Europe and International Relocations with Woods

Posted on January 1, 2018 by Shaun Vallance

At Woods Removals, we pride ourselves on being able to take on any removals job. No matter how big or small the job is, we move hundreds of customers in and out of Dorset every year. And by any type of removals job, we also mean people who are relocating to Europe or further afield.

Moving to a new city can be a stressful experience, so you can imagine what it’s like to move to a new country. The Woods Removals team are always looking for ways to help our followers prepare for their big move. That’s why we’ve put together some essential tips for relocating to Europe or Internationally.

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Five Reasons Why People are Relocating to Dorset

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Five Reasons Why People are Relocating to Dorset

If you’re thinking of relocating in the near future, then Dorset should be on your list for places to consider. Dorset is now one of the most popular counties for people who are looking for something different. Many ex-Londoners choose one of Dorset’s quaint villages and market towns as their destination for their next move.

As Dorset residents, the Woods Removals team understand why so many people have made a choice to relocate here. To help possible newbies out, we’ve put together some of our favourite things about Dorset.

Five Reasons Why People Move to Dorset –

Lots of sunshine – with over three-hundred and fifty more hours of sun than the UK average, Dorset is the place for sun-lovers. It’s a warm and pleasant place to be, especially in the coastal towns.

Excellent restaurants – Dorset has some top-notch places to eat out. The Limestone in West Lulworth is a must for seafood, Yalbury Cottage in Dorchester is you’re looking for fine dining. Lolas Restaurant in Bournemouth serves up some Mediterranean treats you can get some mouth-watering fish and chips at Nick the Fish in Poole.

Unspoiled beaches – you have the choice of a hundred miles of coastline to find your favourite beach. If you’re looking for golden sandy beaches, head to Bournemouth Sands, Christchurch, and Swanage. For something a bit different, visit Cogden Beach but you can also take in the scenery of West Wexington Beach, and Abbotsbury Beach is a popular location for fishing.

Lots of entertainment – Dorset has festivals during every season, and 2018 is already shaping up to be full of entertainment. The Purbeck Festival offers some literary treats for any creatives or bookworms. The Sherborne Abbey Music Festival, Christchurch Food and Wine Festival, and the Swanage Jazz Festival are just a few of them. With so many fantastic festivals, you’ll have to note your diary to avoid missing out.

Favourite relocation spots – Dorset always ranks highlight in various ‘best of’ places to live in the UK. Sherborne is a lesser-known beautiful market town worth checking out. Bournemouth has lots of entertainment and some of the best beaches in Dorset. Christchurch has some beautiful traditional cottages if you’re looking for something more rustic.

Tips on Viewing Properties –

One of the first things we always suggest is to get in contact with at least one estate agent straight away. You can use them to weed out any places that don’t match your criteria to avoid wasting time viewing places you wouldn’t like. It’s important to provide them with as much information as possible to make sure they can find a few potential viewings. Make a list of everything you need in a likely home, some aspirational features, and then try to give them a budget. They’ll do a lot of legwork for you, saving you time and effort.

Dorset has some of the most beautiful homes in the UK. That’s why it’s critical to be objective when viewing properties. Inspections are one of the easiest ways to get caught out. A general inspection is precisely what it sounds like, and structural issues are unlikely to be spotted during one. If you have doubts you can request one or at the very least; you can ask the agent to specify the type of inspection.

Sometimes it’s also a good idea to check other sales in the local area. This is how you can work out the actual value of the property you’re viewing. If it’s more expensive than other houses in the same street, then you need to work out why. If it’s well below the average, there might be a reason for that. This could link in with inspections and any possible issues that the property has.

Woods Removals – Number One for Removals in Dorset –

At Woods Removals, we are here to make your relocation as stress-free as possible. From your first call to us, we’ll take you through our range of services to help you match them with your requirements. It’s essential to us that we provide you with the removals or storage package so that we will talk through everything in detail. Even if you’re just looking for information about Dorset, we’re happy to help wherever we can.

Woods has been operating in Dorset for over one-hundred and forty years, and we move hundreds of people in and out or Dorset every year. Providing the best level of customer service is our number one goal, and we go above and beyond for our customers. That’s why we often have people return to us for new moves and other services.

If you’re thinking of moving to Dorset, it’s worth contacting as many companies that you need to use. That way, you can use their local knowledge to ask any questions you may have. The Woods Removals team are proud to call Dorset our home, and we’re only a phone call away.

Please feel free to contact us at any time for everything removals and related.

The Best Golf Courses in Dorset

Posted on November 19, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Broadstone Golf Course Dorset

At Woods Removals, we never tire of telling our followers about our love for Dorset. That’s because there’s no end to how much there is to do and see. There is a reason why it’s always top of the ‘best places to live’ lists. With more sunshine per day than most of the UK, Dorset has an enviable quality of life that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Buy Local to Support Businesses in Dorset

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Buy Local to Support Businesses in Dorset

Dorset is one of the most popular places for people to relocate to in the UK. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year who flock to various parts of Dorset for its warm weather and beautiful surroundings. Many towns in Dorset feature in the best places to live in the UK polls every year.

One of the things that stand out for people in Dorset is its focus on a sense of community. There is a firm belief that by buying local produce helps everyone and contributes to why Dorset is such a popular place to visit and live.

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Things to do in Dorset This Autumn

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Shaun Vallance

Now that summer is behind us it’s time to look forward to everything that Dorset has to offer this autumn. Dorset is a popular place for people who want to relocate for a better quality of life, and it’s easy to see why. There is something for everyone here, and this autumn has lots of events and festivals.

To give you a helping hand, Woods Removals has put together our suggestions for residents and visitors for this autumn.

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Essential Questions to Ask When Viewing Properties

Posted on August 27, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Essential Questions to Ask When Viewing Properties

Getting onto the property ladder is something we all hope and strive to do. We put a lot of stock and personal value into our houses and apartments, all with the aim of making a home for ourselves or our family. It’s this reason why issues can get overlooked. When viewing new houses or apartments, it’s easy to miss some obvious red flags.

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Declutter Your Home in Just One Week

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Declutter Your Home in Just One Week

We all lead busy lives, and it’s sometimes difficult to keep on top of our storage spaces. A few of us might also be slightly guilty of holding onto things we don’t use anymore for future use. We let things slide and think we can sort everything out tomorrow. Then a few days turn into weeks, and before you know it, there’s no space left in the garage. The loft is full, and the spare room isn’t a room anymore, it’s a storage unit.

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Why People Choose to Relocate to Dorchester

Posted on July 1, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Dorchester

There are many great reasons to live in Dorchester, and it’s now being noted as a popular commuter town for those who want a better quality of life but still want a decent connection to London and other major cities. With this in mind, we’ve decided to compile a Wood Removals list of reasons to relocate to Dorset.
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New Business in Dorchester Continues to Thrive

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Dorchester

Dorchester has adapted well to the ethos of creating a positive and supportive business network, and for a number of years, Dorchester has continued to thrive and there are no signs that this trend won’t continue. So if you’ve been thinking of starting your own business then there’s no better place to start than Dorchester.

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Decluttering your garage/shed

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Decluttering your garage/shed

Remember those carefree (or maybe not so carefree) days when you first moved into your then-new property? Back then, it’s likely that your garage was clear of junk and used just to house your car. Now its very foundations are groaning with accumulated belongings that have nowhere else to go. And what of your garden shed? Maybe in those days, it stored garden tools, like lawnmowers and rakes. Now it’s fit to burst with all manner of things for which you’ve run out of room in the house. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to get back some of that space? Don’t be discouraged from this bracing challenge – following just a handful of guidelines, you can restore order and room to both these spaces and start to feel more organised again.

  1. Get rid of unused items. Just as with the decluttering of wardrobes, ask yourself – ‘Have I used this item in the last 365 days?’ If the answer’s no, it’s go to go. And fast. If you don’t use it, it’s junk. You can recycle, sell on or donate to charity rather than simply chucking in the bin. Already, you’ll have a made a huge dent in the challenge.
  2. Put up shelves. If you’ve lost all or most of the floor space in either zone, then shelving is the answer. You can keep your most-used items at face-level, with the things you only need from time to time on the other levels.
  3. Install ceiling storage. If you have to use your garage as a storage utility, then ceiling storage is ideal for things you hardly ever need but which can’t be discarded. Things like archival family materials can then be labelled and placed overhead.
  4. Put up wall hooks. Where you aren’t using shelves, use wall hooks. You can store so many things this way – from bicycles to gardening equipment and much more.
  5. If you’ve gone through all of the above and there’s still disarray, it’s time for professional storage. For example, you can use the great storage and self-storage facilities at Woods.