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Why Move on a Monday?

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Could a Monday move be a better plan than moving on a Friday?

Happy Monday graphic by Yunus Malik (via Shutterstock).

Happy Monday: could you be better off moving house on a Monday? Image by Yunus Malik (via Shutterstock).

Here’s a little question for you: which is the most popular day for moving house? Monday? Nope. Saturday? Definitely not. Right, here’s a clue: what was Chris Evans’ late-1990s teatime show known as on Channel Four? read more →

House Removal Fails

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A collection of home removal fails

Broken mirror removal fails by N. Nattalli (via Shutterstock).

Unlucky for some: Friday the Thirteenth. Image by N. Nattalli (via Shutterstock).

Oh dear, this day of all days has come to haunt us. We know for sure that today is Friday. But today is Friday the 13th. Supposedly an unlucky day, one noted for technological fails: computer viruses; random chaos; and the odd cancellation at Redland station. Appropriately for this much-maligned day, we have a lighthearted post for you.

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A Monster Move Movie

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A monster move courtesy of Circa Old Houses and Wolfe House and Building Removers

A Monster Move Movie

Moving on Up: We at Simply Removals Bristol are amazed by their monster moving abilities. Image by Picture Studio (via Shutterstock).

At Simply Removals Bristol, the sighting of whole houses being moved is a very rare one indeed.  Our mix of narrow streets and traffic-clogged thoroughfares makes the task virtually impossible.  Even the slightest of delays could upset the X1 to Bristol Airport.  Courtesy of Wolfe House and Building Removers and Circa Old Houses, the two New York based companies have created a film featuring a monster move or three.

Wolfe House and Building Removals have been in business since 1970, having succeeded in shifting whole houses through the state of New York.  A full service is available for the eastern part of the United States, which includes Florida, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., and Michigan.  If the building is of historical importance, a monster move could be taken place from the western part of the USA.

Circa Old Houses is a real estate company which specialises in the sale of old houses.  Which, in Bristolian terms, would favour the multicoloured terraced houses in Lawrence Hill over the latest modern-day housing estate.  The company was founded by Elizabeth Finkelstein, due to her passion for historical architecture.


  • Circa Old Houses: the real estate company seen in the above clip;
  • Wolfe House and Building Removers: the company behind the monster move process.

Avoiding Home Clearance Horrors

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How hiring a professional home clearance company is an antidote to a move from Hell

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Monica’s and Rachel’s move to a property near the university was a memorable one for all the wrong reasons. If they chose Simply Removals Bristol, their move would have been less eventful. Image by Jandrie Lombard (via Shutterstock).

Moving house is one of the most important life events you will face. You could be moving to your first student flat, or joining the property ladder for the first time. Being handed the keys and finding your rent deposit or mortgage is only part of a successful move. A successful home clearance is another, more important part. Finding the wrong home removals company could spoil your move.

We at Simply Removals Bristol aim to part of your successful move. Being as today is Hallowe’en, here’s a list of what could happen if you choose an unsuitable home removals company. read more →

Relocation Clean-Ups: A Clean Break for 2016

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Moving in or moving out, we can clean up before or after your move

Cleaning products.Mop and bucket.

The New Year of 2016 is nearly upon us.  There’s every chance you’ll be sick to death of New Year’s Resolutions that seem to have the shelf life of batteries from a Pound Shop.  For many people, it is a time to stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, or to move house.  For some, moving house or premises forms many a New Year’s Resolution.  As well as assisting with your eventual relocation, we can offer cleaning services. read more →

Thinking of Moving House or Office?

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Thinking of Moving House or Office?

Bristol’s university is one of the largest in the South West, and is full of students living in halls of residence and shared houses around the city. At the end of each year, many students move from one residence to another, maybe because their house mates are moving or because halls of residence are for first years only. Cars are seen as an unnecessary expense in a city with such good public transport links, and so moving from place to place can be problematic.

They are often only moving one roomful of items, and so a large removal firm would be overfill, but many van rental firms insist on an over 21 year old or someone with at least 2 years driving experience as the named driver. This is where a man and van service can come in handy for all removals Bristol wide.

Simply Removals Bristol have a fleet of vans and trucks suitable for any size jobs, and their transit vans are perfect for smaller removals including student moves. Their drivers will help you load and unload, and their local knowledge means they can get you to your new and perhaps unfamiliar surroundings in the shortest possible time.

If you are a student in Bristol and are looking for some help moving locations with your roomful of possessions, call Simply Removals Bristol for a competitive quote from a company that provide helpful and friendly service with a reliable van or truck, and are fully insured for your peace of mind.

Removals Leading up to Christmas

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Removals Leading up to Christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time of year at the best of times, with family descending, presents to buy, food and drink to stockpile and excited children to boot. The last thing you want to be worried about is moving, but sometimes is just can’t be helped. If for whatever reason you’re moving house leading up to Christmas we feel for you, we really do. The stress on top of Christmas can seem overwhelming, but by using the right removals company to help you with your move, you can be all moved in with plenty of time to spare and ready for the festive season.

We are one of the best company providing services for removals Bristol wide, with a great reputation for reliability and customer service; the two most important qualities needed for a removals company Bristol way. You need a removals company to be reliable in every sense of the word, in terms of punctuality, the vehicles used and the removals professionals that are there to help you. All of our vehicles are well maintained as well as clean inside and out, to ensure that your possessions get to your new location in the shortest amount of time and in the same condition that they left in.

Our removals professionals are experienced in all kinds of removals both domestic and commercial, and as such they know the best way to handle any kind of removal. They also have plenty of local knowledge in order to know the best routes and areas to avoid at certain times. Both of these factors makes us more likely to be punctual, as we want to make sure that you get to where you’re going as quickly as possible. We will work to your timetable.

If you’re not moving but just need one item moving, we can also provide this service. No job is too big or too small, and if you need something out of the way, or need something picked up, in time for Christmas we can make that happen. For the most flexible as well as the best quality company for removals Bristol wide, call us for a competitive quote and the friendliest and most efficient customer service in the area.

Removals in the Winter

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Removals in the Winter

Apart from festivals such as Christmas and events such as New Years, not a lot of people are keen on Winter. In England; a country famous for its terrible summers, the winters are even worse with ice and snow as well as wind and rain. It is for this reason that many try to avoid moving in the winter months, but sometimes it cannot be helped and you just need to get on with it. This is where you need the best removals company.

With it being a large and established city full or businesses and universities, Bristol removals companies are plentiful, but when moving in the winter you need a company well known for providing the more efficient removals Bristol wide. You need a company equipped for every eventuality, which is what we are proud and pleased to offer.

Winter can make a move less pleasant but it can definitely make it more dangerous, one of the many reasons it is best to get a professional moving service in instead of trying to do it yourself. The ice and wind can make for difficult heavy lifting, and even the lighter items can be hard to manoeuvre if you are struggling to keep your balance. Our removals professionals come fully prepared for all weather conditions with ways of moving even the heaviest items. They are also able to move your items ensuring they are protected from the elements, because they understand that your possessions are important to you, and they are polite and helpful at all times.

In the lead up to the festive season, we also carry out smaller removals , for example individual items of furniture. Whether it’s a new three piece suite or extra beds in time for Christmas, we can move the items for you quickly and safely, freeing up your time to spend with your family and last minute shopping not to mention preventing a serious injury at the worst possible time.

If you’re looking for someone to carry out removals for you this winter, give us a call if you want the most professional and experienced removal professionals that can guarantee your possessions will get from A to B in good condition and as fast as possible.

Removals at the Start of the Year

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Removals at the Start of the Year

For most people the ending of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 symbolised time for a change of some kind, whether it’s a new hobby, plan or resolution. For other people, it is time for an even bigger change, like a new home or a new business venture. For these people 2013 is going to be fast moving and exciting with lots to do. Without the right help, it could potentially be a very stressful time as well. Whether you’re moving house or opening a new business premises, you’re going to need a good removals company to make the move to a new premises or the opening of a new premises as stress free as is physically possible.

When looking for the best company for removals services, finding one that you feel understands your concerns and obstacles in place is key to a smooth transition. There are always a number of different considerations with each move of any kind, which makes every move a unique event with individual requirements. Considerations can include complicated issues such as the route to take to the new location, the number of items that need moving and the order in which to move them in. They also include issues as simple as the day you are moving on and the weather on that day. We take all of these considerations into account when planning a move.

If you are moving in the beginning half of the year, when it is still cold and often more wet, we can suggest ways of making your move more hardy to bad weather, including extra packaging, working as close to access points as possible and ensuring that as much of the work is done in daylight as is possible. As one of the most experienced removals company in Bristol, we know how to work around adverse conditions and sometimes make them work to our advantage.

If you are planning a change that includes a move, give us a call to talk about how we can make a transition as smooth as possible so that you can enjoy 2013.

Benefits of a Man and Van Service

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Moving home can be an expensive process and when there’s bits and pieces that need buying, replacing and set up costs for utilities and deposits to pay, it can be very tempting to save money wherever you can, including moving costs. The idea of moving yourself in can seem like a good idea in terms of cost, but when you work it out in terms of time and effort not to mention fuel, you might find yourself out of pocket in more ways than one.

Man and Van services in Bristol

If you want to avoid the big cost of hiring a large removals firm with an oversized truck, it’s well worth considering the compromise of one of the providers of services from a man and van. This way you get the assistance you need, without the massive price tag. A decent man and van service will have the space to do a small move in one go, or several trips for a larger one. You will get assistance with the lifting and carrying of heavy or awkward objects, a safe and clean environment to transport your items in, and the extra space that comes with a van as opposed to even a larger car. The alternative is hiring a van, which is less likely to be clean enough to move your possessions in good condition as well as adding to the stress by having to move all the items yourself.

As a leading service provider for man and van in Bristol, we have recently seen that many people are downsizing for a variety of reasons. If this is the case for you then you might have possessions you want to keep but do not currently have the space for. There are a range of places to look for storage, but we are linked to a clean and modern storage facility where you can securely store your possessions, and can transport your items to storage as part of the moving process; saving time and effort on your part.

For more information on our man and van services as well as storage solutions, call us and we will be happy to share our expertise and years of experience with you.