The Chappell's Blog

We know the areas we serve very well indeed. On this blog, we provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision when moving to your new location and home. Enjoy!

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Living in Guildford: Location & Transport

26 August 2019

In this edition, as the name might suggest, we’re looking at the largest town in Surrey – Guildford. We will be looking at Guildford's location in Surrey and the transport options in and out of the town. In this mini-series, we will be looking at Location & Transport (this article), The History, Education, Activities and more! Chappell's Removals & Storage want to ensure you have all the information you need to be fully informed when deciding to move to Guildford.

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Living in Guildford - A Brief History of Guildford

19 August 2019

A brief history of living in Guildford from its beginnings to the present day. For those interesting in moving into the area, Chappell's can also provide you with a free, no obligations quote, too!

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Welcome to the New Chappell's Website

11 August 2019

Chappell's have a new website which launched TODAY. With this launch, also comes our bespoke removals and storage packages and offers to ensure you get the most out of your move. Services include General House & Home Removals, Small House & Flat Removals, Large House & Home Removals, Furniture Removals, Piano Removals, Fine Art Removals & of course our affordable Container Storage for Residential, Business and International customers.

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Moving To Woking: Healthcare

15 July 2019

If you are indeed considering a move to Woking, Chappell’s removals (who have been operating in the area for over 20 years) want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about the move.

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Moving To Woking: Nurseries & Preschools

08 July 2019

Moving To Woking: Nurseries & Preschools If you are indeed considering a move to Woking, Chappell’s Removals (who have been operating in the area for over 20 years) want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about the move.

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Moving to Woking: Location and Public Transport

01 July 2019

Are you considering moving to Woking, Surrey? If you are indeed considering a move to Woking, Chappell’s removals (who have been operating in the area for over 20 years) want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about the move. For this reason, we provide you with everything you need to know about the area, this includes:

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7 tips to prepare your children for the removal

27 May 2019

Keep these tips in mind to make moving easier on your child. As an opener, it’s worth maintaining a cool, collected and generally positive attitude towards moving house. Children will pick up on cues from the parent, and follow suit once the situation has been explained honestly and openly. Remember that for many children, moving away from family, friends and a familiar home can be distressing: be prepared for disquiet but also be confident that you can help them through the experience.

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What to do when a tenant leaves belongings behind

20 May 2019

It’s a common problem for tenants to leave belongings behind when their tenancy has ended. Unfortunately, there is no way of sugarcoating the fact that, as a landlord, it is your responsibility to deal with the problem professionally. It is especially frustrating when new tenants are ready to move into the property. But stay calm, follow the correct procedure and act within the law.

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10 Tips to Save Money in your New House

13 May 2019

Any house move can be a real strain on your finances, whether you’re just stepping onto the property ladder or you’re moving home for the dozenth time. You might have some idea of what to expect once you’re unpacked and settled, but each home brings new considerations that you might not have thought of before. In this article, we’re looking at 10 things you can do to save money and limit long term costs once you’ve finally made it to your brand new home.

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What Do House Clearance Services Involve?

06 May 2019

Sometimes, it is necessary to carry out a full or partial house clearance to create space, prepare a property for sale/rent, or to clear the home of a deceased relative. A house clearance can be a major task, and hiring a professional and reliable firm to carry it out for you can be immensely helpful. In this article, we are looking at the house clearance process, including exactly what it is and what you can expect to be involved.

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Why Containerised Storage is a Great Idea

29 April 2019

Putting items into storage has become an incredibly popular solution when space has grown tight, providing home and business owners alike a secure place to store important goods without having to dispose of them altogether. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the top reasons why using containerised storage is one of the best possible solutions for anyone who needs to make room either temporarily or for extended periods of time.

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Tips and Advice for Fine Art and Antique Removals

22 April 2019

When preparing to move and let your worldly possessions to be transported to their new home, careful planning and preparation is key to ensuring that the risk of damage is reduced. This means getting hold of the right materials, stacking boxes correctly so as not to put too much weight on breakables, and enlisting the help of professionals to carry out all packing and moving in a safe and effective manner.

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Top Reasons for Moving House

22 April 2019

Thousands of people move home every month throughout the UK. The process can bring a lot of frustration and stress, but can also provide a whole host of new opportunities. The sometimes painstaking process might often feel overwhelming but there are obviously good reasons to put yourself through it. This month we’ve decided to take a look at some of the top reasons why homeowners decide to move and relocate.

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Why Hire a Professional Removals Service?

15 April 2019

Moving house is regularly cited as one of the most stressful things a person goes through in their lives, but this needn’t be true if you take steps to ensure that you don’t take on the tricky tasks alone. Hiring the help of removals professionals helps to avoid potential pitfalls that could heap stress onto an already stressful process, and can even save you time and money while keeping your possessions safe.

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What You Should Know About Moving To London

08 April 2019

As well as being one of the world’s more popular cities for visiting tourists, London has also seen a steady stream of people moving to the area on a permanent basis, expanding its borders and bringing more and more of its outer suburbs into the city to cope with the extra numbers. However, moving to a city such as London necessitates a number of important considerations.

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Renting? Avoid Losing your Deposit

01 April 2019

When renting any property, whether residential or commercial, the vast majority of the time you will be required to put up a deposit in order to guarantee against damage or unpaid rent. The exact amount will vary, but the process is generally the same each time: the deposit will be returned at the end of the tenancy, minus any amount used to cover damage and cleaning not already done. Despite new laws introduced in 2007 to help protect renters and their deposits in the form of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (TDP), landlords still retain certain rights when it comes to withholding part or all of a deposit from a tenant.        So if you’re moving house from a rented property, be sure to take some time to avoid losing your deposit.

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Increase the Kerb Appeal of Your House

18 March 2019

One of the key factors of selling your home is making it attractive to potential buyers. There are countless ways you can do this, and the first ones that spring to mind will be to spruce up the interior of your home – re-decorating living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms to bring your house up to speed with contemporary trends. In fact, one of the most effective ways of increasing the appeal of your home is to change how it looks from the outside, helping your property catch the eye of potential buyers and passers-by alike.

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Moving House with Pets

11 March 2019

It’s no secret that moving house can be a busy and hectic time. Even with a professional removals company, such as Chappell’s, moving house with pets taking the stress out of the process, there is always a long list of jobs that need taking care of in the run-up to the big day. These tasks can begin to multiply when there are pets involved in moving to another house, specifically cats and dogs, which is why we have put together a few handy tips to help the relocation of your furry friends a lot less of an ordeal – both for you and for them!

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Essential Items for Moving Day

04 March 2019

Moving house is all about effective planning, from ensuring that you’ve got a professional removals team on board (such as Chappell’s Removals) to preparing your new home for habitation. Although a good removals company will be on hand to take care of the preparation and transporting of your belongings, with so much going on it can be easy to forget about things that you might need to hand on the day of the move. Moving can be a long process that might not end until well into the evening, meaning that unpacking might be postponed until the morning. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of essential items that you will need to have access to on moving day…

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Moving to a New Area: What do you need to know?

25 February 2019

The old adage still rings true: buying property is all about location, location, location. Ensuring that your new home is situated in an area that’s desirable for many to live in reflects positively on house prices, keeping your investment sound for the future. However, moving to a new city or an unfamiliar part of town will mean putting some time and effort into researching the area, as there are a number of factors that could directly affect both the value of your property and the general standard of living…

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A Guide to Getting Rid of Unwanted Clutter Before a Move

11 February 2019

Let’s face it – moving house can be a stressful situation, especially if you have a lot of stuff. It can be tempting to pack all of your items – wanted or otherwise – and transport them all along with you. Realistically though, this just creates more hassle as you end up having to pack then unpack some things you may not actually need or have use for in your new property. A good and thorough de-clutter is the solution to this problem, and there are plenty of avenues to consider using to get rid of unwanted clutter before a move.

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How to pack your belongings safely for a home move

04 February 2019

Moving house is bound to be stressful, whether it’s you on your own or if you’ve got a whole family including pets to take with you. One of the most important things to do, and something that will ensure everything goes that bit smoother, is to make sure that everything is packed safely and securely. Here at Chappell's Removals, we’ve got a wealth of experience and have helped countless families uproot, so have a look at our top tips on how to pack your belongings safely.

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How to save money when moving house

28 January 2019

If you’re one of the many people uprooting and moving house this year, then you’ll no doubt already be aware of how much the whole process is costing you! With fees and charges coming at you from left, right and centre, you need to be ahead of the game and know where you can make your cutbacks to save your wallet from feeling the brunt of it all.


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