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If you’re a student moving to London soon, here’s a tip: accommodation and storage go hand in hand

If you’re a student moving to London soon, here’s a tip: accommodation and storage go hand in hand 1920 2560 G W Twilley & Son Removals

The period between terms when you have to move out of student accommodation is always a busy time for students. There are no lectures to attend, but this is a prime time to find new accommodation before everything starts. And things are even busier in London, which has one of the world’s highest concentrations of educational institutions.

If you’re a student moving to London soon, here’s a tip: accommodation and storage go hand in hand.

Here are seven reasons why London students need storage space:

1. You’ve got more things than you can take with you

Once you start boxing your belongings, you may be surprised at how much stuff you’ve accumulated – especially if you’ve been living at your parents’ home! In London, it may be tough (or expensive) to find a big enough room.

2. London rents are pricey

Because London rents are expensive, you’ll want to get the space you need, and no more. This means you’ll have to be ruthless deciding what you can and can’t take with you.

3. You’ve got a hobby

You may be into sports like cycling or canoeing. Maybe you enjoy painting or sewing. Some hobbies require equipment and tools that take up a lot of space – more than what a single room can offer.

4. You’re running a part-time business

It’s common for London students to run a part-time online business to help with the bills. Selling clothes, handmade crafts, or collectables means you’ll need that extra storage space.

5. For convenience: student storage

Sometimes, you just want to have peace of mind and know that your belongings and valuables are in a secure location. This way, you can focus on your studies and on exploring the city.

6. You plan to move often

Students move as often as every academic year. Having some of your belongings in storage will save you time in your next move, as you won’t have to pack and unpack them every time.

7. You’re going home from college for the holidays

Many students go back home for the holidays. If you don’t want to take all your belongings with you just for a few days or weeks (or months in Summer), student storage is the right solution.

As you can see, storage is a must for London students.

If you’d like to know more about our storage service post-lockdown, give us a call on 020 8888 5156 for further advice and we’ll be happy to explain how it can benefit you in detail.

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At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers and storage services specialists. Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or request a video survey and consultation.

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Storage Solutions During Post-Lockdown

Storage In London – The Best Solution During Post-Lockdown

Storage In London – The Best Solution During Post-Lockdown 2250 1500 G W Twilley & Son Removals

After weeks of lockdown, the London property market is starting to reopen. Although things are not back to normal yet, this is definitely good news for everyone who was planning to sell or buy property, or to move homes before the pandemic hit.

Store now, move later

Due to stay-at-home measures, many Londoners saw their plans to move disrupted. Now that non-essential home moves are allowed again, there is a surge in demand for removals services across London. This means that you may not be able to move on your chosen date, as movers may already be booked.

If you find yourself having to wait or delay your moving date, you may be wondering what to do with your belongings.

In fact, official government guidelines suggest that you pack your belongings yourself to minimise the risk of contagion. Of course, having moving boxes stacked at home while you wait for moving day is not convenient, especially in cities like London where living space is tight. This is why you may want to think about putting your packed belongings into storage.

Storage in London vs self-storage

Storage is a practical short-term solution that comes in handy during this post-lockdown stage. When thinking about storage, some people automatically think of self-storage. But if you are after hassle-free storage space, there is another option that will suit you best.

Our storage service offers many advantages over self-storage. One of them is that it is virtually a contactless procedure, which is important during post-lockdown.

With our storage in London service, your packed goods are placed in a container, sealed, and then loaded into a removals vehicle using a forklift. The unloading procedure is also done via forklift. This way, manual handling is kept to a minimum – and so is the risk of contagion.

If you’d like to know more about storage in London, give us a call on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or request a video survey and we’ll be happy to explain how it can benefit you in detail.

Ask For Help!

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers and storage services specialists. Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or request a video survey and consultation.

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Why You Need Hassle Free Storage Solutions – A Simple Alternative To Self Storage

Why You Need Hassle Free Storage Solutions – A Simple Alternative To Self Storage 1701 1134 G W Twilley & Son Removals

According to 2019 data, the average homeowner in the UK will move at least twice in their lifetime. When moving homes, many people realise they need storage services, whether it is in the short or the long term.

Renting a self-storage unit is a common thing to do before or after moving homes. It is also useful if your home is small or if you live in a flat. But self-storage isn’t the only option available if you need to store unused belongings or large amount of items.

Here are some reasons why containerised storage services is a great alternative to self-storage.

The advantages of containerised storage services

Companies like us with containerised storage services can arrange collections at your home. This way, you won’t have to drive (or rent a van) to take your belongings to the storage unit – as you will do if you are using self-storage services.

Containerised storage services is also the perfect solution when you need to store medium to large amounts of items.

The advantages of hiring us is that we offer a complete and hassle-free storage service from collection to re-delivery, all at very competitive prices.

This is how containerised storage works:

  1. The container is brought directly to your door.
  2. Once full, it’s forklifted from the truck to the warehouse.
  3. We assure you a minimal manual handling of your belongings so they are less likely to be damaged in transit.
  4. Re-deliveries can be arranged just as easily as collection.
  5. You don’t need to worry about making inconvenient trips to pick up all of your belongings when you need them.
  6. Plus, our staff always takes a hands-on and a friendly approach!

Our team are specialists in removals and storage services covering North London. With nearly 100 years of experience in the market, we know that there’s no single storage solution that works for everyone.

If you’re moving, relocating, or need storage for your office or commercial premises, give us a call on 020 8888 5156. Our team will be happy to discuss the most cost-effective solution for your needs.

Choose your storage services in London

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers and storage services specialists! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice.

North London in Autumn

Get Your House Decluttered This Autumn

Get Your House Decluttered This Autumn 1600 1066 G W Twilley & Son Removals

Have you ever found yourself thinking it’s time to declutter your home, and then postponing it? We’ve all been there.

Sometimes, it’s almost impossible to make time for a decluttering session, but here’s a secret: October is one of the best months to get your house organised.

What is happening in Autumn?

After the back-to-school rush, many parents take this season as a time to clean up and organise the family home. Summer toys and summer clothes can be now put away, and it’s time to switch our wardrobes around and get out autumn and winter clothing out.

During Autumn, many of us will be busy anticipating the Black Friday shopping extravaganza. This big sale event is usually held in November, so this is the time to start making a list of everything you need to buy.

Speaking of shopping, many of us are doing our Christmas shopping in October. The majority of retailers already have their Christmas gift deals and ideas out, and it’s a good idea to start crossing gifts off your list as soon as possible.

Here are some suggestions on what to buy:

  • Home appliances, as this is the time when previous year’s models get discounted.
  • You can find great bargains on cookware during October.
  • Toys and games (great Christmas gifts).

Also during this month, our calendars are marked with a few Halloween parties. You probably know how much room some costumes can take! You’ll need to make room for all those purchases and Halloween outfits. Usually that means putting your summer gear away, and here are some useful tips on storing it:

  • Sort clothes by category (tops, dresses, trousers, etc.).
  • Don’t store what you haven’t worn this season. Donate it or discard it.
  • Avoid wrapping or storing clothes in plastic bags, as this can encourage mould growth.
  • Line the bottom of storage boxes with acid-free paper or cotton sheets. Your clothes will last longer!
  • Clean all toys and summer sports gear before putting them away.
  • Store summer gear by activity(e.g. beach toys, sports gear, garden furniture, etc.).
  • Save space by hanging bags of summer toys from wall hooks.

What about those who are moving homes?

Apart from back to school, shopping season and being the best time to organise your home, Autumn is a great time of the year to move homes.

We all know that summer is prime moving season, so once the busy period is over you’ll have more chances of booking your home removals around your preferred dates.

Whether you’re moving homes this autumn, or have decided to finally declutter your home, you may need seasonal storage.

At G W Twilley & Son Removals we’re experts in  home decluttering and storage solutions and have 100 years’ experience helping homeowners in the London area. Get in touch with our team today!

Choose your House Removals team in London

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or read more about our house removals services here.

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Storage Facilities in North London Near You – A Guide by G W Twilley & Son Removals

Storage Facilities in North London Near You – A Guide by G W Twilley & Son Removals 2400 1600 G W Twilley & Son Removals

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, reliable removal services and quality storage are at the heart of what we do. We have been in this business for over 100 years, serving companies and families in North London. We’re always working to find new ways of making our storage solutions convenient and cost effective.

The Storage Process Step By Step

  • Contact us by phone or online to discuss your storage needs.
  • We’ll suggest the best storage solution for your needs and provide a quote.
  • If you choose containerised storage, we’ll arrange a collection time and date.
  • We’ll send a pickup truck to your address and forklift your belongings from the truck into our warehouse.
  • Our team will make a detailed inventory and give you a copy before leaving the premises.
  • Let us know when you need your belongings back and we’ll deliver them to your address.
  • If you choose self-storage, we’ll make sure your storage unit is as close as possible to the unloading spot.

The Benefits Using Our Storage Services

  • Your belongings are safe with us, since our warehouses are fully insured and monitored around the clock.
  • We offer flexible storage solutions in a variety of container sizes, so you only pay for what you need.
  • We have a wide range of complementary services available, including packing and unpacking.
  • Our self-storage and student storage services are among the most affordable in North London.

Directions To Our Storage Facilities

Our storage facilities are in Enfield. To reach us from North London, look for the A10 – A110 intersection – we’re 1 mile away from it. If you’re coming from Central London, head towards Angel and keep on the A10 past Haringey until you reach Ponders End.

The Dimensions Of The Storage Containers

Before hiring containerised storage services, make sure that your belongings will fit inside the containers.

The image below shows the actual size of a heavy-duty storage container used in many storage facilities as well as at our Twilleys storage warehouse:

 

Twilleys Storage Container Size

The wooden crate was designed to meet the removal industry requirement for the storage of household effects. Manufactured to a high standard, is used by removals companies nationwide and is suitable for shipment globally.

The Capacity Of The Storage Container

The total size of each storage container is about 8.4m³. One crate is enough for storing several items of kitchen or living room furniture.

For one-bedroom flat house removal, we will suggest 1 or 2 of these containers. However, we recommend our surveyor to visit your premises and review your storage needs before the collection date.

Choose your House Removals team in London

At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we are a team of friendly movers! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or read more about our house removals services here.

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