Student Moves

The end of the second university semester is fast approaching, and the summer isn’t long away. It’s time to think about heading back home for an extended break. You’ll need a hand to move all your stuff home or into storage for the summer months. Whether you’re from Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow or further afield Martins Removals will ensure your possessions will arrive there in safety and security thanks to our knowledge and experience.

If you’re deciding to relocate back home for the summer, you should be aware of the guidelines before moving all your belongings. When the time comes to move out of the house for a second semester of university, Martins Removal Services has put together a resource guide.

Step 1 – Ensure you have all the information you need.

Contacting the university or landlord is essential if you want to learn everything you need to know about moving your stuff out.  Your institution or landlord may offer you specific instructions on what to do on moving day, including dos and don’ts. You might be able to find information on your university’s website as well. Checking all this information will help you get ready for the trip in the best possible way.

Step 2 – What to do with your belongings?

Moving can be very stressful, as we all know.  There are several things to consider before the big day:

  • Do you need storage?
  • Is there anything you can throw away?
  • What you need to go with you?
  • Can you donate unwanted items?

We like to stress the importance of making these decisions a few weeks in advance to remain organised. This is key in order to ensure that you avoid rushing at the last minute and remain stress free!

Step 3 – Our storage option

At Martins Removal Services, we provide an option to store your belongings.  If for instances it doesn’t make sense to take all your goods back home, we will help you store these within a secure location. You are welcome to keep your possessions with us for as long as you choose.

Step 4 – The day of your move.

On the day of your move, make sure all your boxes are properly labelled with what’s inside so that when it comes time to unpack them you don’t have to spend extra time trying to figure out what’s in each box.

At Martins Removal Services we can provide you will boxes to purchase, we offer a comprehensive range of sized boxes to ensure you can fit all your belongings.

Please get in touch, and we will be happy to help you in any way.

The Ultimate Guide to Office Removals: Tips for a Smooth Move

Office relocation can be an exciting but stressful time for any business. Whether you’re expanding to a bigger space, downsizing to cut costs, or simply moving to a new location, the process of relocating your office requires careful planning and execution to ensure a smooth transition.

At Martins Removal services we have successfully completed thousands of office removals within Edinburgh and across Scotland. In this blog post, using our experience we’ll provide you with the ultimate guide to office relocation, including tips and best practices for a successful move.


The key to a successful office relocation is thorough planning. Before you start packing up your office, take the time to plan out your move. Consider the following factors:

  1. Location: Choose a location that suits your business needs, such as proximity to clients, accessibility, and availability of parking spaces.
  1. Size: Determine how much space you need and how it will be allocated. Consider the number of employees, equipment, and storage requirements.
  1. Budget: Set a budget for the move and stick to it. Consider the cost of moving, equipment, and furniture, as well as any potential renovations or upgrades to the new space.
  1. Timeline: Develop a realistic timeline for the move, including when to start packing and when to set up the new office.


Once you’ve planned out the move, it’s time to start taking care of the logistics. Here are some tips to help you manage the process:

  1. Hire a professional moving company: Choose a reputable moving company to help you with the move. Make sure they have experience in office relocations and are licensed and insured.
  1. Create a packing plan: Create a detailed packing plan and timeline to ensure that everything is packed up and labelled correctly.
  1. Disconnect and reconnect IT equipment: Hire an IT professional to disconnect and reconnect your IT equipment to avoid any potential downtime.
  1. Furniture and equipment: Consider if your current furniture and equipment will fit in the new space. You may need to purchase new furniture or equipment to suit the new layout.

Employee engagement:

Engaging employees in the relocation process is crucial for a smooth transition. Consider the following strategies to involve your employees:

  1. Communication: Keep employees informed about the move and any changes to their working arrangements.
  1. Assign roles and responsibilities: Assign roles and responsibilities to employees to help them feel involved and invested in the move.


Clear and consistent communication is key to a successful office relocation. Here are some tips for effective communication:

  1. Use multiple channels: Use a variety of communication channels to keep everyone informed, such as email, in-person meetings, and newsletters.
  1. Provide regular updates: Provide regular updates on the progress of the move to keep everyone in the loop.
  1. Centralised communication hub: Set up a centralised communication hub where employees can find all relevant information about the move.

Office relocation can be a challenging process, but with careful planning and execution, it can be a successful one. Follow these tips and best practices to ensure a smooth move for your business and employees. Good luck with your office relocation!

House moves in Edinburgh – Hints and Tips

House moves can be a daunting task, but with some careful planning and organisation, it can be a smooth and stress-free process.

At Martins Removal Services Edinburgh we have put together some top tips to help you make house moves as easy as possible:

Step One – Start early.
The earlier you start preparing for house moves, the better. Make a checklist of everything you need to do and start ticking off tasks as early as possible.

Step Two – Decluttering
Before you start packing, go through your belongings and declutter. Get rid of anything you no longer need or want. This will not only save you time and money on packing, but also make it easier to unpack in your new home.

3. Hire a reputable moving company
If you’re planning to use a moving company, do your research and find a reputable one. Read reviews, get quotes, and make sure they are licensed and insured.

Martins Removals Services was established in 1984, with an excellent reputation throughout the completion of thousands of moves. We will insure your goods using the industry leading insurer alongside being able to provide you with expert knowledge throughout the moving process.

4. Label everything
Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make it easier to unpack and organise your belongings in your new home.

5. Pack a “moving day” box
Pack a box with all the essentials you’ll need on moving day, such as snacks, water, a change of clothes, toiletries, and any important documents.

6. Take photos of your electronics
Before you unplug your electronics, take a photo of the cords and how they are connected. This will make it easier to set everything up again in your new home.

7. Notify important parties
Make sure you notify important parties of your move, such as your bank, utility companies, and your employer. This will ensure that you don’t miss any important bills or documents.

8. Take care of your pets
Moving can be stressful for pets, so make sure they are taken care of. It may be a good idea to arrange for a pet sitter or boarding for the day of the move, and make sure they have all the essentials they need in your new home.

9. Pack a “first night” box
Pack a box with all the essentials you’ll need for your first night in your new home, such as bedding, towels, and toiletries. Make sure this is clearly labelled and your moving team will keep this handy for you.

10. Take your time
Moving can be a stressful and emotional process, so make sure you take your time and don’t rush things. Remember to take breaks and prioritise self-care!

By following these top tips, you can make house moves as smooth and stress-free as possible. Good luck with your move!