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Booking Your Mover

A Guide to Booking a House Move in the UK and Ireland. Across the UK and Ireland, professional moving companies vary widely in size and in the services they offer. From the small mover that focuses on local house moves, to the large international mover that provides

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Moving to South Wales

Moving to South Wales Anyone who has travelled around South Wales will know how diverse the region is. From the busy life of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea to the relaxing towns in the Rhondda, South Wales offers an ideal living environment for everyone. Busy towns like Ammanford

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Moving to South West England

Moving to South West England The South West of England, (the West Country) is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. With the two National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, combined with the numerous coastal towns and villages, it is no wonder that it

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Moving Home in West London

Moving Home in West London West London has long been a prime location for professionals wishing to work in the capital without the burden of high Central London living costs. The public transport system makes this commute easier than ever before and the recent push for cleaner

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How to Save on House Removals

How to Save on House Removals The cost of a house or flat move is based primarily on the amount of work involved and the distance covered. There are sometimes other costs, such as packing services or dismantling furniture, but the main factors are volume and distance.

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Why Use an AIM Member

Why Use an AIM Member? The Association of Independent Movers was formed to bring together removals companies that agree to comply with a code of practice that protects customers from bad business practises. The UK and Ireland removals industry is unregulated, which means anyone with a van

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Should I Buy Removals Insurance?

Should I Buy Removals Insurance? To answer this question, we need to look at the different types of cover on offer. Extended liability Some movers offer full insurance as part of their quote. This is usually an extended liability whereby the customers goods are temporarily covered by

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What is Containerized Storage?

What is Containerized Storage?   How Do Removals Companies Store My Goods? The industry standard storage container is a 250 cu ft wooden container that is stored in a warehouse. The containers are standardized to allow them to be loaded onto removals trucks, where they can be

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How To Find A Local Storage Facility Near You

How To Find A Local Storage Facility Near You

Storage is growing in popularity in the UK with more and more domestic and commercial customers taking advantage of storage facilities. GET A FREE STORAGE QUOTE There are many reason why Businesses, individuals and families need more space to store their belongings.  You can store almost anything

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Submit A Simple Online Form And Get 4 International Moving Quotes

Submit A Simple Online Form And Get 4 International Moving Quotes

Moving your business across town is difficult enough, but moving it to a different city or even a different country requires a whole lot of coordination. Which removal company do you use? Would you like to count on one resource for getting 4 removal quotes from the

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Newsletter

COVID 19 Statement

The partial lock-down in the UK has led to many movers wondering if they are required to temporarily shut down their business.

Before you make a decision, please consider the following.

The lock-down is aimed primarily at non-essential retail and leisure in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

Transport and freight are considered essential.

See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-freight-transport/covid-19-advice-for-the-freight-transport-industry

If you choose to continue working, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Follow the guidelines issued by the Government and instruct your staff to do likewise.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For domestic removals, clean all door handles and handrails, etc at both premises with an appropriate sanitiser.
Frequently clean all equipment (including vehicle cab interiors) with soap and water or a sanitiser.
Only send the minimum number of staff required (usually 2) to complete the job.
Request from the customer that they ask family and friends to stay away during the move.
Ask the customer to keep their distance during the move.
Don’t do home-visit surveys. Conduct surveys over the phone or by video call.

AIM believes that you should avoid all unnecessary work, but carry out essential work if possible.

AIM can’t and won’t tell you whether you should close your business. That is your decision.