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Tips for making your Office move smooth

If you’re getting ready for an office move, it’s likely that you are highly anticipating the stress that will come with it. An office move that seems smooth and easy may seem like the ideal situation, though it can be easily done by following our top tips.

Plan and Prepare

Planning and preparing for a move beforehand is the only way to ensure it will run as smoothly as possible. It’s important to understand what items in your office you are going to take with you, and how you are going to transport these to the new location. Thinking about this well in advance will help to avoid any last minute rushing and panicking.

Tote Boxes

Plastic, reusable tote boxes are the ultimate way of helping to speed up packing and unpacking processes due to the ease of being able to see exactly what is inside. Tote boxes are perfect for containing files, books and other miscellaneous items that may be lurking around your office. They are easily stackable, meaning the space you have can be put to better use.

Filing Cabinets

Many people make the mistake of not emptying out filing cabinets before the big move. If files are left inside, it can cause the cabinets to warp during the move due to the sheer weight. You can use the plastic tote boxes to store the files during the move, meaning your filing cabinet is empty and can be placed in transit in any way, without the worry of files being damaged.

Labelling System

Labelling every box that is being moved is the ideal way to ensure everyone knows where all items should be stored. Associating different colours of labels for each workstation can ensure things are placed in the correct area in a quick and easy manner. Anything that isn’t labelled can mean it will need to be unpacked and sorted through beforehand.

Removal Service

Hiring a removal service could be the answer to your office move woes. Here at Beehive, we have professionally trained and experienced staff who are 100% committed to excellence and take great care when handling and transporting belongings.

If you are looking for removals or storage help in the Dorset or Somerset areas, you can get in touch with the Beehive team for a free, no obligation quote. For more information, call 08456 436 100.

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Top Tips for Personal Self Storage

The New Year is one of the greatest times for a new beginning. 2017 could be the year you are ready to overhaul your home and store everything away in their correct places. Many people soon realise they have many more possessions then they originally thought they had, and thus begin to struggle to find the right places for them.
Whatever reason you have for deciding to free up some personal, home space, we can help you on your journey with these top tips.

Clean Items

Before any items are stored away, it’s vital to ensure they have been cleaned and thoroughly dried. This means that when the time comes to use your item again, it will need a mere wipe and will be ready for instant use.

Utilise Space

If you live in a house, it’s likely you have space in the loft- and a lot of it! Make sure you use your loft as storage space to avoid clogging up your home. If you have a basement, use that too! However, if you live in a flat, using the space under beds, at the bottom of wardrobes and in utility rooms are great alternatives.

Storage Containers

Plastic storage boxes of multiple sizes are a great way of ensuring you keep things together and tucked neatly away. Not only are they cheap, easy to store and tidy, but they also look great under beds or in the corner of rooms!

Keep Things Tidy

Even after you’ve organised everything and found the correct storage compartments, it’s vital you take the time to keep things tidy, especially if they are still in regular use. As things become unruly and messy, you may find it’s more difficult to find what it is you need!

Search the Internet

If you’re in need of some creative, fun and easy tips for storing everyday household items, searching online can be a great help. Many people take to the internet to share tips and tricks they have come across- for example we loved reading these 20 DIY home organisation hacks!


If you have taken up all the storage space available in your home and still have more bits and bobs to pack away, why not look into a self-storage unit? These are a clean and safe way to store your belongings for a great price. If you have possessions you don’t have the room for but simply can’t get rid of- this could be the perfect solution for you.

Here at Beehive Self Storage, we have twenty different sized storage units, all of which are high quality, indoors and waterproof, ensuring you can have peace of mind whilst storing with us. We also offer free and unlimited access within our opening hours, as well as flexible storage times.

Whatever it is you need storage for, we’ve got the space for you. If you’d like to find out more information on our storage units and what works for you, get in touch with a friendly member of the Beehive team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 08456 436 100.