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4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry

4 Technology Trends from the Moving Industry
Ray Inskip, February 25, 2019

In recent years technology has been a hot topic across the relocation services sectors, the moving industry is no exception. High-tech innovations are improving service quality and efficiency for moving companies and customers alike, on a local scale and globally.

Here are 4 ‘smart moving’ technology trends available not just to moving companies but also to relocating clients themselves as part of the moving package. The 4 AI options which I describe below are designed to make the whole process of moving simpler, easier and more cost-effective for all parties…

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A Dream Job: Moving Fine Wines

A Dream Job: Moving Fine Wines
Katie Smith, January 25, 2019

Moving your collection

Whether you are an enthusiastic collector or well-stocked restaurant; the prospect of moving the contents of a wine cellar can be truly daunting. Fine wines necessitate careful treatment and storage for transportation. Their fragile nature and specific character can be damaged by mishandling, exposure to incorrect lighting levels or fluctuating temperatures. It is always advisable to seek expert help when seeking to move high volumes of valuable fine wines. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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. 

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How To Prepare for a Move

How To Prepare for a Move
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2015

Preparing to move can be a very stressful time. There seem to be a hundred different things to do and next to no time to do them in, but with a good checklist and plan, just how to prepare for the move can be very simple.

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Unusual Things Found in Removals

Unusual Things Found in Removals
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 24, 2015

Over the years removal men have uncovered some weird and wonderful things in their vans and trucks, from deceased pets to the items from the wrong house.

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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.

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