Custom Home Builders UK Magazine were fortunate enough to get an interview with Lucas the owner of We Move and Clean based out of Swindon.
Lucas is based in Swindon and focuses on removals in Swindon. But his company does anything and everything to do with removals and cleaning. As when you hire them they can show up at a property. Pack everything up. Clean the entire property out and then move everything into the new property.
This interview lines up perfectly with our magazines agenda as Lucas has seen and done it all. He has watched people damage their properties when moving out and this has ended up resulting the the amount the property was sold for adjusted as contractors has to come in to fix the damages.
The interview that we managed to secured with him had to be cut short so it’s not as long as we hoped but that being said he gives some great insight into how deal with moving the contents of a property with damaging anything.
CHBUK Magazine: Lucas, thanks for being with us today. And we understand you only have about five minutes today so we will remember to be very to the point!
Lucas: My pleasure! I’m more than happy to be here.
CHBUK Magazine Magazine: So Lucas today we would like to speak to you about how to move from one property to another. Many of our readers will find your insight helpful regarding this topic if they were to do the move themselves.
Lucas: That sounds excellent. What the first question?
CHBUK Magazine: If you were able to give piece of advice for moving a property what would it be?
Lucas: Good job at putting me right on the spot for the first question!
I would have to say that you want to protect everything. Look at the end of the day you are going to be moving furniture, electronics and all other types of things though door ways and into a truck. You have the potential to damage the property doing this and when you transport everything to the new property things can get damaged in the move also.
So get everything protected. That means using moving blankets where possible. Covering big furniture and boxing up anything that is small.
CHBUK Magazine: That makes perfect sense. When we moved into our offices we saw the movers using special branded protection material. Do you do the same when you move clients homes and businesses?
Lucas: Yes, we do the same thing. In fact we have maybe 500 different shapes and sizes to cover any possible situation. When it comes to moving clients homes that we pack don’t just use typical moving boxes. We actually use plastic crates.
CHBUK Magazine: Why is that? What is wrong with boxes?
Lucas: Nothing is wrong with boxes and for the average person that is fine. But as a business we would spend thousands upon thousands of pounds each year on new boxes that the clients would then keep. We used to do this. Until we moved into plastic packing crates. They are inexpensive and last for years. We also rent these out.
CHBUK Magazine: You’re the expect so we can’t disagree! Can you provide some advice on how to deal with moving wardrobes? As packing every item individually into boxes would be very tedious.
Lucas: Sure thing. This is actually a question that I get asked by clients all the time also. We recommend you don’t deal with items individually. The best solution is actually a wardrobe box. So this box is like a normal box but there is a metal rod at the top. You can literally take your clothes from the cupboard, put them into the wardrobe box and then once you have moved to the new property you can put them strait back into the cupboard. Simple right?
CHBUK Magazine: That actually makes perfect sense. Now the next questions is…
Lucas: I’ll have to cut you off there. As we discussed I might have to cut the interview short as an important call is coming in.
CHBUK Magazine: Not a problem Lucas. We appreciate your time and we can get part two of the interview scheduled in the future.
Lucas: Sounds great, bye for now.
So there you have it. Short and sweet. An interview with Lucas of We Move and Clean in Swindon. We hope these tips will help you prevent any damages during moving properties.