Moving with dogs – plan ahead

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Moving home with a dog can be very stressful for you and your pet. By starting the planning process early, you can make your move much less challenging. There are many things you can do in advance of your big move that will help you make the transition a smooth one. For example…

Will your pet be with you?

Some dog owners decide to send their pets to the homes of friends or family members during the move. It’s also common for dogs to be sent to boarding kennels so they don’t have to be part of the move itself. Make sure your dog has access to their favourite toys, bedding and bowls whilst you are carrying out the move. Your vet may be able to provide you with advice on keeping your pet happy and calm during the move if they are not going elsewhere.

What can your local Manchester removals company do for you?

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Your local removals company in Manchester can take a great deal of stress and strain out of getting from A to B. When you enlist the services of a local removals company, you need to ensure they have the experience and expertise needed to get the job done in style. It’s a good idea to read testimonials and even speak to a few former customers to get an idea of what to expect.

Care and respect for your goods

A trusted removals company like Buckley's Removals can ensure your goods get to their destination in the same condition they left in. You need the process to reach its conclusion without any drama, and you need to choose trusted professionals who treat your goods with the highest levels of care and respect. At Buckley’s Removals, we can be counted on to deliver the exceptional removals service that you require and deserve.

How to secure your home

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There are many steps you can take to improve the security of your home. More burglaries are the work of opportunists than you might expect, with only a small number of break-ins being premeditated. This means it’s important to do all you can to deter burglars and remove the temptation to take advantage.

Keeping Safe

Important things you can do to prevent break-ins include the following.

How to spring clean your home

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Today is the first day of spring - traditionally a time when people make numerous positive changes to their lives. By spring cleaning your home, you can improve your frame of mind and make it a better place to live. Read on for key spring cleaning tips to help you enhance your mood and make your home seem more welcoming.

Divide your workload into chunks

It’s wise to take things one room at a time so each area gets the attention that it needs. You may wish to create checklists to ensure important locations are not forgotten. The longer you have neglected a part of your home, the bigger a priority it should be. Spring is also a great time to declutter. If you do have many items that you no longer need, now’s the time to dispose of them. You don’t have to throw everything away – there may be some items that you can give away or even sell.

The less obvious warning signs when viewing a property

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Buying a home is one of the biggest commitments you will ever make, so it’s incredibly important to think very carefully before putting an offer in on a property. It’s all too easy to be swayed by the positive aspects without thinking about the drawbacks, so let’s take a look at some of the less obvious warning signs to look out for when buying a property.

Look out for damp and cracks

Make sure you are extra vigilant when it comes to damp. Don’t just assess the obvious places – look around the ceiling and the skirting boards, and try to see if damp has been obscured by paint. It’s also important to be vigilant for small hairline cracks as well as larger ones – a surveyor may be able to spot issues many untrained people cannot.

Four things to avoid when moving office

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Moving to a new HQ can be both exciting and stressful. The challenges attached to moving offices can be so daunting that many companies opt to delay moves, continuing to operate from premises that they have outgrown. Let’s take a quick look at four of the most important things to avoid when relocating to another office...

Going over-budget

Costs can add up quickly when the factors attached to a relocating are factored in. Unexpected issues, delays, legal fees and more can lead to spiralling costs. Don’t overlook things like timing restrictions, access problems, specialist equipment that needs to be handled by experts or the cost of reinstating the premises that you are exiting. A specialist commercial relocation company can help you ensure no stone is left unturned.

Most desirable parts of Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester is home to a wide range of desirable villages and towns as well as the famous city itself. If you are wishing to relocate to a welcoming area within easy rich of Manchester city centre, there are numerous options available to you.


Didsbury is widely regarded as one of the region’s most sought-after areas. Didsbury is held in such high esteem due to its trendy bars and restaurants, good schools and its community feel. The area plays host to a generous amount of green space, with many of its venues being welcoming to families with children. Didsbury features a large number of Victorian and Edwardian properties as well as more modern apartment blocks.

How much does it cost to move house?

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In 2018 the average cost of moving home was estimated to be around £10,210- a figure that is only set to rise in 2019. This figure is typically calculated from a number of costs from agency fees to removal services and it’s important to consider so that your budget isn’t met with any nasty surprises once you’ve got the ball rolling!

One of the first costs you’ll encounter is Estate Agents who work on commission and will definitely be working for their 1-3% of the house sale. Choosing a more independent agent will help keep these costs down but may mean you have less viewings and have to manage more of the process yourself.

Areas We Cover

Based in Salford, Greater Manchester, Buckley's Removals and Storage can cover Manchester, Sale, Stockport, Oldham, Littleborough, Rochdale, Bolton, Bury, Eccles, Longsight, Moston, Withington as well as Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and long haul across the UK.