Specialist Removals

Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance

Moving Reindeer Without Magical Assistance
Lucy Owen, December 14, 2018

At this festive time of year, there is increased demand for the transport of domesticated reindeer throughout the UK. If only the reality of ‘reindeer-moving’ was as simple as Santa gallivanting around the globe on his sleigh! If you thought general airport security was complicated (especially at Christmas), wait until you learn the reality of the process required to move reindeer without magical assistance.

View Article

US Moving Trends Of 2018

US Moving Trends Of 2018
Daniel Barker, November 27, 2018

The American Market

Household goods moving services in the USA consist of residential, commercial and warehousing services all operating within the relocation market. The USA’s population of over 327 million people spans over nearly 10 million km2; as a result the US household goods moving market is a constantly growing and shifting powerhouse. With steady increases over the past 5 years, the industry has grown by 2.4% to boast a revenue of $18 billion in 2018. 

View Article

Reflections on the 56th Annual IAM Conference

Reflections on the 56th Annual IAM Conference
Ray Inskip, October 30, 2018

Sixth attendance

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s IAM conference in Washington DC, with my colleague Daniel Barker. This was the organisation’s 56th annual conference meeting (as well as my sixth year of attendance). The conference is historically held in excellent locations across the US and Canada and this year was hosted by the stunning Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Centre.

View Article

UK Removals Trends Of 2018

UK Removals Trends Of 2018
Katie Smith, September 20, 2018

Rental Moves

For previous generations home ownership was considered a rite of passage and likely outcome for most British people…These days for lots of individuals, owning their own property is either a pipe dream (due to inflation of property prices) or other accommodation options appear more favourable. Generation rent is producing more mobile ‘ready-to-move’ customers than ever before, which may be viewed as a positive for the household goods moving industry.

View Article

Reasons to ditch the DIY and hire a Removals company

Reasons to ditch the DIY and hire a Removals company
Gabriella Vianello, February 21, 2018

After months of home searching, property viewings and offer negotiations you have finally secured your dream home! However, before you can get settled in, you need to deal with the challenges that come with packing up and moving your possessions from A to B. Although it may be tempting to save a few pennies and take packing into your own hands, it is wise to enlist the help of a Household Goods Moving provider to support you along the way; by employing a removals firm you can ensure that you:

View Article

4 Tips for Moving House with a Toddler in Tow

4 Tips for Moving House with a Toddler in Tow
Gabriella Vianello, September 25, 2017

Moving house can be one of the most stressful life events that an individual will experience and so when young children are involved, this only adds to an already challenging situation. Although there will no doubt be some tears and tantrums along the way, there are some steps you can take to settle your little one into their new home with as little disruption as possible.

View Article
Categories: Specialist Removals

Environmental Impacts of removals

Environmental Impacts of removals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 27, 2017

The environment is an ever-growing concern around the world, and within the removals industry it’s more important than ever to try and limit the environmental impact. From packing materials to fuel consumption, the removals process can have huge environmental implications, and there are some essential points to include in any removals environmental policy.

View Article

How to Move a Garden

How to Move a Garden
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

The Chelsea Flower Show, which this year ran from the 23rd to the 27th May, is a celebrated event from the Royal Horticultural Society that sees some of the world’s best and most creative gardeners exhibiting their talents before a panel of judges. All of the gardens are assembled for the event in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, but how do the teams move and assemble them successfully?

View Article
Categories: Specialist Removals

Commercial vs. Residential Removals

Commercial vs. Residential Removals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 16, 2017

To the layman the differences between commercial and residential removals may seem small. The processes of the physical packing and removal of equipment and furniture appear virtually identical. There are, however, some key differences that should be highlighted.

View Article

Impact of Brexit on Removals

Impact of Brexit on Removals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, October 31, 2016

The historic Brexit vote has left a wave of uncertainty in its wake, causing instability in central government, the economy and the property market. With the property market having already slowed, the removals industry is already taking a slight ‘Brexit hit’.  It will surely face further challenges in the upcoming months. 

View Article

Women in Removals

Women in Removals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2016

Removals is traditionally a very male environment due to the role of heavy lifting and men stereotypically being much stronger. There are, however, some women in the industry looking to break this mould, found in female-only removal company Van Girls. 

View Article
Categories: Specialist Removals

The Art of Packing

The Art of Packing
Alchemy Admin, February 4, 2015

Packing is an art form itself in fine art removals. This is never more true than in the case of sculptures: often unusually awkward shapes, extremely cumbersome or fragile and delicate materials, they provide a challenge to even the most expert fine art removers.

View Article

Moving Dangerous Chemicals

Moving Dangerous Chemicals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, August 13, 2014

Moving dangerous chemicals is a hazardous part of removals, but sometimes a necessary one. The moving of laboratories, whether a part of a scientific research facility, hospital or educational facility, is a tricky and time consuming process. But with the correct planning and safety precautions, it needn’t be an impossible task.

View Article
Categories: Specialist Removals

Fine Art Removals – Bespoke Packaging

Fine Art Removals – Bespoke Packaging
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, June 11, 2014

Fine art removals is big business, whether working for galleries, museums or even private collectors. Yet, when dealing with something so valuable (in some cases even priceless) how do you prevent damage in transit? Very simply, it’s all in the packaging.

View Article

Camp Bastion: Moving Out

Camp Bastion: Moving Out
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, April 9, 2014

Camp Bastion is a place synonymous with the war in Afghanistan. At one time accommodating 28,000 people, the Camp is a beige city of tents larger than Reading. Although operational since 2006, now, in 2014, the British troops are moving out, and they’re taking their multi-million pound equipment with them.

View Article