Aussie – Our Guide for Moving to London

The end of the current lockdown restrictions is up for review at the beginning of March, and people and businesses in London aren’t sure what happens next. Depending on the Covid-19 infection rates, it might be good or bad news, with most hoping to ease things like free movement. There will be those who have relocations in the works and want to look into the possibility of using storage. For Aussie customers, we’re still operating, even at this stringent period of the pandemic. If the current lockdown is causing a delay in moving, you can store your possessions in our storage facilities until your relocation gets the green light. We have a selection of storage services available, and we believe they match most people’s requirements. USING STORAGE IN LONDON TO SAFEGUARD YOUR BELONGINGS – The security of your possessions is of paramount importance, and most of us take measures to firm up things like access points to their home. It’s why people install alarm systems and deadbolts, as well as external security lights. By doing this, we’re not only safeguarding our belongings but also the safety of our family. Having somewhere secure for your valuables is essential and puts our minds at rest so that we can get on with our daily tasks. However, if you have an emergency, that means you don’t have anywhere secure for your items; this becomes an issue. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to this problem, and that’s store. And when you rent a storage unit from Aussie, you’ll have us to guide you through the process. With a selection of storage packages and unit sizes available, we have everything you need to secure your furniture and appliances. Simply phone or email us, and we’ll complete an assessment straight away. We’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote, which includes the exact costs and a suggestion from us for the most suitable package for your situation. This article will look at our storage packages in more detail, providing you with the specifications. We’ll then attribute examples to each, giving you some case study information to provide you with a better idea of their application. Then you’ll have a better idea of how to deal with any issues that arise and who to contact. THE IMPORTANCE OF STORAGE DURING LOCKDOWN – Aussie was initially due to shut down as part of the first lockdown’s response early last year. However, it was apparent removals and storage were services frontline, and key workers were desperate to book. The government made exemptions, and our industry has been fully operational ever since, allowing us the opportunity to help thousands of people. The lockdown is difficult enough to cope with on a general daily basis. If something like a delay in moving dates happens to you, it can make people panic and feel overwhelmed. There is good news – you’re only a phone call or email away from the solution, and Aussie can take you through the process of finding a storage unit for your needs. Storage has been helping customers throughout the pandemic response, regardless of what level of restrictions are in place. Whether that’s people with delays in moving or businesses who need emergency relocations. Aussie has been here to accommodate their needs, often linking removals and storage packages to perform a seamless service. SELF STORAGE FOR FULL ACCESS AND SHORT-TERM REQUIREMENTS – All of Aussie’s storage services give you the ultimate level of protection for your possessions. The difference comes from the specifications of each package, and self storage has some excellent benefits. You can access your storage room at any time during our opening hours, with no limits of how many times for visits. This is why so many entrepreneurs and businesses use this service, notably e-commerce and courier companies. There’s a lot of freedom when you work with Aussie for your storage needs. Unlike other companies, we don’t impose a minimum contract period when booking. This means you only need to keep your unit for a time that suits your needs without worrying about additional fees. Many people link a self storage unit to their relocation, with many retaining it after the move is over. Self storage provides you with an unbeatable level of protection for your possessions. Aussie’s depot has excellent security measures, including 24-7 CCTV monitoring and individual codes for each storage room. Furthermore, nothing enters or leaves our facilities without our permission, giving you peace of mind that your belongings are completely safe and secure when in our care. CONTAINER STORAGE FOR LONG-TERM NEEDS AND AFFORDABILITY – Each of Aussie’s storage options is more, or less suitable for each person or business. As per the previous section, self storage is likely to benefit people who need regular access. Container storage works differently and has lots of advantages over other packages. The main thing to remember here is you don’t need any previous experience with storage because we’ll help you choose a package. Aussie’s Container Storage package is ideal for long-term storage needs if you don’t need to access your unit regularly. There are restrictions for accessing container storage units, and additional fees might be applicable. However, it’s affordable and easy to initiate the process. And with prices starting from £18 a week, you won’t find a better deal for storage in London. Now for the practical side of things. Unlike other providers, Aussie works with large wooden containers instead of metal. Our units are 7ft high x 7ft long x 5ft wide, giving an internal 250 cubic feet of capacity. In addition to offering this affordable storage option, we make things even more straightforward by bringing the empty container to you. In our specially designed lorry, we will head out to your home or workplace with the container. Then, our team will load your belongings while simultaneously making an inventory. You’ll get a copy of this list detailing everything in your container storage unit. Then, we seal it onsite and transport it back to our storage warehouse. You’ll receive a unique identity code for your storage unit if you need to contact us to discuss anything. AUSBOX – A STORAGE SERVICE UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN LONDON – Aussie has a unique third storage option that combines elements of both the previous packages. It’s a unique storage option that is ideal for people who need long-term storage at cheaper rates. Some people fall between self storage and container storage’s benefits because they need aspects of both. Luckily, we evaluate things in detail and came up with a completely new storage service. Aussie’s AusBox allows you to enjoy long-term storage with additional access. You can gain access to your AusBox storage unit four time per month without extra charges. We have two size options to choose from. AusBox, which is £22 plus VAT per week, gives you 250 cubic feet of storage. AusBox Mini is £11.95 plus VAT per week, with 175 cubic feet of storage. Much like our container storage process, AusBox customers don’t have to worry about transporting their possessions to us. We can collect your items at your preferred location, pack everything for you, including a complete inventory. Then, we’ll seal the unit before bringing everything back to our branch for storage. This is a free service when you store with us for six months for one container. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AS STANDARD WITH AUSSIE – To make sure you receive the storage service you deserve, there’s a smart way to read up on any potential company you find online. Rating platforms like Google Live and Trustpilot provide consumers with previous reviews, including customer feedback. You can see why Aussie is a 5-star company by reading what people think of us here. You’ll have to arrange visits to your new location at least twice, but it’s advisable to try and fit in another trip if possible. While the internet is a revolutionary research tool, there’s only so much you can find out about a place online. It would help if you experienced it for yourself, as well as getting to know the area. This is where you’ll learn more about the local amenities and points of interest. Before you do that, also do some research on things like healthcare and education institutions. It’s possible to do this via their local council, who tend to have lots of information and resources. Transport is one of the cornerstones to settling down, especially if travel factors into your ability to commute to work and back. AUSSIE MAN & VAN – STORAGE THAT ADDS REAL VALUE IN LONDON – At Aussie, we believe that storage should be affordable and attain the highest standard of customer service. By booking with us, you won’t be choosing one or the other. You’ll enjoy the best of both, which is why people frequently return to use us for other services. Every team member is an expert in storage and removals, and there’s always someone available to assist you at our branches. Aussie is the ‘can-do’ storage provider, and we have five branches in London, as well as new ones in Bath, Dorset, and Oxford. For us, it’s vital we put ourselves in our customer’s position. This helps us provide essential services people need, and we treat every job on its own merits. No two situations are the same, and we prepare for all eventualities. If you’d like to know more about what storage services are available during the lockdown, please contact us today. We have unbeatable storage packages to match everyone’s requirements.

If you’re busy preparing for a move to London, it’s an excellent place to live and you have plenty of exciting times ahead. You’ll need to stay grounded and plan every aspect of your relocation thoroughly because this will all add up to a successful move. It’s always a good idea to have lots of information to hand, especially when it’s all in one article to refer to as you organise.

That’s why the Aussie team put together this guide – so you have useful tips for your London move.

Five Essential Tips for Anyone Moving to London –

In this guide, we’ll give you five main things to consider for your upcoming relocation to London. It’s worth mentioning that the things we’re listing here is not exhaustive and we might produce an additional blog to accompany this at a later date. For now, this blog should give you a decent foundation on which you can base your big move to ensure it’s a successful one.

Aussie is an industry leader, and we’re London’s fastest-growing independent removals and storage company. We have vast amounts of experience in relocating people to London because our staff are all time-served experts in removals and storage. When it comes to moving to London, they’ve seen just about every situation you can think of.

Ultimately, by using this guide, you’ll be able to remain on track to reduce the chaos of moving. It’s a life-changing decision and a difficult task ahead. By booking with Aussie, you’ll have us with you at every stage of your relocation, which includes planning.

How Much Money Should I Save Before Moving to London?

London is renowned for being expensive and rent and mortgage payments are vastly higher than the rest of the UK. Additionally, things like groceries, travel, entertainment and municipal rates cost more in the capital. You’ll have to factor this into your budget, but it’s also worth remembering that this is subjective. For example, someone moving to London from another capital or major city, like New York, might find the cost of living comparable.

Furthermore, the cost of living in different areas in London differ, mainly because of rent and the value of properties. Before you arrive, you’ll need a general idea of what your budget is and what areas in London you can afford. It’s advisable to have enough for your deposit and three months’ rent available. And, if it’s feasible, try and have a few months’ expenses in your savings as a safety net.

There is a plethora of information online regarding the cost of living in London, so make sure you read up on this. A quick example would be the cost of rent when comparing London with Liverpool. The rent average in London for a two-bed apartment is £1, 840 against £820 in Liverpool. In general, the overall cost of living in Northern England is much cheaper than in Southern England.

You might not be able to secure a property before you arrive, and short-term accommodation is another expense you should have funds for. However, this should be a temporary measure, and you’ll have to find somewhere more permanent quickly.

Creating a Moving Checklist to Stay on Track –

The first thing we’re going to suggest you do is to create a moving checklist which you’ll use as your master document for your relocation. This works in two parts. You begin by listing information for each task you need to complete. Then, you’ll use a calendar to set out where you need to complete each task by. And this part is important, as you work backwards from the moving date to the present day to determine your timeline.

It’s critical that you only use a reliable removals company with a strong reputation, and this should be your first task to complete. Additionally, it’s also essential that they deliver the highest standard of removals service for affordable prices. Fortunately, you only need to book with Aussie to receive all these benefits. Similarly, we have a range of services that cover all removals and related situations.

Packing up your possessions usually happens closer to the final week before you move. However, you can start to get rid of any clutter now. Then you can either do the packing yourself or liaise with our expert team to do the work for you. Aussie employs the very best people with decades of removals and trade experience.

A Range of Removals Services Available –

Aussie has a range of removals and storage services available which cover both domestic and business customers. Moreover, we can handle any type or size of relocation, from anywhere in the UK or Europe. That means we’re flexible and can provide a free, no-obligation quote for your exact requirements before you sign up.

For larger properties with three or four-bedrooms and upwards will require a bigger vehicle and a different removals package. Aussie’s Home Removals service is preferable for people who have lots of belongings, or there are pieces of furniture that need a larger van. That means anything below three bedrooms would be more suitable for our Man & Van service.

One of the packages in Aussie’s range is our dedicated Packing service. Our team will do all the heavy-lifting, inventory, loading and unpacking work for you. This can be invaluable for people who have busy work or household schedules. It’s also a sure-fire way to make sure your possessions are safe from damage because removal’s experts will handle everything.

National and International Collections –

Now for the tricky part – what happens if you’re moving to London from another city or country? The answer to this is more straightforward than you might expect. That’s because Aussie has two long-distance removals packages – our National and International services.

Aussie Man & Van regularly relocate people to cities like Paris and Munich, as well as other destinations throughout Europe. We have a dedicated Overseas Removals service that can transfer you to most locations on the continent.

The best part is – we can also do the same service for people who need to relocate to London from another part of the UK or Europe. Aussie is known for being flexible while offering a range of removals services. And part of our long-distance removal’s services includes moving to London from other cities or towns in the UK or the EU.

Through our network of partner removals companies, we relocate people to cities and towns in the EU. And we only work with companies that have the same ethos of customer service that matches our own. That means providing the highest standard of customer service on every removals job.

Using Self Storage for Gaps in Moving Dates –

One issue some people face is gaps in moving dates while they transport their belongings to London. Sometimes this is because of a delay in signing off on a mortgage. The main problem is finding somewhere to store furniture and appliances, which is where storage becomes a practical solution. And Aussie has three storage options available.

Aussie Self Storage – people who need to access a storage unit a lot would need to rent a self storage unit. You can use your unit as much as possible during our opening hours. This is more suitable for people or businesses that need storage for a short-term period.

Aussie Container Storage – this is ideal for long-term storage if you don’t need to access your unit regularly. There are restrictions for accessing container storage units, and additional fees might be applicable.

AusBox Storage – this storage service combines elements of both the previous options, but on a smaller scale. It’s a unique storage option that is ideal for people who need long-term storage at cheaper rates. You can also visit your AusBox four times a month without additional charges.

Aussie Man & Van – We’re London’s Number One Removals Company –

Aussie is London’s favourite removals and storage company, and we have five branches spread throughout the capital. That means there is always an Aussie branch near any area in London. We operate throughout Greater London and all neighbouring areas, as well as having connections to removals and storage companies throughout the UK and Europe.

That’s what makes us the right choice for people who are relocating to London. Even if you live in another part of the UK or overseas. We have a network of removals and storage partners with access to depots throughout Britain. This means we can relocate people in both directions while attaining the same high standards of customer service.

Aussie Man & Van – Your Best Option when Moving to London –

If you’re planning on moving to London this year, contact us today. Our removals services are available to collect you from anywhere in the UK or Europe, and we’re always available to discuss your booking at every stage of your move.