as fragile as they used to be they all need to be packed properly to ensure they will still play at your new home.

Each record should be kept in its own acid free protective sleeve and cardboard jacket. They should be packed in boxes vertically as this makes them less vulnerable to damage.

Each box should be full, so use packing paper, cushions or linens to fill any spaces and line the bottom and top of the box with more packing paper. Try not to cram too many records into each box as this can lead to disks warping.

Always use the boxes supplied by your removal company to guarantee they will be strong enough to take the weight of your beloved collection. Seal the box with tape and write on the tape what is in the box e.g. “Records A-C”. Again use the tape supplied by your removal company to guarantee good quality.

If your collection is particularly large, rare or valuable speak to our surveyor about it at your home visit and he will ensure we supply the correct packing materials and an appropriate level of liability.

Give us a call on 01787 377489 to discuss your requirements.

Preparing Your Removal Quotation

February 18th, 2015 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Everyone of us is unique and therefore our home and it’s contents are also unique, therefore your removal will be unique.

To ensure that we will provide you with the bespoke removal service you deserve, our surveyor will visit you at your home to discuss your requirements. Whilst in your home he can judge the volume of the furniture and effects that are to be moved and therefore ensure that the lorry we use is of the right size, he will also assess access to your property again to ensure that the correct vehicle is used. He will also be able to evaluate the amount of packing boxes, tape and paper you will need.

During our surveyor’s visit he can discuss, face to face, with you the various options regarding your removal; would you like us to pack some or all of your items, do you require any furniture to be dismantled and re-assembled all of which will be recorded on our service summary form, a copy of which you keep.

So that we get a complete picture of your removal requirement our surveyor will also ask you about your new home, again to ensure we send an appropriate vehicle, that any parking suspensions are sorted in advance and any other potential issues are dealt with prior to you moving in.

Our surveyor will also go over with you other issues, such as waiting time and our complaints procedure all in the comfort of your own home.

There is no pressure to sign up at the time of the visit. Our surveyor will come back to the office to prepare your no obligation quotation which can be sent to you by email or post as you prefer and if you have any questions regarding your quotation he will be happy to go through it with you over the telephone.

There is no charge for our surveyor to visit you so please give us a call 01787 377489.

It may be a cold snowy January but we are busy this week with lots of local moves, many in Sudbury, Hadleigh, Pebmarsh, Assington, Lavenham & Stanstead.

Don’t let the snow and cold weather put you off give Todds Removals a call on 01787 377489 today for a free no obligation quotation.

Todds Removals a reliable, local service you can trust whatever the weather!

Moving on a Friday?

January 14th, 2015 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It is not compulsory for your completion date and therefore your removal date to be on a Friday. In fact there are many reasons why you should try to avoid moving on a Friday:-

  • Its popularity can be its downfall, the conveyancing process is still carried out by people not computers.
  • A good removal company can be very difficult to find as Fridays get booked up quickly. Many even charge more for a Friday removal.
  • If something goes wrong and completion does not happen you will have to wait until Monday before you can get hold of your solicitors or the bank to put it right.
  • If, on moving into your new house, you experience problems with the heating or utilities getting an engineer out on a Friday night or at the weekend is going to be difficult if not costly.

If you organise your packing there will be no need to unpack everything upon arrival in your new home, with careful planning everything you need for the next day or two can be easily accessed and everything else can wait until the weekend.

New Year De-Clutter

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s that time of year when many of us make a New Year’s resolution, whether its to take more exercise, give up smoking or eat healthier – that’s you sorted but what about your home?

Why not make 2015 the year you have a good sort out in your home. At Todd Storage we can offer a place to put those items you’re not sure you’re ready to get rid of just yet. We can bring a container to your house, pack your items and store them safely and securely. Then, later, if you need your items we can bring them back or if you’ve found you can live without them we can take them to an auctioneers, second hand shop or dispose of them.

Give us a call on 01787 377489

Removals, Removals, Removals!

December 17th, 2014 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Christmas may be just around the corner but our removal crews are still busy helping our customers get settled in before the big day.

This week our crews will be in; Gt Cornard, Gt Maplestead, Sudbury, Leigh-on-Sea, Bury St Edmunds, Willisham, Hawkden, Yeldham and Wymondham. We also have to prepare a shipment for Sydney, Austrailia.

Whether you’re moving just up the road or to the otherside of the world give Todds Removals a call on 01787 377489 for a free no obligation quotation.

Internal Removals

December 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

You may need a wardrobe moved from one bedroom to another, you may need a bed brought downstairs whilst you recover from an illness or operation, you may want to have a thorough clean or redecorate, these are all reasons you may need to move a large and heavy piece of furniture.

Lifting large and heavy furniture is not a task everyone can undertake in their own home so why not ask Todds Removals to undertake the task for you. We would visit your home at a mutually convenient time and move the item or items for you, so no worrying about injuring yourself or damaging the paintwork.

Give us a call on 01787 377489 to discuss your requirements.

Seasonal Storage in Sudbury

November 26th, 2014 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It is now less than a month till Christmas are the family coming to stay?

Do you have the job of working out how you will fit everyone round the table for Christmas dinner and ensuring everyone has somewhere to sit and watch the Queen afterwards?

Why not put some excess pieces of furniture into storage. We can come to your home and collect the items, bring them back to our safe and secure storage warehouse and then when the family has returned home in the New Year bring them back. We can also store those delicate and fragile items to keep them away from the Grandchildren’s curious fingers.

Give us a call on 01787 377489 to discuss your requirements.

We sell Packing Materials

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by Stephen in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We supply 2 sizes of boxes, paper for wrapping, bubble wrap for those fragile items and tape to keep all your possessions safe during your removal. We also supply specialised materials such as acid free tissue and export wrapping paper.

All our quotations include high quality packing materials, don’t be tempted to use supermarket boxes as they are not always strong enough and the irregular sizes can make loading the lorry more difficult.

You don’t have to be moving house to purchase our packing materials; if you’re storing things in your loft or garage, transporting items regularly, taking your son or daughter to university, or simply building a den for the children to play in give us a call on 01787 377489 or come in to our office at Unit 2, Addison Road, Sudbury and we can supply you with as many or as few boxes as you need.