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10 Packing Does & 5 Do Not’s – When moving house in Oxford (or Anywhere else)

Posted on June 30, 2022 by Peter Donaldson

Is it an urban legend that moving house is one of the most stressful life events? Studies show that while moving house is touted as one of the most stressful things to go through, it is perhaps a bit of an urban legend.  In other words, as moving professionals we are not totally convinced.  While the process of buying, selling and all the insecurities involved are without doubt anxiety producing, it does not necessarily follow that moving is traumatic.  Consider our tips for moving house, and the pitfalls to avoid and you should be set for a stress free relocation. 

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Top 5 tips for Moving House in the autumn

Posted on March 30, 2022 by Peter Donaldson
What is the Best Moving House Strategy?

One of the most stressful headaches you can experience is organising a relocation. With so many logistics and moving parts, you could experience a lot of bumps in the road. However, when you compare this to other seasons, moving home in autumn can be a smart decision. That’s because the days are still long, and the weather is cooler.

While the autumn is not as frugal as winter, you need to avoid inclement weather and snowy conditions. Plus, September, October, and November experience milder weather conditions, with the colder months reserved for earlier the following year. All relocations take planning, so here are the 5 of Isis Removals’ top tips to help you move house during autumn.

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Why we are the right removals company for the job

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Peter Donaldson
Removals Company abingdon

Here at Isis Removals, we understand that moving home can be stressful if not done properly and by the right people. That’s why it is always wise to get help from a removals company. However, not every removals company will suit your needs as efficiently as you’d like, and it’s advisable to understand how they operate before you book with anyone.

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How to Become a Start-Up Entrepreneur in Oxford

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
How to Become a Start-Up Entrepreneur in Oxford

As the first quarter of 2021 draws to a close, you might be thinking of how the rest of the year will pan out. It will be a gradual return to normality for many people, while others want to make some major changes. If you’re one of the latter – maybe you’re thinking of going in a different career direction? The question is – how does someone begin the process of starting a business in Oxford?

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A Strong Message Going Into 2020

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

Knight Frank, the estate agency, is reporting a steep rise in the number of buyers registering in the early part of January. The number of buyers registering an interest in the second week of January rose by 92% compared to the same week last year.

It appears to be a post election boost with Rightmove also reporting house prices have risen by 2.3% since the election. It’s another positive sign regarding buyers willingness to transact whilst supply still remains relatively low. 

Supply increases in spring but if you’re thinking of selling this year, it is worth looking at your options now.

Should you find the right property and need a professional removal service IRIS removals would be happy to offer you a quote.

League Movers!

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Peter Donaldson

IRIS Removals is heading to the top of the league as sponsors of Oxford Leys FC. Currently in Division One of the Oxford City Football League, they are unbeaten in the first 7 games of the season and very much have their sights set on the top spot!

Manager, Jacob Earl said “We are a local men’s team based in Blackbird Leys, playing in the Oxford City Football league, proudly sponsored by Iris Removals. We have been running for about 5 years, now in our second season of Saturday football. We are doing very well, and are currently unbeaten. Next season we will be looking to be promoted, and join the Oxford Senior League.”

Having previously announced our sponsorship of the grassroots U12s team in Bloxham, the team at IRIS Removals are delighted to spread our support across Oxfordshire and into the adult football scene.

Supporting Bloxham Move Up the League!

Posted on November 9, 2019 by Peter Donaldson

We are delighted to be supporting a local grassroots team in Oxfordshire. The Under 12 Rangers from Bloxham, Banbury play in the Witney and District Youth League and now proudly wear our logo on their backs, on a match day.

Bloxham FC (http://www.bloxhamfc.co.uk) are an inclusive, local community club with teams from U6 – Vets, with a growing number of players largely due to their philosophy of making sure kids just play!

We wish them all the best for the season and hope to see them on their own move up the league, in their bid to perform better each week!

Bloxham Rangers U12s Lining Up IRIS Removals
Bloxham Rangers U12s Lining Up IRIS Removals

On Yer Bike!

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Peter Donaldson

ISLIP VILLAGERS AIM TO FIND 300 CYCLISTS TO JOIN THEIR ‘BIG BIKE RIDE’

The 2019 Westminster to Islip bike ride is once again being sponsored by IRIS Removals.

 “Absolutely delighted to be involved with sponsoring and indeed the logistics of collecting all the bicycles for delivery down to Westminster Abbey. This is our third time of being involved and it certainly has got bigger and better every time in terms of the number of participants. It’s a really joyful and wonderful event so do get involved. We promised to look after your bicycle too!” – Graham Smalley Managing Partner

More information about the ride itself can be found below:

A team of villagers from Islip, Oxon are inviting cyclists young and old to join in a day of cycling on Sunday 7 May 2017.  The event which is being held for the third time offers cyclists a fun day out and the opportunity to raise money for a charity.  Three rides have been organised to suit everyone from tiny peddlers to keen cyclists.  All entrance fees will split between two village organisations (Friends of Dr South’s School and St Nicholas Church) and riders are encouraged to seek sponsorship in aid of a charity of their own choice.  The target is 300 cyclists and to raise £10,000.  The ‘Big Bike Ride’ has been kindly supported by Breckon & Breckon estate agents and Isis Removals & Storage both based in Oxford.

 The Big Bike Ride is approximately 65 miles from Westminster Abbey to Islip and will symbolically link Islip, the birthplace of Edward the Confessor with the Abbey he founded.  The proposed route will take in sights such as Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, follow the Grand Union Canal, then travel through the Chilterns via Great Missenden and Princes Risborough before reaching Thame and finally Islip.  The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Canon of Westminster will set the riders off at 9am with a blessing in The Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey.

The two other rides are Nearly There which is approximately 18 miles from Thame Market Square to Islip and Tykes and Trikes which is a very short ride in the village for children and includes a ‘decorate a bike’ competition.

The Big Bike Ride organisers are inviting local small charities or community organisations who might not have the resources to organise an event of this size themselves to put forward a team.  These teams will then each raise sponsorship funds for their own cause.  Individual riders can also seek sponsorship for a good cause of their own choosing.  Charity groups who have already signed up include Oxfordshire based Bookfeast who run book clubs for primary schools & elderly people promoting literacy.

North Yorkshire: The Most Beautiful, Interesting County in the UK

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Peter Donaldson

When first thinking about North Yorkshire, I tend to think about long walks in a grassy field, flat caps and a Yorkshire terrier at my side, and you wouldn’t be wrong to associate North Yorkshire with these things. However, this isn’t the only thing that North Yorkshire can offer you. The largest county in the UK has grown in culture and British landmarks over the years, from the Yorkshire Dales to Richmond Castle. Read more…

Top tips on how to move your furniture safely

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Peter Donaldson

Moving or relocating your furniture is almost always a tricky affair. This is due to the fact that you have both yourself and the furniture to protect. The costs of repairing damaged furniture can be so high. At the same time, improper handling of the furniture can lead to a lifelong physical injury. Read more…