Removals Checklist for a Stress Free Move

Posted on December 22, 2012 by Peter Donaldson

There’s no denying it, moving house is a big event.  There’s a lot to do and it can very quickly start to feel overwhelming.  The best way to cope with an imminent move is to break down the jobs that need doing into smaller chunks.  That way, they can be easily managed and you can avoid becoming overly stressed.

Moving House Checklist

Stress-proof your house move by following our simple checklist.  Start early – remember the sooner you start preparing, the less painful it will be in the end.  Leaving everything late guarantees a torrid move.

•    Gather your belongings into organised boxes, using colour codes to indicate which room
the contents are from.

•    Make sure you have the correct level of insurance to cover your house move and
your belongings.

•    Get in contact with us to arrange a date for your big move and ask any questions.  This will also give you a deadline to organise yourself around.

•    Make special arrangements for bulky items such as pianos or valuables you want moving.

•    If you plan to take time off work, book it early enough in advance.

•    Cancel your bills and set up accounts for the new property.  Notify banks, doctors and anyone else you plan to stay in contact with of your new address.

•    Buy plenty of bubble wrap and use it to keep items safe as they journey to their new home.

By following this checklist, and tackling the jobs one at a time, you’ll be able to take as much stress out of your house sale as possible.

Moving House with IRIS Removals

The removal company you choose is incredibly important.  At IRIS Removals, we take the utmost care and tailor our services to perfectly match your needs.  We facilitate the smoothest removals Oxford can offer.  To arrange your move or speak to someone about a potential move, call us on 01865 770 227.

Top Tips to Make Your Office Relocation Successful

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Peter Donaldson

An office relocation can be a stressful but exciting move for any business and one that you must plan down to the last fax machine and telephone wire. The success of your relocation is down to how much you plan and like anything proper planning will reduce disruptions and financial loss.

Here’s how to ensure a hassle free office relocation project:

Plan early

Get your ideas together, there is a lot of work to do when it comes to relocating so the earlier you plan the easier it will be. Set some dates and make a checklist to tick off. What can go first? How much space does your new office need? Simple checks and lists will keep you and your employees organised.

Don’t do it alone

Moving offices is going to be stressful enough without you and your team trying to pack up and carry out your office duties as well; it would be a disaster if you misplaced an important document or file, so why not hire some help to assist you with the removal?  Hiring a commercial removals company will ensure the move is done quickly and efficiently.  If you want to pack your own items, maybe you’ve got confidential files or documents then why not use one of our packing kits, this will ensure you have all the packing material you need.


You will need storage space to keep your stuff in, it will be impossible to move everything yourself in one go so why not hire some storage space to keep your items safe until the move.

Upgrade: This may be the time to upgrade your new office; a new office equals a fresh start. If your previous office was a bit bland and dreary brighten this one up and make it a happy working environment for your employee’s to make it a positive move. Remember to get things like phone lines and internet connection sorted just before the move, with disruptions in the workplace because of the move you don’t want to delay any further work by not having the internet.

Here at IRIS Removals and Storage in Oxfordshire we offer the relocation services to meet your business needs and are part of the National Guild of Removers and Storers so your office relocation is safe in our hands.  We guarantee all storage items will be kept secure with our 24/7 CCTV and controlled gate access which ensures that no unauthorised persons can access your storage.

For more information on our removal and storage services why not give us a call on 01865 770 227 or fill out one of our quick and easy online contact forms here.

Guild Member

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Peter Donaldson
IRIS Removals is Oxford’s “High Quality Removal and Storage” service provider for both the domestic and commercial customer.

Welcome To Our New Website

Posted on September 5, 2012 by Peter Donaldson

Welcome to our new website. We have recently had a complete redesign and we are very pleased with the outcome. The aim was to make the user experience when contacting us hassle free and to easily communicate our company ethos and ability.

Please take a look around and see what you think of our new website. If you have any question feel free to contact us using our online form on the contact page. Enjoy.